My wife and I spent one night in the "Historic Cottage." We had the expectation that it was located on the property, but found out (once there) that it was actually located five blocks away in what would be generously described as a "marginal" neighborhood. We expected a Victorian or Craftsman style bungalow, but were met with a T1-11 sided chattel house.
To be fair, the yard was meticulously landscaped and the house was freshly painted. The sitting room and bedroom were tiny, but the bathroom was quite nice. However, the queen bed bounced and squeaked terribly.
The most disturbing concern was security. The front and back doors had single pane glass which could easily be broken, giving direct access to the deadbolt, allowing the door to be quickly opened. The rear porch light was also not functional, which created increased anxiety. My wife was so disturbed by this, considering the neighborhood, that we actually moved furniture in front of both doors. Needless to say, she did not sleep well.
We were hopeful that the breakfast would at least make up for our disappointing night and drove over to the main house anticipating a great meal. Unfortunately, what we found was again bothersome. The buffet lacked both dishes and food. We went to the kitchen to find out what was going on and were informed that " I've been here since 7:30 and the boss did not show up. I'm doing the best I can." Which was probably true, however, that type of service is not what we expect when paying $130.00 for one night. We were told by another guest the she and her daughter had been waiting for more than an hour and still had not received food.
We left the Mill Inn and found breakfast at "Sidelines" in old town.
All in all, a very disappointing experience and one we will not repeat.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Mill Inn is a 10-room boutique hotel perfectly located within easy walking and driving distance to all that Bend has to offer. Each room is artfully designed and can sleep up to two people, or families and groups of up to 20 can book all rooms for an intimate and memorable stay. We serve up a gourmet breakfast each morning for an amazing start to the day, and provide a spa on the back deck for a relaxing finish. We offer our guests - whether tourists or business travellers - a truly unique experience to enjoy while visiting Bend. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Mill Hotel Bend
- Mill Inn b&b