Motels rose to prominence a century ago throughout the United States, owing largely to their convenience, budget-friendly amenities, and friendly aesthetics. These days, motels continue to play an important role in Central Oregon lodging options, offering comfortable beds and other fun conveniences for a welcome dose of rest and relaxation. These days, you’ll find a wide range of overnight stays, from vintage inns to restored motels, all over Central Oregon.
So whether you’re looking for a comfortable stop on your way to tomorrow’s destination or a base camp for enjoying outdoor adventure, here’s a round-up of motels in Central Oregon.
Modernized Motels in Bend, Oregon
Stylish motels dot the Bend area, with a variety of amenities to help travelers make the most of their stay—whether exploring the best restaurants in Bend, Oregon, or enjoying outdoor activities in Central Oregon.
At the northern edge of downtown Bend, for instance, the recently renovated Wall Street Suites offers kitchens in each suite, outdoor fire pits, electric car charging stations, and free bikes to ride around town; the inn also boasts a variety of pet-friendly touches—including dog-friendly rooms, a free bag of treats upon arrival, and an on-site, off-leash dog park.
Just south of town—on the way to Mt. Bachelor and the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway—every detail of the chic LOGE Bend was crafted with outdoor adventurers in mind. The renovated motel offers summertime gear rentals (including mountain bikes, stand-up paddleboards, river tubes, and kayaks), bike tuning stations, a communal outdoor area with fire pits and grills, in-room bike and ski storage, and in-room hammocks.
Another outdoor-themed enclave, this in the heart of Bend, is the Campfire Hotel. The newly renovated motor lodge offers guests extra gear storage space in each room, a seasonal heated pool (complete with a pool bar serving local beverages), an outdoor fire pit in the courtyard, dog-friendly rooms, and decorative touches such as historic photos, vintage snowshoes, and coffee tables fashioned from tree trunks.
Motels in La Pine, Oregon
Outdoor adventure can be found almost at your doorstep in the woodsy community of La Pine, so you’ll want a restful night of sleep before a fun day of fishing, hiking, mountain biking, or paddling the lakes of Central Oregon.
Rest easy with a night or two at the newly remodeled, yet adorably retro Highlander Motel & RV Park, whose rooms include air conditioning, a public barbecue area, play structure for small children, and kitchenettes in select rooms.
Motels in Sisters, Oregon
The cozy community of Sisters is full of fun and frolic all year long—art galleries, brew pubs, eateries, shops, and more. So whether you’re looking to hit the town or explore the heart of the Cascade Range just beyond Sisters’ western borders, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to enjoy a good night’s sleep.
Enjoy a touch of the Old West at the charming Sisters Inn & Suites, a 50-unit motel that boasts kitchenettes, pet-friendly accommodations, and a variety of welcome amenities (such as free Wi-Fi). The motel sits in the heart of Sisters, offering easy access to the town’s many attractions.
If you’re looking for an amenity-rich experience that encourages rest and relaxation, GrandStay Hotel & Suites Sisters has you covered with a wide range of guest rooms, free Wi-Fi, a heated indoor pool and whirlpool, laundry services, an outdoor patio, and other thoughtful touches.
Motels in Madras, Oregon
The city of Madras is no stranger to comfortable overnight stays. You’ll find plenty of your favorite national and international brands along Highway 97, the main route through town, each with comfortable amenities—such as free Wi-Fi, pools, and continental breakfasts. For a little local flavor, check out The Inn at Cross Keys Station, home to 72 spacious rooms with comfortable bedding and other thoughtful touches (such as an outdoor patio, as well as an indoor pool and hot tub). For other ideas, check out our direction of hotels and motels in Maupin, Oregon.
Madras sits surrounded by charming communities, outdoor experiences, outstanding restaurants, and more—so learn about things to do in Central Oregon to make the most of your stay.
Motels in Redmond, Oregon
Around Redmond, you’ll find many of your favorite hotel and motel brands—all offering easy access to top destinations around Central Oregon, comfortable amenities (such as free Wi-Fi and comfortable beds), and close proximity to the best breweries and cideries in Redmond. If you’re looking for another idea, consider a night at the SCP Redmond Hotel; the sustainability-minded hotel offers a few “peaceful” rooms that do away with distractions (such as radios, clocks, and TVs) and encourage relaxation—as well the city’s only rooftop bar, an on-site market, a meditation room, and more.
Motels in Prineville, Oregon
The community of Prineville sits surrounded by a variety of attractions—national and state parks in Central Oregon, outdoor recreation, and more—and a few locally run motels offer excellent stays for making the most of your time at the eastern edge of the region.
City Center Motel offers a bit of everything you could want from a historic motel: clean rooms, comfortable beds, friendly managers, and a short walk to the eateries, parks, museums, and more around downtown Prineville.
And don’t let the name fool you: Executive Inn doesn’t just cater to business travelers, but to visitors from all walks of life—offering clean rooms, one option with an in-room Jacuzzi and fireplace, soft beds, and more.
Motels in Maupin, Oregon
Sitting along the Deschutes River as it snakes its way through a basalt river canyon, Maupin offers plenty of budget-friendly motels that promise a comfortable stay—whether you’re white water rafting in Central Oregon or fishing the Deschutes River.
One popular stay is the Oasis Cabin Resort, which started as temporary lodging for local railroad workers in 1915—and, in the decades since, has reinvented itself as a hip destination. Choose between 10 refurbished cabins (complete with a fully stocked coffee station, a small deck, and organic soaps), a camper cabin (with shared bathrooms) and a vintage travel trailer (also with shared bathrooms). A grassy common area offers a few chairs and a fire pit—and occasionally hosts live music. In summer, a retro-style diner serves burgers, shakes, and other filling fare.
On the other side of town, Imperial River Co. Lodge hosts 25 lodge rooms mere steps from the Deschutes River. Sixteen of the lodge’s rooms offer sweeping river views—and amenities include jetted tubs, patios and decks, board games and books in the lobby, lawn games, and a fire pit in the outdoor area.
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