Sold on the Sign
Sometimes you just have to stay at a motel, because the price is right.
Why are hotel prices so expensive in Bend, Oregon? So, we picked a motel that had a nice sign.
Why Write About This?
I feel like our little motel needs some recognition. I admired a nice mural of the Taj Mahal as the owner checked us in.
He was very pleasant and I believe he lived upstairs. There was nothing Norman Bates about that. It was nice knowing the actual owners were in charge.
The nice owner upgraded us to a King room.
$80.00 is a great price for a town with expensive hotels.
The red chairs were comfy. The red microwave and red mugs were handy. All was clean and updated. Best of all the bed was quite luxurious and we got TCM, which is my favorite channel. I love old movies. Psycho was not playing.
This is the hotel where I wanted to stay. But it was way over twice the price of our cozy motel with the neon words.
We had drinks at one of the Old St. Francis Hotel bars. We'll stay another time.
This must be why Bend hotels are expensive.
Bend is very pretty. We had the best evening.
This was not the most notable of all nights, but it was a very decent motel. I will remember the colorful sign.
I'll also remember how very close (2 minutes) we were to the lake and historic downtown! That's notable.
My New Year's Resolution for 2014 was to start documenting some of the memorable overnights I've had in some very odd and curious motels and hotels. Like the adventures in my Dining Blog, I have learned to enjoy the surprises that happen when you step out of the comfort zone, far away from the well-known chains.
I began with a few entries recalling my very first home away from home memories from my youth. Then, I started sharing about some of the quirky and unforgettable motels, hotels and inns that my husband and I have discovered in recent years.
The best part about this challenge was making some lists with Don and getting on the road in search of new overnight adventures. I gave myself a 2-year goal to write up 90 stories and the goal was met. Now we just keep on adding!