Chelsea checks out two hotels in Bend, Oregon including Bend’s newest hotel, the Hampton Inn & Suites, tucked along the Deschutes River in the Old Mill District, kitty-corner from the Hilton Garden Inn. With two hotels now in the Old Mill District, you have more options for sweet dreams and zzzzz’s in Bend, Oregon.

So what’s so utterly amazing about these particular hotel accommodations? Location, location, location! Plush pillow tops and posh pools are runners-up to the prettiest views in Bend. Walkable shopping, dining, movies, and Bend events are also a big plus.

Hampton Inn & Suites Bend
With enormous suites and contemporary rooms located steps from the Deschutes River trail, it’ll be hard to find any excuse to not go for your morning walk or run. Along with all the usual amenities you expect at a hotel (flat-screen TV, WIFI, ergonomic workspace), the Breakfast Remix and the Clean and Fresh Hampton Bed® had us jumping up and down (on the bed of course!).

The Breakfast Remix is more than a complimentary hot breakfast of eggs, waffles, and oatmeal. The Hampton Inn & Suites sources locally sourced and inspired fare so you’ll get a little taste of Bend with your stay.

Hilton Garden Inn Bend
Perched above the Old Mill District with in-your-face Cascade Mountain views, the Hilton Garden Inn has a homey meets rustic feel and is a 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner as a result of outstanding guest reviews.

If the weather is not delightful for a trail run or walk through the Old Mill District, then the complimentary in-room Stay Fit Kit® can get your heart pumping. The kit includes a Pilates band, yoga mat, strap, block, abs ball, hand weights, and instruction cards to stand in for a personal trainer.

The holidays in Bend are magical and the Hilton Garden Inn has a found an even better way for you to see the holiday lights – from the air! Book a Holiday Lights Helicopter Tour package and get a Santa’s-eye view of Bend between December 10-31, 2014.

Now all you have to do is check-in.