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Originally published Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 7:01 PM

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Where we stayed in Bend, Ore.

Where do Seattle Times travel writers stay when they travel? Here's where, and how they liked it.

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Mill Inn bed-and-breakfast, 642 N.W. Colorado Ave., Bend; or 877-748-1200.

Rates: $30 (for shared "Backpacker Room") to $120 for King's Suite; all include full breakfast. Our $80 "Mt. Bachelor Room" (pictured) shared bathrooms down the hall.

Pros: Good prices for clean, comfortable rooms with fun, colorful décor (heavy on the chandeliers) and a nice list of amenities in a central location. Seven-course breakfast includes made-to-order dishes prepared by the friendly innkeeper.

Cons: Ten units are shoehorned into this relatively small, 100-year-old (but fully renovated) boardinghouse, and walls are thin, so noise from traffic and other rooms can be an issue. (Bring earplugs.)

Would we stay there again? Yes, for the good value and excellent breakfasts.

Where do you stay? Got a favorite place in Bend? Comment on this story at

— Brian J. Cantwell, The Seattle Times

Times writers pay for all lodging at rates available to the public, and book rooms without identifying themselves as journalists.

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