OK, for what it's worth, here's my take---
When with my wife/daughter, who want a slightly nicer accomodation, we usually stay at either the RiverHouse or Shilo Inn -- mainly because we get their rooms on the river which are pretty nice.
When I go strictly for business (read: to ski
), I have stayed at the "downtown" Best Western to which Ryel refers, the Red Lion South (there are 2 within a few blocks), the Super 8. They all run about 50-60 bucks for a single room with whatever discount you can finagle (AAA etc.). Of those, I favor the Best Western because it is clean, quiet, they have a marginal continental breakfast that lets me grab some sugar for the drive to wherever I am headed for real coffee, and it is quite convenient to downtown (i.e. BEER).
The Entrada Lodge has always looked pretty appealing to me given its proximity (relative) to the mountain. I've always been leary, though, because it never looks as though anyone stays there. I've not stayed at either Inn of the Seventh Mountain or Mt. Bachelor Village -- both look nice but are a bit pricier than I'm usually looking for.
I'll probably stay at the BW for this trip, unless others are highly motivated to coordinate at some other location. I'll probably be in Bend from Monday evening until Wednesday afternoon in the event that anyone wants to share some turns on Tuesday as well (or beverages).