BEST WESTERN Hotel Oak Meadows Inn,  Saint Helens

4.5/5  - based on 196 guest reviews.
585 S Columbia River Highway, 97051-2835, Saint Helens, United States - See map
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Welcome to BEST WESTERN Oak Meadows Inn! Our Saint Helens hotel is located along the Columbia River, and is a favorite for families on vacation or guests in town for one of the high school tournaments or games. Military agencies, State of Oregon offices, DHS, the Armory and government branches are all located near our Saint Helens hotel. This makes the region a popular destination for business and leisure travelers alike. Whether you're in town for water recreation along the Columbia or for a special event or meeting, our Saint Helens hotel provides the perfect combination of value and quality. When you're close to business and family, it's the recipe for a perfect vacation. Our Saint Helens hotel has a pool and hot tub, ideal for relaxation. Our famous, free breakfast is another reason so many of our guests return. Kick off your day with a selection of hot eggs, breads, pastries, cereal, yogurt and 100% Arabica coffee or chilled juices. Kayaking and fishing are favorite activities near our Saint Helens hotel. However, if water recreation isn't your speed, there are also unbeatable old town antique stores. Whether you're in the mood for adventure or exploring what the town has to offer, everything is nearby. In addition to government employees, business travelers in town for Dyno Nobel, Armstrong World Industries and the railroad are also frequent guests at our Saint Helens hotel. We're located in between Seattle and Portland, which is convenient for many guests. From the Columbia County Fair to Thursday's 13 Nights on the River live music during the summer months, there's something for everyone near our Saint Helens hotel. A friendly, hospitable staff and spacious rooms make our accommodations an easy choice. Book your next comfortable, clean room at BEST WESTERN Oak Meadows Inn, where convenience meets quality!

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BEST WESTERN Oak Meadows Inn,Saint Helens
  • 4
    « Great Place To Stay »

    This hotel is tucked away in a beautiful bedroom town near Portland. It has easy access and plenty of parking. The breakfast was really good and the staff very pleasant and accommodating. I would stay there again for sure.

    5
    « Caring staff »

    Room clean and well ventilated. All amenities in place. Munchkin-sized toilet leaked/repaired immediately. Amazed to see that breakfast bar was fully stocked and staffed. This was the first time I have ever had this experience. A very special thank you to the lady in charge of the breakfast bar. FINALLY, some one who cares.

    1
    « Rooms old and outdated »

    The hotel looks really nice from the street... and the lobby is okay. The rooms are old and outdated. Our room smelled as though someone had thrown up in it recently. Unfortunately this is a small town, and not a lot of choices of places to stay. We were there for an event being held in St. Helens. Not being from the area, we did not know how far it was to other possibly better lodging. Unfortunately, I have come to find that it is hard to depend on the quality of Best Western hotels.

    1
    « Sketchy hotel »

    Booked a night in two rooms for my visit to Halloweentown in the sleepy town of Oregon. The two rooms we were given both smelled, one of smoke and must, the other one of vomit. The blankets between the two flat sheets were stained brown on the corners and discolored along the edges but I guess you can't expect much from a Best Western. The jacuzzi was out of service but the pool was open where I stepped on a earring. Kelly was rude and unhelpful and tried to defend the cleanliness of their pool but said they weren't responsible for what was dropped inside the pool, but didn't have an answer when I informed her I got injured walking alongside it. The pool was not maintained or swept daily like promised because my husband found the matching earring along with a 3-4" screw a few feet away from it. When checking out they promised to pay for any other medical bills and to comp both room but I haven't heard from Nonie (the gm) and only got the answer after speaking to customer care 3 days later. They went back on their word and refunded only one of the two rooms, even though I have printed receipts saying both rooms would be refunded. This will be my first and last stay at any best western and will be sure to tell everyone about the horrible customer service in addition to their dangerous and disgusting accommodations.

    5
    « A surprise in St Helens »

    We spent the night in St Helens while visiting friends. Our preferred lodging when traveling is our motorhome. but this time we opted for a motel along the main highway. What a pleasant surprise we found in this small community motel-very friendly staff, a clean and nicely decorated room (looked almost new), comfortable bed/linens, and a large and well displayed breakfast buffet. The motel also has an indoor pool which we didn't use but looked inviting. We would definitely recommend this motel to others and use it again if in the area.

    5
    « The Staff at this Hotel Made feel Right at Home »

    The staff, and especially the manager made we feel right at home. Helps to belong to the BW rewards program. Clean comfy rooms, nice pool and jacuzzi, Darn good breakfast with something for everyone. Even the coffee is good. I usually make my own, but not here! Cookies come out in the evening! Great location, close to Safeway and RiteAid. Quiet...I could live here....

    3
    « Samll town »

    This is a good hotel for the area, Usually very clean but there has been a few times we stead here and found the chair and the couch with dirty arms rest, kind of a turn off, but here's been more times the rooms are very clean that's why we stay here so much plus it's close to our grand kids and they like the pool. The breakfast is good, it's always the same thing so if you stay for a few days you may get tired of it. The night employees are the best always friendly but sometimes the morning help seems that they are just glad to see you go.

    4
    « Great place to stay »

    My room was big, quiet and comfortable. My only complaint was my coffee maker had a defect but it was workable, I had more decaf then regular in my room when I got there and the maid service was a little sub par. (didn't clean the coffeemaker) I guess coffee is a little important to me. Everything else was really great! I would gladly stay here again, it's the nicest place to stay in St. Helens for a reasonable price.

    4
    « North Oregon Gem! »

    Take away the spectacular breakfast, the surgically hygienic swimming area, and warm cookies upon evening return - and you still have yourself a comfortable, quiet hotel with an extremely staff, and enough within walking distance to satisfy any business traveler's needs. You'll enjoy the wide sidewalks for your morning/evening walk or jog.

    5
    « Nice! »

    The room was decent, the breakfast had all of the usual characters (eggs, waffles, cereal, etc.) and was kept clean and well-stocked, and the staff was all nice and very helpful. No gym, but it does have a pool and hot tub.

  • 3
    « Still a good value »

    Have not stayed here since 2012, although we had many nights here prior to that. The propriety is the same, but staff has changed (new owners. perhaps?) Prices have gone up considerably from 4 years ago, but the value is about the same. Probably the best motel on the Oregon side of the Columbia, between Portland and Astoria.

    5
    « A gem of a hotel »

    This hotel sits in the middle of Saint Helens, it is a nice hotel when I walked up to the front desk it smelled clean with a hint of citrus, check in was fast and we were even able to check.in a little early. They have an indoor pool that could be loud as it's right next to the front lobby but the windows are sound barriers so it was good. The rooms are very clean and the beds are comfortable. Are room had 2 Quuen beds a sofa, 2 chairs and a table and a great AC. When we came Oregon was having a heatwave lol. They have free WiFi, and free breakfast both are good. Ashley checked us in and was very friendly. The only bummer is as we were here for a week so we had a lot of luggage and they have no elevator so we had to hump our luggage up a flight of stairs. Only 1 flight but it was a lot of luggage lol. A very nice hotel in a slightly low key town

    5
    « home away from home »

    we stay at this Motel a lot. We find it always welcoming and clean their hot breakfast is not to bad. Staff always friendly the grounds are always very clean and manicured nicely. You will not be disappointed.

    5
    « Consistent Value »

    The Best Western, St Helens, OR is a consistent value. In the last three years I visited 8 times. The hotel offers clean, comfortable accommodations at a very affordable rate. Very nice breakfast in the morning and the staff is always willing to help with any needs. This is the place to stay in the area.

    4
    « Oak Meadows »

    This hotel was very clean, the people were friendly and helpful. The room was comfortable, and relaxing. Pool water was warm and the hot tub was wonderful. My only complaint being there was a group of kids running through the halls at midnight. Other than that I didn't have any real issues. I will definitely stay again, hopefully soon.

    4
    « Comfortable and Clean »

    Friendly and helpful staff. Room was clean, spacious and quite comfortable. Breakfast was great. Varied selection of hot and cold choices with something for everyone. Will definitely stay again. No elevator, but that was not an issue for our stay.

    4
    « Convenient location »

    Spent three days is this area for kayaking and sightseeing. Close enough to portland to drive into town for a day there. Very friendly staff. No elvator but there are only about 10 steps to get to 2nd floor. Parking is ample. Our room was quite large, even with four people in it. So that says a lot!

    3
    « beware of undisclosed cancellation policy »

    I made a reservation for 2 rooms very early in the year for the weekend of the Seattle to Portland bike ride. In March, my credit card expired and was replaced by another one (same number, new exp. date of 2020). I received a confirmation email from the hotel during the week prior to the reservation. When we arrived at the hotel at after 10pm at night, having ridden our bikes 175 miles to get there, we were told the reservation was automatically cancelled that morning because of the expired credit card. Can you imagine having biked 175 miles in a day only to be told you have no place to sleep when you intentionally made the reservation 6 months prior to the event? Fortunately for us we were able to get one room which we all shared, sleeping on the floor, because someone else had also made a reservation with a card that had subsequently expired. We happened to show up first, so we got the only room left within a 50 miles radius. Unbelievably stupid cancellation policy. Seems if you can generate an email confirming your upcoming reservation you could just as easily generate an email requesting an updated card OR better yet, let the person who made the reservation present the valid card upon arrival. Very disappointed in this lack of consideration.

    5
    « EXCELLENT IN ALL DEPARTMENTS »

    We just stayed here one day to be close to the airport form our trip to MT Rainier National park, boy what a way to end the trip. this place gave you outstanding service in every department the rooms were clean and the bed was comfortable, the ladies at the front desk were always helpful and cheerful no matter what time of day you got there! the housekeeper gals also did a wonderful job and would greet you in hall in the morning! breakfast was hot good and very clean area! didn't have time to swim but the pool looked pretty good too! could not say one bad thing about this place!

    4
    « Close to everything »

    Nice hotel, check in took 2 minutes, met by friendly staff, room was impeccable, everything smelled fresh and looked new. The breakfast was incredible with fresh eggs, sausage, bacon and even a waffle station .

  • 3
    « Friendly staff but poorly maintained »

    We stayed here for one night on our way to the Oregon Coast. Luckily it was for only one night. The room was nice and big cuz we paid for an oversized room but the supplies in the room were lacking. Not enough towels for the capacity of the room which was four of us and all the soap and shampoo dispensers were empty. The bathroom sink wouldn't drain and we had to plunge it ourselves. It still didn't drain properly. The breakfast was ok but the coffee was awful. Definitely not one of our better experiences at a BW.

    3
    « nice staff, accommodating »

    I stayed at this hotel as a last minute decision while attending a family funeral. The staff was very accommodating with room and rate. Clean, comfortable and reasonable rate. Room needed new carpeting--not dirty but worn and wrinkled. I loved that they allowed pets, though, and I may have had a pet-friendly room even though I didn't have my dog(s) with me. I WILL use them again if I return to the area, especially if I have my dogs.

    3
    « ok »

    this is the best place to stay in St. Helens. If they improve the breakfast and internet consistency that would up my rating. The rooms could use an updating. The staff are great. There are no elevators to the 2nd floor so if you have issues with stairs, stay on the 1st floor.

    5
    « Great place to stay. »

    This is a wonderful and friendly place to stay. They allow pets and have a wonderful area to air them in. Hotel is nice looking and the staff are outstanding and always there to help. Dont like the smoking area right outside from entrance, though. Otherwise a great stay.

    4
    « Bright clean value lodging »

    Large, very clean rooms with nice bedding and comfortable beds. Pool area is bright and clean with a good jacuzzi with strong jets. Good hot breakfast and fruit set out on the counter for afternoon or evening snack. Check in was quick and easy. Forgot to ask about an elevator, but we'll stay here again and I'll remember to ask for a ground floor room.

    5
    « nice and friendly »

    food was yummy. hotel was clean. staff was friendly and helpful. pool and hottub was nice. i was hoping for an indoor gym... but even though there wasn't one there was plenty of nearby street to safely jog on

    5
    « BUSINESS TRIP- EXCELLENT SERVICE »

    Received excellent service and great breakfast, Rooms are very clean. I would recommend to travels as I enjoyed the amenities. Easy walk to surrounding restaurants and coffee shops. Beautiful area with beautiful views.

    5
    « Nice place to stay »

    This is a great, clean, nice place to stay. The rooms are large and clean. The breakfast is nice - just plan around the other guest that might have small children running about. The pool is large and the spa is nice. We really enjoyed swimming and the spa before bed. The front desk recommended two restaurants and we made reservations and ate at both during our two nights stay. Both were amazing. One had a bleu cheese burger that was divine. The other was a pasta place with great service and food. WOW!! We will return to fish and stay at this hotel!

    4
    « Great Value and you can Upgrade to a Suite for a Nominal Cost »

    We stayed here last weekend and the bedding was very nice and the room was large. It had a separate sitting area and was well appointed. The hotel provided facial wipes, which was a nice touch. If you forgot your razor or toothbrush, they provide one for you. It is centrally located and provides a morning breakfast with bacon and sausage, which was pretty good as far as hotel breakfasts go. I would definitely stay again when in the area.

    5
    « An Oregonian »

    When we needed to stay in a hotel, we chose Best Western for their overall accommodations. Helpful staff and room comfort is the reason why. We've tried other hotels, but were overall pleased with BW. Some locations are better than others. Oak Meadows Inn in Saint Helens, OR is definitely one of the best!

  • 5
    « Always a Pleasure to Stay at this Best Western »

    Nice Rooms! Quiet except for a few rude guests. Great Location. Lots of food and stores nearby. Cookies in the evening. Great staff! No problems here! Highly recommend. We have stayed here several times and really liked it!

    5
    « Excellent rooms, helpful staff »

    This is a very nice hotel, an unexpected find in small-town St Helens. What a treat to have a really clean room, comfortable bed, truly hot water and great water pressure in the shower PLUS a bacon-and-egg breakfast!

    3
    « Wake up call ???? »

    Very clean large rooms, good location, and I would have given it a 4 star rating if they would have made the wake up call that I requested the night before. We were late for our guided fishing trip in the morning. My advise is to double check your request !!!!!

    4
    « Nice place to stay »

    Spent 3 night at this motel. The room was clean and comfortable. The maid service was excellent every day the room was as clean as the first night. The desk staff was friendly and helpful. There is a pool and hot tub but we didn't take advantage of it. There was ample parking but only one access point from a busy street. It's far enough off the road that the street noise is no issue. I plan on staying here again next year.

    5
    « Best value. »

    We have stayed here before and will stay again. Best there is! No hassle, just friendly people that care. Need a spoon when the breakfast area is closed? No problem, they'll get it for you. Need extra towels? Yep they'll get those to you pronto!

    5
    « The BEST BEST Most Excellent Best Western!!! »

    I booked this hotel at the last minute and having driven by it for many years, was not even sure where it was!!! When I called to reconfirm my reservation, the front desk clerk, Samantha, was upbeat, joyful and welcoming. Upon check in Samantha was again upbeat and welcomed us. My grandson and I went to the room and his reaction was "WOW! Grandma, this is the best day of my life!! This 'house' is so nice!" (he is four and a half) The following morning we had a full, home cooked breakfast in their breakfast room overlooking the indoor swimming pool. We wished we had time for a swim - but alas, we were going to celebrate my mother in law's 100th birthday! When housekeeper, Natasha knocked on the room door a couple of minutes prior to us departing, I told her we would be out of the room and shared our purpose for staying at their hotel and complimented her on how nicely appointed and clean the room was. When I returned very late that night, I saw my grandson's bunny propped up on the pillows on one of the beds with a note that read "Dear Guest, Hope you are having a wonderful day in this beautiful sun. Happy 100th! ( - : . Enjoy your stay. H.K. Natasha" WHO does that? How touching and sweet!!! I would definitely stay at this hotel again - in fact, almost booked back in last night just to enjoy the excellent service! I am MOST impressed with the BEST WESTERN Oak Meadows Inn.

    5
    « Excellence! »

    My husband and I have had occasions to utilize the services of Best Western Oak Meadows Inn in St. Helens a number of times. We have found the staff to be above reproach and the amenities and facilities clean and well serviced. They have gone "above and beyond" to make each stay a pleasure. In fact, we utilized your meeting room for my mother-in-law's 90th birthday party, and secured rooms to accommodate the many out-of-town guests. I would highly recommend you!

    4
    « Great location, family friendly »

    We originally booked a less expensive room in Keslo, WA but found the drive to St. Helens to be longer than we originally anticipated. This was a great location for visiting our family. We plan on making another trip and spending more days so we can go fishing there. It is a beautiful area. The hotel was very comfortable although it did not have an elevator. Granted it is only a two story hotel but with 2 little kids it made it hard to get luggage up carrying both kids each trip up and down. The pool and hot tub was nice and they had noodles (the floaty things), balls, and goggles for the kids to play with in the pool area. They had a good breakfast with waffles and strawberries and whipped cream; as well as biscuits, gravy, eggs, and sausage- which was nice.

    5
    « Best Place to stay »

    I would highly recommend this Hotel to everyone. Everything about this Hotel is top quality. The Staff goes above and beyond & very friendly. It is one of the best Hotels I have stayed in & I have stayed in a lot of Hotels. No one will be disappointed in there stay here.

    5
    « Great Place to Stay Tucked back from HWY 30 »

    First class Hotel. Linda the Manager made our stay a wonderful experience! Breakfast way better than you would expect. Eggs, bacon, sausage, and waffles. And many more....items. Quiet, comfy beds, Nice pool and jacuzzi, all for a very fair price! One of the Best Best Westerns we have stayed at! Kudos to the crew at Oak Meadows!

  • 4
    « Very nice property »

    This motel is far enough off the highway that you hear absolutely no traffic noise and the queen beds are some of the most comfortable I've ever slept in. I am very impressed with the cleanliness of the room and how professional the staff is. Everyone I have talked to is nice! I am two weeks into a twelve week contract and am looking forward to the next ten weeks knowing that that they will take care of me. I have had to be at work too early to partake in the breakfast, but my husband says it's very good and I've been too tired to take advantage of the pool or spa, but they look well-maintained and I've seen many other people enjoying them.

    5
    « Clean, comfortable, quiet, and efficient »

    We wondered why this hotel got such high ratings, and now we know. It's a solidly built hotel, very quiet, with simple but high-quality features: Comfortable bed, great shower (good water pressure), microwave, spacious Whirlpool refrigerator. The room is well designed and well lit and everything ? everything! ? is impeccably clean. Plus they have friendly staff, a delicious breakfast buffet (eggs, sausage, bacon, waffles, biscuits and gravy), and round-the-clock coffee and tea in the lobby. The staff even helped us find a computer technology store. Top-rated!

    4
    « Clean and Affordable »

    The Best Western Oak Meadows Inn was very much like most Best Westerns. It was clean and the staff was very friendly. It is located right on the Columbia River Hwy but we did not hear any traffic noise. The price was very reasonable and if we were to visit Saint Helens again we would stay here.

    4
    « Will be back! »

    My stay was very pleasant, nice hotel with extremely friendly staff. Bed was a little lumpy, sheets were luxurious and very clean and there were plenty of pillows. Room was quiet as requested despite large group of teens down the hall. Everything worked, breakfast was better than most. Will stay here again, no doubt.

    4
    « Nice place! »

    This was our 4th time staying at this hotel, again no complaints! One thing to note is there is no elevator so for someone with limited mobility it could be an issue. We were able to switch our room from king to double queen which was very helpful. The pool area is nice and we enjoyed the hot tub as well. Breakfast was good the next morning would have loved more fruit but all in all will definitely stay here again!

    4
    « Great value for motel stay »

    This hotel has nicely redone amenities; fresh carpet and furniture and fabrics.. I'm pretty picky and I was pleasantly surprised. This is not a 5 star hotel but for a motel stay it was very clean with fresh new finishes. The staff was very friendly and the bed was very comfortable.

    5
    « Pleasant and helpful staff »

    We booked a large room early in the week for a few days, and the next day extended our stay for the entire week. We had to move out of our room by the end of the week which was a disappointment as the next available room was much smaller, but the staff took good care of us. We watched the staff go from tending to a small number of off-season guests to full capacity and troubled guests - the week that the landslides closed off Hwy 30 and I-5 - and the staff only got better, as they had to deal with packed rooms, fuller and extended breakfasts, and extra laundry. We considered a few other options in the area before we booked on the phone (bed and breakfast, RV park, other hotel) but I felt the safest at BWOM (weather and character) and was so thankful to be there. From Manager to maintence, this was a wonderful hotel experience. I rated sleep quality as 4, I think only because of the travel conditions. Hwy 30 was a parking lot a few times due to weather and road closures, and behind the hotel there were several large semi-trucks parking while waiting. The first room we had was on the street side, but only when it rained was it a problem as the hotel is a long way off from the road and thus quiet. When we were moved to the back side of the hotel, we heard all the diesel engines running all day and night, but with the increase in overall traffic, it seemed to be incident related. I talked to several staff members that really liked their jobs, and even fellow travelers that were staying at the hotel for long-term (due to local homes flooding and jobs). Everyone seemed very satisfied.

    5
    « Excellent Hotel »

    Since we moved away 3 years ago this is the hotel we stay at when coming back to visit. It is super clean, nice rooms and the staff are all so welcoming. The beds are really comfortable and they have an indoor pool and hot tub too!

    4
    « St. Helens Stay »

    The motel is very clean, comfortable, quiet and I felt safe. My well behaved dog is welcome for an extra $20/night. If he was not allowed to stay with me I would have found another place to stay. Breakfast is a big bonus. The food was good and there was a variety of things to chose from.

    5
    « Great place to stay »

    We stayed in this hotel because of proximity to family. It was a lovely hotel, friendly & helpful staff at the front desk, in housekeeping and in the breakfast area. The rooms were very large, clean with comfortable beds & bedding. The breakfast was great with an assortment of food items. I would definitely stay here again if visiting the area.

  • 3
    « A place to stay for my granddaughters wedding »

    That weekend must have been a very busy one for the town of St Helens. The hotel was very busy. When I called and made reservations I had asked for a handicapped room. I did get a very nice room, spacious with a king size bed on the second floor, only problem was it is on the second floor and no elevator. They did offer a complimentary breakfast and it must have been good because the place was packed.

    5
    « Best Place to stay »

    I always stay at this one about 4 times a year to see my grand daughter & this is one of the nicest Hotels I have ever stayed in for over all. I have nothing to say about this place that is negative. Wonderful place & wonderful people.

    4
    « Clean and comfortable »

    This was a good place to stay while visiting family on Thanksgiving. Staff is helpful and friendly. Good breakfast, warm room, comfortable bed. Staff was welcoming to our dog; and accommodated our request for first floor room. I agree with the comment about the lone recliner. It was also small; sofa would have been nice. Convenient to nearby services. Not a large choice of nice restaurants. Will try the Klondike next time we visit.

    4
    « Family trip »

    This Hotel was a great value at the price point we paid. The rooms are clean and smell fresh (no smoking building)The beds are comfortable and the continental breakfast is included with your stay... it was very good! Cindy did a great job of replenishing the breakfast offerings and the coffee was always hot The pool and the pool room was clean and appeared well maintained. There is plenty of free parking, the staff is great. no complaints!

    4
    « Visiting family on Thanksgiving. »

    Very friendly staff and a great location for us. It is absolutely the go to hotel when we are in St Helens. The rooms are very spacious and the beds are very comfortable. The hotel is set back far enough so it is very quiet. Breakfast selections are very good. The Columbia River is only a few minutes away by car. If you are looking for a very good place to eat try The Klondike in old town near the river.

    3
    « tired decor »

    someone else mentioned the sad, lone recliner. It would be nice to have 2 chairs. The hotel is dated but clean. Staff was friendly and helpful, allowing me to change rooms when my first room stank of cigarette smoke.

    4
    « Worth the Price »

    Well located off HWY 30 in St Helens, this is the best available hotel and will not disappoint. Very clean rooms; friendly staff, great pool; good breakfast. I would recommend this hotel for family and/or business stay.

    3
    « Mixed emotions »

    We stayed at Oak Meadows Best Western. Not a bad place to stay, probably the best for the area. The problem with that is that you don't have much in the way of choices. We checked our family into 3 rooms, all non smoking, yet reeking of smoke. They have alot of stairs, we were put over top, and next to one set. When I asked to be moved desk manager said we didn't have any other options. After several minutes she miraculously found two rooms a we ay from the stairs. Had to buy a bottle of fabreeze just to stand the smell. The breakfast was a very nice surprise. Food was fresh and better then we expected. The employees in the breakfast definitely went above and beyond. They were very nice, friendly and helped make our stay as comfortable as possible.

    3
    « Disappointed in the Check in Process »

    The hotel itself was adequate and the rooms were fine - pretty much the basic hotel standard. We arrived a little bit early, but were told our rooms would be ready at 2:00 p.m. So we waited and then at 2 p.m. we were told that they would not be ready for quite awhile yet. An hour later they were still not ready. Other guests were arriving and being told the same thing. Several other people seemed unhappy about this also. It seemed as though they had to have the whole place clean before any rooms were being released. I asked about this and the desk clerk just said "she has to inspect them first" - whoever she was. It was all very frustrating, and messed up our daily plans having to wait around and then leave and come back to check in again later.

    5
    « comfortable & clean »

    The bed was very comfortable and we slept well. It is a Quiet location Good breakfast. The waffles are yummy. The biscuits and gravy very tasty. Pleasant people and very helpful. We stayed a week and will return.

  • 5
    « Great Place to Stay in St. Helens »

    Lovely rooms. Very quiet even though the hotel was full of participants in the HalloweenTown event. We were there for an annual cat show and the pet policy was very fair and reasonable. Wifi was excellent and we enjoyed our room with refrigerator and microwave.

    1
    « THE WORST RECEPIONIST THAT I HAVE HAD TO DEAL WITH »

    As an over the road truck driver i called 6 hours ahead to confirm that this hotel still had rooms available and to inform them of the type of payment i was using. The receptionist informed me that they had several rooms available and would be waiting for me . when i arrived at the hotel they had no rooms available for me and could only accept cash for the few rooms still open. i decided to wait till the next day to get a room and told the receptionist that i would like to check in early to which she replied "Not before 3p.m." !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Seems kinda funny cause the check in time is 2 p.m.

    5
    « Good Experience »

    The room was clean, comfortable and quiet. Staff were friendly and helpful and there is plenty of parking. The breakfast has enough variety for everyone to find something they like and the pool is great. All in all a great stay.

    4
    « Comfortable and Welcoming »

    We recently spent the night at The Best Western Oak Meadows Inn and were very happy with our stay. The staff was very nice, the breakfast was hot and fresh and our room was clean. If we find ourselves in the Saint Helens area again we would not hesitate to stay here.

    3
    « Not Ready at Check-In »

    The room was not ready when it was supposed to be. The lady said she would call when it was ready. We called to ask if it was ready twice. 2 hours after check in time it still wasn't ready. We got no call. Finally at bed time, we called again, and it was ready. Wasn't able to use the room in the afternoon to change or anything. Only was able to sleep there. Room was clean and bed was comfy.

    4
    « The lonely recliner... »

    It was ok. I haven't stayed at a Best Western Hotel for several years and this week I stayed at two different ones in two days. There are not many options in St. Helens. This hotel appeared to be new-ish and it was clean. It was kind of odd how it was shoehorned into a neighborhood (the back of the hotel abuts somebody else's back yard). The room was large. The king size bed was in a portion of the room near the back window. There was another large portion of this room between the bed and the bathroom, separated by a half wall. And there was this lonely recliner all by itself in that room. And nothing else. Everything else is blank blur of name-brand hotel chains, with their convenient breakfasts and free USA Today newspapers. But for me, this hotel will always be the 'lonely recliner' hotel.

    4
    « Good value and very comfortable »

    A solid Best Western experience. Very comfortable bed, as usual. A great spacious room and nice decor. Breakfast was sufficient and the staff seemed to take real pride in it. In fact, all the staff we encountered were very pleasant. Room price was reasonable. All in all, would recommend it.

    5
    « Quiet and Friendly »

    Our experience was one that provided friendly and excellent service, rooms were quiet and comfortable. The beds were very comfortable. The breakfast area was bright and clean, as well as having fresh fruit and a wide range of hot food including waffles that you make yourself. The exterior fits right into what you would expect in Oregon, green grass, set back away from the main road and easy access to local amenities.

    3
    « Change of plans once there »

    Had planned to stay three nights until arriving. The price of the hotel was way out of line for what they offered. The room was clean, however, I found trash in the drawers under the TV when I was going to put dirty laundry there. Check in staff was friendly, I wanted a room with no connecting door - they could not do that, however, they did try. did not do breakfast there because they did not have fruit other than green bananas, and mushy apples.

    5
    « Best Hotel in St. Helens »

    Always clean, friendly staff, and very comfortable beds. Although our room was located in a heavy traffic area, off the lobby, we had a very quiet stay. We came for the Longview/Kelso Kennel Club dog show. This hotel was VERY pet friendly.

  • 4
    « Columbia River Fishing »

    I have stayed here a couple of times now and it's the best hotel I found in the area. Clean nice size rooms with a comfortable bed. The room rates are on the high side for a older hotel with only a few amenities. The hotel is quiet and clean, however there is no elevator to the second floor. So if your on the second floor you will have drag your own luggage up the stairs. My last stay here there was a power outage with no back up generator working on the property. I had to use my cell phone light to make it out of my room and out to my truck to get a flashlight. The staff was not prepared for this event and later when I asked to have my room rate adjusted the front desk staff could not do it for me. Really, you had no power in the hotel and still going to charge me full price. Power was restored and I stayed a total of three days. I finally talked to a manager who adjusted my rate by approximately %20. I was not really satisfied with that adjustment but something is better than nothing,

 

Getting to the hotel ...

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·From: All directions. The BEST WESTERN Oak Meadows Inn is located 26 miles north of Portland on Highway 30 and 19 miles from Longview. ·From: Portland Airport. Take I-205 South to 84 West towards Portland, taken I-5N towards Seattle, I 405 towards St. Helens, Highway 30 West towards St. Helens. Once in St. Helens the BEST WESTERN Oak Meadows Inn just past the second stop light on the left.