BEST WESTERN Plus Mill Creek Inn,  Salem

4.5/5  - based on 1040 guest reviews.
3125 Ryan Drive SE, 97301-5069, Salem, United States - See map
+1 503 585 3332 +1 503 375 9618

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Our pet-friendly Salem, Oregon hotel welcomes our guests! Enjoy the convenience of being in a prime location, near the State Capitol and the Salem Conference Center, business travelers and history buffs alike enjoy staying at our Salem hotel. Our unbeatable location, right off Interstate 5 and Highway 22, makes it easy for guests to explore the region. Spacious rooms complemented with an indoor pool, hot tub and private sauna make relaxing after a day of exploration a breeze. From the Oregon Gardens to nearby Spirit Mountain Casino, there's something for everyone in this part of Oregon. Our Salem, Oregon hotel is close to Willamette University for guests visiting the campus, and the famous Oregon State Fair is a favorite activity every year. The small town vibe of Salem meshes perfectly with the conveniences of a larger city. With the Salem Art Fair and Festival, Bite & Brew of Salem and World Beat Festival happening annually, there's never a shortage of must-see events. Guests of our Salem, Oregon hotel often visit for the softball tournaments at Wallace Marine Park, to tour multiple wineries nearby, or to visit the Enchanted Forest Theme Park. No matter what you plan to do during your getaway, let us take care of breakfast so you can start the morning off right. Each guest receives a complimentary breakfast at the Denny's® next door. If you're traveling on business, you'll be delighted at the great location of our Salem, Oregon hotel. A few of our regular business guests include employees of the Oregon State Capitol, Salem Hospital, and many of the local government agencies. Being so close to the Elsinore Theatre, Discovery Village and Salem's Riverfront Carousel makes mixing some pleasure with business easy. Book your next stay at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Mill Creek Inn and take advantage of our friendly service and unbeatable location! Enjoy your stay.

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  • 3
    « Dog friendly? Not exactly »

    I was told there was a "dog area" right outside the back door. I went through the back door, and saw a large paved parking lot, with Denny's across the lot. Some distance away was a small median, about 2' x 5', with grass in it. This is a dog area? Breakfast was included in my room rate, at Denny's next door. But the coupon was for dine-in only, no take out. So I'm supposed to leave my little doggie in the freezing cold car while I eat? I don't think so. Take out does not cost more. It costs less: no server, no dishwasher. There is no excuse for this policy. I paid for breakfast, but I didn't get breakfast. The room was not very clean. I noticed grime on the light switches and tv remote, and the microwave was filthy. The heater was so loud that I could not watch tv with the heater on. The heater woke me up every time it switched on all night long. The tv has 4 movie channels, but no guide in the room to tell me what movies are on. How much does that little piece of paper cost? Doesn't Showtime give them to the hotel for free? There was no electrical outlet near the bed for my phone/computer. The lamp at the desk had an outlet on it, but the lamp by the bed did not. Overall a very disappointing experience.

    3
    « Steve »

    We paid a little extra to have a "suite". It was large and well decorated, however it apparently had pets during the previous visit, because we found dog hair and food (dry kibble) in the carpet. Upon checkout, the man at the desk, who was more worried about the civil war football game, didn't seem to care about my issues with the suite cleanliness. Only mentioned that the rooms on the 1st floor are pet friendly and that he'd "tell the staff". We were very disappointed

    3
    « Average Hotel Stuck in Mid-1990s Era »

    I am struck by the number of 5-star reviews about this hotel. At best, this is a 3-star hotel. It is a hotel that evokes the 1990s period, with zero-to-few updates and maintenance. Plenty of scuffed, marked, and chipped surfaces. It simply has not been updated at all in the last 20 years. Public areas showed their age the most. The bedroom section of the room did look like it had been updated within the last five years. But not the bathroom. Still, the hotel was kept fairly clean and there was nothing really gross about it. Just old and tired. The front desk clerk was super friendly and energetic, and he made us feel very welcome. Breakfast was served at the Denny's across the street. If the price is low enough, the hotel may be worth it to you. But if you pay a high price, you may find yourself sorely disappointed.

    2
    « Great room, poor customer service »

    My family and I checked in this afternoon for a 2 day stay while we are in Salem for a racing event. I booked the hotel over the phone with a Best Western rewards member as I was redeeming a free night with my rewards points and online booking was not available. Upon arriving to the hotel we tried to check in only to be assisted by a rude receptionist whose tone of voice from the beginning made it a horrible check in experience. I picked this hotel as it had good ratings and reviews for service, cleanliness, and amenities. Our room was clean upon arrival and the employees in the hall were very welcoming as we made our way to our room, the complimentary breakfast and other amenities are great additions to the rooms but I expected better customer service at the front desk. Kayla C

    5
    « Enjoyed the stay. »

    Great staff, they went out of their way to be helpful and did it with a smile from each of them! Very nice lobby presentation. This was an easy access for our business needs. I would recommend for business and pleasure stays.

    5
    « Great stay! »

    Friendly, clean rooms, nice pool and good location. Free breakfast at Denney's had a good selection to choose from. The team lived the fresh baked cookies and hit chocolate machine! Nice place and I would stay again!

    5
    « Outstanding customer service. »

    At check in, Ashley did a great job; friendly, outgoing, competent professionalism. I also want to give Monica at the front desk a big attagirl for her help in accommodating a safe and secure area for me to park my pickup/motorcycle trailer. A fellow Army Veteran (didn't get his name) who unofficially works there keeping an eye on parking lot security suggested I speak with Monica reference a more secure place to park than where I had parked when I arrived. I very much appreciate her (and his) help. There's a reason I stay at Best Western; this is a good example of why I do.

    5
    « Great place to stay »

    Excellent BW. Clean , quiet and you get a coupon for breakfast at Denny's next door. Very helpful staff to help you find restaurants and points of interest. This is the second time I have stayed here. In addition there is a Costco across the street for gas and anything else you may need.

    5
    « Salem ore »

    Very nice place to stay,I really recommend it staff are very nice and Willing to help,very convenient and lots of parking.the restaurant is also clean and filled with good employees. I really love the whole experience.

    5
    « Excellent! »

    Everything about the Best Western Plus Mill Creek Inn in Salem went smoothly. From the time I pulled in the parking lot to the time I pulled out of the parking lot, it was excellent. Thank you to the staff for making my stay a very pleasant one.

  • 5
    « Lives up to its excellent reputation »

    We usually stay at places where we've had previous positive experiences for twenty years or so. But, after reading reviews of Mill Creek Inn, we booked it for one night on our way from Washington's Olympic Peninsula to CA. Every aspect of the stay was very pleasant, beginning with friendly and speedy assistance with our luggage on a rainy night, and freshly-baked cookies offered at the desk. The rooms are spacious, nicely appointed and very clean. A complimentary delicious breakfast was made available across the parking lot at Denny's. We're definitely putting this Inn on our regular route from now on.

    4
    « Spacious, well-appointed rooms »

    The rooms at this Best Western Plus were a cut above the usual. Our room had a a lounge chair and kitchenette. The king bed was firm and nicely prepared. The included breakfast is provided by vouchers for the Denny's across the parking lot. The hotel staff were friendly and attentive. The only drawback to this hotel is location: it is surrounded by big-box stores (Walmart, Costco) and is some distance from downtown and the capitol.

    5
    « Great place for business or family travel to Salem. »

    I'm here on a one night business trip, but I would quickly recommend Mill Creek Inn for a vacationing family as well. Most of our reviews are written as we travel the Western United States on our motorcycle, but today I'm writing because I'm so impressed. First, the basics: John was the Manager on Duty and checked me in. I watched him with others while I waited and then as he welcomed me to the property. Over the top, friendly, knowledgeable and spot on is how John works. The property is up to date, clean and very comfortable from the lobby, hallways, and amenities. Room is very nice, excellent WiFi, large TV, comfortable bed and again, spotless. Nice desk, adequate number of power outlets (No USB ports) good lighting, the small touches make a better experience. The pool area includes, a large pool, hot (hot) tub with good jets, a nice exercise room and a dry sauna. More than I expected and I think a family with kids would really enjoy this property. Very nice business center as well if you need a printer, etc. It's too close to home for us to stay here on our summer adventures, but I will certainly stay here for every trip to Salem, and I highly recommend this for you and your family. Again, staff is the face of the place and John should be teaching customer service and service culture ! Thanks for making this a great one night stop.

    5
    « Amazing Customer Service »

    Travel for work quite often to Salem Or. Coworker made reservations for us at another hotel. Upon arrival was told only 1 room booked not 2 and told several times manager was perfect and never makes mistake. Also said not calling you a liar but we manager never makes mistakes. Not once did they try to make it right. I call Best Western Plus Mill Creek & told them of our dilemma. We needed 2 rooms for 4 nights and needed to check in immediately with state rate discount. Not only did they accommodate us but they apologized for other hotel being rude to us and allowed us the rates we needed per our contract!! CUSTOMER SERVICE AT IT'S BEST 10+++++++++++

    5
    « Has it all!!! »

    Great reservation set up, very pleasant front desk check in, knowledgeable and very informative. Very clean spacious rooms! Denny's restaurant and bar/casino on property with hotel discount, free breakfast!!! My only place to stay in Salem, Oregon!!!!

    5
    « Really nice hotel for work »

    Overall really enjoyed this hotel. Nice appearance. nice staff. we stayed here for work and I was pleased with the room and the appearance of the lobby. the breakfast was good at denny's and the room was clean, the bed was nice, very good service overall and would recommend to others for certain.

    5
    « Wonderful Stay »

    We booked at this hotel because of the positive reviews we found on all of the hotel sites, including the BW site. Upon arrival we were greeted warmly and the clerk made us feel welcome and she was glad we were there. Our room was clean, smelled good and had all of the amenities promised. It was quiet and nicely appointed. The free breakfast is provided by a limited, but very adequate, menu at Denny's next door to the hotel. This Dennys is slightly run die and needs to be remodeled and brought to standards. However, we had good meals there which were much better than almost any hotel breakfast we ever had. The hotel guest also get a generous discount for dinner, too. I would definitely stay at this hotel again.

    4
    « Comfortable accommodations close to I-5 »

    This hotel has very comfortable rooms and provides a safe pleasant experience. A nice pool is also available. Close to the Salem Airport and a Denny's restaurant is located next door for convenience. Only two miles to downtown Salem for many entertainment options as well as superb restaurant choices.

    5
    « Best Value For Dollar Anywhere »

    We've stayed here several times in the last six or seven years. I'm 73 and have stayed in dumps near airports and five star wonderful places in Europe. Nothing has given me more for the money than this place. It is a classy hotel with all the usual things for that, big room, great mattresses, pool, fitness room, wi-fi that really works easily, plenty of free parking, etc. But it is the little things that just keep adding up. The cookies on arrival, the free water in the rooms and fridge, the in-room coffee maker that makes good coffee without a fight, etc. The breakfast is a coupon at Denny's in the parking lot and you can get healthy food there, but this is getting too long. The hotel maids and staff seem comfortable and friendly and I asked a maid about conditions. She said they got health insurance. I like that. We pass through Salem every few years. I-5 is like living on a high-wire but this is a great place to stop, especially if you are going to be living in a hotel in Salem for a few days.

    1
    « worst stay ever »

    when I called and made reservation staff was rude on the phone and it continued on to the staff at the front check in and they made my reservation's with the correct date and sent me a confirmation number and then changed the dates. the room was nosey and the internet did not work at all they said it was because I was to far away from the router overall the stay was terrible

  • 5
    « Best hotel in Salem »

    In August 2016, dissatisfied with past stays at Comfort Inn and Red Lion, we decided to try this hotel, and found that we'd made an excellent choice. The staff were unfailingly courteous and accommodating, the room was not enormous but well-appointed and comfortable, and the coffee bar was stocked with numerous sorts of delicious coffee. We are smokers, and this hotel has actual smoker-friendly smoking areas outside the exits with seating and ashtrays. When we asked for a downstairs room convenient to the exit, with easy access to the smoking area in mind, the staff gave us just such a room. In October 2016 we stayed for 5 nights at another hotel, and when our plans changed (due to movers' lateness with our furniture) we had to find another place to stay on short notice. Best Western Plus Mill Creek got us just the room we wanted, again. We checked out the next day, because the movers were supposed to show up with our things. They didn't. We called Best Western again, this time on 6 hours' notice, and once again they came through for us, with just the room we wanted, AND a bargain rate! Salem hotels just don't come any better than this.

    4
    « Lovely pet friendly hotel »

    Room was well appointed and up to date. Just off the I5 and close to restaurants. Molly was welcomed by staff and given treats. Would go again. Didn't like the Denny's for breakfast. Too full and unfriendly servers. Quiet room, nice bathroom too and two chairs in room so we could both sit.

    4
    « Conference Stay »

    Staff were very friendly and helpful. Pool and workout facility were clean. Coffee service was Seattle Best - very good. Room/bed were comfortable and room was clean. The internet access was very reliable.

    5
    « Consistent Quality »

    I've been staying at this location since 2008. The owner of this property has consistently improved and updated the facilities over the years which really impresses me. Clean with attractive and comfortable accommodations. Staff are kind and helpful. Great location. It's my home when I'm traveling for work.

    4
    « My New Preferred Hotel in Salem »

    My daughter goes to college in Salem, so I need a go-to hotel when visiting her. I expect the Best Western Mill Creek Inn will be it. (I used to stay at the La Quinta, but I found their air conditioning system to be a little inadequate during my most recent visit. The Best Western is literally across the street.) The hotel was by no means luxurious, but it was nice, and modern, and comfortable. I have no complaints. Biggest plus ... instead of the standard hotel breakfast bar, they give you a coupon for Denny's on the other side of the parking lot. Much better food, much better coffee, etc. than you'd get if the hotel did the breakfast itself. All in all, I'd stay there again, and probably will.

    4
    « Great Hotel BUT »

    Great hotel, clean, large rooms and friendly staff; however, Best Western Plus is billed as having pillow top mattresses,much needed with my bad back, and room 308 did not have a pillow top mattress nor did it have a nice mattress pad. Needless to say, I did not have a good night's sleep. The mattress was firm. You will get a full breakfast at Denny's across the parking lot.

    5
    « Excellent stay »

    I was very impressed with the staff at the Best Western Mill Creek location. I was in town for a stressful event and John, Ashley, and Ivy went out of their way to help make my stay as good as it could be. I would highly recommend this location

    4
    « Nice Place »

    The rooms are nice and breakfast at the diner is good. The manager was very friendly and helpful at check-in. The rooms were quiet at the top floor even though the hotel was fairly full. When we come to the Salem area we like to stay at this hotel. We like to visit the nearby wineries.

    5
    « Great Property »

    I normally don't like chain hotels, but this BW was exceptionally clean, recently upgraded with nice furnishings and style. It was also dog friendly which was perfect for us. I would recommend. The breakfast which was included was across the parkibg lot at Denny's but was certainly adequate for our stay.

    5
    « Absolutely the best!! »

    The room was clean, large, the windows opened, the AC as well as the heat worked. Opened the frig and there were two bottles of cold water. Breakfast is included at the Denny's across the parking lot. Just a wonderful stay.

  • 4
    « Great stay for WU parents weekend »

    We spent four nights here while visiting our daughter, and it was great. The room was clean and quiet. The beds were comfortable (although probably not the best f you want really firm mattresses). The staff was friendly at all times of day. I was a little skeptical about the free breakfast being at Denny's, which shares a parking lot with the hotel. But it worked out great. The hotel gives you a voucher that specifies four or five breakfasts to choose from (including bacon & eggs, pancakes, oatmeal, fruit). No hassle from Dennys in accepting the vouchers. We used the pool and hot tub, and they also were clean and comfortable. There's nothing but Dennys in walking distance, but you're right near the highway and maybe five minutes drive from the Willamette campus and downtown Salem. We will definitely be back.

    5
    « Mill Creek Inn »

    I am in the Salem area 3-4 times a year and each time I stay at the Best Western Plus Mill Creek Inn. The staff is friendly and efficient, rooms are clean and lobby is always neat and tidy (and decorated during the holidays).

    5
    « Awesome visit »

    I stopped over here while on a cross-country trip. It was a very nice hotel and the staff was very friendly. The manager asked me all sorts of questions to get me the best, discounted rate and then offered me a cookie. My friends got a separate room for them and their pets. The rooms were very spacious and comfortable. The front desk can provide you with some toiletries if you forgot something (I forgot a razor and they gave me one with shaving cream). The shower was heavenly and the whole experience just helped me relax after a long day of driving. The manager took care of the noisy teenagers staying on the 3rd floor so everything was nice and quiet. Breakfast was at the Denny's located right next door and you get a variety of choices for free, though you'll pay extra if you want more. The hotel offers free coffee which is better quality than the Denny's. There's all the other free amenities you expect: wi-fi, business center, breakfast, cable, etc with a few extras not commonly found. Overall a great experience.

    5
    « overnight stay with pet »

    after a short drive to Salem the family including pet needed a break. we always stay at BW as a family and this hotel is a newer model with great seasonal décor that pleased the children. They were fully booked for the local O Ducks game but it did not hinder the service of the staff.

    1
    « Another great stay! »

    Perfect for our needs and our pets...nice room and friendly helpful staff!..stay here twice a year for our trip to horse shows and State Fair. Perfect location.. Highly recommend it to anyone with pets, as well!

    4
    « Wonderful experience »

    My experience was great from the time I entered the hotel. I was warmly greeted and given great, great service from the male clerk on duty. Unfortunately, I neglected to get his name. The rooms were spacious, comfortably outfitted, and the hotel was quiet. The only complaints.....no guest service book in my room or in a traveling companion's room. I also wish they would have provided a breakfast at the hotel instead of a coupon for breakfast at Denny's.

    5
    « Home away from Home »

    I have been staying at the Mill Creek Inn for over 15 years. The staff are wonderful and treat you like family. They constantly work hard at making each stay comfortable and provide excellent guest service.

    4
    « Yes, a Plus except for TV and Internet »

    Rooms are clean and spacious. Well decorated and the staff are very polite and accommodating. It would have rated a five star Plus, but for the really crappy Wi-Fi setup and the awful TV. It took forever to figure out how the connect my iPad to their network - even their tech guy had problems doing it - bt we did it after over a half hour of trying! The TV - is another matter. It was so dark that all scenes looked like they were night shots - including CNN front desk. We gave up and stopped trying to watch after I tried to adjust the brightness on the TV. It was locked up so you could not adjust. Time to get with it and install a good Wi-Fi network and replace those tired old TV's. Then you'll get my five star rating.

    4
    « A Good Place to Stay »

    I routinely stay at this hotel when I'm in the area for business. The place is clean for the most part. I'm not a Denny's fan so I don't take part in the free breakfast program at the hotel. The staff is always very pleasant and will bend over backwards to assist guests with anything they need. I will continue to stay at this hotel when business takes me to the area.

    4
    « Spacious rooms »

    I stay many times a year at this hotel for business purposes. The staff are always very friendly, and the rooms are clean and spacious. I like being able to spread out and have a couple options for work space; either the desk or table. Breakfast is next door at Denny's, but for those that don't have time, such as myself, they have a "sack breakfast," with some morning treats.

  • 5
    « Staying in Salem Oregon »

    I travel to Salem often and have tried many different hotels. BW Mill Creek stands out as one of the best!!! I love getting a hot chocolate on my way to my room. Desk staff are always friendly and helpful. Rooms do not smell like old smoke and are very comfortable. I usually arrive late at night and John is always in a good mood and makes me feel like I am a welcomed guest. Thanks Best Western Mill Creek!!!!!

    4
    « BW Plus in Salem, OR »

    The BW Plus in Salem is a good motel and a fair price. I found this to be the best BW property I've ever stayed at in my 49 years. The staff and facility were great. I'd definitely stay here again if I ever make it back to Salem.

    4
    « Excellent Staff assistance »

    All staff members went out of their way to help me with my considerable luggage. I had presentation materials, and computer, boxes of things I didn't want to leave in the car. They helped on both entry and leaving and wouldn't accept a tip unless pressured to do so. Wow.

    5
    « Fun in Salem Oregon great Hotel »

    the staff was the best John front clerk fun fun fun, Made you smile when ever he was on. We were there for family reunion and he put us all together, Kids enjoyed the pool a.housekeeping staff wonderful.rooms always clean. The only down side this best western does not have a breakfast buffet, You have to go to the Dennys next door which is way to small to handle all the people from hotel.

    5
    « Nice place to stay »

    I never stayed at a BW that offered a breakfast coupon for the Denny's next door! It was a nice change from the usual crummy breakfast you get at most hotels The staff was very friendly and helpful. The room was large,clean and comfortable. Best morning coffee I had on the whole trip! We will be back!

    5
    « Friendly, accommodating, well-appointed »

    Absolutely no complaints about any of the staff - uniformly friendly and respectful. We noticed that some of the other guests were kind of a handful, but the staff didn't deviate from their high professional standards. We requested a ground floor room, and they actually had one for us! The room was good - not palatial, but what do you expect at a BW? - with increasingly rare amenities such as in room coffee, an alarm clock radio, and an effective climate control unit. As smokers we were pleased to find smoking areas outside the building, but still furnished with comfortable chairs and tables, and protection from the elements. The complimentary coffee bar was great. Had occasion to make heavy use of the business center, where all the equipment was in good working order. A pair of caveats: (a) apparently the carpets don't get cleaned that often, because walking around barefoot in the room resulted in very dirty feet; (b) my wife had a late-night accident in the bathroom and cut her arm, and unfortunately bled on the sheets; housekeeping came in and made the bed up but didn't change the bloody sheet! Otherwise a good experience. We would definitely stay at this Best Western again.

    4
    « Hotel in Mill Creek Oregon »

    A good and conveniently located hotel. A good restaurant and other facilities. Reception was very help full and friendly. Rooms were clean although the late finish of cleaning staff was slightly irritating. I would stay here again next time that we are in this part of the state. Paul Calgary, Canada

    4
    « Last Minute Decision »

    Decided to stay overnight in Salem, and was able to get a room at the Best Western Mill Creek. Comfy and roomy, although had residual odors of a smoker. Blehhh!. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Location well suited for us, central location.

    5
    « Comfortable Stay »

    Very comfortable nights sleep, all the amenities except for an in house breakfast...but that was provided just a few steps away. Would like to bring the grandchildren back for a fun stay in the future!

    5
    « Wonderful accomodations »

    John, the clerk who assisted with our check in, went out of his way to give us a wonderful deal on the room and suggest a great place for dinner as well. We certainly enjoyed our evening and the restaurant suggestion was taken and enjoyed as well. So glad he took the time to help!

  • 5
    « Very Nice Place to Stay »

    Best Western Mill Creek Inn in Salem is my go to place to stay in Salem. It is across the street from a Costco so you can safely walk across the street. They provide a discount dinner coupon for the Denny's on the same property as well as a coupon for free breakfast with five choices. I got there just in time for hot cookies that they have in the evening. There is an indoor swimming pool. It is a very nice place to stay, Decor was very welcoming. Room was clean and bed was comfortable. I felt safe in the parking lot and enjoyed my stay.

    4
    « Clean comfortable stay »

    This is a good hotel. My room was clean, had nice amenities and was reasonably comfortable. The front desk employees were friendly and pointed me toward a couple of their favorite local restaurants. The hotel has convenient access to the highway.

    3
    « Best Western Plus what??? »

    Front desk service was 4 star...rooms 3. They were clean but average aged. Nothing special...friendly front staff with helpful restaurant tips...big downside is the vouchers for breakfast at dennys...really? I'm used to in hotel breakfasts. Even the voucher was limited as to menu choices and the Dennys was terrible...see other review. They need to change this pronto!!!

    5
    « Always Awesome Place To Stay »

    Best Western Mill Creek Inn in Salem Oregon has always been a very lavish place to stay. All employees have always been very nice and helpful. Rooms are very spacious, clean and the beds are very comfortable. They offer a breakfast ticket for Denny's, that is on the property as well. Easy and convenient.

    5
    « Highly Recommend »

    I stayed for one night, the staff was courteous and professional, I loved my cookie! It comes with complimentary breakfast at Denny's which is right there in the parking area. The rooms was PRISTINE, the beds comfortable, everything was JUST PERFECT.

    4
    « Quiet, good location »

    One of the nicer Best Western hotels we have stayed in located just off Hwy. 22, but very quiet. Spacious king room with all the amenities, plus a double recliner. Appreciated the bathroom night light. The "breakfast included" was across the parking lot at Denny's. Not my first choice for breakfast!

    5
    « Friendliest staff award »

    I normally state at 4 start hotels for work, My experience at this hotel has been unmatched in staff attentiveness and an eagerness to help.Nice clean hotel, friendly staff and a nice location. Staff were knowledgeable about the community equal to any concier I have used.

    5
    « Family friendly hotel »

    Friendly staff, nice pool, clean rooms, convinient location. We just came in after 8pm and got two rooms with best possible rate. Half an hour from Silver Falls State park. They provide vouchers for breakfast in Dennis across the parking lot which is really helpful for family with kids.

    5
    « motel evaluation »

    great experience. I really enjoyed the workout center and found it to offer a full range of equipment along with the pool. The relationship with Denny's works out well and is appreciated. The newspapers are also a nice touch. Again, the non-electric entry doors are an inconvenience when you are carrying items in both hands.

    5
    « Stay here when in Salem »

    A warm welcome and friendly service from John at the front desk followed by a spacious, quiet room. We had a relaxing stay following a long drive and couldn't have enjoyed a nicer experience. Lots of little touches made our time here very enjoyable and can't recommend the Mill Creek Inn enough if you're looking for a pleasant place to stay in Salem.

  • 5
    « At last....an awesome motel! »

    Wow. Sooooo clean. Staff is very professional and friendly. Rooms well appointed. No make- your- own waffles here! They concentrate on giving you a good motel experience and leave the breakfast to the professionals at dennys. Four choices for breakfast that included two drinks. My fav...the egg white breakfast. We stayed 2 nights visiting family. Will definitely make this our go to motel in salem from now on. You can see my review of Shiloh Inn in July on trip advisor. Then you will understand why we are so happy to find best western.

    3
    « Nice visit »

    Accommodating place. Room was approximately 350 square feet, double lavatories, decent soaps and clean, Beds were soft and saggy. Room was quiet and provided uninterrupted sleep. Front desk sponsored Chocolate chip cookies on check-in. Free morning newspapers and a free breakfast at Denny's next door.

    4
    « Nice hotel »

    This was a nice hotel that was clean, convienent, and close to lots of food. The Dennys next door was great for breakfast. Only issue we had was when checking in I had reserved the room but another family member was paying. They would not let her have key until I came in and signed even though it was under comments she was paying then made her sign same form. Really? Ok to take payment then make me come in to inital a form. Made no sense.

    5
    « Highly recommended »

    I was in Salem for my nieces wedding. If you can afford to stay at this location, I highly recommend it. The beds were comfortable, staff very friendly and helpful, breakfast was at Denny's, and could have used more then just a couple pieces of bacon or sausage with the pancakes and French toast. But the two egg breakfast was decent. I traveled Solo but my parents and sister and her family were just down the hall. Very nice place to stay.

    4
    « Nice, clean, friendly »

    The staff was very nice and was greeted with a cookie which was very good. Night staff was not so up on restaurants in the area other than going downtown. We found one a few blocks away and it was very good. Costco is across the street which was fun! Breakfast at Dennys is included and they let you substitute some items as what they offer is limited. Clean, easy to get to, quiet. Served our purpose in Salem!

    5
    « Our favourite location to stay »

    This Best Western has the friendliest staff along with very comfortable rooms. We have stayed at this location when travelling through Oregon for over 25 years and have never been disappointed. The rooms are well presented with nice quality linens. We love the change of pace for breakfast by being given a voucher for breakfast at Denny's.

    3
    « Relatively clean hotel with very friendly staff! »

    Welcomed with a cookie upon checkin - enough said! Breakfast provided is a voucher to attend Denny's and choose from a small selection of items. This was a relatively nice hotel for the price you pay, however might be on the older side as the floors creaked like you were about to fall through. During our stay, my colleagues and I rented a conference room that was set up really nicely, however you must set up the projector they provide you. Coffee and water were an additional $25 which may be a little excessive. Located about 15 minutes from downtown Salem

    3
    « If you like to go to a city to disconnect..... »

    If you like going places and not be connected, this is the place for you. The hotel itself is very nice, the staff is great, but there is barely an internet connection. It's so slow that it will not load web pages from time to time. If you disconnect from it, then come back to reconnect, you have to mess with you settings to get the login page to come up again to be able to use it. It's a real PAIN IN THE YOU-KNOW-WHAT! Step into the present Best Western!

    4
    « Very Nice, comfortable and quiet »

    I stay here every time I come to Salem for work, it has always been clean and quiet, be careful to lock your vehicle and hide valuables since we have experienced vehicle break-ins a few times, this can happen at any hotel. I love the breakfast being at denny's in the same parking lot.

    5
    « Quality Business Trip »

    This place is always very good for business travel. It is quiet and located near everything I need to access. The breakfast is good and is included in the price of the room. I have been staying here for the past 20 years and this hotel is always updated well taken care of and friendly.

  • 5
    « Great Hotel in Salem »

    My husband and I checked into the Mill Creek Inn based on Tripadvisor reviews. The front desk staff was friendly and helpful with directions. We were very pleased with our room and the hotel's overall cleanliness. If we are visiting the Salem area again, the Mill Creek Inn will be our first choice for lodging!

    5
    « Great Hotel for Salem »

    We've stayed here before and are always pleased but they are still on top of their game. New carpet throughout looks great and makes it look so fresh and clean. New room air conditioners are quieter and the pool was the perfect temperature this time! They've added closet doors and I liked the way it was before but I get it. Staff always very good. Price a good deal.

    4
    « Business trip »

    Nice clean hotel. The staff is friendly and very accommodating. The location is great for easy access to the freeway in either direction. The pool is great / you can actually get some good laps in after a long day.

    5
    « Best Best Western »

    This has got to be the best Best Western ever. Spacious rooms. Tremendous service-friendly and efficient. Great location. Great value. We had a full Jeep Cherokee for our son's move to college. All that stuff fit easily into the room and we had plenty of space left.

    5
    « Great Stay »

    Professional staff greets you at the front desk, Lobby is clean and bright. Pool area was very nice and although I did not use the exercise room it also looked well kept. I thought the level of amenities in the room was nice, it was hot out that trip and the bottled water in the fridge was a nice addition ( to be honest, could have been placed there by my husband but I think staff put it there.)Laundry facilities are available and easy to use. I felt secure there, even in the parking lot that evening as we went across to the Denny's next door- which also has a very personable staff. You won't be that far from Silver creek Falls State Park when you are in the area- it is beautiful and if you hike- you will be impressed. If you are working in the area there is a Home Depot very close so getting supplies and tools is easy. During the summer months don't forget to check out the racing in Albany,Lebanon,Eugene and my favorite Cottage Grove Speedway for some great dirt track racing for everything from sprint cars to go carts- no complaining if ya get a dirt clod in your beer either or you'll be considered a wimp.

    5
    « Great place to stay. »

    The staff and hotel are great! I stay here for both business and personal and have never been disappointed. The rooms are clean and bright. They have updated the rooms and building. The breakfast at Denny's is a bonus and the staff there are great too!

    5
    « BW Plus Mill Creek is a great hotel! »

    The rooms are clean and spacious. The staff is very friendly, professional and very helpful. The breakfast selections at Denny's were great, good portions and healthy choices. The price of the room is a great value for your money. The location is convenient to shopping and dining.

    4
    « convenient road trip stop »

    Stayed one night en route from Portland to SF Bay Area, stopping to visit relatives. Facility was clean and comfortable and quiet, and as other reviewers have noted, the double sinks were convenient and the free breakfast at Dennys next door was a nice perk.

    5
    « A perfect place to stay »

    If you are looking for a hotel in Salem look no further, this is it. Each year my daughter and I stay here for our annual trip to the Enchanted Forest. Ashley checked us in, she was very welcoming! She asked what we were planning for that evening and when I told her we were planning on seeing the movie Pete's Dragon she looked up the movie times right away and wrote down the theater's address without me even asking her to. Its wonderful to be treated so warmly upon arrival. There's complimentary tea, coffee, and hot chocolate in the lobby. The rooms are spacious and have been recently updated with new carpets. I love that the rooms have double sinks, one inside of the bathroom and one outside. There's a microwave, fridge, and coffee maker in the rooms. I also love that they offer 2 complimentary bottles of water in the fridge. An extra nice touch are the mints on the nightstand. The one thing the room is missing and I'd say it needs to be added are black out curtains. The hotel has a large indoor pool, jacuzzi, and private saunas. There's a large free parking lot, free WiFi is available in all the rooms, and a free breakfast is offered at Denny's which shares the same parking lot. At check in you are also given a discounted coupon for dinner at Denny's. The hotel is only a few minutes from a Regal movie theater, lots of restaurants, and shopping. If the hotel is looking for any tips to make it even nicer I would suggest slippers and robes. It would be great to have robes to go down to the pool with. Keep on traveling!!

    3
    « On the way to van couver bc »

    Stayed 1night . The rooms are very clean no noise other than ac unit. Rm246. You get a 15 percent discount on dinner for Denny's next door and Free bkrfst same place . Denny's has come up a lot lately but I was still disappointed in bw this is a plus bw ? Sorry but for the price I'l stay at holiday xpress.

  • 4
    « Very Spacious Rooms »

    The room was extremely spacious and bed was comfortable. Having a double sink was convenient so that someone can use the shower/toilet and someone else can use the vanity sink. The papaya soap was lovely. Having a lighted magnified cosmetic mirror was a nice touch. Very comfortable room overall.

    5
    « One of the best hotel I've ever stayed at »

    This hotel was one of the nicest, most affordable places I have ever stayed. The gentleman at the front desk - Chuck was very friendly and knew I was in a rush to get to a wedding, and went out of his way to check me in quickly. Our room was exceptionally well decorated roomy, and super clean. I had just had a horrible experience at the hotel I stayed at the night before that cost me much more, and to check into such a wonderful facility as this was especially nice. I would highly recommend this facility!

    5
    « Amazing! »

    Absolutely amazing place to stay! Well worth every penny no matter the cost. Rooms are beautiful and beds are so comfortable. Customer service is too here and it shows with every employee all the way to housekeeping. The feel and culture here should never change! And as a plus the breakfast you get is Denny's!!! Love the pool and little wading pool for the kids too!

    4
    « Stayed for business »

    Stayed at BW Mill Creek for a Conference. Convenient off I-5. Easy to get downtown. Very clean and roomy. Quiet rooms. Got in late, friendly staff. Fast internet and quick connection. Didn't use free breakfast at Denny's next store. Love that Costco was across the street!

    5
    « Road Trip - Touring »

    We used this hotel whilst we were on a road trip, we were welcomed by a very enthusiastic John who was very friendly and as it was part of a holiday for my birthday offered us a suite that happened to be available for a great rate, the room was very clean, breakfast included at Denys was a bonus, friendly staff, lovely hot tub and even some sun loungers outside to catch a few rays - all great, thanks for going out of your way to enhance our stay.

    5
    « Always good! »

    Nice friendly staff! Great prices and comfy clean room like always! Great location for us for traveling across Oregon. Right around the corner from famous Dutch coffee-drive thru ;-}' Would come back here again!

    5
    « staff and overall appearance »

    was in town for fun and stayed here. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The room was also very nice and clean, and had everything that we could have asked for. the staff member at the desk suggested a room on the third floor if we wanted something a little more quiet. excellent suggestion !! Was with a friend and we both agreed on how friendly and clean this hotel was. would definitely stay here again !!

    5
    « Spacious 1 bedroom suite with kitchenette »

    This hotel is convenient to downtown Salem, about a 5 minute drive. Free parking and limited free breakfast at adjacent Denny's. There is a small inexpensive laundry room on the main floor and free parking. The room was very large with a seating area, with couch and lazy boy chair. There was also a 4 person table and desk. The rooms were clean and the staff friendly and helpful.

    5
    « Quality Service and Ammenities »

    Over the past 15 years, I have come to rely on the consistent service and amenities this property offers. Regardless if I am traveling for business or pleasure, I always receive a warm welcome from staff that are attentive to my needs. The location is fantastic to easily access various sites around Salem.

    4
    « Great Hotel »

    The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful we were always greeted coming and going. Check in and out was quick and painless. The hotel was clean, very quiet and the decor was tasteful and pleasant. I forgot my razor and they gave me one at no charge. You get a free breakfast at Denny's.

  • 5
    « Great place to stay »

    Great place to stay. Clean and quiet with friendly staff. It's also pet friendly. They do not have the usual breakfast found at BWs. They give you coupons for breakfast at Denny's next door. It's a nice Denny's and the breakfast is very good with several options. If you have a need for Costco(food or gas) it's right across the street.

    5
    « solid, clean, enjoyable »

    nothing was out of place, everything was clean, pool was clean, staff very helpful and courteous....best night of the trip. We flew in by private plane and scheduled a pick up and return to the local airport. Worked very well and they were on time.

    3
    « Easy Access »

    The rooms were great size. Staff were attentive and polite. The hotel in itself could use some cosmetic updates. They are close to the Interstate for easy access. They offer a complimentary breakfast to the Denny's right in front of the hotel. Parking can become an issue if you arrive during Denny's busy time. Overall, I would stay here again.

    5
    « Very relaxing experience »

    I had a King room on this visit and it was nicely appointed and very comfortable. The room was very clean as was the facility in general. They do not have breakfast at the hotel, but they give you a coupon for Denny's which is in the same parking lot. This was a nice change. I would definitely stay here again.

    4
    « Friendly Staff »

    Always enjoy staying at the Best Western. Friendly staff are always present and attending to your needs. The pool and fitness center are better than others in the same area. I would recommend it to anyone.

    5
    « Great place to stay »

    I always expect the rooms to be clean. The rooms to smell nice and be well thought out. This hotel doesn't disappoint. The real value is the ladies that man the desk. They have gone way out of their way to help us with restaurants and local spots to go to. Outstanding staff here. Next time I am in Salem Oregon I will be staying here.

    5
    « Best Western »

    It was a great place to stay. The front desk staff was very helpful and friendly. The room was nice and large. The hotel was very clean and inviting. The sauna, hot tub, and pool were well maintained.

    5
    « 2 night stay at government conference »

    Great place to stay, well located, just off the freeway, right next to Denny's, very clean rooms, nice pool and spa, and a great little exercise room.. Staff are very friendly and very helpful in getting you what you need.

    5
    « Stay »

    Overall -- outstanding! Your staff was very helpful. My wife was in a wheelchair and your personnel rushed to open the door for us. The offer of the breakfast at Denny's was great; however, we didn't take advantage of it.

    5
    « Clean, quiet, and all the right amenities! »

    This is a well maintained property, very clean, close to but sheltered from the noise of the nearby freeway. It is conveniently located on major arterials for travel about the city. The staff are quick and courteous, and the guest amenities are what every traveler could want or need. I travel a lot on business and this motel is one of my top favorites.

  • 5
    « convenient and relaxed »

    Over several years I have found myself quite pleased with stays at the Mill Creek BW. Staff, rooms, convenience of the location to city roads and the I-5, and the swimming pool for early morning laps are all very helpful.

    5
    « Continues to be a great hotel »

    My wife and I stayed at the Best Western Plus in Salem in 2007 and I'm pleased to say that our stay some nine years later was every bit as enjoyable as our first experience. The location is excellent and the staff couldn't have been more friendly and helpful. Our room was large, clean and comfortable. An overall winner.

    4
    « Salem Visit »

    Stayed 3 nights while visiting family in the area. The room was clean, and the bed was comfortable. There was a remote control for the heat/AC unit. There was a sink in the room as well as in the bathroom of this handicap-accessible room. The sink in the room drained slowly. Shampoo/conditioner/body gel dispensers in the walk-in shower were slow to dispense. Not sure if that was the design or they were plugged. Would be nice if attention was given to detail. One wall looked like it might have been patched at the bottom, and it needed to be painted to match the wall. The security chain on the door looked like it had been pulled out, too, as it was not flush with the door. Other than these small issues, the room worked well. I would stay here again if in the area.

    5
    « Very nice hotel in Salem, OR »

    Our stay at this hotel was exemplary. Everything from the staff, the lobby, to the rooms was great, including the beautiful chandelier in the lobby . The hotel appears to be undergoing a renovation so we look forward to staying here after it is done. The only negative was the maintenance staff never came to address our slow drain after reporting the problem to the front desk. Otherwise thumbs up!

    5
    « Business Trip #10 »

    John always greets me with a wonderful smile, calls me his peeps and goes above and beyond what any other hotel I stay. I really enjoy my time when I come to the property every month! The location of the property is just right, the atmosphere is on point, and just an over all general blurb; I am very satisfied with the property.

    4
    « Served its purpose »

    Traveling through Salem and just needed a clean, kid OK spot for the night and it worked well. Very nice pool area w/ hot tub. Sauna an unexpected bonus! Easy to get to off I-5 but far enough that it's quiet. Clean, nice lobby as well. Kids very impressed with the chandelier - made them feel like I was spoiling them.

    4
    « Great Service »

    We have stayed here numerous times ,as we have some business to attend to in Salem and also have family to visit. Mill Creek Inn has always been clean and the staff friendly. It has a convenient location , close to I-5 , Costco,and with Denny's next door for breakfast or drinks in the evening .

    5
    « GREAT service; good place to stopover »

    Everything a family needs for a stopover on a road trip. Indoor pool, free breakfast at Denny's next door, all the resources one would reasonably expect (laundry, pet area, spacious rooms, fridge and microwave, strong wifi, laundry, vending, etc.). When we checked in, the clerk gave us cookies, bottle water and let us know he was at our service even if "there's a washcloth out of place - just let us know." Passing through Salem, this is the place to stay.

    4
    « Everything good »

    Room is spacious, has mini fridge microwave and they have coffee all day long at lobby. It's close to Costco wallmart etc and Denny's breakfast Is just nice. Front desk staff are professional and friendly and location has easy access to anywhere, with a car of course. Better than Grand hotel at Salem which I also stayed.

    5
    « Absolutely Awesome! »

    Looking for the best place to stay in Salem, on a 12-night road trip around Oregon, we walked into the hotel and were greeted by John the manager, and immediately we knew we had found "the one". (And we're the kind of people who will drive around to 8 or 9 area hotels before deciding.) Not only did we feel right at home, but we were into a fantastic room within 3 minutes! It was just the most incredible service. The room was fantastic and exceptionally clean and comfortable. Kudos to the entire team of folks who make it happen at Mill Creek.

  • 3
    « Clean, inviting, problems with its WIFI »

    The property is clean, inviting and convenient to Denny's & a local lounge. The rooms are moderately comfortable given the seating consists of two table chairs & a desk chair. (I like at least one comfortable chair, recliner or couch to unwind after a long day). The room did have a small refrigerator, coffee maker (Seattle's Best provided) and a microwave. Overall it was very quiet at night, no road noise whatsoever. The rub is although I was directed to the free WIFI (BWMillCreekInn), other than connecting initially, I was unable to to connect for the remainder of my stay forcing me to find the nearest Starbucks a few miles away each day. The hotel does not have a breakfast or a manager hosted happy hour, but it does provide coupons for a Denny's within walking distance. That said, the coupons provide the very basics, two eggs, toast, pancakes, coffee, NO SUBSTITUTIONS. This property is good for tired travelers who need a place to crash for an evening but may be a problem (especially if you have teenaged children who stay connected electronically with their friends) for longer stays.

    5
    « Modern, spacious, affordable hotel »

    The rooms in this hotel are noticeably bigger than average. In addition to the two beds, there was a small desk and a small table with two chairs, but the room did not feel crowded. There was a microwave oven and a small refrigerator with two bottles of water. There were two sinks, one inside the bathroom and one just outside. There was a lighted concave mirror in the bathroom that is helpful for shaving. The receptionist was friendly and the check-in process was quick and painless, and they give out cookies at check-in. There is a Denny's Restaurant across the parking lot, and at check-in you receive a coupon good for your choice of five different free breakfasts. The in-room wi-fi was free and worked well. There was one convenient electrical outlet in the lamp on the desk, and a less convenient outlet underneath the desk. It would have been helpful to have an outlet on the small table between the beds for charging a phone. It is not close to downtown Salem but it is close to Interstate 5. Overall I was very pleased with this hotel. It is better than most of the Best Westerns that I have stayed at.

    4
    « Very gracious accommodation »

    I was booked into a suite for my 4 night stay. As I was traveling with a puppy, I requested a ground floor room and this request was honored, even though I checked in a bit early. My suite included a living room, dining area, full kitchen, and separate bedroom and bath. All were comfortable. The staff was attentive throughout my stay. The only negatives were that there was no restaurant or bar onsite, which meant a default to Denny's next door, or a drive. Also, there was an area in back of the rear parking lot designated for relieving dogs, but it was full of thistles - not the most comfortable footing for my pup!

    5
    « Mill Creek Inn- Salem, Oregon »

    The Best Western in Mill Creek is definitely one of the "best" Best Westerns we have ever stayed at. Clean, good service and having Denny's available for food is as convenient as it gets. Always a pleasure to stay at Mill Creek in Salem.

    5
    « No complaints whatsoever »

    This was a great hotel. Comfortable, pool and Jacuzzi were very night (a must for us!) Staff was very friendly and accommodating! Best place we have stayed in Salem, Oregon. Will definitely stay here again!

    4
    « Standard, good hotel »

    Good place to stay,at a central and easy to reach place in Salem, with spacy rooms and friendly employees. All services o.k. including good wifi. My guess is that rooms at the back are more quiet, so that might be advisable.

    5
    « Zadie »

    We had a great time staff was very friendly and helpful,would stay again if need come up for hotel, we love the pool and hot tub also sauna room would have loved it even more if there was a steam room available

    5
    « Very nice stop on way to Seattle WA. »

    We had a king size bed that was very clean and comfortable. The bathroom was clean and comfortable. We were there for just a short time. The service was friendly and prompt. The breakfast at Denny's was a treat. .If we are in the area again we'll stay again.

    2
    « Something has changed in the past year! »

    Confusion over a comfirmed reservation. Mumbled incoherently when I showed the confirmation number and somehow managed to "find" my room. King suite is way overpriced. Regular room with 2 queens is more comfortable with 2 separate vanity areas and BETTER priced! I felt as though the reservation staff were scamming me to say that only a king suite was available! I had been staying here for the past 5 years and had high praise for this establishment. It must have changed to shoddy management now!

    5
    « Very nice honeymoon. »

    I had chosen this hotel when I was planning our honeymoon, in part, because of some of the other positive comments I read. I am glad I booked. I did not request the Honeymoon suite when I booked, but when I told the clerk of our trip he immediately put us in the suite with no extra charge. I found the hotel to be clean and orderly. I also found our stay to be quiet. I do not care of bumping or people talking loudly or running in the halls at all hours of the night, and we did not hear much of anything. WiFi was accessible with no problems. I also used the work out facilities and found them adequate for my needs. I would recommend this hotel for others in the future as we enjoyed our stay.

  • 4
    « Very nice »

    This BW is under going a remodel. But don't let that stop you. It was very clean and fresh. We were there on a weekend and didn't see any work in progress except a fountain in the lobby. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. They all loved to chat with the customers. The rooms were very spacious and clean. They give you a voucher for a free breakfast at Denny's which is located on the same property.

    4
    « Familiar Favorite »

    We have stayed at this hotel when visiting family in Salem for many years. The location is convenient and the staff is friendly. Rooms are large and clean. We enjoy walking to Denny's next door for our complimentary breakfast rather than battling a crowded hotel breakfast room. There were issues with the electronic key card system during our stay. We were told that the system will be updated soon.

    5
    « Best Choice »

    I've always preferred Best Western due to their quality of amenities from the room to the toiletries. The rooms are always clean and the staff helpful and kind. Their location has always given me great access to the interstate for easy on/off travel. They are also located near sites to see, good food and safe environment. That's why I always choose Best Western if they happen to be in the town I'm doing business at and that way I can focus on what I'm doing there job wise and with the accommodation with internet I can continue working in my room when necessary. Thank you and keep up the good work.

    5
    « nice clean place to stay »

    the rooms were clean and up to date. The front guest staff were great. A full breakfast at Denny's was included in our stay, go early as this is right by the hotel and gets very busy on weekends.. We brought our service dog and facilities for her were available.

    5
    « Second time just as good »

    Stayed here for my second visit to Salem based on previous one. John at the reception desk makes the stay even more enjoyable. All the staff are equally friendly and helpful. Rooms could use a few more easily accessible outlets near the beds. Television in our room was blurry. Coffee in the lobby is a plus for early risers. It will be my go to choice when visiting.

    5
    « A pleasant stay in Salem Oregon »

    We only stayed one night at Best Western in Salem but it was very pleasant. It was comfortable and clean and Ashley, at the desk, was very pleasant and helpful. The hotel sits next to a Denny's which served us breakfast with a number of choices and we enjoyed that. There are several other restaurants within a very small area which could have served our needs but we weren't around long enough to take advantage of them. The entire stay was lovely in a beautiful region with a positive, if short, experience at the hotel.

    4
    « Perfect stop on the way to Seattle or Vancouver, BC »

    We actually landed at Best Western Plus Mill Creek after leaving a horrible commuter hotel in neighboring Keizer, OR. Matt at the front was cordial, kind and uber professional, even though it was after 10 pm. We had no reservation but Matt happily quipped "that's ok," offered us their AAA Rate, gave us complimentary cookies, our keys and meal vouchers for the Denny's that shares a parking lot with the hotel. Hotel was clean, bright and freeway close. The room was quiet and the breakfast bar was perfect for enjoying a snack and our morning coffee. Great stay!

    4
    « PERFECT STARTING POINT »

    This property is perfectly located for exploring the Salem area. After a bad experience at a Best Western in Woodburn, we were a little hesitant about this place, but we were very happy with our 3 night stay here. The desk staff were friendly and informative- so nice to encounter people who sincerely like what they do and have the social skills to make a difference for their customers. Kudos. I'd especially like to thank Jan, who was so gracious helping with checkout. We will be returning.

    5
    « For work, this has been the most convenient location to stay in »

    Stayed here for work for several weeks and have not been disappointed with their customer service from the friendly staff, their amenities, and spacious rooms. They have kept my room clean and stocked as soon as I get back from my work. Other than the complimentary vouchers or the discounted coupon to Denny's restaurant, there are restaurants and shopping centers nearby for more options to dine and shop at.

    4
    « Nice and quiet »

    Stayed here for work for one night. Staff was friendly, bed was fairly comfortable, facilities were nice. No restaurant or bar on site. There was a Dennys in the same area, but I didn't take advantage of the hotel discount. I would stay here again if I have to visit Salem again.

  • 4
    « Great stay!! »

    The man at the front desk made our stay! We were there for one night but their hospitality and connections to their customers made me wish we stayed longer. The beds were comfortable and the room was clean. Excellent for level of accommodation. Down to earth real people made the experience. Thanks!!

    5
    « swim party sleepover »

    Awesome pools for kids and adults, clean and beautiful. Happy, friendly staff, no problems at all, just a good , memorable experience for everyone. we booked 2 rooms and it was just right for the little girls, moms and grandmoms.

    5
    « Great Hotel »

    My husband and I stay exclusively at Best Western as we can depend on consistantly great service. The Mill Creek Inn is one of the best we have stayed in. Easy access on off the freeway and complimentary breakfast at the close by Dennys Restaurant.

    3
    « Could have been better »

    Great Location, Management and Desk Staff not very knowledgeable or friendly. TV reception very poor. Restaurant at location is convenient but poor staff. Expected better for the price and brand that we are paying for.

    5
    « Best stay in the West »

    Wonderful all around. We have stayed at the best Westerns for many years and this is one of our favorite ones. The location is great close to shopping and has a safe feel , Rooms are comfortable and quiet and the staff is kindness and helpful ask for Sheryl at breakfast best server. Would stay at this Hotel anytime. Real pleasurable

    4
    « Handy and Nice »

    Easy access off the freeway. Accommodating, knowledgeable, friendly staff. Comfortable rooms, for me, great beds (not hard like so many hotel beds). Great pool and hot tub. Sauna is private (a real plus as far as I am concerned). Close by everything I needed. Even in traffic, most trips were around 10 minutes. Breakfast is provided by a gift card to the local Denny's. Historically, not my favorite place for a meal, but I must say this one was different - speedy service, experienced and friendly wait staff and the food was prepared just the way I ordered it. Given the way the hotel operates its voucher program, you are going to pay for juice, if you also want coffee (didn't like this aspect of the program. That makes for a mighty expensive glass of juice that would normally be included in a "hotel's breakfast").

    4
    « Lobby Soft Rock Sets the Tone »

    My arrival in Salem began with renting vans for a workshop I was there for and they had Pandora 70's soft rock going there. I kind of miss the old days of being a young kid hearing soft rock like Air Supply, Ambrosia and Bread playing at repair shops, doctor's offices and elevators. I stayed here for business in early May. And this place had a sweet little soft rock playlist, too! I hadn't heard Marty Balin's 'Hearts' in a couple decades, and it was very nice to hear. A nice intro to my stay here. Their breakfast offering is a voucher for breakfast across the lot at Denny's. A nice gut bomb to start the day! The last hotel I visited had shared bathrooms. They had a sink in the room. I admit I had used the sink for purposes other than handwashing. This hotel had two sinks! But luckily it also had a shower and a toilet. I don't remember much about the hotel beyond that. Which is a very good thing. It was what I expected in a moderately priced chain hotel. I would certainly stay here again.

    4
    « Salem Convention »

    Stayed for one week, Door key card was the biggest problem where it would not work all the time. had two cards and had the same problem with both cards. Front desk fixed it right away. They need to move the smoking area away from the doors!

    2
    « Dirty & not accommodating »

    Booked several months beforehand for a special event. Specifically requested a quiet room on top floor away from the elevator. So we get to the 3rd floor and the room is directly across from the elevator. Down we go back to reception. Staff then says with a thinly veiled fake politeness that they are all full and the only room she can offer me otherwise is on the first floor. So we don't have any choice but to take that. Old, creaky floors and bed. Then discover most of these 1st floor rooms are used by people with pets since they allow pets. Dog hair on furniture and faint smell of pooch also. I love dogs, just don't want to smell or sleep with their hair in my hotel room. Soap dispensers are a nice idea to save on packaging and be more green, however much less hygienic as the goop accumulates on the bottom and are not cleaned well. Just take a tissue and wipe them and you'll see what I mean. These so called smoke free hotels are often old hotels that used to be smoking and you can still smell it. Also people hang out and smoke right outside the side entrance so even though the sign says 10 feet, if management puts seating right there, what do you expect? The final straw however was the old blood stains on the white sheets. Nice thing to see when getting into bed...my husband already asleep so did not bother to tell him as it was on my side anyway....he would have flipped Im sure. Disgusting. Not any value for money, IMO.

    5
    « Trip to enchanted forest. »

    When we walked through the front doors we were already in a 911 toddler potty training emergency when Jen the recepsonist greeted us. She instantly recognized our potty emergency and directed us to the bathroom. After we finished she took the extra time to talk with our daughter and offered her cookie. We appreciate Jen's great customer service and the extra time she spent making our daughter feel at home. We got a good rate on the room and the room was very clean which is much appreciated with having a little one. We may have found our new go to place when visiting the Salem area. Thanks again Jen.

  • 5
    « Nice place to stay »

    This hotel is a nice place to stay. Very clean facility, very friendly helpful staff. They do not have a breakfast in the hotel but they give you a coupon to use at the Dennys accross the parking lot. They have a nice pool and jacuzzi. This is my 3rd stay at this hotel this year and would highly recommend. The only negative thing I can say is that there TV reception is not very good.

    5
    « Great stay »

    Have stayed here with large groups and small. The staff takes care off all your needs regardless of the size of your traveling group.It's easy access to I5 and restaurants and shopping (just in case you forgot something!).

    5
    « Great room and location »

    Stayed here several times now. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Rooms are clean. Very central location for where ever you need to go in the area. Even though your right by the freeway and airport, the building was quiet.

    5
    « Excellent hotel staff »

    This is our second time staying at the Best Western Plus Mill Creek. The hotel staff is accommodating and the rooms are clean. We could have paid for a cheaper hotel but like the location, employees, amenities, and cleanliness are hard to beat! I would stay there every time we visit if we continue to take our trip.

    5
    « Exceptional »

    Right from the start, we were treated very well. The manager, John, we so helpful and knowledgable about the area and knew his stuff. We hadn't booked but we were offered a free upgrade to a suite, which was superb. The price includes breakfast at the Denny's adjacent to the hotel and also a reduction for an evening meal. This is a great hotel from which to explore the area and after travelling round for a week, it was nice to stay in one place for more than a night. Highly recommend this hotel.

    4
    « Good rtoom for a good price »

    Quiet clean at a good rate. Just what you would expect from a Best Western. The people working behind the counter were friendly and helpful. Be sure to ask for thing to do in the area they had some good thoughts on what to do in the area.

    4
    « Extremely helpful and friendly manager, great prices for rooms »

    Pros-John the manager was amazing, friendly, and extremely helpful. He knew about the area, what time to leave to get to certain areas etc. He went above and beyond for us. The price of our room for a king mini suite, was great for us to be coming from out of town. This hotel is only 2.5-3 miles from down town. The hotel offers free bottles of water and fruit for on the go, you just need to ask the front desk. You also get a free cookie when you check in. Now the Cons- There is no free continental breakfast, but there is free breakfast from Denny's next door. Make sure you get a breakfast voucher from the front desk. You only get 3 choices to chose from and they are not all you can eat. The coffee in the rooms and down in the lobby were not that great,(pretty weak flavored) I wish I knew were a good coffee place was besides starbucks. I would love to have woken up and had some amazing coffee. The tile in the bathroom needed to be re-grouted and the shower curtain did not keep the water from leaking all over the floor in the bathroom. The carpet in the bedroom felt weird on barefeet, so went to wash my feet and they were dirty. So maybe the room needs to have the carpet shampooed? All in all, I would come back to Best Western. It was also close to I-5,so it made getting places pretty easy.

    5
    « Great Place to stay »

    This is one the nicest Hotel stays I can remember in a long time. I have stayed at many locations and was expecting what I normally experience. Dirty carpets, roughed up furniture sloppy cleaning in rooms presented for guests.

    5
    « Great place to stay, right off I-5 exit »

    The room was clean and had all the things I would expect (iron, ironing board, hair dryer, soaps, shampoo, mini fridge, microwave etc) and a few nice extras (cookie at check in, cold water bottles in the fridge). Costco is across the street which is convenient.

    4
    « Nice hotel easy access to downtown and I5 »

    It is a very nice hotel, close to shopping as well as downtown Salem, state offices, and I5. Free breakfast at Denny's right in the parking lot. I have stayed many times it is my hotel of choice when working in Salem.

  • 5
    « Exceptional customer service »

    When our door lock quit working, the staff went above and beyond to upgrade our room and help us move our luggage. The upgrade did not cost us any extra money, which is a pretty big deal these days. The added benefit of hot Denny's breakfast right in the same parking lot really topped off our trip.

    4
    « Decent place to stay »

    We were on a road trip and found this hotel to be nice. It was clean and convenient to the freeway. We found the price to be high for an average room, although the room was bigger than some, it was still "standard" in our opinion. The breakfast that is offered is a very limited choice selection at a Denny's across the parking lot. We would have preferred an in-house breakfast that we could have just grabbed and been on our way. The desk staff was extremely friendly, and I felt that had we had any problems they would have addressed them quickly.

    5
    « Wonderful hotel »

    What a nice, clean inviting hotel. A cookie upon arrival and complimentary breakfast at Denny's next door the next morning. Staff was friendly and made me feel so comfortable after a long drive. Slept so good. Bed was awesome. Thank you!

    5
    « Horse Show and Fairgrounds »

    Great place to stay...Very nice for pets...great food options included..so convenient to our venue...in Salem for horse activities twice a year and this Hotel is perfect...Good Dennys restaurant right across the parking lot!...Very nice staff!

    3
    « Small Clean »

    The rooms were just fine, not great, but not bad. Appreciated the glass coffee cups in the room. The staff was friendly and helpful, and the rooms were clean. .Cookies were a nice touch, but not necessary.

    5
    « Pet Friendly and luxurious room »

    Chose BW on way home from California trip, traveling with 2 small dogs. Were pleasantly surprised at the very nice accommodations, conveniently located on 1st floor for easy access with the dogs. Cold bottled water awaited in the in-room fridge, cookies on check in, and to-go bags with fruit and water available at front desk. Nice touch! Only problem was uinable to call front desk, due to lack of instructions on the phone. dialing "0" only got me a dial tone. Internet instructions were not offered on check in, hence my need to contact front desk. Glad it was not an emergency!

    5
    « One of the best »

    An overnight stop during a trip South , we found this hotel to be one of the best BW's that we have recently stayed in. On arrival we were welcomed at reception, by very friendly and helpful staff, and were upgraded to a large superior room. The room was very large, with sitting area, and a small kitchenette, with fridge and microwave. The room was spotlessly clean,as was the bathroom, with good amenities. Breakfast was at the adjoining restaurant, Denny's,and very satisfactory. Other than the pool and hot tub, there was also a sauna and exercise room. We will definitely stay here again.

    5
    « wonderful »

    Wonderful trip and i will recommend to my friends as well for sure. It was really nice and comfy. The rate was a little high but its ok. The staff was friendly as well. The location was good the only thing was the breakfast that was not good as the denny's provide usually.

    2
    « EXPENSIVE!! »

    We had no reservation.....I asked for their lowest rate, I was given their "standard" room which had 2 queen size beds. Later I discovered that a room with a king size bed is generally less expensive. While in the lobby I overheard a clerk on the phone quoting rooms at a considerably less price than what we were offered (over 40.00). Also witnessed someone checking in at a much cheaper rate than what we were offered. When questioned, the staff said, "it is what it is"! Not a happy consumer

    5
    « Business Trip »

    This hotel is easy to reach off I-5. It is a bit dated but very clean and well kept. Staff is friendly and efficient. There was a nice breakfast next door at Dennys. I went about 9:30 and got right in and out. Some people complained it took too long, but that was not the case for me. The hotel does offer a grab and go bag with some snacks and drinks if you are in a hurry. There is a clean and well kept exercise room, sauna, and swimming pool too. Overall this is a place I would definitely stay again.

  • 5
    « Clean, Larger-Sized Rooms, 2 sinks »

    We were very satisfied with the cleanliness and larger sized rooms. Having 2 sinks separate rooms was perfect for a family of 4. Very friendly and efficient hotel staff was appreciated. Even though I prefer a softer mattress, the firm mattress was ok. It was quiet and a convenient place to stay in the Salem area.

    5
    « Mill Creek Inn »

    Very good motel experience....higher end of the BW chain...I would come back here again. Easy to get around the Salem area from this location...easy access to I-5...Costco right across the street. Room was clean...bed was very comfortable...Internet access seemed a bit slow, but worked fun once it got up and running....staff was competent and pleasant...

    5
    « Great hotel »

    Very nice hotel with larger than average rooms and a very nice lobby area with super comfortable chairs and a 24 hour coffee bar. Our room was very clean and modern. The pool area was very nice with a large hot tub and individual sauna rooms - a great feature you don't find in many hotels.

    4
    « Husband and I stayed overnight while travelling back after a holiday. »

    The hotel room was excellent. The last room available was a suite and our very friendly and smiling girl at the lobby, gave us a reduction in the price. Room was clean and roomy and I can't say enough about the courteous staff. I would definitely stay here again! It was very close to the interstate as well.

    5
    « 5 STARS EXPERIENCE »

    I have stayed a 5 STAR hotels in the past and believe me when I say that this hotel ranks right up there with them except for the complimentary breakfast offered by Denny's. I fully understand the business decision to partner with Denny's for breakfast but Denny's doesn't share the core values you experience by staff at the hotel. You are comparing apples to oranges between the staffs and service received. I can tell you that you will not find a more competent, caring, total customer satisfaction experience anywhere that is equal to what you receive at this BW hotel. The owners should be proud of the effort put forth by John and others to make you stay here as comfortable and safe as you would experience in your home. What an example for other BW hotels to emulate.

    5
    « clean and friendly »

    This hotel is always clean and the staff is exceptionally friendly. The decor is a little dated but it appears that they are updating slowly. I wish that they had their own restaurant and you weren't sent to the Denney's next door. I view Denney's as fast food style which I try to avoid.

    4
    « Nice Clean Place to Stay »

    This is an older building in the middle of renovation so don't let it discourage you. The newly remodeled rooms are bright and cheery. There is very little noise from the remodeling work going on; most people wouldn't even realize it except for the sign in the lobby notifying guests and visitors of the construction. The staff is friendly and welcoming. The housekeeping staff is top notch and the rooms are clean. Pets are welcome and pet friendly rooms are on the first floor. I was happily on the third floor not to aggravate my allergies. The pool isn't bad, a good size for a hotel pool. They have a nice little workout room with a variety of equipment and some free weights, there is large hot tub and wonderful sauna rooms. Breakfast is provided at Denny's restaurant that is just across the parking lot. All-in-all, a good place to stay for the price.

    5
    « Found my favorite place to stay! »

    Stayed here when I dropped my daughter off at Willamette. The rooms were clean, and it is a great location. The breakfast at Denny's was a great way to start the day. The staff was great. John gave me a great route to run, and Beth, Jen, and Katherine always greeted us with a smile, answered our question, and helped us with anything we needed. This will be the first place i check when I get to go back to Salem.

    5
    « Excellent welcome and service »

    After a week on the road at best westerns I stopped here and was met by Jen at the front desk. She gave a warm smile and welcomed me as if I had been gone away too long. She gave me excellent advise on a place to eat. When I came back she asked how I liked it and held a great conversation. Checkout was amazing too and I was sent off feeling like I needed to come back soon.

    3
    « Expensive Value »

    With taxes and deposit for a pet the one night cost was almost $200. Thought that it was expensive compared to value. The room was spacious enough although the hotel and room were dated. The cable quality was really poor.

  • 5
    « A very nice stay in East Salem »

    We had a very nice stay at the Best Western Plus Mill Creek Inn. Came up for the retirement of a fellow Firefighter. Had a very nice experience at check in and check out. Room was very nice and we will return. Great location and quick access to downtown Salem.

    5
    « Best of Salem »

    Prior to this visit, I didn't care for any of the hotels in Salem and I didn't really care for Best Western hotels. Our visit this time has changed my mind. This was our fourth time staying at a hotel in Salem while visiting family. This is now my "go to" hotel for Salem. All the staff were friendly. The pool was very good. We were traveling with our kids and grandkids and the grandkids loved the pool. I travel a lot for wok (I'm an airline pilot), so I stay in a lot of different hotels; this one is great (especially for Salem).

    5
    « A warm welcome at the end of a long travel day »

    We enjoyed our stay at thi8s hotel, as the young man who checked us in was friendly, efficient and accommodating. He made us feel welcome and valued as customers. We would return to this hotel any time our travels took us through Salem again.

    5
    « Use of Best Western Motel »

    Very nice experience. I work in Pendleton and stay at Oxford because of proximity to work I use BW when I come to Salem for our Department of Corrections meetings. It is a quality facility and in close proximity to our meetings. They also give us government rates which is greatly appreciated. The recreation facility with the work out center and pool are exceptional and actually is one of the primary reasons that I chose to stay there.

    4
    « good stopover in Salem »

    check in staff was exceptionally accommodating. cleaning staff friendly and prompt. good location. nice that they give coupons for restaurant next door. hotel was quiet and clean. parking was convenient and plentiful.

    5
    « Very Impressed with Mill Creek Inn »

    We stayed only one night while on the road home from Arizona. The staff at this hotel are outstanding, very friendly and helpful. We felt very welcomed upon our arrival and departure. Unfortunately we left something behind in the room. I called them from our next hotel, they quickly located it and agreed to arrange to mail it to our home in Canada. Within the day, we received a call from the Salem post office to let us know the cost of shipping the item. The hotel staff handled this so professionally and kindly. The room was also very comfortable and quiet. There is a Denny's restaurant next to this hotel where you get a free basic breakfast....we had freshy prepared eggs, hash browns, sausages and toast. We also received 10% off our dinner. We would stay at this hotel again without hesitation.

    5
    « Excellent Facility »

    Very nice room. The staff were awesome. The entire property was impressive. Would definitely recommend. This was my first experience at a Best Western Plus and it far exceeded my expectations. Tasteful decor and each staff member I encountered was friendly and happy to help.

    5
    « Best Western Plus Mill Creek Inn Salem Or »

    This motel is excellent. It is clean and has wonderful staff. Easy access close to Denny"s. It has a large pool my grandchildren loved. It has a sauna,hot tub,and gym. It's great make no mistakes stay there. D Mullins

    5
    « I'm Impressed »

    I don't normally stay at Best Western hotels, but this was close to work and they had a great rate. I am very impressed with this hotel! The rooms are new, updated and very clean. I had a really cool room with a wet bar in it. The bed was SO comfy - best I've slept in a long time. John at the front desk was great - very friendly and knowledgeable about the local area. I'd definitely stay here again. Oh and the WiFi was FAST!

    5
    « Top of the Line »

    Beth provided us excellent service while checking in and providing area information. The room was clean and very comfortable. My son and I had a very relaxing time in the pool and hot tub. The breakfast at Denny's was wonderful. I would recommend this hotel to others and plan to stay here again when we are in the area.

  • 5
    « Great place! »

    Excellent customer service! The room is spacious, clean and nice. The pool is a fantastic size, hot tub as well. The kiddie pool is great for toddlers too. I have stayed here several times and it has been great each time.

    5
    « Business weekend »

    Business meeting held at the hotel which was convenience, well orchestrated, with a friendly staff. The location was conveniently located near I-5 and yet the rooms were quiet. Rooms are also large, clean and offer nice amenities. The staff was friendly and responsive. Nice pool and spa area.

    1
    « not a wink of sleep »

    The room was very clean and attractive but at the end of a hall leading to a side door and staircase where people came and went all night long. Every time the outside door closed our room door rattled loudly. People using the stairs clomped up and down with no regard for people who may have been asleep.

    5
    « Relaxing After a Long Drive »

    Through my job with the State of California, State Controllers' Office, I traveled for over 30 years and when given the locality I always stayed at a Best Western facility. Now that I'm retired, Best Western is always my first choice for over-night accommodation's. In those 30 plus years I have seen Best Western upgrade their facilities and amenities that are comparable to the other mid to large size hotel chains. So Keep up the.

    5
    « Great place! Barcalounger Bonus!! »

    The Mill Creek Inn is a great place to stay. The rooms are large, the bed is comfy, the breakfast (at Denny's, next door) is good. There's also a nice, large indoor pool, an exercise room, and saunas. Great value, great place!

    3
    « Mill Creek Inn, Salem »

    Double check your booking dates prior to checking in and when checking in. Changed booking dates and witnessed several guests with booking dates changed unexpectedly. (Shorted one day on the end of booking.) WiFi was inadequate.

    5
    « Great place to stay »

    We liked the room, which was well appointed, clean, and appropriately quiet.. The staff were attentive to our needs. (The cookies helped too.) We were glad to have a laundry facility so handy and easy to use. Yes, we enjoyed our stay and look forward to our next one.

    2
    « Gnarly ironing boars and iron ruined $300 dress suit! »

    Before I put my designer skirt and blazer on the board to iron the travel wrinkle from them, I guess I should've inspected the equipment first!! Who knew!? I didn't notice the gnarly sticky dirty substance that had adhered itself to the board, nor did I notice the black iron safety plate had literally worn away, leaving only a speckled trace behind that was barely visible. The nasty goo is now hot ironed into my outfit! It still had the store tags on it! I had been saving it for this trip. Now, I'm 7 hours away from home,and an important place to go, and jeans and tee shirt to go in?! I'm so bummed!

    5
    « Third Time is a Charm »

    This was a third visit to the Best Western Plus Mill Creek. The staff is always kind and helpful. The rooms are spacious and clean. And the pool is a favorite with our grandchildren. The location is convenient to the highway and breakfast is available a short walk across the parking lot.

    5
    « Excellent Experience »

    I stopped here for a night on my way home from Bend to Vancouver. Eaasy What a lovely Best Western. My room was well appointed with every amenity. The entire staff was friendly, efficient, and knowledgeable. Breakfast was comped at a nearby Denny's. My best memory, the 24 hour and free carmel macchiato machine in the lobby. Reasonably priced. For what more could one ask?!

  • 4
    « Friendly staff, large rooms »

    Had a great experience spending 2 nights here on a work trip. The staff was exceptionally helpful throughout my visit. As an example, Beth at the front desk was super-friendly and let me store my bags the morning of my initial stay. It was nice to have the free breakfast voucher, too. The room was large and clean, and I was surprised to find a lazy-boy recliner in the room (which I enjoyed in the evenings). The only negatives are small: the hallway noise (doors opening/closing, people talking) was very audible in the room; the door's key reader was very finicky and required several key swaps; and the TV remote was not functioning. Again, these were small. Overall, a pleasant visit. I would stay here again.

    5
    « Lovely Surprise in Salem »

    Our stay at the Best Western Plus, Mill Creek Inn, Salem, Oregon was not planned. We could not have been more pleased with the cleanliness, quality and comfort. John, the manager, was a delight and made our stay most welcomed.

    4
    « BW Plus Mill Creek Salem »

    I stayed at the BW Plus Mill Creek Inn February 18 and 19, 2016. It was a very nice stay. Spacious, clean and comfortable rooms. Easy to find. Very friendly staff. You get a voucher for a discount at Denny's. Which I don't recommend unless you are exhausted as the service, food and atmosphere were a bit dismal even for a Denny's. Anyway the hotel itself was great. Nice pool and spa. I really enjoyed the fitness room. Location is easy to navigate to various historical or other sites. A great stay. I thought it a little odd if I remember correctly as I stayed in a lot of places but that you have to actually walk through the pool to get to the fitness room and they give you a key with a 1 hour limit. Your room key doesn't give you access as is the case with most. But, neither of those things were an issue just the first time I've come across that. I really recommend this place very nice and good price. As I woman traveling alone I felt totally comfortable and safe. Having a refrigerator, microwave and free wifi are fantastic!

    2
    « Theft »

    Our car and several other cars got their windows smashed out and robbed the night we stayed. We were parked in view of the front desk. Apparently there is no video surveilance in front of this facility and no visible security. My Family and I will not go back.

    4
    « Friendly staff and large rooms »

    This is a good choice. Pay the extra money and stay somewhere nice. We choose this place based on reviews and was not disappointed. The rate is higher than most other places but the rooms and staff make up for the cost. The beds are comfy and our fellow who was very helpful in suggesting a place after telling him what we were looking for. He even gave us the directions and address. Very bubbly and refreshing. Wish I got his name. The rooms are updated, large and have two sinks which I love. Breakfast is at Denny's compliments of BW.

    4
    « Convenient and Comfortable »

    Easy on off Interstate 5, nice setting with larger rooms and very comfortable beds. Staff are very attentive and friendly. Pool is indoor and includes a spa, very nice. No breakfast service at property, however a vochure for breakfast at Denny's next door is included. Good place to stop for the night.

    5
    « All the Important Things »

    All the things you want in a place to stay was found here. 1. Safety 2. Cleanliness 3. Spacious rooms, quiet and warm (They even had 2 water bottles in the refrigerator for convenience). 4. Great customer service (What's better than warm chocolate chip cookies at an 11pm checkin after a really long day?) 5. Great value (Good room rates and included hot breakfast at Denny's across the way). I will definitely stay here when my travel plans take me back to Salem. Chuck and John were both professional and very helpful.

    4
    « Better than Expected »

    This was actually a fall back hotel for a girl's getaway weekend but it should have been our 1st choice. The hotel really impressed us. Updated, clean, spacious room, great view. John really started our stay out very positively with cookies, the ok to leave one vehicle at the hotel as we did sightseeing the next day (even after check out), and our choice of floor and view. For two moms taking a break from their toddlers those small things meant a lot! Loved the double sink (one outside the bathroom). Downsides were the comfort of the bed-very hard and uncomfortable for sleeping-fine for sitting or watching tv on. You can hear a fair amount of noise outside the room, woken up at 6:30a on a Saturday to someone's phone call that sounded as though it were next to my bed. Also the breakfast is at Denny's (same parking lot) but you get one of four limited choices and gratuity is expected (though you have no idea the cost of your option) so it wasn't in essence the free breakfast with lots of options many hotels have. It was a very disappointing experience with that Denny's which is mostly on them and why I'd stay at this hotel again, just eat somewhere else for breakfast. I wish we had time to use the pool-it looked amazing. We did use the small workout room next to the indoor pool but it had one treadmill out of order-overall ok though. I wish I had known about the comfort of the bed and the situation with breakfast before I stayed there but I would absolutely consider this hotel in the future.

    5
    « Awesome Staff with Great Customer Service »

    Stayed here on a trip from Bellingham, WA to Sacramento, CA with my truck towing a car trailer loaded and a 26' Uhaul truck. Were greeted at the front and directed to parking that was near a door and had video surveillance. Staff during checkin was amazing. Had my nephew with me and he was throughly entertained. Hotel was very clean even though the signs said it was under renovation. Great place to stay.

    5
    « Simply the best »

    We came on this trip as a medical one as my grandmother is in the hospital and we wanted to be closed to her after her surgery. We picked this place based on location and reviews and we have been very impressed! From the fresh baked cookies at check in to the wonderful customer service from John and Jenn. This visit has been but pleasant! The rooms are wonderful, the mattresses comfortable and the swimming pool is the perfect way to tire out a couple toddlers. I will definitely stay here again and tell people about this place!

  • 5
    « Front Desk Staff Rocks! »

    Best duo of front desk guys ever! The afternoon/evening pair was so friendly and enthusiastic I couldn't help but have a great day! The hotel is currently undergoing some renovations but that didn't detract from the overall quality of stay in any way.

    1
    « Unfriendly Front Desk Staff »

    I called to book a room and was immediately greeted by a very unfriendly front desk lady, Katherine. I had asked some basic questions and she answered extremely rudely. Some of the questions were simply asking what room types they had available, if they were non-smoking rooms, or for my conformation number. She was completely rude during the entire conversation. It was almost as she didn't want to make reservations or answer the phone. I now know, that I will never call to make a reservation again after being treated the way I was. If you call to make a reservation, I suggest talking to a general manager, or anyone but Katherine.

    5
    « Such a Great Place to stay. »

    The Hotel is VERY Clean, and looks very nice. The Personal is awesome. Everyone we have contact with is awesome, Chuck, Jena, John, Jake, just a few. They will help you with any requests you have. The parking lot is huge, and the Hotel has easy off and on to the freeway (Hwy 5) and the Airport. The amenities are cool also, you have free bottle waters in your room, coffee in the lobby, and they give you cookies, coupons for dinner, and a free breakfast from the diner next door.

    5
    « Great place to stay in Salem, Oregon! »

    This is convenient to downtown, reasonably priced, clean, comfortable and attractive. The Denny's restaurant on the property offers a very high standard of food and service. The staff at the hotel are all courteous, cheerful, and efficient. The swimming pool has extended hours and overall this is an ideal place to stay for a few days or longer while in Salem.

    5
    « home away from home »

    Been my home away from home for 20 years. Staff are friendly and welcoming EVERY time (John the new front desk manager is fast friendly and willing to help with anything), the rooms are super clean and neat as well as quiet. The free Denny's breakfast next door is way better than any in house complimentary breakfast. We've tried other lodging options over the years just to see if there's better out there and we always come back here for all the above reasons. I'm sold!

    5
    « Great hotel. for Salem area »

    We were very impressed the with hotel. Our family was getting new floors installed at our house so we stayed at the Best Western for seven days. I have two kids so the most important thing is the pool. They have a great pool (actually they have two pools one smaller one for children). The pool was always warm and clean. The staff was always friendly and the rooms were clean and in good shape. By far the best employee is John, who went out of his way to make our kids feel welcome and greeted them every time we came in.

    4
    « Consistent quality »

    I stay here most of the time when I come to Salem for business. Breakfast if offered, but not on site. Excellent customer service. The only challenge I have is with the toiletry dispensers. The product comes out in very tiny amounts. So it takes a lot of effort to get an adequate amount for each product.

    5
    « John is Great »

    We spent one night at the best Western Plus Mill Creek while returning from a trip to Newburg, Oregon. I was surprised by the helpfulness of John, who was working at the front desk. He was so excited about the new features of the hotel and showed great enthusiasm for sharing information about nearby restaurants. I feel bad that I didn't get a chance to try the spa, because he was so excited about it. I was able to use the exercise room. It was great to be able to exercise while on the trip. The room was great. It was particularly good in its bathroom features. Having an adequate pressure and temperature for a shower is very important to me. I was not disappointed. I can give the highest recommendation for this hotel.

    4
    « Best Western PLUS Mill Creek Inn, Salem, OREGON »

    The lobby and room were spacious and very attractive. The room was very clean and the beds were quite comfortable. They did not have breakfast at the motel; they gave you a voucher for Denny's. The voucher gave you very limited choices such as coffee OR juice. We have stayed at numerous Best Westerns, first time for a voucher.

    5
    « Very friendly staff »

    Jen & Josh were so helpful. Gave us the down lo on the whole town where to eat what was good what was not, they were so friendly too! Really feels like a home away from home here!!! This is our second stay in 1 week!!!!!

  • 5
    « Academy Graduation »

    My Daughter-in-law graduated from the Oregon Police Academy and our stay here was great, less than 10 minutes away. The staff was great and breakfast was good at the Denny's with the free voucher from the hotel. We stayed in December when My son graduated and were so pleased we had no question where we would stay this time.

    5
    « Slept like a baby »

    The Best Western Plus in Salem has great guest rooms. They are spacious, clean, tall shower heads, and the most comfortable beds. My family were all comfortable and slept wonderfully. The hotel itself is beautiful. The only thing we don't like is that they don't have a breakfast bar. They give you vouchers for the Denny's next door but it is not our favorite restaurant.

    5
    « Best Lodging I've Ever Stayed In »

    On Saturday, we checked into the Best Western Plus Mill Creek Inn. The instant the clerk, John, smiled and said, "Hello", I knew he was the one that had taken my reservations. He was extremely hospitable. The room was great! It was a nice size, it had a refrigerator (which not all rooms have that now), I liked the separate bathroom/sink and then the additional sink in the little dressing room. I lIked the bar of soap, the candy and the cookies. It had a great pool and hot tub area. It had a nice coffee counter. And we enjoyed getting the coupons for Dennys. First impressions are important and my expectations were matched equally to the pictures o the internet.

    3
    « Overly friendly Staff »

    We were greeted with much gusto....almost over the top....the hotel was clean comfortable and adjacent to lounge and Denny's diner. We had asked for ground floor but ended up on the third floor a new employee was struggling with our reservation...all ended up well...

    5
    « Great hotel! »

    After traveling from Europe, three flights and driving in a rental car I finally pulled of the I - 5 near Salem. As I was too tired to drive further I stayed the night here at Best Western Mill Creek. Great service from John who handed me a cookie that he had just baked! Slept like a baby in the fancy room. Denny's coupon for breakfast next door as well. Woke refreshed the next day to continue my journey! Thanks for the lovely stay!

    5
    « Nice place »

    Our room was clean and well maintained. Beds were very comfortable. WiFi worked well and no logon issues. The staff was friendly and helpful. Breakfast is not onsite, but at the Denny's across the parking lot. Vouchers were given for free breakfast and discount coupons for dinners. This worked well and was not an inconvenience for us. Overall enjoyed our stay here and would stay here again if we were in the area.

    3
    « Average »

    I was going to give the hotel an Excellent review, but then the morning desk agents didn't honor what the night desk agents promised. I used to work for a hotel, so the staff interaction is my make it or break it part of the experience. The room itself was nice, the bathroom was good size, and the bed was extremely comfortable. I'm not sure that I would go back to this hotel, I would definitely shop around. I stayed in a cheaper hotel the week before and had no issues, so it's frustrating to pay more for a lesser experience.

    5
    « Great place to stay »

    The employees were all friendly. We had a long drive in, and they let us check in an hour early. They were nice about us swimming, the hot tub and sauna were great. the room was clean. We didn't hear any other customers the whole night. No issues at all.

    5
    « Great Place to stay in Salem! »

    The only thing that was even remotely an issue was the shampoo/conditioner/cleanser dispensers in the shower. The shower gel didn't really work at all - kind of squished out the edges. The others worked, just dispensed a very small amount at a time. Overall, we were extremely pleased with our stay. I especially liked the make-up mirror in the bath, and the water in the fridge, cute folded washcloths and toilet paper was a nice touch! We would definitely stay here again! Thank you so much.

    5
    « Ecexellent Hotel »

    I have been staying at the MIll Creek Inn for more than 10 years. The staff are very professional and the facility has always been clean and comfortable. I appreciate the location being very easy to get to. It is close to the highway exits and close to my business destination. Having a hot breakfast at the adjoining Denny's restaurant included in the cost of the room is a bonus.

  • 1
    « Won't be staying here again »

    We have been coming here for a few years now. Both for personal and business. It seems like every time our customer service and experience gets worse. Upon check in with John, it was a great experience, he was kind, courtesy and very busy with the the phone ringing off the hook. When we made our reservations we were told we could have a late check out 12:30. Mind you we were here to run a 1/2 marathon that was in the outskirts of Salem. We got back and was soaked, to be polite to the hotel we took all of our wet coats off so we didn't drip all over there floors. We asked the front desk for a bag and she gave us one but snotty like. We head to our room to get our suits on for the sauna and hot tub. My key wouldn't work, she was giving a tour so was already in the pool room. I told her my key wouldn't work, the other lady walked away and left. I asked the front desk for help and she was snotty and rude again. I barely sit down in the sauna, my friend calls me and tell me "we only have 15 minutes to get out of here now, the front desk called." At this time in is almost noon. So I hurry up to get dressed. While I'm in the shower again the front desk called us again to remind us, like we needed it at this point. The front desk that was rude and snotty was KATHERINE to myself and my mom. I nor will she be staying there again. We come often to do runs in this area and we make sure to stay else where!!!!

    5
    « Very Good »

    Hi, I enjoyed my stay at Best Western Plus in Salem, Oregon. The staff were very friendly, the rooms were nice and clean, the location was great and the check-out process was very easy. It's nice but not too expensive. Anyone is welcome to disagree with me but I would check it out for yourself first before even taking my own advice.

    5
    « Great rooms and great staff! »

    The rooms here are very spacious. The beds are super comfy, there's more than one desk, and there is a microwave and a small fridge in the room. The wifi is fast and free. Our room had two sinks which was super helpful for getting ready in the morning! The housekeeping staff was super prompt (if a little overzealous sometimes, they missed our "do not disturb" sign once or twice- but it was totally a reasonable time for them to be in the room so it wasn't a big deal at all). The front desk staff was wonderful. We kept demagnetizing our keys and they never gave us any trouble about getting that fixed. John at the front desk was super hilarious and full of great suggestions about what to do in Salem! We would absolutely stay here again.

    4
    « Great customer service! »

    The hotel itself is nothing special - your average room. However the customer service is amazing! We had a mixup with our reservation that John helped us sort out. He was super friendly and kinda spunky in a good way; he felt very genuine. [We also got free cookies :P ]

    5
    « Wonderful!! »

    I checked in absolutely exhausted and had the warmest, most wonderful reception from John at the front desk. He gave me a chocolate chip cookie, along with a breakfast voucher for the Denny's next door, as well as a coupon for 15% off tonight's dinner there. When I told him I was looking for Mexican food, he recommended a couple of places. He also told me that he wanted to know if my room had so much as a washcloth out of place. :0) The room is LOVELY! There is a little kitchenette, cushy bed and furniture and everything is clean and fresh. This has been like walking into a little slice of heaven after a long day! Such great customer service - the kind you really seldom see these days. I feel truly spoiled!

    4
    « Fully Satisfactory Chain Motel »

    Mill Creek was again a fully satisfactory property. A few rough corners but the signs show they are doing some renovation---which every place needs to remain on top. I will go back next time I am in Salem.

    5
    « Great stay at the Mill Creek Inn »

    I travel to Salem regularly on business and was having a hard time finding a hotel that fit my needs. That was until my buddy Pete introduced me to the Best Western-Mill Creek Inn. Catherine & Jan greeted me with a smile as I walked in the door and it just got better from there. Accommodations are great-the location is perfect-just an all around excellent place to stay when you are in the Salem area. Looking forward to my next visit to the Mill Creek Inn.

    5
    « Dependably Nice »

    My wife and me and our small dog have stayed here several times, always clean, quiet. Helpful staff. Competitive price and free breakfast vouchers at Denny's. Nice indoor pool. Close to freeway exit. Right across the street from Costco.

    4
    « Good experience, despite renovations underway »

    This BW is dated, but well kept. It's being renovated, so will soon probably be better. Our room was clean, bed comfortable, sheets/towels good. Front desk staff was courteous and efficient. The exercise room was okay; the elliptical is squeaky and needs to be maintained. The wifi worked well. Nothing out of the ordinary - either good or bad. Complimentary breakfast at the Denny's next door was better than expected. Easy location right off I-5.

    5
    « Nice rooms »

    I stayed for a weekend work trip. The rooms were updated with lots of room and amenities. The ladies at the front desk were nice and helpful. The location was right down the street from where I was working.

  • 4
    « Nice end to a tough day... »

    After having my house broke in I decided I really didn't want to stay in it alone that night...so I went to Best Western - Mill Creek, to get a good nights sleep. John greeted me with a smile & got a nice room for me & my 2 small dogs. The room was spacious, micro, refer, coffee, etc.

    4
    « Good for business »

    I stayed here for a work trip and it worked out just fine. It is close to the freeway and made travel easy. The room was VERY clean and smelled pleasant upon my arrival. The bed was comfortable, the shower was great and the line of soaps/lotions provided was very nice!! The Wi-Fi was fantastic as well. The only drawback was that my room was to the left of the top of the lobby stairs. This resulted in quite a bit of noise. The phone at the front desk had a VERY loud ring to it, which kept me awake...lucky enough I used a sound app on my phone to drown it out and then got a pretty good night's sleep!

    5
    « stilll coming here after 25 years »

    I have literally been living here during the week, going home on weekends, since Sept 2015. The crew, Chris, John, Kathryn, Jan, John. Genene and I, know I am missing someone, have been absolutely phenomenal in making me welcome and at home while I have to be away from home so much. I first stayed at Mill Creek in the late 90's and it is my "go to" hotel in Salem. The facilities are great, the staff, as mentioned earlier are genuinely caring and helpful. Thanks, Nicole, and again, I am spending more time here than at my own home so you are pretty much my family now!

    5
    « Great Experience »

    Can't say enough positive about this experience. It started with our first telephone contact with "John" to book a room for the night. John was extremely pleasant to speak with on the telephone and was even more impressive when we arrived to check-in. His big smile and friendly demeanour was a treat after a long day of travelling. He took care of us very well and check-in was a breeze. Our few requests were handled without any hesitation. The grand appearance of the lobby area was also a very warm and welcoming site. We would stay there again in a heart beat. Awesome job John and we thank you.

    5
    « Awesome!!!! »

    Best Western Plus Mill Creek Inn has by far been the nicest place we have stayed in a long long time. Very positive and friendly environment. The Room was outstanding!!! Way better then the very high priced hotel near Levi stadium where we spent two over priced nights. Wish this hotel had been near the game. We got there at about dinner time and we were greeted by John! John was so very accommodating, helpful, he went above and beyond to make our stay the best experience possible. We travel up and down I-5 often. This is definitely the place we want to stay again.

    5
    « Consistently good experience »

    We have stayed at the BW Mill Creek Inn several times, and look forward to doing so again. Staff is unfailingly helpful; rooms spacious and immaculate; internet and wireless excellent. Good breakfast options at the Denny's across the parking lot (included in our stay). I always appreciate having the guest laundry as an option.

    4
    « Nice room, with a few caveats »

    Pros: - nice, clean, spacious room: our king room had a little breakfast counter with bar stools, a big TV and a comfortable couch - pet friendly - decent in-room amenities, free wi-fi - breakfast till 11 am - friendly staff Cons: - Not very sound-proof: we could hear people outside (we had a ground floor room) and also the person walking upstairs - Ugh, Denny's: they give you a voucher for breakfast at the Denny's next door. You can only get one of the options listed, which isn't great for vegetarians or anyone who doesn't really want sausages and eggs. The only thing I could get was oatmeal with toast--oatmeal with just brown sugar and nothing else (no nuts, fruit, etc). I had to pay extra for a glass of milk! Also, when the wait staff see that you have a voucher, it seems like their interest to serve you drops rapidly. Very disappointing.

    5
    « Family emergency trip »

    My brother and I traveled to Salem due to a family emergency. We spent very little time at the hotel. We enjoyed the hotel, but were unable to avail ourselves of many of its amenities. The breakfast at Dennys had advantages (served until 11 AM) and disadvantages (quantity) over hotel breakfast buffets I have had elsewhere. One of the rooms was supposed to have a 42" TV, but the occupant of that room says that the TV was not that large. Since I chose that room based on the size of the TV, that was disappointing. A different room would have been slightly cheaper. Housekeeping arrived fairly early and if you were not ready to have your room cleaned at that time, it went uncleaned. We were there for a week and our rooms were cleaned only twice. It didn't matter to us, but it might to others. Overall I enjoyed the stay and will probably stay here again when I return to Salem.

    4
    « Clean, quiet, comfy, & great staff »

    We thought our double queen room was clean and spacious. We had our doodle with us & were greeted pleasantly by the staff. The pet policy & $20 fee seemed standard relative to other places we've stayed. Sorry for the other reviewer's distress, but I've never stayed anywhere that allowed you to leave your dog unattended. Ours would bark alarms at every unknown footfall, so we just wouldn't consider it; perhaps hers are better able to be on their own. It's honestly not meant to be a pet hotel, just a place your pet is allowed & we are eternally grateful for pet friendly options as they are at times difficult to find. Beds & variety of pillows comfy. Real glass glasses, not plastic, and loved the soaps, bath gels, & shampoo. Clean except for the greasy hair dryer, which I left out as a little hint for them to check. I also agree that it's unfortunate that we eat at a Denny's (first time for us, as we usually seek out independent cafes if not eating a hotel breakfast) but I have to say, their coffee was really very good. Best Westerns are one of our "go to" hotels & this one did not disappoint. I'm so glad they remain pet friendly!

    5
    « Much for the Money »

    This hotel is high end and high value. You get much more than what you pay for. Gorgeous guest rooms, great desk staff, pet friendly, available coffee in lobby, free hot breakfast included. Indoor pool. Wow!

  • 4
    « 3rd times a charm »

    This was our 3rd stay at this hotel. It's very convenient to our activities and easy access off the freeway. The rooms are large and have a mini refrigerator which is nice. There were signs up saying they are renovating and it seemed that the hallway carpets have been done already. The rooms are a bit outdated as far as their hardscape (oak furnishings). But the bedspread seemed new. Bed was comfortable. We'd come back if the occasion comes up.

    2
    « Pet Friendly? »

    Although this is a nice property, it advertises itself as pet friendly. However, they threaten a $200 fine if pets are left in the room, even in a crate. I get they don't want barking, but the kids in the room next to us made way more noise than any dog--so much that we had to call the desk at 11:30 PM. We have a large van so our dogs can go there, even if it is hot. But we saw a dog in a car ripping the seats and yapping insanely. It is crazy a to have to billet the dogs to go for breakfast. And in summer, the dogs may not be safe in the car. So this place is not truly pet friendly and it is off my list of acceptable places to stay with my dogs.

    5
    « Very Nice Hotel »

    Very clean, well kept hotel. Front desk personnel were welcoming and efficient. The Christmas decorations in the lobby were wonderful. The room was above average in size, the bathroom had double vanities and was very clean. The only minor complaint was the coupon for breakfast in the adjacent Denny's. While the breakfast was ok we much prefer the breakfast served in/by the other Best Westerns we have stayed at. Except for this minor issue this hotel is one of the better Best Western's we have stayed at.

    5
    « I'm just a small town boy...I can't imagine wanting for more! »

    I don't know how a hotel could get any better! The welcome from the moment I came through the doors by John was warm and welcoming, the interior of the lobby was adorned with Christmas decorations AND a giant, beautiful, fully decorated Christmas Tree (really nice)...the check in process was quick and painless and John found me a really lovely room nestled up in the top corner of the building for the added privacy I requested. The room was really nicely decorated, very modern and clean and highly functional for a business traveler...like I say I can't imagine needing or wanting anything more from this room and the hotel...John provided me a discount for a meal 50ft walking distance to Denny's which I enjoyed (the meal was delicious and service was excellent), along with a coupon for a free breakfast the following morning which I also enjoyed...very well done Best Western! =)

    4
    « Christmas vacation with family near by. »

    Every stay is good clean roons,but need to update thehot tub.. jets don't help body just bubble water around straight out.this is why my friend didn't get a room stayed across the street in another motel they have a nice jetted tub for sore muscles.this might be a area you could invest in and updated add more jets.

    5
    « Beautiful and Quiet »

    I travel for business frequently. I just recently switched to staying the Best Western Mill Creek Inn in Salem, Oregon for my trips to that area from another hotel. I sleep much better and really enjoy the staff at the front desk.

    5
    « Thank you for a wonderful stay! »

    This is the first time staying at Mill Creek Inn. We will be back! The front desk staff (a special shout out to Beth!) was friendly and efficient. Room and bathroom was spacious and comfortable. The breakfast voucher for Denny's was much appreciated!

    5
    « Had a wonderful stay »

    Staff and hotel room were excellent. We dealt with Beth at the front desk on arrival and the second day of our stay and she was very happy to help us with anything we needed. The hotel is located near downtown Salem so its not a scenic spot but close to restaurants and stores for convenience. They are pet friendly and have a nice area behind the hotel to walk your dog.

    4
    « Comfortable and friendly »

    Check in was a breeze ~ received complimentary breakfast vouchers for Denny's which is just a few steps from the back door of the hotel. Rooms are very comfortable and well equipped. I like having the added bar area with stools in the room with sink, frig and microwave. My favorite may be the recliner. I really appreciate not having to sit on the bed to watch TV or a stiff sofa bed or chair.

    5
    « great stay »

    The front desk help John was wonderful he made checking in a breeze and his upbeat attitude was a breath of fresh air after a long drive. Very accommodating. Highly recommended this hotel. Easy on and off access. Close to the airport but you never hear a plane. Restaurant right next store with a lounge.

  • 5
    « Great atmosphere and service »

    Had an excellent stay. Staff was welcoming and friendly. They were eager to make our stay comfortable and memorable. The atmosphere in the lobby was excellent with real Christmas trees and a nativity. The holiday decor put us in a festive mood. The room was very clean and very sharp looking. The bed was comfortable and the hotel was quiet. Overall the place is clean and neat. Breakfast coupons at Denny's ( in same parking lot). Breakfast was simple but adequate. Coffee, cocoa, and tea in lobby. Great place to stay in Salem.

    5
    « Super friendly hotel »

    The best thing about this amazing hotel is the friendliness and the great way they treated our dog. They had treats for us and for our pet. They provided a super breakfast from Dennys which is just across the parking lot. Great experience.

    5
    « Excellent Service »

    This hotel is in the perfect location, across from Costco and minutes away from other shopping locations. Clean rooms, exceptional staff and internet service easy to maneuver. Has everything a person needs for a comfortable stay.

    5
    « Excellent facility, amazing customer service! »

    This hotel looks great, is well kept up, and has large rooms that are in excellent shape. The front lobby was tastefully decorated for the holiday season and was a welcome greeting when we checked in after a long road trip. Our room was clean and did not have any appearance of needing maintenance etc. which is so often the case with many hotels these days. Great water pressure in the shower too which was also a nice change as compared to many hotels. Beth and John at the front desk were extremely hospitable! We had our two dogs with us (Corgis) and they truly made us feel welcome, one of the best experiences we have had at a dog friendly hotel for sure. I will be sure to stay there again in the future whenever I am in the area.

    4
    « Nice hotel »

    Great location, easy access to I5, Costco etc. Quiet, large room and all other amenities needed. Breakfast was included at Denny's Restaurant. We would return. Hotel is near airport but didn't notice the planes coming and going.

    5
    « Pleasant experience »

    I read the reviews about the Best Western before booking. I am pleased to report that they exceeded the expectations. Upon arrival, we were greeted cordially. We received two delicious cookies and received free breakfast for both mornings at the Denny's across the parking lot. The room was clean and had all the necessary amenities. I appreciate the little touches like the vanity mirror and the fact that there is a sink inside the restroom and outside so two people can get ready at the same time. Overall they were friendly and the place was perfect. Thank you.

    5
    « Awesome experience »

    If you have to stay anywhere close to Salem Oregon along I-5 this is the place to go. Staff, room and amenities were excellent. Better than most high end hotels. Dog friendly and great pool. Definitely coming back.

    5
    « Very Nice! »

    I have stayed at this particular hotel on several occasions in the past. I don't consider any other hotel when I travel to Salem on business. My room is always stellar and fresh, the cookie on check in is always appreciated.

    4
    « Average Best Western »

    By average, I mean it's a normal Best Western, which is my first choice almost every time because of the cleanliness, great service, and price combination. Plus, the pet fee isn't too bad. We only stayed one night and forgot our swimsuits and workout clothes, so we didn't use those ammenities. I was in town for a meeting, though, and the room was large enough for our group, a good temperature, and the acoustics were good for a group discussion. The simple lunch was very decent and filling. That was nice, because the Denny's breakfast options weren't as filling as we are used to in the standard BW buffets. Overall, it was clean, had good customer service, and everything was comfortable and in good working order. I'd stay again if I was in Salem.

    5
    « Great decor »

    Great service! New remodel is very attractive. The room and bed were comfortable. They could use more variety in firmness/softness of bed pillows. The Denny's restaurant where your breakfast is served provided good service and food. It is located next to the motel.

  • 5
    « My new go to location »

    As a member of a leadership team of a large hotel I'm normally very picky. I come to Salem on a normal basis for work and my old go to hotel in salem turned out to have bad management and guest service. So I went on the hunt for new hotel in salem. I have always had good luck with Best Western in the past so I thought I would try this hotel and I'm glad I did. It started with the reservation. At first the website was not working so I called to make the reservation and the lady I talked to was a little rude but it did not bother me to much. I got to the hotel kinda late but from the moment I walked in you feel welcomed. The front desk had amazing guest service. I got to my room and it was just as amazing. I even inspected my room and did not find anything wrong with it. I just got a regular room so I could only imagine how there suites look. I had a good night's sleep with no issues. The next morning the only thing I noticed in the room that I did not like was in the shower there in the dispensers for the shampoo and what not. It's not bad or anything just a personal dislike. Free breakfast at Dennys was amazing plus they also give you a 15% off coupon for the night before at Dennys. Checkout was smooth. I even left behind a item in my room and I called that night and they held it for me until I could come get it. Overall I would recommend this hotel to anyone. This will now be my go to place in Salem and I'm looking forward on coming back.

    5
    « Wonderful Respite from Rigors of Travel »

    After a particularly horrendous day of car travel, my husband and I were exhausted, aching all over and desperate to get off the road. One problem: nowhere to stay. We used a smart phone to check out what was available nearby and found this gem. For a very reasonable rate we found a haven. Everything about the Best Western Plus Mill Creek from the landscaping, to the decor of the lobby, to the amenities provided, to the design of the rooms - and the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff, of course, - says welcome! Relax! No more worries, at least for now! We got way more than a good night's sleep. After an excellent complimentary breakfast, we got back on the road feeling refreshed and in a much better frame of mind. We'll definitely stay here again.

    5
    « Great Stay »

    Great location easy to find off the I5 and right across the street from Costco. Denny's Restaurant within walking distance. Clean and quiet hotel with all the amenities. The breakfast food voucher was for Denny's which came with 5 options. The food was just fine.

    5
    « Great Place to Stay! »

    Staff very helpful in providing quiet room for us light sleepers. Room always clean, housekeeping staff very friendly. Especially appreciate the voucher for a nice breakfast at the next-door Denny's Restaurant. Quality at an affordable price.

    1
    « Don't plan on breakfast! »

    Hotel check in was slow and careless attitude! We had stayed the last 7 days at Best Westerns across the country and by far the worse! We got in late, midnight or so, the hotel would not allow us to cancel our reservations 2 days prior so we had a 13 hour drive or pay the $131.00. We were instructed that breakfast was inconveniently located at the Denny's across the parking lot. That normally wouldn't be a problem unless it's a Sunday! This Denny's is shared with the town and we couldn't even get a seat! So much for breakfast included! Never, ever stay here again!

    3
    « Noisy but clean and comfortable »

    This hotel is extremely noisy - I arrived around 4pm and they are under construction, so a nap was out of the question as there was hammering, banging, yelling for another hour or so. And then as more guests started arriving, it was extremely loud as the sound of talking and luggage and kids bounced and echoed down the hall. Not to mention being able to hear EVERY word spoken from the adjacent guest room. It didn't help that there were also helicopters flying around overhead for HOURS. The hotel is clean, the staff is friendly, but they need to do some work on the noise dampening. Unfortunately, as a government worker, we are usually required to stay here when in Salem for business.

    4
    « Nice Stay »

    We had a very nice stay overnight. Easy located from the freeway. The room was large and clean. Breakfast was a the Denny's that shared the same parking lot. The breakfast was very good. the restaurant was a little crowded because it was Saturday morning. We did not bring our service dog on this trip but we did notice an area next to to the parking that would have worked well for relieving or taking the dog for a walk.

    5
    « Now I understand BW PLUS »

    It was busy at 3:30 on 11/13 when challenged SUPERGIRL at checked in. 1. Booked the wrong day (Doh! done it before will probably do it again!)....tiptaptippitytaptap....switched, "which floor would you like"-done! 2. I have 2 BW travelcards to.....tiptaptiptip....done! 3. Could I pay with THIS card instead of the one I......tiptaptiptiptap....done! She didn't miss a step. We enjoyed the wet bar set-up in our king room rather than a 2 basin set-up. It was large, spacious and most comfortable. City hotels always have noise issues so I carry earplugs as standard travel gear. Breakfast vouchers at Dennys next door worked extremely well for us.

    5
    « Seven reasons for that "Plus" that keep me coming back. »

    1.The renovations have kept this property looking (and smelling) fresh and current. 2.The rooms are large and pleasantly decorated with desk area, wet bar with stools, fridge, coffee maker, sink. There is a large easy chair, and none of this makes the room feel crowded. 3.Everything is very clean. 4. I remain impressed by the large pool area with hot tub, kiddie wading pool and sauna. Each of the pools is over-sized for a hotel, and the full natural lighting in this area gives it a spacious feel. 5. My favorite "small detail" this visit was the lighted magnifying mirror in the bathroom. 6.The staff is always pleasant and I do appreciate the cookie at check-in as well as the free latte machine in the lobby. 7.The Denny's breakfast is generous, served in a restaurant setting, with four full and excellent choices.

    3
    « Decent Hotel »

    Basic, bland and dated hotel. The hotel smelled a little funny but I don't know if it because they are doing some renovations. The room was a decent size. I personally did not like the location because it is not walking distance to anything.

  • 2
    « out of date »

    We were disappointed with the stiff desk staff, strange visit from repair men 5 minutes into our arrival, visibility of tv - lines across both of them, odor in the room, ripped and worn out chair, luke warm water - and finally a $200 fee assessed to our room without us knowing it for the odor that was there when we arrived. We are disputing this charge

    5
    « Very Nice! »

    room was very nice, roomy with fridge and microwave, large flat screen TV. Fresh baked cookie at check-in, hot breakfast included at Denny's next door, and 24/7 coffee and hot chocolate in lobby. Best hot chocolate ever! And Costco is right across the street!

    5
    « comfortable »

    This is a very comfortable place and a great value. I loved eating free breakfast at Denney's. The room was large, bed wonderful, and refrigerator stocked with free bottled water. I didn't get a chance to use the pool, but it looked large enough for lap swimming. It was quiet (no traffic noise from I-5) and felt safe and professional.

    5
    « Home away from home.. »

    Very welcoming. Everything we needed. Room was decorated lovely and comfortable.The service was great.Staff very friendly and efficient.Easy to access from highway. Close to lots of great restaurants. Free breakfast next door.Mild weather all year.I do not know all the other things available as we only stay for one night,however we have stayed here several times on our trips from Vancouver Canada to California. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone wanting a great place to stay. It is safe and secure and you feel right at home.The staff are amazing,you never feel rushed . It is always a great experience and check out is at NOON,wow.. Great experience for sure. The prices are great also.I do not do night life . I am sure there are many great places in this lovely city. We go to bed early and appreciate the quiet .We have seen casinos near by and museums and the fairgrounds,many shopping malls,costco and wallmart. something for everyone.

    3
    « Convenient location and fairly quiet.... »

    However for a three night stay I was only given one voucher for the "complimentary full breakfast, at Denny's® and I had to have my key card re-programmed each day (despite my efforts to keep the card protected). Otherwise, I'm was very satisfied with clean room and the comfortable bed.

    5
    « right next to Costco, and easy I5 access. »

    The rooms are very nice, a little larger than your average room. Free breakfast at the Denny's next door, and 15% off dinner there, even a lounge. Easy to get to downtown, right on hiway 22. I stay there fairly often.

    5
    « Great Stay Would Come Back »

    We called ahead only an hour before we wanted to stop and they had a room which was great. Loved the décor, the beds were comfortable and the shower was amazing. Good location as Costco with gas is right across the street and I 5 is a couple of blocks away. Will definitely will come back.

    5
    « Pleasantly Surprised »

    This was a late night choice as we were driving up to Canada on I-5.The property is located just off of the freeway, yet very quiet. The room was clean, upgraded, and very comfortable. The breakfast voucher for Denney's was perfect. Staff very helpful and professional.

    5
    « Second time here while on a quick business trip »

    We stayed here a year and a half ago and it is still a very nice property and seems to have been recently remodeled. We splurged and got a mini king suite. The bed was super comfortable, the room was very clean, quiet and just perfect for a good nights sleep. We will stay here again if we come back.

    4
    « Made welcome as soon as you enter the Inn. »

    They were extremely busy but were very quick to get people checked in. Handled a difficult customer ahead of us with professionalism. The rooms were clean and the king bed was very comfortable. Lots of pillows to choose from. Liked the dispenser for shampoo, cream rinse and body soap instead of the individual containers that you never completely use up. Very nice stay.

  • 5
    « you will love it »

    The Best Western Plus Mill Creek Inn is a wonderful place to stay. The staff is always friendly and willing to help in anyway they can. It is always clean. There is a resturant right next door so you do not have to drive anywhere for dinner. TRY IT YOU WILL LOVE IT.

    5
    « Needed a hotel with short driving distance to airport for 1 night »

    Our room was clean and staff friendly and efficient. The room was quiet and in a save part of the city. The room was updated with comfortable bed. Reception staff offered recommendations for pubs and casual dining.

    5
    « amazing »

    As usual the stay was great. Staff are so attentive to all your needs. They are always smiling and happy. I always appreciate how friendly they all are. Coffee is always available and anytime you need something they are happy to help. Tons of things close to the motel I like the Dennys breakfast. 'I get to choose what I like and how I like it. Costco is right across the street. Tons of things close. Very happy with the stay and the surroundings . Did I mention This Dennys has a small lounge and some lotto machines very nice.

    5
    « Very good »

    This best western was a very nice place to stay. Easy to find and in a great location with Costco and Walmart just a few blocks away. Breakfast is with a voucher and you go next door to a Denny's resturant and get a great breakfast. The bed were very comfortable and the rooms were clean and large.

    4
    « Excellent stay for college visit »

    We stay at Best Western when we are in Salem to visit our son at Willamette University. The hotel is in a great location, very easy to get to from both the freeway and downtown. The rooms are clean, quiet, large and very comfortable. We like the mini fridge, microwave and coffee maker. We also very much appreciate the fact that they allow dogs and have a great dog walking area. Will stay again on next visit.

    3
    « Decent stop-over but not as good as the pictures! »

    When I arrived I asked for a room at the back of the property but was told that the type of room I had purchased (Solo traveler, king size bed, $!37 with tax) did not qualify for that? Unfortunately the management was in Hawaii at a staff builder and would not return until the following day. Not the end of the world and I would have expected some flexibility (or at least notice on the website regarding different rates for "quiet rooms vs. street site rooms?) but that was not indicated. The room was clean and with the fan on drowned out most of the outside noise. The pool water was cold and the exercise equipment room was locked - I had to get the front desk to unlock the door to the pool and hot tub area as my key did not work very well). Breakfast coupon was decent at Denny's, a short walk across the parking lot. Very depressing cocktail lounge attached to the Denny's where there were slot boxes for gambling and cocktails including wine and beer but very dark and depressing. One look was enough. Will probably choose another option on next business trip through town.

    4
    « Very good place to stay »

    It was so nice to be able to have breakfast at the onsite Denny's, too. Cookie at check-in was an unexpected treat. The room was spacious and clean. The service was friendly and prompt at check in. There is a selection of pillows to choose from for best comfort.

    4
    « Beautiful Room »

    Hotel was easy to get to off I-5. The rooms were spacious and very comfortable. Loved the cushy recliner after two long days of driving. One of the pest perks was a lighted magnifying mirror in the bathroom. Only wish we didn't have to cross the parking lot to get our complimentary breakfast at Denny's especially in the rain.

    5
    « Good hotel, quiet and clean - very easy access to Interstate 5, food, and fuel »

    Visited August 15, 2015 For an emergency overnight road trip we quickly searched for hotels along the Interstate 5 corridor, with easy access on and off the freeway but also with a restaurant close-by and the one that had the best deal for such a short-notice search was this Best Western On arrival (and during departure very early the next morning) the staff was very, very friendly, welcoming, and helpful. The entrance is very beautiful and I am curious how things are changing as they were doing some restoration just past the front desk. The room was very clean, odor-free, and quiet - the hotel appeared to be packed as many were on such a summer weekend. Parking was plentiful for any size vehicle and seemed very secure with the brilliant lights making us feel safe. Inside the room we found coffee maker, microwave, waters, and much more including an ironing board and iron hidden neatly in a tall wall cabinet. Finally there was a white remote labeled Clean Remote... never have I seen such a thing but very conscientious for those of us who like clean things. Beds were very comfortable, clean, and extra pillows and linens in the room There were two events occurring in the "convention areas" but the noise and business of conventions were no where to be seen in the hotel itself. Finally the continental breakfast was anything but - they provided us with a meal ticket where we walked to the Denny's restaurant in the same parking lot for a fresh breakfast (see photo attached) - many would say "sure it is Denny's" but this arrangement took us away from the typical cold or warm continental breakfast in a cramped room, this was a refreshing break! All in all it was a pleasant hotel for such a short refreshing stop along the I-5 corridor - as I mentioned above, easy access both on and off the freeway! Is someplace I would return to

    5
    « Comfortable accomodations. »

    The staff was very friendly and the hotel very clean and recently remodeled. The room was extra nice in that it had two sinks, one in the bathroom and one outside. The bed was super comfortable, with traditional blanket (the best), and an AC whose fan can run as white noise. This was one of the best nights sleep we have had at a hotel.

  • 4
    « Nice accommodations; minor flaws »

    Everyone we encountered at the front desk was pleasant and helpful. No issues with anyone on staff at front desk or elsewhere. Over all a positive experience. We did however experience a leaky, drippy refrigerator, which kept waking us up and we had to keep emptying the drip tray. (Front desk said they would have issue fixed, but we only stayed 1 night, as planned.) Also, handicapped parking spaces didn't equal # of rooms, which is an issue for the mobility challenged person in our party.

    3
    « Decent Hotel /some poor staff »

    The hotel location and cleanliness was sufficient considering they were doing some remodeling. We had a number of issues with our Keys not working, and staff was busy gossiping with eachother to help us.

    4
    « Don't Call hotel about reward points »

    This facility is great, but their desk staff does not know the Best Western rewards system very well. We had two different situations on the same trip where they gave us inaccurate Reward information that fortunately we got corrected by calling the Best Western Customer service #800

    3
    « Best Western Plus in Salem »

    This hotel looked from the exterior to be a step up from the norm for Best Western. I found it awkward that the "breakfast" and the "lounge" were actually at the Denny's next door. I had decent service for breakfast both days but my experience in the lounge was not nearly as good. I watched the Seattle at Green Bay game from the lounge, and had a hard time with the TV volume competing with the Oregon Lottery machines in the same room. There was no competition with Sporting events or other shows. Only with the gaming machines. I was frustrated on Monday morning, as I had some work obligations to attend to. there is no business center for guests, and I eventually had to go offsite to attend to some Monday morning work obligations prior to check out.

 

Getting to the hotel ...

All directions
·From: Interstate 5. Take Exit 253 and turn west. Travel 0. 25 miles to Hawthorne, and then turn right. Take the first left onto Ryan Drive. The BEST WESTERN PLUS Mill Creek Inn is located on the right side, next to Denny's restaurant.