Best Western Rama Inn,  Ephrata

4.0/5  - based on 133 guest reviews.
1818 Basin Street SW, 98823-2100, Ephrata, United States - See map
+1 509 754 7111 +1 509 754 7171



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  • Free parking
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  • Indoor pool
    Indoor pool
  • High speed internet access
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Welcome to Best Western Rama Inn! Guests come from around the world to explore the beauty of Grand Coule Dam, just minutes away from our comfortable Ephrata hotel. However, others are here for a fantastic concert at the Gorge Amphitheater. From Sun Lakes to days-long music festivals, there's something for everyone near our Ephrata hotel. Whether you prefer recreation in the great outdoors or relaxing and listening to your favorite band, why not stay in luxury at the same time? Enjoy clean, comfortable spacious rooms and luxury bedding at our property. Our indoor pool is a haven after a long day of sunbathing or adventure. A good value is promised to all guests at our Ephrata hotel. With friendly staff and a reputation for cleanliness, we know that our guests deserve the best while traveling. Our location as the only hotel in Ephrata is what brings many guests to us. The Basin Summer Sound Festival is legendary, and fans come from near and far to enjoy it. Others are here for water recreation and the incredible hiking trails along the Columbia River Gorge. Fishing, hunting and outdoor recreation are a way of life near our Ephrata hotel. As the county seat, the only courthouse within 100 miles is here, too. Recently renovated, staying at our Ephrata hotel is a real treat after a day of exploration. With an easy check-in process, guests enjoy all the comforts of home. Indulge in a free deluxe breakfast that includes delicious waffles, fresh fruits and pastries, a variety of cereal and yogurt, and complete the meal with juice or 100% Arabica coffee. Business travelers with Grant County Authorities, the Department of Fish and Wildlife, and service men and women in the region for training count on us to provide them with the quiet, clean accommodations they deserve. Book your next stay at Best Western Rama Inn for outdoor fun and adventure! Enjoy your stay

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Best Western Rama Inn,Ephrata
  • 5
    « Best Choice in Ephrata »

    When traveling to Ephrata, in the past, we have stayed in surrounding towns, assuming that Ephrata did not have a "nice' choice. We tried the Rama Inn on this trip and was extremely happy ... we will now stay here every time we come we visit.

    « work »

    nice place to stay ...if they can keep the hot tub running.I drive for a living and , when I get to the motel the first thing I want is a good soak . unfortunately the last three times I've been there It's been on the fritz.

    « Great Place to stay in Central Eastern Washington »

    Have stayed here on numerous occasions when traveling to Eastern WA. Always clean and comfortable. Relatively close to Grand Collee Dam, Moses Lake, Quincy and Soap Lake. 2 story, really clean rooms! (Good job Heather!!! ??)

    « Best hotel in Ephrata »

    Of all the hotels in the very small town of Ephrata the best western is the only hotel i will stay in. Great breakfast, friendly staff, hot tub, and pool. Very well kept and clean The rates are reasonable and it is close to many lakes, hiking trails, and outdoor fun. Only 20 minutes to Moses Lake

    « nice stay »

    great hotel, would stay again. Had a nice pool area. Rooms where clean and was not noisey at all. I would stay again. Breast fast was not bad. Had a lot of tea options for me. You could get the tea all day long, this was a bonus for me.

    « Always a Great Stay at the BW »

    Rooms are clean, beds are comfy and staff is exceptional in service, friendliness, and overall helpful in every way. I would certainly recommend to anyone traveling to or through Ephrata WA to stay at the Best Western

    « Clean, Comfortable, Not bad for the price. »

    Stayed in the new section on the far end of the hotel. Very clean, comfortable stay. Decent pool but no workout facility. There is an option to check out a key for an Anytime Fitness gym two or three miles down the road, though. Breakfast wasn't bad. Pretty much what you might expect for free/complimentary, maybe a little better. Noticed some footsteps/door closures from second floor, otherwise fairly quiet. Good TV channel line up. Pleasant stay overall.

    « Sleeping Ephrata, Washington »

    The check-in was rushed though we were the only people in the "Lobby". The person at the desk dumped a bunch a useless info on us. We would have caught it but her tongue stud got in the way. Didn't matter. The room had a toxic smell to it so we had air on right away to try to get rid of it, that didn't work. The bed was okay, the plumbing worked and the water was hot. The trains didn't wake us up. The breakfast looked pretty So So, so we passed on everything. Just a pretty run of the mill BW. As good as it's going to get in Ephrata and would stay again if the need came up. If this is the improved version of this hotel it must have been pretty bad before.

    « Greatly improved! »

    I stayed here a year ago and was very disappointed in the cleanliness of the room and how much it smelled of cigarettes. The changes in the last year have completely turned the hotel around! My room was very clean and well-kept, and smelled fresh. I would not hesitate to stay here again or to recommend that others do so.

    « Ephrata Quick Trip »

    This Hotel was the nicest place I have stayed at in town. Great people working their, Comfortable, Nice Room, And the sound of trains. Loved it. Great B-Fast Buffet. Nice room with Fridge, Microwave, and every thing you need. I'll be back. Easy to find, and great parking.

  • 5
    « Impeccable Service »

    Service was phenomenal along with the morning breakfast! The hotel is clean! I choose to stay away from the side of the hotel wing that does not have the railroad tracks. The train did go by multiple times when I was there but was before I went to bed at night. My stay has been four to five days at a time so I know this hotel well!

    « Best Western in Ephrata, Washington »

    We enjoyed our stay. Affordable. Would stay again! They allowed us to have our dog in the room. The beds were super comfy. Breakfast was not the greatest, but had good variety. Hot and fresh cookies were kept out with good selection of tea and coffee. Nice location!

    « I slept just fine »

    It was ok. Breakfast wasn't that great, but not completely awful. Can't really think of much else to say. I parked in the parking lot and my car still had all 4 wheels the next morning. That was cool. There was a bible in the night stand next to the bed, but not a Koran. That was kind of weird. Why a Christian bible but not a Koran? Got a problem with Islam?

    « Best Place to Stay In Ephrata »

    Ephrata does not have much choice in places to stay, but unless you want to stay in Moses Lake this is clearly the best place in town. The upkeep may not be 100% (carpet stains in the room, entrances other than the main one were not working) but the people are great. May be a little expensive for where it is but I would stay there again.

    « Beds were comfortable (2 rooms) »

    Breakfast was good, staff pleasant. Beds were very comfortable, fridge, micro, tiny coffee pot (NOT Keurig). If arriving early, you get what's available - so if a specific room was booked, don't arrive too early. We needed a first floor room close to lobby due to elderly family member having breathing difficulties. Arriving 2 hours early, the only available room was as far away as possible from lobby and on 2nd floor. Thankfully there was an elevator, but the walk was almost too much. Also thankful for air conditioner!

    « BEST Western hotel in Ephrata is the best choice. »

    Although I did find a few minor things, the Best Western is still my top pick. The rooms are spacious with new TVs, microwave, mini refrigerator, coffee makers, and nice work station. The Ac works great, its 82* at 9:30 pm and my room is cool. My minor complaints are as follows: There was a wad of chewing gum stuck on the top of my bed headboard. The carpet in my room has numerous stains, needs at the least cleaned. The king bed mattress is very hard for my old body. On a good note the desk people are wonderful, and even though I'm leaving before breakfast starts they offer you a breakfast to go bag. I would definitely stay here again!

    « Good Stay »

    A great stay for the price. Comfortable bed. The cleanliness could improve and the cable had no HD channels. The room served it's purpos. There wasn't many other options in Ephrata. This hotel is great for business, I wouldn't stay there for pleasure.

    « Clean, quiet, great continental breakfast »

    Clean hotel, staff know hospitality! The continental breakfast in the morning is excellent along with the staff working to keep all food filled up. My room was clean with refrigerator and microwave along with nice flat screen TV.

    « Good Stay and Clean »

    I had a very nice stay at the BW Rama Inn. My room was clean, the neighborhood is safe, nice room, clean sheets and a comfortable bed. All the equipment function as expected and free breakfast in the morning. They even have an indoor pool, hot tub and sauna!

    « Sporting event »

    The hotel was more than accommodating to our Baseball group - top notch service from beginning to end! Despite changes, at the last minute - hotel was more than accommodating with a "can do" attitude. We will be back!

  • 1
    « Never again »

    always stayed there 12 time a year. But I don't know what has happened but the room was terrible dirty will not stay there anymore. The price is terrible. People were nice but the room looked like it was never cleaned

    « Clean and affordable »

    Very clean and well decorated. Great morning breakfast that was well prepared and had a great selection. Beds were very comfortable. Very nice to get the military discount. We would definitely come stay again Thank you!

    « Wedding party »

    The stay was pleasant, staff helpful and rooms pretty clean. The one downside was that when making reservations only 1 person was able to help with group reservations. Which resulted in some confusion and frequent phone calls to confirm the reservation.

    « Nice Place »

    I have stayed in several best western properties and this is one of the nicer ones. Bed was too firm for us, but that's the only bad thing I can say. Don't know why I have to use 200 characters, let me say what I want and be done!

    « Rama Inn »

    very slow to check you in.House cleaners talk loudly when on the floor,lots of bumping and banging.Spa/pool always down or being repaired.never seem to remember to put my points on my member card even when giviin to them

    « the property »

    very nice, comfortable beds , breakfast good, nice pool, wth hot tub staff was nice, an helpful nice to have a elavador to go upstairs, Outside of motel wes clean, an attractive, nice patio to have a little bit of sun

    « A nice comfortable place to stay »

    We always choose this hotel when coming to Ephrata. The beds are comfortable and the room is clean and nicely decorated. The pool is kept comfortably warm and is very enjoyable to swim in. Breakfast always has hot items along with waffles. Plus coffee and other hot drinks are available all day. It costs a little more than other hotels in the area, but for the amount of time we spend there it is worth it to us.

    « Ephrata Best Western »

    Nice, clean, cheerful helpful staff. Hotel lobby remodel is nice. Room was very quite and even the AC was quite so was easy to sleep even with it on. Express check nice feature. Breakfast room is spacious with lots of tables. Have both WiFi and hard wire for computer which you don't see much anymore, and is nice to have if your computer WiFi is acting up. Convenience store and restaurants and bait and tackle shops near by

    « Above average clean hotel but »

    Above average hotel for cleanliness and service but a terrible continental breakfast. Very plain, very minimal. The usual bland continental breakfast. But there are enough options in the area to make up for it. From what I hear this is one of if not the nicest lodging in area

    « Friendly and Added More Rooms »

    What a great Best Western!! All of the staff were friendly and helpful. Great, clean rooms. An inside pool for swimming. And a free breakfast that was really good. The staff were really customer service oriented. We will come here again.

  • 2
    « Not what was promised, also »

    The unfortunate experience started at check in when our room was DOWNGRADED. I booked a king suite at Best Western's web site ( for two adults and two children. The site said the room sleeps four. We checked in, received our room assignment, and when we opened the door, it was a standard small room with two queen beds. I immediately went back to the front desk. She said she changed our room because the king suite doesn't sleep four and tried to blame the online error to a third party site, where I immediately corrected her and stated it was Best Western's site with the error. The worst part of her bait and switch was she tried to keep out rate at the higher king suite rate. While the hotel is fine (good beds, clean room, nice indoor pool) I will never stay here again because of the shady way they do business.

    « Not what was promised »

    The bill was totally messed up even after verifying a group rate at check in. Additional percentage for BW membership was not given, and the adjusted billing that they made still was over the quoted group rate. Bed was hard as the floor and fridge did not have a door on the freezer section freezing some fruit that we put in to keep cool.

    « Great place... »

    We have stayed here many times, and really enjoy our stay. Nice clean rooms, breakfast is good, people are wonderful. Apart from the railroad track just a stones throw away this is a nice place to stay. We always enjoy the swim pool and hot tub.

    « Great place to stay »

    We have stayed here often, love the place and the staff. The breakfast is nice, love the pool and hot tub. They are remodeling and the front looks wonderful. We always stay here when we go to Ephrata.

    « Suprisingly enjoyed it »

    When I drove up I wasn't expecting much. There was construction going on. But the staff was SO nice, the rooms were fine, beds comfortable. Good free breakfast. Easy parking. I would definitely stay there again.

    « Nowhere else to stay »

    I hope I don't need to return to this area and/or property. It's not that the hotel is that bad, but it needs much improvement. I am a BW Diamond member...I don't need a free upgrade to the nicest room in the property, but I expect more than being placed in a room right next to the bar and railroad tracks. To top it off, there were actually 2 dog biscuits, a beer bottle cap, and a old disposable coffee cup in my room upon check in. I have been here 5 nights and had the room serviced twice. I posted the photos of the trash day 1....guess what, the trash is still here. Gross.

    « Great Stay In Ephrata »

    I had to do long days of working often returned late into the night. The front Desk clerk always greeted my return with a warm cookie and a pleasant smile. The.Hotel and staff were excellent and caring. They provide me with a great stay during a tiring business trip

    « good for families and groups »

    a bunch of wedding attendees stayed here, we were all happy and content w the accommodations, we wished the breakfast ended a little later than 9 am as we had a late night the night before, the rest of the stay was pleasant and the kids had a ball in the pool and the adults had a good time visiting. The staff was pleasant and very accommodating , and let us in early which was very appreciative ! would stay here again , no problem.

    « Whirlpool Suite »

    Looking at the Best Western website while planning an overnight getaway for my wife and I. I came across the whirlpool suite option. For a few extra dollars it was money well spent. More than enough room for two in the tub and a little Mr. Bubble made it even more fun. Staff was great and hot breakfast was pretty good too.

    « Ephrata trip »

    Good property. Side doors are disabled after 10 pm and you may have to may a fast dash to the lobby in the cold if you come in late. BNSF mainline is 100yards from this property but this applies to all motel properties in the town of Ephrata, WA

  • 5
    « Our home away from Home »

    We have stayed at this property many times while visiting our children in Ephrata. It is a great location with a clean rooms and friendly staff. My only concern is that on the weekend the management do no honor military discounts, but the staff will go out of their way to ensure you get a great rate without it. Not happy with the management on that point, but the staff is great. Always a welcome smile at the desk.

    « Stuck in Ehprata »

    Our RV lost a wheel bearing and we ended up being towed to Ephrata for repairs. We chose the Best Western Rama Inn as it was the only hotel in town that offered an enclosed pool for our 6YO grandson. The rates were the highest in town but the hotel was very nice with a good breakfast service, clean rooms and a great pool as reported by our grandson. The hotel is located on the SW end of town so it's inconvenient to walk to restaurants. Also, it backs up to relatively busy RR tracks so expect some noise at any hour. It was not loud enough to wake us up but quite noticable.

    « clean and excellent place to stay »

    My husband and I usually stay at this hotel when we come to town. They are always pleasant. The rooms are always clean and tidy and they serve a good breakfast in the mornings and we love to use their swimming pool.

    « The Best Western with hard mattress »

    I have stayed at this establishment several times when I go to Ephrata, WA. The staff in this hotel is very nice and know their jobs very well. The rooms are always clean and this room is very quiet. Even with the train going by during the night, it's still quiet. Plus, they welcome pets. The ONLY problem I have with this hotel is, that both times I have stayed there, the bed was so hard, I had problems trying to sleep. So, next time I will bring a foam mattress to sleep on. Then it will be perfect.

    « Small town, great hotel »

    Hotel was a convenient location and easy to get to for the concert we enjoyed at The Gorge. Everyone was nice and very helpful if you needed. Rooms were great, spacious and easy to share with 4 adults. Didn't get to enjoy the pool but looked very clean and larger than some hotels I have stayed in.

    « Modern and clean »

    The staff is very friendly and courteous, the breakfast is great for being a free breakfast, close to town and the major Highways, comfortable mattress, clean carpet and clean bathroom. Nice little refrigerator in room, TV with satellite cable, lots of channels. Overall I would highly recommend this hotel

    « Very nice stay »

    Before arrival I reviewed the reviews like I always do. I was very pleased with my stay and would absolutely stay here over any other hotels in the area. The staff was very helpful, the pool and gym have late hours to accommodate those of us on business trips. I was extremely pleased and felt they are one of the friendliest hotels in the area.

    « Best Place in Ephrata »

    Spent 3 nights in this nice hotel. Room was clean, well appointed and a very comfortable bed. Daily free breakfast was very good. Not a lot of activities in the area but a lot of beautiful scenery in the area. Leavenworth WA is only an hour and twenty minutes away.

    « Bathroom smelled »

    Upon arrival the room seemed clean, but the bathroom had a strong urine smell. I wiped down the entire bathroom with Clorox wipes and left the fan going while we went out to dinner. The room still smelled upon our return. I complained to the front desk and the desk clerked came to the room and re-cleaned the bathroom, but it didn't resolve the smell. The only room left had been reserved for the Best Western Manager. I was told there was nothing else they could do to accommodate us and not even a discount was offered for our inconvenience [poor customer service]. We survived our one night, but will not be back.


Getting to the hotel ...

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·From: Seattle Take exit 28 off I 90 interstate coming East, turn right at stop sign. Following 17 miles to Ephrata, Best Western Rama Inn is on right hand side of road as you inter town. ·From: Spokane From I 90 West take Hwy 17 at moses lake for 22 miles , enter into Ephrata, take right at light, then 4 blocks down the Best Western Rama Inn is on the left.

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