Best Western Hotel John Day Inn,  John Day

4.0/5  - based on 331 guest reviews.
315 W Main Street, 97845-1028, John Day, United States - See map
+1 541 575 1700 +1 541 575 1558

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At our John Day hotel, we welcome outdoor lovers from around the world in town for hunting season or to visit the stunning Painted Hills. The John Day Fossil Beds are a short drive away and a family-friendly activity everyone will enjoy. The Grant County Fairgrounds are also nearby, and there are exciting events happening year-round, whether its amusement park rides or epic rodeos. We're the only branded hotel in John Day, and we take hospitality and your comfort seriously. We're also the closest hotel to the Fossil Beds and are a clean, well maintained property. Many repeat guests say that our John Day hotel is the best in town. Whether it's the 62 Days Celebration, the Kam Wah Chung Museum or hiking on the Painted Hills that brings you to this part of Oregon, staying in a cool guest room can make your stay even better. There's plenty to explore, including water recreation at the nearby river. Located on Highway 26 and 395, our location can't be beat. Motorcycle tours and the BMW Rally pass through town, and we're happy to accommodate groups and bikers. The area is one of the stops on the Gun Show SolWest Fair, and the Truck and Tractor Pull of America by Bicycle is a beloved local event. If you really want to get away from it all and soak up the natural beauty of the region, staying at our John Day hotel ensures you're always comfortable while doing so. Of course, if you're lucky enough to be here on business, our John Day hotel also caters to out of towners here for work. Civil servants with the Forest Service especially enjoy the homey atmosphere of our property. Workers with the Oregon Department of Transportation also frequently stay with us. When traveling for business, you need peace, quiet and updated amenities. Once you've punched out, it's the perfect time to kick back and enjoy some leisure activities, like the high school rodeo. Book your next stay at Best Western John Day Inn today and prepare for a relaxing getaway.

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  • 4
    « Near the Fossil Beds »

    Good location, good breakfast. Very comfortable beds. Near the John Day Fossil Bed sites. Several good places to eat nearby. Motel staff called to make reservations at one local spot. Stayed there a second night at the end of our trip.

    4
    « Nice place »

    Seemed understaffed. Checkout was slow, had to wait for someone to come back to the desk for quite a while. I was not offered bonus points or a goodie bag even though I'm a diamond member. I also was not offered express checkout, which would have eliminated my first complaint .

    5
    « Amazing pet friendly lodging »

    Super clean, relatively quiet, decent breakfast and very affordable. Couldn't be happier with our stay. Tammy was very nice and got us into the perfect room. Definitely the best place in John Day to stay.

    5
    « Amazingly CLEAN »

    Amazingly SPOTLESS room. We had room 215, a king. Fridge was ON, keurig machine with two of regular coffee, decaf, and green tea. Microwave (low wattage and doesn't pop popcorn very well FYI). Rooms have been remodeled evidently, or it's a newer property. Hot tub and pool area is indoors and very CLEAN. Breakfast had sausage patties, biscuits and gravy (hubby said that was really good), and scrambled eggs (good!). There is the waffle machine along with pastries etc. Fridge has yogurt as well as fruit cups and boiled eggs (I love that). No other fruit though sitting out (could stand to make that available like apples and bananas), but they had oranges in the fridge. Coffee was good. Overall this place was a really nice place to stay in John Day. We stayed for business looking at property in the area and people were very friendly. Place was quiet. The cleanliness of this place cannot be overstated. I am a clean freak and it met my standards.

    5
    « Expensive for small town, but nice place »

    Rates were high at close to 200.00 a night. But hotel maintained well, beds comfortable, rooms clean, friendly and helpful staff. Accepted pet with a small fee. Our room was either exceptionally clean and/or had recently been updated. Was very nice. Cable TV had many channel, and WiFi worked well. They recommended a couple of places to eat within walking distance. (They were good choices). This hotel is an upgrade from others in town. If in town, we will be staying here again.

    3
    « Good location »

    A good location to visit the John Day Fossil Beds. The room as you would expect from Best Western and the hotel is close to the restaurant and bar in John Day. We had breakfast included in our package which was although not fantastic it was ideal to set us up for a day exploring the Fossil Beds.

    1
    « Best Western, John Day, OR »

    This has to rate as the worst ever hotel experience for the price. First, they had the reservation dates incorrect and we showed them the confirmation eMail showing the correct dates. Second, the room at check in was not properly clean, the bathroom sink did not drain an the shower tub stopper was out sitting on the side because the drain did not work properly;y. We called them and the repairman came and just removed the stopper (like the bath tub) and said that he did not have the parts to replace the broken stopper and we just have to live with it. Next day, when we returned to the room, the floor was not vacuumed and the room was not properly serviced. The price we were charged for this room was very high, even though it is the off season for travel there. We will not recommend anyone to stay there. The hotel across the street looked much more reasonably priced. came

    3
    « Fairly comfortable space. »

    This place has obviously been remodeled. When we pulled up we were a bit concerned. The office also has been remodeled and is bright and clean. Rooms are as well. Our room smelled heavily of cleaners. Only two bath towels were provided. The TV and Fridge were on the same circuit and whenever (every 5-10 minutes) the fridge turned on /off so did the TV. A pot light was loose from the ceiling. All issues were reported to the front desk and he took meticulous notes and pulled out a maintenance form to get the issues fixed. The room was comfortable. A firm bed. Coffee and tea for a keurig. The walls are thin so you hear plenty from outside. Most all traffic both foot and vehicular stopped by 10p. Overall not a bad place.

    5
    « Excellent hotel to stay in John Day.. »

    The hotel has great suite rooms and spacious. The look from outside may be misleading but it is great inside. Very clean and the staff exceeded our expectation. They offered to take our luggage up and it was easy to check in and out. The lady (sorry i forgot her name) was very helpful during checkin and as we came in a bit late, she offered yougurt and fruits/cofee etc. The rooms were extremely well kept

    5
    « Needed help »

    I had to stay at a different hotel nearby due to a business trip where I didn't have a choice on which hotel I stayed in. The internet was down in the other hotel, so I asked this hotel's front desk if I could use their lobby for some work. I stay at Best Westerns regularly and they allowed me to use the lobby. I was very impressed with how updated and nice the lobby and overall property is. Breakfast looked great and this hotel exceeded my expectations for what you would expect in a remote town of under 2000. Great job! I have family that travels through this area and will definitely recommend this hotel. If the lobby and service are this good, I imagine the rooms would be similar.

  • 5
    « Always a good stay »

    I've had occasion to stay at the John Day Best Western a couple of times, in fact, I got the same room as last time. Everything was as it should be which is the way it should be!! If I am ever back here I would stay here again.

    4
    « Okie dokie »

    The beds are so comfy. The pool is so great. This is the only place in John Day I'd ever want to stay. The only problem was that they didn't restock our towels, wash cloths, coffee supplies, water glasses etc. for our second night/third morning. Otherwise it was good.

    4
    « You won't want to get out of bed in the morning... »

    This is a great Hotel, it is very clean, and they have very nice fixtures and hardware. But the most notable aspect of this hotel is their beds. They are super comfortable, with wonderful soft pillows. They are so fabulous, you will want to stay in bed all day!

    5
    « Great motel in a pleasant little town »

    A nice, clean, well maintained motel. Comfortable beds. Pleasant staff. A couple of nice restaurants within walking distance. We would definitely stay here again. This is the best place to stay when visiting the John Day Fossil Beds and the painted hills.

    5
    « Awsome bed, sheets, pillows and shower! »

    Great Best Western! Room smelled cleaned and was very clean. Great bed, sheets and pillows! Big bathroom and awesome shower! Large TV with a great picture! Nice couch to sit and visit on with desk to sit at and do work. Quiet room!

    5
    « The best Hotel in John Day, OR. »

    We are very grateful the front desk lady, Tammy, helped us get to,our destination safe and faster after the ordeal we went through in our road trip from AZ to WA due to bad wearher. Tammy went above and beyond letting us know at new hi by ways we can use. This not only helped us go safe and faster but alsonly be witness of gorgeous scenics and experience beautiful small town in the road.

    3
    « "Best Place in Town"...... »

    Best Place in town, isn't saying much. There are two other hotels (?) that we saw. If you have to stay in the area, the BW would be the choice. We arrived about 10 minutes after check in time, only to be told that our room wasn't ready. The No Vacancy sign was on, we asked and they were full. Since our room wasn't ready, we decided to walk downtown to have a drink and dinner. When we got back to the room about 1 1/2 hours later, it was ready but the room cleaners must have used a whole bottle of room freshener, the place STUNK! We sat outside of the room for a good hour with the door open and the fan on full blast. The breakfast area was clean and the food was the standard that is available at most Best Westerns.

    4
    « I love this motel.. right in the heart of John Day, nice rooms, very comfortable beds... quiet. »

    I love to stay at the motel in John Day. It is clean, easy access to down town, comfortable beds, easy parking, staff is super. The internet is fast enough, the amenities are great... I love that every time I stay I meet motorcycle people who use Best Western as a safe stopping place, as a rider myself I too use Best Western... I also use them for all my business travels.

    5
    « Great stop in Grant County »

    The John Day Best Western is a nice hotel right on the highway in the center of town. It is close to dining, shopping, services and attractions. The facility is nicely kept with comfortable rooms. The staff is attentive and friendly, and very helpful with local directions and suggestions.

    4
    « No major problems , refrigerator made noises , but I have earplugs »

    Slept well , good internet and TV listings - Had one thing upset my wife a bit , we had a lot of little black ants on just about everything we took in the room this morning - I suspect it was fall and they just wanted someplace to hide from winter - Breakfast was good and on time as well ..

  • 4
    « Best in town »

    An Ok motel. Average Comfortable, quiet, clean, and roomy. Breakfasts ok for a hotel. Restaurant breakfast is better. Good location. We were motorcyclist and they did take that into account by offering us cloths to remove morning dew. Fullest hotel in town so other people liked it.

    4
    « Best Western John Day Inn, Oregon »

    The hotel room was very comfortable, quiet, clean and roomy (king bed with sofa). The breakfast was standard fare but good, and hotel staff were friendly and helpful. There was a glitch in making a reservation however, as the hotel did not receive our reservation, even though I received a confirmation via email. I am dealing with Best Western on why this happened. Overall, very satisfied and recommend.

    4
    « Loud truck »

    Early-morning diesel truck woke me up and kept me awake for at least an hour from 3 to 430. This was hard because I had to get up to work at 6:30 AM and it was very difficult to get up and work. I was it was hard to work all day

    4
    « Good Location »

    This hotel is convenient if you are in the area. If you are traveling with a pet, there is a very small area of grass to walk the dog. The breakfast area has more seating than some hotels, which makes it comfortable. The food choice isn't exceptional, but what they have is adequate. The beds were comfortable and the handicap room has a large bathroom.

    4
    « Bedding was worn out and pillowed »

    Staff was excellent, room clean but the bedding is worn out and pillowed. Isn't a clean COMFORTABLE night's sleep what you pay for? And why does this survey require 200+ characters(Minimum mandatory) when I volunteered to take it?

    4
    « Surprised »

    We stayed here for one night, as we visited the painted hills. This hotel is clean, staff were friendly, spacious and it's location is convenient. The hotel is in within a short walk to the restaurants and brewery and pub.

    5
    « Great value for money »

    This hotel was recently remodelled, so rooms were very nice. Extensive breakfast included in price. Location is within walking distance of restaurants, shopping & museums. Will definitely stay there again.

    4
    « Fascinating Area .. Good Service »

    Just decided to visit John Day .. never been there. Enjoyed every moment but didn't realize the expanse and travel time to the John Day National Monument (fossil beds/painted hills) .. John Day is in the middle of so much history but be prepared to travel. Best of all .. visited Farmer's Market just before leaving .. wow were these people knowledgeable, friendly and helpful in explaining what we had seen .. from grass lands to raising beef and baking goods unique to the area. The Best Western was VERY clean and service top notch. Often, maintenance for hotels in small towns is lacking .. but not here .. sink didn't drain and heater had that unused smell at end of summer. Staff got right on it and everything excellent upon return. Internet TV and cable .. was OK but signal kept dropping .. its a small town .. not sure what to expect .. but immediately came back .. breakfast service friendly but eggs were plain ... not much choice.

    5
    « Fire escape 2017 @ 2am. »

    Great quick reprieve from a long road trip and escape from forest fire. They let us in early to sleep and we're very accommodating. I will certainly be returning to this hotel when even I'm in the area. Thank you all!

    4
    « Safe Haven for Motorbike Travelers »

    John Day was our first stop on a two week motorcycle trip to the Utah canyon lands. We arrived on a 100 degree day after 400+ miles of riding. Though the hotel was shorted staffed due to a family emergency we were greeted with a cheerful welcome and the manager did all she could to make sure we were taken care of. While we were waiting for our rooms to be available she gave us a place to change and store our gear. Cleaning towels were readily available for wiping down our bikes and we were allowed to park under cover near the hotel office. It is very apparent that this hotel caters to and appreciates its motorcycle riding guests. The hotel while not fancy is clean, comfortable and up to date. At the end of a long day of riding having restaurants in easy walking distance is a plus. Regardless of your mode of travel John Day and the Best Western are a great stop during your journey through this amazing part of Oregon!

  • 5
    « Great nights sleep »

    Best hotel bed I've slept on in a long time. Small town friendliness can't be beat. Breakfast was great, good food. The hotel was very clean. The towns people were very friendly including a person driving by who loaned me an umbrella when I was out walking and got caught in a short rain storm. She said just to leave it at the hotel office and she would get it later. I highly recommend stopping in John Day and staying at the Best Western.

    5
    « Trip to John Day »

    This is a very nice hotel with a professional and friendly staff. Rooms are well appointed and I especially enjoyed walking in to my room the first time and having the air conditioning on so it was very comfortable on an extremely hot day. The breakfast was excellent, much better quality than most other hotels.

    4
    « Thank you »

    The rooms were good, the bed was awesome, it's close to restaurants, the pool and jacuzzi were nice and clean. I stayed there for over a week and the best thing about this hotel are the two ladies that work in the evening. They were amazingly helpful and accommodating.

    5
    « Amazing place »

    We came with 23 other family members to witness the total eclipse and totally enjoyed our 3 day stay here! The staff were so kind, friendly, and attentive. Breakfast was good and the rooms were very clean. We would happily stay here again!!!

    5
    « Comfortable & Convenient »

    Our room was very comfortable, the beds were soft, keruig single coffee maker, microwave and a large frig were of great for our stay. The hotel is close to many restaurants, so we were able to walk to eat out. The only complaint, is the hot tub was not hot, it was cold. The pool was great though, especially being inside since it was 103 degrees outside when we were there. We will for sure stay here again! I highly recommend making reservations though, the no vacancy sign was posted at 4 pm on the day we checked in at 3 pm. They fill up fast!

    5
    « Great experience - especially during the Eclipse~ »

    We booked this room 2 years ago when we knew the Eclipse was coming...drove down from WA state and had a wonderful experience. The manager, Deborah, had planned out breakfast tickets and other wonderful pre-planning tips to help with the crowd. Front desk staff member, Jason, was very helpful and breakfast helper Johnny was also great. THe entire visit was wonderful!!! Great job all.

    5
    « Very nice hotel and easy to find location. »

    This was a very nice hotel. It was not only clean but well appointed and modern decor. The room was very comfortable as were the beds. The bathroom was nice and clean. They provided nice shampoo and soap- not the low bargain stuff.

    4
    « Nicest place in town »

    This hotel is the nicest property in this small town but also the most expensive. With few options it is rather expensive but their beds are comfortable and rooms are generally very clean. Great manager and friendly staff.

    4
    « John Day »

    I thought the hotel and staff were great. The cost of the hotel was a lot higher than I expected for a dinky town in Oregon. But I guess when there are few options you can charge more. Overall I enjoyed my stay.

    5
    « Quality at the Gorge but noisy from road proximity »

    Stayed two nights upon returning from viewing the solar eclipse. Nice river view from room and privacy despite looking onto the marina walkway. Nicely landscaped grounds with fruit trees. Delicious fresh meals, breakfast included and coupon was provided for dinner discount. Nice outdoor pool. Most staff were cheerful and friendly. Especially Doug the manager who checked is in. My only complaints were the noise from the proximity to the highway which could be heard in the pool area and outside dining patio, also the noisy air conditioning unit in the room. I kept hitting my shin on the oversized bed platform.

  • 4
    « The place to stay in John Day »

    Clean room, comfortable bed, decent breakfast, all within walking distance of several restaurants. John Day is a small, out-of-the-way community in the midst of incredible geological wonders. It's great to find reliably clean and comfortable lodging.

    4
    « Good quality and service, but expensive »

    Good quality and service at a premium price. One of the few (only?) hotels in John Day that has a spa. However, if you make no use of it, there are hotels of similar quality with better prices available.

    5
    « clean and comfortable »

    Pleasantly surprised with this hotel. They accommodate pets for a fee and got us a first floor room for my arthritic dog. Hotel was full but still so quiet. Close to city park. Was very happy to stay here and would recommend it fir road trips.

    5
    « Best in John Day area »

    Clean, comfortable rooms. Great, friendly, helpful staff. Quiet rooms - we were there two nights and never heard any outside noise. Lovely indoor pool. Continental breakfast included had many choices and a lovely area to eat.

    4
    « Not a bad place to stay »

    I stayed here for one night in June while in town for a business function. It was my first trip to Grant County, and while John Day itself wasn't exactly the shining star of Oregon as cities go, I've been to worse. The hotel itself was a nice find, not that there were a lot of options in town, but I've had good luck with Best Westerns generally, and was pleased when the boss let me book here. The location was very convenient, as it is on the main road through town, and I was able to walk to the nearby restaurants and store. There were also a couple of fast food joints within the same walking distance (less than two blocks). As for the room, I stayed in a King room on the second floor. I was pleasantly surprised at the cleanliness of the room, and I was more than satisfied with the TV and in-room WIFI, which allowed me to put the finishing touches on my work presentation without making me suffer through shared internet speeds like I've experienced other places. Everything else in the room (fridge, microwave, iron, coffee maker, etc) seemed to be in perfect working order. Breakfast offerings were also surprisingly plentiful, and I left with a full tummy. Staff at check-in, check-out, and breakfast were pleasant and helpful. While John Day wasn't all that exciting, I enjoyed the drive in, and the views are really cool from the airport, which more or less looks over the entire city. If I have occasion to stay in the area again, I will gladly re-book at the Best Western. In a geographical area where they could get away with being sub-par due to lack of other options, they instead held to the Best Western brand and put out a good product. My only gripe is merely half-hearted in that I heard it was a little spendy for the location, but I didn't have to pay for it, so I'm not too torn up about it.

    3
    « About what we expected from a Best Western »

    We arrived at 3:00pm but were told our room wasn't ready yet. Our room was ready about 30-45 minutes later. Room appeared to be clean until we started looking closely: half-eaten muffin in the desk drawer and funny markings on the ceiling. The breakfast was the usual food selection that's available at most Best Western's. Even though our room was next to the highway, thankfully we didn't hear much traffic noise. The swimming pool had too much chlorine, so much in fact that it was burning the eyes of some people in our group. The "hot" tub water temperature was lukewarm.

    4
    « Better than expected in a remote location »

    This was a one night stopover on our 3,000-mile road trip through the north west states as we needed somewhere close to the John Day Fossil Beds NM. The rooms are laid out motel-style so there's no lift but our queen room was bigger than average and had all of the usual amenities - tea/coffee making facilities, microwave, fridge, air-con and TV. The free wifi only needed a single sign in and there were plenty of recharge sockets. The en suite was also a good size although the bathtub was on the small side. There was a good selection of both hot and cold choices for the complimentary breakfast. Definitely worth considering if you're in the area.

    5
    « 2 days stay in beautiful John Day »

    I stayed at this hotel during my 2 days visit in John Day, Oregon. From outside this hotel looks like a Motel, however when you enter the room, you will find that this is a 4 stars hotel. The breakfast was basic American breakfast, with choice of breads, tea and coffee. It has an indoor swimming pool, which is great, especially when you go to John Day in chilly weather. Definitely this hotel is the best hotel in town.

    3
    « Very hot but not so hot »

    Arrived early and could not check in as room wasn't ready. We expected this and went to the Fossil Beds National Monument . Upon our return at 3:45pm our room was still not ready and didn't get finished until 4:15. Check-in time was 3pm. It was 98 degrees out and would have been nice to relax in our room after a hot day of motorcycle riding and exploring. Hot tub was cold but did heat up later after attendant checked it.......

    5
    « Started off poorly but improved greatly. »

    We arrived at the hotel at 3 on a hot hot day. Just glad to be checking in to an air conditioned room. Unfortunately our room wasn't ready even though check in is at 3. The clerk was quite stressed and seemed curt to start. She told us the room would be ready around 6. We walked around town and talked to others and found out that a festival had been going on up in the forest and it had been causing a lot or problems. The clerk told us that someone had not shown up for work to clean the rooms and that one of the rooms had been trashed by festival goers. So although we were frustrated, we did understand it was certainly out of her control and we understood her stressed attitude. After finally getting our room it was a huge surprise. The room was so well appointed. And very clean. The bathroom was large and spotless. Even though the cleaner was obviously running off her feet, she did a great job and did not skimp to get the job done. I wish I had written down her name as she deserves a big thank you from the hotel owners. It was a difficult situation in the small town and she came through for them. The breakfast the next day was very well done.

  • 5
    « Fantastic Hotel »

    I had made a mistake on my reservation and we arrived a day earlier. The clerk made sure we were taken care of and got us into the room type I had requested. THANK YOU. The breakfast was fantastic. The kids had a wonderful time at the pool. Our room was clean and comfortable.

    5
    « clean, roomy & quiet »

    I don't know if all the rooms were as nice as our (single king), but everything was clean and in working order and very roomy. Great breakfast even at the last minute, the food was still fresh, hot and good selection. Very friendly staff.

    2
    « It's a Best Western »

    Nice clean hotel in middle of Oregon. Room was nice and clean and had a mini fridge and microwave. My children loved the pool kept very nice. Breakfast was only so-so, mostly pre-made items and not refilled if something ran out, would have liked some more fresh fruit. There is no elevator to the second floor so if you have a hard time with stairs or carrying luggage up a fight of stairs be sure to call and let them know you need a first floor. Don't believe they offer any handicap rooms. There is also only two handicapped parking spaces. The parking lot is small so if your a late check-in you might have a hard time finding a space. One ice machine on the first floor so again if your on the second can you handle a trip down and back up for some ice. When we were leaving my son left his watch in the room as he thought we were coming back that night. We called the hotel within 2 hours of checking out. They said they didn't find it. We left our name and number expecting a call later after all the rooms were cleaned. The main reason I can't give a higher rating.

    4
    « Friendly, caring staff »

    Very courteous and helpful staff. Continental breakfast was wonderful with a large selection. Had some difficulty understanding the television but the front desk was able to explain it to me and also offered to come to our room and walk us through it.

    5
    « Wonderful place to stay. »

    We were in central Oregon for sightseeing at the John Day Fossil Beds. This hotel was about a half hour drive from the Sheep Rock unit. The room was clean, comfortable, and quiet. Breakfast buffet was very good. I recommend it.

    5
    « Happy Camper »

    I came to visit my daughter and family. The air conditioner at their home just wasn't cutting it for me due to some medical issues I have, so we drove around to look for a motel vacancy in the late afternoon. This was during to peak of the "Rainbow Invasion" Luckily, at Best Western I found a room on the first floor. I was quoted a price and accepted the room, while explaining that I would live to bring my grandbabies in for a swim. Lisa (the desk clerk) was so friendly and accommodating. She even found a discount to use so it wasn't as costly as I had initially agreed to. She also assured me that it was fine to invite my grandbabies for a swim. We played in the water for almost 3 hours, and I finally returned to my comfy room. Then I couldn't figure out how to work the remote. This time Miss Lisa at the front desk made a house call to my room, got the TV set up and showed me how to use the remote, and wished me a good evening. I slept like a rock, got up the next morning and enjoyed the yummy breakfast buffet, and told the daytime desk person how great I thought their service was. (I can't remember his name, but he was a sweetheart too) Anyway, thanks Best Western, for helping to make a gramma's trip to visit her babies just that much better!

    4
    « Suite was what we needed »

    John Day is a good stop when crossing Oregon. The Suite room was just what we needed when traveling with extended family, everyone had privacy but we could still visit and communicate. The room was VERY clean and good quality. It was restful and worry free, which was exactly just what we needed after a long day driving in the car.

    5
    « Above and beyond! »

    We stayed two nights here, to visit family. The room was very clean and they had the A/C on when we arrived. Tina was there when we check very nice and polite and helpful. On the morning we were checking out to star a very long road trip my daughter ended up being very sick to her stomach and vomiting. We did not have anything for here in case she puked more so Jason and Ashley went above and beyond and found a little garbage can, liners and a few little towels for her. That to me is true customer service. Thank a million you two!!!!

    5
    « Stay here in John Day »

    You will be made to feel very welcome here by the friendly and knowledgeable staff. All services are excellent and the rooms are immaculate. The breakfast selection is excellent.This is probably the nicest place to stay in John Day.

    4
    « Overnight stay on a road trip to Idaho »

    This place was very clean and comfortable. The Inn is quiet at night and a nice small town for a stop along the way. We were unable to access the TV to watch the Warriors, and found a place, Outpost Pizza, Pub and grill for dinner. The pub had TV on and changed the channel so,we could watch our team... In the morning the inn provided a room with breakfast.

  • 4
    « Best Place to Stay in John Day »

    The room was comfortable and clean. The staff service was excellent. Breakfast had a good selection of food. The only compliant was the lack of parking near our room. Fact is the parking for this quality hotel was poor.

    3
    « OK room, everything worked. »

    About what you'd expect but do wish we could have had a ground floor room. Dragging stuff up the steep stairs was a bit hard. Refrigerator worked nicely, everything clean, relatively quiet, parking close. Ate adequate dinner nearby in small cafe, within easy walking distance. Breakfast of "cooked" eggs (reconstituted powdered -- yuck) and sausage didn't work for me but toast OK -- got me on the road.

    5
    « Great place to stay in John Day Oregon »

    The hotel is clean, modern and comfortable. It is walking distance from several places to have lunch and dinner as well as the Kam Wah Chung Interpretive Center and Museum. The breakfast is included and is very nice. The free wifi worked well. Our room had a mini-fridge and microwave as well as coffee.

    4
    « Clean, Comfortable Motel but a Bit noisy! »

    Caught in a downpour around John Day my friend and I pulled into this hotel and were happy to find a room without reservation. The price was a bit expensive for a little town but the property was very clean and it looked like it was either very new or at least recently remodeled. Our room, the bedding and the bathroom were very clean and comfortable. The bath towels were unusually big and thick/plush; very luxurious! The complimentary breakfast was good (scrambled eggs, potatoes, sausage, waffles, etc. However, there were surprisingly no fresh fruit or fruit yogurt that I have kind of gotten used to when travelling. Overall my impression of this motel was very positive. My only major complaint has to do with this loud metallic sounding noise coming from the walls right around 5 am and continuing off and on till we left. The only thing I can think of is a possible hot water pipe noise due to people taking showers early in the morning. I could not sleep past 5 am, which is a shame as the number one reason most people check into a motel is for a good night sleep!

    2
    « Best Western John Day »

    Overnight stay on our visit to Painted Hills so that we could rest and recuperate from our long drive and head out early the next morning. Tried to sleep but after an hour of tapping on the wall near our headboard, phoned the front desk. They said they talked to the people in the room next to us but was told they were not making the tapping noise. Hotel person said it was the plumbing and would be looked into next day. After the phone call, quiet for 15 minutes, then noise started up again. Recorded noise on phone and played it back for front desk. We were moved to another room on the 2nd floor. All was well until we tried to use the toilet...it wouldn't flush. Call to front desk. Woman came up with the plunger and worked really hard to unplug it. After approx. 15 min, it seemed to be draining so she left. However, when we tried to use the bathroom again, same issue so we just told ourselves if we needed to go, we'd go to the lobby bathroom. Not a room that I would pay $160+ for. ;(

    5
    « Another great Best Western Inn »

    After a long day of traveling,it was nice to find the right Inn to fit our needs.We have stayed at BW's before,and this motel was like the others:friendly,affordable,clean and quiet.The room was recently refurbished,comfortable bed,very nice bathroom,efficient and quiet air conditioner(a big plus for a tired traveler) and a great breakfast in the morning.Thanks to Tammy for being professional and hospitable to my wife and I.Another reason we like to stay at Best Western Inns!

    2
    « miss treated by front desk clerk tammy »

    already made one look at it best western john day or im really tired of having to repeat since it was accepted by bw john day ==day with no responce well im not going to write it again just want to know what will be done or not

    4
    « Convenient, comfortable and clean »

    Stayed overnight in John Day on our way to Hell's Canyon. Could easily walk to Kam Wah Chung Museum and several restaurants. Bed was extremely comfortable, room decor was recently updated in a restful color scheme and everything was clean.

    4
    « Clean & avordable »

    Easy to get to, centrally located, clean, nice & quiet. Nothing super fancy but for a nights stay it's just perfect! Friendly staff, Nice indoor swimming pool, only down side on the pool is that it is up by the check in desk and a long ways from rooms if you are at the far end.

    5
    « Small friendly quiet, comfy »

    Tired after a long drive, the female employee went out of her way to be helpful, unloading my luggage for me. I am partially handicapped. Very nice of her. She also provided directions to a nearby cemetery where I wanted to pay respects to my ancestors who lived there centuries ago.

  • 4
    « Clean and quiet »

    We stayed the night in a suite room on our way through town. Everything was clean and easy to access. Kids loved that they had their own beds. The pool was great, again, kids loved it and were able to work off some steam. The breakfast was terrific, a very nice, updated room with lots of options and just enough seating. Our only issue was that the bed in the suite room was not comfortable, sloping into the middle. But I would still recommend.

    4
    « Stay here »

    best motel in the area with the best, most helpful staff. The area is well worth the extra time needed to travel if one is a snowbird going through the area. You will appreciate the drive going north/south through the park and when in John Day, your stay at the Best Western will not disappoint.

    4
    « Great surprise »

    Nice clean quiet motel , Ashley was very helpful and welcoming. Everything needed in the room for a comfortable night. Easy access to dinner spots and a free breakfast. I will plan on returning here on my next rock hunting trip.

    5
    « Clean and comfortable »

    The hotel staff was accommodating, and the complimentary breakfast was definitely on the five star side (as such breakfasts go - keep that in mind). The rooms are comfortable, though at the far end of the building as I was, the wifi seemed just a touch slow (then again, it could be John Day and have nothing to do with the hotel).

    4
    « Christmas Puppy Pick Up »

    Our daughter bought my husband and I a pug puppy for Christmas so she and I drove to John Day on February 2nd to pick the little guy up. We drove at night in snow and freezing rain but made it safely to John Day. We did not have reservations but the Best Western had vacancies. The office and continental breakfast area was clean and bright. We had a room with two queen beds that were comfortable. The breakfast had nice variety; donuts, bagels, cereal, yogurt, fruit, juice, eggs, biscuits, gravy, hash browns and oatmeal. Every staff person we encountered was friendly, helpful and professional. I would stay there again if I ever have a need to go back to John Day.

    5
    « Family Visit »

    The hotel was great. Clean & comfortable. The staff was very kind & helpful. The hotel has done some improvements since we visited John Day and they were very nice. Hopefully we will be able to stay there again on our next visit.

    4
    « Amazing for a Best Western. »

    Staff was amazing and very accommodating. Keurigs in the rooms! Staff always left extra pods for me. Breakfast was good and always had an assortment of items. Cute little Best Western with indoor pool that felt like a sauna; which was good compared to outside.

    4
    « Good clean motel to spend the night on the road. It was clean and staff helpful. »

    It was clean and friendly atmosphere. Staff was helpful. My motherr needs a accessible room and it fit the bill. The shower was perfect for her. The beds comfortable and breakfast is included. John Day is an interesting area with many places to explore.

    4
    « What you would expect »

    Everything was what you would expect from Best Western and it was nice to know there was a place in John Day that we could depend on having a clean, comfortable, up to date room. The breakfast buffet was good and plenty but missing sausage or bacon. They did have the good ole cowboy biscuits and gravy, but that's not my thing.

    3
    « Average »

    Average Best Western with an above average price. The room was clean and staff was friendly, always a smile from everyone I dealt with. The breakfast wasn't bad, typical waffles, eggs, etc. The only negatives were the air conditioner was noisy and the wifi very spotty. Thought it was over-priced for the area.

  • 4
    « Fine Motel poor food »

    Fine overnight facility but the breakfast bar was barely OK. The bed and the room was very comfortable. It was clean. It was convenient. As stated the breakfast bar was very poor.. Best Place to stay in John Day Oregon

    5
    « Modernised motel »

    This motel has been nicely modernised and we found the staff very helpful. The room was a good sized, very clean and the shower was big enough to lie down in! This is probably because the shower replaced a bath when the motel was modernised. The complimentary breakfast was very good including egg, sausage patties and fresh waffles.

    4
    « Good value »

    Good value for the location and great place to stay! Love the super soft beds, comfy pillows and the couch. WiFi reception was poor but that could have been my tablet too. Helpful staff, clean rooms, pet friendly, good amenities.

    5
    « A Very Pleasant Surprise »

    We pulled into John Day without a reservation, and didn't know what to expect. The motel had just completed a remodeling. It was very clean and comfortable. The staff was very friendly and the breakfast was better than average. We definitely recommend it.

    3
    « Not a bad place, Terrible Service $$$ »

    My husband says: My friend and I had ridden many miles before we got to this motel. When we went to the office, the woman working there had a dismissive attitude and said the room would be $265. for a night. When we paid she told us the room wouldn't be ready for an hour!!! This was at 5:30 at night. One older gentleman seemed to be doing the cleaning and made the breakfast the following day!! So, the room was clean, the breakfast was fine. Just the initial experience with the rude desk attendant, the wait and the high price needed to be reported.

    3
    « Safe, clean place to spend the night. »

    Average motel, clean, safe, being upgraded and cleaned up. Good parking. Most of the staff is friendly. Continental Breakfast is adequate and tasted good. Decent selection of food. Right off the Hwy for easy access. One member of the staff working on desk has a care less attitude about getting you checked in. Ask for Manager or another employee if this man dusts you off.

    5
    « Great hotel at a good price »

    Comfortable room. Friendly and accommodating staff. Excellent breakfast. In room coffee is Keurig! Walking distance to restaurants. One block from Kan Wah Chung State Heritage Site and close to Condon Paleontology Center and Painted Hills.

    5
    « Great Hospitality »

    Tammy made check in...even though very late....very welcoming Nice remodel on the rooms and lobby. Stay here, you will enjoy your stay. Great restaurants for a small town with several to choose from. You may even be able to watch deer from your room...they visit the area at night.

    3
    « I thought I was overbooked »

    I'm sure they could have put me in a less expensive room, but at no point was an alternative offered. This will definitely affect my decision to stay there again. I have nothing else to say despite your silly prompts.

    2
    « BW John Day, Oregon stay away! »

    Total disappointment: Over-priced compared to other hotel in 75 mile radius. Did not deliever all they advertised on the buffet breakfast. No fresh fruit, no meat. Not even lids for their travel cups. Paid $154. for one night in a rural, scenic area of Eastern Oregon. Recommend going onto either Bend, Redmond, Prineville or up to Pendleton, Or.

  • 5
    « Best nights sleep in a Motel!! »

    The rooms are recently renovated with very nice decor and quality items. The bed we had in our Jr King Suite was to die for! We slept the best night ever in all of our hotel stays - period. The staff was very professional and personable, breakfast was good as was internet service. WOuld highly recommend this hotel to anyone going anywhere near the John Day area!! The only downside is limited parking and what's there is mostly for smaller cars, not pickups.

    4
    « Surprising »

    Friendly staff, clean and updated. Has restaurants and stores within walking distance and nice small town. Breakfast was good with a nice variety. Stayed here while visiting the Fossil Beds but was actually farther than we thought. Location worked out, since we were heading to the Steen Mountains after. Would stay here again.

    4
    « Small town good hotel »

    Recently renovated hotel. Room is a good size with a comfortable bed. A little bit of road noise, but can be cancelled out by the efficient AC. Relatively large indoor pool and guest laundry. Simple breakfast but with a good range of basic food.

    5
    « Good Experience »

    Check-in was much more pleasant than most. Morning crew was also nicer than many. Just a calm and relaxing overall experience. So many hotels are making life more difficult than it needs to be. I travel by motorcycle, and they had a place and supplies to wash the bugs off the windshield as many Best Westerns do.

    4
    « Old »

    Nice motel. could use an elevator for us folks with trouble climbing stairs. Ran out of breakfast one morning but quickly made more. Room was clean and comfortable and staff was very friendly. Would stay here again but request a ground floor room.

    5
    « John Day Inn »

    Well appointed, comfortable place to stay in John Day. I'd booked way ahead for our summer trip and paid only $117 per night for a king, very comfortable bed, a large swimming pool hot tub area and huge all inclusive breakfast. I'd definitely stay here again.

    5
    « Wonderful! »

    Very accommodating and courteous staff, excellent beds and pillows, nice shower, great pool! Convenient location, clean, easy access, close to a great restaurant as well. Wonderful place to stay! We will definitely stay here again and recommend it to all!

    5
    « John Day Best Western »

    Spotless room. Comfy beds. Keurig in the room with different choices. and happy employees. The restaurants recommended were all within walking distance, I'm glad to say. The pool & spa were equally clean. Thank you.

    5
    « wonderful renovation to this property! »

    We routinely stay at this property in John Day when in town. The improvements to the property are wonderful! The bed was very comfortable for both of us, and the amenities were nice. There was a problem with the BW.com reservation page. BW does NOT show this as a Best Western property, but it is. Don't let the lack of reference deter you. You won't find a better place to stay in John Day ... at least not in a franchised lodging.

    5
    « Updated throughout »

    We had a very nice stop over in John Day. We had stayed at this facility three years ago and it was completely adequate other than the breakfast area was really tiny. This year the whole facility has been remodeled. Rooms, lobby, breakfast area and exterior have all been updated. They are still working on a couple of areas. Bed was exceptionally comfortable. Highly recommend this property when you are passing through.

  • 4
    « Best hotel in John Day »

    After a long day checking out the Painted Hills, this was a nice hotel to rest our tired and hot feet. The room and bathroom was clean. Beds were comfy. Nice TV, wifi, indoor pool (didn't feel too warm), and nice hot/cold breakfast. The town is small. The hotel is a short walk to a few places to eat (few local places and a Subway and Dairy Queen). Would definitely recommend this hotel! There are many small town hotels around however this seems to the most contemporary. Boom sooner than later!

    4
    « remodel well done »

    I have stayed here many times. This time, the rooms have been remodeled with new refrigerator and microwave. Updated bathrooms. Good breakfast.. not great. Easy walk to dinner with optional restaurants. I do wish they had just regular Pepsi in the vending machine... all they had was diet, cherry diet and regular cherry Pepsi...

    4
    « Outstanding pool, helpful staff »

    We usually stay in a Hampton Inn or some other hotel where you have to haul your luggage up an elevator, but it was so nice to back up the van right in front of our first floor door to unload. With 4 young grandsons on a 12 day driving trip, this was a welcome convenience. The pool house was outstanding--spacious, clean with plenty of ventilation. The staff gave us lots of pool towels and every staff member we encountered was cordial and helpful. Breakfast was ample and well arranged. It was a good place to stay and I would recommend it to anyone passing through John Day.

    4
    « Recently remodeled »

    Stayed in a recently remodeled room. Bed was great. Room was clean and quiet. Breakfast was good and there were a variety of food items to choose from. This is only my 2nd time to drive through John Day and this is the absolute best option. Will stay here again.

    4
    « Best place in John Day! »

    This was a great place to stay in route east. The room looked like it was recently remodeled. Beds were comfortable, AC worked well. Kids loved the pool but said it was cold. Breakfast in the morning was plentiful. Some fresh fruit or yogurt would have been a nice addition but none of us left hungry. It's also perfect walking distance to restaurants.

    5
    « Freshly remodeled, good breakfast, top hotel for area. »

    This property was newly renovated. The staff were friendly and helpful It can be difficult to get rooms from June-August in John Day. There are few choices in John Day, but after frequenting what is available, this is my number one choice. Other hotels will charge same price and may not offer breakfast.

    5
    « One of the top 3 in John day »

    We were here for a family visit. The pool is great . Room is clean!! Breakfast had a good variety . Also staff was all so helpful, kind , and happy. It is really close to downtown so there are restaurants within walking distance. There is not a lot of large parking spots.

    2
    « Average Best Western at a Premium Price »

    Typical Best Western at best. Rather dark room. Nothing special but the price which was above market price for this motel. That being said the staff was courteous. A short walk to a OK Pub with good food. Look for a better choice in John Day.

    5
    « Great Stay. Clean. New. »

    Stayed two nights over the Memorial Day weekend. Great experience. Clean room. I think it was recently remodelled. Comfortable and quiet. John Day was my base for two days of motorcycling and the Best Western was a great fit. Easy to access nearby restaurants like the Outpost and local coffee shop. Will return.

    5
    « great experience »

    We have stayed at this motel before and appreciate the upgrading they have done and are doing. We could see a new key system that does not require inserting a key, just placing the key on top of the lock's screen. That is cool. We love not having a duvet on the bed but instead having a blanket. The heating and cooling system worked fine. There are restaurants within walking distance for both sit down and fast food types of meals.

  • 4
    « Best in John Day, Or »

    Nice hotel, however we got a room that had not been remodeled. They were in process of remodeling, and the new ones looked great. Great location close to everything. Good restaurant close by. Nice pool area.

    5
    « clean, comfortable stay »

    Rooms were nicely updated. There was a spa and pool that looked nice that we did not use. You can walk to several restaurants and the Kam Wah Chung Interpretive Center. This is a nice jumping off place to go see the Painted Hills and the rest of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument.

    5
    « grand kids visit »

    Excellent in all areas. Will be staying again in a couple of months. There isn't anything else to say but excellent. I would suggest everyone to stay at this Best Western. We love the Best Western motels and their affiations

    5
    « Safety and comfort »

    I felt safe since I was staying along. Always someone at the front desk which was in sight of the parking area and the traffic in & out of the area. The rooms are very quiet with heavy curtains to block out the light . The beds were comfortable and the room clean.

    5
    « Toring Central Oregon »

    A really great place to stay, within walking distance of interesting historical sites and several noteworthy restaurants. Several short blocks away is a neat brewery restaurant - the 1188 Brewing Company, this place is worth the effort to stop there it is very good.

    4
    « Business Trip »

    Enjoyed stay only complaint coffee pot & hairdryer didn't work. It was my first trip to John Day if I come back I would definitely pick this hotel and location again. There was a very good restaurant called the Outpost within walking distance.

    5
    « Excellent Service »

    The TV and remote didn't work in the spare room. Ashley came up from the front desk and spent some time working with it. It was an unusual problem so she made some calls to get more information. She stuck with it and got it working. We really appreciate the effort she made to ensure we had an operating television that night. We also appreciate the extra personal touches that the staff made when servicing our room. We really got a laugh when we came in and found my daughters stuffed monkey laying back on the pillow holding an unpeeled banana my daughter had left on the bed.

    4
    « Great for John Day »

    This hotel has all the amenities needed for a nice, clean stay in a small town with restaurants and shopping just a block away. The service from the front desk was wonderful. I even got an in room phone call about an hour into my stay ensuring that everything was in good condition.

    5
    « Pleasent Stay In John Day, Oregon »

    Best Western had just remodeled and everything was very "homey", the staff were interested in our comfort and visit and went out of their way to see that we were enjoying our stay. Our room was very clean, updated and relaxing. Breakfast was the typical sausage, eggs, country gravy, waffles, sweet rolls, cereal, fruits and yogurt, but what impressed us was how clean the whole area was and a staff member came through every few minutes to check on us and to wipe down the dining area. Great Stay, We Will Be Back.

    5
    « Very Nice Stay In John Day »

    I stayed in John Day for two nights on a business trip. The Best Western John Day Inn is, from what I can tell, the best hotel in town. The building has been recently remodeled and is very conveniently located in the center of town. The rooms are very comfortable and clean with serviceable WiFi access. The fitness center is small but very clean with up-to-date equipment, and the breakfast is decent.

  • 3
    « over-priced 2-star Motel under renovation, clean, comfortable beds »

    We had a pet-friendly room on the ground floor. It will be much better when the renovation of the lobby is complete. Check-in is currently in one of the guest rooms, with baby items and kids stuff all over the place, breakfast is served in the adjacent guest room. Having said that, the breakfast was EXCELLENT, the room was clean and the King bed was very comfortable. There are not many hotels in John Day and this was a good motel in its 2 star classification. The staff was okay; matter-of-fact, polite but not friendly. We had no complaints. Having said that, we found this Best Western to be over-priced for a 2-star property.

    4
    « nice room, but spendy for a small town »

    The room was nice and had everything we needed. I thought the price was a little high for such a small town. We were in town for a high school basketball game that didn't get over until after 9PM and left early the next morning to head to the next basketball game a town away.

    4
    « Great value for room and ammenities »

    I enjoyed my sleep at this Best Western. The bed was comfortable and clean. It smelled fresh and new. Use of microwave and refrigerator a bonus. Walking distance to good restaurants. Left Kindle in room, it was turned in and office promptly called to informed me. Great service.

    4
    « Clean Property »

    Comfortable beds, clean room, and DirecTV. Currently undergoing remodel so breakfast room was way too small and swimming pool was closed. Kuerig coffee maker was nice too. Shower water was nice and hot.

    4
    « Good breakfast, nice room »

    Hotel has been renovated since we last stayed there. Huge improvement! I appreciated having a window that opened. Comfortable bed. Decent shower. Breakfast included scrambled eggs, sausage, and biscuits and gravy?way better than I expected.

    4
    « Will be Great »

    Was nice to stay at for the time. The pool and hot tube are nice. The lobby WILL be great when they get done. Staff and hotel have made the arrangement of things in the temporary construction status work well.

    1
    « noisy and smelly »

    Made reservation several months in advance. Arrived there to find out the motel was under major remodeling including having parking lot repaved. They started work early banging hammers and such and using asphalt and cement cutters and grinders all day. It was too noisy in the daytime to relax or even watch TV. Ending up having to stay away from the hotel and just drive around and find things to do as apposed to going back to a noisy hotel that smelled like fresh asphalt. I made my reservations months in advance. Best Western should have informed me when I made the reservations that they would be doing remodeling during that time and at the least cut me a break on the price. I ended up leaving this motel and moving down the street to another motel due to the loud noise, smell and just general mess the hotel was in.

    1
    « john day remodel »

    Please, in the future, do not display pictures on the web site of a complete remodel until it is done.....i've never been so disappointed after a long day of travel in a best western hotel. The place was a mess, the staff, of one, was extremely rude, and the room was certainly not up to par.

    5
    « Thankful you were available »

    My husband had a hunting accident and ended up in the ER near the Best Western in John Day and I was home, the staff was great in my time of need, and we are very thankful. I would recommend Best Western John Day Inn, John Day OR anytime to anyone. God bless

    3
    « Disappointing stay »

    Our room was well appointed and the Keurig coffeemaker was a nice touch, but those were the only two good points of our stay. First of all, it was nearly impossible to squeeze by the construction equipment at the entrance. Our room was on the end which should have made it less noisy, but we got tremendous noise from both the road and the upstairs occupants. The sheets were badly pilled and the bathtub had large chips in it. The air conditioning unit was very loud. We found cobwebs in both the bedroom and the bathroom. For it being the most expensive Best Western we have ever stayed in, I thought we certainly should have gotten more for our money.

  • 2
    « They say Best Western Hotels are hit or miss »

    Well, this one, on this occasion is a big miss. I will just break t down to pros and cons and let you decide for yourself. Pros: very clean rooms. Well appointed with all the needs for a comfortable stay. Cons: Couch is vinyl and uncomfortable. the Bed is not much better. The coffee maker throws grounds all over the counter while making a cup of keurig coffee. Parking is extremely tight. Anything bigger than a roller skate and parking becomes a challenge. And the big one. the construction. A remodel is going on and the construction equipment has taken over the parking lot. I am sure things will get better when the remodel is done.

    5
    « right hotel and right room for quiet and comfortable! »

    ok, again, all of my reviews are for a specific time of year and for a specific type of room. my wife and i travel off season or shoulder season. we book a good room versus a cheap room. we like quiet and a little bit of space. so, the john day best western, room 208 is perfect for what we like it's possible that it is an extra 25 dollars over the normal rate but, for a good night of sleep, it was perfect. the overview. great room. clean. quiet. nobody nearby. we stay in a lot of best westerns. this one (at least our room) was right at the top of good . stay here. go to the outpost for food. another review for that to follow

    4
    « A comfortable little spot in the mountains »

    This is a comfortable little hotel in the mountains in Oregon. It seems the hotel caters to hunters this time of the year but that was not even an issue during our stay. The continental breakfast was fabulous! Real sausage country style gravy and wonderful biscuits! And in spite of the remodel they had going on, it was quiet and comfortable. I would definitely recommend this lovely little place.

    5
    « Room and breakfast »

    Bed very comfortable. Breakfast outstanding. We figured the breakfast at a local restaurant would have cost $25 plus. It was hot and ready to go. Temperature of room was great. Room was clean and inviting. John Day hotel was under renovation but their services were set up to were convenient for the customer. We able to get a room the day of arrival.

    4
    « To expensive »

    We have gotten rooms a few dollars more in Las Vegas,NV I thought $124.00 was a little high, and they were going to give us adjoining room not, and the Jacuzzi tub didn't work. We were there to celebrate husbands fathers 90th birthday in Dayville and didn't want to drive all the way back to Pendleton, Or. Brother was staying at the hotel, we joined his family.

    5
    « Great stay at the John Day Inn »

    We recently stayed at BW John Day Inn for 3 nights while visiting the John Day Fossil Beds. Our room was clean and comfortable and all staff we dealt with were friendly and helpful. The pool and spa were well-maintained. One highlight was the breakfast service, which was administered by Johnny. He made us feel as if we were in his home and he was personally extending his hospitality to us. Thanks, Johnny, for your TLC. You are a great BW ambassador. The parking lot was full during the time we were there, attesting to the popularity of this property.

    4
    « Good location, Helpful staff »

    After some disappointing experiences driving north on US 395, it was a real pleasure to come into John Day and find a good hotel with friendly, helpful staff. The location is great; you can walk to local attractions, restaurants, etc. The room was a good size, with all the usual amenities, clean land convenient. If you're driving 395, we'd recommend this as the best place to stay.

    3
    « Not Active Military Friendly »

    Government Rate not available to active Military Service Members assisting with the Canyon Creek Forest Fire in John Day Oregon. Rooms available on some days but at double the rate allowance. Otherwise a very nice hotel that services the greater Grant County area and nearby rural communities.

 

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·From: All directions. The Best Western John Day Inn is located on Highways 26 and 395, in the center of town.