Best Western Hotel Van Buren Inn,  Van Buren

4.0/5  - based on 261 guest reviews.
1903 N 6th Street, 72956-2338, Van Buren, United States - See map
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  • Outdoor pool
    Outdoor pool
  • Air conditioning
    Air conditioning
  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • 24-hour front desk
    24-hour front desk
  • Safe deposit box
    Safe deposit box
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This exceptional Van Buren, Arkansas hotel is conveniently located off Interstate 40 at Exit 5 and features affordable rates, clean rooms and unforgettable customer service, which makes this the best hotel in Van Buren. Our guests will find themselves in the heart of Van Buren and close to some of the area's best attractions - like the Old Fort Smith Historic District, Fort Smith Museum, Field of Dreams Baseball Field, downtown Van Buren a short drive away and local eateries are all within walking distance. Don't forget to hop on the Arkansas Missouri Railroad, visit the King Opera House or see a show at the Alma Performing Art Center. Each spacious, well-appointed room at this hotel comes complete with free newspaper, free high-speed wireless internet access, HBO®, ESPN® and all the comforts of home. Other hotel amenities include a full hot breakfast each morning, fitness and business centers, a seasonal outdoor pool - open May until September - 24-hour front desk service, guest laundry and more. We are also a pet-friendly hotel. Make your reservations online and save today with the Best Western Van Buren Inn. Our friendly staff is waiting to welcome you to your home away from home while on vacation. Enjoy your stay. Our seasonal outdoor pool is now closed until late May 2018.

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  • 2
    « Pay a little extra »

    The exterior looked nice, but the bones weren't worth it! Bad bed, loud heat/cool system; thin walls and no cold water from the tap. Lukewarm drinking water is more irritating than you might initially imagine.....

    « Two Thumbs Up »

    As most every Best Western hotel I've stayed at this too was an overall good experience. The staff at check in was very friendly and helpful. The room was clean and very comfortable. Slept like a rock. Nice and quiet. I continue to be a very satisfied rewards member.

    « Rude staff »

    I travel a lot for business and stay at a myriad of hotels including BW. My past experience with BW hotels had been generally good. Staff appeared OK at first, until the issue of my forgetting my phone charger came up. Talked to 3 different staff (one american, 2 Indian immigrants) about it. They agreed to ship it, but NONE of them mentioned shipping charges. Then they charged my credit card $4.95 UNAUTHORIZED by me. Filing a dispute with the credit card. One of them (has an adopted American name of Simon) was extremely rude and yelling. Not fit to be in hospitality industry. Although it was funny how he was putting up an artificial Americanized accent, and using English language idioms wrongly. Maybe they work hard to maximize profits, but fail badly at politeness. Will NEVER stay at a BW again, and advise all my contacts similarly.

    « Good value »

    Very nice Best Western. You always know you are going to get a nice room, good breakfast, friendly service and easy access to internet at a fair price at Best Western. We will stay here again. Easy access to freeway.

    « Close Enough to Fayetteville »

    Stayed in Van Buren with our motorcycle group to attend Bikes, Blues, and BBQ in Fayetteville. Great place to stay. Clean room, great breakfast, and plenty of parking for my truck and trailer while we rode. Plenty of restaurants and stores around. Starbucks and Walmart were within walking distance. Just off the highway with easy access. Definitely recommend this place.

    « Good, convenient, clean hotel for the price. Big dog friendly. Free breakfast. »

    This hotel is set up like a motel whereas it has outdoor entrances to your room. The rooms are nothing fancy but are clean. The fan in the bathroom was noisy but other then that it was comfortable. There are restaurants directly next to the hotel and a shopping plaza so if you need anything it's right there. There is a big field behind the hotel which is a great place to let your dog stretch their legs and relieve themselves. The staff was very friendly. I saw Jennifer, one of the front desk employees, in the evening and again the next morning. She's friendly in the AM and PM so big ups to her because I'm not sure if she even went home to sleep lol Judy was also working the front desk and I loved her perky approach to life! I got the managers name, Simon, so I hope he sees this review. Simon, your staff is awesome and this is my second time staying at your hotel. Keep up the good work! Happy New Year!!

    « A Diamond in the Rough!! »

    After a particularly horrible experience at the Quality Inn in nearby Alma, I checked into this BW hotel. It looks cute and modest on the outside, but inside the rooms are so nice!! Nice decor, amazingly clean, new TV w/ great channels, fast wifi, appliances, comfy, comfy bed!! and lots of furniture. Big bathroom. Now let's talk about the staff. Absolutely the best customer service experience I've ever had at a hotel in my life. Better than the win hotels in Vegas. These people are so sweet and helpful and caring. Genuine amazing service. I wish I could remember all of their names, but Judy was the first who checked me in and was the sweetest woman I've ever met in my life. Not joking, she's a gem. I would gladly adopt her as my grandmother. This hotel is also located close by a Walmart, a Braums, and a ton of other dining and shopping options. If you're stopping off the highway or on a business trip, this is definitely the place to stay. They have a 24 Hour Business Center, Gym, and a pool for the summer. I'm a fan!

    « Just Okay »

    Just another Best Western. Yes, the bed was comfy. Yes, it is conveniently located. Yes, the cost included the usual Best Western breakfast. There is nothing out of the ordinary to mention. I don't have anything bad to say but this stay was unmemorable.

    « An Overlooked Gem of a Place to Stay »

    This was one of the better stays I've had with Best Western. It started when I drove up (trying to find the correct driveway off the "main" road was a little tricky as Best Western sits back away from the road). Once at the hotel I was warmly greeted by Jennifer and she was very efficient in checking me in. She was very helpful in providing information on restaurants and other store types that I wanted to visit. About one hour after checking in to the hotel Jennifer called to follow-up and ensure I was satisfied with the room and if there was anything else BW could do to make my stay more comfortable. The room itself had a seating area and was somewhat spacious. The bathroom, however, was somewhat cramped for my taste. I did not have any breakfast so I can not rate that part of my stay. Overall a wonderful experience.

    « Nice stay for a night on the road »

    Clean rooms, very comfortable beds, close to the interstate. Friendly staff, hot breakfast. Great for a one night stay while traveling. Price is great compared to other local chain hotels. Outside is a little dated, but inside very comfortable and kept up.

  • 5
    « Great Night Rest »

    Great Nights rest at VAN BUREN BEST WESTERN, lovely rooms, great hot breakfast with multiple choices, nice employees that informs of all monthly promotions and BWR promotions. Pet friendly. Rooms are clean and quiet.

    « Great Motel »

    A great motel close to the freeway with outside room doors that face the parking lot to allow unloading of your car next to the room. There large grass fields at the rear of the motel to allow your dog a place to run. The staff was professional and Jennifer (front desk) told us that we had enough points to have a free nights stay when we checked us in! The rooms were clean and the motel was well maintained. I learned that Best Western motels are inspected by Best Western and are constantly updated to be competitive with the market. The location gives you good option to stop midway between Oklahoma City and Little Rock. I would stay again.

    « Convenient Stay »

    Nice local hotel close to Van Buren Scenic Railroad and the quaint downtown shopping. Desk clerk was very helpful in clearing up a problem with the bill. Enjoyed a nice breakfast with a good selection.

    « What a surprise »

    What a surprise, Friendly Staff, Friendly Owners, Supper Clean Rooms. Great breakfast, Great WIFI. I normally hate hotels but this is a great place, would put them up against any 3 star hotel in the country and most 4 star.

    « Arkansas Fall Foliage Motorcycle Ride »

    Staff very courteous, efficient and attentive. We had a large group of motorcyclists and they were accommodating to our needs. Room was clean with comfortable bed. Accommodated my need for a room on the lower level so I could avoid taking the stairs. Close to restaurants. Colton's Steak House & Grill was awesome after a long day of riding in the Ozarks.

    « Nice Best Western Quality »

    Driving through the area on a long trip, hotel is close to Walmart, gas, and restaurants. Situated in a dry county, pleasantly surprised to find the Chilis restaurant across the parking lot had a full bar. Nothing too fancy hotel-wise, but the breakfast was hot and a lot. Dependable Best Western Quality motel.

    « Fall travels »

    My wife and I have traveled to all 50 States together. We've decided not to have a travel trailer. It's just as cost efficient to stay in hotels on our travels. Best Western gives us the comfort of knowing no matter where we travel our stay with them will be a good one.

    « Great Place to Stay. Good quality breakfast. »

    I have found for the most part that Best Westerns are a great place To stay. Sure I can fine cheaper but everyone knows what that gets you. BW has always given me a clean room, comfortable bed, good hot breakfast and a great staff.

    « solid value »

    Good choice if you want a value hotel in this area. Clean, quiet, comfortable, decent breakfast, good service. Close to a lot, like many restaurants, Walmart and Starbucks. Easy on easy off highway. n

    « Road trip »

    We were treated courtisely especially when our reservation was at another BW several miles away. Simon the manager contacted the other BW and cancelled our reservation there and matched the cost for the room

  • 5
    « very good »

    Check in was easy. We forgot our pillows and they were very helpful in returning them to us. They made sure we were close to the rest of our party. It stormed that night and we were able to park our motorcycles under the drive to stay dry.

    « Good location »

    Stopped here after a day of hiking based on value and Trip Advisor reviews. We have stayed at Best Western several times in the past and have found no consistency of quality. The room had a good location next to the pool that has been closed for the season, but there was a smoking urn just outside and cigarette smoke was sucked into the air conditioning. There was also mildew in the bathroom. Breakfast was fair.

    « Great place! »

    I've stayed at this hotel twice in a few years span and have never been disappointed. It's always clean and comfortable and the staff is always great! I would recommend this hotel to anyone and would definitely stay there again and again!

    « Great place to stay »

    Very good staff,great location to food, room spacious, do need to figure out the tv location my wife tripped on the table several times as it is very close to the bed. Overall we will stay here again when we're in Memphis

    « Good value, Helpful staff in Alma »

    I was at this hotel en route from Nashville to OKC. Arrived late, left before breakfast. Staff was helpful, even gracious in re-making key card for me after I locked myself out. Rooms were very clean and comfortable. Easy access to the interstate, but seemed pretty quiet to me.

    « BW Van Buren, AR »

    The staff at BW Van Buren, AR, were some of the most accomodating and professional I have encountered at any hotel. The facility was very clean and in very good repair. The breakfast was hot and fresh and also had a good variety of choices. I look forward to staying with them again.

    « Rob North Texas »

    This is a older Hotel but, very well matained. The room was very clean and comfortable. there were many well known restruants close to the hotel. The room was very quite and the Breakfast was very good with a large selection.

    « Disappointed. »

    Very disappointed in Best Western! The staff, mainly morning staff, was extremely rude. I could not even get a final bill, because the staff rudely told me she was too busy. The complimentary breakfast was put away a half hour early.

    « Great place to stay »

    Was on a travel event to see some old friends and try and get some medical records. The room was very clean and the bed was fantastic. Hotel had a Good location. Staff was very pleasant and helpful. only problem was the air cond rattled when the compressor kicked in a little too much, I got use to like a fan running which I like but some would not. I think they will get it fixed...

    « Great place to stay »

    Very nice hotel. It was easy to access from the interstate. Clean, quite and comfortable. The bed was exceptionally good. So much better than most.The staff were friendly and helpful. Breakfast was very good with many choices.

  • 5
    « Second visit! »

    Stayed here May of 2016, enjoyed it so I returned there again. I was pleased to see that Dustin was working the front desk. He is a credit to the management. He went our of his way to make us feel welcome and was helpful in helping us find arrangements for the next night. The rooms were clean and well maintained. In spite of the proximity of the interstate the room was quiet all through the night. The breakfast was good and also plentiful.

    « outstanding »

    loved it...everything is great!! nice locations , lots of good restaurants withing walking distance, staff very friendly, rooms neat n clean,break fast was pretty good, would stay again, I would recommend friends n family,

    « Rundown »

    Although the desk clerk at check-in could not have been any nicer, the rooms really needed to be checked out before new guest were placed in the room we had. TV remote did not work and the bathroom vent did not work. A/C did not keep the room cool, even at 60 degrees. Breakfast was right out of the refrigerator. And to top it off, no rewards at this BW. Sorry for the bad review, because we love BW. Hope this will make a difference for the next guest.

    « Best Western, Worst Experience »

    My recent visit at this hotel was the worst ever. The staff was very rude and did nothing to correct the issues I was having. For the money, I expected better. You're better off staying at Holiday Inn or Sleep Inn across the highway. Same price, double the hospitality. Cleaner and more comfortable.

    « Excellent stay in Van Buren, AK »

    The Van Buren Best Western is one of the best hotels we have stayed at during our trips across the country. They are welcoming, friendly, and accommodate pets. This hotel had one of the best breakfasts of the hotels we have used, and the most attractive and welcoming hotel rooms.

    « nice place to stay »

    Enjoyed the stay in Best Westen Plus in Van Buren It was a nice clean hotel. Very comfortable. The breakfast was excellent. Staff was helpful. Good value as it was about the same price as other places that were not as nice

    « Great bed and shower »

    Long road trip moving cross country, this was best stay of the trip. Nice staff, great room, right of I-40. Good area with lots of choices for food and shopping. Shower was awesome, good water pressure, room very clean, laundry facilities with new machines right next to pool.

    « A very pleasant stay; thank you. »

    This is a very comfortable hotel. It is pleasantly decorated, the rooms are well proportioned and very clean. We had a restful stay on our stop over - highly recommended. There was easy and safe egress and exit to the handicapped room and a wonderful accessible bathroom.

    « Perfect place for dogs and myself »

    This place is clean, comfortable, and has plenty of dining options within walking distance. They do charge extra per dog (I brought two) but there are many green areas to walk them including a huge field behind the hotel. Staff is friendly too. Pool looked inviting. I give it a thumbs way up for a weary traveler stopping off I-40.

    « A great place to stay!! »

    While looking at hotel from the outside it seems pretty average but once you walk inside it tells another story..... The lobby and dining area are really nice but the best part are the rooms, super clean and all up to date amenities! The staff was really friendly as well so my stay was enjoyable!

  • 4
    « One day stop over »

    3rd time to stay here while traveling west. Convenient to I40. Exterior corridors. Gas stations close by. Friendly staff. Frank 's Italian good place to eat which used to be located within walking distance; moved down the street.

    « Great Stay in Van Buren »

    We stayed in Van Buren for 4 days while visiting family. The motel staff was very friendly, the rooms were comfortable, the bed was very comfortable with 2 types of pillows, huge TV and a nice shower, what more can you ask for. Ahh, breakfast - they had pancakes, waffles, yogurt, eggs, sausage, bisquits, gravy, fresh fruit, breads, danishes etc etc etc. All was good and the items were well stocked. We highly recommend the Best Western in Van Buren

    « Clean, comfy and the BREAKFAST! Don't miss it and don't stay anywhere else »

    Worth the price! Great breakfast. For our family of five, the breakfast was worth half of the cost of the hotel stay. We easily pay 50 eating out. It tastes good too! Usually hard pressed to find hotels with a nice breakfast. This is why I will always be a best western rewards member and seek them out over every other hotel.

    « Clean but!!! Spiders »

    When we got in our room we noticed a smell. Then when I went to pull the covers back there was a spider. I killed it and thought "not good". Then went to the bathroom and there was another one in the tub. I called the front desk and said I think we may need another room. The nice gentleman brought another key for 5 rooms down. We inspected the next room and saw a spider right off the bat. We said ok I guess we will just keep our room since the other one has spiders too. Needless to say if you see one or two you know there are a lot more. The attendant was very nice and brought us two cans of RAID! The other motel next door was booked so we had no choice. It gets better!! We did not sleep in fear of getting bit by a spider. The manager the next morning said " oh we will take care of you and discount your bill". They discounted the bill to 93.50 and gave me 500 points. We were quoted $97 when I booked the room. Wow a $3.50 discount for no sleep, spiders and a room that stinks. I wish I would have taken a picture of the Raid we were given. True story on 7/13/17. Do not stay here.

    « Nice Place »

    Convenient to many places to dine. We left the car at the hotel and walked to a nearby restaurant. The woman that checked us in was very helpful and put us in a room downstairs so we didn't need to climb the stairs :)

    « Great stay for weary travelers. »

    We had been driving in storms for several hours, and it was so great to get there, have a friendly and helpful staff. The beds were comfortable, nice size room and the breakfast was good. Just wasn't there long enough to say more about it.

    « Great stay! »

    BW Van Buren was great, conveniently located right off the highway, friendly and polite hotel staff who accomadated our late check in without any problems. Entire hotel was clean, laundry facilities were great, breakfast was awesome. Don't have one complaint about this place.

    « Best of the Best Western I've Stayed At. »

    I had room 100. Perfect for me. Great room, pool was clean and lots of patio seating & lounge chairs, nice fitness room, large breakfast choices and friendly staff. It may seem pricey to stay here but it's worth it. I may stay here on the return trip. It's immediately off I-40. It really is. Exit, go to the end of the ramp. Make a right and a quick right and you're there.

    « Vacation of 2017 »

    This was the last night before going home and everything was great! It was very easy to get off the highway and back on. The rooms were very clean, the beds were comfortable and, the staff was excellentWe will stay there again.

    « Nice facility near I-40 »

    The BW-Van Buren Inn is relatively new construction and well maintained. It is easily accessed with out the traffic of Fort Smith. We were headed to the southwest and this was our first night on the road -- a good start.

  • 5
    « bias stay »

    The hotel was very nice and clean we came in at about 8:00pm tired from driving all day and really appreciated a smiling face when we walked thru the door. Keep up the great work!!!!and we will be using this hotel again and again.

    « Travelling to Norman, OK for college graduation »

    Clean and comfortable first floor location. Manager young and very helpful. Wish most hotels had this kind of personnel. Certainly will stay here if in area again. The room rate was very good. Also located very close to I-40.

    « Great Staff »

    the Manager is one of the most helpful that I have seen on all my travels. I think it is a great place, especially with a large group like our youth travel ball team. The employees were great as well.

    « Excellent Customer Service »

    When we checked in exhausted, the gentleman at front desk was so helpful. He went out of his way to get me hooked up on WiFi. The breakfast was super - biscuits and gravy and almost anything you could want. The front desk people and those serving breakfast in morning were also super nice. They had place decorated all patriotic for Memorial Day Weekend. We will be back to this hotel

    « Nice overnight stay »

    Conveniently located off I-40. Nothing outstanding in particular, just a decent-sized room with a nice bathroom, hot shower, HD TV, microwave and fridge. Their hot breakfast offers some decent choices. If I was ever back here, I'd stay again.

    « Very nice »

    The environment was very nice, rooms were very nice and clean. Breakfast was good. Staff was very nice plenty of places to eat around you. The pool was not up and running when I was there. I would stay again and they do give military discounts.

    « good value and great location »

    A few years ago en route from Santa Fe to Memphis we made the mistake of booking a hotel room in Fort Smith, thinking it would be a convenient stop along the way. This is not meant as a knock on Fort Smith, because it appears to be a very nice little city, but it is NOT right on I-40. Van Buren, however, is, and is an excellent choice for a good night's sleep. We got a reasonable rate at the Best Western and found it to be clean, nicely remodeled, and right off the interstate. The desk clerk was very friendly and helpful as we were initially unable to get into our room. She went up with us and eventually figured out that the door lock had been installed upside down.

    « So comfy I don't even remember falling asleep »

    Neat, clean, comfortable room to rest up for another long day behind to wheel. Great breakfast and easy checkout. We did not know what type of place we would be staying but where very surprised. Only downside what exterior doors. We were on the second door and only woke once because the do not disturb sign was flapping in the wind.

    « Van Buren hotel better than Fort Smith! »

    It was a nice hotel, the room was clean. The bed and pillows weren't the most comfortable, but the room in general was clean and nice. I wish hotels cared about their customers enough for healthier foods with multi grains and less sugar, but it did have a hot meal which was okay. (The meat was very over done and cheap) The bonus to this hotel was downtown Van Buren. It had very special shops with very nice people. The town is about 5 minutes away. It was fun to walk up and down the main street! The hotel is close to the Arkansas river which is also about 5 miles from a park where you park free and can sit right next to the river. Bring a chair. The sounds of the wind and river were very relaxing. Lee Creek Park! Also a great place for a walk! I would stay there again.

    « Clean, modern - nice place to stop »

    This is a convenient motel off I-40 north of Little Rock. It has been totally remodeled in the past couple years and looks great. It is clean and with large rooms. Service is quite efficient and the breakfast service convenient with good selection. The rooms are reminiscent of older facilities because we accessed from the outside, but that wasn't a problem for us.

  • 5
    « Happy »

    Always stay there. Staff is always helpful and kind. Quick check in. Always have to leave before the breakfast is served however I'm sure it's great for the cost to stay there. So I've run out of stuff to say....

    « Very happy well worth the cost »

    We were very happy with our stay, the room was very clean and well decorated. The staff was exceptional with any need you we had. Check in was swift and easy. We will recommend this hotel to everyone going to Van Buren and we will definitely stay there again. I wish some of the other Best Westerns we have stayed at would take lessons from this on.

    « Good Roadside Hotel »

    Nothing special. No frills. Just a simple roadside hotel with an easy off/back on the interstate. Room seemed stale. Tub in bathroom not really clean. Otherwise okay. TV worked. Comfortable bed although the pillows were way too big. Fought with them to get comfortable.

    « Good Choice While Traveling »

    Convenient location to I-40, Good restaurants & Gas stations close by. Room was very clean and comfortable, staff was very friendly, check-in was quick. Good continental breakfast included. Indoor pool & Fitness room. Only con for us was..Just missing a Hot Tub.

    « Pleasant stay »

    Staff is pleasant and helpful. Morning lady has gone out of her way to decorate for the season and very nice. Food good. Rooms are stand hotel. Couple of nice places to eat close. Pool takes up some parking spaces, so you might not get to park close to you door if on ground level.

    « Comfortable Hotel »

    We stayed here on our way east from spending the winter in Arizona. We had made prior reservations and our request was met. We were greeted in a friendly manner and given a room on the ground floor as requested. The room was clean smelling, neat and everything worked and was in order. The beds were very comfortable and we had a good night's rest. The breakfast area was small but compact with all the normal offereings. We will definitely plan to stay here again.

    « Van Buren BW »

    This newly renovate BW is wonderful with cushiony beds and modern décor. Excellent breakfast, large lot behind hotel for dogs to romp It would be nice for there to be a sign for the hotel at N6th as the long driveway is misleading. Excellent breakfast & veryfriendly

    « Bathroom floor, gross! »

    11/13/16, Our stay should have been good, but the dried urine on the floor around the toilet made it a poor on the ratings. The room was up to date for a standard overnight stay. But when my husband commented that his shoes were sticking to the floor, that's when I noticed the dried urine around the toilet. I assume when the floor was mopped, a poor job was done with a dirty mop that spread the urine over all the tiled floor surface.

    « Nice Motel »

    I love Dogs , But I don't like to have breakfast with them, and they need to limit which rooms dogs are in ,cause I don't like to sleep with my dog either. Other wise nice motel very clean , have friendly staff

    « Quick in and out ... »

    We pulled into town at midnight, and had no trouble checking in. Our room was clean and spacious with plenty of outlets for our electrical gear. For a Tuesday night, the place was hopping. We could see several arrivals checking in as we unloaded our things into our room. It was busy ... there were many others coming in after we checked in.

  • 5
    « Great place to stay »

    We stayed here for one night just passing through town because we are relocating. My husband and I were both very pleased with this Best Western. The room was very clean, the staff was very friendly, we had a great breakfast in the morning. We would definitely stay here again. The only issue we had was finding parking because we had a U-Haul trailer in tow. Van Buren is a little bit cheaper than Fort Smith to stay the night and it is very close to Fort Smith for anyone looking to save a few extra dollars while traveling through the area

    « great stay »

    enjoyed our stay, thanks. we needed a place to stay for two nights and without reservations you were available and treated us great. you were close to the main highway, resterarunts , and shopping. Easy in and out from highway.

    « Fort Smith Arkansas »

    Good place off I-40. The room was nice and clean, bed comfortable and very quiet. The rooms could be updated, but for the price and convenience it's more than worth it. The breakfast was good and plenty of room for lots of people. Staff was friendly at both check in and out. I would highly recommend this hotel

    « Very knowledgeble Staff »

    I stayed at this inn twice on this trip, once on the way out, and then my return. Both times found the staff very helpful in recommendations in food, and how to get around the area. The room was clean and neat, everything worked fine, would stay here again.

    « Get's the job done »

    We chose this hotel because it was the closest property that had availability. The exterior entrances actually worked out well for us, as we had two bicycles that we needed to bring into the room at night. The rooms were nice, but the overall property felt a bit worn out.

    « Always a Nice Stop »

    We have stayed here several times and it is always very clean with friendly staff. We like that it is off I-40 and lots of restaurants you can walk to, banks and a strip shopping center. They redid the breakfast room and has plenty of room and has plenty of choices.

    « ADA review--uncomfortable bed »

    Spent a night on the road here recently in an ADA accessible room. The room itself was not bad--there was a king bed, an arm chair with ottoman and a desk. A clothes rack was placed low enough on the wall for easy access. I had a miserable night, however. The bed was too tall for me to get into easily and the pillows all were hard and oversized. There were four of them and none worked for either my husband or myself. The mattress was also on the "extra-firm" side which is tough on my arthritis. Any time I had to get out of bed, I faced the challenge of getting back in due to the height. At one point, I tried sitting up in the arm chair and slept there for awhile. The shower was not a roll in but the narrow lip served no useful purpose as water still flooded the room, which did not have a drain in it. The two skimpy towels--and no bath mat--meant that after a shower the room was hard to get around in. There was also no place low enough for a disabled person to put soap and shampoo in the shower--the dish was up high. Breakfast was pretty standard and they had coffee out all day. There are no interior hallways here--parking is near your door. This is not as secure, but it is also a lot easier to load a car. The price was also good and service was very good and very friendly. Everything looked clean and climate control in the room was adequate--a bit on the noisy side but ok. We would probably not stay here again due to the uncomfortable bed, but if you like a very firm bed and firm pillows, and you want a clean place for the night, this would work.

    « Glad I stopped »

    It was late and I was tired of driving. My Garmin showed a Best Western at the Van Buren exit and I'm glad i decided to try it. The night clerk at check in was friendly and reminded me of the 6AM breakfast, saying it was a good one. The room was standard for A Best Western, basic and clean. They have 24 coffee in the lobby which you will not always find in mid sized hotels. The lady who prepares the breakfast buffet does a wonderful job. Biscuits and gravy were delicious. I wish I would have gotten her name as she was such a friendly and efficient person. Manager, I was there on 9/22/16, please give her a pat on the shoulder for me.

    « Dog Friendly and Clean »

    Stayed here as a stop during a road trip and was very pleased with everything. This is motel near the interstate with high traffic, but the person at the front desk took the time to be courteous and tell us about the immediate area. Our room had a king bed, a mini fridge, a microwave, and a nice tv. The sheets were very clean and the room smelled pretty good. The shower curtain looked a little older; maybe time to replace it soon. But, it too was freshly laundered and I had no problems. The shower had plenty of hot water and the shampoo provided was actually decent. The complimentary breakfast was excellent with biscuits, sausage, eggs, breads, fruit and more. It is very dog friendly and they had no issues with our 70-lb labrador. There's even a large green area to walk your dog behind the building - very convenient and refreshing. Our dog loved it. For its class, this is a fantastic place to stay. It is excellently managed and is a wonderful value for its price.

    « Hidden Gem »

    If you are travelling the I40 and are looking for a place to stay then this is for you. Its a little hidden gem in a small town right off the I40. Nice quiet place with good rooms, free wi-fi, and nice breakfast in the morning. If you want a great meal in a great atmosphere then drive up the road to Big Jake's steakhouse the food was fantastic the service great and the price was good, combine that with the atmosphere and you have a great night.

  • 3
    « Great green space for pets »

    This hotel is very basic but clean. The best feature is the abundance of green space for pets. Not only does the hotel have at least half an acre of green space behind the hotel, there are 2 other lots of the same size or bigger adjacent to that lot.

    « Great »

    We stopped late evening to let my elderly father get some rest, in the process or checking in to a different place, he fell in the parking lot.. This might not have occurred if the person at the other facility had given us her total attention. After the fall, I walked to your facility where I was greeted quickly, given full attention, and after the clerk heard what had happened to my dad, he expedited getting us to adjoining rooms with ADA facilities. We were very pleased with his quick attention.

    « Low Quality for Best Western »

    The towels and hair conditioner needs improving. My towel was scratchy and the ends were unraveling. The conditioner was runny and really did nothing. The egg patties and the way they cook the sausage in liquid definitely needs improving. Kitchen was not as well stocked as most Best Westerns.

    « Very Good for an Overnight Stay »

    We were traveling across country on a move with our dog. That limits where we are going to stay, both the dog part and the fact that all we really needed was a place to decompress after a day of driving and get a good night sleep. The Best Western in Van Buren greatly surpassed those needs. The rooms have been well kept up and looked recently redone. The location is excellent (see my review of Frank's restaurant, right across the parking lot). Beds were comfortable, the place has no "motel aroma," and the staff was very friendly. The dog loved the fields behind the hotel and the park across the road. When we left, we wanted to take this place with us for our next stops on the trip. Excellent experience, and certainly unexpected at this price point.

    « Everything great. »

    With all of the competition in hotels nowadays, I make an effort to stay at Best Westerns. While some fall a little short of being perfect, they all tend to be safe, clean, and affordable. This one exceeded all expectations.

    « Good Place for Overnight Rest on Long Trip »

    We arrived at the hotel after a 8 hour drive quite tired . The very friendly check in process is exactly what we needed. The king room was somewhat dated, but the room was in great shape, and the bed quite comfortable. The free breakfast was standard Best Western, and was as good as usual. The person at the front desk for check out was also quite nice and friendly. It is obvious that the owner/manager of this Best Western instill culture of customer service. We would be happy to stay here if in the area again. There are tons of places to eat, and stores very nearby if needed.

    « Great Best Western »

    The best I've seen in a Best Western and the price is great too. I highly recommend this one. It looks as though it has been recently remodeled and is in excellent condition. Very friendly staff and I was allowed to park my motorcycle under the lobby porch roof.

    « great stay »

    My wife, i and my 17 year old son stayed here 3 nights on family business, the rooms were clean and fresh, the front staff were very friendly and attentive. The breakfast was served from 6 am to 9 am, the breakfast selection was large and the tastiest, nice to get up ,get coffee, eat breakfast and be on your way, we had a great experience and would recommend staying here

    « Best Western Van Buren Inn, Van Buren, ARKANSAS »

    Did not meet my expectations for Best Western. The breakfast was not fresh and less than desirable. The rooms (x2) appeared clean superficially, but were not. Ceiling had leak spots in several places. The beds were not comfortable.

    « Nice Stay »

    The hotel is older, but the interior has been updated. The lobby is modern and the rooms have updated furniture and amenities. The TV was large with a good selection of channels. Free wireless internet is available. The breakfast buffet was good. Very quiet, no noise from outside or next door.

  • 4
    « Very Nice »

    It appears the rooms were recently remodeled...ours was excellent. Nice beds, close to the interstate, and good restaurants nearby. Great place to stop for a respite on a road trip...highly recommend it! The breakfast area is a bit small but big enough to accommodate the folks that were there when we stayed.

    « One of my favorites »

    I stay at this hotel several times a year on business. They have always been friendly and have recently completed a remodel project on all the rooms. This a an extremely clean place to stay. I enjoy it every time I have the opportunity to stay with them.

    « Good clean hotel »

    After not being able to find a "choice hotel" in the area we were traveling to we wound up staying here. It was clean and comfortable and convenient to the interstate 40. Needed an accessible room. When no parking available near room we were moved to another room immediately with convenient. parking for handicapped.

    « Quick overnight »

    This was our fourth one night stay in Best Western on this trip.,Our first trip to Arkansas! Though the hotel was full of teenagers and their parents (baseball tournament) the staff was professional and, though busy, had time to answer our questions and give us personal attention. We would go back to the Van Buren Best Western!

    « Everything We Need For A Good Night's Rest »

    On a recent vacation to Arkansas, my wife and I stayed at the Best Western Van Buren Inn twice. And we wouldn't hesitate to stay there again. It's conveniently located just off I-40. Check-in went well, the room was clean, beds were comfortable, air conditioner worked fine, had hot water for showers, free internet, got a good nights sleep, and topped it all off with a hot breakfast the next morning. Let's see now . . . yep, that's exactly what I'm looking for in a mid-priced motel. The front desk staff, breakfast staff, and the housekeeping staff were all cheerful and helpful too. So why pay more at a fancier hotel chain when Best Western does it all just right? Thanks, Best Western-Van Buren Inn. Hope to see you again in our future travels.

    « noisy room »

    The room was fine but some other patron decided to talk on his phone for about 90 minutes right outside my room. Also working on front of motel and workers did not seem to care if people were getting old paint on them.

    « Good place to stay »

    We stopped on our way home after vacation in TN. I had called to change the stay date and did not notice the change in rate till the next morning when we were getting ready to check out. I took my confirmation to the desk and they refunded the difference. The room was clean although the AC was kind of loud. Breakfast as the usual biscuits, gravy, waffles, etc. The pool was small but clean and the lounge furniture comfortable. Would stay again.

    « Worst BW ever! »

    This hotel was modeled after Roach motels. AC unit was so loud I had to turn it off to call the front desk about the noise and foul odor. Was awakened when a roach feel on my face. Turned on the light to find out there were more on and above the bed. I want my money back, ASAP!

    « if things were fixed and mattresses were replaced it would be a great hotel »

    We really enjoyed the sincerity of the staff they were all nice and friendly. Our air in the room kept freezing up and wouldn't work it was in the 90s outside so you can imagine how muggy and hot it was.

    « Stopped for the night - perfect »

    Honestly, what a pleasure it was to stay here. Staff was very friendly and helpful both when i checked in and at check out. Room was beautiful - modern and new furniture and so clean! I stopped here for a night driving cross country and it was my favorite night of the trip. Got to do some work on the WiFi in my room before bed, and felt so comfortable in the room. In the morning, my dog definitely took advantage of that massive lawn behind the hotel, I worked out in the gym (the machine takes a few minutes to figure out), grabbed some hot breakfast, and hit the road again. This is the hotel folks traveling cross country all hope to find nightly. I'm so thankful for this place and completely recommend it.

  • 5
    « Best Best Western -worth the stay! »

    I have stayed in many Best Westerns along the I-40 freeway. The Van Buren, AR was by far the best, cleanest, and nicest one out of all of them! Who knew a small town in AR could have the nicest one. I've stayed in many BW on I-40, This one is worth the stop.

    « Great value »

    This hotel was easy to locate. Desk clerk (Leah, I think) was extremely helpful. The room was spotless, which is the most important thing to me, The bed was comfortable and the room was quiet. Breakfast was average, but, definitely good enough, when you consider the price of the room.

    « Nice hotel and staff »

    We had a great quiet room but the best part of our stay was the clerk Cheryl. She was so nice and very helpful she made additional reservations for us for more nights at other locations. She made us feel like we were the most important people she ever took care of. We exchanged chihuahua stories when she saw our little girl. Enjoy your stay here we sure did.

    « Well pleased »

    Traveling with a pet, we were impressed with both the hotel and employees. The room was very pleasant, nice sized, had a microwave and refrigerator, and was amazingly quiet. We received a call once we got to our room to verify that all was okay.

    « Van Buren, Ar. Best Western »

    I was excited to find this hotel has OUTSIDE ENTRANCES TO THE ROOMS. I'd traveled for over a week, & carried luggage for two people up/down halls then up/down elevators. There were a number of hotels in the area but when I saw that I could park directly in front of the room, my decision was made.

    « Great Staff Great Location »

    For the city to city traveller in this area The Bestwestern Van Buren is a perfect fit. Helpful, pleasant staff make for quick check in and out. Nearby Interstate make it easy find. Great nearby dining and shopping. Will stay here again.

    « Excellent and cozy »

    We have stayed at many Best Western locations throughout the past couple of months and this by far was one the friendlies and most welcoming The staff was very welcoming and we even received a call from the front office to ask how was our room and if we needed anything. This was a first for Best Western. There are plenty of food place within a two mile stretch, and a Starbucks just a 1/4 mile away. Firehouse subs [Excellent] is a walk away. When we left, the checkout was very nice, and even though we missed breakfast [our fault], we were able to get some coffee and orange juice from the front desk person. Thank you!!

    « Great Stay »

    This was a very clean hotel. The décor was nice as well. The staff was very courteous. Love the amenities and the location. I definitely recommend others to stay here, and I would definitely come back again.

    « Motorcycle trip »

    Great room great price. Felt very clean. staff was friendly and helpful. I would definitely stay here again if I am in the area. I have to have 200 words to post this review, so I am going to keep typing until I can post.

    « Wonderful surprise! »

    This is an older Best Western, and you can tell that from the outside! But once you walk into the lobby, it's a whole different experience. Check in was a breeze and the coffe owner was very nice and you could tell took great pride in his hotel. He said that he and his partner bought the hotel 3 yrs ago and the completly renovated a year ago. Everything smelled very pleasant. .which is a biggie to me, and the room was very modern and tasteful. I was pleasantly surprised. The pictures we took just dont do it justice. The bed is very comfy...and there's a hot breakfast in the morning. ??

  • 5
    « Great room, and location »

    Surprisingly quiet considering how close it is to I-40. This is an older hotel, that has been updated. Lots of parking, Room was large and clean with new furniture. The bed was very comfortable, and the desk chair was amazing. Checkin was quick, the gentleman supplied us with a leaflet of all the restaurants in the area, as well as the type of food, and the price point. The Italian restaurant is amazing. Breakfast was very good. Check out was quick, and we were wished a good day. Would definitely stay again. As a foot note, we left our camera behind, the housekeeper turned it in, the manager sent it to our vacation resort via FedEx. Nice to know there are still such honest people in this world.

    « Great Hotel »

    We were very pleased at the quality of this hotel. Rooms were clean and hotel staff were very helpful. Perfect location for our needs. Would recommend this Best Western to familys, couples or buisness travelers. We will stay again.

    « Bad bad bad bad bad »

    During my stay here the room was opened with a keycard that an ex employee had possession of, later on that morning the manager lied to us and said it had never happened before, after the night clerk had already told us that it had, and that it was most likely an ex employee. Mr Patel lied to us, refused to contact authorities and refused to review security log. I believe he knows who tried to enter the room and is attempting to protect them and himself. (this was november of 2014) The site wont allow me to post this date.

    « Excellent hotel »

    The building itself is older and while the design of the hotel shows its age, you will be fooled once you get inside. The lobby is very nice and clean and the rooms are extremely modern, clean, and comfortable. It is obvious this hotel has gone through a major rehab and the quality of work is excellent. The staff was friendly and helpful and the breakfast was delicious. I will be staying here the next time I visit Van Buren for business.

    « Some improvement since our last stay here... »

    We stayed a year ago and there was need for improvement .. seems like they are addressing some of the issues that an aging hotel will exhibit. Rooms have been refurbished as well as the lobby. Lobby breakfast was average. Best feature is that it is pet friendly and there is a great area behind the hotel whee you can exercise your dog.

    « Really needs Improvment »

    Although I travel with a small pet, I expect after paying deposit to enter a room with paw prints and hair cleaned up after last guest. Also the front desk told me I had received discount on room, AARP, AAA, or Military which I had offered her, yet when I received bill upon checkout was quite apparent by rate I had not received a discount. Poor service, cleanliness an issue here.

    « Clean and modernized »

    Wonderful front desk staff. Check-in was great and in the morning, when I missed breakfast beccause I had not changed my clock for the midwest time zone, the lovely lady at the front desk offered to make me something to eat. Wow....who does that? Great value for an overnight of travel. Loads of places nearby to eat and just off the interstate. Quiet!

    « old but nice »

    they are trying to maintain the property and keep it up and doing a good job rooms have been update fresh paint inside and out would stay again if in the area enjoyed our stay there breakfast was good everyone very nice

    « Great Value »

    very clean, decent access to food and shopping A GREAT VALUE FOR YOUR TRAVEL DOLLAR Best Western has been my chain of choice but I have recently been staying at Choice Hotels due to cost. I try to get out of a room for $100 or less. You can do that at this BW and it is worth your stay

    « Good stay Fort Smith »

    Stay in Fort Smith for business, Hotel was quiet, clean and close to local dining. Breakfast was OK, staff was excellent, WiFi was very good. Bed was comfortable, would stay again. Television channels were also plentiful and good

  • 4
    « Best Western Van Buren, Arkansas »

    The motel was nice, but the parking lot is too small and the handicap spaces too far from the front door or the rooms. The room was clean, but like most hotels, never have enough places to plug in equipment. My brother and sister-in-law use C-pap machines and have to carry an extension cord with multiple outlets with them.

    « Good »

    Room was clean and comfortable. There were a few areas in the bathroom where when it was repainted or touched up paint was splattered. Would have looked nicer if that had been cleaned up instead of just left. An ice machine would have been nice instead of a bag of freezer burnt ice in the cooler.

    « Great Accomodations »

    I was visiting family in Van Buren and would have stayed with them but was sick and wanted to just relax. Then when I felt better we decided to keep the accomodations because the motel was so nice. The breakfast offerings were amazing. The area was very safe and well lit up. I did laundry and the facilties were very clean and very reasonable. I would go here every time I visit Van Buren if my family does not get upset for not staying with them!

    « Good job »

    Staff and accommodations were top rate. We were traveling and mearly interested in getting a comfortable nights sleep and an uncomplicated departure. Location was tricky to get to but all was fine. Not a lot to say. Not a lot to say. No problems. No probleme. What more could we ask for?.

    « Clean Rooms »

    Passing thru the area 1 night stay. Room was clean and had updated furniture and the room was spacious. The breakfast was lacking had round rubbery eggs, The staff was very friendly we will stay again when in the area.

    « Nice stay »

    We were heading west on vacation and booked this hotel. The beds were very comfortable and the room was clean. The check-in process was quickly and professionally handled by a nice, well dressed young man. Lots of restaurants nearby, including the Italian one next door. There was quite a crowd there, so I'm assuming the food must be good. We'll stay here again on our way through.

    « A Nice Place »

    We recently stayed here on the way to Oklahoma City. It was nice, clean and quiet. the staff were courteous and helpful. It was convenient for dinner and I would stay here again. The county is "dry" though if that is your thing. You have to drive to Ft. Smith for beer/liquor but are welcome to bring it back. The beds were cofortable which helps after a long days drive. I would recommend this place for sure!

    « Great Place »

    Had a wonderful stay. The laundry facilities were a great help. The Italian restaurant next door was great also. The room was clean, quiet, an we did not encounter any problems. Would definitely stay there again.

    « Not A Favourite »

    This hotel has some loyal followers, so I'm going against the grain here. I will say that for the price, it's reasonably good value. However, it's an older property that has been renovated with mixed results. It does offer clean, functional rooms and complimentary breakfast. Front desk service was friendly although at check-in the desk was empty and the clerk was comfortably seated in the lobby. We had a mishap in the parking lot as a result of some broken concrete and exposed rebar. I have been in touch with the hotel manager about this incident and he has indicated that the hazard will be removed. However, I wasn't impressed with either the front desk response at the time of the accident or by the manager's offer to give us a 50% discount at our next visit. We were on a road trip and aren't likely to be in Arkansas again. This is one of my least favourite Best Western properties.

    « Good rate and convent to restaurants »

    This inn was very reasonable. It was located just off Interstate 40 and close to good restaurants. It was clean and quiet. The staff was friendly. I would stay there again. It did have exterior doors as opposed to inside hallways. Considering it's location to interstate, I was amazed how quiet it was.

  • 5
    « Immaculate »

    This is a new hotel with great management. Very impressed with the customer service and everything clean. Fresh baked cookies in lobby a great treat. I always stay at holiday inn express and this location will be one of my favorites. Also impressed with the handicapped accessible pool. Very nice.

    « Great High Speed Internet »

    Good internet is always important to me. This BW had great fast internet: 50 Mbps down, 10.77 up. Great selection of TV channels (77 total). I had to checkout before 6am, so no Breakfast reviews. I would stay here in the future if needed.

    « Van Buren AR stay »

    I stay here every year at this time, so that should say something about it. Great place, clean, neat, presentable, good water pressure in the shower, comfortable bed, friendly professional staff, great Italian restaurant next door, perfect place to stay.

    « "Not Worth the Rudeness" »

    Diamond Member, I try my best to support Best Western sense I have 70,000 + points. But don't expect the same in return. Booked the room with Dustin, he seemed very polite at check in. I was staying 2 nights Dustin put the first night on a point's voucher and had me sign a check out paper for $108.00. I took the money out of my wallet and Dustin said just pay when you check out on Sunday, I put my money back in my wallet and came to our room #111. The night was horribly hot, I turn the A/C on 68 and laid down for the night. About midnight woke up and it felt like a sounna. I got up and cleaned the filters and it cooled down some. I reported this to house keeping in the morning, and left for a meeting. I arrived back around 9:30 p.m. to find ourselves locked out of our room. I went down to the office to get my door keys to work. The lady at the front desk Leah said I can't do that until you pay. I told Leah that I tired to pay Dustin and he told me to pay at check out on Sunday morning. Leah says well I got a note and you can't get back in until you pay. Now remind you that all of our personal property is in our room. I pulled my wallet out and gave Leah $108.00 dollars. Leah then says it is $121.00 + some change. I asked Leah to show me the document that I signed with Dustin the night before. Leah didn't have it. So I went ahead and paid her what she asked for. I went back to our room and walked in and the rooms A/C had been turned off all day. Now it is not very cool in Arkansas this time of year. I turn the A/C back on and it ran about 10 minutes before it shut off again. Another night of no sleep do to the heat. The Hotel was booked I even check the internet to make sure there were no other rooms, there were not. So there you have it another bad stay at a "Best Western". I went to fix us something cold to drink and low and behold our personal glasses are gone. How did that happen??? Sticky Fingers!!!!! I have had it with being faithful. I wonder if this is how it works, you build up 80,000 points and you can't even get decent service., not to mention there are more patched holes in the walls then you can shack a stick at, tile coming off the walls, mold on the shower curtain that we soaked in the tub and cleaned ourselves. I have no idea why Best Western has went so far down hill or if they just treat their Diamond Members this way. But I am done with Best Westen. Look for the reply on this you will see, sorry you did have a great stay with us, give us another chance in the future to make it up to you for the FULL PRICE & maybe even more than the normal cost like this stay.

    « Awesome Hotel »

    We were very impressed with the cleanliness of the room and staff at this hotel. We would highly recommend it for business or leisure. It is very quiet, the staff is very attentive and professional, and there are amenities very close by. With our moving across country it is refreshing to have such a fine hotel available on our route. The breakfast was awesome and the location to our route was very convenient to the interstate.

    « Nice »

    Every thing was kept well. It was next to the interstate, buy we couldn't hear any noise. It is an older property, but it has been properly maintained. The front desk was very helpful with any of our questions. I would defiantly stay here again.


Getting to the hotel ...

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·From: The north. Take Arkansas Highway 59 to North 6th Street, turn left, go one block to the Best Western Van Buren Inn. ·From: The south. Take Arkansas Highway 59 to North 6th Street, turn right, go one block to the Best Western Van Buren Inn. ·From: The east. Take Interstate 40 to Exit 5, turn right onto North 6th Street, go one block to the Best Western Van Buren Inn. ·From: The west. Take Interstate 40 to Exit 5, turn left onto Arkansas Highway 59 North, turn right onto North 6th Street, go one block to the Best Western Van Buren Inn.

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