Best Western Inn,  West Helena

4.0/5  - based on 86 guest reviews.
1053 W Highway 49, 72390-1835, West Helena, United States - See map
+1 870 572 2592 +1 870 572 7561



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Hotel advantages

  • 24-hour front desk
    24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
    Air conditioning
  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • Outdoor parking
    Outdoor parking
  • Outdoor pool
    Outdoor pool
  • Safe deposit box
    Safe deposit box
  • Onsite laundry
    Onsite laundry
  • Wireless internet connection in public areas
    Wireless internet connection in public areas
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The local Civil War attraction and KIPP are two of the area events that attract guests to the Best Western Inn. Whether you're in town to visit the Mississippi River or for the famous antique shopping, you're in for a treat at our fully renovated West Helena hotel. Blending southern hospitality with a great value, we're the best place to stay in town. Spacious, well-appointed rooms and an on-site business center make guests feel right at home. The full, complimentary hot breakfast is the perfect way to start the day. The generous FREE HOT BREAKFAST includes eggs and breakfast meats, a wide selection of breads and pastries, hot and cold cereals, and yogurt. The ideal complement to the most important meal of the day is our famous 100% Arabica coffee and cold juices. We are located close to the National Guard, Helena Regional Medical Center, Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas, South Delta Aviation and Isle Capri Casino, there's an abundance of local attractions to suit every guest. The Delta Cultural Center, Forte Curtis and Phillip-Thomas House are favorite area hot spots. Our welcoming staff is happy to provide recommendations on the best places in town for sightseeing, shopping and dining. Business travelers especially enjoy the touches of home at the Best Western Inn. The local Phillips Community College is a big draw for students and educators. We also regularly welcome guests who are employees with Walmart®, the Arkansas Department of Education, the local railroad company and industrial park companies. Whether in town for business or pleasure, being comfortable in our relaxing rooms is something that every traveler deserves. Book your cozy room at Best Western Inn, where fantastic comfort meets an unbeatable value!

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Best Western Inn,West Helena
  • 3
    « Best Hotel in Helena? »

    Saying this is "the best hotel in Helena" isn't saying much! It has been recently remodeled and was very clean! The staff was friendly and efficient. There was a large family reunion there during our visit and the breakfast area is very small so there was never an empty chair. I don't mind taking my breakfast back to the room but they constantly ran out of everything! No coffee, no eggs, no biscuits, no sausage and when they finally did bring something out it was very poor quality! I'm sure they weren't ready for such a large group the first morning but the second morning there was no excuse!

    « Best Place I've found »

    This is the best motel I've found in the Helena, AR area. Clean, modern, efficient. I've tried other nearby motel, but was uncomfortable, inefficient, but was cheaper. This price was fair, but we like bargains when we can find them.

    « Nice »

    Considering where I was, the hotel was better than I expected it to be. The rooms were very clean and the decor was nice. The breakfast selections were small, but the customer service was excellent. I would definitely recommend to anyone coming to Helena-West Helena, AR!

    « gouging the customer »

    I've stayed here many years but am quite resentful at the rate increases during the King Biscuit They are way too much for this area even with an event going on. Now they have upped the rates on Wednesday the day before the festival starts

    « Good ac, good gym, nice stay, pool not used »

    I got a room on second level, good bed, spacey bathroom, well ac. There are a lot of parking lots. Flatscreen, fridge, microwave. The gym was super climated and my machines were well in shape. The pool looked great, but I forgot my speedo, so no rating. Breaky room is abit small, but always with space for guests. Pancakes, biscuits with gravy, eggs, cerelas, milk, coffe and juices , complainless standard. Checkin and checkout was easy and convenient. Definitely, the next time again.

    « Expensive for West Helena - but Clean! »

    I was in town for a funeral, so I had to make reservations quickly. This hotel was very clean and breakfast was good. The food is typical continental breakfast food. Although we did not swim, the pool was nice and clean. Staff was great! The price however, was a little expensive for West Helena. But I guess a nice, clean place to stay in a town such as West Helena can charge higher prices. We paid $90 before taxes from Expedia. I usually pay that amount for much more posh hotels throughout the state. Other than a Bed and Breakfast, this would be the only place I would stay here.

    « My stay »

    room was already cooled off and ready to go. The bed was a king and it was nice. The TV was flat screen and large. I liked all the mirrors in the room, I had a very important event to attend so that helped me out a ton. The pool was very clean and sparkling. The front desk was quick and easy to check in and out. I had no problems what so ever. It was a nice stay!!

    « Good Place to Stay »

    We checked into this property without a reservation by a friendly desk clerk who tried to be helpful regarding a place to eat. The property was very nice, room was clean and the complimentary breakfast was just fine. We were only there for one night but it went very well and I would stay there again if we were in the area.

    « BLUES »

    Easy to find, this hotel is nice even for few nights. My room was really clean, checked every day, towels changed every day. Well placed, staff efficient, smiling. Near empty during the week excepted for the week end.

    « Best Hotel in Helena-West Helena »

    I always stay here because it is the best hotel in this area,the price is kind of step for the type of hotel. Im use to paying 80.00 to a hotel i have to walk up to the door. When paying a 100 and something i usually walk inside the building and then to my room but awesome customer service

  • 5
    « Great stay »

    The property was very well maintained, very clean and appealing.. No problems at all, and no complaints at all. Staff was very friendly and professional. Breakfast was your typical motel / hotel free breakfast. Really a nice place to stay at. I do think it is a bit overpriced though for the area, but I did not compare area prices. So it could be priced as others in the area.

    « Great stay »

    The hotel was very clean. Provided a microwave, refrigerator, and coffee maker. It was close to food and shopping. Provided a good breakfast. Was in town for a funeral and the quality of the hotel allowed for pleasant down time.

    « Always nice to stay here »

    I always stay at this location every time I go home to visit. Very pleased with location and the comfort of this hotel. The rooms are always clean and presentable. I will not never stay at any other hotel besides this one when i go in to visit.

    « Comfortable and clean »

    The pillows were fluffy. The mattress was firm. The carpet was new. The shower's water pressure was excellent. Rooms are spacious. And the people at the front desk were very nice and patiently helped us work out a glitch with Expedia. I would go back.

    « Okay »

    I like this hotel clean and most importantly quiet please keep it quiet and I should return for another stay sometimes later this year 2016. Hotel guess desk staff is nice. I have no complaints keep this hotel.

    « Archeologist »

    My room was above the office and had wood flooring which I like. Other members of our crew had carpet in their rooms. Breakfast was very good for a Best Western although I have seen some that offered more. This is really the only decent hotel in the Helena area. Staff was helpful noting the few sit down restaurants in the area. It was very clean and quiet and I would stay there again.

    « Do what you can to assist your customer »

    I don't understand why changing a customer's room from a non-smoking to smoking or vice versa is a big deal the occupancy rate at the hotel during my stay was not even close to being 25% occupied everyone that I came into contact with was nice and friendly One other bizarre thing that I noticed was while eating my breakfast some of the employees were getting in line and eating breakfast with us though I don't mind and I enjoy the company of extra people I found it quite bizarre that We were standing in line ss customers were having to wait behind me employees to eat our breakfast ??

    « Excellent »

    Thanks so much for the great staff, especially Kristi. Great room, everything was great. I really enjoyed my time and feel the price was more than fair. I plan on coming back in the summer, and I will stay only at this hotel. I really do appreciate the concern for my stay and making sure I had my reservation..

    « Great value for the money »

    The room and the whole motel were unusually clean and well maintained, inside and out. Breakfast was basic, but good, and included eggs and sausage. The only negative was that the shower/tub floor was very slippery, and there were no grab bars in case of a slip.

    « No Pets?????? »

    Hotel came up under Pet Friendly Hotel site, at check in, found it wasn't. To their credit, accommodations were made. However, we won't be able to stay there due to their no pet policy. Please reconsider your pet policy or take your site off of the pet friendly list.

  • 5
    « At home in Helena »

    When we visit Helena this is our home away from home. Great location and the staff is friendly and helpful. The motel is near a great Mexican restaurant and close to our clients in downtown Helena. We have spent many, many nights in Helena and have always enjoyed our stay at the Best Western.

    « Clean, comfortable, and quiet »

    This is a very clean and well kept facility. It is easy to find on highway 49. The room was very quiet and the bed quite comfortable. The single room was not huge, but very adequate. Not a bad breakfast for this class of motel.

    « Great Place to Stay »

    This is a very nice place to stay. Clean room. Had coffee maker, fridge, and microwave. Hot shower with good water pressure. Bed was very comfortable. Pillows were just a little too thick for my preference. Staff were very nice. The hot breakfast was very good. Have stayed here before and will again when in the area.

    « Lovely Hotel! »

    Very pleasant hotel with lots of amenities. The person at checkin was very helpful. We needed a handicapped room. We had no problems working this out. The breakfast was fine. Everything was very clean. The only minor negative: The HDTVs need an HD feed.

    « Price is too high during festival »

    This is a great place to stay other than the price during the King Biscuit the breakfast is nice other than they need more tables as it is very busy. I notice the hotel is not full as in the past and it is probably because of the outrageous rates at this time

    « Great Value »

    Best stay ever in an economy priced property. Room was spacious, very clean, everything worked (even the internet!), breakfast was still plentiful and hot after 9 am, everyone was polite and efficient. Would recommend and will return. Very impressed. We stayed in the front building. I understand from a fellow traveler that the back building rooms are quite a bit smaller. We were in town to attend a family funeral.

    « Best Western in West Helena, Arkansas »

    I made this reservation about 3 weeks in advance and found the service very good from start to finish. When our family arrived the front desk staff was friendly and courteous. The rooms were very nice and comfortable. Everything was clean and the decor of the rooms were very nice. My grandchildren, (teenagers) enjoyed the pool.

    « Peacefilled »

    Had a peaceful stay. Yes I spelled "peacefilled" like that on purpose ;) Room was "homey" and comfy. Housekeeping was very nice and made sure I had what I needed. Breakfast was good, had a good variety but wish they had scrambled eggs instead of the 'ready made' omelette.

    « Average place to stay in West Helena »

    This hotel is right inside of town as you come in from the west. Staff was very friendly. The room, to be honest was not memorable so I'm assuming that it was all good. As it was a very long motorcycle ride from Palestine, TX to West Helena trying to dodge the remnants of hurricane "Bill". It was close to but not in walking distance to any restaurants or fast food places. We did eat at a local restaurant recommended by the staff.

    « Newly Remodeled »

    I stay in this hotel once a year. Last year it was horrible. They've remodeled since my last stay. It was very good. The room was newly painted. The carpets were new and so was all the furniture. The bed was inviting and very comfortable. They had a new TV too. We always stay in the deluxe room and I found it a great stay. The food was good and so was the service.


Getting to the hotel ...

All directions
·From: The north. Take Interstate 40 West to Arkansas 218. Exit 265 toward US 79 South to Hughes, AR to Mairanna, (AR and Highway 79 becomes Highway 1), go south to Highway 49 at Walnut Corner and turn left on Highway 49, the Best Western Inn is located on the right. ·From: The south. Take Interstate 55 South. Get on US 61 South via Exit 7 towards Vicksburg, MS to Tunica, MS. Turn right on Highway 49, cross the Mississippi River bridge, at the intersection turn left on Highway 49, go through three lights, turn left to the Best Western Inn. ·From: The east. Take Highway 79 North to Highway 49 and Highway 79 junction, turn right on Highway 49 South to West Helena, the Best Western Inn is locat...

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