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Best Western John Day Inn
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in John Day
Certificate of Excellence
Eugene, Oregon
1 review
“Very disappointing”
Reviewed 10 August 2011

I have stayed at the Best Western in John Day for fifteen years and have been very satisfied with the accommodations...unfortunately the economy appears to have driven the government rates up logarithmically. We paid more to stay in John Day ($113 per nite) than in more urban communities around Oregon (eg. Bend, Pendleton, Baker City). The amenities are terrible...plastic cups, poor internet, cold breakfast...I will make arrangements to take my government rate to another vendor. Our government deserves better rates and accommodations.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled on business
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Springfield, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2011

Very clean motel, close to, food, attractions and museums. Dining at the within one hundred feet at "The Outpost" was the best dining we found in the area.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled on business
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East Wenatchee, Washington
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98 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2011

Older property, nicely updated. Quiet, spacious, very clean room with very comfortable beds. Refrigerator and microwave in room. Nice breakfast selection. Stayed here one night while on a rockhounding trip. Better than the BW plus we stayed in the night before. Might be a bit overpriced. Would stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank 2pks
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Portland, OR
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2011

We couldn't believe how much space we had in the room. Everything looked and worked like brand new - refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, tv, wireless. The bed was very comfortable, although no blanket was provided and I hate comforters. We had just spent 4 nights in a very cramped motel room in Baker City, so it was worth the price to just enjoy hanging out in pure comfort and within walking distance of Kam Wah Chung museum and main street restaurants. We also walked the path along the John Day River - very pleasant stay. The staff are not the best and warmest, but we like to travel somewhat anonymously, so that was fine with us.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Fairfield, Montana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2011

Weary from driving all day and having enjoyed our Best Western experience at Reedsport the previous night, we drove in to this one. Big mistake! No one came to the desk for awhile, and when I asked for a room I was told "We're full--the whole town is booked up!" Now this place is a long way from other motel towns(in both directions) and I about cried because the next motel town was at least an hour away and it was already 8:00 PM! She said nothing at all, no I'm sorry, nothing. As we drove out of the lot and turned the corner, there were two motels with vacancy! When we told the lady at the one around the corner about Miss Annoyed saying the town was booked she said that she told people that the night before. What a _____! Is there a filing job for her, away from contact with the public? Sad...

Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Vancouver
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2011

This is one of the worst Best Western's I've stayed at. The staff are less than friendly and this motel appears like a run down motel renovated with the Best Western label slapped on. I based my stay on all the rave reviews from Tripadvisor. The pool was not working, the internet was so horrible to be unuseable. This motel really does some serious price gouging because you are in the middle of nowhere and trust the Best Western name.
I am giving this one advise: stay in Prairie City if you can. It's a charming little town 15 minutes further east. I wish someone told me about it before it stayed in this town. Look up Historic Hotel Prairie.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank HoleyShoes
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West Linn, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2010

GRAB YOUR CAMERA! If you have never stayed in John Day, Oregon *BOY* are you in for a treat! The town is absolutely charming. We went to so many Antique stores that were absolutley brimming with circa Miner 49'r relicts and artifacts. (We also love the miner history of GRASS VALLEY & NEVADA CITY, CA - but JOHN DAY BEATS THE PANTS OFF - HANDS DOWN!) We took in the Natural History Musuem in Canton City, The Chinese Musuem, The Painted Hills, The John Day House & Dinosaur area - and were thrilled!!! We travelled however during the worst heat wave of the year, that week and bunkered in if you will at the Best Western John Day. We almost exclusively stay with Best Westerns as we travel with our dog and the chain is always clean, hospitable, comfortable and has a pool. This place is without exception. When our travel partners parted ways with us the second day -electing to go home due to the heat, we just stayed on at the Best Western and were even upgraded to a two room suite at no additional $$. HELLO?!!!

The John Day is a unique Best Western for the comraderie that is formed due to the way the 2nd floor balconey and open parking situations meet - which provides a relaxed, yet 'semi party' atmosphere. Yes, you can have traffic morning sounds but so what? - if it is bothersome, or you already know that this would not be welcoming at 7am - ask the staff for a room off the front parking area. The staff is very friendly & accommodating if they can, they will provide every reasonable comfort. Be aware, we stayed two days and they were booked out by 9am! If you want to seriously play, take a photo safari , and walk through Oregon's History - THIS IS THE PLACE TO STAY!!!! We highly reccommend!

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled on business
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2 Thank travelswithd0g
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Deborah H, General Manager at Best Western John Day Inn, responded to this review, 23 May 2017
Thank you providing your feedback regarding your most recent stay with us. We strive to ensure our guests have the most enjoyable stay possible and am pleased to hear we exceeded your expectations. I look forward to welcoming you back to the Best Western during your next visit!
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Property: Best Western John Day Inn
Address: 315 W Main St, John Day, OR 97845-1028
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Region: United States > Oregon > John Day
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in John Day
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western John Day Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 40
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