132 N Main Street, Ashland, OR 97520-1730
Phone: 541/482-0049   |   Fax: 541/488-3259   |   90 Rooms
Check Out Time: 11:00 AM   |   Check In: 3:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

The quaint, unique town of Ashland is home to the world-famous Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and is a hub of culture in Southern Oregon.

Our Ashland hotel is within walking distance to the best destinations in Ashland, like Lithia Park and the festivities of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Close to Mount Ashland Inn, a haven for ski bums, our Ashland hotel is in the center of this small college town while just a short drive away from the beauty of Mt. Ashland.

Centrally located and blocks from everything, there’s no better value and location than our Ashland hotel. Walk to hiking trails or visit the unique boutiques and fine dining of the town. Mount Ashland Ski Area is a mecca for snow sports lovers, while the local Rogue River Rafting companies are just a short walk away. No matter what outdoor recreation you prefer, you’ll find it at your doorstep.

Southern Oregon University is nestled in Ashland, but we’re equally a college and culture-infused town. There are miles of hiking trails surrounding our Ashland hotel, and don’t forget to explore the other nearby towns. Historic Jacksonville is just a short drive away, and home to the annual Britt Festival where musicians from around the world perform. Experience the gold rush days in this preserved town, that’s been largely unchanged for generations.

The Shakespeare Festival runs from February through October, but there’s an abundance of options beyond theater. Shop dozens of truly unique stores, and make sure you try a favorite ice cream flavor from Zoe’s Café. The streets come alive during the summer months, with live music available at the local pubs and in the park. If it’s your first time in town, try out the natural water fountains for a real surprise.

Book your well-appointed room at BEST WESTERN Bard's Inn, where you'll be in the best location for exploring Ashland! Enjoy your stay.


Hotel Amenities & Services

  • 100% smoke-free hotel
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary full breakfast, choice of breads, cereal, fruit, hot eggs, hot breakfast meat, other hot items, yogurt, juice, and coffee.
  • Outdoor pool, heated only mid May - mid October.
  • Hot tub
  • Free parking
  • Meeting facilities
  • Photocopy services
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Interior/Exterior corridor
  • Porterage/bell services, on request
  • Safe deposit box
  • Cable or satellite television
  • Mail services, at front desk
  • Ice/vending machines
  • Outdoor parking
  • High-speed Internet access


Take advantage of the savings and fun with this special offer available at the best western bard's inn in Ashland.


Conveniently located, the best western bard's inn in Ashland, Oregon is shown on the map. Detailed driving directions from popular points or nearby cities are listed below. For those with GPS, here you go:

Longitude: 42.199725  /  Latitude: -122.716625


Driving Directions to Hotel


From: The South. Take Ashland Exit 14. Turn left onto Ashland St. (Hwy 99). Drive 1.5 miles then turn right onto Siskiyou Blvd. Drive 1.1 miles then continue onto Lithia Way for .5 miles. The BEST WESTERN Bard's Inn office building will be on right just past Helman St.

From: The North. Take Ashland Exit 19. Turn right off exit onto Valley View Rd. Drive .4 miles. Turn left on Hwy 99. Hwy 99 turns into North Main St. Drive 2 miles, the BEST WESTERN Bard's Inn office building will be on left.


We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.

Most Popular Area Attractions

OC&E Woods Line State Trail

Stretched across 105 miles of central Oregon landscape, the OC&E Woods Line State Trail is a recreational trail, reaching from Klamath Falls to the Thompson Reservoir. The trail was established in 1992 on the old lines of the Oregon, California and Eastern Railroads.

Approximately eight miles of the trail is paved making an ideal surface for skating, jogging, bicycling and running. Many visitors enjoy riding on horseback, mountain biking and hiking through the Winema National Forest, or fishing in the Sprague River.

Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Established in 1935, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival takes place in southern Oregon in the city of Ashland. Held annually from February to November, OSF is a repertory theatre with a focus on Shakespeare.

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is hosted on a four-acre campus – or Festival Courtyard – which includes the Angus Bowmer Theatre, Thomas Theatre, and the iconic Elizabethan Theatre.

Southern Oregon University

Founded in 1872, Southern Oregon University is a public, liberal arts college set in the rural college town of Ashland. Enrolling roughly 6,200 students, the school houses the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, and School of Education.

In addition to serving as the southern Oregon satellite campus for the Oregon Health and Science University, SOU offers a satellite campus of its own in downtown Medford. Students and visitors enjoy cheering on the Southern Oregon Raiders as they compete in the Cascade Collegiate Conference.

Upper Klamath Lake

Upper Klamath Lake

Upper Klamath Lake

The largest lake in the state, Upper Klamath Lake is set in southern Oregon, between Klamath Falls and Fort Klamath.

At 30 miles long and eight miles wide, the lake remains a vital water source for irrigation in the upper Klamath Basin.

Upper Klamath Lake is monitored by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in order to protect the fish populations living in the lake.

Visit this incredible lake for an wonderful day of aquatic recreation, viewing sites like the Link River Dam, Wocus Bay, and the shores of the Winema National Forest.

More Area Attractions & Services

  • 0.10 mile(s) from downtown Ashland and Shakespearean Theatres

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • Hot tub
  • 20.00 mile(s) from Ski Ashland


Enjoy your stay with us even more by checking out some of the most popular area points of interest and local area events happening in or near Ashland. Chase the links to explore the local region even more.

Local Events Worth Considering:

December 2015

December 4-6, 2015
2015 Crescent City Annual Holiday Bazaar

A great place to get some holiday shopping done while visiting Brookings. The market will be held at the Del Norte County Fairgrounds – technically in Crescent City – opening at 5 p.m., 10 a.m., and noon, respectively.

January 2016

January 2, 2016
2015 Free Tours of the Historic Holly Theatre

On select Saturdays, Medford visitors are invited to take a free tour of the historic Holly Theatre, the largest remaining grand movie palace in the city. The tours begin at 11 a.m.

January 2016

First Friday's Each Month
2015 Ashland's First Friday Art Walk

Visit the Historical Downtown and Railroad Districts in Ashland and take in the culture on the first Friday of each month this year. Music, food, art, and more are sprinkled throughout the city. The even begins at 5 p.m.

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