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

Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Established in 1935, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival takes place in southern Oregon in the city of Ashland. Spanning 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

Southern Oregon University, located in Ashland, began as Ashland Academy in 1872. It became an official state normal school in 1887, but it closed in 1890, due to lack of funding. In 1895, the school reopened and was named Southern Oregon State Normal School. The school was built on its current location, after another closure from 1909 to 1926. Throughout the years and accreditation from the American Association of Teachers Colleges, the school was finally named Southern Oregon University in 1997.

This four-year university is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges and offers bachelor and master degrees from its College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Education and the School of Business. Over 5,000 students attend the main campus, as well as attend classes at the satellite campus in MedfordOregon Health Science University is also located on the main campus. While in Southern Oregon, partake in a guided tour of campus to learn more about this wonderful university. Make the most of your time in Ashland, by checking into one of the local Best Western hotels and enjoy the comfortable accommodations.

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:

February 2015

February 20 - November 1, 2015
Ashland Shakespeare Festival

Ashland's famous festival gets underway for the 2015 seasons. Notable productions include Much Ado about Nothing, Guys and Dolls, and Pericles.

August 2015

August 15 - 16, 2015
Wild Rivers Music Festival

Brookings's Azalea Park hosts this two-day music festival.

August 7 - 9, 2015
Pirates of the Pacific Festival

Enjoy this fun-filled pirate adventure show, complete with music, re-enactments, and cannon fire. It is held in Brookings.

September 2015

September 4 - 6, 2015
Slam'n Salmon Ocean Derby

This exciting 3-day event gathers fishermen and friends in salmon-catching contests at Brookings.

September 4 - 6, 2015
Lake County Fair and Round-up

Lakeview's classic rodeo event gets under way, with bull riding, bareback riding, barrel racing, and more.

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