315 W Main Street, John Day, OR 97845-1028
Phone: 541/575-1700   |   Fax: 541/575-1558   |   39 Rooms
Check Out Time: 11:00 AM   |   Check In: 3:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

At our John Day hotel, we welcome outdoor lovers from around the world in town for hunting season or to visit the stunning Painted Hills.

The John Day Fossil Beds are a short drive away and a family-friendly activity everyone will enjoy. The Grant County Fairgrounds are also nearby, and there are exciting events happening year-round, whether its amusement park rides or epic rodeos. We're the only branded hotel in John Day, and we take hospitality and your comfort seriously.

We're also the closest hotel to the Fossil Beds and are a clean, well maintained property. Many repeat guests say that our John Day hotel is the best in town. Whether it's the 62 Days Celebration, the Kam Wah Chung Museum or hiking on the Painted Hills that brings you to this part of Oregon, staying in a cool guest room can make your stay even better. There's plenty to explore, including water recreation at the nearby river.

Located on Highway 26 and 395, our location can't be beat. Motorcycle tours and the BMW Rally pass through town, and we're happy to accommodate groups and bikers. The area is one of the stops on the Gun Show SolWest Fair, and the Truck and Tractor Pull of America by Bicycle is a beloved local event. If you really want to get away from it all and soak up the natural beauty of the region, staying at our John Day hotel ensures you're always comfortable while doing so.

Of course, if you're lucky enough to be here on business, our John Day hotel also caters to out of towners here for work. Civil servants with the Forest Service especially enjoy the homey atmosphere of our property. Workers with the Oregon Department of Transportation also frequently stay with us. When traveling for business, you need peace, quiet and updated amenities. Once you've punched out, it's the perfect time to kick back and enjoy some leisure activities, like the high school rodeo.

Book your next stay at BEST WESTERN John Day Inn today and prepare for a relaxing getaway.


Hotel Amenities & Services

  • Wireless internet connection in public areas
  • 100% smoke-free hotel
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary continental breakfast, Scrambled Eggs, Biscuits and Gravy, Fresh Waffles, Cereal, Assortment of Breads, Fruit, Yogurt, Juice, Milk, Coffee & Tea
  • Indoor pool Heated
  • Free parking
  • Exterior corridor
  • Free wireless Internet access available in public areas, and all guest rooms;
  • Hot tub
  • Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events


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Conveniently located, the best western john day inn in John Day, 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: 44.416595  /  Latitude: -118.954625


Driving Directions to Hotel


From: All directions. The BEST WESTERN John Day Inn is located on Highways 26 and 395, in the center of town.


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

John Day Fossil Beds National Monument

Apostle Islands Lakeshore

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

Established in 1975, the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument is a U.S. National Park located in eastern Oregon near its namesake town.

The monument is comprised of colorful rock formations, preserving plant and animal fossils dating back over 40 million years ago.

Start with a visit to the Thomas Condon Paleontology Center, where fossils from all units of the park are put on display.

See ancient mammals and plants, including the ancestors of horses, bears, camels, and rhinos.

Afterwards, explore the park's natural beauty through hiking trails and scenic vistas.

More Area Attractions & Services

  • 0.20 mile(s) from Kam Wah Chung Museum
  • 30.00 mile(s) from John Day Fossil Beds
  • .4 mile(s) from Grant County Fairgrounds
  • 59.8 mile(s) from Ritter Hot Springs
  • 79.3 mile(s) from Painted Hills Viewpoint

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • Hot tub
  • 0.01 mile(s) from Motorcycle Touring
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Hunting, Fishing, Hiking
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Hiking Trails


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 John Day. Chase the links to explore the local region even more.

Local Events Worth Considering:

December 2014

2014 The Bistro at Bellingers First Thursday Wine Tasting

Just like as it sounds – The first Thursday of every month, visit the Bistro at Bellingers for a night of fine wine tasting and hors d'oeuvres. The event begins at 4:30 p.m.

December 2015

2015 Thursday Art Night New Year's Eve

Baker City hosts its monthly Thursday Art Night on Friday, when residents will be ready to ring in the New Year at the historic Eltrym Theater. Take in the culture during this fun-filled evening.

January 2016

First Fridays Every Month
2016 First Friday Art Walk

Downtown Baker City becomes a hub for the arts and culture on the first Friday of each month. Peruse galleries, check out special performances, enjoy refreshments, and explore downtown, all beginning at 5 p.m.

January 2016

First Thursdays Every Month
2016 1st Fridays

Head over to the Harney County Chamber of Commerce on the first Thursday of each month, where activities, shopping, music, and fellowship await. The chamber is found in Burns, near Hines in eastern Oregon. The fun begins at 6 p.m.

February 2016

February 6, 2016
22nd Annual Center Ball

A fun-filled evening held at the Four Rivers Cultural Center in Ontario, featuring live music, dancing, refreshments, and more, all kicking off at 9 p.m.

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