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

  • 100% smoke-free hotel
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary full breakfast Enjoy scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy, a variety of breads, pastries, fruit and cereal, a build your own oatmeal and yogurt bar, juice, milk, coffee, tea and more!
  • Indoor pool Heated Great indoor pool to play or swim a couple laps. Burn off some energy in a fun way after a day of travel.
  • Free parking
  • Exterior corridor
  • Free wireless Internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms
  • Hot tub Relax in our jetted spa. Nice way to watch the kids swim while you give your body a relaxing treat.
  • Exercise facility 24 Hour For all those road warriors, our fitness center is a great way to keep in shape during your travels. Featuring an elliptical trainer, recumbent bike and treadmill, free weights and balance balls to keep muscles in tip top form!
  • Weight lifting equipment Free weights available in the fitness center, open 24 hours daily.
  • Stationary bike Stationary bike available in the fitness center, open 24 hours daily.
  • Treadmill Treadmill available in the fitness center, open 24 hours daily.
  • 24-hour front desk Someone is always available at the front desk 24 hours daily. Our staff is always happy to help!
  • Laundromat, nominal fee Our guest laundry facilities feature 2 washers and 2 dryers
  • Children's activities Kids love our indoor swimming pool and spa! A refreshing way to end a long day of travel.
  • Business center, is conveniently located in our lobby. Great way to stay connected while on the road. We can help you with print, copy and fax services.
  • Fax services Fax available in the lobby.
  • Fax machine
  • Computer available
  • Photocopy machine
  • Business center available 24 hours a day.
  • Ice/vending machines, available 24 hours daily.
  • Outdoor parking
  • 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

  • .4 mile(s) from Grant County Fairgrounds, is home to a variety of large and small events throughout the year. It is located in John Day, Oregon, just a few blocks north of the downtown area. John Day and Grant County are noted for their diverse outdoor recreational opportunities, including hiking, hunting, biking, fishing, snowmobiling and many others. The Fairgrounds location is central for seeing many of the local attractions. The Kam Wah Chung Museum, the Ranch & Rodeo Museum and the Gleason Pool are within a short walking distance, the Grant County Historical Museum is a little over a mile away, and the Malheur National Forest hiking trails and the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument are within 30 to 45 minutes driving distance.
  • 0.20 mile(s) from Kam Wah Chung & Co. Museum, also known as Kam Wah Chung Company Building, is a state park and a National Historic Landmark that preserves early Chinese culture in John Day in the U.S. state of Oregon. Built in 1866 or 1867 as a trading post along a wagon road later known as The Dalles Military Road, it later became the center of the Chinese community in John Day as a store and apothecary run by Ing Hay and Lung On, Chinese immigrants from Guangdong. The building remained abandoned after Ing Hay died in 1952. He asked that the building be deeded to the city of John Day with the provision it be turned into a museum. His wish, and the ownership of the building, were forgotten until 1967. While surveying for a new park the city discovered its ownership of the building and began to restore it as it was in the 1940s. Today the Kam Wah Chung & Co. Museum contains one of the most extensive collections of materials from the century-long influx of Chinese immigrants in the American Wes
  • 30.00 mile(s) from John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, is a U.S. National Monument in Wheeler and Grant counties in east-central Oregon. Located within the John Day River basin and managed by the National Park Service, the park is known for its well-preserved layers of fossil plants and mammals that lived in the region between the late Eocene, about 45 million years ago, and the late Miocene, about five million years ago. The monument consists of three geographically separate units: Sheep Rock, Painted Hills, and Clarno. The units cover a total of 13,944 acres (5,643 ha) of semi-desert shrublands, riparian zones, and colorful badlands. About 184,000 people frequented the park in 2014 to engage in outdoor recreation or to visit the Thomas Condon Paleontology Center or the James Cant Ranch Historic District.
  • 79.3 mile(s) from Painted Hills Viewpoint, when you travel to the Painted Hills, you can see millions of years of history revealed in the layers of mountains of earth, one color at a time. The hills get their name from the delicately colored stratifications in the soil and the yellows, golds, blacks and reds of the Painted Hills are best seen in the late afternoon. Tones and hue may appear to change from one visit to another, as the clay stones differ with ever-changing light and moisture levels. Once you see them for yourself, it’s pretty easy to understand why the Painted Hills are one of the 7 Wonders of Oregon.
  • 59.8 mile(s) from Ritter Hot Springs, enjoy the unique history, geology and wild life around the hot springs. You can enjoy hiking, rock hounding, a ghost town, the pool or mineral baths, bird watching, fishing and rafting, There is no lifeguard on duty and guests swim at their own risk. Pool Only $3. Mineral Baths Only $3. Pool + Mineral Baths $5

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

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

Nearby Restaurants


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:

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.

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