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 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


Take advantage of the savings and fun with this special offer available at the best western john day inn in John Day.


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.

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

Distances to Popular Points of Interest

  • 0.50 mile(s) from Canyon City
  • 6.00 mile(s) from Mt. Vernon
  • 6.00 mile(s) from Prarie City
  • 25.00 mile(s) from Seneca
  • 40.00 mile(s) from Long Creek
  • 60.00 mile(s) from Sumpter
  • 60.00 mile(s) from Burns
  • 60.00 mile(s) from Hines
  • 80.00 mile(s) from Baker City
  • 80.00 mile(s) from Fossil
  • 100 mile(s) from Condon
  • 110 mile(s) from Pendleton
  • 120 mile(s) from La Grande
  • 120 mile(s) from Prineville
  • 140 mile(s) from Redmond
  • 160 mile(s) from Bend

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 local area events happening in or near John Day. Chase the links to explore the local region even more.

Local Events Worth Considering:

May 2014

May 16-19, 2014
Grande Ronde Spring Fest '14 and Birdathon Enjoy a festival perfect for nature lovers and birders. Events take place throughout La Grande at various times.
May 23-25, 2014
Sumpter Flea Market Attend one of the largest flea markets in Oregon in Downtown Sumpter. Times vary.
May 30 - June 1, 2014
Hog Wild Days Visit Island City for this fun annual event that has something for everyone. Event times vary.

June 2014

June 27-29, 2014
Hells Canyon Junior Rodeo Visit the Halfway Fairgrounds for this fun community event for little tikes. Event times vary.

June 2014

June 14-15, 2014
Elgin Riverfest Celebrate spring with the community of Elgin. Event times vary.

August 2014

August 5-9, 2014
Umatilla County Fair The Umatilla County Fairgrounds fill with live entertainment, 4-H Displays, rides, and great fair food for this annual tradition. Event times vary.
August 5-9, 2014
Farm City Pro Rodeo Four days packed with all the great rodeo activities you could think of, mutton bustin', saddle bronc riding, barrel racing, and bull riding. Event times vary.

September 2014

September 10-13
Pendleton Round-Up This rodeo at the Pendleton Round-Up Stadium is full of events for everyone to enjoy and experience. Times vary per event.
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