Best Western


3125 Ryan Drive SE, Salem, OR 97301-5069
Phone: 503/585-3332   |   Fax: 503/375-9618   |   109 Rooms
Check Out Time: 12:00 PM   |   Check In: 2:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

Our pet-friendly Salem, Oregon hotel welcomes the entire family and guests. Enjoy the convenience of being in a prime location, near the State Capitol and the Salem Conference Center, business travelers and history buffs alike enjoy staying at our Salem hotel. Our unbeatable location, right off Interstate 5 and Highway 22, makes it easy for guests to explore the region. Spacious rooms complemented with an indoor pool, hot tub and private sauna make relaxing after a day of exploration a breeze.

From the Oregon Gardens to nearby Spirit Mountain Casino, there's something for everyone in this part of Oregon. Our Salem, Oregon hotel is close to Willamette University for guests visiting the campus, and the famous Oregon State Fair is a favorite activity every year. The small town vibe of Salem meshes perfectly with the conveniences of a larger city.

With the Salem Art Fair and Festival, Bite & Brew of Salem and World Beat Festival happening annually, there's never a shortage of must-see events. Guests of our Salem, Oregon hotel often visit for the softball tournaments at Wallace Marine Park, to tour multiple wineries nearby, or to visit the Enchanted Forest Theme Park. No matter what you plan to do during your getaway, let us take care of breakfast so you can start the morning off right. Each guest receives a complimentary breakfast at the Denny's® next door.

If you're traveling on business, you'll be delighted at the great location of our Salem, Oregon hotel. A few of our regular business guests include employees of the Oregon State Capitol, Salem Hospital, and many of the local government agencies. Being so close to the Elsinore Theatre, Discovery Village and Salem’s Riverfront Carousel makes mixing some pleasure with business easy.

Book your next stay at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Mill Creek Inn and take advantage of our friendly service and unbeatable location! Enjoy your stay.


Hotel Amenities & Services

  • Exercise facilities
  • Wireless internet connection in public areas
  • 100% smoke-free hotel
  • Indoor pool, heated
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary full breakfast, at Denny's® with voucher (next door), cereal, hot eggs, hot breakfast meat, other hot items, juice and coffee.
  • Steam room
  • Exercise facility open from 5:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
  • Cocktail lounge, at our Denny's® restaurant
  • Local shuttle
  • Free parking
  • Meeting facilities accommodates up to 160 theater style and 100 classroom style
  • Conference services
  • Business center, 24-hour, free, network/Internet printing available, computers available, Internet connectivity
  • Banquet facilities
  • Audio/visual equipment
  • Fax services
  • Interior corridor
  • Safe deposit box available at front desk-no charge
  • Hot tub
  • Sun deck
  • Universal gym
  • Treadmill and elliptical machines
  • Elevator
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Guest Laundry, open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., nominal fee of $3.00
  • Dry cleaning, same day service available
  • Express check out
  • Cable or satellite television
  • Free wireless Internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms
  • Printer available
  • Fax machine
  • Computer available
  • Photocopy, nominal fee
  • Dataports
  • Shipping
  • Mail services
  • Conference facilities
  • Air-conditioning
  • Elevator, wheelchair accessible
  • Parking for the physically challenged, free
  • Ice/vending machines On every floor
  • Airport car Hours vary - please make arrangements with hotel
  • Outdoor parking, free
  • Truck/RV parking, free
  • Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
  • Complimentary coffee, tea
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Video rentals


Take advantage of the savings and fun with these 3 package deals available at the best western plus mill creek inn in Salem.

Fun & Entertainment Packages

Wine Adventure Package 1 Night

Enjoy a romantic adventure with a night in our king-mini suite, a visit to a winery of our choice including transportation from and to the hotel, a bottle of wine for you to enjoy upon your return, two glasses that you can take home with you, and a box of See's chocolates.

Reserve Package

Slumber Party Package 1 Night

Our family suite will accommodate two adults and up to four children where you will enjoy use of our indoor pool, two one-topping pizzas, two two-liter bottles of soda, one dozen cookies, a free DVD rental, and free breakfast at Denny's.

Reserve Package

Sweetheart Package 1 Night

Enjoy a night of romance in our honeymoon suite with fresh red roses, cookies, box of chocolates, and champagne or sparkling cider.

Reserve Package


Conveniently located, the best western plus mill creek inn in Salem, 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: 44.920186  /  Latitude: -122.998042


Driving Directions to Hotel


From: Interstate 5. Take Exit 253 and turn west. Travel 0.25 miles to Hawthorne, and then turn right. Take the first left onto Ryan Drive. The BEST WESTERN PLUS Mill Creek Inn is located on the right side, next to Denny's restaurant.


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

A.C. Gilbert's Discovery Village

Named after inventor Alfred Carlton Gilbert, A.C. Gilbert's Discovery Village is an interactive children’s museum located in Salem. Set in the Cascades region near metro Portland, the center is home to the 52-foot Erector Set – the largest in the world.

A hot spot for history buffs, A.C. Gilbert's Discovery Village also features the Andrew T. Gilbert House – found on the National Register of Historic Places. This Queen Anne style structure was built in 1887 – while the museum is open daily until 5 p.m.

Bush's Pasture Park

Covering almost 100 acres, Bush's Pasture Park is a public, botanical playground set in Salem near the Portland metro area. A must-see for history and art fans visiting northwestern Oregon, the park is open daily – and also includes the usual park activities like hiking, picnicking, and skating.

Bush's Pasture Park features the Bush Barn Art Center and Asahel Bush House – found on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. Bush Barn also includes the Focus Gallery for local artists, and hosts the annual Salem Art Fair & Festival in July. The park also features the Willamette University's McCulloch Stadium and Spec Keene Stadium.

Enchanted Forest Theme Park

Opened in 1971, the Enchanted Forest Theme Park is a top destination in central Oregon. Drive in from Salem and enjoy attractions inspired by classic tales like Mother Goose, and Alice in Wonderland at the park’s Storybook Lane district.

Other park districts include English Village, Tofteville Mining Town, and the Summer Comedy Theater. Don’t miss the Big Timber Log Ride – the largest of its kind in the entire Pacific Northwest. 

Oregon State Capitol

Oregon State Capitol

Oregon State Capitol

Built in 1938, the Oregon State Capitol in Salem contains the offices of the Governor, Treasurer, and Secretary of State, as well as the state legislature.

With the addition of photovoltaic panels on the building in 2002, the capitol became the first one that produces solar power.

Some of the power is used to light the 22-foot tall bronze Oregon Pioneer statue on top of the building.

While in the metro Portland area, join in the Historical Building Tour, the Legislative Tour or the Tower Tour.

Be sure to take a moment to walk the grounds to see the Wall of Water and Sprague Fountain and then visit the Capitol Gift Shop to browse the selection of Oregon products and locally-made items.

Silver Falls State Park

Silver Falls State Park

Silver Falls State Park

Found 20 miles east of Salem, Silver Falls State Park is a lush recreation area in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon.

With over 9,000 acres of land and Oregon's largest state park, there are plenty of walking trails, hiking trails, horseback riding trails and bike trails, to satisfy everyone.

Lace up your hiking boots to trek along the Canyon Trail to view one of the park's beautiful 10 waterfalls.

Hike along the Silver Creek to reach South Falls, the park's most visited falls, to see the 177-foot high.

You can even walk behind the cascade of four of the 10 falls, for an incredible view of the falls.

Western Oregon University

Established in 1856, Western Oregon University is public liberal arts college located in Monmouth in central Oregon. A member of the Oregon University System, WOU has become a leader in teacher preparation and liberal arts, offering its 6,600 students bachelor's and master's degrees from the College of Education and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Moreover, the Rainbow Dance Theater, Regional Resource Center on Deafness, and the Teaching Research Institute are all based on the WOU campus. When students' noses aren't buried in their books, many cheer on the Western Oregon Wolves as they compete in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference with 13 intercollegiate, Division II sports.

Willamette University

Visit the campus of Willamette University on your next exploration of Oregon. Found along the Interstate 5 cooridor, Salem is the home of Willamette University. A private institution, Willamette University is across from the Oregon State Capitol building in downtown Salem.

Enrolling nearly 3,000 students, WU offers both graduate and undergraduate degrees across its 69-acre campus. When they pull their noses out of the books, students can cheer on the Willamette Bearcats, competing in the NCAA Division III Northwest Conference.

More Area Attractions & Services

  • 2.00 mile(s) from Bush Barn Art Center
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Bush's Pasture Park
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Historic Deepwood Estate
  • 2.00 mile(s) from The Hoop
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Salem Conference Center
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Salem's Riverfront Carousel
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Salem's Riverfront Park
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Historic Downtown Salem
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Mission Mill Museum
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Oregon State Capitol
  • 3.00 mile(s) from A.C. Gilbert's Discovery
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Stage Elsinore Theater
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Willamette Queen Sternwhe
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Wallace Sports Complex
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Oregon State Fairgrounds
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Schreiner's Iris Gardens
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Willamette Valley Vineyar
  • 7.00 mile(s) from Enchanted Forest/Thrillville
  • 7.00 mile(s) from Kroc Community Center
  • 9.00 mile(s) from Adelman Peony Gardens
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Bethel Heights Vineyard
  • 15.00 mile(s) from Woodburn Dragstrip
  • 15.00 mile(s) from Cooley's Iris Gardens
  • 15.00 mile(s) from Wooden Shoe Bulb Company
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Lancaster Mall
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Salem Center
  • 15.00 mile(s) from Woodburn Company Stores

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • Steam room
  • Hot tub
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Cascade Surge Soccer
  • 6.00 mile(s) from McNavy Golf Club
  • 7.00 mile(s) from Salem-Keizer Volcanoes, baseball
  • 30.00 mile(s) from Spirit Mountain Casino

Nearby Restaurants

  • Choose from a wide selection of restaurants near this Salem, Oregon hotel.
  • Denny's®, on premises, full service, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, guests are given a 15% off coupon and a voucher for free breakfast at Denny's at check-in.
  • 2.00 mile(s) from The Ram, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Thai Beer, full service, Thai, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Las Palomas, full service, Mexican, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 4.00 mile(s) from McGrath's Fish House, full service, Seafood, open for: lunch, dinner


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 Salem. Chase the links to explore the local region even more.

Local Events Worth Considering:

April 2015

April 4 - November 14, 2015
2015 Lane County Farmer's Market

Check out locally grown items, handcrafted goods and gifts, and don't forget to stop by the beer garden – all available ever Saturday this summer in downtown Eugene. The Saturday market is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

October 2015

October 25, 2015
Mount Pisgah Arboretum Mushroom Festival

A family-friendly festival held in Eugene featuring a plant sale, children's activities, arts and crafts booths, live music, and so much more. The event is held at the Mount Pisgah Arboretum, beginning at 10 a.m.

November 2015

November 7, 2015
80th Annual Verboort Sausage Dinner

Enjoy a true Forest Grove tradition with a delicious sausage and sauerkraut meal at the Visitation Church. The event start time is TBA.

November 6-8, 2015
2015 Portland Holiday Food & Gift Festival

Get some holiday shopping done early at the Oregon Convention Center when over 300 vendors set up shop, offering arts, crafts, jewelry, toys, and gourmet foods. The festival begins at 10 a.m. each day.

November 12-17, 2015
2015 Northwest Filmmakers' Festival

Pacific Northwest filmmakers make their way to downtown Portland for a week's worth of screenings, workshops, and juried award shows. The event is held mostly at the Northwest Film Center, with screening times varying by day.

November 8-19, 2015
2015 Fall Restaurant Week

A 10-day festival held in downtown Salem featuring some of the finest local cuisine and specialty dishes on display. Be sure to get a true taste of Salem this November.

November 2015

November 13-15, 2015
2015 Eugene International Film Festival

Join Eugene residents and celebrate cinema with three days of original film screenings at Regal Cinemas, Opal Center for the Arts, and Bijou Metro. Other activities include a buffet mixer, lectures, and award ceremonies.

November 11, 2015
2015 Veteran's Day Parade

A festive parade held in Historic Downtown Albany in honor of our nation's veterans. This parade is considered one of the largest Veteran's Day parades "this side of the Mississippi," and it all begins at 11 a.m.

December 2015

December 2-6, 2015
2015 Holiday Ale Festival

A sudsy, holiday festival held at Pioneer Courthouse Square in downtown Portland. Take your pick from over 50 specially brewed holiday ales alongside holiday decorations and cozy heat lamps. Event start time is TBA. 

December 2-31, 2015
2015 Christmas Fantasy Trail

For nearly the entire month of December, Oregon City visitors are encouraged to take a holiday walk along the Fantasy Trail at the Wetzel Family Farm. Don't miss the 40-foot castle, maze, tunnel, suspension bridge, and nightly bonfire. Begins at 6 p.m.

December 5, 2015
2015 Holiday in the Grove

An all-day event in Forest Grove featuring hay rides, visits with Santa, an arts and crafts fair, and many more family-friendly events and activities. The event is held throughout downtown, beginning at 8:30 a.m.

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