BEST WESTERN PLUS Mill Creek Inn
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 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 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 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 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!
Hotel Amenities & Services
- 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
- 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
- Mail services
- Conference facilities
- 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
BEST WESTERN PLUS Mill Creek Inn
Take advantage of the savings and fun with these 4 package deals available at the best western plus mill creek inn in Salem.
Family Fun Package 1 Night
Stay at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Mill Creek Inn and enjoy the night in our large two room suite including admission to the Enchanted Forest for two adults and two children. Complimentary breakfast at Denny's in the morning.
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.
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.
BEST WESTERN PLUS Mill Creek Inn
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: 44.919675 / Latitude: -122.995215
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.
BEST WESTERN PLUS Mill Creek Inn
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
Covering almost 100 acres, Bush's Pasture Park is a public, botanical playground set in Salem along the Interstate 5 Corridor. 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.
The Oregon State Capitol was built in Salem in 1938, after the first two Capitol buildings were destroyed by fire. It was the fourth newest capitol in America. This working Capitol building 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. A portion of the power is used to light the 22ft 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. At the end of the day, choose an area Best Western hotel to enjoy a wonderful night's rest and excellent guest services.
Silver Falls State Park, 20 miles east of Salem, 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, and see its 177-foot high cascade. You can even walk behind the cascade of four of the ten falls, for an incredible view of the falls. Bring along your camera to capture the wildflowers, mosses and ferns in the forest. While traveling in this gorgeous I-5 corridor area of Oregon, rest comfortably with Best Western Hotels.
Western Oregon University, located in Monmouth, was established in 1856 by the Oregon pioneers that forged across the Oregon Trail. It is the oldest higher education institution in the Oregon University system. In the early days, the university was named Christian College, Oregon State Normal School, the Oregon College of Education and Western Oregon State College. Throughout the years, this liberal arts university has become a leader in teacher preparation and the liberal arts.
The Rainbow Dance Theater, Regional Resource Center on Deafness and the Teaching Research Institute, are all based on the Western Oregon University campus. Nearly 6,600 students pursue bachelor's and master's degrees from the university's College of Education and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. While in the metro Portland area, partake in a tour of the beautiful campus, located 20 minutes southwest of Salem. Stay close to Monmouth in a comfortable Best Western guest room and enjoy your time in the Beaver State.
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
Distances to Popular Points of Interest
- 40.00 mile(s) from Portland
- 61.00 mile(s) from Lincoln City
- 65.00 mile(s) from Eugene
- 2.00 mile(s) from Western Baptist College
- 2.00 mile(s) from Willamette University
- 5.00 mile(s) from Chemeketa Community College
- 15.00 mile(s) from Western Oregon University
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
- 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
BEST WESTERN PLUS Mill Creek Inn
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:
Friday Night Fights
Improv comedy teams battle it out for more stage time at the Curious Comedy Theater in Portland. Shows start at 10 P.M.
St. Patrick's Day Celebration
St. Patrick's Day is a favorite of the McMenamins Grand Lodge and they will be celebrating with gusto! They will have live music, Irish coffee, and their own McMenamins Irish Stout. The music starts at 4 p.m.
68th Annual All Northwest Barbershop Ballad Contest
See the top 20 Barbershop Men's and Women's quartets compete to be the champions. Eliminations begin at 7 p.m. at the Forest Grove High School.
Cultural Series: Music from Pacific University
Join the Friends of the Forest Grove Library for this free concert performed by music students from Pacific University. The show begins at 7 p.m. in the Rogers Room of the Forest Grove City Library.
Pacific University Jazz Nite
Join the Pacific University's music department as the Jazz choir and Jazz band perform throughout the night. The music begins at 7:30 p.m.
54th Annual Hawaiian Luau
Join the Pacific University 'Ohana as they celebrate their unique culture with food, dance, and merriment. Dinner starts at 4:30 p.m. in the University Center and the show begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Stoller Center at Pacific University.
North Willamette Vinters Wine Trail Weekend
Spend a weekend roaming through 22 different wineries of the Oregon wine country while enjoying wine tastings of new releases, reserve label, or barrel tastings as well as handcrafted foods. It all starts at 11 a.m.
Crawfish Boil Diner and New Release Day
Visit the Montinore Estate for this all-you-can-eat crawfish and wine paring. The good food is first served at noon.
Spring Pilharmonic anf Chamber Ensembles
Be filled with beautiful music and harmony as you listen to the Pacific University Philharmonic and Chamber Ensembles. The show begins in McCready Hall on the Pacific University campus at 6 p.m.
Memorial Weekend in Wine Country at Plum Hill
Visit Plum Hill Vineyards to enjoy live music and the tasting of 6 different wines expertly paired with cheeses and breads. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Annual Sake and Oyster Fest
Head on down to SakeOne in Forest Grove at 11 a.m. to enjoy freshly shucked Northwest Oysters, three varieties of mollusks, and different sakes that are a perfect complement for each of the sauces.
Medieval Faire in the Grove
Travel back in time as you step on to the front lawn of the McMenamins Grand Lodge and see heavy armored combat taking place along with story telling and textile demos. The fun is free and open to the public. The Medieval times begin at 10 a.m.
10k ORCC Hagg Lake Run/Walk
Come on down to Hagg Lake, just south of Forest Grove, for this 10.5-mile course run/walk put on by the Oregon Road Runners Club. The walk begins at 8 a.m. and the run begins at 9 a.m.
58th Anua Rotary Steak Feed Dinner
Join the Rotary Club at the University Center at Pacific University for their annual steak dinner. Dinner is served at 5 p.m.
Memorial Weekend at Montinore Estate
Celebrate Memorial day weekend by enjoying a new release wine and perfect pairings. It starts at 11 a.m. at the Montinore Estate.
Annual Spring Garden Tour
The Friends of Historic Forest Grove host their 18th annual Spring Garden Tour through some of the most beautiful gardens of the area. The tour begins at the Old Train Station at noon.
Pig Roast and Pinot
Come on out to enjoy a delicious pig roast paired with great wine at Plum Hill Vineyards. The wine starts flowing at 1 p.m.
Independence Day Wine and Watermelon
Celebrate your independence with Plum Hill Vineyards and enjoy free watermelon and wine tastings. The vineyard opens at 11 a.m.
42nd Annual Concours d'Elegance Antique and Collector Auto Show
Come on down to the campus of Pacific University walk among 300 beautiful antique, classic, and even some modified cars from many different eras of history. Along with the beautiful cars there will be music, wine, and fine food. Cars roll in, open their doors, and pop their hoods at 8:30 a.m.
32nd Annual Olympic and Sprint Triathlon and Duathlon
Join the Northwest's original Olympic distance triathlon with 1.5k swim, 40k bike, and 10k run. Afterwards enjoy live music, the Sports and Fitness Expo, and food. It begins at Henry Hagg Lake Park at 8 a.m.
Get your "License to Taste" passport and visit a variety of different wineries, such as the Plum Hill Vineyard, to enjoy wine tastings and the special dog friendly activities at each location. The fun begins at 11 a.m.
5th Annual Pacific Rim Festival
Experience the culture of the Pacific Rim in this festival at SakeOne with music, food, performances, and sake. There are also events for the kiddos to enjoy. It all starts at 11 a.m.
Paws in the Grove Doggie Dash
Come on down to Lincoln Park in Forest Grove for this 1 or 2 mile doggie dash that is fun for the entire family. It all starts at 9:30 a.m.
Forest Grove Uncorked: A Wine, Microbrew, and Food Experience
It's okay to dance in the street during this event. Wander down Main Street Forest Grove and experience the end products of the many wineries, microbreweries, and restaurants in the area. The festivities begin at 4 p.m.
Brats and Brewfest This 21 and over event is a chance for home brewers to gather and show off their work, and for you to enjoy it. Head on down to the Forest Grove Community Center at 11 a.m.
Lions Club Run/Walk for Sight 5k/2.5k
An event for everyone starting outside the Pacific University's College of Optometry. Join in on the 10k or 5k race or let your toddler participate in the Tot Trot. Walkers start at 9 a.m. and runners start at 9:15 a.m.
Annual Corn Roast- Celebrating Forest Grove Celebrate Forest Grove with live music, fun activities, and corn! It all happens on the Pacific University campus starting at 1 p.m.
Another amazing event put on by McMenamins Grand Lodge with great music, food, and drinks. Live music starts at 1 p.m.
Sidewalk Chalk Art Fest.
Show off your sidewalk chalk art skills in Downtown Forest Grove. The art begins at 8 a.m.
Adult Halloween Dance and Costume Contest
Ghouls and goblins welcome at this 21 and over event hosted at McMenamins Grand Lodge. Ghoulish delights begin at 7 p.m.
Trick or Treating at the Grand Lodge
Mummies, Werewolves, Vampires, and Witches are all welcome for trick-or-treating at the McMenamins Grand Lodge on Halloween. It all starts at 4:30 p.m.
Holiday Tree Lighting, Caroling and Santa
Head to the Forest Grove Chamber of Commerce for the Tree lighting ceremony, caroling, and holiday festivities. It all starts at 6 p.m.
Holiday Light Parade
Downtown Forest Grove will be filled with twinkling lights this night as floats lit up with Christmas lights travel through town. The fun starts at 5 p.m.
New Year's Eve Bash
Dance yourself into the New Year at McMenamins Grand Lodge. Enjoy good music, good food, and good spirits. The music starts at 8 p.m.
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