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 4 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

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.

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 for inventor Alfred Carlton Gilbert, A.C. Gilbert's Discovery Village is an interactive children’s museum located in Salem. Set along the I-5 Corridor in northwestern Oregon, 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 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.

Enchanted Forest Theme Park

Opened in 1971, the Enchanted Forest Theme Park is a top destination along the I-5 Cooridor in Oregon. Drive in from Salem and enjoy attractions inspired by classic tales like Mother Goose, and Alice in Wonderland. 

Oregon State Capitol

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

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

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.

Willamette University

Visit the campus of Willamette University on your next exploration of Oregon. Found along the I-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. 

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

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.

August 2015

August 28 & 29, 2015
2015 Hood-to-Coast Marathon

Join Oregon residents as they run a relay race from Mt. Hood to Seaside. After party festivities include a beer and wine garden, live music, award ceremonies, and more. Event times vary by day and location.

August 28 & 29, 2015
2015 Hood-to-Coast Marathon

Join Oregon residents as they run a relay race from Mt. Hood to Seaside. After party festivities include a beer and wine garden, live music, award ceremonies, and more. Event times vary by day and location.

September 2015

September (exact dates TBA)
2015 Brats'n Homebrew Festival

Enjoy great food, craft brews, and live music at Forest Grove Senior Community Center. Event begins at 12 p.m.

September 26, 2015
2015 Oktoberfest at the Grand Lodge

Celebrate all things delicious and decadent in Forest Grove during this year's Oktober Fest celebration, featuring food, drink specials, and tons of live music. The festival begins at 1 p.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.

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