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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, Oregon hotel welcomes our 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

  • Wireless internet connection in public areas
  • Exercise facilities
  • 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

BEST WESTERN Plus Mill Creek Inn

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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.

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

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

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:

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.

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.

June 2016

June 25 & 26, 2016
2016 World Beat Festival

One of the region's largest mutli-culture events is hosted at Riverfront Park in Salem. There will be over 125 performers across nine stages for two straight days. Grab your festival passes today.

June 18, 2016
2016 Eastern Oregon Beer Festival

La Grande hosts this epic get together featuring tons of eastern OR breweries, great food, live music, and so much more. Grab your tasting pass today.

July 2016

July 30, 2016
Lents Street Fair

Be sure to check out this year's Lents Street Fair near downtown Portland. On July 31st, enjoy an afternoon of food, beer, music, a beauty pageant, and the locally famous Belmont Goats. The Founder's Day Parade kicks off the event.

July 27-31, 2016
2016 Oregon Brewers Festival

Nearly 100 regionally brewed brews will be on display alongside pub food, live music, and more at Tom McCall Waterfront Park in Portland. Kids are welcome to enjoy the root beer garden. Start times vary, grab your passes today.

July 7-11, 2016
2016 Hell's Canyon Motorcycle Rally

Although it's known as Hell's Canyon, Baker City is set to become biker heaven this summer. Hop on your bike and head the Pacific Northwest to enjoy the festivities and scenery.

July 3 & 4, 2016
2016 PGG Independence Day Bulls & Barrels

Spend your Independence Day enjoying an all-American activity at the Happy Canyon Arena in Pendleton. Get your tickets today.

July 17 & 18, 2016
2016 Miners Jubilee

Baker City celebrates its western heritage with three days of vendors, food trucks, the annual parade, games and contests, live entertainment, and so much more. It all takes place at Geiser Pollman Park.

July 8 & 9, 2016
2016 WAAAM Traffic Jam - Car Show & Swap Meet

Come for the cars, stay for the awesome fun, this summer at the Western Antique Aeroplace & Automobile Museum (WAAAM) in Hood River. Apart from the car show, festivities will also include a swap meet, music, plenty of food, and more.

August 2016

August 14, 2016
India Festival

Make your way to Pioneer Courthouse Square for the this year's India Festival. Held on Sunday, August 14th, this festival celebrates the tastes, sounds, sights, and more from India. 

August 20, 2016
Adult Soapbox Derby

Don't miss one of Portland's most exciting and fun events – the Adult Soapbox Derby. Head to Mt. Tabor City Park on August 20th and watch fully grown adults race downhill in their homemade, gravity-powered racers.

August 26 – September 5, 2016
Oregon State Fair

Head into Salem and experience the annual Oregon State Fair. From August 26th through September 5th, you and the family can enjoy games, rides, live entertainment, and a wide range of food choices.

August 7, 2016
2016 Oregon Trail Game 5K

Re-live (or run) the classic 1990s computer game, Oregon Trail, as you make your way across Oregon City on this festive 5K. The run begins at 9 a.m. on Main Street and 8th.

September 2016

September 15-18, 2016
2016 Feast Portland

Various venues throughout Portland showcase the city's best foods, wines, craft beers, and more. Check out the festival schedule and see one of the must-see events.

September 9, 2016
2016 Roy Webster Cross Channel Swim

An annual Hood River celebration, this event sees swimmers cross the Columbia River and make their way into Hood River – all for a great cause. There will be plenty of festivities surrounding the event. Register today, or simply spectate and cheer on the swimmers.

September 10 & 11, 2016
2016 WAAAM Annual Hood River Fly-In

Head over to the Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum for two days of thrilling aircraft shows and displays, as well as museum activities, plane rides, and more.

September 24, 2016
2016 Hood River Hops Fest

The Pacific Northwest is certainly known for its beer, so it should come as no surprise that Hood River is set to host one of the biggest beer fests in the region. Venue is TBA, but there will be plenty of tasty brews, live music, and more. Grab your tickets asap.

October 2016

October 14-16, 2016
2016 Hood River Valley Harvest Fest

Get in the fall festive spirit in Hood River this October, as the Hood River Event Site hosts three days of family-friendly activities, wine vendors, arts and crafts, local brews, contests, and so much more. Mark your calendar and don't miss your chance.

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