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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.

Guest Rooms

Popular rooms offered at this hotel.

Hotel Amenities

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Cleaning Standards

Industry-Leading Cleaning Standards

Modified Breakfast

Breakfast Service & Selections 

Low Rate Guarantee

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Hotel Policies

Pet Policy
Pets may be accepted. Please contact the hotel directly for full details.
Child Policy
Children 12 And Under Are Free In Room With One Paying Adult In Existing Bedding.


Hotel location and the surrounding area

Nearby Attractions


  • .4 mile(s) from Grant County Fairgrounds, is home to a variety of large and small events throughout the year. It is located in John Day, Oregon, just a few blocks north of the downtown area. John Day and Grant County are noted for their diverse outdoor recreational opportunities, including hiking, hunting, biking, fishing, snowmobiling and many others. The Fairgrounds location is central for seeing many of the local attractions. The Kam Wah Chung Museum, the Ranch & Rodeo Museum and the Gleason Pool are within a short walking distance, the Grant County Historical Museum is a little over a mile away, and the Malheur National Forest hiking trails and the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument are within 30 to 45 minutes driving distance.
  • 0.20 mile(s) from Kam Wah Chung & Co. Museum, also known as Kam Wah Chung Company Building, is a state park and a National Historic Landmark that preserves early Chinese culture in John Day in the U.S. state of Oregon. Built in 1866 or 1867 as a trading post along a wagon road later known as The Dalles Military Road, it later became the center of the Chinese community in John Day as a store and apothecary run by Ing Hay and Lung On, Chinese immigrants from Guangdong. The building remained abandoned after Ing Hay died in 1952. He asked that the building be deeded to the city of John Day with the provision it be turned into a museum. His wish, and the ownership of the building, were forgotten until 1967. While surveying for a new park the city discovered its ownership of the building and began to restore it as it was in the 1940s. Today the Kam Wah Chung & Co. Museum contains one of the most extensive collections of materials from the century-long influx of Chinese immigrants in the American Wes
  • 30.00 mile(s) from John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, is a U.S. National Monument in Wheeler and Grant counties in east-central Oregon. Located within the John Day River basin and managed by the National Park Service, the park is known for its well-preserved layers of fossil plants and mammals that lived in the region between the late Eocene, about 45 million years ago, and the late Miocene, about five million years ago. The monument consists of three geographically separate units: Sheep Rock, Painted Hills, and Clarno. The units cover a total of 13,944 acres (5,643 ha) of semi-desert shrublands, riparian zones, and colorful badlands. About 184,000 people frequented the park in 2014 to engage in outdoor recreation or to visit the Thomas Condon Paleontology Center or the James Cant Ranch Historic District.
  • 79.3 mile(s) from Painted Hills Viewpoint, when you travel to the Painted Hills, you can see millions of years of history revealed in the layers of mountains of earth, one color at a time. The hills get their name from the delicately colored stratifications in the soil and the yellows, golds, blacks and reds of the Painted Hills are best seen in the late afternoon. Tones and hue may appear to change from one visit to another, as the clay stones differ with ever-changing light and moisture levels. Once you see them for yourself, it’s pretty easy to understand why the Painted Hills are one of the 7 Wonders of Oregon.
  • 59.8 mile(s) from Ritter Hot Springs, enjoy the unique history, geology and wild life around the hot springs. You can enjoy hiking, rock hounding, a ghost town, the pool or mineral baths, bird watching, fishing and rafting, There is no lifeguard on duty and guests swim at their own risk. Pool Only $3. Mineral Baths Only $3. Pool + Mineral Baths $5


  • Across the street from Outpost Pizza Pub & Grill, full service, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, hours of operation: Sunday - Saturday 5:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. The bar is open 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • 2 block(s) from Squeeze-In Restaurant, full service, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, open Monday through Saturday 6:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. Open Sundays 6:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. Non-smoking full service restaurant. Take out available during business hours. Outdoor deck overlooking Canyon Creek. Dog friendly. Lottery room. Beer & wine service
  • 2 block(s) from Grubsteak Mining Co, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 1.5 mile(s) from The Snaffle Bit Dinner House, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner, Tuesday: 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. Wednesday – Friday: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Saturday: 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Across the street from DQ Grill & Chill, fast food, American, open for: lunch, dinner, Sunday - Saturday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Nearby Cities

  • 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


  • 0.01 mile(s) from Motorcycle Touring
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Hunting, Fishing, Hiking
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Hiking Trails


  • 1.00 mile(s) from Grant Co Regional/Ogilvie Field
  • 140 mile(s) from Pendleton Airport
  • 200 mile(s) from Boise Airport