I stayed here for one night in June while in town for a business function. It was my first trip to Grant County, and while John Day itself wasn't exactly the shining star of Oregon as cities go, I've been to worse.
The hotel itself was a nice find, not that there were a lot of options in town, but I've had good luck with Best Westerns generally, and was pleased when the boss let me book here. The location was very convenient, as it is on the main road through town, and I was able to walk to the nearby restaurants and store. There were also a couple of fast food joints within the same walking distance (less than two blocks). As for the room, I stayed in a King room on the second floor. I was pleasantly surprised at the cleanliness of the room, and I was more than satisfied with the TV and in-room WIFI, which allowed me to put the finishing touches on my work presentation without making me suffer through shared internet speeds like I've experienced other places. Everything else in the room (fridge, microwave, iron, coffee maker, etc) seemed to be in perfect working order. Breakfast offerings were also surprisingly plentiful, and I left with a full tummy. Staff at check-in, check-out, and breakfast were pleasant and helpful.
While John Day wasn't all that exciting, I enjoyed the drive in, and the views are really cool from the airport, which more or less looks over the entire city.
If I have occasion to stay in the area again, I will gladly re-book at the Best Western. In a geographical area where they could get away with being sub-par due to lack of other options, they instead held to the Best Western brand and put out a good product. My only gripe is merely half-hearted in that I heard it was a little spendy for the location, but I didn't have to pay for it, so I'm not too torn up about it. less
Deborah H, General Manager at Best Western John Day Inn, responded to this review
We can't thank you enough for your kind and generously detailed review. It means a lot to us and as part of the larger on-line conversation, it will surely help others in deciding where to stay. We appreciate your taking the time to write your review and post it. We look forward to welcoming you back.