I'm a Moses Lake resident, and recently my husband and I went on a staycation, checking out various hotels in the area. After a few less-than-vacationy spots, we finally checked in at Best Western.
First, it's a great location if you're passing through town because it's close to the freeway. It's also fairly close to downtown, and it's right on the lake. They even have a dock to which they allow their guests access. None of this applied to us, as locals who just wanted a night away from home, but it's worth mentioning.
Second, this hotel has been beautifully renovated. Although it's an older building (and as such there is no elevator), everything looks new. The materials are high quality, the decor is tasteful, and the carpet in the hallways is still soft.
Second, this hotel offers a LOT of space. Our room (a double queen room, which somehow is the same price as a single queen) had tons of floor space. The lobby is very spacious. The in-hotel restaurant area is huge. The bathroom has a nice big sink countertop. Even the parking spaces are very wide. The overall atmosphere this creates is relaxed and inviting.
Third, amenities. The pool wasn't open at this time of year, but there are plenty of other features - a health spa, free wifi (it's high-speed, and unlike other hotels in town, it doesn't disconnect every five seconds), a continental breakfast, and a nice restaurant. We ate dinner at the restaurant and it was good - not the best dining in town, but also not the most expensive (most dinner plates are $15-20, with seafood dishes as high as $30 or a little less). The continental breakfast is also in the hotel; they have quite a few options, from cereal and fruit, to waffles, eggs, ham, and potatoes, to made-to-order omelettes. Also, the restaurant has a *beautiful* view of the lake (you can also request a room with a balcony, but these are limited).
Finally, the overall comfort of the room. The beds are not the *most* comfortable I've ever slept on, but they mattresses are new (Serta) and a good mid-point between firm and plush. Both my husband and I slept very soundly. The beds have *ample* pillows (four standard size for a queen, plus an accent pillow). The AC unit is quiet but regulates the temperature very well. The blanket was a little thin - I prefer something heavier when it's not summer - but you can just turn up the thermostat. The towels aren't plush either, but they're not scratchy. There was a nice big desk area with a comfortable office chair, plus our room had a lounge chair (not a recliner), and in addition to the standard flat-screen TV, fridge, and microwave, there was also a Keurig coffee maker, and there was a hairdryer in the bathroom.
If this were the only Moses Lake hotel I'd ever visited, I'd give it 4 stars because there are things that could have been better or that would have really blown me away (elevator, thicker blankets and towels, indoor pool, made-to-order breakfast), but I'm giving it 5 stars because this hotel is SO much better than other hotels in town that have been highly rated. At this point, this may be the only hotel in Moses Lake I will recommend to my out-of-town guests if they can afford a slightly more expensive stay (it's not the most expensive in town, and I think it's a really good value for the price, but if you're on a tight budget it might be more than you want to pay). less