Thank goodness for the convenience & peace of mind when knowing you’ll be staying at a Best Western Plus.
We came up from Baker City after spending the night in the tiny town of Halfway.
Easy to find, take right off I84 & driving West on Hwy 82/Island Ave. Take a left turn @ Chens Chinese Cuisine or Wendy’s which are the nearby restaurants you can walk to. The parking lot has plenty of free parking, there is no crowding to worry about.
Our first impression was how large & well kept the building looked as we drove up. It has 2 stories with 65 rooms. Secondly, was the front-desk staff reception. Wendy greeted us & was especially hospitable & answered our questions. We are Platinum Club Members & turned down the free water for points. $150.00 including taxes for one night stay.
We reserved a 2nd floor king-size bedroom facing west, avoiding freeway noise. However, we were mystified as to how we missed not hearing about the frequent train whistles that went by the Inn all night long.
Be aware, the elevator is located in the back of this big building, beside the breakfast area where you would never have thought it would be located. Once we arrived on the 2nd floor, we realized our room was a very LONG way down a rather size-able stuffy hallway, which gave us a chance to work in extra steps on our Fitbits. Our door took some wrestling to open but once inside we realized it was just an older door of an up- dated Inn.
It appeared the Inn was about half full that night. Did not hear anyone next door or outside in the hallways the entire stay.
The room was very spacious and clean. Decorated style in masculine colors of gold, brown & red ascents. Linens and pillows were a bit thin with an extra blanket in the closet, which was needed. The King-size bed was a 3-4 star because it didn't sag & didn't wake us up when the other moved. Workable large computer desk with ECO chair & an overstuffed easy chair with ottoman for reading. Appreciate these important items when you have two adults in a room that like space.. WIFI (enough for at least 3 devices) & a 42” TV. HBO reception was not a problem.
Lots of light from the only window in the room & plenty of lamps on the walls. The window coverings gave you a sense of privacy along with the ability to open the window & get fresh air.
A large TV, microwave, refrigerator & coffeemaker & amenities, all worked well with no noise at night to contend with. Large dresser for storage & night stands for devices and books.
Bathroom was sizable & in good working order. Good H20 pressure. Fan was not loud.
Thank goodness for a working, semi loud HVAC, The weather was warm & the room was stuffy. Not sure we could have done 2 nights with having to have it on during the night for white noise & comfort.
Seriously, we were thrilled at having a warm breakfast available to us the next morning. It’s been as though the breakfast brigades have been on strike in Eastern Washington & Oregon. Yes, waffles, biscuits & gravy, warm egg omelets w/cheese, real breakfast meat, pastries, yogurt, breakfast cereals,…..hot coffee with everything in the right places so you didn’t have to ask for anything. Amazing!! Nice breakfast room, plenty of light from the outside & it wasn’t too crowded.
Oh, by the way. Excellent dinner @ the 5 star La Fiesta Mexican restaurant a couple miles down the road. No need for reservations. Substantial, warm, delicious traditional Mexican combination dinners at a great price.
Will definitely be back for both. less
krystie y, Manager at Best Western Plus Rama Inn & Suites, responded to this review
Thank you for the nice comments about your stay with us. It looks like you got to enjoy some of our little town while coming from Halfway and Baker City. We do have really good restaurants in town and try to change up our breakfast a little every other day. We hope if you're in our area again that you will come and stay with us again. We hope that you got to enjoy our evening reception of soup and cookies.