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Americas Best Value Inn John Day

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Lakeview, Oregon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The good: The bed and pillows were clean and pretty comfortable. There is a pool and hot tub although I did not use them. There is someone in the office 24/7 if you need anything. You get cell service. The bad: The room was dated although that's pretty typical for Eastern Oregon. The room smelled like it had been smoked...

Thank AlannaMichelle24
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Best Western up the road was a bit pricey for our one-night stop on a Sat night. They recommended Bets Value (sister property). I wish I had paid the extra $40+. The indoor pool and hot tub were pleasant and functioning, but you had to walk across the parking lot. The room was dated, needed some minor repairs to walls...

Thank Rachael V
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Room was cleaner than I had expected. The staff was very friendly and gave tips on dining in the area. Its a motel so don't expect it to be more than that. Overall it was pleasant experience staying here.

Thank DAN S
Leanna P, Front Office Manager at Americas Best Value Inn John Day, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay, and that you found the hotel suitable for your needs. We hope to see you again, and thank you for choosing us for your lodging needs!

Reviewed 1 October 2016

there were small bugs around the room. They were every where. There was only one towel per person in the room. If you wanted to go swimming you had to use your one towel and not have a dry one in the morning. Also if you wanted to wash your hair and have a shower only one towel. The rooms...

1Thank Ron E
Leanna P, Front Office Manager at Americas Best Value Inn John Day, responded to this review

I'm sorry that you didn't enjoy your stay. As for the bugs we live in an area where they tend to move in to find warmth as it gets colder. There isn't much we, or any resident of the area, can do about them. We do spray some stuff around the hotel, which is safe to humans and animals, periodically....

Woking, England
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Motel on 2 levels but the upstairs rooms can be accessed from parking at the rear. Room spacious with fridge and microwave and coffee machine. The wash basin and bathroom completely separate from the bedroom. Bathroom and bedlinens clean. The woodwork looked a bit bashed about and the hoovering missed a few bits but everything worked. The shower was a...

Thank mumontour08
Leanna P, Front Office Manager at Americas Best Value Inn John Day, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. I am glad that you found the room spacious, and enjoyed the layout of the building. We are working on fixing up the hotel in the areas that you mentioned, and hope that you will come visit again to see our progress. Thank you again!

Pocatello, Idaho
Reviewed 17 September 2016

I had reserved through their own website and was charged for a no-show though I'd cancelled well ahead of time on their website and gotten confirmation. When I sought a refund they wanted to see a copy of my credit card statement (!) to assure that I'd been charged. Seriously. I then decided to let AmEx deal with them and...

1Thank Soo2u
Leanna P, Front Office Manager at Americas Best Value Inn John Day, responded to this review

I am sorry that this happened to you. I am curious, however, to know whom you spoke with. I am usually the one that deals with these kinds of circumstances and would never ask to see somebodys personal credit card statements. If it was not showing in our records that you were charged I would have asked you to contact...

Plainfield, Illinois
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

There are not too many choices for lodging in the area. Price was reasonable. Hotel is somewhat outdated, furniture is tired and worn. Room is in need of a total remodel and makeover! Bed was ok and linens appeared clean. Everything worked- hot water, A/C, flat screen tv, micro, refridge, coffee maker. The room had both a front and Back...

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Hooper, Utah
Reviewed 9 September 2016

We booked this room in advance and the reviews said it was a decent room however when we got here we found a very aged room scratched, stained, and overused furniture, flat bed, dirty carpets, and did I mention the smell? We thought it was a problem with cigarette smoke (called to make sure we had a smoke free room,...

1Thank Cindy G
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Rule: plan your trip to avoid spending the night in John Day. For the price of a Hilton, you get a 1/2 star motel. The room smells and is dirty. We had to run the AC constantly to knock down the musty odor. Warning: every motel in town books up fast. If you must spend the night in JD, reserve...

1Thank harparts
Healdsburg, California
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Facility is what you would expect. Just a plain old motel. The young clerk at check in was very friendly and helpful. She advised us about dinner and breakfast, and her advice was excellent. Room was clean and comfortable, if dated and a bit worn.

Thank edmicheli
Leanna P, Front Office Manager at Americas Best Value Inn John Day, responded to this review

I am glad that you enjoyed your stay, and found our staff to be so helpful! I know that the hotel is a bit dated, however we are currently working on updating many areas of the hotel. I hope you can return once the updates are done and see! Thank you for your review.

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Spa
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Americas Best Value Inn John Day

Address: 390 W Main St, John Day, OR 97845-1074
Region: United States > Oregon > John Day
Price Range: $109 - $165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Americas Best Value Inn John Day 2*
Number of rooms: 40
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“Ground floor provides easier access to your car (can park directly in front of room).”
ChinaDick, 7 Jul 2016 | Read review
“The floor in our second story room was very, very squeaky, so I would not take a first floor room.”
Maman_LaGrenouille, 21 Jun 2016 | Read review
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