BEST WESTERN PLUS Ahtanum Inn
2408 Rudkin Road, Yakima, WA 98903-1610
Phone: 509/248-9700 | Fax: 509/248-3607 | 117 Rooms
Check Out Time: 11:00 AM | Check In: 3:00 PM | Online Reservations
Washington's wine country with premier wines is near our Yakima hotel, the perfect destination for wine enthusiasts!
Our Yakima hotel is located in a region that gets 300+ days of sunshine annually, making it the ultimate spot for group events, family fun, and business. A bountiful agricultural region, visitors enjoy the beauty of Mother Nature and some of the most delectable local fare imaginable. The Yakima Valley SunDome is just a few blocks away, and the annual Central Washington State Fair draws visitors to the Yakima Valley from around the country. Whether you are here to get away from it all, or for a special event or tournament, allow our staff the privilege of making you feel right at home.
Within walking distance of the Regional Valley Mall Shopping Center, our Yakima hotel is designed with convenience in mind. Recently remodeled guest rooms provide a touch of luxury, allowing guests ample amenities and all of the comforts of home. A daily, full hot breakfast is served just like a restaurant, and it gives guests the hearty, all-American start they need. From freshly made waffles, eggs & meat, to a cereal bar, pastries & yogurts, the meal is completed with fine 100% coffee, and fresh juices. Our outdoor pool & large enclosed grass courtyard area is a favorite for families, large groups & sports tournament teams.
WIAA State High School Championship Tournaments also take place in Yakima, and we welcome many golfers to town for our Apple Tree Golf Course "Stay & Play" Golf Packages, or for the many tournaments that they host annually. Race enthusiasts can enjoy Yakima Speedway, Renegade Raceways, and the State Fair Park Raceway. Yakima is also host to numerous AAU, Sports Forum, Soccer, Softball, and Baseball Tournaments.
Business travelers with the Perry Technical Institute, Yakima Valley Community College, PNW University of Health Sciences, and the Yakima Training Center also favor our Yakima hotel for convenience, comfort, safety, and value. Located just off Interstate 82, our Yakima hotel is within walking distance of all of the area's fine restaurants. Hiking, fishing, hunting & skiing opportunities, along with our central location in Washington State make us a popular choice for all travelers.
We would be honored to host you soon at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Ahtanum Inn! Enjoy your stay.
Hotel Amenities & Services
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Exercise facilities
- Complimentary full breakfast, choice of breads, cereal, fruit, hot eggs, hot breakfast meat, other hot items, yogurt, juice, and coffee
- Outdoor pool heated, seasonal
- Complimentary breakfast
- Exercise facility, open from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
- 24-hour front desk
- Safe deposit box available at the front desk
- Ice/vending machines
- Free parking
- Meeting facilities, 1,200 square feet meeting/conference room
- Fax services Available at front desk with nominal fee.
- Business center
- Printer available
- Computer available
- Mail services
- Parking for the physically challenged
- Outdoor parking
- Truck/RV parking
- Inter corridor
- Laundromat, nominal fee per load (wash or dry), laundry soap available for purchase at the front desk
- Free wireless Internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms
- Photocopy, nominal fee
- Complimentary local newspaper
- High-speed Internet access (wireless and hardwired)
- Motor coach parking
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Conveniently located, the best western plus ahtanum inn in Yakima, Washington is shown on the map. Detailed driving directions from popular points or nearby cities are listed below. For those with GPS, here you go:
Longitude: 46.566915 / Latitude: -120.474955
Driving Directions to Hotel
From: I-82 east Traveling westbound on Interstate 82, take Exit 36, the Valley Mall Boulevard exit. Circle through the roundabout and underneath the freeway. Enter the next roundabout, stay in the right lane. Continue on the roundabout until you get to Rudkin Road which runs parallel to the freeway. Take a right onto Rudkin Road. Continue north until you reach The BEST WESTERN PLUS Ahtanum Inn on the left located directly behind the Outback Steakhouse Restaurant.
From: I-82 west Traveling eastbound on Interstate 82, take Exit 36, the Valley Mall Boulevard exit. Stay in the far right lane as you exit the freeway. Make an immediate u-turn to the right onto Rudkin Road which runs directly parallel to the freeway. Continue north on Rudkin Road until you reach The BEST WESTERN PLUS Ahtanum Inn on the left located directly behind the Outback Steakhouse Restaurant.
From: Highway 97 south Traveling northbound on Highway 97, take the exit for Union Gap - Main Street which makes a large loop turn off of the freeway. Continue following the exit into Union Gap as it merges onto south Main Street. Continue traveling northbound on Main Street for approximately two miles. Turn right onto Valley Mall Boulevard. Travel straight through the first roundabout. At the second roundabout, stay in the far left lane. Circle through .75 of the roundabout and exit onto Rudkin Road which runs directly parallel to the freeway. Continue north on Rudkin Road until you reach The BEST WESTERN PLUS Ahtanum Inn on the left located directly behind the Outback Steakhouse Restaurant.
BEST WESTERN PLUS Ahtanum Inn
We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.
Most Popular Area Attractions
The Central Washington State Fair has been celebrating agricultural events in the Washington Cascade region and state of Washington, since 1894. Held on 135 acres in Yakima, fair fans enjoy the farming and horticulture events, competitions and activities at this annual event.
As with most state fairs, there are plenty of exciting carnival rides, delicious food to eat and games to play too. The concerts, grandstand shows, wine shop and garden, beer garden, cooking shows and contests round out the activities at this fun-filled, nine-day fair.
It's a bird... It's a plane... it's Superman? Well, in this case it actually is a plane – visit the McAllister Museum of Aviation on your next trip to Yakima. As a premier aviation-themed attraction in the Washington Cascades region of the state, the McAllister Museum of Aviation yields insightful days for the entire family.
The McAllister Museum of Aviation is named in honor of brothers Charlie and Alister McAllister, who started rebuilding air planes in 1925. Charlie McAllister built a glider when he was just 16, and by 1933 he set a Northwest soaring record in his hand-made glider, the Yakima Clipper. You can see th Yakima Clipper on display at the museum.
Mt. Rainier National Park, in the Washington Cascades, was established in 1899, as the fifth national park in America. The 14,000 foot Mount Rainier stratovolcano is the focal point in the park, along with its 25 major glaciers. Lace up your hiking boots for trekking along the 93-mile Wonderland Trail that encircles Mount Rainier or bring your climbing gear for incredible mountain climbing. Enjoy a scenic drive through this 368 square-mile park to visit Paradise, one of the most popular places in the park.
Take time to learn about this magnificent park by attending one of the ranger-led programs including, campfire programs, talks, guided walks and guided snowshoe walks. Discussions on the ecology, wildlife, geology and park history are among the topics. After a day of exploration, rest comfortably in a Best Western guest room in Ellensburg or Yakima.
As you travel along Highway 12 near Yakima in the Washington Cascades region, be sure to plan for an adventure-filled day at Oak Creek State Wildlife Area. With the Tieton River just a stones throw away, Oak Creek yields fun for all. It's about 22 miles northwest from downtown Yakima.
At 64,200 acres, Oak Creek Wildlife Area spreads across both Kittitas County and Yakima County. You'll find a diverse topography at Oak Creek – canyons, rolling ridges, rocky terrain, and several steep slopes. The wildlife at Oak Creek is an impressive array. You'll find deer, goats, California big horn sheep, and lots of turkeys.
Playing to nearly 6,000 yards, Suntides Golf Course is an ideal way to spend an afternoon in Yakima. As you plan out your next trek through the Washington Cascades, be sure to book a tee time for this 18-hole golf extravaganza. Because the area features nearly 300 days of sunshine each year, you're sure to find just the tee time you're hoping for.
Opened in 1965 and designed by Joe Greer, Suntides Golf Course yields challenging and fun play, with stunning views of central Washington. Suntides Golf Course is easily located just off of Highway 12, and it sports a 66.4 course rating, along with a slope rating of 110.
Set on US Highway 12, the White Pass Ski Area is located within the Washington Cascades in south-central Washington – just 50 miles west of Yakima. Featuring a 2,000-foot vertical drop, and a top elevation of 6,500 feet, White Pass offers 45 runs across 1,400 skiable acres.
White Pass Washington is open daily from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the ski season, and featuring night skiing during the holiday season. Ski through the Wenatchee National Forest at the White Pass Nordic Center, and enjoy two onsite terrain parks.
Spread across 46 acres of pristine and lush land in the Washington Cascades, the Yakima Area Arboretum is a premier outdoor destination in Yakima. You'll find this exceptional Arboretum and botanical garden southeast of downtown Yakima, nestled between I-82 and Sherman Park.
Explore the Yakima Area Arboretum and discover more than 1,000 exotic and native species of plants and flowers. Enjoy a tour of the Jewett Interpretive Center, where you can see the Heritage Trees display, the Solarium Meeting Room, and the Gardenview Meeting Room.
You'll find a wide range of exciting and attractive things to see and do when you visit the Cascades region of Washington. Head for Toppenish and check out the Yakima Legends Casino, where you'll have a chance to play all of your favorite games of chance.
Only minutes south from downtown Yakima, the Legends Casino is a premier attraction in the area. You can play slots, Keno, Pai Gow, Blackjack, and there's even a dedicated poker room. When you've worked up an appetite, be sure to visit Mountain Fresh Deli, Daubers Deli, or the Lucky Shots Expresso Bar for a quick lift.
On your next trip into Washington, head for the Cascade region and visit the Yakima Nation Cultural Heritage Center. You'll gain interesting and unique insights into the Yakima Valley, the original Yakima Native Americans who inhabited the area, and the city itself.
The museum portion of this Yakima focal point is just one of the top attractions. It's all found on the Yakima Nation Cultural Center Campus. There, you'll also find the Cultural Center Gift Shop, the Heritage Theater, Yakima Nation Library, and the aforementioned museum.
Enjoy the energy and raw excitement of live racing when you visit Yakima. Head for the Yakima Speedway and experience live auto racing at its best. You'll be hard-pressed to find a better racing venue in the Washington Cascades region. The Yakima Speedway is just off I-82, next to Buchanan Lake.
Even if you're not the biggest auto racing fan on the planet, you'll enjoy a new experience with a visit to the Yakima Speedway. Opened in 1965, this track hosts a wide range of racing events throughout the year. The Fall Classic takes place in early October, the annual Apple Cup is in mid-April, and the Sun City 125 is in early September.
Established in 1952, the Yakima Valley Museum is located in the Yakima Valley – set in the Cascades region of southern Washington. A must-see during your time in Yakima, this 65,000-square-foot cultural center showcases the vast, valley history.
Yakima Valley Museum exhibits range from natural history and Native American heritage, to pioneer days and Yakima’s industry. Don’t miss the 1930s-era Museum Soda Fountain, stop by the Yakima Valley Museum Shop, and bring the kids in for the Story Time at The Museum! event.
Draw up your travel plans for a trip to the Washington Cascades and head for Yakima. You'll want to explore the Yakima Valley SunDome, found on the grounds of the State Fair Park. Seating up to 8,000 people, the Yakima Valley SunDome hosts a number if different events throughout the year.
No matter what time of year you visit, you'll find something interesting to see at the Yakima Valley SunDome. If you visit the area in late September, be sure to experience the fun and pageantry of the Central Washington State Fair. the SunDome can seat up to 8,000 people for concerts, but only 7,000 for sporting events.
More Area Attractions & Services
- 0.20 mile(s) from Majestic Movie Theater, one of Yakima’s major movie theaters showing blockbuster movies.
- 2.00 mile(s) from Central Washington Agricultural Museum, offers an extensive collection of farm machinery featuring a large hand-tool collection, an operating windmill, fruit-packing line, blacksmith shop, stationary diesel engines, and a log cabin railroad exhibit.
- 2.00 mile(s) from Yakima Valley SunDome, this multi-purpose arena is a major venue in Yakima that hosts a variety of events including WIAA state tournaments, high school sporting competitions, cultural events, sportsmen and home shows, entertainment events, graduations, concerts, and more.
- 2.00 mile(s) from Yakima Speedway, a half mile paved oval ASA (American Speed Association) race track hosts a variety of races from April to October. Yakima Speedway includes Super Late Models, Late Models, Street Stocks, Hobby Stocks, Hornets, Bump to Pass, WMRA Midgets, Modified, and Vintage racing.
- 2.00 mile(s) from Yakima County Stadium, this stadium hosts many championship baseball tournaments.
- 2.00 mile(s) from Yakima Arboretum, this living museum and botanical garden boasts over 2000 different species of native and exotic trees and plants, including one of the region¿s few Japanese gardens.
- 4.00 mile(s) from Yakima Convention Center, conveniently located in downtown Yakima, this facility is home to a variety of conventions and events throughout the year.
- 4.00 mile(s) from Capitol Theater, this historic 1920s vaudeville theatre is home to a variety of performing arts events, including the Yakima Symphony Orchestra, the town hall series, community concerts, and spectacular Broadway touring productions.
- 4.00 mile(s) from Yakima Farmer's Market, this local farmer's market offers readily available Yakima produce and distinctive products from local artisans and businesses. The Yakima Farmer's Market operates in downtown Yakima each Sunday from May to October.
- 4.00 mile(s) from Larson Art Gallery, this local art gallery is located on the campus of Yakima Valley Community College and features a variety of local and regional artists throughout the year.
- 4.00 mile(s) from Yakima Valley Trolleys, experience an authentic early American streetcar ride. The Yakima Valley Trolley is America's last early 20th century interurban electric railroad.
- 4.00 mile(s) from Seasons Performance Hall, built using 17th century Italian architectural designs, this former church building is now home to a variety of jazz, classical, and other musical performances. The stained glass windows and high arching majestic ceiling provide the perfect ambiance for music and unparalleled natural acoustics.
- 5.00 mile(s) from Washington Wine Country, the Yakima Valley is one of the state's oldest and largest wine-growing regions and is currently home to more than 70 wineries. Seasonal wine packages are available through the hotel.
- 5.00 mile(s) from Yakima Valley Museum, this local museum explores every aspect of Yakima Valley heritage, from its natural history to American Indian culture to pioneer and early city life to the roots and development of the Valley's fruit industry. Enjoy a refreshing beverage at the 1930s style Soda Fountain.
- 10.00 mile(s) from Allied Arts of Yakima, Allied Arts of Yakima features a variety of community art shows, theatrical productions, art classes, and other special events throughout the year.
- 18.00 mile(s) from Toppenish City of Murals, this city of murals boasts over 70 life-size paintings that depict farming, aviation, rodeos, and numerous other historical landscapes. Placards posted near each scene offer historical details.
- 18.00 mile(s) from American Hop Museum, the Yakima Valley produces more than 70 percent of the hops in the United States. This museum is devoted to the crop's heritage and features murals, displays, photos, and implements that trace the history of the hop vine from the 1500s to today.
- 18.00 mile(s) from Legends Casino, central Washington's premier gaming and entertainment destination, Legends Casino offers over 1,200 slots, Vegas style table games, live keno, poker, and a great buffet.
- 18.00 mile(s) from Yakama Nation, with 10,000 enrolled members, the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation is one of the largest and most progressive tribes in the Pacific Northwest. The Yakama Nation Cultural Heritage Center is the best place to explore the important cultural influence of the Yakama Nation.
- 30.00 mile(s) from Fort Simcoe State Park, Fort Simcoe was established in the 1850s to maintain peace between the settlers and the region's native inhabitants. This 200-acre park is one of the most visited historical sites in the Yakima Valley and a rich source of Native American and military history.
- 0.10 mile(s) from Valley Mall, located just across the street, great shopping is within walking distance of our hotel. Shop Macy's, Cabela's Outpost, Sears, Old Navy, Pier One Imports, and more than 80 other specialty stores.
- 4.00 mile(s) from Yalimas Historic North Front Street, encourages visitors to explore by foot. Home to an array of emerging unique boutique and specialty shops, there are plenty of opportunities to shop, go wine tasting, eat a delicious meal, or enjoy live music.
Distances to Popular Points of Interest
- 1.00 mile(s) from Union Gap
- 7.00 mile(s) from Moxee
- 8.00 mile(s) from Selah
- 18.00 mile(s) from Toppenish
- 19.00 mile(s) from Naches
- 32.00 mile(s) from Sunnyside
- 40.00 mile(s) from Ellensburg
- 42.00 mile(s) from White Pass
- 46.00 mile(s) from Prosser
- 65.00 mile(s) from Goldendale
- 74.00 mile(s) from Richland
- 81.00 mile(s) from Pasco
- 83.00 mile(s) from Kennewick
- 100 mile(s) from Moses Lake
- 110 mile(s) from Wenatchee
- 130 mile(s) from Walla Walla
- 150 mile(s) from Seattle
- 160 mile(s) from Tacoma
- 175 mile(s) from Colfax
- 180 mile(s) from Portland, OR
- 190 mile(s) from Vancouver
- 190 mile(s) from Pullman
- 190 mile(s) from Olympia
- 200 mile(s) from Spokane
- 360 mile(s) from Boise, ID
- 4.00 mile(s) from YVCC, Yakima Valley Community College
- 3.00 mile(s) from Perry Technical Institute
- 20.00 mile(s) from Heritage University, Toppenish Campus
- 40.00 mile(s) from CWU, Central Washington University - Ellensburg
BEST WESTERN PLUS Ahtanum Inn
Enjoy your stay with us even more by checking out some of the most popular area points of interest and local area events happening in or near Yakima. Chase the links to explore the local region even more.
Local Events Worth Considering:
2015 Ellensburg Rodeo & Kittitas County Fair
Join Ellensburg residents as they celebrate one of the region's most prized events, held annually at the Ellensburg Rodeo Grounds. Event start times are TBA.
The annual Okanogan Days festival near Omak celebrates the start of summer with family-friendly fun like parades, pancake breakfast, and food and craft vendors.
2015 Dachshunds on Parade
Dachshund lovers, unite! – in downtown Ellensburg for a day of dachshund races, parades, festival food, and so much more. The event start time is TBA.
2015 Red, White, & Blue Fest
Tour several wineries located throughout the Cascades region, each accompanying by smooth blues music. The wineries are found in Wapato, Zillah, Outlook, Granger, and Sunnyside.
2015 Jazz in the Valley
Enjoy the scenery in historic downtown Ellensburg during this annual festival, featuring locally brewed micro brews and fine wines in the festival garden, specialty food, and plenty of jazz at performed at various venues.
2015 Moxee Hop Festival
Enjoy a day's worth of live entertainment, great food, and excellent craft beers at this year's Moxee Hop Festival at Moxee City Park. Event start time is TBA.
2015 Vintiques of Yakima National Rod Run
Vintage cars and festival activities make their way to Yakima for this annual event. More info is TBA.
2015 Buskers in the Burg
Held annually, Buskers in the Burg is a fall festival featuring an art parade, a beer and wine walk, an outdoor concert, and a collection of buskers. The event start time is TBA.
2015 Flip Flop Whitewater Rafting
Brought on by an annual dam release on the Tieton River, Yakima visitors and residents can experience the thrills of whitewater rafting during the entire month of September. Trips begin at both 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.
2015 Sundome Volleyball Fest
Young volleyball players compete in a number of tournaments held at the Yakima Valley SunDome. Game times vary by day.
2015 Central Washington State Fair
Join in the plethora of festivities held at the Yakima State Fair Park for the annual Central WA State Fair. The event start time is TBA.
2015 Manastash Metric Ride
Explore the Washington Cascades region with a host of fellow bikers during this 50 kilometer bike ride from Ellensburg to Cle Elum. The ride begins at Mt. Stuart Elementary School in Ellensburg at 7:30 a.m.
2015 Ellensburg Film Festival
Celebrate all things cinema with a weekend's worth of independent film screenings made my local and regional filmmakers. More details TBA.
2015 Hometown Holidays
The Ellensburg Downtown Association hosts a variety of events at various venues throughout historic downtown Ellensburg during the holiday season. Event dates and start times vary.
2015 Spirit of the West
Featuring an impressive collection of acclaimed musicians and poets, Spirit of the West is a favorite among annual music festivals in Ellensburg. The western cowboy-themed gathering is held at various venues throughout town.
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