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Best Western Plus Ellensburg Hotel

211 W Umptanum Road, Ellensburg, WA 98926-9672
Phone: +1 509-925-4244   |   Fax: 509/925-4211   |   55 Rooms
Check Out Time: 11:00 AM   |   Check In: 3:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

Escape to this comfortable Ellensburg hotel and experience it all - a convenient location, abundant amenities and spacious rooms located in Central Washington.

Our location is within minutes of most corporate areas of the city, including Kittitas Valley Healthcare, Anderson Hay and Grain, Central Washington University, Vestas Wind Turbines and many more.

Our large, modern suites offer cable TV with HBO®, microwave, minifridge, coffee maker, couch and desk lamp with complimentary Wi-Fi. We also have deluxe suites that offer jetted tubs or kitchenette for your extended stay needs. How does a daily full breakfast sound? Delight in waking up to make your own waffles, eggs, fresh fruit, coffee, biscuits and gravy, and so much more!

Take advantage of our generous on-site amenities including a 24-hour heated indoor pool and hot tub, an outdoor patio, 24-hour fitness room, 24-hour business center, and free parking.

Our hotel offers the perfect venue for meetings and events with up to 40 attendees. Unwind with many leisurely activities from shopping and dining to hiking, snowmobiling, hunting and fishing near our hotel. Delight in the charm of visiting downtown Ellensburg and many nearby attractions including Paint Ellensburg, CWU Japanese Gardens, Irene Rinehart Riverfront Park, Kittitas County Fair and Rodeo and many other yearly activities.

For great service and a memorable stay in Ellensburg, reserve your room at the Best Western Plus® Ellensburg Hotel. Hotel will authorize one night's stay on provided credit card prior to arrival.


Hotel Amenities & Services

  • Wireless internet connection in public areas
  • 100 % smoke-free hotel
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Indoor pool, heated with adjacent patio for sunbathing
  • Complimentary full breakfast, deluxe buffet with make your own waffles, sausage links, hot eggs, biscuits and gravy, hot & cold cereal, fresh fruit, yogurt, bagels, muffins, Danish, toast, juice, coffee, tea and various specialty items.
  • Hot tub
  • Exercise facility 24-Hour
  • Universal gym
  • Treadmill
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundromat, available 24-hours coin operated with soap dispenser
  • Dry cleaning, same day service available
  • Safe deposit box available 24-hours at the front desk
  • Cable or satellite television with HBO®
  • Business center
  • Fax services available 24-hours
  • Computer available
  • Photocopy, nominal fee
  • Dataports
  • Mail services FedEx, UPS, Airborne pick-up available charges applied to customer credit card
  • Meeting facilities, occupancy max 40 available after 11:00 a.m. daily, based on availability
  • Conference facilities, executive boardroom based on availability
  • Air-conditioning
  • Parking for the physically challenged limited spaces
  • Ice/vending machines
  • Free parking, parking lot
  • Outdoor parking parking lot
  • Truck/RV parking call property for details
  • Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
  • Interior corridor
  • Elevator
  • Free wireless Internet available in public areas; Free in-room wireless Internet access; Free wireless Internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms; All guest rooms are hardwired and offer free wireless Internet access; All guest rooms are hardwired for Internet access
  • Services are available 24-hours at front desk
  • Elevator, wheelchair accessible

Best Western Plus Ellensburg Hotel

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Conveniently located, the best western plus ellensburg hotel in Ellensburg, 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: 46.98102  /  Latitude: -120.548925


Driving Directions to Hotel


From: Seattle. Take Interstate 90 East to Exit 109, turn right at exit, go to Umptanum Road, turn left. The Best Western Plus® Ellensburg Hotel will be on your right. 106.8 miles, one hour and 35 minutes

From: Spokane. Take Interstate 90 West to Exit 109, turn right at exit, go to Umptanum Road, turn left. The Best Western Plus® Ellensburg Hotel will be on your right. 172.3 miles, two hours and 24 minutes

From: Yakima. Follow Interstate 82 until it merges with Interstate 90, take Exit 109, turn right, go to Umptanum Road, turn left. The Best Western Plus® Ellensburg Hotel will be on your right. 36.1 miles, 35 minutes

From: Wenatchee. Proceed on SR97 until Currier Road, at four way stop, turn right, take Interstate 90 East, take Exit 109, turn right, go to Umptanum Road, turn left. The Best Western Plus® Ellensburg Hotel will be on your right. 70.4 miles, one hour and 35 minutes

From: Portland, Oregon. Take I-84 East, US 30 East, US 97 North, I-82 West, I-90 West to Exit 109. The Best Western Plus® Ellensburg Hotel will be just ahead.

From: Richland. Take Interstate 82 North until it Merges with Interstate 90, take Exit 109, 96.20 miles, one hour and 56 minutes. The Best Western Plus® Ellensburg Hotel will be just ahead.

Best Western Plus Ellensburg Hotel

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

Central Washington University

Washington Attractions

Central Washington University

The city of Ellensburg was chosen as the location of Central Washington University after the city lost the state capital bid to Olympia.

The university was established in 1891 as Washington State Normal School, with an emphasis on teaching students to be teachers. This public university has a student enrollment of over 10,000 and has campuses in eight locations across the state.

The university is home to the Chimpanzee & Human Communication Institute, one of only two in the world. From 1980 until October 2007, the chimp named Washoe lived at the institute and learned how to use American Sign Language to communicate with humans.

While in the Washington Cascades, visit the campus to see Barge Hall, the university's first building, constructed in 1893. Cheer on the Wildcats during one of the many sporting events on campus and have fun on campus. The Wildcats are a member of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference.

Ellensburg Golf Club

Plan your next visit to Ellensburg and bring your golf clubs along for the ride. You'll want to play a round or two at the Ellensburg Golf Club. Only minutes from I-90, and bordering the Yakima River, the Ellensburg Golf Club yields full days of pars, birdies, and – hopefully not too many – bogeys. 

A premier golf course in the Cascades, this nine-hole executive stunner – par-35, and 2,988 yards from the back tees. You'll find Ellensburg Golf Club only minutes northwest of downtown Ellensburg. The course also features a slope rating of 115, with a course rating of 35.9. 

Ellensburg Rodeo

Washington Attractions

Ellensburg Rodeo

An annual Labor Day Weekend event since 1923, the Ellensburg Rodeo is one of the oldest rodeo's in America.

This Ellensburg tradition is the final rodeo in the Wrangler Million Dollar Gold Tour. More than 600 riders, wrestlers, and ropers compete in the Washington Cascades.

Things kick off with the opening of the Kittitas County Fair, the carnival rides and the Rodeo Hoedown.

The Friday night opening rodeo performance is an exciting beginning to the events, while the pancake breakfast and parade on Saturday, get everyone ready for a day of action.

Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park

Washington Attractions

Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park

Stretching over 7,470 acres, the Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park is located near Ellensburg, in the Washington Cascades region.

A premier destination for outdoor fun in Washington, Ginkgo Petrified Forest is also known as the Wanapum Recreation Area. It was designated as a state park in 1965.

Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park yields easy access to Lake Wanapum, making any visit rich in aquatic adventures. Fishing, boating, and swimming are ideal activities.

You'll find three miles of hiking trails at Ginkgo, and the Ginkgo Petrified Forest Interpretive Center yields stunning views of the Columbia River.

Iron Horse Brewery

Visit Washington soon and be sure to imbibe on some local treats in the Ellensburg area. The Iron Horse Brewery is one of the most exceptional micro brew pubs found within the Cascade region in central Washington. With a wide variety of skillfully crafted beers, Iron Horse Brewery is an ideal destination. 

Enjoy an afternoon of exploring Ellensburg and fallow it up with a stop at Iron Horse. Take down your thirst with any of these well-received brews. Check out the aptly named Iron Horse IPA, the 509 Style, High Five Hefe, Double Rainbow, or the Light Rail Ale. 

Kittitas County Historical Museum

Experience a sliver of local culture and lore with a visit to the Kittitas County Historical Museum. Plan a trip to Ellensburg in the Washington Cascades and check out this charming and informative museum. You'll find this quaint museum near downtown Ellensburg on 3rd Avenue and Pine Street

The Kittitas Historical Society was formed in 1961, and by 1962 they were giving fully guided tours of their single room set up at the Morris Sorenson County Hospital. Visit this museum today and see the Antique Doll Collection, the Antique Automobile display, and the Native American Bag & Basket Collection.

Lake Easton State Park

Make the most of your next visit to the Washington Cascades and check out Lake Easton State Park. With 516 sprawling acres at the foothills of the Cascade Mountain, Lake Easton State Park is open year round and features nearly 24,000 feet shoreline at the actual Lake Easton. It's fed by the Kachess River. 

From nearby Cle Elum and Ellensburg, take I-90 less than 15 miles to find Lake Easton State Park. If you visit during the winter, be sure to check out Hyak Sno Park, one of the top skiing destinations in the state, and a highlight at Lake Easton.

You'll find six miles of cycling trails at Lake Easton State Park, and six and a half miles of hiking trails. There's a boat ramp, and for those who like to toss, there are two horseshoe pits. 

Mount Rainier National Park

Washington Attractions

Mount Rainier National Park

Standing at 14,000 feet, Mt. Rainier is the centerpiece of Mount Rainier National Park – established in 1899 as America's fifth national park.

Set in the Washington Cascades, the Mount Rainier stratovolcano, along with its 25 major glaciers, create an amazing visit. 

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.

Wild Horse Renewable Energy Center

Washington Attractions

Wild Horse Renewable Energy Center

Plan your next trip into Washington and head for Ellensburg. One of the premier outdoor recreation areas in Ellensburg is the Wild Horse Renewable Energy Center.

Enjoy your time exploring within the Cascade region of Washington with some bird watching, hiking, horseback riding, or picnics. 

Wild Horse Renewable Energy Center is a massive wind turbine farm, with tours available. There is also a large solar-power instillation on site, generating up to 500 kilowatts.

Visit in late April and check out the annual Run Like the Wind Running Festival, held at Wild Horse. 

More Area Attractions & Services

  • 0.60 mile(s) from Kittitas Historic Museum, open 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday- Saturday, features all eras of Kittitas County.
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Dick & Jane's Spot, local family used art to decorate outside of home in many different ways. Very fascinating.
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Paint Ellensburg, in September -- Gallery One offers a 24-hour glimpse to watch artists at work
  • 1.30 mile(s) from Kittitas Farmers Market, local vendors ( runs May - October )
  • 1.30 mile(s) from Children Activity Museum
  • 1.30 mile(s) from Clymer Museum of Art, open 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. weekdays Saturday 12:00-4:00 p.m. Features John F Clymer- local artist
  • 2.00 mile(s) from CWU Chimposium, March - November Saturday & Sunday only.
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Japanese Gardens, located on CWU campus
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Irene Rinehart Riverfront, local park by river to play and relax
  • 2.50 mile(s) from Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, -open 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. weekdays Saturday and Sunday 12:00-3:00 p.m.- features students of CWU's artwork
  • 9.50 mile(s) from Olmstead Place Park, Kittitas Valley Family Homestead features hiking, fishing, museum, and cross country skiing
  • 17.00 mile(s) from Iron Horse State Park
  • 22.00 mile(s) from Thorp Mill, historic now a museum
  • 30.00 mile(s) from Wanapum State Park & Tour
  • 33.00 mile(s) from Lion Rock
  • 37.00 mile(s) from Ginkgo Petrified Forest
  • 42.00 mile(s) from The Gorge Amphitheatre
  • 0.90 mile(s) from Fred Meyer, discount grocery and clothing store
  • 1.30 mile(s) from Maurices, clothing retailer for juniors and misses
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Rite Aide
  • 3.00 mile(s) from downtown Ellensburg
  • 35.00 mile(s) from Yakima

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • Hot tub
  • 2.50 mile(s) from Yakima River, hunting and fishing
  • 3.00 mile(s) from The Canyon, Yakima River fly fishing
  • 8.00 mile(s) from hiking
  • 15.00 mile(s) from snowmobiling
  • 22.00 mile(s) from Manastash Metric Bike
  • 40.00 mile(s) from Blewett/I90 SnoPark
  • 50.00 mile(s) from downhill skiing

Nearby Restaurants

  • Looking for an Ellensburg hotel with great dining options? The Best Western Plus® Ellensburg Hotel is near a variety of wonderful restaurants.
  • 1 mile(s) from Daily Bread & Mercantile, deli, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, open 8:00a.m. - 5:30 p.m Mon-Fri a family owned and operated bakery, deli, and bulk foods business, in Ellensburg, Washington. It was created from a desire to provide fresh baked goods, specialty foods, deli meats and cheeses to the community. Our principles will ALWAYS be honesty, integrity, a fair price for our products, and downright old fashion hospitality and friendship!
  • 0.10 mile(s) from Road House Grill, bar/lounge, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, open Tuesday-Thursday 11:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m., Lounge is open when restaurant is open.
  • 0.03 mile(s) from Fiesta En Jalisco, bar/lounge, Mexican, open for: lunch, dinner, open Friday- Saturday 10:30 a.m.- 10:30 p.m., Monday - Thursday 10:30 a.m.- 10:00 p.m. Great Margarita specials.
  • 0.03 mile(s) from Golden Dragon, bar/lounge, Chinese, open for: lunch, dinner, 11:00 a.m.- 9:30 p.m. buffet is served Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • 1.24 mile(s) from Palace Cafe, bar/lounge, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, restaurant is open 6:00 a.m.- 10:00 p.m. and the Lounge is open 11:00 a.m.- 2:00 a.m. People that live in Ellensburg say it is the best place to go for great food and a good time.
  • 1.16 mile(s) from Valley Cafe, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner, open 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. daily. In 1938 the cafe was remodeled and designed the best Art Deco restaurants. If you want a blast from the past this is it.
  • 1.16 mile(s) from Pearl's on Pearl, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner, open 4:oo p.m. Monday through Saturday. Great atmosphere and live music. Fresh ingredients and local produce.
  • 0.02 mile(s) from McDonald's®, fast food, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, open 5:00 a.m.- 12:00 a.m. Monday - Thursday, 5:00 a.m.- 1:00 a.m. Friday - Sunday Breakfast served until 12:00 p.m.
  • 0.04 mile(s) from Arby's®, fast food, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, open 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. and until 11:00 p.m. on Friday-Sunday.
  • 0.04 mile(s) from Taco Bell®, fast food, Mexican, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, open 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m. Sunday - Thursday and 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m. Friday and Saturday.
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Sen, bar/lounge, Japanese, open for: lunch, dinner, open 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. for lunch and 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. for dinner daily.
  • 1.20 mile(s) from Buzz Inn Steak House, bar/lounge, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, restaurant hours 6:00 a.m.- 11:00 p.m. and the bar is 11:00 a.m.- Midnight. It has a famous peanut bar.
  • 1.23 mile(s) from Starlight Lounge, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner, open 11:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. for lunch and 5:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. for dinner during the week. The bar is open 11:00 a.m.- 2:00 a.m. It brings the city to a country town. It is modern in taste but relazed in atmosphere and service.
  • 1.23 mile(s) from Rodeo City BBQ, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 1.24 mile(s) from Sugar Thai Cuisine, bar/lounge, Thai, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Ellensburg Pasta Company, bar/lounge, Italian, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 1.84 mile(s) from Brooklyn's Pizzaria, bar/lounge, Italian, open for: lunch, dinner, open 11:00 a.m.- 10:00 p.m. daily. Open until midnight on Wednesdays for open mic night and beer specials.
  • 2.60 mile(s) from Wings Central, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner, open 11:00 a.m.- 11:00 p.m. daily and until 9:00 p.m. on Sundays. A great place for wings and have 101 options for beers.
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Burger King®, fast food, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, open Monday - Thursday 6:00 a.m.- 10:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday 6:00 a.m.- 11:00 p.m., and Sunday 7:00 a.m.- 10:00 p.m.
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Spurs, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, open 6:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m. Daily. Has a breakfast buffet.
  • 8.00 mile(s) from Bar 14 Ranch House, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, open 6:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m. daily.

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