Best Western Inn

1053 W Highway 49, West Helena, AR 72390-1835
Phone: +1 870-572-2592   |   Fax: 870/572-7561   |   63 Rooms
Check Out Time: 11:00 AM   |   Check In: 3:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

The local Civil War attraction and Blues Festival in October are two of the area events that attract guests to the Best Western Inn.

Whether you're in town to visit the Mississippi River or for the famous antique shopping, you're in for a treat at our fully renovated West Helena hotel. Blending southern hospitality with a great value, we're the best place to stay in town. Spacious, well-appointed rooms and an on-site business center make guests feel right at home. The full, complimentary hot breakfast is the perfect way to start the day.

The generous FREE HOT BREAKFAST includes eggs, breakfast meats, make your own waffles, biscuits & sausage gravy as well as a wide selection of breads and pastries, hot and cold cereals, and yogurt. The ideal compliment to the most important meal of the day is our famous 100% Arabica coffee and cold juices.

We are located close to the National Guard Armory, Helena Regional Medical Center, Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas, South Delta Aviation and Isle Capri Casino, there's an abundance of local attractions to suit every guest. The Delta Cultural Center, Forte Curtis and Pillow-Thomas House are favorite area hot spots. Our welcoming staff is happy to provide recommendations on the best places in town for sightseeing, shopping and dining.

Business travelers especially enjoy the touches of home at the Best Western Inn. The local Phillips Community College is a big draw for students and educators. We also regularly welcome guests who are employees with Walmart®, the Arkansas Department of Education, Industrial Park companies, Highway Department, Corp of Engineer. Whether in town for business or pleasure, being comfortable in our relaxing rooms is something that every traveler deserves.

Book your cozy room at Best Western Inn, where fantastic comfort meets an unbeatable value!


Hotel Amenities & Services

  • Exercise facilities
  • Wireless internet connection in public areas
  • Outdoor pool
  • Exercise facility Open from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Complimentary breakfast, Choice of breads, make your own waffles, cereal, fruit, hot eggs, hot breakfast meat, other hot items, yogurt, juice and coffee
  • Guest laundry
  • Free parking
  • Truck/RV parking
  • Fax services - complimentary incoming fax/outgoing fax, nominal fee
  • Weight lifting equipment
  • Universal gym
  • Treadmill
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Exter corridor
  • Safe deposit box
  • Cable or satellite television Satellite HDTV
  • Business center,
  • Printer available
  • Fax machine
  • Computer available
  • Computer modem hookups
  • Photocopy machine
  • Dataports
  • Mail services
  • Air-conditioning
  • Parking for the physically challenged
  • Ice/vending machines
  • Outdoor parking
  • Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Free high-speed Internet access

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Conveniently located, the best western inn in West Helena, Arkansas 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: 34.553695  /  Latitude: -90.664645


Driving Directions to Hotel


From: The north. Take Interstate 40 West to Arkansas 218. Exit 265 toward US 79 South to Hughes, AR to Marianna, (AR and Highway 79 becomes Highway 1), go south to Highway 49 at Walnut Corner and turn left on Highway 49, the Best Western Inn is located on the right.

From: The south. Take Interstate 55 South. Get on US 61 South via Exit 7 towards Vicksburg, MS to Tunica, MS. Turn right on Highway 49, cross the Mississippi River bridge, at the intersection turn left on Highway 49, go through three lights, turn left to the Best Western Inn.

From: The east. Take Highway 79 North to Highway 49 and Highway 79 junction, turn right on Highway 49 South to West Helena, the Best Western Inn is located on the right.

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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

Dale Bumpers White River Wildlife Refuge

Spread across 160,000 acres, the Dale Bumpers White River National Wildlife Refuge preserves delicate ecosystems and wildlife native to the White River in the Delta region. Check out the visitor center in St. Charles for pertinent information and exhibits before heading out.

Visitors are invited to explore the depths of the Bottomland Hardwood Forest, and enjoy activities like fishing, hiking, wildlife viewing, and paddling. Check out scenic highlights along the CCC Trail, Observation tower, Big Island Chute Trail, and Upland Trail.

Delta Cultural Center

Open Tuesday through Saturday, the Delta Cultural Center is located in Historic Downtown West Helena – right along the Mississippi River Delta. A member of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, the DCC acts to preserve Arkansas Delta heritage with exhibits, events, and educational programs.

Free of admission, the DCC consists of three areas: the Train Depot, the Visitors Center, and the Moore-Hornor House. The DCC hosts the Arkansas Blues and Heritage Festival each October, and King Biscuit Time blues radio – the country’s oldest blues program.

Delta Heritage Trail State Park

Established in 2002, the Delta Heritage Trail State Park is situated along the Mississippi River Delta – covering 960 acres while the trail currently spans 14 miles, connecting Lexa to Barton. This park is exceptional, and it's just one of the many Arkansas state parks you should explore.

Set just west of West Helena, this Arkansas state park is a continuing rails-to-trails conversion. The Delta Heritage Trail State Park visitor center is set in Barton, and features a gift shop and picnic spots. Visit Delta Heritage Trail soon and experience an authentic Arkansas outdoor adventure.

Hampson Archeological Museum State Park

Named for Dr. James K. Hampson, the Hampson Archeological Museum State Park is located on the Mississippi River Delta in northern Arkansas. Less than an hour north of West Memphis, this Arkansas state park covers five acres and features Nodena Site archeological artifacts.

Established in 1961, the park is both a National Historic Landmark and found on the National Register of Historic Places. Free to the public, the park includes guided tours of the museum, plus picnic spots and playgrounds. Hampson is ideal during spring or summer, and is just one of the many state parks in Arkansas.

Lake Poinsett State Park

Lake Poinsett National Park in Harrisburg

Enjoy time spent at Lake Poinsett State Park

Hosting nearly 93,000 annual visitors, Lake Poinsett State Park covers 132 acres in northeastern Arkansas – less than an hour northwest of West Memphis. Arkansas features an array of state parks, and this is it's 20th state park. Lake Poinsett State Park was founded in 1963.

Recreation at Lake Poinsett State Park includes hiking trails, nature viewing, kayaking, and fishing for bass, bream, catfish, and crappie. Visitors may trek down the one-mile Great Blue Heron Trail, or try a kayak or canoe tour.

Louisiana Purchase Historic State Park

Louisiana Purchase Historic State Park

Explore at Louisiana Purchase Historic State Park

Established in 1815, the Louisiana Purchase Historic State Park contains a granite marker set in a swampland, and marking the “Beginning Point of the Louisiana Purchase Survey.”

Make your way to this historic park with a drive in from West Helena, found to the east. 

Reached by a 950-foot boardwalk, the park is both a U.S. National Historic Landmark and found on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. Set 36 miles west of West Helena, the Louisiana Purchase Historic State Park is set along the Mississippi River Delta.

Mississippi River State Park

Found in the St. Francis National Forest, Mississippi River State Park is located along eastern Arkansas’ Mississippi River Delta – just north of West Helena. Found on Bear Creek Lake, this Arkansas state park features a visitor center open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

As one of the many Arkansas state parks, Mississippi River State Park yields a full day of hiking on the Bear Creek Lake Nature Trail, picnicking at Beaver Point Picnic Area, and swimming, boating, and bass and bream fishing in Bear Creek Lake.

Parkin Archeological State Park

Also dubbed the Parkin Indian Mound, the Parkin Archeological State Park is located in eastern Arkansas along the Mississippi River Delta – less than 30 miles west of West Memphis. This Arkansas state park is a U.S. National Historic Landmark, and yields a wealth of outdoor adventures.

An archeological site, the park was formerly a 17-acre Mississippi Period village – and now features interpretive exhibits and auditorium. Other amenities include a gift shop, picnic spots, playgrounds, and onsite pavilion. It's just one of the many exceptional Arkansas state parks

Village Creek State Park

Providing a wide variety of activities throughout the year, Village Creek State Park is located in Wynne, near West Memphis, in the River Delta region of Arkansas. The region’s unique geology and vegetation lend themselves to a variety of adventures throughout the park. It's only one of the many AR state parks.

The Ridges at Village Creek, a public, 27-hole course designed by Andy Dye, challenges golfers with considerable changes in elevation, thanks to the rolling hills of Crowley’s Ridge. Lake Austell and Lake Dunn are perfect for fishing and paddle boating, while hiking and horseback riding are other popular activities in the park. 

West Helena Municipal Golf Course

As you travel into the city of Lexa, be sure to book a tee time for the West Helena Municipal Golf Course. One of the top golf courses along the Arkansas Delta region of Arkansas, West Helena Golf Course is a nine-hole, executive style course.

When you make your plans for a West Helena visit, don't leave off an afternoon of golf from the daily agenda. West Helena Municipal Golf Course is open to the public, is a nine-hole executive course, and features 15 tee boxes at the driving range. 

More Area Attractions & Services

  • 5.00 mile(s) from Mississippi River
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Historic homes
  • 5.00 mile(s) from River Park
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Civil War Museum
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Delta Cultural Center, is a museum dedicated to the history and culture of the Arkansas Delta including the delta blues
  • 3 block(s) from Walmart, Super Center
  • 2 block(s) from TriCounty Shopping Center, Goody's, Hays Grocery Store, The Latest Craze, Ole Town Buffett, Fred's, Rent a Center

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • Outdoor pool
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Isle of Capri Casino
  • 12.00 mile(s) from Quapaw Canoe Company, Canoeing and kayacking on the Mississippi river
  • 15.00 mile(s) from St. Francis National Park, National Park with biking, fishing, and swimming
  • 40.00 mile(s) from Tunica Casino

Nearby Restaurants

  • Choose from a wide selection of restaurants near this West Helena, Arkansas hotel.
  • 0.10 mile(s) from El Canaveral Restaurant, Bar/Lounge, Mexican, Open for: lunch, dinner, Mon - Thur 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., Fri-Sat 11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m., Sun 11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • 2.30 mile(s) from August Moon Restaurant, Bar/Lounge, Chinese, Open for: lunch, dinner, Mon - Sat 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • 3.40 mile(s) from Kelly's Cafe, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, Mon - Thur 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., Fri-Sat 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., Sun 10:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • 3.0 mile(s) from The Bistro, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, Mon. - Thurs. 11pm till 9pm Friday - Saturday 11pm till 10 pm
  • .10 mile(s) from Old Town Buffet, Buffet, Chinese, Open for: lunch, dinner, Serves Chinese, Japanese and American Cuisine Sun. - Thurs. 11am till 9:30pm Fri. - Sat. 11am till 10:30pm

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