1053 W Highway 49, West Helena, AR 72390-1835
Phone: 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 KIPP 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 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 breakfast is the perfect way to start the day.

The generous breakfast buffet features piping hot eggs and breakfast meats, a wide selection of breads and pastries, hot and cold cereals, and yogurt. The ideal complement to the most important meal of the day is our famous 100% Arabica coffee and cold juices.

Close to the Isle Capri Casino, there's an abundance of local attractions to suit every guest. The Delta Cultural Center, Forte Curtis and Phillip-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, the local railroad company and industrial park companies. 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
  • Complimentary full breakfast, choice of breads, cereal, fruit, hot eggs, hot breakfast meat, other hot items, yogurt, juice and coffee.
  • Outdoor pool
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Exercise facility Open from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • 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
  • Late check out If available
  • Safe deposit box
  • Cable or satellite television Cable TV with HBO┬«
  • Free wireless internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms
  • 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


Take advantage of the savings and fun with this special offer available at the best western inn in West Helena.


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 Mairanna, (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.


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

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.

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.

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
  • 5 mile(s) from antique shops

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


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 West Helena. Chase the links to explore the local region even more.

Local Events Worth Considering:

December 2015

December 10, 2015
2015 Marion Christmas Parade

Just minutes outside of West Memphis, the town of Marion will be hosting a festive holiday parade, cutting right through the center of town. Catch all the festive floats, marching bands, dancers, and other special activities. Parade start time is TBA.

December 12, 2015
2015 Santa Train

Just a short drive from Mcgehee, a festive get together featuring foods, games, arts and crafts, and more will be hosted at the Main Street Mini Park in Monticello. Bring the whole family – the party begins at 10:30 a.m.

January 2016

January 21, 2016
2016 Let's Hang On

The wonderful Frankie Vallie tribute performance hits West Helena this January, starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Lily Peter Auditorium. Grab your tickets today.

February 2016

February 3, 2016
2016 Spring Wine Tasting Class

Learn the art of aeration, and what it means to truly 'age to perfection' at the Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas in West Helena this season. This fun-filled class' start time is TBA.

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