Best Western


501 Willow Street, Searcy, AR 72143-9709
Phone: 501/279-9191   |   Fax: 501/279-1320   |   71 Rooms
Check Out Time: 11:00 AM   |   Check In: 3:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

Welcome to BEST WESTERN PLUS Searcy Inn!

Looking for hotels near Harding University? Our Searcy hotel is conveniently close to the campus, and we welcome groups for special events and extended stays if you are in town for a term.

Our location to corporate business destinations makes us especially popular with travelers here for work. Our Searcy, Arkansas hotel rooms are cool, quiet and have plenty of room for you to make yourself at home. Employees of Halliburton®, Schlumberger®, oil companies, construction and trucking companies like our property, because of the great service, location and price. However, if you are here for a getaway or special event, we can also provide you with the best amenities in town.

Hotels in Searcy, Arkansas with indoor pools are few and far between. It is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a cool dip while still keeping out of the hot summer sun. A good value proposition makes staying with us kind to your pocketbook, and we are close to restaurants and shops to make picking up essentials or grabbing a delicious meal easy. Explore the local area, duck into some mom and pop boutiques or ask one of our helpful staff members for a dining recommendation.

Searcy hotels are all close to Harding University, and we¿re no exception. It only takes a few minutes to get to the campus from your guest room. Many of our guests are here for homecoming, graduation and other special university events year-round. However, we also cater to visiting professors and faculty who need a longer stay. Whether you¿re with us for a night or an entire term, we guarantee that you¿ll be comfortable the entire time. Your satisfaction is our top priority, and we take hospitality above and beyond here.

Book your stay at BEST WESTERN PLUS Searcy Inn right now for a relaxing escape!


Hotel Amenities & Services

  • Exercise facilities
  • Wireless internet connection in public areas
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary full breakfast, choice of breads, cereal, fruit, hot eggs, hot breakfast meat, other hot items, yogurt, juice and coffee.
  • Indoor pool
  • Exercise facility, 24 Hour
  • Weight lifting equipment
  • Stationary bike
  • Treadmill
  • Elevator
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Interior corridor
  • Guest laundry
  • Dry cleaning, same day service available
  • Express check out
  • Safe deposit box
  • Cable or satellite television
  • Free wireless Internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms; All guest rooms are hardwired for Internet access
  • Business center, 24 hours
  • Fax services
  • Fax machine
  • Computer available
  • Computer modem hookups
  • Photocopy, nominal fee
  • Photocopy services
  • Photocopy machine
  • Dataports
  • Meeting facilities, boardroom
  • Conference facilities
  • Air-conditioning
  • Physically challenged services
  • Hearing impaired services
  • Physically challenged facilities
  • Elevator, wheelchair accessible
  • Parking for the physically challenged
  • Ice/vending machines
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor parking
  • Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events


Take advantage of the savings and fun with these 2 package deals available at the best western plus searcy inn in Searcy.

Fun & Entertainment Packages

Super Slumber Party Package 1 Night

Come join us at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Searcy Inn and book our Super Slumber Party Package which includes two 1-topping pizzas, 1/2 dozen cookies and a pitcher of juice. Enjoy our indoor pool and don't forget to start your day off with our full hot breakfast.

Reserve Package

Sweetheart Package 1 Night

Stay at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Searcy Inn and enjoy a night of romance in our king Jacuzzi® suite with fresh red roses, cookies, strawberries with chocolate sauce, and champagne. A complimentary full breakfast awaits you in the morning.

Reserve Package


Conveniently located, the best western plus searcy inn in Searcy, 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: 35.251527  /  Latitude: -91.693554


Driving Directions to Hotel


From: Little Rock - Highway 167. Traveling north on Highway 167 approximately 55 miles, take Exit 46 turn left. The BEST WESTERN PLUS Searcy Inn is located on second road to the right (Willow) behind the Western Sizzlin Restaurant.

From: Newport - Highway 167. Traveling south on Highway 167 approximately 40 miles, take Exit 46 turn right. The BEST WESTERN PLUS Searcy Inn is located on second road to the right (Willow) behind the Western Sizzlin Restaurant.

From: Memphis, TN - Highway 64. Traveling west on Highway 64 approximately 125 miles, turn right onto Highway 367 in Bald Knob. Turn left onto Highway 167 take Exit 46 turn right. The BEST WESTERN PLUS Searcy Inn is located on second road to the right (Willow) behind the Western Sizzlin Restaurant.

From: Rosebud - Highway 36. Traveling east on Highway 36 approximately 30 miles, turn left onto Highway 167 take Exit 46 turn left. The BEST WESTERN PLUS Searcy Inn is located on second road to right (Willow) behind the Western Sizzlin Restaurant.


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

Jacksonport State Park

An Arkansas state park since 1965, the Jacksonport State Park covers 15 acres north of Newport – less than an hour north of Searcy. Located in northeastern Arkansas, the park preserves the Historic Jacksonport courthouse of 1872.

Set at the confluence of the White River and Black River, the Jacksonport State Park was a former steamboat stop and trading post. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the park features tours, a swimming beach, picnic spots, and the Tunstall Riverwalk Trail.

Lower White River Museum State Park

Located along the White River, the Lower White River Museum State Park is set in central Arkansas – just southeast of Searcy and an hour northeast of Little Rock. This Arkansas state park contains an interactive museum with a focus on Arkansas’ frontier days.

Free to the public, the Lower White River Museum State Park features exhibits on Arkansas territory agriculture, pearling, medicine, riverboats, timber, and the Civil War. Visitors are also encouraged to see the 1800s dogtrot log cabin replica.

More Area Attractions & Services

  • 1.00 mile(s) from Searcy Cinema 8, movie theater
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Center on the Square, dinner theater
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Rialto Movie Theater
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Wyldewood Retreat Center and Summer Camp
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Searcy Country Club
  • 0.20 mile(s) from Town & Country Plaza, some of the stores located here are JC Penney, Payless Shoe Source, Hibbett Sports, Hastings Books, Music & Video, Big Lots, Tractor Supply, Bath & Body Works, GNC and Cato
  • 0.60 mile(s) from Walmart® Supercenter
  • 0.60 mile(s) from Hays Casual & Western Wear
  • 0.60 mile(s) from Dollar General

Distances to Popular Points of Interest

  • 10.00 mile(s) from Bald Knob
  • 20.00 mile(s) from Beebe
  • 20.00 mile(s) from Rose Bud
  • 25.00 mile(s) from Quitman
  • 30.00 mile(s) from Cabot
  • 35.00 mile(s) from Newport
  • 40.00 mile(s) from Batesville
  • 45.00 mile(s) from Heber Springs
  • 45.00 mile(s) from Jacksonville
  • 60.00 mile(s) from Little Rock
  • 60.00 mile(s) from Conway
  • 120 mile(s) from Mountain Home
  • 130 mile(s) from Jonesboro
  • 145 mile(s) from Memphis, TN
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Hallwood Petroleum, oil & gas
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Impact Energy Services, oil & gas
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Kohler Company, stainless steel
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Bryce Corporation, flexible packaging products
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Land O'Frost, lunchmeat factory
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Rosti Searcy, plastics
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Eaton Corporation, hydraulics
  • 7.00 mile(s) from Walmart® Distribution Center
  • 15.00 mile(s) from Chesapeak Energy, natural gas & oil
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Arkansas State University, Searcy campus, two year college
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Harding University, four year Churches of Christ college

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • Indoor pool
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Little Red River, fishing or boating
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Berry Hill Park, family park, walking track, swings, slides, picnic area
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Super Bowl, bowling
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Lazercade, arcade and laser tag
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Thrills on Wheels, roller skating rink and arcade center

Nearby Restaurants

  • Adjacent to Western Sizzlin, buffet, Steak House, open for: lunch, dinner
  • Adjacent to Rib Crib BBQ & Grill, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner,
  • Across the street from Subway®, fast food, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 0.40 mile(s) from Burger King, fast food, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • 0.60 miles(s) from Colton's Steak House & Grill, full service, Steak House, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 0.60 mile(s) from Taco Bell, fast food, Mexican, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 0.60 mile(s) from Los Montano's, full service, Mexican, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 0.80 mile(s) from Super China Buffet, buffet, Chinese, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Chili's Grill & Bar, full service, Tex-Mex, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Ryan's buffet, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • 1.00 mile(s) from The Dixie Cafe, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 1.00 mile(s) from McAlister's Deli, deli, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Docs Grill & Steakhouse, full service, Steak House, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 2.00 mile(s) from China Star, buffet, Chinese, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 6.00 mile(s) from KJ's Family Restaurant, full service, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • 8.00 mile(s) from Main Street Cafe, cafe, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner


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 Searcy. Chase the links to explore the local region even more.

Local Events Worth Considering:

October 2014

October 31, 2014
Halloween Night: The Rocky Horror Picture Show Do the Time Warp at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville as they host a showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show at 8 p.m.
October 24-26, 2014
1st Octoberfest

Stop by the shops at the Pickles Gap Village in Conway for an afternoon of fun as the parking lot fills with vendors and entertainment from 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

October 11 - December 6, 2014
2014 Arkansas Razorbacks Football

Put on your cardinal and white garb and cheer on the University of Arkansas Razorbacks football squad as they take on SEC competition for home games in Fayetteville.

October 24, 2014
2014 Bret Michaels

Lengendary rock and roller and reality TV star, Bret Michaels, brings his hits to the Fort Smith Convention Center. The show begins at 8 p.m.

October 31, 2014
2014 Halloween Trick or Treat

Dress up and bring the entire family for an evening of trick or treating, games, prizes, and more in downtown Fayetteville. The fun begins at 4 p.m.

November 2014

November 7-8, 2014
24th Annual Christmas Gala Arts and Crafts Show

The Hughes Community Center in Russellville fills with homemade arts and crafts during this fun annual community event. Doors open at 9 a.m.

November 23 - December 31, 2014
Lights of the Ozarks Visit Historic Fayetteville’s Downtown Square and enjoy the fantasyland created by over 400,000 lights as you enjoy carriage-rides, hot chocolate, and holiday music.
November 3-4, 2014
Blue Man Group

Catch this legendary group at the Reynolds Performance Hall on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas in Conway as they take the stage at 7:30 p.m.

November 2014

November 14-15, 2014
2014 When Pigs Fly All-American BBQ Festival

This two-day festival in Fayetteville features live music, a bbq competition, local beer tasting, and a 5k run to top it all off. The festival start time is TBA.

November 7-9, 2014
2014 Mountain View Bluegrass Festival

Celebrate the sound of the Ozarks at the Bluegrass Festival, held at the Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View. Show times vary.

December 2014

December 13, 2014
Van Buren's Christmas Parade Grab some hot chocolate and come out to Downtown Van Buren for their annual electric light parade. The floats start rolling at 6:30 p.m.
December 13-14, 2014
December 20-21, 2014

Caroling in the Caverns

Visit Blanchard Springs Caverns in Mountain View and enjoy a unique holiday experience as carols weave among the breath-taking formations.  Times vary.

December 13, 2014
2014 Fayetteville Christmas Parade

With over 100 entries, the downtown Fayetteville Christmas helps bring in the holiday spirit. The parade begins at 11 a.m.

January 2015

January 16, 2015
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Pay a visit to the Reynolds Performance Hall in Conway to catch this fun and entertaining show of crazy antics. The performers take the stage at 7:30 p.m.

April 2015

April 23, 2015
Taste of the Valley

Wander along Main Street in Russellville and sample a variety of foods provided by local restaurants as you enjoy live music. The fun begins at 5 p.m.

May 2015

May 15-17, 2015
Old Timer's Day Arts & Crafts Festival

Exhibitors from multiple states converge on Main Street, Van Buren bringing unique crafts and foods for all to enjoy.

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