2420 Paul Bunyan Drive NW, Bemidji, MN 56601-8790
Phone: 218-751-0390   |   Fax: 218-751-2887   |   59 Rooms
Check Out Time: 12:00 PM   |   Check In: 3:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

The affordable price of our Bemidji hotel catches the eyes of guests, but we also have a great location, service and amenities.

Many guests are in town for the local Paul Bunyan attractions, which are fun for the entire family. Outdoor lovers flock to our Bemidji hotel to take advantage of the recreational opportunities at Itasca State Park. If you're here for a special event, you'll be happy to know that the Sanford Center is just minutes away. When you stay with us, you're close to everything.

Bemidji State University is also close to our property, and we're happy to welcome students, faculty and staff year-round at a special negotiated rate. Whether you're here to teach for a term or you have a group in town for graduation, we'll work with you and are happy to accommodate extended stays and large groups. Take advantage of BEST WESTERN rewards, and simply ask one of our friendly staff members for recommendations on things to do, places to eat and the best shopping in town.

Mississippi Headwaters is a short drive away, and the Paul Bunyan Trail and Statue is a big bucket-list item. Top-notch professional service is our specialty, but we believe that quality is equally important. Whether you're here for medical appointments at Sanford Hospital, bird watching, hiking and biking or for business, we guarantee that your stay will be comfortable in clean, quiet rooms.

With Menards®, Walmart®, Sanford Hospital and the Bemidji Regional Airport nearby, we regularly welcome business travelers to our Bemidji hotel. Here for a night or a few weeks? We're happy to have you no matter how long you plan to stay. You'll feel like you're at your home away from home.

Reserve a clean, spacious room at the BEST WESTERN Bemidji Inn today and get the best price in town! Enjoy your stay. Pets are not allowed in King Size rooms.


Hotel Amenities & Services

  • Exercise facilities
  • Wireless internet connection in public areas
  • 100% smoke-free hotel
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary full breakfast, Belgian waffles,choice of breads, cereal, fruit, hot eggs, hot breakfast meat, biscuits and gravy, greek yogurt, juice and coffee.
  • Hot tub
  • Guest laundry, to wash $1.00 to dry
  • Truck/RV parking
  • Free parking
  • Cold weather hook-ups
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Indoor pool, heated
  • Express check out
  • Air-conditioning
  • Cable or satellite television
  • Physically challenged facilities
  • Ice/vending machines
  • Free wireless Internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms
  • Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
  • Business center
  • Fax services, nominal fee
  • Photocopy, nominal fee
  • Dataports
  • Free plug-ins for boats and RV's
  • Adjacent to snowmobile trails
  • Area for snowmobile parking
  • Free pass to local gym
  • Inter corridor
  • Safe deposit box, no charge
  • Mail services, outgoing and incoming mail. Stamps for sale


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Conveniently located, the best western bemidji inn in Bemidji, Minnesota 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: 47.496165  /  Latitude: -94.915355


Driving Directions to Hotel


From: All directions. The BEST WESTERN Bemidji Inn is located at the intersection of Highway 2 and 71, at Exit 71 north on Paul Bunyan Drive adjacent to the highway.


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

Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge

Head into northern Minnesota and check out the Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge. Only minutes north of Thief River Falls, Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge is roughly 61,500 acres of land dedicated to the preservation of moose, wolves, certain waterfowl, and 294 species of birds. Plan a visit soon and be one of the 20,000 annual visitors the refuge receives.

Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge is comprised of 37,400 acres of wetlands, 9,900 acres of forestland, 1,700 acres of grassland, 11,650 acres of shrublands, and 150 acres of cropland. Explore northern Minnesota in the spring, summer, fall, or winter – you really can't go wrong.

Bemidji Regional Airport

Covering an area of 1,740 acres, the Bemidji Regional Airport (BJI) is a public airport serving the city of Bemidji and surrounding communities in northern Minnesota. BJI supports two major airlines: Delta and Sun Country – the home airport for which being Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in St. Paul.

Owned by Beltrami County and the city of Bemidji, BJI consists of two runways and one terminal. Established in 1931, BJI also supports cargo airlines like Bemidji Airlines and a FedEx Feeder.

Bemidji State University

Located on Lake Bemidji, Bemidji State University is set in Bemidji in northern Minnesota. A member of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, BSU was established in 1919 – and is currently a public state university.

BSU features a suburban campus for its enrollment of over 5,000 students. Offering undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, BSU is also home to the Bemidji State Beavers athletics department.

Bemidji Town & Country Club

As you plan your next excursion through the Land of 10,000 Lakes, enjoy a round of 18 holes at the Bemidji Town & Country Club in the city of Bemidji. The course features some of  the region's most dazzling scenery, including viewsof  Lake Bemidji while neighboring Lake Bemidji Lake State Park.

The course hosts two annual tournaments – the Vandersluis and the Birchmont tournaments – as well as other special events, like Bemidji State University and Bemidji High School events. The course is known as one of the premiere golf destinations in Minnesota.

Buena Vista State Forest

On your next trip into Minnesota, head north to Bemidji and you'll find the Buena Vista State Forest. Over 122,000 acres of wooded forest land make for the perfect outdoor destination on your Minnesota travels. Popular with snowmobile riders during the winter, Buena Vista State Forest features 21 miles of marked snowmobile trails.

If you're visiting during the summer, don't miss out on fishing and boating around Big Bass Lake, Gull Lake, Sandy Lake, and Three Island Lakes – Minnesota is, after all, the Land of 10,000 Lakes.

Sanford Center

Opened in 2010, the Sanford Center in the city of Bemidji is a multi-purpose arena. The center is primarily the home ice to the Bemidji State University Beaver's men and women's hockey teams.

The center also hosts a variety of conventions, trade shows, and most recently, became the home field of the Bemidji Axemen of the Indoor Football League. Given the center's versatile nature, it's known as "Northern Minnesota's Premier Venue."

More Area Attractions & Services

  • 0.8 mile(s) from Beltrami County Fair
  • 0.8 mile(s) from Putt N Go Amusement Park
  • 3 mile(s) from Beltrami History Center
  • 3 mile(s) from Paul Bunyan Amusement Park
  • 3.1 mile(s) from Chippewa National Forest
  • 3.2 mile(s) from Headwaters Science Center
  • 3.2 mile(s) from Lake Bemidji
  • 7 mile(s) from Bemidji Raceway
  • 15 mile(s) from Palace Casino
  • 20 mile(s) from Berry Picking Farms
  • 30 mile(s) from Itasca State Park, start of the Mississippi River
  • 33 mile(s) from Rising Star Ranch
  • 0.5 mile(s) from Bemidji Mall
  • 0.87 mile(s) from Paul Bunyan Mall
  • 3.2 mile(s) from Ben Franklin
  • 3.26 mile(s) from Great River Gallery
  • 3.39 mile(s) from Union Square

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • Hot tub
  • 0.1 mile(s) from Paul Bunyan snowmobile trail
  • 0.1 mile(s) from Skiing trails
  • 0.8 mile(s) from Putt N Go Amusement Park
  • 0.9 mile(s) from Wayne's Roller World
  • 1 mile(s) from Hiking/skiing snowmobile, trails
  • 1 mile(s) from Bemidji Curling Club
  • 1.7 mile(s) from Adventure Golf
  • 3 mile(s) from Paul Bunyan and Babe
  • 3.1 mile(s) from Amigo 9 Theaters
  • 3.2 mile(s) from Lake Bemidji State Park
  • 3.2 mile(s) from Bemidji Bowl
  • 3.2 mile(s) from Headwaters Music & Arts
  • 7.99 mile(s) from Paul Bunyan Animal Land
  • 8.7 mile(s) from Maple Ridge Golf Course
  • 20 mile(s) from Mistic's Strawberry Patch
  • 20 mile(s) from John's Berry Patch
  • 27 mile(s) from Forestridge Winery
  • 30 mile(s) from Itasca State Park

Nearby Restaurants

  • Adjacent to Super Buffet, Full Service, Chinese, open for: lunch, dinner, Open from 11AM-10PM
  • .1 mile(s) from Ground Round, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • .5 mile(s) from Applebee's, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • .55 mile(s) from Peppercorn, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 1 mile(s) from Perkins, Full Service, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner,
  • 1 mile(s) from Country Kitchen, Full Service, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner,
  • 2 mile(s) from Dave's Pizza & Italian, Full Service, Italian, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 2.2 mile(s) from Slim's Bar & Grill, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 2.2 mile(s) from Maid-Rite Cafe, Cafe, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner,
  • 3 mile(s) from 71 Bar & Steakhouse, Bar/Lounge, Steak House, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 3.2 mile(s) from Tutto Bene, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 3.2 mile(s) from The Cabin Coffeehouse, Coffee Shop, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner,
  • 3.2 mile(s) from Keg 'N Cork, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 3.2 mile(s) from Brigid's Irish Pub, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 3.3 mile(s) from Raphael's Bakery, Coffee Shop, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner,
  • 3.7 mile(s) from Bonanza Steakhouse, Bar/Lounge, Steak House, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 3.7 mile(s) from T Juan's, Full Service, Mexican, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 3.8 mile(s) from Green Mill, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 4 mile(s) from Northwoods Steakhouse, Bar/Lounge, Steak House, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 4.9 mile(s) from Ruttger's Lodge, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 5.9 mile(s) from Robin's Nest, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 5.9 mile(s) from Southside, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 7.9 mile(s) from Countryside, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 8 mile(s) from Blue Moon Saloon, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: 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 Bemidji. Chase the links to explore the local region even more.

Local Events Worth Considering:

December 2015

December 31, 2015
2015 Family New Year's Eve

Bring the whole family to the Lebanon Hills Visitor Center in Eagan for a family-friendly New Year's celebration, featuring candlelight hiking, snowshoeing, sledding, bonfires, and even a ball drop. The fun begins at 5 p.m.

January 2016

January 23, 2016
2016 Winter Art Fair

Start off the New Year by browsing the large collection of vendor booths while enjoying some free live entertainment at Sargent's Nursery in Red Wing. There will plenty of handcrafted items and gifts for sale.

January 29 & 30, 2016
2016 Winter Spectacular Snowmobile Races

Back after a 30-year break, the Winter Spectacular is set to feature exciting snowmobile races and accompanying events at the Historic "High Flyin' Half Mile" Viking Speedway in Alexandria. Race times are TBA.

January 29, 2016
16th Annual Gourmet Chefs Auction

Area gourmet chefs will be preparing and offering their most delectable delights at the Wedgewood Cove Golf Club in Albert Lea this season. Don't miss your chance at locally made appetizers, entrees, and deserts, beginning at 5 p.m.

February 2016

February 5-15, 2016
2016 Polar Fest

Ten whole days of fun-filled festivities, including a fishing derby, the Freeze Your Buns 5K, fireworks, Ice Tee Golf Tourney, and more, all held at Little Detroit Lake. Event start times vary by day.

February 6 & 7, 2016
2016 Pond Hockey Classic

What better way to experience Minnesota than with some ice hockey? A Mankato tradition, the Anthony Ford Pond Hockey Classic is sure to entertain, as 12 rinks will be set up at Spring Lake Park.

June 2016

June 16 - July 28, 2016
2016 Marketfest

An annual festival taking place in downtown Detroit Lakes, featuring live entertainment, art shows, kids' activities, a classic car show, and more. Marketfest takes place on Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

June 18 – July 4, 2016
2016 Manitou Days

A fun-filled day featuring a parade, live music at West Park, and much more. The festivities get going at 6:30 p.m.

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