Best Western River City Hotel

1305 Front Avenue SW, Decatur, AL 35603-2675
Phone: +1 256-301-1388   |   Fax: 256-355-8775   |   60 Rooms
Check Out Time: 11:00 AM   |   Check In: 3:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

This 100% smoke-free the Best Western River City Hotel in Decatur, Alabama is the closest hotel to the areas major industries, is conveniently located next door to Logan's Roadhouse®, is less than a mile from the city’s premier shopping mall and within minutes from Downtown and area attractions.

The Best Western River City Hotel offers a free hot breakfast buffet that includes eggs, sausage, seasoned potatoes, fruit, pastries, cereals, a waffle maker and more. There's always free coffee in the lobby, plus fresh baked cookies between 5:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Free membership access at the Decatur Athletic Club just half a mile away. Our Decatur hotel also features 60 well-appointed guest rooms and suites, each complete with 36-inch HD flat screen televisions, HBO®, free wireless Internet access, a two station business center, guest laundry, outdoor pool and pet-friendly.

Business travelers staying at the Best Western River City Hotel will appreciate being less than 10 miles from Nucor® Steel, United Launch Alliance, Daikin America, BP, 3M, and Polyplex among many others. Enjoy an afternoon walking through the downtown area offering a variety of restaurants, businesses and shops. Visit the Cook's Science Museum, enjoy the natural beauty of the Wheeler Natural Wildlife Refuge or spend the day at Point Mallard Water Park. Decatur also hosts a variety of special events throughout the year including the Wet Dog Triathlon, The Downtown Entertainment District celebration on the third Friday of every month, Spirit of America Festival, Riverfest and the Alabama Jubilee Hot Air Balloon Festival.

The friendly, helpful staff at the Best Western River City Hotel is ready to ensure a fun-filled memorable stay in Decatur, Alabama. We're located on Beltline Road off interstate 65. Make a reservation today. Welcome to Best Western.


Hotel Amenities & Services

  • 100% smoke free hotel
  • Outdoor pool
  • Hot tub, available in suites only
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Safe deposit box
  • Elevator
  • Ice/vending machines
  • Cold weather hook-ups
  • Truck/RV parking
  • Free parking
  • Fax services
  • Inter corridor
  • Express check out
  • Late check out Upon availability.
  • 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
  • Fax machine
  • Computer available
  • Computer modem hookups
  • Photocopy, nominal fee
  • Photocopy machine
  • Dataports
  • Mail services
  • Catering
  • Air-conditioning
  • Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
  • Dry cleaning

Best Western River City Hotel

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Best Western River City Hotel

Conveniently located, the best western river city hotel in Decatur, Alabama 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: 34.587235  /  Latitude: -87.028205


Driving Directions to Hotel


From: Interstate 65. Take Exit 334, then go north on Highway 67 and the Best Western River City Hotel is eight miles on the left.

Best Western River City 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

Ingalls Harbor Pavilion

Originally constructed in 1910, the Ingalls Harbor Pavilion is set on the shores of the Tennessee River in the northern Alabama city of Decatur. Covering 27 acres, the pavilion is now a popular boat launch site and 1,200-seat open-air facility.

Due to its comfortale amenities, the pavilion is great for fishing tournaments, including past tournaments like the Bassmaster Elite Series, American Bass Anglers, and more. Other amenities include a large multi-purpose room, conference rooms, and other versatile facitilies.

Jack Allen Soccer Complex

Jack Allen Soccer Complex

Jack Allen Soccer Complex

Set along Modaus Road, the Jack Allen Complex is a renowned recreation and sporting complex set in Decatur in northern Alabama.

Seating more than 3,000 people, the complex features 11 soccer fields across 27 acres.

The Jack Allen Soccer Complex also includes two championship fields, measuring 75 by 120 yards, plus concessions, meeting space, and a playground for the young ones.

The complex hosts large events as well, like the President's Cup and the Olympic Development Program tryouts.

Morgan County Celebration Arena

Covering 118 acres, the Morgan County Celebration Arena is a 4,000-seat indoor venue set in northern Alabama. Located in Decatur, the arena is ideal for rodeo, livestock exhibits, and dog and pony shows.

Owned and operated by State Product Mart, the Morgan County Celebration Arena features an exhibit floor, warm up area, vendor booths, nearly 700 stalls, and a concession stand. 

Oakville Indian Mounds Education Center

Set on 83 acres, the Oakville Indian Mounds Education Center is located in Danville – found just southwest of Decatur. Preserving 20 ancient mounds, the park is open daily for visitors looking to learn more about the ancient inhabitants of northern Alabama.

Found in Lawrence County neighboring the William B. Bankhead National Forest, the Oakville Indian Mounds Education Center was inspired by the Cherokee Capitol at the village of Chota. Visitors enjoy artifacts, multicultural events, and the impressive Oakville Ceremonial Woodland Mound.

Old State Bank

Constructed in 1833, the Old State Bank is a historic site in the northern Alabama city of Decatur. Once the home of the Tennessee Valley branch of the Bank of the State of Alabama, this Decatur landmark is now an informative museum.

Operated by the Old State Bank Board of Directors, the iconic Old State Bank Museum features exhibits showcasing Alabama’s vast history – including early banking. OSB also hosts educational programs and special events within this historic structure and scenic courtyard.

Pickwick Belle Riverboat

Pickwick Belle Riverboat

Pickwick Belle Riverboat

Set on the Tennessee River, the Pickwick Belle Riverboat departs from the Ingalls Harbor Pavilion in Decatur.

Located in northern Alabama, the Belle accommodates up to 112 boarders.

The Pickwick Belle Riverboat features cruises for lunch, dinner, sightseeing, and corporate functions.

A paddle wheel riverboat, the Belle cruises Wheeler Lake and the Tennessee River and lends itself to great sight-seeing.


Point Mallard Park

Covering rougly 500 acres, Point Mallard is a public park set in northern Alabama in the city of Decatur. Neighboring Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge and Flint Creek, the park features plenty of outdoor recreation and is open throughout the year.

Drawing thousands of summer visitors, the park hosts events like the Alabama Jubilee, the  Spirit of America Festival, and the September Civil War Skirmish. Park visitors frequently enjoy the 18-hole Point Mallard Golf Course and the Mallard Aquatic Center – both come highly recommended.

Princess Theatre

Originally constructed in 1887, the Princess Theatre is a performing arts center set in downtown Decatur in northern Alabama. Seating 677 people, the art deco Princess venue is listed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks & Heritage.

Owned by the City of Decatur, the Princess Theatre Center for the Performing Arts is found in the Albany Historic District. Also nonprofit organization, the theatre has hosted greats like Del McCoury, Dianne Reeves, and Ray Charles.

The Blue & Gray Museum

Also the North Alabama Civil War, the Blue & Gray Museum is located in historic Decatur in northern Alabama. The museum is said to contain the nation’s largest, privately owned collection of artifacts from the American Civil War – all belonging to a single owner.

The Blue & Gray Museum is open throughout the year, Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors see authentic Union and Confederate weapons, uniforms and medals, and countless other pieces of memorabilia from War Between the States.

More Area Attractions & Services

  • 2.50 mile(s) from Wilson Morgan Park
  • 3.50 mile(s) from Jack Allen Soccer Fields
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Ingalls Harbor
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Princess Theater
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Cook's Science Museum
  • 5.00 mile(s) from City Hall
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Old State Bank
  • 6.00 mile(s) from Wheeler Wildlife Refuge
  • 8.00 mile(s) from Calhoun Community College
  • 8.00 mile(s) from Point Mallard Park
  • 9.00 mile(s) from Celebration Arena, Priceville, AL
  • 12.00 mile(s) from Jesse Owens Memorial Park
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Decatur Mall
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Target Shopping Center

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • Outdoor pool

Nearby Restaurants

  • Adjacent to Logan's Steakhouse, full service, steak house, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 0.50 mile(s) from O'Charley's, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 0.50 mile(s) from Kentucky Fried Chicken, fast food, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 0.75 mile(s) from Burger King, fast food, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • 0.75 mile(s) from Applebee's, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 0.75 mile(s) from Red Lobster, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Ruby Tuesday's, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Chick-Fil-A, fast food, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Pizza Hut, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 1.50 mile(s) from Big Bob Gibson BBQ, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Big Bob Gibson's, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner, barbecue
  • 2.50 mile(s) from The Daily Brew, coffee shop, American, open for: lunch, dinner, Excellent Delicatessan. Sandwiches, salads, coffee, wine and beer. Live music Thursday-Saturday.
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Cracker Barrel, full service, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Best Western River City Hotel

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

Local Events Worth Considering:

July 2016

Every third friday of every month
Third Friday Downtown Festival

Just like it sounds – every third friday downtown Decatur becomes a mecca for shopping, art, music, and culture. Festivies begin in the early evening.

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