Best Western Gold Country Inn
Winnemucca, Nevada
$75, 72 rooms, 800-346-5306

Less than 5 years old. Rooms clean and modern. Has a full kitchen including full fridge, oven, stove and dishwasher. Almost nicer than some of my apartments in college!

Best Western CottonTree Inn
Rexburg, Idaho
$51, 100 rooms, 800-662-6886

Good location in South Rexburg. Take college exit, left at intersection. On left past car dealers. Has an indoor pool. Get a room away from chlorine. Someting about it feels homey. No, I don't live in a motel....)

Yogo Inn
Lewiston, Montana
$54, 121 rooms, (406) 538-8721

Downtown near intersection of two rural two-lanes. Motel reminds of a walled city. Large, with resturant and conference rooms. Hallways are spartan but rooms are in fresh condition. Part of the sprawling two story complex includes an indoor pool; avoid chlorine.

Holiday Inn Missoula-Parkside
Missoula, Montana
$75, 200 rooms, (406) 721-8550

Orange Street exit or the next exit to the East. A couple blocks from downtown, but next to river. Some rooms overlook river. Modern, large, with conference rooms, resturant and bar, the building has fortress look on the outside, is spacious and feature laden on the inside.

Best Western Hood River Inn
Hood River, Oregon
$75, 149 rooms, 800-828-7873

Fresh West Coast two story right on the mighty Columbia River. Resturant has terrace barbeques when the weather is right. Well maintained. Pretty well booked, with conference rooms. Most rooms have terraces or patios facing the river.