Best Western Kelly Inn

1510 26th Avenue SW, Minot, ND 58701-6907
Phone: +1 701-852-4300   |   Fax: 701-838-1234   |   100 Rooms
Check Out Time: 12:00 PM   |   Check In: 3:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

Welcome to the Best Western Kelly Inn!

Guests staying at this Minot ND hotel will enjoy our COMPLIMENTARY MANAGER'S RECEPTION Tuesday - Thursday from 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., including appetizers, beer and wine.

Our hotel is directly across from the Dakota Square Mall, surrounded by great dining options including the Badlands Grill and Dakota Lounge. If a favorite like Olive Garden® is more up your alley, it's minutes from our Minot hotel.

When staying in North Dakota you should feel like you're staying with family and that's exactly what we offer. Luxury bedding, quiet, spacious rooms and the friendliest service in town are all yours. Whether you're here for a night or a longer stay, count on us for a peaceful trip.

Relax in our indoor salt-water pool and hot tub. With free high-speed internet and a complimentary full hot breakfast, it's easy to make the most of your vacation here. Each morning, you'll be greeted with hot waffles and fresh fruits, pastries, cereal, yogurt and endless 100% Arabica coffee.

We're also a 100% pet-friendly hotel with NO PET FEE. Bring the entire family, including the four-legged ones, on your trip for an unforgettable vacation. We're 50 miles from Lake Sakakawea for fishing and camping. The Souris Valley Golf Course is also close to our Minot ND hotel and a day on the greens might be just what you need to jumpstart your vacation. The Scandinavian Heritage Park is a great place to spend a fun-filled day as well.

Visit the Roosevelt Park Zoo for family friendly fun or spend the days exploring local hiking trails. Your Minot Best Western Kelly Inn is conveniently located off Highway 2 and we're the first hotel to have a salt water pool in the area. Exceptional customer service is our foundation, whether it's business or leisure that brings you to town. Employees with the Minot Air Force Base, Hess, Menards and Nash Finch are just a few of our regular guests and we're happy to accommodate groups in town for business.


Hotel Amenities & Services

  • Wireless internet connection in public areas
  • Evening Reception Tuesday thru Thursday with complimentary appetizers and wine from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • 100% smoke-free hotel
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary full breakfast, choice of breads, cereal, fruit, hot eggs, hot breakfast meat, other hot items, yogurt, juice, and coffee. Expanded to include omelets, sausage, biscuits and gravy, a fresh hot waffle stand, hard boiled eggs, fresh fruit, variety of toasting breads, bagels, English muffins, pastries, muffins, cold/hot cereal, coffee, tea, juice, and milk.
  • Indoor pool, heated saltwater
  • Hot tub, saltwater whirlpool
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Interior/Exterior corridor
  • Express check out
  • Cable or satellite television
  • Free wireless Internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms; All guest rooms are hardwired for Internet access, high-speed Internet access
  • Business center
  • Printer available
  • Fax services
  • Computer available
  • Computer modem hookups
  • Photocopy, nominal fee
  • Dataports
  • Shipping
  • Air-conditioning
  • Hearing impaired services, TDD kit
  • Parking for physically challenged
  • Cold weather hook-ups
  • Ice/vending machines
  • Free parking
  • Truck/RV parking
  • Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
  • Complimentary coffee in lobby
  • Complimentary newspaper at the front desk. Limited number available.

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Conveniently located, the best western kelly inn in Minot, North Dakota 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: 48.205995  /  Latitude: -101.316515


Driving Directions to Hotel


From: All directions. The Best Western Kelly Inn is located in Minot, directly across the street from the Dakota Square Mall.

From: The north. Follow Highway 83 to 31st Avenue. Turn right to 16th Street and turn right to the Best Western Kelly Inn.

From: The south. Follow Highway 83 to 31st Avenue. Turn left to 16th Street and turn right to the Best Western Kelly Inn.

From: The east. Follow Highway 2. Exit on 16th Street. Go south on 16th Street. Continue for three blocks to the Best Western Kelly Inn.

From: The west. Follow Highway 2. Exit on 16th Street. Go south on 16th Street. Continue for two blocks to the Best Western Kelly Inn.

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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

Big One Art & Craft Christmas Fair

Come the holiday season, the Big One Art & Craft Christmas Fair features more than 350 exhibitors selling hand-made crafts, photography, delicious food, clothing, jewelry and many more items. The show has been providing a wonderful holiday marketplace in Fargo, Minot, and Bismarck for several years.

Those who love to shop will have fun walking around the fair and browsing the selection of items for sale. Be sure to schedule time during your North Dakota travels to attend this incredible shopping experience.

Dakota Territory Air Museum

A variety of military and civilian aircraft are on display at the Dakota Territory Air Museum found in Minot, North Dakota. Exhibits include a Lockheed T-33 Jet Trainer which once served as the first aircraft assigned to the nearby Minot Air Force Base in 1957.

Also, check out original World War II aircraft passenger planes from the 1920s, great replicas of a 1910 Curtiss Pusher, and the Wright Brothers’ first successful flyer at Kitty Hawk. Other features include a working airport beacon first used in 1949, plenty of aviation photographs and gear, and even some original Minot Fire Department trucks from the 1920s and 1930s.

Fort Stevenson State Park

Located near Garrison in central North Dakota, Fort Stevenson State Park is about 45 miles south of Minot via U.S. 83 and Highway 37 (look for the twin water towers marked “hot” and “cold"). The park (as well as Garrison) bills itself as the Walleye Capital of North Dakota.

With its location on Lake Sakakawea, the Governor’s Cup Walleye Fishing Derby and a slew of other fishing tournaments take place here. It also features a marina. Of course, the park is named after the original Fort Stevenson, which was established here in 1867 and was abandoned sixteen years later. A replica of the guardhouse offers interpretive exhibits, including on Lewis & Clark’s multiple campsites in the area.

The relatively new Fort Stevenson State Park Arboretum covers 438 acres and features over 50 native and non-native trees, plants, grasses, wildflowers, and more.

Geographical Center of North America

Located steps away from the Prairie Village Museum in Rugby, North Dakota, about an hour east of Minot via U.S. 2, you can stand at the geographical center of the continent.

Definitely a picture-worthy destination, it can be combined with a trip to the International Peace Garden along the US-Canadian border, which is only about 45 miles to the north via ND Highway 3 from Rugby.

International Peace Garden

World Peace is alive in northern North Dakota near Minot. The 2,339 acre International Peace Garden is situated along the United States and Canadian border. This unique park was established in 1932 as a symbol of peace and friendship.

The park features 150,000 flowers, planted each year along with the beautiful 18-foot floral clock. Be sure to see the four, 120 foot peace towers – two in the United States and two in Canada.

Stroll the grounds to see the peace chapel at the base of the towers, the fountains and the bell tower. The bell tower contains the Arma Sifton tower bells given to the park by the Central United Church of Brandon in Manitoba.

Schedule plenty of time in the park to also see the remains of the World Trade Center attacks, from September 11, 2001 and the North American Game Warden Museum.

Lake Sakakawea

North Dakota is a land rich in open pastures, rolling hills, and plenty of excellent outdoor recreation. Make your way west on your next visit and check out Lake Sakakawea. Found along Highway 83 between Minot and Bismarck, Lake Sakakawea is part of Garrison Dam

With a surface area of 307,000 acres, and stretching 178 miles, Lake Sakakawea is certainly a sight to behold – the largest man-made lake in all of North Dakota. In all, there are 1,340 miles of shoreline for you to explore at Lake Sakakawea. You'll find a wide range of boating, fishing, hunting, and sailing options at Lake Sakakawea. 

Magic City International Dragway

Found by Highway 83, the Magic City International Dragway is located on the North Dakota State Fairgrounds in Minot, North Dakota. Along with the Nodak Speedway, Magic City International Dragway is an IHRA-sanctioned 1/8 mile dragstrip.

May through September, they offer five classes of racing with special events also taking place. Magic City International Dragway races take place Friday nights and weekends.

Minot Air Force Base

A major U.S. Air Force installation, Minot AFB opened in 1957 as an Air Defense Command base and became a Strategic Air Command base in the 1960s, staying that way until 1992.

Today, Minot AFB is home to the 5th Bomb Wing and 91st Missile Wing, both part of the Air Force Global Strike Command. The base covers almost eight square miles and is located about 13 miles north of downtown Minot, North Dakota. Public Affairs Office offers tours of the Base throughout the year, usually by appointment.

Minot International Airport

A public airport in Ward County, the Minot International Airport (MOT) serves the city of Minot in northern North Dakota. Owned by the City of Minot, MOT supports major airlines like Allegiant, Delta, and United – with services to Minneapolis, Denver, Phoenix, and Las Vegas.

MOT covers 1,430 acres, and consists of two runways and one terminal. Established in 1928, MOT is also home to Pietsch Aviation and Bessette Aviation.

Minot State University

Established in 1913, Minot State University is located in the city of Minot – in the northern region of North Dakota. A member of the North Dakota University system, it is the third largest university in the state, with a yearly average enrollment of almost 3,500 students.

MSU offers 10 fields of study through its four main divisions – the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business, the College of Education & Health Sciences, and the Graduate School.

The MSU Dome draws fans to cheer on the MSU Beavers as they compete in basketball, hockey, and more at the NCAA Division II level, in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.

Nodak Speedway

Found by Highway 52, this 3/8 mile dirt/clay oval offers racing action with Hobby Stocks, INEX Legends, IMCA Stocks and IMCA Modifieds races. Set in western  Minot, North Dakota, the Nodak Speedway features most events on Sunday nights during the summer.

North Dakota Fishing Hall of Fame

Along with the recognizing the state’s cream of the crop in sportfishing, the North Dakota Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum will try to lure you in with a variety of historical or significant artifacts and equipment used in North Dakota.

Garrison is located about 45 miles south of Minot via U.S. 83 and ND Highway 37 (look for the twin water towers marked “hot” and “cold” nearby).

North Dakota State Fairgrounds

Set near the Souris River, the North Dakota State Fairgrounds & State Fair Center not only hosts the North Dakota State Fair every July, and a multitude of events year-round.

Concerts, conventions, indoor and outdoor markets, competitions, and Nodak Speedway check out any time you’re in Minot, North Dakota.

Old Soo Depot Transportation Museum

In a restored railroad depot with a classic design (it was built in 1912), the Old Soo Depot Transportation Museum showcases a variety of railroad memorabilia and other modes of transportation through the American West.

Very close by is the Railroad Museum of Minot and the Magic City Express, all in downtown Minot, North Dakota.

Paul Broste Rock Museum

Creator Paul Broste calls this “my acropolis on a hill”, and this beautiful structure built in 1965 of natural granite stones houses some remarkable displays and collections of rocks, including fine and polished specimens from North Dakota and around the world.

The unique Infinity Room is a must-see. Open May 1st through Labor Day, call for hours or special tours. Parshall is about 56 miles southwest of Minot, accessible via U.S. 83, ND Highway 23, and ND Highway 37.

Pointe of View Winery

This is the first winery in North Dakota, and it specializes in wines made with native grapes and even some honey wines. They offer free tastings, and of course wine is available for sale – plus an outdoor deck with a view of the Souris River Valley.

Pointe of View Winery also features a hiking trail, where bird watchers can have an especially good time checking out a variety of flying friends – while drinking wine. Burlington is about five miles west of Minot via U.S. 2 & 52. 19th Avenue, where the winery is located, is also known as County Highway 10.

Prairie Village Museum

Check out “the Scandinavian Giant” and six exhibition halls along with 23 fully-furnished historic buildings detailing life on the prairie through history at the Prairie Village Museum in Minot, North Dakota.

Steps away you’ll find the Geographical Center of North America, a must for picture-taking! Rugby is about 60 miles east of Minot along U.S. 2, but it’s a quick ride. Another 45 miles north is the International Peace Garden along the U.S.-Canadian border.

Railroad Museum of Minot

Offering over 100 years of trains, tools, technology, track, and more, the Railroad Museum of Minot features a 3/5 scale steam engine (this is the Magic City Express part) along with three rail cars and a caboose that can take you on a nearly mile-long track tour of Roosevelt Park.

The museum is open Saturdays and various times during the week in summer but if you call for any other time you can book a special tour. Check it out next time you're in Minot, North Dakota.

Roosevelt Park Zoo

The Roosevelt Park Zoo located in MinotNorth Dakota first opened in 1920 with a male bison from Montana. Over the years, the zoo acquired additional animals and added new exhibits.

The zoo is Accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums and strives to conserve and protect the natural world, while educating its visitors. Enjoy feeding the giraffe at the feeding station or try feeding a Pelican. Several zoo keeper presentations are held throughout the day, for visitors to learn more about the animals.

Scandinavian Heritage Park

ND Attractions

Scandinavian Heritage Park

Established in 1988, the Scandinavian Heritage Park is located in Minot and commemorates Scandinavian heritage – representing Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, and Iceland.

This northern North Dakota attraction is a must-see for those traveling in the state, so be sure to visit the Heritage Center to gather information about the park.

The Dala Horse, Leif Eirikssen Statute, Flag Display, Danish Windmill, Hans Christian Andersen Statute, Eternal Flame, and Nordic Pavilion for the Arts are among the highlights in the park.

The Plaza Scandinavia, a granite map of the countries, honors Scandinavian immigrants.

Souris Valley Golf Course

Make the most of your next visit to North Dakota – head to Minot and play a round of 18 holes at the Souris Valley Golf Course. Whether you're a novice, first-timer, or if you play often and hope to break par each time out, the Souris Valley Golf Course will both challenge and entertain. 

Opened in 1968, the Souris Valley Golf Course plays to a par 72 – it features a slope rating of 125, and a course rating of 72.5. Designed by Mike Morley, the Souris Valley Golf Course is a premier destination for golf fans traveling through Minot. 

Taube Museum of Art

A combination gallery and museum, the Taube Museum of Art hosts numerous exhibits throughout the year. It’s located right in downtown Minot, North Dakota and has no admission charge, although donations are – of course – appreciated.

Wally Walleye

Located in Garrison, North Dakota – about 45 miles south of Minot via U.S. 83 and ND Highway 37 – the 26-foot long “Wally Walleye” is designed to showcase this town along Lake Sakakawea as the “Walleye Capital of the World” (a title hotly disputed by numerous towns across the upper Midwest).

But if you like giant fish statues, here you go. Get a picture with Wally at the end of Main Street in Garrison City Park. While in Garrison, look for the twin water towers marked “hot” and “cold.”

Ward County Historical Society

Set on the Souris River, the Ward County Historical Society is located on the North Dakota State Fairgrounds.

This living musem features a Pioneer Village with antique cars, buggies, and sleds, and over a dozen historic and original buildings – some have been extensively renovated since a major flood in 2011 and others are in process. Be sure to check it out next time you're in Minot, North Dakota.

More Area Attractions & Services

  • 0.10 block(s) from Dakota Square Mall, The largest shopping center in the northwest quadrant of North Dakota located directly accross the street from our hotel.
  • 1.00 block(s) from Dakota Superslides, One of North Dakota's largest indoor waterpark facilities is located just one block from our hotel.
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Scandinavian Heritage Par, Take a step back in time and experience your Scandinavian heritage by touring a replica of a Gol Stave Church and other buildings to be toured. Great gift shop including Scandinavian gifts as well as local and state items as well.
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Souris Valley Golf Course, The city's municipal golf course is just a short drive from the hotel.
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Roosevelt Park Zoo, The best zoo between the Pacific Ocean and the Mississippi River! Lions, and Tigers, and Bears, oh my! Also look at spending time at the newly built otter exhibit as they are a lot of fun. Many different species of animals from penguins to bison, and many, many more. Great for the whole family!
  • 4.00 mile(s) from State Fairgrounds, The state fairgrounds hosts the annual North Dakota State Fair in July, but it host to many other events throughout the year. The Norsk Hostfest is an annual Scandinavian event that takes place annually in September. They host many conventions throughout the year as well.
  • 6.00 mile(s) from Dakota Territory Air Muse
  • 15.00 mile(s) from Minot Air Force Base
  • 50.00 mile(s) from Lake Sakakawea
  • 65.00 mile(s) from Garrison Dam
  • 0.10 mile(s) from Dakota Square Mall. The largest shopping center in the northwest quadrant of North Dakota located directly across the street from the hotel.
  • 4.00 mile(s) from downtown Minot. Downtown Minot has a wide variety of specialty shops including a kitchen store, Asian market, women's clothing and much more.

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • 0.10 block(s) from Dakota Square Mall, Largest shopping center in Northwest North Dakota
  • 0.50 block(s) from Dakota Superslides, One of North Dakota's largest indoor waterpark facilities.
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Souris Valley Golf Course, Municipal Golf Course
  • 70.00 mile(s) from 4 Bears Casino
  • 118 mile(s) from Skydancer Casino
  • 6.00 mile(s) from Apple Grove Golf Course, 3 par golf course

Nearby Restaurants

  • Across the street from Badlands Grill, full service, steak house, open for: lunch, a very nice family restaurant with an upscale feel! They specialize in steaks but offer a wide variety of cuisine. They are famous for their freshly baked rolls with cinnamon butter!
  • Across the street from Starbucks®, coffee shop, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, located across the street from the hotel in Barnes and Noble bookstore.
  • 0.01 mile(s) from Dakota Lounge, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, full service bar/lounge with gambling onsite.
  • 2 block(s) from Longhorn, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 0.11 mile(s) from Olive Garden®, full service, Italian, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 0.11 mile(s) from Pizza Hut®, fast food, American, open for: lunch, dinner, offers a buffet for lunch and dinner as well as their full menu. They also offer delivery.
  • 0.11 mile(s) from Grizzly's®, full service, American, open for: lunch, a great family restaurant. They offer a wide variety of foods from wonderful salads to steaks and fresh Walleye, as well as many different sandwiches and pasta entrees.
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Applebee's®, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner, a great family restaurant with a full variety menu and full bar service.
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Homesteaders, full service, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, homecooking at it's best. Homesteader's is famous for their breakfast, but have a full lunch and dinner menu as well. No bar service is available at this restaurant.
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Off The Vine, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, This is an upscale wine bar that has a wonderful wine selection. It is located on main street in downtown Minot and has begun to offer a limited lunch menu. They also have an appetizer menu in the evening.
  • 4.00 mile(s) from 10 North Main, full service, steak house, open for: lunch, dinner, Minot's only fine dining establishment. This fine restaurant is located at 10 North Main in downtown Minot. It offers a fabulous atmosphere as well as a wonderful menu. They are closed on Mondays.

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