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1391 W Thatcher Boulevard
Safford, Arizona 85546-3304
United States


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Hotel Overview

Welcome to the Best Western Desert Inn!

Close to Thatcher, Arizona and to the famous Mt. Graham Observatory, our pet-friendly Safford hotel is conveniently close to everything the region has to offer.

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When a property is centrally located on the main highway, it's easy for business travelers and vacationers alike to make the most of their stay. We're known for the cleanliness of rooms and have many loyal, return guests. Hospitality is serious business here and when combined with an unbeatable location, you'll enjoy the trip of a lifetime. Close to restaurants and minutes from Roper Lake State Park for outdoor recreation, our Safford hotel has everything you need to kick off a memorable trip.

Eastern Arizona College (EAC) is also nearby and we're happy to host those here for an extended stay, either visiting students or teaching for a term. Slip away to the Natural Hot Springs, which is the perfect way to relax after a full day of studying, work or recreation. Safford, Arizona is a mecca for R&R with bird watching galore and days spent searching for rocks in the desert.

Our Safford property is a favorite for guests in the region for the Freeport-McMoran Copper and Gold Mine, as well as those who have business at Ponderosa Aviation. Whether it's flight training or a meeting with the US Forest Service, our property is designed to make you feel right at home. Local prisons, one federal and two state, also bring guests to the region for business or visits.

Enjoy luxurious bedding, the friendliest service in town and updated amenities when staying with us. Staff members are local ambassadors and are happy to share recommendations on dining, shopping and sightseeing.

Book a relaxing stay at the Best Western Desert Inn right now and get ready for a great trip! Enjoy your stay!


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Hotel Policies

Pet Policy
Pets allowed based on the availability of pet friendly rooms. Up to 2 dogs per room with a 80 pound weight limit. Additional pet types (cats, birds, etc) may be accepted at the hotel's discretion. Pet rate is $15 per day with a $100 per week maximum. A refundable cleaning & damage deposit of $50 is required upon check-in. If damage occurs or excessive cleaning is needed, the deposit can become non-refundable and the hotel may charge additionally to cover the costs of repair/cleaning.


Hotel location and the surrounding area

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Sleep Quality

Hotel Amenities


  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary full breakfast, includes eggs, bacon, sausage, waffles, assorted pastries, yogurt, breads, fruit, coffee and juice
  • Outdoor pool Seasonal
  • Fax services, 5 pages free, nominal fee after that
  • Express check in
  • Late check out
  • Ice/vending machines
  • Baggage hold
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Parking for the physically challenged
  • Free parking
  • Exter corridor
  • Laundromat, 24 hours, nominal fee of $1.50 USD
  • Express check out by Email Folio
  • Free high-speed wireless Internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms
  • Business center
  • Printer available
  • Fax machine
  • Computer available
  • Photocopy machine
  • Dataports
  • Physically challenged services ADA approved pool lift
  • Outdoor parking
  • Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events

Public Space ADA Accessible Features:

  • Accessible parking spaces and signage (car and van)
  • Accessible parking space that is 96-inches wide with an appropriate access aisle
  • An accessible route that allows for approaching and entering the hotel
  • An accessible lobby entrance door
  • Interior routes to public spaces that do not have abrupt level changes
  • Accessible table in eating area
  • The eating area has self-service shelves and dispensing devices within reach range
  • Accessible guest laundry facility
  • Accessible ice and vending machine

Guest Room Communication Assist Features:

  • Closed-caption televisions
  • Telephones have volume control
  • Visual smoke alarms
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  • Cable satellite television with over 50 channels including HBO®
  • High-speed Internet access in select rooms
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron, ironing board
  • Additional in-room toiletries
  • Dataports
  • Free long distance access
  • Free local calls under 30 minutes
  • Analog dial-up
  • Ethernet RJ-45 jack for laptop available
  • Wake-up calls
  • Air-conditioning, self controlled heating/cooling systems
  • Microwaves available
  • Refrigerators available
  • Cribs and rollaway beds are not available

Rooms for the Physically Challenged: 3

  • Physically challenged rooms/facilities available two types, one with roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible available
  • Closed-caption TV
  • Raised toilet with grab bars available
  • Visual alarm available
  • Safety bar in shower available
  • Walk-in shower available
  • Emergency alerting lighting
  • Extra wide doors in bathrooms
  • Lowered vanity areas
  • Access ramps
  • Property meets ADA of 1990 (US hotels only)

Guest Room Mobility Accessible Features:

  • Accessible bathrooms and features, including shower/tub
  • Accessible room controls (e.g. HVAC and lighting)
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Nearby Attractions


  • 4.00 mile(s) from Discovery Park
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Roper Lake
  • 32.00 mile(s) from Hot Well Dunes
  • 35.00 mile(s) from Mount Graham
  • 35.00 mile(s) from Bylas Indian Trading Post
  • 45.00 mile(s) from San Carlos Lake
  • 45.00 mile(s) from San Carlos Indian Reservation


  • 0.50 mile(s) from Kentucky Fried Chicken
  • 0.50 mile(s) from McDonald's
  • 0.50 mile(s) from Arby's
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Golden Corral
  • 1.00 mile(s) from McDonald's, Thatcher
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Subway
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Taco Bell
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Burger King
  • 2.00 mile(s) from El Cahro's, Mexican
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Branding Iron Steak House


  • 2.30 mile(s) from Eastern Arizona College

Nearby Cities

  • 45.00 mile(s) from San Carlos
  • 46.00 mile(s) from Wilcox
  • 77.00 mile(s) from Globe
  • 80.00 mile(s) from Benson
  • 104 mile(s) from Tombstone
  • 113 mile(s) from Sierra Vista
  • 125 mile(s) from Tucson
  • 127 mile(s) from Bisbee
  • 178 mile(s) from Lordsburg, NM
  • 187 mile(s) from Nogales


  • 8.00 mile(s) from Mt. Graham Golf Course
  • 10.00 mile(s) from fishing


  • 124.00 mile(s) from Tucson International Airport
  • 161.00 mile(s) from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport