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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.

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!

Guest Rooms

Popular rooms offered at this hotel.

Hotel Amenities

Because We CareSM

Cleaning Standards

Industry-Leading Cleaning Standards

Modified Breakfast

Breakfast Service & Selections 

Low Rate Guarantee

Low Rate Guarantee

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.
Child Policy
Children 12 And Under Are Free In Room With One Paying Adult In Existing Bedding.


Hotel location and the surrounding area

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