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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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.
We stay here every time we come to the area. Really nice rooms. Really nice people. Some guests don't understand what a Handicap parking spot means. Could use more parking but don't know where they...
Fillmore, Utah on 16-Jul-2018
The hotel is located on the main road in Safford and was very easy to find. Check in was a breeze and the staff was cheerful. Our ground floor room was very clean and the beds were comfortable. The...
The staff was extremely friendly. The rooms were clean if a little on the small side. But it worked well for my husband & I. The hotel is easy to get to, right on the main road of travel, and has...
Galesburg, Illinois on 27-May-2018
When traveling to Safford for business I prefer to stay at the Best Western Desert Inn. Everytime they have provided an excellent breakfast, clean rooms, and kind staff at both check in and check...
By Andrea G
Basic rooms with decent air conditioning (for me that means keeping the room cool without deafening me) and the usual amenities. It was clean, relatively quiet, and everyone -- I mean *everyone...