Hubby & I wanted to visit Boyce Thompson Arboretum in Superior, AZ, and decided this was a good bet. It was. Only 15 miles west of it. The other Best Western in Apache Junction takes about twice as far to drive to it. This place has Southwestern architecture and decor, is clean and kept up nicely, including nice foliage and flowers. Free breakfast included hard boiled eggs, oatmeal, all the usual stuff like cereals, breads and juices, and one waffle-making machine (premixed batter provided). We finally learned the red "on" light meant "ready to go," not "cooking," but still, I imagine that if the good-sized breakfast room were really crowded, you'd have to wait awhile to make a waffle with only ONE machine. The most attractive view is over the clean-looking pool, outdoor whirlpool and courtyard area, where we could see a bit of the Superstition Mountains from our 2nd floor tiny balcony. However, even in September we still felt like we were in a closed-in hot box with half of one side open...not much air, day or night. (And we're used to AZ heat, living in Tucson!) I'd recommend a 1st floor patio room instead. The parking lot has a row of shaded carports. Rooms come with cable TV, small refrigerator, coffee maker & supplies, and internet access.
Not a lot of stores or restaurants in the immediate area: The Inn has the "Rodeo Lounge" with "happy hour" from 3 to 6 pm, also serving pizza, appetizers, and "blue plate specials." Thursday through Saturday the lounge has free entertainment. We ate in the decent, very reasonably-priced, casual Red Sage Restaurant, - the walking distance of 2 parking lots away, serving breakfast through dinner, with food "to go." (Their menu was in our room.) Across the little side street is a Chinese restaurant, and a Walgreen's, where we picked up inexpensive snack foods. There's also a coffee cafe, and more stores going into that new small commercial strip. This Inn is very close to the Renaissance Festival site. It we were going to that Festival, and staying overnight, we'd definitely stay at this place again.
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