Reviewed 25 September, 2021
Space Lodge in Gila Bend is nice and awesome. We loved the room, the pool and spa. Breakfast was awesome the whole experience was enjoyable. The service was great the front desk agents, maid and manager were amazing too.
Promotes the COVID at the hotel restaurant Bad people
Reviewed 6 January, 2021
We checked in at 5 pm and Lorraine did an outstanding job. Being Best Western Select, we received our free water. For guests at the hotel, the Hotel Dining Room offered a cold or hot takeout breakfast. We chose the hot breakfast. Lorraine explained the dining room opened at 7am.
I got up at 6:45 am and called the dining room at 7:05 am. I explained I had a guest coupon but that I was afraid of the COVID. In very mean way, manager Magna at the restaurant stated I had to sit down in the restaurant and wait for them to serve me. I explained the COVID concern and Magna hung up. I called her back to see what we could do and she said she was late and it was my problem.
I went to Burger King and bought my breakfast. I call Carmen, the hotel General Manager, and told her the story. She was half interested and pointed out that I selected Burger King, so it was my financial fault. No reimbursement for the Burger King expense.
On the military rate, this hotel charges $107.99 plus tax in a small town in the middle of nowhere. We could have stayed much cheaper in Tucson.
Best Western should dump this property and hopefully the current management will go out of business. I feel sorry for Lorraine who does an excellent job, but Carmen and Magna are worthless.
Vintage Motor Court Motel
Reviewed 9 December, 2020
The inn was styled in the old-style motor court of long ago times where you drive up to your room. There are still inns like this today, but this one is fairly old, having been built in 1964 and having a quaint, old-style appearance with the both interior and exterior. According to the Best Western website, this inn is one of the first inns to have the Best Western name. As the name implies, the inn has a space theme, from the aliens outside and in the lobby and restaurant, to the murals in the lobby.
The room was very small, but comfortable. The TV was equipped with DirectTV and had HBO. It appeared as if the room needed to be updated. The bathtub was stained and the lamps themselves looked as if they had been there since the motel opened.
This motel had a strong budget look and feel to it, but not a budget price. I think they should charge at least $30 a night less than they do.
As for breakfast, they offer only a take-out bag. If you want a filling breakfast, you’ll need to sit down in their restaurant and order it.
Only option in Gila Bend - and it was fine.
Reviewed 3 November, 2020
Nice check-in manager, room is fine, bedding is nice and it was clean and in good condition. Air conditioner is very noisy and on/off constantly and makes for a rough night's sleep. Highway, parking lot or other guests not a noise issue at all. But, suggest management provide ear-plugs if all the a/c units are that loud (I have but could not find in the middle of the night.) That said, it's the only real option IMO to stay for miles around on that route cross country to get to I-8. The restaurant sorry to say is really awful, for breakfast anyway. I had figured to stay in Gila Bent but didn't realize how bleak the other choices were when looked on internet until I drove by. (Next time more research!) Was a bit pricey for a room in the middle of nowhere, but . . . was glad to score a room. It was full. Lots of construction workers.
Dining at the Iconic Gila Bend Hotel
Reviewed 26 October, 2020
My dad and I would always stop when we were passing through Gila Bend to eat in the 70s. Back then, the signage was a little different. I seem to remember there being a spaceship with little aliens on it when we would go. On my latest visit, I'm stoked to see that they have kept this little piece of hotel Americana history maintained. It's beautiful and worth the visit.