BEST WESTERN Hotel Space Age Lodge,  Gila Bend

4.0/5  - based on 219 guest reviews.
401 E Pima, 85337, Gila Bend, United States - See map
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This Gila Bend, Arizona hotel features unique space-age decor and convenient access to the Painted Rock Monument and the Gatlin Sites Native American Ruins. Welcome to the BEST WESTERN Space Age Lodge, a full-service hotel offering the best in customer service and accommodations at an affordable rate. Located in the beauty and history of Southern Arizona, this Gila Bend area hotel boasts 41 well-appointed guest rooms all done in a space age theme. Each guest room features pillow top beds, cable satellite television with HBO® and free wireless high-speed Internet access. Enjoy an array of hotel amenities including the on-site Space Age Outer Limits Restaurant, a whirlpool hot tub, business services and meeting facilities accommodating up to 30 people. Pets are always welcome! The hotel's convenient Interstate 8 location provides guests with easy access to a variety of key attractions including the Painted Rock Monument, the Open Pit Copper Mines and the Oregon Pipe National Park. Spend an afternoon touring the Gila Bend Historic Museum, just one mile from the hotel, or visit the Native America ruins at the Gatlin Site, only three miles away. Guests will also enjoy taking a short day trip up to Phoenix, Arizona to explore the sites and attractions of this major southwest city. Traveling on business? The BEST WESTERN Space Age Lodge is minutes away from the Gila River Electric Plant and the Desert Sweet Shrimp Farm. Gila Bend also offers a variety of events throughout the year including Shrimpfest, Dove Hunting, Butterfield Stage Days and several rodeos. The friendly, helpful staff at the BEST WESTERN Space Age Lodge is ready to ensure a fun-filled memorable stay in Gila Bend, Arizona. Make a reservation today and save! Enjoy your stay.

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  • 3
    « Better than the one in Phoenix »

    Sad looking building. ..surprised with room was very acceptable and very clean. For the price paid for the room could have been a better quality looking hotel, specially whe using the well known name of Best Western. However the hotel fulfilled the value received.

    5
    « Extremely satisfied »

    Staff were friendly, helpful and efficient. The rooms were large and up-to-date, clean and comfortable. The outside of the motel rooms makes you want to check if the rooms are satisfactory, and they certainly are. The restaurant breakfast was off a menu and very good.

    4
    « An enjoyable 1950s throwback »

    This is a classic motel from the 1950s, with a space-age theme from that era, remindful in a way of Tomorrowland. There is nothing fancy; it is a nice clean place with a good restaurant. It was nice to be able to park in front of the room. There is a good pool, essential in this hot region. I would heartily recommend it.

    4
    « good classic motor lodge »

    The room was very clean. i would stay here again in a heartbeat. It is an old classic motor lodge where you park in front of your room. we did not hear any outside noise. They have updated the rooms and furnishings. did not get to try the Breakfast. Very Friendly staff.

    5
    « Wonderful Stay »

    We stayed here on a long road trip after visiting Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument and on our way to Yuma. The exterior of the hotel is a retro 60s homage to the space era. The rooms are large with a large screen tv, refrigerator and microwave. Bathroom is large, very clean and decorated with the theme of the place. Breakfast was a choice of several items from the menu and were very good. I would recommend this place to anyone who asks. We were somewhat concerned about noise from the busy highway but it was not a bother.

    4
    « Cute stop for space nerds »

    The room was great and the bathroom actually one of the best on our whole trip (we stayed in about 8 different hotels). Lots of counter space. Cute decor for those who are nerdy about the space shuttle program or UFOs/little green men. Both interests are catered to haha! The food and service at the restaurant is very average, so don't expect the best meal of your life, but it fuels you up.

    3
    « Breakfast »

    Space is a wasteland but there are still a couple of places to eat. Was seating quickly, place was clean, omelet was good, hash browse ok, coffee good. Waitress sort of drifted off after first cup. It was ok nothing more, nothing less.

    4
    « Very adequate hotel in the middle of nowhere »

    We have stayed several times there in our way to San Diego. Rooms are very clean and comfortable and spacious. Mini fridge and a great tv. The restaurant is pretty good. I've traveled a lot and tend to use wipes to clean remotes and light switches and things like that all the time. In our room this last time we found the tv control in a special pouch that read it was clean and disinfected and ready for the new guests. I was impressed it looked like new. I have never seen that before. I even took a picture of it! Now they have a very good Italian restaurant across the street. It's amazing since the whole town is like one street and hot like the dickens. I would stay there again definitely.

    5
    « Space Age Lodge »

    I always stay at this hotel on my trips to AZ. The Space Age title is probably more like what Disney thought Space Age was like in the 1950's. However, if you like that funky approach, you will enjoy this hotel. The rooms are nice and clean. The lobby and exterior have this dated Space Age theme which is fun. Not much going on in Gila Bend, but if you are looking for a place to stay on your journey on Highway 8, you will enjoy this BW.

    4
    « Great Hotel »

    The Space Age Lodge was a pleasant surprise in the middle of Gila Bend...Hotel staff were are very friendly & helpful. Very clean rooms. Breakfast was made to order and really good. I would stay here again.

  • 4
    « Gila Bend »

    Its an Older Hotel but well kept. Its the best stay in the area about 1 mile from I-8 Gila Bend. A decent in hotel restaurant, and located in the center of the town. For the money its the best stay in the area

    2
    « Needs Exterminator and Upgrades »

    Hotel has BUG problems. Bugs in the room. Bugs on the dining table in the restraurant. Bathroom showers need upgrades. Front door did not close properly. No one asked how our stay was upon checkout. I had to ask for a military discount to get the price of $100 a night for a roach motel room. Rooms should be below $50 a night when the bugs have been exterminated, and rooms have been upgraded. Not worth the price of $100 a night.

    4
    « Interesting »

    Very cute little hotel! Has a pool and spa! Restaurant attached but didn't get to eat there! Had a storm go Thursday in the middle of the night! Lost power around midnight! They were working as hard as they could to accommodate guest! Very nice people!

    1
    « Needed a place to stay »

    This was my first leg of a cross-country move, and I wanted to ensure that I had a place to stay in Gila Bend when I got there, having no clue how busy it would or would not be. I booked my reservation on the road with no previous research, and based my decision solely on the familiarity of the Best Western name, and the $99 a night rate. Must be nice, huh? Nope. This place is a total dump for $99. $49-$59, maybe, but not $99. A/C didn't work, and the base of the bed cut my dog. I was on the road, so no time to complain, plus the woman working the desk didn't even look up from her magazine when she asked if everything was alright. Breakfast at the adjacent restaurant was OK though.

    4
    « Step Back in Time! »

    This was a great stop on our way from Texas to California. Absolutely the most convenient place we stayed - our parking place was directly in front of our room and made loading/unloading super easy. The space/mid-century theme of the lodge was so fun - from the sparkle paint to the flying saucer room numbers to the 'futuristic' lamps to the murals in the lobby! The pool was clean and refreshing, the bed was very comfortable, there were plenty of towels and it was pet friendly! We couldn't have asked for anything better. Also nice - the great Italian place across the street (see separate review). Train noise? Very muted - did not trouble us at all. The lady at the front desk was very friendly and welcoming. Highly recommend staying here.

    4
    « Space Age Lodge »

    A nice Best Western and probably the nicest hotel around. Good breakfast at the diner next door. The rooms are a decent size for a hotel of this size and age (built in 1965/1966). The rooms are fairly modern but could use some updating.

    4
    « Nice Find »

    From the outside this hotel is not much to look at, however the rooms are very nice and have a far amount of space! The staff was very friendly and attentive! The rooms were clean, cool and much needed after a hot day in Arizona. If you find yourself come through Gila Bend and need a place to stay, I would recommend this hotel.

    4
    « Best hotel in Gila Bend but needs urgent updating »

    This hotel is the best we hdd found in the area and we had a good night sleep. The beds are the best of the rooms.Very comfortable. Customer service very good. Rooms are spacious. But the hotel needs remodeling... inside and out of the rooms. We get a room in the middle of the parking lot facing the pool were the ceilings are higher from the others rooms and this makes a huge difference and the 2 beds rooms are also larger than the other ones. First we saw a room on the corner,,and it was very dark and with lower ceiling. Breakfast was good. Air conditioner was already on before we checked in the room and this was a pleasant surprise.

    5
    « One of our favorites »

    This hotel/motel is one of the best Best Westerns we have ever found. We stayed here a few years ago and found this place again this last summer. we love this gem in the desert. Love the restaurant also. thank you for a very pleasant stay.

    3
    « Gila Bend »

    Interesting themed hotel, but ageing. Pleasant helpful staff. The hotel is conveniently placed in the center of the small town of Gila Bend. The Space Age/Extra-terrestrial theme is fun. There is a railroad track fairly close behind the hotel, but the sound proofing is adequate. If must spend the night in Gila Bend, AZ, you've picked the right hotel with the Space Age Lodge.

  • 4
    « What a gem »

    We lucked into this gem in the desert on a road trip from Florida to California. Friendly staff. Rooms a little outdated but clean and comfortable. Best part was a full free breakfast in their restaurant. Great stay.

    4
    « Surprised!! »

    While far from our destination San Diego, it was really dark on the road we were traveling on and still had to go thru the long stretch and mountains, decided to stay here and get an early start HOME. very surprised at the outside thought very weird, but when we checked in and got a room the room was very up to date and clean and ;had all the amenities. The Nite Auditor was very nice and gave us a great price loved it. Bed was comfy fell asleep right away. Had a restaurant connected to it, we got 2 breakfast coupons for a free breakfast. Will stay here again. Thank You Best Western Gila Bend

    5
    « They just don't make unique places to stay like this anymore »

    My husband and I wanted to stay past Phoenix on our drive back to California. I looked on the map and picked Gila Bend. I had no idea how small it was until I went to pick a hotel and only saw 3 options. This one had the best reviews and looked quirky and funky! On our travels, we love to stay interesting places with stories, not just lists of "customer care" mantras. To us, we miss the days where tired travelers stopped in to interesting roadside motels and were part of a story. This place has that! It's a Best Western, so the rooms are supplied with the typical interior you would expect from a chain hotel (mini fridge, cable tv, big bathroom counter, comfortable chairs and bed), but if you open the binder located in the room, you can read about the interesting history of this place. Most of all - why is it a space theme?? :P All the little touches in the building and room are taken into consideration. Just for a night stay somewhere different and appreciate the special touches someone designed for you. It's something straight out of the 1950's/1960's. The woman that checked us in was so kind and welcoming. As part of your stay, you are given a voucher for breakfast at the Space Age Diner next door. You get options for a fresh made breakfast and hot coffee poured for you! No lame line to get stale cheese danishes and buzzers for your waffle maker that you had to make. It was fresh, delicious and provided a fun environment for breakfast discussions. What a nice stop in the middle of the desert. Make sure to read the story in the binder! Also, the Italian restaurant across the street is delicious and an easy walk over and back.

    2
    « UNIQUE, THATS IT »

    Expensive, small room, smaller flat screen, ice only in office, you have to wait for front desk person to check people in. AWFUL wifi, works ok, then times out. When trying to login I found out front desk person wrote login wrong, its all small letters, nothing is capitalized. Often ended up using my iPad and iPhone on cell because I couldn't get log in to work. Lots of traffic noise late. Poor insulation between rooms. They list about 40 TV channels, but several didn't work the week I was there. The Best Western name means nothing here.

    4
    « Space night »

    This hotel is a little different when you walk into the lobby. Everything is like it is from the 60`s and 70`s space age. Check-in was easy and fast. The hotel was clean and well taken care of. The room was clean and comfortable. We though there was going to be noise from the train, but we did not hear it. The hotel has a restaurant next door that is open till 9pm. The hotel breakfast is next door. Check-out was easy. We would stay here again

    3
    « Serves the Purpose »

    I would venture to say this is the best place in Gila Bend, AZ to stay. However, I did not check the one other place. Serves the purpose and seems popular with people traveling across I8. Has a restaurant associated and pool.

    3
    « Generally good let down by flakey and slow WiFi »

    This quirky 1960s motel is very likeable with birds singing in the palm trees in front and fun decor and exterior look. The include breakfast served in the restaurant makes a change from the usual Best Western buffet style and was tasty and efficiently and well served. I find the cost a little high compared to other hotels of a similar standard but there is not a lot of choice in Gila Bend. I would have given the hotel a rating of 4 but for the fact that I actually had real need of internet which sometimes worked, sometimes not and when it was it was very slow. It is a shame as I have staked here before a number of years ago and enjoy driving up to it and the great wall art.

    4
    « Cute and Comfortable »

    Space Age Lodge brings back memories of the charming motels of the past, back before corporate branding removed a lot of the character from road side lodgings. The staff does an amazing job of maintenance and housekeeping on the property as the rooms are clean, comfortable and well appointed for the price point--I've stayed in higher starred rooms that didn't offer two chairs in the room or nearly as nice lighting. One down side is the slow wi-fi but our work around was to simply use our LTE. Breakfast service is good with a varied menu. Lunch and dinner at the restaurant is hit or miss on service. Menu selections are basic roadside diner fare and keeping in mind this is Gila Bend, you're not going to find a Michelin rated restaurant with chic on site chefs, so the food does what it is supposed to do: fill up an empty spot at a reasonable price.

    3
    « "Spaced Out" »

    The hotel was acceptable. From what we observed it was the best in town. The decor in the lobby and restaurant was unusual something we would never expect. Entertaining. The room was more than adequate. We had concerns about the trains passing behind the hotel but the lack of train whistling and turning the AC fan up killed the sound (The room amenities did include ear plugs). We got a good sleep. The breakfast was served in the attached restaurant with a limited menu but with an ample selection of "typical" hot breakfast plates.

    1
    « A Dump! »

    Small, dirty,old, with bad plumbing and a toilet so small and low, I thought I was back in Cambodia. How this place is a best western, I have no clue. Keep driving, don't stay here. The pool was 'not available', but no discount given.

  • 2
    « Very disappointing »

    Very overpriced, actually crazy expensive for what you get, older everything, breakfast was OK but minimal, stayed at a lot of Best Westerns and very surprised that this made as part of that chain. Did I say overpriced, right, already covered that :)

    3
    « OLDER »

    Clean and comfortable very nice staff. Remodeled older strip type motel backs up to the rail road. Very much overpriced. Paid $143.00 plus tax for a king room. My opinion this is not a expected major chain motel. With all this said not many options available in Gila Bend

    4
    « Gila Bend's Finest »

    Best place to stay in the small town of Gila Bend. I've stayed here several times on long motorcycle rides. I've also stayed in some of the cheaper, budget places in town, but this one is worth the money. It is a typical, pleasant Best Western experience. The breakfast is actually a coupon for the restaurant next door and is quite nice.

    1
    « Not worth the cost »

    There is not much of a choice in Gila Bend for hotels and this hotel takes advantage of that, with very expensive rates, considering it is an old and very dated motel. The wifi was virtually non-existent. The train noise would have bothered us except that the AC in the room was so loud, it blocked out the noise of the trains. On the only positive side, the breakfast was excellent - perfectly cooked eggs and good bacon. And excellent service in the restaurant. Eat in the restaurant but don't stay the night!

    5
    « Excellent Staff »

    My wife suffered a fall. It was certainly not the hotel's fault. But the staff was forthcoming, efficient, gracious. All ended quite well, thanks to the staff . . . and to some good luck, I suppose. I recommend the Space Age.

    5
    « Nice surprise »

    Found this place online when searching and decided to give it a shot. We were pleasantly surprised. Décor was really cute with all the space stuff. Room was great for a couple of really tired folks. Bed was fantastic as were the pillows. Lady at the front desk said they were Serta. Food onsite spot was adequate as we didn't want to get in the car again. Will definitely stay there if we are ever passing through.

    2
    « Best Western Gila Bend »

    Would not have stayed here if I had know about the train noise and highway noise at night. Very old syle motel with outside doors to parking area. Antiquated air and heat system with unitl located on top back wall of the building. Have to walk across parking lot to office to get ice. No coffee available in the loby.

    3
    « A little cheesy but adequate »

    The space age hotel is certainly a bit unusual, but easily the best choice in town. The free breakfast provides a solid start to your day, while the comfy bed and A/C make for a relaxing evening. Happy to see the hot tub working again, but the permanently messed up wifi is a major disappointment.

    4
    « Cool Hotel »

    Best Western Space Age Lodge is a really cool little hotel. It is definitely showing its age, however don't let this keep you away. The rooms have been updated, bedding is comfortable and it was clean. We came in late and left early so it was just an overnight stay. Breakfast was fully cooked unlike most

    5
    « A bit Kitschy but very clean and comfortable »

    Don't judge the room based on the Kitsch as seen from the outside. The rooms are very clean. Beds comfortable. A/C worked really good. Plenty of hot water. Rooms 101 - 105 do not back up to the railroad track. Don't worry about the train, it does not blow its horn as it passes. Also, the complimentary breakfast is actually a choice of FREE breakfasts from the on-site restaurant. A VERY nice touch!!

  • 4
    « Spaced Out Lodge »

    Room okay, but bed was a bit hard - clean and quiet, asked if they had a microwave and they had the house keeper bring us a microwave. The staff was very friendly and accommodating too. Easy on and off I 10 - not many options in town for food - we ate at the hotel restaurant (you receive a chit for free breakfast at the in house restaurant too)

    2
    « cockroaches »

    Cockroaches and they said they have had a problem with them for a while. I was very disappointed that they would not compensate us some way, instead we paid for unwanted visitors in our room. A regular bug spraying would be highly recommended.

    5
    « A nice surprise »

    Unusual themed hotel but not over the top. Staff were amazing, nothing was too much trouble. But for me, the breakfast experience was worth a rating of six stars on it's own. A full cooked breakfast, cooked to order, and served on proper porcelain plates with real metal cutlery and proper mugs in a proper dining room. Top marks.

    5
    « Great Service »

    My wife and I stopped here on a two week trip from Florida to California. The check in staff was extremely courteous and helpful. Our room was immaculate! It was very large, clean with excellent furnishings and decorations. The bed was one of the most comfortable we have stayed in. We had a great nights sleep and a great stay. The next morning we receive a free full breakfast of our choice at the attached Space Age Restaurant. Over all we loved this hotel and will definitely stay here again when in the area.

    4
    « Convenient and Comfortable »

    When taking the Phoenix Bypass this is our motel of choice. The attached restaurant provides good comfort food for dinner. The full breakfast is well-prepared, although if one goes into the restaurant at a busy time, the wait can be long. There is a train track close by, but the motel provides ear plugs if this is a problem for you...we've never had a problem with train noise.

    3
    « One night is OK »

    Hotel is outdated, esp. bath room is from a different century. Staff is very friendly. Rooms are clean and are standard ... we had two Queens and lots of space. WIFI took a while till it worked... we had to phone with the system admin :-((((

    4
    « Quirky but clean »

    Room was very clean. Linens and towels unstained and I good repair. Bed and pillows comfortable. Didn't notice any train noise but we live close to tracks. Morning traffic noise was noticeable. Check-in and check-out were quick. Internet worked well. If I should ever find myself in Gila Bend again(doubtful) I would go back.

    4
    « Quirky Hotel »

    Hotel has a quirky theme with its focus on space. Nice rooms near railroad tracks, so lots of noise. Rooms were clean and odor free. Staff was polite and helpful. Great murals in the office and the restaurant. Restaurant food was good; service was slow. All things considered, this is by far the best hotel in Gila Bend.

    4
    « Interesting theme »

    This property has quite a history, which mirrors that of the restaurant next door. It is located with a highway on one side and a train track on the other - which could be problematic. However, earplugs were supplied in the room (!) and by running the fan all night we weren't bothered by the noise excessively.

    2
    « Shabby space age hotel »

    Very shabby hotel in Gila Bend which has nothing much going for it. Very poor value for money with unclean bedding and a hopeless internet connection. Hotel is sandwiched between very busy and noisy highway and railway line!!

  • 3
    « If you find your self in Gila Bend »

    This still is the best place to stay if you have to stay overnight. It is old and iconic, but still clean and they keep it updated. There is a newer choice now, but I would still recommend The Best Western. The staff is helpful and friendly.

    3
    « Okay stay »

    In general this hotel is below the normal Best Western standards in terms of services and décor. The one major issue was with the wireless internet service. It was painfully slow and repeatedly failed during use, rendering the service absolutely useless. Quite frustrating. The front desk promised they were working on an upgrade to the wireless system. There's also an issue with noise from trains. Fortunately, the a/c unit in room offers a continuous fan option which worked well to block out the train noise during the evening.

    5
    « Space Age Best Western, Gila Bend, AZ »

    We couldn't find a place in Phoenix to stay because of the play offs so we drove to Gila Bend and stayed at the Space Age Lodge. It was WONDERFUL. The rooms were clean and it was nice and quite. We fell into that space age bed and slept like babies. Loved the décor and glittery walls. I would stay again. The staff was soo nice!!!

    4
    « Best hotel in isolated area. »

    Hotel rates are somewhat high for Gila Bend, but this is likely best hotel in this area. Good place to stay for visiting Organ Pipe Cactus Natl Monument. Rooms were good, breakfast excellent. However, no markets in Gila Bend and had to go to front desk to ask for ice.

    3
    « Traveling »

    The hotel is doing some mayor face lifting and working hard to make this a place to stop before heading south of the border. The front desk staff went the extra mile to assist and ensure the lobby remodel did not cause too much of a problem during check in and check out. They are trying to put a good foot forward.

    4
    « No detail overlooked »

    When they went with the space theme, they went all the way! There is glitter in the stucco so it glitters! If you are in the area and need a room, don't hesitate to stop. It includes breakfast at the adjoined restaurant and it's a standard diner style breakfast. It was decent, service was good.

    5
    « Updated with NASA flair »

    The staff was very helpful and professional staff. The rooms were renovated with a space age flair. There were NASA pictures of space flight in the lobby and a very nice mural of space in the ceiling.. Good linens, furnishings and amenities. Nice pool. Restaurant very good and priced good there was the best Spaceship Mural in the Restaurant, and they had the best space design dishware too. Food was very good (breakfast was included). Our dinners were good too -

    3
    « Horrible wifi and breakfast ruined this visit »

    The room was quite spacious and clean, and the blue space theme was lovely. However the Internet here was just plain terrible. None of us could get a consistent connection, so we all used 4G for the duration of our stay. I wasn't the only one with issues, another woman was in the lobby asking about it when we checked in. The desk clerk "reset the wifi" both times but it didn't make any difference. I think when a hotel advertises free wifi, it should work! The free breakfast at the Space Age Restaurant left a lot to be desired. The heater fan on the roof made so much noise that I had to ask the manager to turn off the heat. The toast was soft and damp, my hash browns were burnt, and the coffee tasted like it was left over from the night before. Very disappointed with this restaurant, and they can't blame it on being busy, there was only one other person eating at 6 am.

    4
    « Stopover »

    Unique decor and clean with a comfortable bed. Had trouble with the Wi-Fi, but all in all, a nice stopover. A bit pricey for the area, but breakfast was good and service was friendly. The NASA memorabilia is interesting.

    3
    « Good and Bad »

    Not much to choose from in Gila Bend so we chose the Best Western. Nice facility. Room rate was pretty high. Morning breakfast was very good;however, we ate at the restaurant in the evening and were very disappointed. Food was OK, but the service was terrible. Took forever to get a waitress, then took forever to get our food. My wife never got her beverage and the waitress never came around to ask if we needed anything.

  • 5
    « The Best Hotel in Gila Bend »

    Great Place for an overnight. Comfortable room and tasty breakfast. Noise from trains in the back but did not bother my sleep (really tired). They do provide earplugs if noise bothers you. Internet failed a few times but the rainy weather seemed to be causing the problem. Staff rebooted but worked for only a short time.

    5
    « Quirky but great »

    The hotel and room were very clean and comfortable. I have stayed in other hotels in Gila Bend and dreaded coming through but after finding The Space Age Lodge on Trip Advisor we counted ourselves very lucky!

    4
    « Hotel stay »

    Nice decore for an older hotel. Kids will love it. Clean rooms and very comfortable bed. Train tracks just behind the hotel, but ear plugs provided if you need them. I was tired so never woke up without the earplugs. Breakfast at the restaurant was very good. Great decore for Space Age time period.

    4
    « Retro and Unique »

    I loved this place! Was just looking for a place to stay one night then continue the road trip. Tired and ready to stay anywhere, I spotted this single level, seemingly plain/generic motel. Well...you can't judge a book by its cover! When I took better notice, what initially looked plain was really not so; it was unique! The entire motel, outside, inside, and the adjoining restaurant were "Space-Age" themed ala 1950's Buck Rogers. The clerk was very nice, providing me with a very clean, well appointed, double bed room which was huge! There was an 8 foot long vanity counter with sink, the fridge was concealed behind a nice cabinet, and the heater/air conditioner was overhead with a digitally controlled thermostat; so unlike typical motel accomodations. I had my complimentary breakfeast at the adjoining Space Age restaurant. The service and the food were excellent; bacon, eggs, hashbrowns cooked perfectly! Their restaurant's heater even simulated a space ship lifting off! I would recommend this motel to a friend.

    5
    « Great Place »

    The Breakfast was the best I have had from a hotel and it was a very nice and clean hotel. I .probably wouldn't have choose this hotel by looking at it but it had great reviews and I understand why it was clean and the staff was great

    5
    « Stay here when you are traveling thru Gila Bend, Arizona »

    We were visiting Organ Pipes National Monument and the Space Age Lodge added to our adventure. It appeared to be newly renovated in an amazing 60's style. The hotel and restaurant staff is friendly and helpful. It was a memorable hotel experience ...very clean and comfortable. Breakfast is included and is ordered off a menu ( rather than a buffet) and was delicious. We spent two nights here and enjoyed this unique area in Arizona.

    4
    « Quirky and fun motel in the desert. »

    Gila Bend Gila Bend is on hwy 85 on the way to Lukeville/Sonoyta to cross the border. We spent one night at this quirky motel on our way to Mexico. A great border crossing by the way. The theme is space related and rather a kick to see. A renovation is in progress, but our room was clean, comfortable and fine for a one night stay. Comfortable beds and linens.Breakfast is included and is served next door in their restaurant. A full menu is offered with large portions and delicious. The staff was pleasant and made us feel welcome. We were told that the only resturant that served wine and beer was the Italian one across the street. Check my review on it. We will definitely stay here again on our travels to and from Mexico.

    5
    « Loved The Space Age Hotel »

    We were so happy with our stay at the Best Western Space Age. Great Rooms-updated. Very comfortable bed, Great Breakfast and Fantastic Customer Service! They accommodated our group very well. We also loved the Italian Restaurant across the street for dinner.

    4
    « Real Nice Place in The Desert »

    After driving from Disneyland all day through 116 degree temps, this was truly a welcome oasis. Great front desk customer service, price was reasonable, very clean, trains didn't bother us but I understand how some folks could be. Only disappointment was the pool was closed for refurbishing. However, when I called two days prior, the desk person did tell me that.

    4
    « Great »

    The only reason I didn't give it a 5 is because of the front desk clerk. When we asked her the price she quoted is $130. We then tools her we could book it on TripAdvisor for $90, I even showed her on my app. Instead of booking us for that price I had to book through the app. She then thought it was funny that TripAdvisor only gave the hotel $76 dollars and made me pay the extra $14. I find it stupid that she could have made the hotel the entire $90 if she wasn't concerned with watching the TV

  • 3
    « Clean but noisy »

    This hotel is clean, nicely furnished and the rooms are a good size. The staff were very friendly. We had dinner in the adjacent restaurant and that's also where the complimentary breakfast is served. The only issue is the noise from the air conditioner. Granted, temperatures were in the high 90's, but the cycling of the air conditioner through the night was very loud. And, to make matters worse, our room was beside the office and they must have had an industrial-strength cooling system in there because we could hear it cycling through the night as well. It vibrated the wall and you could feel it when sitting on the toilet. Not something you expect to feel first thing in the morning. If we ever make it back to Gila Bend we'd probably stay here again but we'd check the room first to make sure the noise level is tolerable.

    4
    « Nice Hotel »

    I think this is a great spot to stop for the night. Some may find the space theme a little cheesy, but I think it is fairly well done. Wish we had more time to use the Hot Tub and swimming pool. The staff was very helpful and the restaurant was fairly good. I will definitely be staying here again.

    4
    « Eye Catcher »

    1960s style motel. A little outdated but clean as a whistle with outstanding staff and adjoining restaurant. Stopped on a spur of the moment after a long days drive and was wonderfully surprised to find this Best Western motel. Very low price and free breakfast. Not cereal, fruit, juice, toast and coffee. This is a MEAL in a restaurant right next door. You can't go wrong stopping here for a good nights sleep. Just off of I-10 at the north end of town.

    5
    « Great place to stay! »

    The staff is very professional & friendly. Rooms are newly redone & very clean. They give you a voucher for breakfast at the restaurant next door where everyone is great, too. Cute alien décor. I would choose to stay here again.

    4
    « The Space Age is a lot of fun »

    We drive through Gila Bend now and then. We always stay at the Space Age. It's about $100 a night -- which is not cheap for Gila Bend. But the rooms are spacious and clean. The motel is decorated in a space motif which is kind of corny but endearing at the same time. We stayed at a Day's Inn in San Antonio and had a terrible experience, but Best Western seems to have found the secret: clean rooms at a decent price. Seems like you can always count on a Best Western. The Space Age offers a full breakfast in the attached restaurant (not the typical continental breakfast). It has a swimming pool but when the temperatures are 110 degrees it's like jumping in a bathtub). The front desk folks are very nice. There's plenty of parking right in front of the rooms. The AC keeps things cool. If you have reason to go through Gila Bend the Space Age is a good place to stay. They take pets with additional $20 charge. Also, right across the highway is an Italian restaurant that's pretty good.

    4
    « Fun and clean »

    If you find yourself needing a place to stay in the middle of the desert, don't fret, the Space Age Best Western is cool! It was built in the 60's but has been renovated and well maintained while keeping its charm. The room was clean, AC cold, linens plush, and staff very friendly and helpful. Pool was clean. Pet friendly! And breakfast provided by restaurant next store. Would not hesitate to stay here again.

    5
    « Had to stay here! »

    On our way to California we decided to stay at the Space Age Lodge. It's a really cool place, the pool was very clean and looked refreshing (didn't try out), room was very clean and loved the furnishings and there were lots pillows on the bed, which was very comfortable. The only thing we noticed was there were a lot of flies in the room when we got there...probably because no screen on bathroom window. We will be back next year!

    4
    « far out time in the dester »

    what a great little hotel in the middle of the beautiful sonoran destert.. the staff are very courteous, the rooms, although dated, are clean and efficient.n the free breakfast served will satisfy the heartiest of appetites, and served by a cast of smiling waitresses... great stay and by coincidence the history channel was showing a documentary on space travel and aliens... hmmmmm... thanks the smiths

 

Getting to the hotel ...

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·From: The north. Off Interstate 10 take Exit #112, proceed on Highway 85 for 34 miles. We are on the left in the center of town. look for the space ship and Best Western sign. ·From: The south. We are 75 miles north of Organ Pipe National Monument, 45 miles north of Ajo. Turn left into town and the BEST WESTERN Space Age Lodge is on the left in the center of town. Look for space ship and Best Western sign. ·From: The east. We are 127 miles from Tucson, 55 miles from Casa Grande. Off Interstate 8 take Exit 119 (Butterfield Trail). Turn right onto Highway 85 into town. On the left in the center of town look for space ship and Best Western sign. ·From: The west. We are 116 miles from Yuma. Off...

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