Best Western Gold Canyon Inn & Suites,  Gold Canyon

4.0/5  - based on 169 guest reviews.
8333 E Sunrise Sky Drive, 85118-2992, Gold Canyon, United States - See map
+1 480 671 6000 +1 480 671 0013



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Many guests stay at our Gold Canyon hotel to explore Superstition Mountain or to partake in the Lost Dutchman Marathon. Whether you're here to tap into your inner warrior at the Renaissance Festival or to check out the Dolly Steamboats, our Gold Canyon hotel caters to you. We have a friendly staff, a great location, and the best amenities in town. Spacious, well-appointed rooms make it simple to relax after a day of adventure. Luxury bedding and beautiful decor make you feel right at home. With a Western theme and corporate mining near the property, guests at our Gold Canyon hotel can really get into the Wild West spirit. We offer quiet surroundings, perfect for a rejuvenating getaway, and there are also golf courses nearby for spending an afternoon on the links. Leisure is a top priority here, but the locals also know how to have a good time, especially at the annual Country Thunder USA. The Lost Dutchman Days is a popular event, but at our Gold Canyon hotel it's easy to relax after a day of excitement, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. There's easy access to the highway, which makes it simple to zip around to the top destinations. If you're staying with us for business, you'll especially enjoy our convenient meeting facilities. A few of our regular guests are in town for work with mining companies and Canyon Lake Marina and Campground. Whether you're here for a special event, on a vacation, or traveling for work, our Gold Canyon hotel staff is committed to making your stay peaceful and enjoyable. Our rooms are spacious and perfect for extended stays or long weekends. You deserve to be treated to only the best in service and quality while traveling, and that's what our Gold Canyon hotel delivers. Rest assured that you'll have a great experience staying with us and will be only a short drive from the most popular attractions. Reserve a quiet stay at Best Western Gold Canyon Inn & Suites today for a great value. Enjoy your stay.

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Best Western Gold Canyon Inn & Suites,Gold Canyon
  • 1
    « Skip this dump »

    We stayed here 2 years ago and the stay was marginal. This time the stay was horrible. Staff were unfriendly. Our room was very noisy. When I asked to move at 9:30pm due to mouse, I was told maybe later. Finally we moved to a room with a broken safety latch on the door. When I reported the broken latch, it was removed entirely, leaving us feeling not so safe at night. The first floor room was noisy again. Staff refused to move us to a second floor room. We will never stay here again!!! Skip this dump and look at other Best Western locations for a friendlier, safer, and quite atmosphere.

    « Great hotel to stay in »

    This hotel is very clean and has a great staff. Also great breakfast. The scenic view from the hotel of the Superstition Mts is great. Also great eating places near by. Gold Canyon Golf Resort. There are lots of things to do in the area. Also hiking and just looking at the pretty scenery of the mountains.

    « My Stay at Best Western »

    The staff, room and all surrounding areas of hotel was very clean and appealing. The staff was always very helpful, each and every time I approached them for information about surrounding area or hotel accommodations. The price was very fair and competitive for surrounding area.

    « I'm Diamond Member and was still treated extremely poorly »

    Very poor customer service. Management is quite uncooperative and unresponsive. Ignored issues and would not return calls to try to make things right. As Diamond member with Best Western, and Platinum with Marriott and Sheraton, I stay in hotels very frequently. I DO NOT recommend this hotel for any reason! And God forbid - do not ask to check out at 1:00 - they will charge you for an entire extra night!

    « My Wishes »

    In my fantasy world, I would love to live in a place where I could open my front door and have a pool and hot tub just like this! I always choose the first floor, pool side so I can walk out of my room for a swim and a soak.

    « Gorgeous pool »

    Really lovely hotel, rooms very clean and quiet, great spacious modern bathroom. The pool was really lovely, had it to ourselves. Can walk to Walgreens to grab an ice cream. Also the bar on the property does nice little pizzas which the kids enjoyed by the pool. Nice friendly staff in particular the breakfast lady. Only problem the bed was so hard it did our backs in, they need a nice topper, couldn't come back because sleep quality not great although I spose some people like a firm bed. Great stay though overall, especially for the pool to relax which was what we came for after a hectic stay in LA.

    « Wonderful hotel »

    Very pretty hotel. Great breakfast! Very clean room. Friendly and helpful staff. Great location in Gold Canyon. Stayed 6 nights, visiting family nearby. Quiet surroundings. Located close to freeway. Very happy with choice.

    « Goodnight? Not in Gold Canyon »

    On July 8th around 8pm I called 480-671-6000 for reservation concerns. I spoke with a young lady. I explained that I am currently attending school to obtain my Master's degree and it was imperative for me to have access to wi fi. I was told there would not be any problem at all with early check in and what time would I like to be there. We agreed on the time and I confirmed again that if this was any sort of problem I would stay home and complete my work prior to coming to the hotel. She told me no, it was not a problem at all. I then explained we had a small service dog and that I had put this in on my reservation, but wanted to make sure they were aware. Again, I was told no problem. She further told me she would place a note on the account so that others would be aware. When I arrived at the agreed upon time, I was told it would cost an additional $45.00 cost for early check in. I was taken back at this additional fee. I explained I had had a very detailed conversation with the staff and this was never brought up to me. She told me she had not choice and did not know who told me that. I paid the money, but do not feel it was appropriate due to the fact I had told the staff I would stay home to complete my work if it was needed. Furthermore, I explained I was writing a formal complaint about this issue and I wanted to know who to contact. The employee was not very helpful with this information and told me to take one of the cards. However, the card did not have a contact name. Additionally, I was told that my service dog had to be contained in our room due to allergy concerns. I would like to like to include Arizona state law: A. Any person or entity that operates a public place shall not discriminate against individuals with disabilities who use service animals if the work or tasks performed by the service animal are directly related to the individual's disability. Work or tasks include assisting individuals who are blind or have low vision with navigation and other tasks, alerting individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing to the presence of people or sounds, providing nonviolent protection or rescue work, pulling a wheelchair, assisting an individual during a seizure, alerting individuals to the presence of allergens, retrieving items such as medicine or the telephone, providing physical support and assistance with balance and stability to individuals with mobility disabilities and helping individuals with psychiatric and neurological disabilities by preventing or interrupting impulsive or destructive behaviors. The crime deterrent effects of an animal's presence and the provision of emotional support, well-being, comfort or companionship do not constitute work or tasks.

    « Out of the heat in to the cool »

    A very nice cool place to stay that was close to town but far enough to be way for the city sounds. We were traveling thought to CA. and need to have a place to stay for the night. Do to the fact that we stay In Best Western when traveling, it was our first choice. The Breakfast was a good way to start the day, many choices to choose from , Hot food , cold cereal , Waffle , good coffee. The Breakfast room was nice and clean and the food was nicely displayed. Our Host was there if we needed anything. I would stay here next time we come through.

    « Best Western Does it Again »

    Great motel. Really clean, nice, wonderful staff, super breakfast. They step it up at this motel. Great value. One can tell that they really care at this motel. I love Best Western and this is a perfect example of why.

  • 5
    « Excellent Hotel and VERY Friendly Staff »

    This hotel was well run with nice clean big rooms (we stayed in the double queen room). The property is well maintained with pretty landscaping. The staff are so friendly and helpful! It is very accessible from Highway 60. The parking lot at night is well light. We felt very safe and comfortable during our stay.

    « What a Gem!!! »

    We just stayed at this gem in the Phoenix area. We paid a few dollars extra and got a first floor poolside room. What a pleasure. The room is clean and very nice. We had a door leading to the patio, that faces the pool area. The breakfast was also great. No complaints from us. We wish we could stay here longer.

    « Short but nice stay »

    Staff was friendly and very helpful. Pool and hot tub were clean and refreshing. The Rodeo lounge located inside the hotel is nice with friendly staff and a somewhat limited menu. Only downside to this hotel is the lack of nearby restaurants. That being said, this hotel offers a full breakfast which includes waffles, sausage, eggs, potatoes, fresh fruit, breads and cereal. I would stay here again and would definitely recommend to family and friends.

    « Nice Hotel, close to the Superstition Mountains »

    We stayed in Gold Canyon on a recent trip to Phoenix for our niece's graduation from ASU. We wanted a quiet location within easy driving distance of family. We had stayed in Gold Canyon on previous trips, and found this hotel to be a reasonably priced alternative to high priced resorts. The hotel was clean, well-maintained, and quiet. We enjoyed a king, poolside room with a nice little outdoor patio. The bed was comfortable, the room was nicely appointed. The breakfast was surprisingly good with something for everyone. We enjoyed our stay, and would definitely stay at this property again.

    « Great Location, reasonable, IN the Superstition mountains »

    A great place to stay if you are hiking the surrounding mountains and wish a reasonable alternative to the high priced gold canyon resorts. Perfect choice for me as I stayed there to be near friends. Nice room, good staff, clean, reasonable price. A the BASE of the superstitions, no traffic. Gold Canyon is a RV town and resort town. A far cry from Apache Junction (The meth capital of Arizona). A welcome alternative to staying in Mesa, which requires a drive on a busy highway to get to the Supersitions.

    « Very Nice Hotel »

    This hotel was Clean and the staff was pretty friendly. The pools and spa was nice with plenty of tables and chairs and lounge chairs. Pretty quiet surroundings. The room was a really nice size, with a desk, microwave, refrigerator, full length mirror, small coffee pot and soap, lotion, shower gel and shampoo dispensers are a nice touch. Nice patio with a view of the pool.

    « Nice place to stay! »

    We travel to Gold Canyon often and always stay at the Best Western in Gold Canyon. It's an extremely clean and comfortable place to stay and the staff is very nice and accommodating. It also have a great view from your private patio. Breakfast is better than your basic hotel breakfast.

    « Pricey but nice »

    Used Best Western Points. Most locations charge 10M to 15M points per stay. 25-32M at this location. Very well decorated and comfortable room. Located across the parking lot from our meeting so booked for convenience more than value.

    « Megan's Point of View »

    This is one of my favorite hotels. This was the 6th or 7th time I have stayed here. Will be back same time next year for the last 2 days of the Faire. My room this year was great, overlooking the pool vs. I60. Pool & Spa were very nice & clean. Pool heated in the cool evening was great. Breakfast buffet had a number of great morning item to select from.

    « Great place with surprising entertainment in the bar! »

    we stayed in the Suite they offered, and the cleanliness and comfort were right on top of them all! The room was spotless, and the service was very pleasant. We went down to the in hotel bar was hosting Karaoke and let me tell you that was something really wonderful, the singers were very good, most seniors, and most were REALLY good! It made for a fun evening for us! We ate there, and it was fairly inexpensive and hit the spot.

  • 5
    « nice and quiet »

    3rd time to this location, never disappointed. Nice and clean, nice staff. son used the pool, it was heated and not crowded. Breakfast included. Will continue to frequent. No complaints. Good size room.

    « Pearl in the Desert »

    Great staff and extremely clean! You could pay more going somewhere else, but it met all our needs! The Rodeo restaurant is not fancy, but the food is good and the beer is cold! Didn't use the pool, but the kids that were in it looked like they were have a fun time!

    « Gold Canyon Great »

    This is a great property with nice upgrades. Pool and spa area were beautiful, and the breakfast area provided outdoor seating. We would definitely stay at this hotel again when we are in the area. The laundry facility was very nice as well. Very clean and comfortable stay.

    « nice place »

    clean, no odors- great front desk staff a real nice place. We will stay there again. We found no issues to complain about and the staff are very helpful If we return to the area we will stay here again. Our visit was three days so we had a good feel of the place

    « Best Western Gold Canyon »

    Enjoyed our stay at this hotel. would stay there again We found everyone to be very helpful and pleasant. The room was very comfortable and clean. Thanks to the managers for making our stay very pleasant.

    « Inappropriate and rude management, unfamiliar with disabled persons rights »

    To add to Heather's review, and Sylvia's response - This is not about reversing a fee. This is about being a disabled person partnered with a service dog, visiting a guest in your hotel for approximately 20 minutes. This is about being told lies about the service dogs' behavior. This is about locking a non-disabled guest out of her room because of that short visit by her mother with a service dog. This is about berating both your hotel guest and the disabled person in the lobby of your hotel. This is about your apparent acceptance of management under the Best Western name yelling at customers (due to the presence of a service animal) in front of others. This is about clear violation of the ADA and discrimination - a lack of knowledge of the ADA and what to ask a disabled person with a clearly labeled service animal, as the law only permits the hotel to ask two questions of the disabled person. Be assured that with Best Western's continued insistence that this disabled person announce her presence even though she wasn't a hotel guest, and continued lack of edification of the ADA as well as common decency in how to treat customers, a formal ADA complaint will be filed.

    « Wonderful hotel »

    Next beautiful mountains ... Me and my husband enjoy so much pool...nice hotel, charming, clean and safe ...? my first time in Gold Canyon. It was to go to fair event, loved the hosting make my recommendation!

    « I stayed at this hotel as it is the only hotel in the area, my experience was fine until.... »

    My mother walked in the hotel with a certified service dog, through the front doors, came to my room stayed for 20 minutes and then we left briefly talking to the housekeeper in the hallway. Get back to the hotel at 11pm and my key doesn't work go to the front desk not thinking anything of it but ended up being locked out bc they were notified there was a dog in my room who ran into another room and tried to attack someone. (funny thing is they called us earlier in the day for a billing address they could have easily asked about said dog on that phone call instead of this whole ordeal) My mom who was not staying in the hotel came back when I told her the situation and the fee that was now being imposed on us. She came back found out the manager wasn't there and asked for the manager to come back. In comes Pat immediately defensive and nasty talking about how "first of all" we need to announce that there's a service dog. Explained to her to review her security footage and see when my mom walked though the front doors to see her looking for front desk staff not seeing any she continued to walk to my room. Told Pat about the ADA and how she can't demand that of us. She yelled at us, like literally yelled at us about how we HAVE to say something when we enter into an establishment. (if she knew the ADA she would know this is just a courtesy it is not a must and it is discriminatory to make such demands) I then asked Pat to look at the demeanor of the dog and she yelled at us again "are you saying my house keeper is a liar". Told her to look at the dog and make her own judgment and to review her footage and see if what she was told really happen. Over all, she yelled at us, for about 20 minutes, literally yelled at us. Until she reversed the charge. Thing is, for me, it's not only about the fee, how this woman gets away treating people so horribly is beyond me. Corporate needs to do something!! We will obviously be reaching out not only about her treatment to us (especially considering I was the hotel guest and not my mom), but about her discrimination towards us for being disabled and also for lack of knowledge of the ADA. I wish I could say I wouldn't stay here again, being as its the only hotel in the area many of us don't have a choice. If anyone from best western feels like contacting me in return please feel free, I have been waiting for days to hear from someone in corporate.

    « Nice Place »

    We were going to the Ren Fest just down the road. This motel is ideally located to get an early start at the Festival. There was more than sufficient parking, which is a must. The facility was very clean and the room was in excellent shape. The are many other amenities nearby. The bar was crowded, but nice for a motel bar. Seems that a lot of locals go to the bar. Overall, I would certainly recommend this Best Western

    « Quite place »

    St aff was very helpful breakfast was great staff recommendation on restaurants and places to visit was very helpful for my family THxs for booking my next destination next time in the area Will stay here again service was great

  • 4
    « Enjoyed the stay »

    Very nice stay overall. The rooms were nice size and clean. The pool and Jacuzzi were very nice and clean. The Rodeo bar at the hotel had live music and friendly help. The complimentary breakfast had a full menu, the presentation was good and replenished the whole time.

    « Great Place for Renfaire »

    Great Palce for the Renfaire - would be even better if had shuttle service to the fair - Very Clean - pillows could be better but other than that highly recommend - Rodeo Lounge was good place to relax

    « Gold Canyon Best Western is wonderful! »

    Due to a vehicle breakdown on Hwy 60 east of Apace Junction, I unexpectedly came to stay at this hotel. We prefer Best Western hotels and this one exceeded my expectations. The staff were kind and helpful, given my situation. The hotel is very clean, nicely decorated and has beautiful views. The lounge was very relaxing. Interesting mix of golfers, families, and mining professionals staying here. Highly recommend.

    « Great »

    Have stayed at the hotel foe years. Staff is always friendly and helpful. Close to venue we visit. Lots of places to eat and drink. Clean rooms. Quiet location. Will return year after year. Staff is very respectfully to costumed Ren Faire revelers!

    « Great Hotel »

    This was a great stay!! Staff was very friendly and helpful, rooms were large and clean, air conditioning worked well, the pool was clean, breakfast good with fresh fruit, plenty of towels, restaurant/lounge good. awesome !!

    « good location »

    We picked this hotel because we were visiting the Boyce Thompson Arboretum and it was close and available. Very pleased with our choice. Nice balcony outside room with a view of Arizona landscaping. Comfortable, clean, safe area. Good breakfast array, very accommodating and friendly staff.

    « Rude, condesending managment with no consern for customer. »

    They make me cut my breakfast short so they could cleanup the room - shut off the TV right in the middle of me watching it without a word and when I questioned about it I was told they were 'anxious for me to go'! Soooo, I did, and will never come back. You shouldn't go there either! They don't care about the customer at all and express that sentiment very clearly. I've never spent >$300 for two rooms and in just one night become come so irritated I couldn't wait to leave nor to leave a scathing review... never again to this place!

    « Nice place »

    Good location, easy access to Apache Junction, Globe, the mountains. Room was fine, breakfast was typical motel fare, lounge is attached and staff very attentive. I made a mistake on my reservation but the front desk quickly found the error and corrected it so our trip was not interupted.

    « Excellent Service, Great Hotel »

    Our check-in receptionist was fantastic, even taking the time to walk us to the local business brochure rack to discuss area attractions that she thought would be of interest!! Only 1 other time in years of hotel stays has a receptionist gone so far out of their way to welcome us and try to assist us with making our trip more fun and exciting! Heated outdoor pool was a fantastic bonus!!

    « Absolute Unfriendly »

    Made reservation for 2 nights. Had emergency and left after one night. I still got charged for 2 nights even after explanation. I learned that they could not rent the room because our sheets were not changed. NO SYMPATHY. I will never stay at this hotel again

  • 4
    « Great price during our Spring Break, just a bit of a haul from Phoenix »

    This was a very reasonably priced hotel for our Spring Break. We needed a place that was close to Apache Junction AZ, this hotel was about 10 miles away. Close to Superstition Mountain and Silly Mountain. Just be aware that the bar that is attached to the hotel is very busy, which makes getting a parking spot a bit difficult if you arrive during the evenings.

    « Hotel stay - Best Western/ Gold Canyon »

    Hotel at Gold Canyon was decorated very nicely, the breakgast was very well-rounded and refilled constanty, the rooms were in good shape and we did not have any problems with anything during our stay.

    « Great place to stay »

    We only stayed one night but the room was great, clean and the staff was wonderful. Bed very comfortable and loved the free wifi and breakfast. The property looked beautiful, we never had time to use the pool. We did go to the lounge and they had kaoroake and get prices for food and drinks.

    « Brothers wedding »

    Overall, our stay was pleasant. I was disappointed in the communication breakdown, but the room was nice and the property clean, well lit and we will return. We did not have breakfast there, but we would have if we did not have other arrangements.

    « Back to High School »

    Gold Canyon Suites and Inn was the site of my 50 year high school reunion. As a group of more 'mature' travelers, comfort was a strong consideration. The room was excellent, service was outstanding, and the get together on Saturday night was terrific. Although a larger gathering room would have been better, we managed just fine. Only down side was distance from everything else, not a place to stay without transportation.

    « Fun stay in Gold Canyon City »

    Stayed in Gold Canyon City Best Western to enjoy a couple of days at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum. Also, liked the breakfast at the hotel; made waffles both mornings. Pool was clean and enjoyable too.

    « Enjoyable stay »

    This is an excellent place to stay as there are many enjoyable places to visit nearby. Hikes into the Superstition mountains, a Goldfield town sightseeing , and the Mining Camp restaurant to enjoy. There is Mesa close by with shopping and many restaurants. Apache Junction is an old town that has been very popular with tourists also.

    « Not considerate during renovations »

    We had a bad experience the being of Sept. While trying to nap after early morning Dove hunt, carpet was being installed above us. They wouldnt stop or wait until later. The food was terrible, and they closed the breakfast room at 9am. The coffee pot in our room was broken and our overall experience was not good. The owners didnt seem to be to concerned about our issues. And eventhough our bed was comfortable, we will not be staying here again.

    « Pleasantly surprised »

    This hotel was great! The new mattress was amazing! Best night sleep! The bar on the hotel nice convenience! The staff so great very friendly and accommodating! If your in this part of the valley you must stay here!


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·From: U. S. 60. The Best Western Gold Canyon Inn & Suites is located 7 miles east of Apache Junction, on the northeast corner of Kings Ranch Road and U. S. 60 (Gold Canyon). Exit at Kings Ranch Road. The Best Western Gold Canyon Inn & Suites is on the right side. ·From: Sky Harbor Airport. Take 202 East to 101 South to 60 East. Exit at Kings Ranch Road. The Best Western Gold Canyon Inn & Suites is on the northeast corner.