Wine Bitten

There is a Hilton Garden Inn on the riverfront at the crossroads, but

for an authentic Yuma stay, try the Historic Coronado Motor Hotel, until very recently the oldest surviving Best Western in the United States.  While they have left BW, Yvonne and John Peach have created a museum on site that will take you back to the 1930s and on.  See an original credit card (really a booklet), magic fingers vibrating beds, and 80 years of local history.  Ask John & Yvonne to tell you the story of bootleg wine buried on site by John’s dad when Prohibition began.  When remodeling, they found the buried bottles—with wine undoubtedly cooked in the desert earth over decades.  The rooms are comfortable, quiet, equipped with fridges, microwaves and coffee makers.  Just across the street is the Landing, also owned by the Peaches.  On the site of the first spot a plane touched down on a cross country flight in 1911, don’t miss the statue in the parking lot.

Yuma:  Where to Stay!

Floating is always welcome in Yuma, and Quenchan Casino's lazy river will cool you down, as will their 800 sq ft air conditioned suites, multiple restaurants, bars, and food court.  They also offer gambling--table games and slots to whet your appetite.  

Quenchan's Lazy River