The Space Age Lodge

By Cedar | March 19, 2014

space age lodge gila bend arizona

It was recently brought to my attention that I never shared our return accommodations from our trip to New Mexico back in November (here is where we stayed on the way there).

The Space Age Lodge (opened in 1963) is located in Gila Bend, Arizona, about a four and a half hour drive from San Diego. Because of it’s (somewhat) close proximity to San Diego, I could never warrant staying there. I did decide to break up the return trip into a ten hour drive one day and a four hour drive the next day, just so we could make a stop at the spaceship. The first day of driving was pretty long, but arriving at the hotel with a little time before sunset and some wine in the trunk of my car made it all worth it. The hotel was incredibly well kept and very comfortable. Lucy and I watched cartoons on the fancy cable television all night and fell asleep early.

The next morning we cashed in our complimentary breakfast voucher at the motel’s restaurant. While it was fun to go in and look around, the breakfast was pretty bad. I guess I shouldn’t have ordered huevos rancheros from a place I was unsure about, but the soupy beans came out with a slice of American cheese on top and the eggs were swimming in a Rotel pond. I would recommend skipping the restaurant if you get a chance to stay in this fun hotel, though it is worth walking in and looking around.

space age lodge gila bend arizona

space age lodge gila bend arizona

space age lodge gila bend arizona

space age lodge gila bend arizona

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