The central Arizona city of Florence sits beside the Gila River at the edge of a large agricultural area that extends westwards towards Casa Grande, in contrast to the lands to the east, which are totally undeveloped, rising gently towards the rugged summits of the Tortilla Mountains. Access routes are Hwy 79 from the north (linking with US 60 from Apache Junction), Hwy 287 from the west and Hwy 79 from the south (the Pinal Pioneer Highway), which crosses flat terrain especially rich in desert plants, on the way to Tucson.
In the middle of the historic settlement of Florence, AZ, the beautiful new Holiday Inn Express hotel serves travelers along Highway 79 between Phoenix and Tucson, as well as those visiting the many attractions in town and other nearby locations in the Gila River Valley. The hotel has 3 floors and 81 rooms/suites, looking out over a largely residential neighborhood; all rooms contain a microwave, refrigerator & mini bar while some of the suites include a full kitchen and a Jacuzzi. A fitness center, outdoor pool, whirlpool, convenience store, business center and 3 meeting rooms complete the list of amenities.