Named after a huge silver nugget found here in the 1870s, Globe remains an active mining town, bordered to the west by a huge, open-pit copper mine and smelting plant, in the adjacent town of Miami. The developed part of Globe extends for seven miles along the main road (US 60), and it includes a sizable historic district, with several dozen buildings from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Many of these are located along the south end of Broad Street, near the single track of the Arizona Eastern Railway, which links the town with the main Union Pacific line at Clifton. Most hotels, shops and other facilities in Globe are a little way east of the center, near the junction of US 60 with US 70 from Safford.
The Holiday Inn Express is the easternmost hotel in Globe, built on the south side of US 70 just south of the US 60 intersection, part of a hilly, mostly residential neighborhood. This location is one mile from the edge of the Tonto National Forest and 33 miles from Theodore Roosevelt Lake. The 72 room/suite hotel serves free hot buffet breakfast, and is just down the street from one restaurant and a short walk from many more, either side of the highway junction. Other amenities include the usual business center (open 24 hours), meeting room (700 sq ft), fitness center, complimentary wi-fi and pool. The hotel opened summer 2015.
Open early 2015 after renovation of an existing property, the Best Western hotel in Globe, AZ, is situated just a little way east of the downtown region, along South Street, just off highway US 60. The historic buildings at the center of Globe, including the US Post Office and the Federal Court, are within walking distance of the inn, as are a selection of small shops and restaurants. The hotel offers an outdoor heated pool, hot tub, meeting space, free hot breakfast, free internet access, and a microwave/refrigerator in all accommodation. A few rooms contain a whirlpool bath.
Days Inn Globe has a slightly elevated position on a small, partly wooded hill, with good views north and west; the motel is located one block from the US 60/US 70 intersection towards the east side of town, near plenty of restaurants. There are 42 rooms available, equipped with refrigerator & microwave. Leisure amenities are an outdoor pool, hot tub and patio, all quite secluded, out of sight of the highway. Free continental breakfast is provided each morning.
On the western approach to Globe, the Travelodge enjoys a prominent location, a little way above the surroundings and the main road (US 60), bordered by undeveloped desert to the north and with good views west to the mountains of the Tonto National Forest. The intersection with Hwy 188 is a few blocks west, adjacent to the golf course of Corre Valley Country Club; this road leads to Tonto National Monument and Theodore Roosevelt Lake. Free continental breakfast, meeting space, a business center and a microwave/refrigerator in each guest room are the main amenities.
Towards the east side of Globe, the Motel 6 provides affordable lodging with basic amenities of an outdoor pool/hot tub, a meeting room, free coffee, and a refrigerator in some of the guest rooms & suites. The motel occupies a spacious site on a small hill on the north side of the main road through Globe (US 60; Ash Street), right next to the US 70 intersection. There are several restaurants and gas stations nearby, along the highway.