Open 2008, the SpringHill Suites by Marriott has become the top hotel in the Safford-Thatcher area, along US 70 through the Gila River Valley. The hotel features modern, all-suite, smoke-free accommodation at affordable prices - the 71 rooms have separate living/sleeping areas, a large work desk, extra sofa bed, microwave and refrigerator. A hot breakfast buffet is served each morning, and for other meals there are a few restaurants in the center of Thatcher but rather more in Safford, just over a mile east. The SpringHill Suites also offers an outdoor pool, hot tub, fitness center, and one meeting room. Thatcher is one possible stopping point when exploring the Coronado Trail
, a scenic byway across eastern Arizona.