The Baymont Inn (formerly Holiday Inn Express) is the westernmost hotel in Salida, 1.5 miles from the town center, situated in a quiet, rural area with uninterrupted views towards distant mountain ranges in all directions. Nearby are a few restaurants, though most facilities are in the downtown area to the east. Running just south of the highway is the Arkansas River, which offers good fishing, rafting and hiking opportunities. The hotel provides a varied free breakfast each morning, including a selection of hot items, plus free cookies in the afternoon. An indoor pool, whirlpool and business center are some of the other amenities. All guest rooms contain a microwave and refrigerator.