300 miles from Salt Lake City and 220 miles from Reno, Battle Mountain is a popular stop for long distance travelers on I-80, though facilities are very limited. The town adjoins the Humboldt River to the north and is within sight of three distant mountain ranges, separated by wide valleys, which as well as the interstate provide a route for the only other main road into town, Hwy 305 from Austin. The town center has a few shops, bars, casinos, restaurants and motels, accessed from three exits; the central one (231) is the location of the only supermarket and chain lodging in the area. Other locations include a golf course, hospital, rodeo grounds and airstrip.
Battle Mountain is approximately half way across Nevada so provides a useful stopping point for cross-state travelers. Super 8 is the only chain hotel in town, located right beside exit 231 (Broad Street) of interstate 80, close to a few gas stations and restaurants though surrounded by lightly developed land, with views of distant grassy hills. The modern, interior corridor building has 54 nice clean rooms, and a good range of facilities for a budget motel - wi-fi, indoor pool, hot tub, fitness center, meeting space, guest laundry and free continental breakfast. All rooms contain a microwave and refrigerator; some have a Jacuzzi. The center of Battle Mountain is half a mile away.