In far southeast Arizona, Douglas is a relatively large city towards the south end of the vast Sulphur Springs Valley, bordered to the east by the Perilla Mountains and the west by a seasonal desert wash (Whitewater Draw). Major access routes are US 191 from Willcox and two sections of Hwy 80, from Benson and Lordsburg, New Mexico. US 191 terminates at the Mexican border, a rather less busy crossing point than that in Nogales, the other main border city in south Arizona. Shops and lodging are concentrated in the southwest corner of town, also along US 191.
Although lightly visited, this part of the state is not lacking in attractions, with Tombstone and Coronado National Memorial both within an hour's drive to the west, and Chiricahua National Monument 60 miles north. Like Tombstone, Douglas was founded as a mining town, around 1900, and it retains several hundred historic buildings from the early 20th century.
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Best Western Douglas Inn sits at the edge of a commercial area on the southwest side of town beside US 191, a short walk from several large stores including Wal-Mart and Safeway, and just half a mile from the international border. The three floor property opened late 2009, and features 69 colorful, nicely-decorated guest rooms, some equipped with a microwave and refrigerator. Free continental breakfast (plus waffles) is served each morning, while also available are an outdoor pool, hot tub, fitness center, laundry, business center and meeting space for up to 200 people.
The cheaper of the two chain hotels in Douglas, AZ, is the Motel 6 along 16th Street (US 191) - on the northwest side of town, 1.5 miles from the border with Mexico. The place has the familiar two story, exterior corridor layout, with its small but clean rooms arranged in three blocks facing the courtyard garden and outdoor pool. Some rooms have a refrigerator; wireless internet access is also available (for a small fee). There are several restaurants and small stores nearby, though the main shopping center in town is a mile south along 5th Street.