Hotels in Yuma
When you book into your budget hotel in Yuma, Arizona, you will be in the community that the Guinness Book of World Records calls the sunniest place on earth. In Yuma the sun shines for 4,050 hours a year; or ninety percent of the time. That, combined with some of the warmest winter weather in the United States, makes Yuma a very popular destination for snowbirds from the northern states and from Canada. Yuma is located in a desert, but because it is at an important crossing place on the Colorado River, it became a transportation link in the 19th century.Visitors lodging in comfortable discount hotels in Yuma who have a taste for the history of the Old West will enjoy the Arizona Historical Society Sanguinetti House Museum. This home, which dates back to territorial days, is full of historic photographs and artifacts. It is surrounded by beautiful gardens and aviaries with exotic birds. The Garden Café next door is a great place for breakfast and lunch. At Yuma Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park there are restored buildings that take you back to Yumas pioneer days as a river port. Any fan of the Wild West staying in a budget hotel in Yuma will want to see the Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park. This fortress-like prison, which opened in 1876, was where some of the most notorious outlaws ended up. It has some interesting displays, as well as photographs of some of its notorious inmates.