Best Western Gold Poppy Inn

4930 W Ina Road, Tucson, AZ 85743-8633
Phone: +1 520-579-7202   |   Fax: 520/579-3894   |   60 Rooms
Check Out Time: 11:00 AM   |   Check In: 2:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

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Welcome to the Best Western Gold Poppy Inn conveniently located near I-10, unique attractions, close proximity to newly opened outlet mall with affordable rates.

Feel right at home in the spacious, tidy rooms at this luxurious, yet affordable Tucson Arizona hotel. All rooms offer cable or satellite television on a 37-inch flat screen TV, free high-speed Internet, a desk, a microwave, a refrigerator and much more. Get the perfect start to each day with a complimentary full breakfast while staying with us.

You'll be able to easily explore so many of the area's attractions. Within 20 miles, you can delight in the excitement and wonder of visiting the Titan Missile Museum, Sabino Canyon, Kitt Peak Observatory, Saguaro National Park, Pima Air & Space Museum, Catalina State Park, the Desert Museum, Reid Park Zoo and Biosphere 2.

Looking for retail therapy? Foothills Mall and Tucson Mall are just ten miles away. The newly opened Tucson Premier Outlet® Mall is five minutes from hotel. A delicious meal is never far away, either - restaurants within two miles of the Best Western Gold Poppy Inn. Many guests also stay with us while in town for the local rodeos and our well-known gem show, or just experiencing all the great golf courses the area offers.

Those traveling on business are ensured a productive trip when staying at this Tucson hotel. Enjoy easy access to Northwest Hospital, Northwest Women's Center, Tucson Medical Center, Pima Community College, the University of Arizona and many other corporate locations.

With so much to do near this hotel, you'll enjoy coming back and relaxing in the outdoor pool and hot tub. We also offer all the other amenities - a fitness center, a 24-hour front desk, free parking, and a 24-hour business center - you come to expect from a Best Western hotel.


Hotel Amenities & Services

  • Exercise facilities
  • Wireless internet connection in public areas
  • 100% smoke-free hotel
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary full breakfast, choice of breads, cereal, fruit, hot eggs, hot breakfast meat, other hot items, yogurt, juice, and coffee.
  • Outdoor pool
  • Hot tub
  • Stationary bike, installed March 2012
  • Treadmill
  • Elevator
  • Interior corridor
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Express check out
  • Free wireless Internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms
  • Business center, 24-hours, complimentary
  • Printer available
  • Fax machine
  • Dataports
  • Air-conditioning
  • Physically challenged facilities
  • Parking for the physically challenged
  • Ice/vending machines
  • Free parking
  • Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
  • Universal gym, installed March 2012

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Conveniently located, the best western gold poppy inn in Tucson, Arizona is shown on the map. Detailed driving directions from popular points or nearby cities are listed below. For those with GPS, here you go:

Longitude: 32.339155  /  Latitude: -111.069385


Driving Directions to Hotel


From: INTERSECTION CLOSURE -From eastbound I-10: Take Exit 246 (Cortaro Farms Road)and proceed onto Frontage Road. Turn right at Star Commerce Way and left at Ina Road to address on left. -From westbound I-10: Take Exit 252 (El Camino del Cerro)and head west on El Camino de Cerro. Turn right on Silverbell Road. Continue to Ina Road, turn right, then left at address. -From the east: Go west on either Ruthrauff Road or Cortaro Farms Road. From Ruthrauff, turn right at Silverbell Road, continue to Ina Road. Turn right onto Ina Road to address on left. From Cortaro Farms, continue under Interstate and turn left onto Frontage Road. Turn right at Starcommerce Way and left at Ina Road to address on left. -From the west: Go east on W Ina Road to address on left.

From: Airport. Exit the airport on Tucson Boulevard, take left on to Valencia Road. Drive two miles then turn right on to I-19 North. Drive two miles then exit on to I-10 West towards Phoenix. Drive 11 miles along Interstate 10, then take Exit 248 Ina Road, turn left onto Ina Road. The Best Western old Poppy Inn is on the right side.

From: I-10 East from Phoenix. While driving east along Interstate 10 take Exit 248 Ina Road, turn right onto Ina Road. The Best Western Gold Poppy Inn is on the right side.

From: I-10 West from Tucson. While driving west along Interstate 10 take Exit 248 Ina Road, turn left onto Ina Road. The Best Western Gold Poppy Inn is on the right side.

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We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.

Most Popular Area Attractions

Arizona Stadium

Make plans to visit Tucson. Arizona Stadium is a top attraction for sports fans in Tucson and southern Arizona. Home to the University of Arizona football team, Arizona Stadium opened in 1928 with a max capacity of 7,000. Today, after a number of renovations and expansions, it seats more than 56,000 fans come game day. You'll find Arizona Stadium on the University of Arizona campus. 

Arizona Stadium hosted its first football in October 1929, when the Wildcats took down Caltech in a lopsided victory 35-nil. Featuring a classic horseshoe design, Arizona Stadium is a popular destination during the fall when the U of A football season kicks off. Visit Tucson soon and check out a thrilling Wildcats football game at Arizona Stadium.

Biosphere 2

Biosphere 2

Check Out the Biosphere 2 Site

Make plans to visit and explore Arizona. When you do, be sure to head south into the Tucson area and check out the Biosphere 2.

Technically an "Earth systems science research facility," Biosphere 2 is owned by the University of Arizona, and can be found in the small town of Oracle.

The first closed mission at Biosphere 2 was from September 26th, 1991 to September 26th, 1993. Today, the nearly 100 percent glass constructed structure is open for tours, which are guided by University of Arizona employees and other volunteers. 

Casa Grande Ruins National Monument

Casa Grande Ruins National Monument

The "Big House"

Open throughout the year, the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument is set in the city of Coolidge in southern Arizona – just over 20 miles northeast of Casa Grande. Located just east of Interstate 10, the monument is 55 miles southeast of Phoenix and 70 miles northwest of Tucson. The park is a preservation of ruins once belonging to the Ancient Sonoran Desert People.

The National Park Service’s fifth oldest unit, Casa Grande Ruins was the first archeological site preserved by the federal government, and was declared a National Monument come 1918. The site is divided between Compound B, open to guided tours during March’s Archeology Month, and Compound A – featuring the park’s visitor center and “Big House” itself.

Visitors may browse the onsite Casa Grande Ruins Museum, catch the 22-minute interpretive video showing every 30 minutes, and enjoy self-guided or ranger-lead monument tours. Kids are encouraged to try the Junior Ranger program and catch a puppet show, while families may enjoy the scenic picnic area.

Don’t miss the annual American Indian Arts & Music Fest in February, and have a closer look at the 1932 Olmsted shelter above Casa Grande – found on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places and housing the ruins’ own pair of Great horned owls.

Central Arizona Raceway

Start your engine's! Home to racing in the region, Central Arizona Raceway is Casa Grande’s premier destination for dirt track racing. IMCA modifieds, dwarfs, stocks and a host of other off road racing machines come together to test their skills and entertain the crowds at Central Arizona Raceway. After a tumultuous four years of fighting to remain in business the track celebrated a grand re-opening in November of 2012.

Weekends bring out the fun at the track with practice times, heat races and main events at Central Arizona Raceway in southwestern Arizona. Race fans have the opportunity to view their favorite types of racing machines in action on a weekly basis. Gates open early with access to pits as well as general admission areas. Schedules and times are available upon request from the track.

Hi Corbett Field

Holding up to 9,500 fans, Hi Corbett Field is home to the Arizona Wildcats of the University of Arizona, plus the Tucson Turos and MLB's Colorado Rockies during spring training. Opened in 1937, the Tucson ballpark was formerly the Randolph Municipal Baseball Park.

Hi Corbett Field is owned by the City of Tucson, and operated by the City of Tucson Parks & Recreation. The field sits just three miles away from UA in southern Arizona.

Kitt Peak National Observatory

Found within the Tohono O'odham Nation in southern Arizona, the Kitt Peak National Observatory is a premier astronomical observation site in the U.S. Kitt Peak is found near the top of the Quinlan Mountains, and is a scenic drive southwest from downtown Tucson

On your next trip to Tucson, be sure to visit Kitt Peak and check out an array of interactive and impressive programs. Each night, Kitt Peak National Observatory hosts the "Nightly Observing Program," one of the premier destinations in the state to watch a sunset. There are also daily tours at Kitt Peak.

McKale Center

On your next visit to Arizona, head south and check out Tucson, home of the McKale Center. A top local attraction, the McKale Center is home to the University of Arizona men's and women's basketball teams. You'll find the McKale Center on the University of Arizona campus, adjacent to Arizona Stadium (football) and the Hillenbrand Aquatic Center. 

Enjoy an exciting Arizona men's or women's basketball game during the fall, through the winter, and into spring. The Wildcats frequently field top-ranked teams in both men's and women's basketball, and are a source of much local pride in the Tucson area. The McKale Center was built in 1973, and in 2014 underwent a huge renovation. The court at McKale is named Lute and Bobbi Olson Court, in honor of their legendary former coach and his late wife. 

Mount Lemmon Scenic Byway

Mount Lemmon Scenic Byway views

Drive Through Mount Lemmon

Arizona is a vast landscape of natural beauty, iconic landmarks, and a wealth of outdoor recreation. Make your next visit to the Grand Canyon State and experience a bit all three when you cruise along the Mount Lemmon Scenic Byway.

Start the drive about 15 minutes northeast from downtown Tucson and make your way to the Mount Lemmon SkyCenter.

28 miles one way, the Mount Lemmon Scenic Byway is usually open year round for drives, and it takes more visitors around 2 hours to complete the drive.

There are many ways to enjoy a trek through southern Arizona – let the Mount Lemmon Scenic Byway show you one of the best. 

Mount Lemmon SkyCenter

As one of the most important astronomical observation areas in the world, Mount Lemmon Observatory is certainly a must-visit in southern Arizona. Mount Lemmon, a part of the Santa Catalina Mountains, is northeast from downtown Tucson. Plan your next trek into the desert and see the stars more vibrant than ever before. 

First developed in 1954 as the Mount Lemmon Air Force Station, MLO today is most often utlized by the University of Arizona and the U.S. Forest Service. There are several different telescopes located at Mount Lemon SkyCenter, each with different power grades. Bring the whole family and enjoy a range of tours and demonstrations at Mount Lemmon SkyCenter.

Mount Lemmon Summerhaven

Though technically an unincorporated community, Summerhaven is a major travel destination in southern Arizona. Found on Mount Lemmon, Summerhaven is a short, scenic drive northeast from Tucson. You'll enjoy the sights and natural beauty as you drive along the Mount Lemmon Scenic Byway.

During the winter, many southern Arizona visitors and residents enjoy the skiing at the nearby Mount Lemmon Ski Valley. The Summerhaven General Store offers almost everything you might need, and the nearby Mount Lemmon SkyCenter is an ideal destination for sunset views and star gazing.

Picacho Peak State Park

Picacho Peak State Park

Hike Around Picacho Peak State Park

While traveling along Interstate 10 in southern Arizona, be sure to stop and visit Picacho Peak State Park.

This park is near the site of the Battle of Picacho Peak – the westernmost battle of the Civil War. Every March, reenactments of the battle and demonstrations are conducted in the Park.

Hike up to the 1,500-foot peak and enjoy the magnificent desert view from the top, and be sure to bring your camera in the spring, to capture the Park's gorgeous Mexican Gold Poppies in bloom.

Stroll through the Park's new LEED Certified Visitor Center and check out at the exhibits or shop in the gift store. Drive a short distance north of the park to Casa Grande, and enjoy traveling in southern Arizona.

Pima County Courthouse

Opened in 1929, the Pima County Courthouse stands as a display of Spanish Colonial Revival style architecture. Located in Tucson, in southern Arizona, the courthouse holds a spot on the National Register of Historic Places. The building is home to the Arizona Superior Court in Pima County, which also holds the office for the Treasurer and Recorder.

Downtown historic Tucson would not be the same without the glittering dome of the Courthouse building. Visitors can access the courthouse during business hours and experience the beautiful architectural details prominent throughout the building. The building also features a courtyard and fountain, perfect for viewing the outer architecture on a gorgeous fall day in Arizona. Those traveling to Tucson will not want to miss the historic district's charm and Spanish style architecture complemented by the Pima County Courthouse.

Skydive Arizona

Part of the United States Parachute Association, Skydive Arizona is an adventure company set in southern Arizona’s Sonoran Desert. Skydive AZ is based in Eloy – set just southeast of Casa Grande between Phoenix and Tucson along Interstate 10.

Skydive Arizona is said to be the largest skydiving facility on the globe, featuring a state-of-the-art facility and averaging more than 135,000 annual jumps. The skydiving center features a ground school, tandem jumps, and of course, the opportunity to be a licensed skydiver after 25 jumps at 13,000 feet.

St. Augustine Cathedral

Saint Augustine Cathedral

Visit the St. Augustine Cathedral in Tucson

Constructed in 1868, St. Augustine Cathedral did not receive its Spanish style detailing until 1928, with a full restoration coming to completion in 1968. St. Augustine Cathedral, located in the southern region of Arizona in the city of Tucson, represents the Catholic diocese presence in the history of the town.

The Cathedral has witnessed the growth from a town of 600 to a flourishing city of over five hundred and twenty five thousand residents. St. Augustine has stood as a beacon of hope and worship in southern Arizona for nearly one hundred and fifty years and serves as the mother church for the Roman Catholic diocese in the Tucson area.

The architecture of this grand cathedral draws visitors from near and far, featuring the coat of arms of Pope Pius XI as well as a representation of Mission of San Xavier del Bac, a pilgrimage site located just miles outside of the city. On the interior of the building stands a seventeen-foot tall crucifix and a thirty-two rank pipeorgan, the crucifix being imported from Spain and specially designed for St. Augustine.

Visitors are welcome to view the Cathedral in all of its architectural beauty from both the inside and outside of the church. Those who wish to view and participate in mass are welcome and can inquire about scheduling at the St. Augustine Cathedral.

Tucson Convention Center

Opened in 1971, the Tucson Convention Center is a large, multi-purpose arena found near downtown Tucson. With two performance venues, 9,275 seats, and more than 200,000 square feet of meeting and exhibition space, the Tucson Convention Center is a top hosting venue in the area

Within the Tucson Convention Center you'll find Tucson Music Hall – with its 2,289 seats, it hosts operas and other concerts. The Leo Rich Theater is much smaller, only seating 511, and is used for much smaller and intimate performances. The Tucson Arena is also part of the TCC, seating nearly 8,000 – it's the home ice of the University of Arizona club hockey team

Tucson Festival of Books

Drawing over 100,000 readers, the annual Tucson Festival of Books is located at the University of Arizona in Tucson. A major event in southern Arizona, this free festival is a weekend-long gathering of authors, book vendors, publications, parks, and environmentalists in mid-March.

Recently established in 2009, the Tucson Festival of Books features exhibitors like True West Magazine, the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, Western Writers of America, Bookmans Entertainment Exchange, and much more.

Recent and reoccurring authors like R.L. Stine, Lois Lowry, and Larry McMurtry attend for lectures, book signings, and panels. The festival also feature Science City activities, plus food, shopping, interactive exhibits, and more.

University of Arizona

Established in 1885, the University of Arizona was the first university in the state, and home to the famed Pac-12 Arizona Wildcats athletics department. Located in the southern Arizona city of Tucson, U of A features a beautiful, 380-acre urban campus.

The Carnegie Foundation has classified the University of Arizona as a RU/VH University, and more NASA grants have been awarded to the University of Arizona than any other university in the nation. This space-grant and land-grant research university provides a quality education to more than 30,000 students, who pursue bachelor's, master's, and doctorate degrees.

Students have 324 fields of study from which to choose – from the College of Education, the College of Engineering, the College of Fine Arts, the College of Medicine, the College of Nursing, and more. 

U of A is also home to the University of Arizona College of Medicine, and visitor sites like the SS Arizona Bell, the Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium, and the Arboretum at the University of Arizona – plus the annual Tucson Festival of Books.

More Area Attractions & Services

  • 10.00 mile(s) from Reid Park Zoo
  • 15.00 mile(s) from Titan Missile Museum
  • 15.00 mile(s) from Sabino Canyon
  • 15.00 mile(s) from Pima Air & Space Museum
  • 15.00 mile(s) from Desert Museum
  • 20.00 mile(s) from Biosphere 2
  • 70.00 mile(s) from Queen Mine Tour
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Walmart®, retail store
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Kohl's, department store
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Foothills Mall, outlet shopping
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Target
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Fry's, super market
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Tucson Mall, outlet shopping

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Hot tub
  • 1.00 mile(s) from sports park

Nearby Restaurants

  • Adjacent to Denny's, full service, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Chuy's, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 1.50 mile(s) from Old Father Inn, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner, family restaurant and sports lounge
  • 2.00 mile(s) from El Molinito, full service, Mexican, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 2.00 mile(s) from New Town Buffet, full service, Chinese, open for: lunch, dinner, all you can eat buffet of American, Chinese and Japanese cuisine.
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Texas Roadhouse, full service, American, open for: dinner, great family steakhouse.
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Cracker Barrel full service, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, also has a gift shop.
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Lil Abners Steakhouse, full service, American, open for: dinner
  • 8.00 mile(s) from Famous Dave's BBQ, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner

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