We stayed in Goldfield at the Santa Fe Motel in March at the advise of this website. The town was completely deserted but interesting if you like to look at broken down buildings. Nothing was open except one gift shop with not much to offer. The people were nice. The mining area was fun to go check out until someone told us we couldn't get near the fences and take a look. There was no place to get food after 4pm for dinner except to order a pizza from the saloon which the kids enjoyed. Kids can't go into the Saloon so you have to eat it in your room or outside on a picnic table. But thats it, just pizza, no salad or anything else. The saloon was so saturated with 100 years of cigarette smoking that most people would not be able to stand it. I got a headache just standing there getting our room key. The room was simple, no frills, a TV and clean. No refrigerator or coffee maker. When we finally got our second set of towels for the kids and they smelled like smoke.
So if you can't tolerate cigarette smoke I do not recommend entering the saloon.The room was reasonably priced and clean and smoke free. The shower had lots of hot water. There was not much to do in town. Luckily we brought our bikes and rode around for entertainment. There was a cafe that was open until 4pm the day we were there but it was too early to eat dinner. You can't buy gas in this town so be sure to buy it in Tonopah. I suggest you bring your own food.
The old buildings are kind of cool and the mining operations make fun photo's if you like to take pictures. Maybe if it was summer there would be more going on. In March it was a total 'Ghost Town'. If you need a pool the manager said, 'You can take a hose and make a mud puddle'. She has a good sense of humor.
- Also Known As:
- Santa Fe Motel And Saloon Hotel Goldfield
- Santa Fe Motel And Saloon Hotel