Motels in Arkansas City, KS

by Matthew Knight

Arkansas City is a small farming community at the convergence of the Walnut and Arkansas rivers in south-central Kansas. Once the staging area for the Cherokee Strip Land Rush, the town offers a historic downtown shopping district, Cherokee Strip Museum and Kaw Wildlife Area. Visitors find only a handful of accommodations in Arkansas City with other lodging available in the nearby town of Winfield.

Town House Motor Inn

Town House Motor Inn is a low-cost motel in downtown Arkansas City only two blocks from Cowley County Community College. It offers basic accommodations and at-door parking, and many downtown amenities are within walking distance including Brick’s Restaurant and the Coffee Break Cafe. Paris Park is within a quarter-mile walk and offers visitors a seasonal community pool and picnic area.

Best Western Atrium Gardens

Best Western Atrium Gardens is on U.S. Route 77 just over a mile north of downtown Arkansas City. Spring Hill Golf Course is conveniently a block away and offers a 9-hole course set on challenging hilly terrain. A spacious modern lobby greets guests with a seating area and entrance to the atrium, which has an indoor pool, garden-like landscaping and covered breakfast area with complimentary hot breakfast buffet. Guests have a choice of a standard room, atrium room with balcony or suite that includes an in-room Jacuzzi tub. The Sirloin Stockade and Aurelio Casa Restaurant are local eateries within a quarter-mile of the hotel.

America’s Best Value Inn

America’s Best Value Inn is just north of downtown on U.S. Route 77 and just two miles from the Cherokee Strip Museum. It offers at-door parking motel rooms, with continental breakfast and access to a seasonal outdoor swimming pool. A small conference space is located off the lobby, and pet-friendly rooms are available for a nominal charge. Guests find several fast-food restaurants within walking distance as well as the Chinese Chef and La Fiesta Mexican Grill.

Super 8 Motel

Super 8 Motel in northern Arkansas City offers convenient access to the downtown area a mile to the south, where guests find historic storefronts reminiscent of the late 19th century. The two-story hotel offers modern guest rooms with spacious floor plans, SuperStart Plus Breakfast and a complimentary business center. An outside covered-porch sitting area awaits guests, and several local amenities are within minutes of the motel including the Native Lights Casino, the Earl Wright Gallery and Gambino’s Pizza.


About the Author

Based in Southwestern Michigan, Matthew Knight has been writing outdoor and technology articles since 2008. His articles appear on various websites. He holds a bachelor's degree in computer information systems from Western Michigan University.