Welcome to Great Bend and the Heart of Kansas. Our 42-room Americas Best Value Inn is located in the heart of Great Bend on Tenth Street "US Hwy 56" just west of US Hwy 281 between Harrison Street and Lincoln Street. Enjoy a complimentary full hot breakfast every morning. Our comfortable and super clean rooms come equipped with free high-speed wireless Internet access, coffeemaker, refrigerator, cable TV with HBO, alarm clock, and complimentary local calls. Take a dip in our sparkling, indoor pool. A laundry facility is also available on the premises for our guest to use after a long day of outdoor activities like golfing, hiking, biking, fishing. Our staff is guaranteed to be friendly and ready to provide you the excellent customer service you deserve 24/7. We provide excellent value for your lodging dollar. Children 12 years of age and under stay free with their parents. We are also dog-friendly so hurry up and tag along your four-legged pal. An affordable 10 USD fee per pet, per night will be applied.
The name of Great Bend comes from its location on the big bend in the Arkansas River. Numerous Native American tribes were drawn to the area by the river, large herds of bison, and huge marshland rich in wildlife. The first great American trade route - the Santa Fe Trail - ran right through the town's present-day Courthouse Square, making Great Bend a historic crossroads for settlers on the prairie. Over the years, Great Bend became a center for the Kansas oil industry, a training ground for B-29 crews during World War II, and continues to reign as a center of commerce and recreation in central Kansas.
Off-Site Recreational Activities:
* The Wetlands Waterpark, 2.1 mi.
* Golden Belt Memorial Park
* Village Cinemas
* Walnut Mini-Golf
* Grove Park Golf Club
* Guest laundry facility
* Britt Spaugh Zoo, 0.5 mi.
* Great Bend Veterans Press Box, 0.9 mi.
* Cheyenne Bottoms Refuge, 4.2 mi.
* Santa Fe Trail Center Museum and Library, 22.8 mi.
* Free Full Hot Breakfast, On Property
* Subway, 0.01 mi.
* Arby's, 0.03 mi.
* Taco Bell, 0.07 mi.
* McDonald's, 0.1 mi.
* Papa Murphy's Take N Bake, 0.2 mi.
* Applebee's, 0.2 mi.
* Burger King, 0.3 mi.
* Sonic Drive-In, 0.3 mi.
* Montana Mike's Steakhouse, 0.5 mi.
* Great Wall Buffet, 0.7 mi.
* Walmart Supercenter, Walking Distance
* Sutherland's, 1.2 mi.
Local Colleges and Universities:
* Barton Community College, 6.1 mi.
Nearby Medical Centers and Hospitals:
* Central Kansas Medical Center, 0.3 mi.
* Great Bend Regional Hospital, 0.8 mi.
* Clara Barton Hospital, 11.1 mi.