A self-contained world on a man-made lake, this hotel meets business travelers' needs with plenty of business and personal services. The stone-and-timber lobby offers a great first impression. Some rooms have balconies, and the one two-story suite with spiral staircase is unique in this city. However, the location is bleak—it's about the last exit before the desert commences—and there is nothing within walking distance. City ordinance prohibits hotels from providing
shuttles to downtown, so rent a car or expect to pay for an expensive taxi.