On July 1, 1876, the first seven inmates entered the Territorial Prison at Yuma and were locked into the new cells they had built themselves.
A total of 3,069 prisoners, including 29 women, lived within these walls during the prison's thirty-three years of operation. Among the 29 women sentenced to Yuma was 16-year-old Maria Moreno, who shot her brother after he complained about the way she was dancing. There was also Pearl Hart. Pearl and her partner, Joe Boot, committed the last stagecoach robbery in Arizona. They robbed the Globe stage, and were caught very quickly. Joe Boot was sentenced to 30 years, and would later escape. Pearl Hart, after being tried twice, was given five years.
The prison was known for its strict rules; weapons, gambling, and fighting were prohibited, as was littering and failing to bathe. Those who broke the rules could be forced to wear the ball and chain and more serious offenders would be sent to the dark cell. The dark cell was basically an excavation in the hillside measuring 15' by 15', with a cage in the center. Quechen Tribal Pow Wow..
Winterhaven Ca.
Amazing colors, stories and dance....
A hop skip and jump from Yuma Az. #localgem
Off Fortuna Rd you will find Telegraph Pass..in the surrounding mountains, if you are willing to do some climbing, you will find these beautiful Petroglyph's.
Ask local hikers and they might be able to point you in the right direction....
Things like this...well you want to make people work for the find. McPhaul Bridge in Yuma, Arizona is the S.F Golden Gates twin. This suspendson bridge was built first, and is named the 'swinging bridge to nowhere' Located off Hwy 95 heading East out of town. #localgem Beautiful!! I've never seen clouds like the clouds in AZ. The Golden Gate Bridge is the McPhaul bridge's twin. This 798 ft suspension bridge, named the 'swinging bridge to nowhere' was built in 1929. Located off Hwy 95, take dirt road behind produce store. #localgem This is the Colorado River aqs it runs through Yuma, Arizona. While it is relatively small here, this is the river that cut Grand Canyon, Canyonlands, Marble Canyon and Lake Powell. Driving East towards Phoenix on interstate 8, we were mesmerized by the beautiful colors of the rising sun on the horizon. There was way more to do in Yuma than we expected. We really enjoyed our week there.
http://www.liferidingshotgun.com/2015/01/things-to-do-in-yuma-arizona.html Since being redone a few years back, Yuma's Wetlands Park has turned into a gorgeous little getaway near the historic downtown Yuma and Yuma Territorial Prison. The long, old HWY 95 coming into Yuma from Quartzsite, just past the YPG cannons. As seen from bicycle. Yuma Territorial Prison This is what Yuma looks like from a hot air balloon. We quickly shot up about 500ft in the air on the calm morning and this was our view over the territorial Prison and ocean to Ocean bridge Interesting architecture near Yuma Foothills (January 2016). Yuma historic district. The most difficult climb in Yuma Arizona. Instead of showing a gorgeous shot from the top, I wanted to share what the pass looks like from across the street! Stop in at this Pie Shoppe and gift shop for pie, ice cream or small lunch while touring Quartermaster Depot, but must pay the small admission fee to the museum before coming to eat or shop here. #Blue Don't miss climbing to top of this guard tower for views of the Colorado River and Yuma, after seeing the prison and museum. #Blue #StunningStructures Visitor center also located here, tour the grounds on the river and see corral house, kitchen, office, this storehouse in picture and museum, then stop in at the Pie Shoppe on the grounds. A whole lot of mysterious desert is what Yuma has to enchant you with. Come see old ferry river crossing then walk on riverwalk, have a picnic, or go tubing on the river. #Blue #SpringFun #TakeAHike #EndlessSummer The Ocean to Ocean Bridge is located in Yuma, Arizona and was finished in 1914 to be one of the first safe crossings across the Colorado River for 1200 miles for people coming from eastern states and essentially, trying to get to California. It connects to the Arizona side right in front of the historic Yuma Territorial Prison (yes, the one from the movie 3:10 to Yuma ) Visiting the cell blocks in a fun adventure on a non 100+ degree day in Yuma, Arizona. In the distance you can see the Ocean to Ocean Bridge, which used to be the only crossing over the once must larger Colorado River that runs through Yuma. #WhiskeySister Bare Naked Soap Company in Yuma Arizona in Main Street. Delectable smelling handmade soaps #whiskeysister This is Main Street in downtown Yuma during the Midnight at the Oasis classic car show. Definitely worth your while to stop at on your visit to Yuma. Step back in time with a little revisit into the Historic Yuma Territorial Prison, play in some prison cells, visit the dark room and see why the prisoner's call this prison See site of former Fort Yuma behind this active Catholic church, a former mission and see the church too. #Blue Tina makes the BEST cocktails #whiskeysister The oldest church in Yuma Arizona not far from Main Street Bare Naked Soap company in downtown Yuma Arizona is the best smelling shop on the street! Ask the owner for tips on which soap is better for your skin type, load up on some lip balms, doggie shampoos, or the good vibes that the shop has. #whiskeysister Load up on the real smell and feel of Yuma, with local ingredients soaps! #WhiskeySister After seeing historic downtown, have lunch outside in the courtyard and have the tortilla soup and chicken salad. Tour the Adobe home, museum and garden of the Merchant Prince of Yuma. #Blue See swing span rail bridge site along Colorado River where first railroad train entered AZ in 1877, then stroll on riverwalk or go tubing in the river. #Blue Drive over this one lane bridge with traffic light to take turns for Yuma AZ and Winterhaven CA drivers to go over the Colorado River historic crossing point with great views of the city and sites. #Blue
photo by

Get an overview of this hotelEco-friendly hotel with free breakfast and free airport shuttle

Expedia Insiders' Select Winner 2015

Popular property highlights

Free breakfast
Free parking
Pets allowed
Free WiFi


Located in the heart of Yuma, this eco-friendly hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Arizona Historical Society Sanguinetti House Museum, Sanquinetti House Museum, and Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park. Yuma Crossing State Heritage Area is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) away.

Hotel Features

This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, an indoor pool, and an outdoor pool. Free buffet breakfast is provided, as well as free WiFi in public areas, free self parking, and a free airport shuttle. Additionally, a 24-hour fitness center, a bar/lounge, and a snack bar/deli are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 154 rooms provide free WiFi and free wired Internet, LED TVs with satellite channels, and conveniences like refrigerators and coffee makers. Other amenities available to guests include room service, free local calls, and hair dryers.

Languages Spoken

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to an indoor pool and an outdoor pool, Radisson Hotel Yuma provides a spa tub and a 24-hour fitness center. Dining options at the hotel include a restaurant and a snack bar/deli. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. A complimentary breakfast is offered each morning. Wireless Internet access is complimentary.

Business-related amenities at this 3.5-star property consist of a 24-hour business center and meeting rooms. This eco-friendly hotel also offers multilingual staff, coffee/tea in a common area, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary to guests (available 24 hours). Onsite self parking is complimentary.

Radisson Hotel Yuma is a smoke-free property.

  • Bar/lounge 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Free airport transportation 
  • Indoor pool 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Conference space 
  • Restaurant 
  • Express check-out 
  • Meeting rooms 4 
  • Free self parking 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Luggage storage 
  • ATM/banking 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Snack bar/deli 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Spa tub 
  • Total number of rooms - 154 
  • 24-hour fitness facilities 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Number of floors - 4 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Indoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Snack bar/deli  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free wired Internet 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Free local calls 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • HDTV 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • LED TV 
  • Free WiFi 

Where to Eat

Guests are offered a complimentary hot/cold buffet breakfast each morning.

Market Grill - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Things to Do

An indoor pool, an outdoor pool, and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a 24-hour fitness center.

Children under 18 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool, fitness facility, or spa tub without adult supervision.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-in time ends at 2 AM

Minimum check-in age is 21

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Contact the property in advance to get details.


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 15 per pet, per day
  • Dogs only
  • 2 per room (up to 30 lb)
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply
  • Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
No rollaway/extra beds available
No cribs (infant beds) available


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Pet fee: USD 15 per pet, per day
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Radisson Hotel Yuma
  • Radisson Yuma
  • Yuma Radisson Hotel

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport. Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation. The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Key Eco-Rating Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Sorry, we seem to have had an issue loading our review content. Try again?

Top Positive Review

Top Positive Review

Top Critical Review