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Shady Dell RV Park

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1 Douglas Road, Bisbee, AZ 85603
Shady Dell RV Park
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sun City West, Arizona
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We celebrated our 20th anniversary and observed Memorial Day with a quiet stay at teh Shady Dell. First we stayed in the 1957 Boles Aero complete with full bath and wonderfully preserved in it's original 50's decor. We danced to old records and watched 50's movies on the black and white TV. Then we "cruised" aboard the 1947 Chris Craft... More 

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Morgan Hill, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

During a roadtrip in Arizona, was fortunate enough to stay at the Shady Dell, before they became so well known. Stayed in the VW bus turned tiki bar turned hotel room. Well kept, great little ammenities and ambiance. Bed was decent, if you are looking for luxury this isn't it, but it was ok. Great atmosphere. Bummer that the coffee... More 

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Tucson
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We forget how our leisure expectations have changed from the 1950's. A trip to Shady Dell will confirm this. As a kid in the 50's it was a more spartan vacation experience. Today we expect luxury. You won't find luxury at Shady Dell but you will have an authentic 50's experience. Four couples each chose a trailer to express their... More 

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Plains, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

It is what it is. Staying in a 65 year old trailer that hasn't changed much in 65 years except for the wear and tear. One and done with this place. It just isn't what it's cracked up to be on the Travel Channel and Country Living. It is quiet, that's a plus. It's the kind of place you stay... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Definately something different. The 1950 memoralbilia was awesome. The lot has an abandoned spooky appearance. We went on Friday the thirteenth so it added to the Theme. This would be a great October get-away. Recomend the ghost Tour if you stay here. The ghost tour is more fun than scary. The combination was a spooky fun weekend. The fact that... More 

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Mohave Valley, Arizona
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19 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

After reading all of the reviews regarding the owners not being around at check-in late in the evening, I made a special effort to arrive at the 3:00 p.m. check-in time only to be disappointed with the office "closed" but reading a note left for me taped to the front door. I followed the instructions and walked directly to my... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

The experience was mostly everything we'd hoped for with few of the problems. Being off-season we had the park mostly to ourselves. The diner/store had been closed for a couple of years but the entire facility was very well maintained and organized. Each trailer had its own patch of grass and lawn chairs; ours even had a white picket fence... More 

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We stayed at the Shady Dell in a 1957 Airfloat trailer. It was an interesting experience and a trip down "memory lane". The place was clean and had great charm and ambiance. It was also somewhat disconcerting since my husband and I and my cousins, who were traveling with us, were the only ones there. We never saw the manager,... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I love the way this place looks, both on the postcards and in person. The site is smallish, I think fewer than a dozen trailers, and very quiet. Across the street is the Jr High School, which is only noisy between 3 and 4, and to the north is the cemetery. I liked being close to the cemetery because it's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

My boyfriend and I visited the Shady Dell in 2010, and to this day we still get so excited when we talk about it. We stayed in the Tiki Bus. It was awesome. It was very true to the pictures I found on their website. The Tiki Bar is so cute. It was clean. It's not a 5-star hotel with... More 

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