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Copper Queen Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   11 Howell Ave., PO Drawer CQ, Bisbee, AZ 85603   |  
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Ranked #7 of 11 Hotels in Bisbee
Los Angeles, CA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Nice stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

HI, was happy to take my fiance here for one night stay, for his birthday. Hotel was as we expected, thanks to many other reviews. Upon entry, desk clerk very so so, but was gracious to let us pick our room out of a few, and we chose a third floor facing the balcony/street, had good vibes. We were not aware the hotel restaurant does not serve dinner on Sunday, so had a good steak sandwich on the patio. Room was 310 and very clean and bathroom spotless, no problem with hot water. FIance had a ghost experience with a young female ghost and captured an evp on his iphone, very happy guy. Air Conditioner worked great, and enjoyed meeting owner the next day, very friendly and gracious. Happy to stay at such a famous historical hotel.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Tucson
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144 reviews 144 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Bisbee is a fun stay. This hotel is right behind the mining museum (check it out, it was great) and just a couple of blocks walk to the Queen Mine tour. Old town Bisbee has a fun downtown to wander and the QC was a great base operation. There are a number of restaurants and bars within easy walking distance.

Yes, the hotel and our room were both bit "out of date". However, all were much closer to 2013 than 1913, so don't be concerned that you will miss any of the standard amenities. This historic property is better appreciated if you do a little historical research before arrival. It was fun to stay in such an original property, rather than another one of those cookie-cutter, dull, "found everywhere in America" chain properties.

Our room was large and the window AC worked fantastically. The room was so large that I was surprised about the lack of a mini-fridge, which is offered in certain other rooms. Housekeeping could use a bit more "eye for detail". However, the room was adequately cleaned and nothing made me feel uncomfortable.

There is an ice machine down the hallway from the reception area (I believe I read a review that claimed there was no ice machine). Soda and snacks are reasonably priced at reception. There is free wi-fi.

The hotel saloon and front porch were great for people watching.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

My husband, myself & 5 other family members decided we wanted to have a haunting experience. We had so much fun just with our imaginations. This is a hotel built in 1902, so expect an old hotel. We stayed in the lady of the nights room that was supposed to be haunted. All the bedding ended up on the floor at the foot of the bed. Loved the ambiance of the room. We ate breakfast & dinner in Angela's Restaurant in the hotel & the food was excellent. The price was reasonable & the staff was very friendly & knowledgeable. All of the staff went above & beyond. Loved the experience. Had cocktails out on the patio at night. Nice breeze, considering that time of year is hot. Very enjoyable. Will recommend it over & over again.

Room Tip: Room 315 is fun. If you are going for a maybe haunting experience than you might as well get one of...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jackson, NJ
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Stayed one night on our visit to Bisbee, Arizona. The hotel boasts a great location, within walking distance to shops and restaurants. It is supposedly haunted by several ghosts, none made their appearance to us. The room we stayed in was small with no view ( we chose the Internet special ) however it was clean and comfortable.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

We arrived at the hotel Saturday afternoon. The carpet in the hallway to the room was so worn it was rolling up hunter the suit case. The room was a mix of old and 80's updates, and not very clean. The lights were thick in dust, the towel rack was thick in dust where the towel didn't sit.... but OK...it is a piece of history, so I worked past that. We went to the hotel restaurant for dinner. The service was awful. Twice I had to go get the waitress and remind her that we ordered something and tell her again what it was we had ordered. The food was cold and flavorless. The almond crusted fish was covered in 1/2 inch of breadcrumbs so was dry like eating sawdust. The garlic mashed potatoes were dry with no garlic flavor. The locals said the restaurant is hit or miss, so you never know. We ate in town on Sunday....the Table has fantastic food! On Monday morning, we went downstairs at 10:30 and headed to try breakfast at the hotel restaurant. We figured not much bad can happen to breakfast food. We were told, sorry....we just closed. No where did it post hours or did anyone say at check in that breakfast is served until 10:30. We asked where to go for breakfast. The clerk said," there is a place across the highway past the pit. I don't know of any place else." We were very disappointed. We walked through town by the hotel and found at least half a dozen places that served breakfast with in walking distance. Why would our hotel not tell us this??? They should know what is there....the town is not that big!! We would not stay at the Copper Queen Hotel again.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Maricopa, Arizona, United States
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

We just got home from our trip to Bisbee for my partners birthday. I have wanted to stay at the copper queen since I was 8 years old and never have just because it is the most expensive place in town to book a room. We had reserved a room at another hotel place in town, but after we got there it was a total train wreck of a situation, and with me on the verge of tears that the trip I had planned and saved for 3 months for was just about ruined, mike made an executive decision and said he didn't care what it cost we were staying at the Copper Queen! The front desk clerk was really nice and actually gave us the key to he room they had available and let us go up and check it out before handing over the credit card. we loved the room, and I was excited about the claw foot tub. the owner and staff were just so nice and helpful, and really went above and beyond for us, trying to fix a bad expierience for us, that was in no way there fault, just because it was it a special occasion for us. The only suggestion I would have is that the bathroom in the room is a good size, and large enough to accomadate a mini fridge, it would have been perfect to have a mini fridge for doggie bags from some of he amazing restraunts in town, also some bottled water, we spent a lot on bottled water, so a mini fridge and complementary bottled water for hotel guests would be the only two things I would change. we had a cooler with us that we filled with fresh ice everyday and it worked fine, but it would have been a bit more convienient if there was a fridge.we loved our time there and were really sad to have to leave this morning, but not to worry we will be back!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Buckeye, Arizona
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Wife and I stayed 2 nights in the Lily Langtry room. It's the front left corner room on the fourth floor, if you're looking at the hotel. Room has a double queen bed, mini fridge, small dresser with small tv. The bathroom was surprising large and CLEAN! It's out-dated and it's a 111 years old. It is very easy to imagine being a miner splurging after a week in the mines in this room. The beds were very comfortable and the room, oddly enough, didn't seem to get to hot. We did not use the window air conditioner. The only negative are the birds chirping and waking us up as the sun rose. Certainly not something within their control.

Angela's had quick attentive service, great patio seating, and most importantly, terrific food! We had dinner there our first night. I had the 12 oz Ribeye and the wife enjoyed Sauteed Scallops and Shrimp. Absolutely d-lish! For desert, I had the Peach Cobbler which was the best I've ever had. Next morning, wife had eggs benedict and I had a 3 egg omelet. Very yummy. That evening, we stopped by for a quick desert and enjoyed the Chocolate Fudge Cake with Ice Cream. Again, top notch.

We will be staying here again.

Room Tip: Get a room on the 4th floor. The floors squeak when you walk on them. I do not think our visit wou...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 11 Howell Ave., PO Drawer CQ, Bisbee, AZ 85603
Location: United States > Arizona > Bisbee
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 11 Hotels in Bisbee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Copper Queen Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 52
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Copper Queen Hotel, built in 1898 and completed in 1902, was the product of a booming mining camp called Bisbee. Once the largest city between St. Louis and San Francisco, Bisbee is now a beautiful and quiet getaway. While the town of Bisbee has "grown" it has not lost its' charm. Soon after Bisbee became a town, Phelps Dodge Mining Company built the Copper Queen Hotel as a place for dignitaries and investors to relax in luxury. Construction was difficult because Phelps Dodge had to blast away and clear a large portion of the mountainside in order for building to begin. Although the most modern and up to date materials were used, it did not lessen the difficulty of each task. In order for concrete to be mixed, water had to be pumped up the hill from the mercantile, what is now called Copper Queen Plaza, on Main Street. The walls were constructed to be nearly 2 feet thick, which helps keep the hotel cool during the summer months. Once the Hotel was completed, anyone who walked through the doors would notice the mosaic tile from Italy. Since the Hotel was built in an Italian style, the tile was installed throughout the entire first floor lobby. The remaining tile can be seen in the Hotel entrance. As the story goes, the cathedral ceiling in the Palm Room was all fitted with Tiffany glass. Nobody knows when it came down or what happened to it. There was an open air hallway behind two large windows along the southeast wall that acted as air conditioning for that era. The front desk was fabricated out of Tiger Oak and was surrounded with a wrought iron security cage. The unique safe behind the desk was once used at the Copper Mine until it became too small for the company payroll, which was all paid in cash. It was then passed down to the Copper Queen Hotel. Phelps Dodge cleverly paid their employees in cash, to have their money quickly returned to them in goods and drinks. The Copper Queen Hotel was one of the most modern hotels in the West during that time. One can only imagine what changes the Hotel has gone through to accommodate the modern day traveler. Located roughly 100 miles southeast of Tucson and at an elevation of 5,300 feet, the Hotel is usually 10 to 20 degrees cooler than in Tucson or Phoenix. In the winter, we are even blessed with an occasional snowfall. Bisbee is the southern most mile high city in the U.S. And is eight miles from the border of Mexico. Although the Copper Queen Hotel has maintained the ambiance of the Victorian Era Old West, it has been renovated with modern day conveniences to make your stay more comfortable. ... more   less 
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