Let me start by saying, the Gaslight Inn is a great place to stay! There are plenty of good reasons to overnight at this superb B&B over a chain motel. My room was spotless and neat. Breakfasts were delicious and filling (try the Gas Light Skillet). Location was convenient. Now, these are things you would expect at a good hotel, but the Gaslight offers so much more!
Atmosphere! Take a trip back to the Roaring Twenties! Each room is decorated to a theme. Feeling like an old school Gangster? Stay in the Gentleman's Parlor! Bringing a big family? The Honeymoon suite is enormous and includes a full kitchen. Just you and your significant other? The Presidential should do. Or, take a look at one of the other rooms. Each has a distinct, unique character and decor, something you'll be pressed to find at an ordinary motel. It was great fun just to tour the Inn, worth a visit just for that. Don't let the age of the building (1926) concern you, the facility is superbly maintained, up-to-date and full of charm. The best of both worlds! Did I mention the rates are competitive.....
I chose the Gala room for a couple of reasons, price and I wanted to be on the ground floor. The website shows a wood-framed bed, but when I got there it was a big cast iron affair. Wow! Reminded me of Og King of Bashan's bed from the Bible. Very, very comfortable, I slept every night like a stone. Despite the downtown location, my room was very quiet, noise was never an issue even when parties were held in the meeting room. The flat-screen TV and Wi-Fi worked flawlessly. The owners placed a nifty old-timer desk just underneath the TV against the wall (pic doesn't show), to facilitate laptop use. The bathroom was enormous and ADA compliant, but note, the Gala doesn't have a tub. Check out one of the other rooms if you just gotta have a tub.
The hotel holds all sorts of events and entertainment, check the site. The management bent over backwards to make sure I had everything i needed for a pleasant stay. Can't remember better service, anywhere! There are stories that the previous ownership was, shall we say, less than stellar. Not so now, I'd come back any time!
Most folks will visit Glendale with a car, but I made this trip without an automobile. I didn't want the expense and risk of renting a car. I had also noted that the Metro Phoenix transit system had expanded greatly in recent years. The Gaslight's downtown location helped make this trip a success for me. Pretty much anything you might need is within reasonable walking distance. Hungry? Two minutes to Lenny's for a delicious burger like you won't get from the chains. Mexican eats are plentiful. If you're in the mood for German food, Haus Murphy's is right next door. Smilin' Jack's Pedal Cars just down the street is a must visit for any hobbyist. Rounded off my die-cast car collection there and at the numerous second-hand stores in the district. The Olde Towne Bar out front is a great place to relax with a cold brew for the evening after walking around town. Need to go cross-town? Hop on the bus, it's cheap easy and safe.
In summary, should you visitt Phoenix and Glendale is convenient for you, if you don't stay at the Gas Light, YOU HAVE MISSED OUT!!!
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