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“History and Beauty of the Old West!” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel St. Michael
205 W. Gurley St., Prescott, AZ 85301   |  
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Ranked #15 of 23 Hotels in Prescott
San Jose, California
1 review
“History and Beauty of the Old West!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

We stayed at the Hotel St. Michael on New Years Eve and it was amazing! From the moment you walk through the door, it's like stepping back in time to the Old West! We had a king room with a city view and it was so nice! Even with it being New Years Eve and "The Bootdrop" going on outside, the room was quiet. They are quaint and historic rooms with early 1900's charm. The bed was comfortable, and the rooms are still heated by the boiler! We were cozy and comfortable all night. The original radiator is in the lobby and the old Otis elevetaor is kept to it's prime. We rode it and loved the old cage door! The staff is excellent and so warm and welcoming and extremely knowledgable about the history. You can tell they love to share it with the guests. They even use real room keys! The complimentary breakfast the next morning was to die for! The look and feel of the hotel definitely takes you back to the old west and what it must have been like as the Grande Dame of Whiskey Row. Especially the magnificant staircase! The ballroom is so beautiful. It even has the original tin ceiling! If your looking for the perfect place to spend the night in downtown Prescott, this is the place! The rates are awesome, and it's in the middle of everything! So much fun and a great historic experience!

Room Tip: If you can, be sure to get the Plaza View rooms or the City View Rooms! They are a beautiful view fo...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
Wichita, Kansas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

First, the good things need to be stated. The location is perfect and especially if you want to do some nighttime hard drinking because it is right by the bars on Whiskey Row in Prescott. It is an old hotel and the rooms are small with a cute dingy, seedy feel. The floors are average and the beds are clean. The bathrooms are sparse with lots of towels. The elevator is real old too. The cable TV works. You almost feel like you are in a Charles Bukowski poem, or a William Burroughs novel.

The soap is at a minimum, the cups are also cheap plastic, and if you want ice, you have to get it at the front desk. At night, a weird security guy patrols the main floor like as if it is a residential building for drunks and junkies. Again, if you like pulp fiction tales or Beat novels this is the place. Do not get the rooms over the bars, or you will not go to sleep until 4 a.m. The hotel offers free breakfasts for the guests from 7-9 a.m. at the Bistro. The egg-sausage-toast-hash brown breakfasts are good and they give lots of coffee. But if you arrive one minute after 9 a.m., you will pay the full expensive price. Get there at 8:30 so you avoid problems. You have to leave the tip even with the free breakfast.

I had a good time - until I received the final receipt. I first got there on a weekday, and I was told a price that seemed fair. I was not told that they raise the prices by 25% for the weekend nights of Friday and Saturday however. I guess these are wealthy drunk specials. This type of nickel and dining always leaves a bad leaving for the guest.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Phoenix
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

My wife and I wanted to spend a night in Prescott. After some searching we decided on the St. Michael. It has one of the oldest and funnest elevators in the country. Just like going back in time. You must know what the old hotels are all about or you might be suprised by the smaller type rooms. But for us it was perfect! The only down side and why I didn't give it 5 stars was the restaurant was "closed for updating" and the bar closed at 6:00. The Hotels location right in Whiskey Row more than made up for any short falls of their own bar. We would stay there again. Get a room with the Plaza view, it's fun.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sahuarita, Arizona
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

I brought my family along with me for a business trip. We chose to stay at this hotel since it is in the heart of downtown and our teenage kids would be able to stay busy in the area while I was working.
Rooms were clean and nicely decorated. The furniture is beautiful, but updated televisions would have been nice. We rented a family suite and our teenage kids loved their room which came with 2 twin beds. A mini fridge would have also been nice in the "family suite"
The kids loved the historic piece of the hotel and the area. I actually offered to go to a modern hotel for our last night and the kids insisted we stay.
Front desk was friendly. We also have a 6 month old and a pack and play was provided for her to sleep in.
The complimentary breakfast in the Bistro was also delicious and beautiful to look out onto the square early in the morning.
You do hear the bands from the neighboring bars on the weekend nights.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Mesa, Arizona
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

I have traveled many a places in Arizona, if you want a historic setting in a historic city, Hotel St. Michael is the place to go. Built in the rough n tough era of gunslingers, Hotel St. Michael has had some pretty famous charactors stay here in the past (President Theodore Roosevelt, The Earps, "Doc" Holiday, Billy the Kid, Jesse James) to name a few. Nice n cozy in downtown Prescott, you are on the main square to shops, resturants, art gallerys and the famous whiskey row. Once you step inside the hotel, you feel that time has taken you back to the early 1900's but don't let that fool you, this has been modernized for today. The Staff is very professional, pleasing to talk to and ready to help you with your needing a room, and they also are helpful with information. You should try and reserve a room overlooking the square as alot of activities are planned on the main square. Although you are on the main square, this is a very quiet hotel. Once you stay here, you will want to come back!

Room Tip: Rooms on Montezuma St overlooking the square.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 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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daddymac1
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

This is a very good property in a great location. Very good value for what you get. I have stayed at this place a couple of times and enjoyed both of them. It is old and clean. Very wide hallways, and you can tell that this was once a Grand Hotel. Everything is very close as the Town Square is across the street. Go to the Gato Azul, which is about 3 blocks away, it is great. Service was very good here, the elevator is a kick as you have to close the cage, it is an old Otis. I also really like the Sharlot Hall Museum about a block behind the hotel, The Raven is an awesome place for beer, and it is about 3 blocks away. Free breakfast was the best inclusive breakfast that I have ever had,

Room Tip: The rooms overlooking the square are really nice, The soundproofing is good.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Trier, Germany
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

If you want to be a part of Arizona history, this is the hotel to stay at. The staff is very helpful and the rustic feel of the hotel really makes you feel like you have gone back in time. Whiskey Row doesn't have alot of whiskey going on these days but there are a couple dive bars tat are worth a walk in. The courthouse was the highlight for me.

Room Tip: All rooms are nice and quiet.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 205 W. Gurley St., Prescott, AZ 85301
Location: United States > Arizona > Prescott
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 23 Hotels in Prescott
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 71
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