This place is above average for a road trip stop, but does not quite reach very good, though with a little updating, it could definitely get there. The first surprise was that this "boutique hotel" is in an old motel and definitely retains some of that dated motel feel both in terms of the building decor and the outdated room we stayed in. The bedding was very clean (which to me is the most important thing), and the room was acceptably clean, with the exception of carpets that smelled kind of dirty (I don't know why any traveler's lodging even has carpet when there are so many other cleaner and lower-maintenance options available). We were on the 2nd floor, which meant lugging our luggage upstairs, so a ground floor room would have been a good thing to request. There was definitely some railroad noise, and I was glad to have brought earplugs, since I am a very light sleeper. The building in which breakfast is provided was very simple but cute, decorated with Route 66 memorabilia. The manager did a great job of making guests feel welcome and keeping the food stocked. There were waffles, cereal, fruit, sausages and scrambled eggs (which seemed like the powdered variety) and a variety of beverages. Although the food definitely won't win any culinary awards, it gave us some fuel for the next leg of our trip, was included in the stay and it saved us some time over finding somewhere else to eat, since Flagstaff was not our end destination on this road trip. All in all, a fine place to stay overnight on the way to somewhere else, or maybe for a weekend of hanging out in Flagstaff, but probably not somewhere I would spend an extended stay.
Ask for a ground floor room as far away as possible from the railroad noise
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We're happy that overall, you had a comfortable stay with us. Please know we're working continuously on making updates and improvements. Your feedback contributes to the betterment of our property -- so again, thank you for your honest review!
We sincerely apologize for the railroad noise -- unfortunately, it's fairly unavoidable, given our location. However, I'd like to note that thanks to the "quiet zones" implemented in 2010, we've noticed a significant decrease in train-issued noise! Believe it or not, it used to be much worse!
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