Stayed here on the nights of 8/15/08 and 8/16/08.
We were taking a weekend trip to the Grand Canyon. We wanted to stay in Williams, AZ, which is closer to the Grand Canyon, but there were no vacancies within our price range. So, staying in Flagstaff had to suffice.
First point: Price we paid was $$90/night, which is quite a bit higher than many who have left reviews in TripAdvisor. Possibly this was due to our staying on a Friday and Saturday night. Having now been to Flagstaff and seen how many hotels are on every street, I think there must be better hotels around for $90/night. However, I did not know how to find them online!!
Second point: Distance from the Grand Canyon was a bit far. We drove about 90 minutes to get to the Canyon. It was a pleasant drive through beautiful pines and scenery, but staying in Williams would have decreased our travel time to the Canyon in half or more.
Third point: The hotel itself was ok. VERY minimalistic. It was generally clean. ALTHOUGH, I did think the bedding was gross. The sheets were clean and fine, but the blankets were gross and had holes in them.
Fourth point: The walls are pretty thin so you'll hear your neighbors. We had neighbors that would stand out on the porch to smoke and talk at night and it was so annoying. Keep in mind that I am reviewing the HOTEL and not the patrons. However, I do think that cheap hotels attract this type of patron: loud, obnoxious, and discourteous.
Last point: I would suggest pricing some other hotels in Flagstaff before booking at Highland Country. I might suggest checking out the Drury Inn across the street (it looks nicer from my view here and I just got online and it was priced the exact same for next weekend as I paid for this weekend). Use google maps to find other options. Drill down into a google map pretty close so that only a few streets are visible on your screen then search "hotels" and check out some of the hits you get that way. If you show the entire city of Flagstaff in your screen when searching "hotels" you won't pull up a lot of the options.
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