My wife and I stayed at the Weatherford Hotel for a long weekend, June 21 - 23, and thoroughly enjoyed our experience. We've stayed at historic hotels around Arizona (the Gadsden in Douglas, Connor in Jerome, Copper Queen in Bisbee) and everything about the Weatherford was superb by comparison - the friendly staff, the historic ambience, the condition of the rooms as well as the common areas, coupled with an excellent restaurant (try the huevos rancheros at breakfast!) and a great band in the downstairs bar Friday night.
In fairness to the many reviewers who have been more critical than me, we stayed in a very nice room (room #40) with a private bath, big screen TV, A.C., phone and clawfoot tub (with hand-held shower but no shower curtain). The room was wonderful, but some of the less expensive rooms apparently require a shared bath and have virtually no amenities. In short, call or email Sam and be clear about the room and amenities you want!
Another frequently cited criticism is the weekend noise at night. The hotel has 3 very popular bars and downtown Flagstaff is filled with people of all ages on weekend nights. This clearly does not lend itself to peace and quiet, so know that going in! Our room was on the 2nd floor which is ostensibly the quietest part of the hotel, and I am a sound sleeper, so the only impact the revelry had on me was to enhance our evening strolls through the charming downtown area before bedtime. My wife is a much lighter sleeper and she was aware of the noise well past midnight. She knew about the possibility and had brought earplugs and Tylenol PM but neither were required. For many, the noise could be a negative worth considering. For both of us, it was a minor inconvenience that was more than offset by the other delightful aspects of this wonderful hotel.
We will stay at the Weatherford any time we visit Flagstaff in the future!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An historic hotel that has hosted many famous guests, the hotel now has very reasonably priced rooms. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Weatherford Hotel Flagstaff