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Copper Queen Hotel

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11 Howell Ave PO Drawer CQ, Bisbee, AZ 85603-1131
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#8 of 9 hotels in Bisbee
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The Copper Queen Hotel, built in 1898 and completed in 1902, was the product of a booming mining camp called Bisbee. Once the largest city between St. Louis and San Francisco, Bisbee is now a beautiful and quiet getaway. While the town of Bisbee has "grown" it has not lost its' charm. Soon after Bisbee became a town, Phelps Dodge Mining Company built the Copper Queen Hotel as a place for dignitaries and investors to relax in luxury. Construction was difficult because Phelps Dodge had to blast away and clear a large portion of the mountainside in order for building to begin. Although the most modern and up to date materials were used, it did not lessen the difficulty of each task. In order for concrete to be mixed, water had to be pumped up the hill from the mercantile, what is now called Copper Queen Plaza, on Main Street. The walls were constructed to be nearly 2 feet thick, which helps keep the hotel cool during the summer months. Once the Hotel was completed, anyone who walked through the doors would notice the mosaic tile from Italy. Since the Hotel was built in an Italian style, the tile was installed throughout the entire first floor lobby. The remaining tile can be seen in the Hotel entrance. As the story goes, the cathedral ceiling in the Palm Room was all fitted with Tiffany glass. Nobody knows when it came down or what happened to it. There was an open air hallway behind two large windows along the southeast wall that acted as air conditioning for that era. The front desk was fabricated out of Tiger Oak and was surrounded with a wrought iron security cage. The unique safe behind the desk was once used at the Copper Mine until it became too small for the company payroll, which was all paid in cash. It was then passed down to the Copper Queen Hotel. Phelps Dodge cleverly paid their employees in cash, to have their money quickly returned to them in goods and drinks. The Copper Queen Hotel was one of the most modern hotels in the West during that time. One can only imagine what changes the Hotel has gone through to accommodate the modern day traveler. Located roughly 100 miles southeast of Tucson and at an elevation of 5,300 feet, the Hotel is usually 10 to 20 degrees cooler than in Tucson or Phoenix. In the winter, we are even blessed with an occasional snowfall. Bisbee is the southern most mile high city in the U.S. And is eight miles from the border of Mexico. Although the Copper Queen Hotel has maintained the ambiance of the Victorian Era Old West, it has been renovated with modern day conveniences to make your stay more comfortable.
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Free public parking nearby
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Shared lounge / TV area
ATM on site
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Audrey wrote a review May 5
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We were a group of four and had made reservations two months earlier for certain rooms at the Copper Queen Hotel where we have stayed numerous times in the past. We arrived to discover that our reserved rooms had been given to other patrons, that no rooms were ready, and that the young people behind the front desk had no clue what to do. We waited for two hours for rooms...any rooms. One room was on the 4th floor, windows did not open and air conditioner was loud...without air conditioner there was no air circulation. A night of claustrophobia! We left at dawn the next morning after cancelling the two more nights we had intended to stay. It was very sad to experience such mismanagement of what was once a lovely, well-maintained hotel. There seemed to be no one in charge and no one taking responsibility for the chaos at the front desk. Only one young woman was available to clean the rooms...an impossible and unfair situation.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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NineRavens wrote a review Apr 2021
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After staying at the Copper Queen for over 20 years, I can say it’s in the worst shape I’ve seen it in. This is the fault of the owners, not of the employees. I saw guests waiting for over three hours to get a room on a busy Saturday afternoon. They were told that only one housekeeper was working. Over 100 people were outside on the patio and on the steps wearing no masks. The floor where I was staying was not vacuumed once between Friday and Sunday. The ceiling fan on the second floor lobby had only one working bulb out of four. I was honestly afraid to use the ice machine because I saw nothing that looked like Covid prevention in the building. When I tried to reach the front desk at night for an emergency, after four phone calls and no answer I went downstairs and I was told that the front desk worker was “somewhere.” The same laundry cart remained on my floor for a day containing both clean laundry and trash. I want to be clear that there are some great people working at the hotel, but there are other employees who are not doing their jobs, and management is letting it go by. This is unfair to the responsible staff who have to face irate customers. I never reward bad behavior with my business and I will not be back to stay at the Copper Queen. When I spoke with my friends who live in town, they told me the word is out that the owners don’t care about the property or the staff. It’s really a shame. Visit the bar, but stay elsewhere.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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surber2 wrote a review Mar 2021
ARLINGTON, WASHINGTON9 contributions18 helpful votes
Called ahead to make reservation on Friday, 3/20. Was told a room was $200 per night but would offer $20 off. We had 3 adults. When arrived, had been given $20 off, but added back $10 for the xtra adult. We were’t told this. Upon arrival, with a $187 fee for the room, we are then told that there’s no cable. I would not have booked this room knowing there was no cable as we were tired from touring all day & it was March Madness. The hotel is historically old, so we are aware that it is to be out dated. The front desk does not answer ph calls when you call in either.When you arrive, there’s a note with a ph #, stating to call the # if you need help. No customer service! We got to our room and were given the internet access code and it didn’t work. When we went downstairs and called the ph# and got a desk clerk, finally, we were told that “it’s sketchy on the 4th floor.” Now we are hungry, and decide to go to the hotel restaurant/bar for dinner. We walked in, promptly told bar service only for our food, but waited 12 minutes without the bartender coming to ask us if we would like to order. We finally left, walked back into hotel & called the ph# for the front desk again. When finally greeted, we asked for a refund and checked out. Don’t bother with this place until customer service gets better. The gentleman at the front desk blamed it in COVID. None seemed happy to have paying customers, whatsoever. Stayed in Benson (not far out of Bisbee...we were much appreciated customers)
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Julie T wrote a review Mar 2021
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Copper Queen is full of history, and a chairing town. but from room in disrepair, restaurant unreliable, to computer system and bills miss quoted. Stay here to be close to history not for luxury. The staff was very helpful but fighting a kissing battle.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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recorder wrote a review Feb 2021
Pineville, Missouri1375 contributions321 helpful votes
If you are into history or old fashioned, you will want to stay here. We dd. We got the Teddy Roosevelt room. It was a nice big room, we loved it. We weren't so crazy about actully using a claw foot tub to shower in, having limted internet upstairs, and as this is winter we had a hard time regulating the temperature between very cold and very hot. A continental breakfast was offered but the room they served it in was very chilly. This place has the potential to be a knockout, but won only by a split decision.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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$100 - $150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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copper queen bisbee, hotel copper queen, copper queen hotel bisbee
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United StatesArizonaBisbee
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Copper Queen Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Copper Queen Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Copper Queen Mine (0.2 miles), Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum (0.04 miles), and The Bisbee Seance Room (0.05 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Copper Queen Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Copper Queen Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Copper Queen Hotel?
Yes, free public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Copper Queen Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Cornucopia, Cafe Roka, and Thuy's Noodle Shop.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Copper Queen Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Copper Queen Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.03 miles away from the center of Bisbee.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Copper Queen Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Copper Queen Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Warren Ballpark (3.0 miles) and Copper Queen Plaza (0.05 miles).