The 2nd floor, upgraded king room we had reserved wasn’t even in their records. They had my handicapped husband and I on the 4th floor...elevator doesn’t work. After much shuffling we were given a miserable king room on the 2nd floor, and a bottle of wine with apologies for the error. Thanksgiving dinner was ok except for the spongy, processed white meat turkey they were slicing & similar han...with a tip jar beside it. Really!? And the $25 price turned out to be more like $35 with 20% tip & tax. This grand old hotel needs lots of updating. Ask to see your room when checking in.
We arrived in Tombstone on Thanksgiving day late in the afternoon. We knew we would not find a place to eat in Tombstone on Thanksgiving day so we drove into Bisbee hoping to find someplace open. We were fortunate enough not only to find the Copper Queen open, but a fantastic Thanksgiving buffet for only $25.00/pp. The buffet was limited but what they had was great including the turkey, ham and mashed potatoes. Service was limited, typical of buffets. Our waitperson was very nice. I had no objection to the automatic 20% tip for people who are working on a holiday. Great job. Thank you.
Worst Thanksgiving Dinner I have ever had. We were really looking forward to dinner in the historic old hotel. Perhaps things might be better for a traditional meal. Everything but the turkey and the ham was delicious. I was quoted $25 per plate, buffet style. When the check arrived, for nearly $77, I was surprised, to say the least. Without advising me when I made the reservation, they automatically affixed a 20% gratuity of over $11 for, to put it kindly, marginal service. On the bill was an additional line for a tip. Are you kidding me? A cup of tea was billed $5 and a cup,of coffee $3. Whew! The bimbo allegedly serving us never showed up at the table once until she figured we were about finished. She was very attentive to the tables with four or more persons - you may make your own judgments about her motivation. Now, for the entre’. The turkey and ham can best be described as mystery meat. The turkey was processed turkey breast roll as best I could determine and the water filled ham was from someplace that perhaps supplies homeless shelters. I have had better Thanksgiving dinners in military field kitchens in war zones. The staff was “interesting” with alternative and “off the grid” lifestyles very much in evidence. Lastly, given the ambience of the staff, I was not about to turn loose of my credit card to disappear out of sight back in the kitchen area. I asked about how to pay in person and was directed to the saloon on the other side of the hotel lobby. I left my companion in the dining room as a hostage to allay any fears of a dine and dash. The bar tender had no idea how to charge my credit card and when I returned to the dining room, the server was in a state of near panic, apparently believing that my companion was not a fair trade for processed turkey in the event I had decided to abscond. The eclectic host displayed aggressive consternation that I had the temerity to want to maintain visual control of my credit card. It was absurd to say the least. The Copper Queen is a grand old historical facility that deserves better management at the very least. At present it is little more than a carnival scam.…
They say it’s haunted. I had a great stay without any ghosts. Bisbee is a fun, historic place to visit. Go to the deserted street in Lowell Arizona just south of Bisbee. Very interesting area with a lot to see and do
If you are looking for a fantastic bloody mary, Find out when Chris is working...handsome long haired bartender! Best bloody in a long time.😎 extra lemon for me, extra horsey sauce for my man. 3 olives. Yes yes yes