As a very experienced travel who routinely stays in 5 star hotels in exotic locations, I would like to report that the Gadsden Hotel in Douglas, Arizona is one of the most interesting and enjoyable hotels I have stayed in for quite a while. The historic building resembles the Waldorf Astoria and Plaza hotels in New York City prior to their renovations. The renovations have restored the rathskeller, guest rooms, attendant-operated elevator, and dining rooms. The manager, Anel Lopez, is a wealth of information on the history of the hotel, Douglas, and the surrounding area. The hotel's full-service restaurant serves excellent food for reasonable prices. The coffee shop makes the best lattes to be found between the Mexico border and Tucson. Douglas is a very interesting city. In contrast to tourist attractions like Bisbee, it is an authentic town full of historic buildings. Douglas is located on the border with Agua Prieta, Mexico. The best Mexican food I have ever eaten (at incredible prices) could be found in Douglas. Douglas is also located close to the Chiricahua National Monument. This little known national forest is a cross between Yosemite and Bryce National Parks. The Chiricahua Mountains contain sky islands, unique ecosystems, and the American Museum of Natural History maintains a research facility in Cave Creek. Because of the dark skies, a natural astronomical laboratory is also located in the Chiricahua National Monument. If you want to see the real American southwest, make a point of visiting the Gadsden Hotel in Douglas, Arizona.…
The interior architecture takes you back to the time of mining barons and railroad tycoons. Cafe 333 provided a limited number of Thanksgiving reservations and we were pleased to be included and provided with a holiday dinner to remember.
Beautiful restoration. Superb group of in-hotel dining and entertainment options. The restaurant, cafe and tavern are all first class. Very enjoyable stay. The classic lobby is a one-of-a-kind survivor containing desert themed architectural elements. Well worth the trip.
Ate lunch at the Cafe 333 had a great Cesar salad. The cafe was beautiful restored to its original splendor. The hotel lobby is grand. Met owners and they are a wonderful couple. Next time we are in the area we will stay here.
The authentic restoration of the restaurant and hotel lobby lend a distinct ambience to the restaurant experience that is hard to fault. Five of us had a very nice lunch, properly served, and well prepared. Highly recommended