I loved being on the reservation. The rooms were basic with a Native American (NA) flair in the curtains and art. We were in Room 206 with two double beds, a round dining table, one wooden chair, a small dresser, fridge and TV. The actual bathroom contained the toilet and shower while the sink was open access to the room. This particular room was on the second floor with a door to the outside. To access it one walks through a metal gate, down a concrete walk, through a dirt yard and up some metal grate stairs. There were definitely others staying there but we didn't hear them and only saw them when we went to the restaurant. The room was clean and sufficient. We paid for one night then decided to stay another. The front desk was very relaxed about this and we paid when we left. It was expensive comparatively but we decided that staying on the reservation was entirely worth it. The only times we ate at the restaurant were at dinner. It was busy with mostly Native Americans. The menu had pretty standard American fare except for a few NA dishes, most of which contained meat, eggs or cheese. This didn't work well for the vegan I was traveling with. I found the NA food hearty and good albeit plain. The service was good. It's really the only place to eat once you are out on the Second Mesa. We drove in with food and ate lunch and breakfast from our supplies. When we went to the stores to replenish, there wasn't much we wanted to eat- nothing organic and non processed. We walked around the building in the evening and met a few other visitors and a few very friendly stray dogs. There was a timeline in the lobby that compared the NA history to European/ Caucasian history. This was very interesting! We never made it into the museum as it was not open when we were around. We loved the quiet of this area. Of note: They requested that we take no pictures. If you found this review helpful, please press thank below.…
The authentic food was fantastic. The hotel was an amazing experience in being submerged into the Hopi culture. The rooms were simple but clean and sufficient. The food was amazing and authentic. don't miss the photos!
The restaurant is excellent. Staff can answer any questions about Hopi culture. Hopi culture is quiet, gentle and moves slower than typical fast-paced American. However, restaurant has quality American and traditional Hopi food. Motel is older but very clean and neat. Remember this is a high desert. The scenery is incredible. A good base for visit to Hopi land.
Oh, so much to say about this place. It is really out of the way however my wife and I deemed it important to see what life was like on the reservation. The hotel was average and had all of the amenities that you would expect. I thought it a tad on the pricey side for what we got however the community really needs whatever money it gets. The on-sight museum was closed both days that we were there. In order to see the reservation/villages/mesas one needs a guide that the center can help you out with. Other than a tour there isn’t too much for visitors to do. It’s pretty bleak. various vendors, artists, flea marketers, and stray dogs hang in the parking lot from dusk to dawn. The restaurant was okay...however I wonder why an average sort of place has to lower themselves by dinging their customers. Apologies I'm not cheap and we spent a lot of money to go to AZ but how can a place charge $ 3.00 more for a fruit platter just cause it's on the dinner menu. We paid $ 3.00 less for the same platter that morning. So, is this place really a cultural center? I guess it is if you can say arranging tours, having vendors, and shops on the premises, and a restaurant that has native cuisine. Perhaps expected too much. Regardless, purely from a humanistic perspective everyone needs to visit …
Our room was spotless and comfortable. The bathroom was clean as was all the linen. The only thing lacking was a good internet connection. The staff were very friendly and helpful. A good starting point to visit Winslow or Tuba City. Taking pictures is not allowed.
The Hopi Cultural Center is wonderful! Contact Anna, the Manager, for a WONDERFUL, and educational tour of the Mesas! She is a wealth of information, and absolutely delightful. The Hopi are amazing. Their Mesas are incredible, as is their Culture. We could all learn from their ways! The Restaurant has great food, by the way.
This Inn is the only lodging available on the Hopi Reservation. The room was very basic -- like a budget motel room where you'd expect to pay about $60-$70 -- but the price was $130.99. I guess they know they have a captive audience! When we travel we often enjoy a glass of wine in our room before going out for dinner, but when we registered at this Inn, we were required to sign a document that said no alcohol was allowed in the rooms. We've never encountered a rule like this before in all our travels, not even on other Indian reservations. We did have a nice dinner in the Hopi Cultural Center Restaurant -- both the quesadilla and the fish and chips were very good, as was the service.
I was a little nervous about staying here as a solo female, but it was fine and the staff couldn't have been more helpful or friendly. The room was very comfortable and included two queen beds, table and chair, refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, and free wi-fi. The bathroom was also well-equipped. Unfortunately the water was over-softened and I never felt like I had gotten all the soap rinsed off me, but that was a minor concern. It was a cold night and the heat worked well. I look forward to staying here again!
The room was very comfortable. The rooms are spread out and you have to walk outside - usually not a problem but we had rain and snow the two nights we were there. The remote for the TV didn't work. There was a wall lamp but no outlet and the coffee maker wasn't plugged in - giving the impression that it wasn't working either. The second night the power went out on the whole Hopi Reservation early in the evening. Not their fault but the entire staff just left. No one to help with flashlights or candles or extra blankets.
When I got to my room I locked the deadbolt. When I attempted to go and get some ice, I could not unlock the door!! I picked up the phone to call the front desk and the phone was dead! I looked to see if I could clumb out the window and the screen was all dented as though some else had to break out or even worse break in. I finally got out using a towel and hurt my thumb. I went to the front desk and they said they would send someone over, but he was on a dinner break. So I went back to the room, turned on the TV and it did not work. The rooms are not attached to the lobby or restaurant, you are on your own. I did not feel safe there and left driving all the way back to Tuba City in the dark. I will say there is no better location for visiting the Hopi Villages.