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Copper Queen Hotel
Ranked #8 of 11 Hotels in Bisbee
Reviewed April 20, 2012

Beautiful and elegant turn of the century hotel with lovely antique furnishings. I even had the pleasure of a visitation from one of the three ghosts that inhabit the hotel. Early in the morning, I woke to a woman's whisper in my ear!

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 16, 2012

>Please be advised we were sorely disappointed with our stay at the Copper Queen on 3/29/12.
>We came on a very high recommendation from my brother who has stayed with you many times.
>First, our reception was quite brusk when we checked in at about 2:00 pm. The desk person only got up from his chair to retrieve our paperwork and appeared more bothered than pleased that we were there. Being our first visit we expected a warmer welcome and some insight into a few local must sees. When asked questions, they weren't helpful and acted like we were bothering them.
>After getting past the less than courteous treatment from the desk and bar personnel we began enjoying our visit after meeting others in town. The room was small smelly and dirty. We were told it was a room with a view, yes of the roof next door!Beds were very, very uncomfortable! We arrived just as the main restaurant was closing for lunch, so we had to eat in the bar, where the food was OK but cold and the barmaid was not a very nice person .
>Then come breakfast on 3/30/12. All was going fine until my wife came across the hair in her pancake. This was handled quickly by our server, however, a visit from the manager would have gone a long way to making this letter less likely.
>Know that we can hardly give any favorable recommendation when asked how our visit to Bisbee had been.
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>Looking forward to your response,

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Stayed: March 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 15, 2012

The food at Angelas restaurant was not only good but Delicious!

For Breakfast my husband enjoyed a chicken fried steak with hash browns and eggs that stick to your ribs yummy!

I had the "Not so hungry man mean" which leads you to believe it is a dainty portion. The pancakes were so fluffy and buttery! Eggs and bacon cooked perfectly!

For lunch we both enjoyed a pulled pork sandwich that was drip down your pinky, lick before your elbow good!
While waiting for a short minute (being greeted and welcomed by almost every employee) some leaving customers said " you are gonna love this food!" we were not the only ones leaving happy from Angela's!

The rooms are old, but that is part of the character of the Hotel. Towels need replacement, but mattresses were new and awesome!!!!

The staff behind the desk was very welcoming, helpful, extremely customer aware and friendly!

  • Stayed: April 2012
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Reviewed April 12, 2012

While we did not experience any ghosts that supposely haunt the hotel, we had a great time at the Copper Queen. When you walk into the hotel, you are walking back to an earlier time in AZ history. The hotel still has its charm. My only criticism is that the building does need some renovation. However, I much rather experience it as it is than to have someone turn it into a Best Western or Hotel Hilton. The hotel is also family owned. They are personal and dedicated to helping you enjoy your stay in Bisbee.

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  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 12, 2012

This hotel was built in 1902. Copper mining was HUGE..mine closed but they saved their town..very cool 2nd hand stores,lots of natural stone jewelry.Very narrow street so its mostly foot traffic..we sat outside for both breakfast and lunch.Very sweet little town. We stayed at the Copper Queen Hotel. Our room was off the courtyrad. LOVED the courtyard.Water fountain,lots of greenery ( that will just get better) small bistro type tables and chairs.They have their own wine label.We bought a bottle to take to room..but we had no cork skrew..no ploblem..they gave us one. We had no wine glasses..they got three from the bar for us. They brought us a roll-a-way bed,too. They have a bar that had a 3 piece band..We also had dinner there. Because we bought a bottle of wine our first glass was $.99 !! Food was great..service A+. Would def come back here. I might add the rooms off the courtyard are so private and quiet you would never quess it had 4 floors !

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Reviewed April 10, 2012

My husband and I had a wonderful stay at the Copper Queen Hotel. The rooms were larger and more comfortable than many other old hotels we have stayed at. The staff was friendly and helpful and food in the dining room was great!

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Reviewed April 10, 2012

Smelly.....dirty rooms....uncomfortable beds......wouldn't stay there again! No matter how historic it is!!!

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Copper Queen Hotel

Address: 11 Lowell Ave, PO Drawer CQ, Bisbee, AZ 85603-1131
Location: United States > Arizona > Bisbee
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 11 Hotels in Bisbee
Price Range: $99 - $157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Copper Queen Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 52
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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