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Copper Queen Hotel
Ranked #7 of 11 Hotels in Bisbee
Green Valley, Arizona
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Never again!”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

The hotel relies on solar heating for the water. There was a small note in the bathroom that said it might take a few minutes for the water to heat up. We were not told this at check-in. (we would not have stayed had we known this) Well, the "few minutes" actually took 30 minutes. 30 minutes of water going down the drain just to be able to have it warm enough to use. This is Arizona where water conservation is a huge issue. When the water warmed up, the pressure was so low that it would have been impossible to rinse shampoo out of your hair. We had to forgo even trying. The staff did nothing other than to shrug their shoulders.

Room Tip: Stay elsewhere unless you like bathing in cold water.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Gilbert, Arizona
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

Great experience with my stepdaughter and granddaughter. Had a great time. Would tell everyone - go go go.... We did the ghost hunt tour and had a great time with all of the guest that were on the tour with us. Couldn't have had a better guide - Renee and the staff members were fun to talk to about the haunts there. The food at the restaruant was good and we had fun taking in the sites of the town.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Scottsdale, Arizona
Level 5 Contributor
37 reviews
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed here this past weekend. We love to stay at old, historic hotels, especially if they are haunted!

Pros: haunted, historic, lots of character, saloon conveniently attached to the hotel, restaurant inside the hotel, air conditioner/heater in the room worked wonderfully, and the best part: they gave us two free cookies! Yummy!

Cons: tough to find parking (we were lucky to park a block away in a lot), the internet didn't work in our room or in the commons area (due to all the mountains around, so not the fault of the hotel), beds were far from comfortable.

I recommend this hotel as it's centrally located in Bisbee (from what we could tell) and the charm of the place is fascinating.

Room Tip: The 3rd and 4th floors are the most haunted, judging by the stories in the book that guests can writ...
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Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Phoenix, Arizona
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93 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed March 10, 2013

This was our first time here, it was everything we expected. I made reservations on line and requested two room side by side -- and that is what we got. Most big chain hotels are never accommodating.
The view from our room was another building (very close) nothing to look at. I'm guessing the rooms with view cost more.
After waiting a long time for hot water, the shower head was pretty rough but everything else was very good. It is noted that the hot water takes a while -- like five minutes.
....no ghosts.

Room Tip: I would ask for a room with a view for a future stay.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Arizona, United States
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed March 7, 2013

I have stayed at this hotel numerous times. Each time I have been treated very well. I stayed in room 409. I loved the view of the quaint church next door. The room was very clean and well kept. I love that the bar is attached to the hotel and the fact that they have live entertainment. The restaurant in the hotel is a bit pricey, but that is my only complaint.

Room Tip: My favorite room is 409.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
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Apache Junction, Arizona
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99 reviews
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Reviewed March 5, 2013

It had been more than ten years since visiting the CQ and little had changed, the old gal is as elegant and comfortable as ever. However, we thought the dining room atmostphere and staff had lost some of its prior luster and some its class. The staff is now younger and seems less motivated - breakfast service was most notably slower. We also noted that the staff manner of dress was something in the manner of tattered tee shirts, sneakers and Levis and not befitting an establishement wishing to showcase a fine dining experience. However, all that being said, you'll enjoy your stay. The CQ offers a truly unique experience.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Salt Lake City, Utah
1 review
Reviewed March 2, 2013

This hotel was a lot of fun for a weekend getaway, the rooms are very cozy and clean. Both the restaurant and the saloon have great food and atmosphere. Everyone was very helpful and friendly and I would definitely return again.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: 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 #7 of 11 Hotels in Bisbee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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