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“THE BEST HOTEL IN ARIZONA”
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The Tavern Hotel
Ranked #2 of 7 Cottonwood B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Florence, Arizona
Level 5 Contributor
88 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“THE BEST HOTEL IN ARIZONA”
Reviewed July 25, 2014

I cannot describe how wonderful the 2 nights we stayed in Cottonwood were. From the moment of check in to check out. FABULOUS. The food was excellent, the ROOM WAS AMAZING (and I am really picky) to Laura, the manager. She went out of her way to make our stay perfect. Do NOT hesistate to stay here and enjoy this quaint village in Arizona. Did I say AMAZING!

Room Tip: I had the King Size Room, it was on the bottom floor, it is amazing…. room 101. I don't know ab...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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HauntedGroup, Owner at The Tavern Hotel, responded to this review, July 28, 2014
Thank you for the fabulous review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that Laura took great care of you. We appreciate you recommending us to others. Hopefully you get the chance to stay with us again in the future!
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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Reviewed July 15, 2014

My wife and I drove up from Phoenix for a couple days. As wine enthusiasts, it's sad to say we were long overdue for a trip to Cottonwood, AZ. Had a FABULOUS time of great food and wine for a couple days! The Tavern Hotel is a great stay...we were very impressed with the quality and cleanliness of our room. Manager Gunner was most excellent with service and helpful tips. Rock on Tavern Hotel!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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HauntedGroup, Owner at The Tavern Hotel, responded to this review, July 21, 2014
We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay! Old Town Cottonwood really is a great stop in Northern, AZ and we are happy that you appreciate our historic town. It makes us very pleased that Gunner took good care of you. We hope you both come back and stay with us again soon!
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Phoenix, AZ
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Reviewed June 30, 2014

I have been to Cottonwood many times, but never stayed there. We decided on a weekend getaway with a group of friends to go kayaking and wine tasting and we chose The Tavern Hotel as our home base. With only 10 rooms and a cottage, we took up half the hotel! It was absolutely beautiful and quiet and extremely clean. The rooms are just as they look in the pictures on the website, I wish I could move the bathroom to my house! My only complaint is very small - the vessel sinks are a bit high - I am only 5'3" and I had to stand on my tiptoes to wash my face and got myself a bit wet doing so. But it didn't ruin our stay in the least bit. The beds and pillows were very comfortable, I love the wood floors and the closet area was very convenient. The location is great - right in the middle of everything, but yet very quiet. We did the "Sip and Stay" package, which includes a $50 gift card to a restaurant that is owned by the same company that owns the hotel (we chose Nic's), 2 free continental breakfasts at a choice of 2 places (or $5 towards breakfast per person instead) and 3 free wine tastings - and you can add on an extra night, which we did. Very well worth the money. I would definitely stay here again - a good time was had by all.
One tip - you check in at the bar inside the Tavern Grille - it's not open until 11:00 a.m.

Room Tip: There is a cottage behind the hotel that has a living room and 2 bedrooms and it sleeps 6 - good for...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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HauntedGroup, Owner at The Tavern Hotel, responded to this review, July 10, 2014
We are glad to hear that you and your friends enjoyed your stay. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us and with future guests. We hope to see you all again next time you are in the area.
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Wellton, Arizona
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Reviewed June 18, 2014

Sip and Stay is a great deal - free cocktail, wine tasting at three wineries, major voucher for dinner at one of several restaurants, voucher for breakfast at one of two restaurants and a really cool vibe during the whole adventure. Old town Cottonwood is small, enchanting and everything is walking distance so there is no worry enjoying all of the included alcohol. Bocce was our choice for dinner and we had four very different, but all excellent meals. Our lunch was at the Tavern Grille where we enjoyed an interesting menu and again, delicious meals.

This boutique hotel is very European feeling, even to checking in at the adjacent tavern as is common in Europe. The staff was excellent (thanks especially to Laura and Jane!) and very welcoming and informative. We enjoyed the comfy front deck both for a glass of wine in the evening and as the locale for morning coffee (of course there is top-notch in-room coffee). We would return in a heartbeat, and feel it was a tremendous value for money.

Room Tip: All rooms seem to be equal quiet, well furnished and appointed.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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HauntedGroup, Owner at The Tavern Hotel, responded to this review, July 10, 2014
Thank you for the fabulous review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. It is also great to hear that you had two lovely meals and the staff was memorable. Thank you again and we will see you next time!
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chandler
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great decor, located right in downtown Cottonwood and very clean.

Rooms look really nice....

The Best place to stay when visiting the area!

You can walk to tasting rooms, antique shops and restaurants.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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HauntedGroup, Owner at The Tavern Hotel, responded to this review, July 10, 2014
Thank you for the nice review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay! We hope to see you next time you are staying in the area,
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Richmond, VA
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Reviewed May 23, 2014

We got a great deal on a two-night “Sip and Stay” package, which included 2 nights, a gift card for dinner, free wine tasting, a couple free drinks, and coupons for breakfast. We liked it so much we jumped at the chance to stay a third night when someone canceled and a room opened up. Even though we didn’t have time to use all of our free drink cards, we still got our money’s worth. The management and staff were friendly, professional, and helpful, asking if we needed anything and if we enjoyed our stay.

The Tavern Hotel is not very impressive from the outside, but the inside looks like a high-end boutique hotel. Although it once was a grocery store, the building was completely redone when it was converted into a hotel. Everything looks clean and new, and has a very modern feel. The décor is luxurious and soothing – like a place where you’d have a massage or do yoga. Our room was a bit larger than most hotel rooms, with a king-sized bed, flat screen TV, desk, and easy chair. A partition divided the room from the bathroom sink area, and the toilet and gorgeous walk-around shower were in a separate room. I loved the tiles in the bathroom, the color tones of the walls. Even the entry hall was beautiful. The front porch contained tables and chairs for enjoying the perfect Cottonwood weather.

We loved the small-town feel of Cottonwood. It’s much quieter, smaller, and less commercialized than Sedona, but it has some very nice restaurants, interesting shops, and shady walking trails. Cottonwood is very convenient to the Verde River, Dead Horse State Park, and Tuzigoot National Monument, and is a short drive from Jerome and Sedona. The Tavern itself is a very short walk from several nice restaurants, and there are a few others within walking distance (and even more in Jerome and Sedona).

There were only a few negatives (and they weren’t major negatives). 1) My husband would have preferred that each room have its own outdoor space. 2) I’m accustomed to the wonderful beds and pillows at Westins, Hiltons, and Hampton Inns, so I was disappointed in the bed and pillows. They were okay, just not as nice as I like, and the pillows gave me a stiff neck. 3) To check in to the hotel, you have to go into the Tavern bar, which can be annoying when the bar is loud and crowded and you’re tired from traveling (but it makes sense not to have a front desk/lobby at such a small hotel). Obviously none of these issues will keep us from coming back - again and again.

If you want to stay at the Tavern, book early. There are only about 8 or 10 rooms and they book up fast.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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HauntedGroup, Owner at The Tavern Hotel, responded to this review, July 10, 2014
We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay, we apologize for the few, minor issues. Grab a couple friends next time and stay at the cottage because it has great outdoor space! We look forward to seeing you both next time.
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Surprise, AZ
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15 reviews
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Reviewed May 13, 2014

Recently we spent two nights at the Tavern Hotel in Cottenwood, Az. After Hotel .com. screwed up or reservation, we contacted the Tavern Hotel directly and were connected with Laura. She fixed the reservation. We stayed on the sip and stay package. It was wonderful. The hotel is clean, comfortable, and beautifully decorated. Located downtown we could walk to a number of places, very convenient. We ate at Bocce(very good) and Nick's( wonderful). We had a great time and plan to return this summer. Jerry and Carol

Room Tip: We had a double queen and it was great. Next time we will get the king, looked a little bigger.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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HauntedGroup, Owner at The Tavern Hotel, responded to this review, May 14, 2014
We are delighted to hear that Laura was able to help you with the mix up. Our customer's satisfaction is very important to us. The King bedrooms are more spacious for your next visit! We look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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Property: The Tavern Hotel
Address: 904 N Main St, Cottonwood, AZ 86326-3532
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Location: United States > Arizona > Cottonwood
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Cottonwood
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Tavern Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Tavern Hotel is nestled in the heart of Old Town Cottonwood's dining, shopping, and entertainment district. This luxury boutique hotel features deluxe accommodations, combining historic details with chic elegance. Your unique experience begins at check in. Our front desk is located at the bar inside The Tavern Grille where you will be greeted and offered a complimentary cocktail while checking in. ... more   less 
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