After a busy but fun week of hanging out with family, my girlfriend and I decided to get away for a night to decompress (it was also her birthday the week before, and we hadn't really had an opportunity to celebrate alone). I wanted to surprise her and initially considered taking her to one of our usual places, but thought it would be fun to try some place new, so after reading about the Cottonwood Hotel on TripAdvisor, I thought I'd take a chance on it. I am SO glad I did (and so was she!). This was a funky, charming little hotel and was exactly what we were looking for. Karen greeted me us by name as we walked in the door and cheerfully showed us up to our room, pointing out all of its history and amenities. Since I had mentioned we were celebrating my girlfriend's birthday, she had done a few nice extra personal touches for the birthday girl (definitely earned me some points!). Although the room had a ton of history (it's called the Mae West room, and John Wayne had bathed in the tub) it had several modern amenities, too, like DirecTV and a VERY comfortable mattress. Karen also showed us the common balcony that all of the upstairs rooms (all 5 of them!) could access ... it had a great view of Main Street as well as great views of the Verde Valley. She also had some great recommendations for local restaurants, too ... the hotel is walking distance to several great places to eat, and more importantly for us, it was walking distance to the tasting rooms of all three of the local Cottonwood wineries. After doing some tasting and enjoying some dinner, we brought a bottle back to the room and enjoyed it on the lit balcony, which was the perfect way to end the night. If you're looking for an ultra-modern, metropolitan hotel, this will disappoint you ... but then again, you're probably not heading to Cottonwood, Arizona in search of an ultra-modern hotel. ;) But if you're looking for a comfortable and relaxing place to stay with some history, personality, charm, and romance, you will definitely NOT be disappointed in the Cottonwood Hotel. I've told all my friends about it and can't recommend it highly enough!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Cottonwood Hotel, since 1917, is a small boutique hotel with the largest units in town. Located in downtown (Old Town) Cottonwood, Arizona and listed on the United States National Preservation Cottonwood Commercial Historic District of Historical Places to stay. 5 units in the upper floor hotel include 1 standard room, 2 deluxe rooms, 2 apartment style suites. Main floor includes 2BR/2BA apartment suite, queen studio suite and a double queen room. Walk to breakfast, lunch, dinner, pubs, wine tasting rooms (biggest section of the Verde Valley Wine Trail), eclectic shops, antiques and galleries, hiking trails, Verde River, state park. Jerome 6 miles, Sedona 16 miles, Clarkdale 1 mile, Verde Canyon train 3 miles, Page Springs/Cornville Vineyards 6 miles. ... more less
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