I've stayed at the Wigwam hotel in Holbrook, AZ twice now. Once on my honeymoon trip in July of 2001 and again with my husband, 17-year old son, and mother in June of 2006.
Both times the experience was exceptional. If you're expecting the Ritz Carlton or the Hilton, you'd be better served just visiting the property and taking some pictures for your scrapbook on the way to those properties, because it won't be for you.
However, if you're at all interested in American history and what things might have been like before big chain hotels and interstates, this is a must-do! The proximity to Painted Desert and Petrified Forest is a great perk, not to mention all the Route 66 kistch to be found on a wonderfully maintaned part of the Mother Road.
The current owner is the son of the original owner and takes great pride in this fact - as he should. He's got great stories, wonderful pictures and an exceptional perspective on this American Landmark.
The train noise didn't bother us on either of our stays, my son loved the fact that he got to stay here and it remains one of the more talked about parts of our HUGE road trip of 2006 (Denver to Denver in 7 days, while visiting UT, NV, AZ, NM and CO in the process).
Usually I'm a fluffy pillows and comfy bed type of gal, but this motel
is still one of my favorite places in the entire US.
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