Tue May 28th 2013. We arrived at the Arizonian just after 12 local time and, not realising (being British tourists) that we had crossed into yet another time zone and thinking it was in fact 1pm thought that we were a bit 'early but decided to try our luck at reception anyway. We had been advised that booking in time was 3pm onwards but were greeted by the owner/manager (I believe his name may be Yogesh Shukla or 'Yogi' to his regulars) who asked us to give him about an hour and our room would be ready. Great, no problem. That gave us an opportunity to head into town for a good look around as it was only an overnight stop for us anyway. Arrived back at the Arizonian after about 2 hrs sightseeing and our room was ready - 201, second floor just next to reception and overlooking the car park and Denny's restaurant. We thought, that Denny's being open 24/7, noise may be an issue but, to our surprise, it wasn't and had a great nights sleep.
As other reviewers have said, the room furniture looked a little 'old fashioned' but that only added to our 'nostalgic route 66' experience. The room was clean, well appointed, spacey and the bed was nice and comfortable. The manager/owner, his desk assistant and housekeeping staff were welcoming, polite, friendly and more than helpful also adding to our 'experience'.
Any other Route 66 fans/travellers should definitely add Holbrook to their itinerary and we would recommend the Arizonian Inn as the ideal place to stay as it has iconic motel attributes and is just off the I-40 yet far enough out of town to ensure a quite night although not too far away from town to see all the iconic Route 66 places of interest.
A big 'thumbs up' from us and thank you for a lovely stop-over.
Kevin & Mary Brooks. (U.K.)
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