Having experienced some paranormal encounters in my life, I was a bit leery to stay at the Grand. My husband had stayed on a previous occasion and not had a single issue. The hotel is lovely and very much a step back in time. I appreciated the attention to detail and clean inviting rooms. Being an antique collector myself, the decor and antique furniture offered a great feel for the era. The wouldn't recommend paying the extra for the 'valley-view' rooms (we had room 20)as we felt it was terribly noisy (construction below the hotel) and really didn't provide much by way of view. The rooms are pricey either way, so didn't really need the upgrade. The staff was attentive and polite, no complaints. They offer a breakfast bar in the morning with coffee/tea and bagels or pastries. As far as ghosts, if you have a sensitivity to being approached by a spirit, whether you're at this hotel or not - don't be afraid of an encounter. My husband slept soundly but I was a bit restless with anticipation of a possible visitation. I definately felt a presence in our room (sounds crazy but..) but not in a threatening sense. Mostly hot and cold currents that pass by or overhead. Nothing visual occured to me but I felt relaxed that whatever might become visual was not in anyway mean to scare me. It was really a great night. The whole area of Jerome is full of stories of ghosts and peoples encounters with them. Try the Haunted Hamburger for lunch, the owner is full of ghostly stories and his interactions. Jerome is a charming little town full of history and colorful figures from all walks of life. The wineries in Jerome are fun to try as well as several really good restaurants. Our favorites are the Haunted Hamburger for lunch and Grapes for dinner. The shops offer some unique gifts, my favorites are Nelly Bly, Raspberry, and Mooey Christmas & Udder Things. Next to the Christmas shoppe is a wonderful bakery.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Historic hotel in Jerome, Arizona overlooking the Verde Valley. A National Historic Building offering fine dining, ATV rentals, ghost hunting nights on Tues and Thurs, trolley tours Wed, Verde Canyon Railroad Train tour packages, close to hiking trails and state parks. We offer accommodations from standard guest rooms to our new 2000 sq ft grand suite. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Grand Jerome