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“Needs awhole lot more hot water”
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Conifer House Inn
Sedona, Arizona
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Needs awhole lot more hot water”
Reviewed March 26, 2012

Breakfast was fabulous, but the hot water enough to fill the tub up was not.
The hot water tank did not produce enought hot water to fill up our tub for our Romantic weekend anniversary get away. We paid more for a "in-room jacuzzi tub" and never got enough hot water to enjoy a HOT Jacuzzi tub.

Good luck! We stayed in the Ponderosa Room, the bed was too hard too. We did not feel we got our monies worth and will not be back. Breakfast was served to early and only for a 30 min. window of time. I felt rushed and really needed the rest, but did not get it there.

Oh and the other thing about the Ponderosa room is there is a light that stays on all night in the front yard and shined right in the room and in my eyes...if you like to sleep in pitch dark then thats not the room for you...

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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CHseGrammyx8, Owner at Conifer House Inn, responded to this review, March 28, 2012
We are very sorry that this guest appeared to have had a not so pleasant experience at our bed and breakfast. We would like to address some of the issues that this guest pointed out: #1 Hot Water for the Jacuzzi tub - we do have our hot water heater (50 gallon/ quick recovery heater just for that room) at the maximum temperature that we dare put it so as not to scald someone at the sink tap -- unfortunately, this is a whirlpool tub, not a "hot tub" so there is no continuous heater and the water will cool down eventually. We do provide instructions for how to have the best experience with water temperature in the tub which works out well for most. Sorry that your experience wasn't what you anticipated. #2 Bed firmness - Our king beds are all Sealy Posturpedic mattresses and suit the majority of people, but we have noticed that some guests are desiring a more soft mattress and we have just ordered some "down alternative" featherbeds to install on top of some of our beds and will see if that fills the bill -- thanks for your input as well as another guest who reviewed a couple of months ago. FYI: Our Bungalow room with a queen bed does have a "memory foam mattress" which is much softer. #3 Breakfast times - We have been open for 11+ years and after offering breakfast from 7:30 until 9:30 the first year we were open, we found that the period between 8:30 and 9:00 a.m. was the time slot that most of our guests chose to come. We do offer an earlier breakfast if requested and we usually serve breakfast to people as late as 9:30 a.m. before we put things away. We are sorry that this guest felt rushed. Finally, thank you for pointing out the fact about the landscape light that stays on until about midnight -- it may just be misaligned because of snow, animals tramping around or something else. We will certainly make a point of making sure it is not shining into the room. We hope that this guest will try us again so that we can give them the best experience possible.
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed February 21, 2012

This is the third time my wife and I statyed at the Conifer House. We tried the Ponderosa room and as usual we were not disappointed in the least. The room was spotless and cheerie. Lauren has decorated each room maticulessly. We love the ambiance! Each room is a different adventure and the breakfasts are to die for. We are planning our next visit as I write......

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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CHseGrammyx8, Owner at Conifer House Inn, responded to this review, March 28, 2012
Thanks Vince and Debbie! You made my day!
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Gilbert, Arizona
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Reviewed January 4, 2012

Conifer House has a lot of nice qualities, but we noticed a couple of drawbacks too. We stayed in the Ponderosa. The room was very clean, lovely, and large enough so we never felt cramped. I was disappointed that the king size bed did not have a pillow-top mattress. For me, the bed was too hard and uncomfortable. I recommend that the proprietors invest in a quality pillow-top mattress; pretty much expected in the high-end B&B’s. Another disappointment was the shower. The shower curtains hung from makeshift PVC pipe forming a circle over the shower. Also, the water pressure was weak and the shower was cramped; while washing my hair, my elbows continually rubbed up against the shower curtain. However, the Jacuzzi tub was very nice.

Conifer House is located in a very quiet residential neighborhood – No street noise what-so-ever. We didn’t even hear a dog bark. Our main reason for visiting Flagstaff was to ski Snowbowl. The B&B was conveniently located right off Hwy 180.

The breakfast/main gathering room was nicely decorated for Christmas and provided a festive atmosphere. Saturday breakfast was exactly what you would expect and anticipate from a quality B&B. Sunday breakfast was pancakes. Good, but I can fix pancakes myself. I was hoping for something different.

Lauren is a very gracious lady and she went out of her way to make us feel welcome.

All things considered, I really don't feel the value of our stay was worth $175.29 per night.

Room Tip: The Ponderosa does not have an adjacent room. Very quite.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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CHseGrammyx8, Owner at Conifer House Inn, responded to this review, March 28, 2012
Sorry that we did not respond to your review earlier. Thanks for your input about the bed. We have just ordered some "down alternative" featherbeds for the tops of some of our beds and will see if that fits the bill as well as a conventional pillowtop mattress. Thanks also for pointing out the problem with water pressure in the shower -- we took out the water-saver feature and now the water will come out quite forcefully. Not too hard though -- I have stayed in hotels where the water actually stings your skin! FYI -- the shower curtain rod is actually made out of copper -- we had to be creative as we looked online and everywhere else and couldn't find one that would work with our shower's configuration -- not glamorous, but it works. We are sorry that you were disappointed in the pancakes -- I don't remember exactly what kind I made, but it was probably the Pumpkin Spiced pancakes since you stayed around the holidays. It is a real challenge to please every guest -- especially when food is involved -- but we try our best and I do try to serve something completely different each day of a guest's stay for variety. We hope that you will give us a try again sometime in the future -- I won't do pancakes! ;-}
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Surrey
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Reviewed November 10, 2011

We stayed here for 5 nights and it was just like home-from-home. The attention to detail in the rooms (we had the Ponderosa room) was fantastic and the breakfasts were delicious and really set you up for the day. Lauren was a great host and really looked after her guests.

The location was quiet but not too far away from restaurants etc. It was also a great base for all the places we visited and the jacuzzi bath was a real blessing after a 12 mile hike! As were the little treats that Lauren left in the room each day.

We couldn't recommend this B&B high enough. If you do visit Flagstaff, this is definitely the place to stay.

Room Tip: The Ponderosa room is not attached to any other guest rooms (only the guest service room/office) so...
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Leicester, North Carolina
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Reviewed October 14, 2011

We stayed at this B&B for two nights. The room was very tastefully decorated and no detail was missed. There is a pretty courtyard between the rooms where you can sit and read. Drinks and snacks are available to guests throughout the day. Breakfasts are not to be missed they are truly delicious.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Pullman, Washington
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Reviewed October 9, 2011

My wife and I stayed at the Conifer House for the last three days of our honeymoon in October 2011. The customer service here (as it seemed to be in Arizona in general) was excellent. We are from a few locations closer to the East Coast and while we have lived in places where people are very friendly, this was impressive.

We rented the Chelsea Garden room for three nights after a 40mi motorized rafting trip on the Colorado originating in Peach Springs with a put-in near Diamond Creek. We spent a lovely day on the river and got to Conifer around 10pm, and Lauren was very accommodating of our late check-in and the private jacuzzi tub and fire-place were a wonderful treat.

We spent the next couple of days in Flagstaff and went to the Grand Canyon on our last day to watch the sunset. Over the course of our three day stay at the B&B we were treated to Champagne with a personalized wedding congratulations card, chocolates on our pillows, and delicious multi-course breakfasts every morning, including pumpkin pecan pancakes with spiced maple syrup and delicious yogurt parfaits. A complimentary selection of wines was also available during the evening.

I fully recommend Lauren's bed and breakfast to any traveler looking for a relaxing vacation in Northern Arizona.

Jordan and Lindsey
27 y/o

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
Level 1 Contributor
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Reviewed October 5, 2011

So much more than perfect accommodations, at the Conifer House we were treated with a kindness one rarely encounters. Lauren clearly loves hosting her B&B and delights in making her guests feel pampered. My new husband and I stayed for eight days and can't wait to return. Comfortable bed, soft linens, beautifully appointed room (insulated from outside noises), private whirlpool and fireplace, immaculate surroundings, pretty courtyard, healthy and delicious gourmet breakfasts, thoughtful gifts, endless coffee, snacks, bottled water, soft drinks, wine, movies, books..., excellent recommendations on the area's dining and attractions, and every attention to individual needs. The four couples tables in the comfortable dining and lounging room allowed for privacy or interaction with other guests depending on one's choice. We met many lovely people during our stay. Our sincere gratitude.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Chelsea Garden Room which was absolutely lovely.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Conifer House Inn
Address: 1701 W Stevanna Way, Flagstaff, AZ 86001-1157
Location: United States > Arizona > Flagstaff
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 24 Specialty Lodging in Flagstaff
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Conifer House Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Conifer House Inn has 4 unique guest rooms which open onto a central courtyard. Each room has a sophisticated decorating scheme with luxurious amenities, linens and furnishings. En-suite bathroom has separate shower and whirlpool tub. A fireplace and views of the surrounding natural beauty allow guests to unwind and relax from their busy lives. Conifer House Inn is ideally located to access downtown Flagstaff, local trails and outdoor activities, and the Grand Canyon via Hwy 180. We hope you'll become a guest at Conifer House Inn, and promise you'll want to come back! ... more   less 
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