So that's only fair to disclose. Knowing Flag well, I wanted a spot where I could watch trains from the room but not be right on top of the tracks on the 66 corridor which is a little close even for me. This was just the right distance away. I thought it was right on top of the one crossing, its actually not, so it wasn't as noisy as I expected but the train viewing from the 4th and 5th floors on the north side is pretty good.
Definitely 'better than average' for the usual Flagstaff motel, probably better desk and breakfast service that the typical HIX, room average. Access to I-40 is great but yeah, you're a good mile from the historic downtown.
Just be aware that the 'noisy' side of the building is the even rooms on the north side. They do everything in their power to let people know about the train traffic. I had to deliberately ASK for the north side to get it, and even then they moved it over anyway, so unless they are really busy they're going to do their darndest to keep you back. As for me, I enjoy it - to a point - but to sleep I simply turned the heater fan up to generate some white noise and it didn't bother me at all. I've had places (Glendale, AZ) that were actually much, much worse for train noise so it can get to even the likes of me. I noticed that some places like the old Howard Johnson on 66 really are right beside the tracks and right on the crossing so that must be real fun.
Only negative really was the elevator, it decided to get quirky and they immediately took it out of service. Didn't get stuck, it just wouldn't go anywhere. 3 minutes later they were on it.
Staff here was really good, I was impressed and HIX is pretty much my first choice now.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- When traveling to Northern Arizona for business or leisure, Stay Smart at the Flagstaff Holiday Inn Express Hotel. We are centrally located to many Flagstaff attractions including Historic Rt. 66, Northern Arizona University, Lowell Observatory, Museum of N. AZ and the Riordan Mansion. Breath taking monuments like Grand Canyon, Sedona, the Red Rocks, Meteor Crater, Sunset Crater, Painted Desert and the Petrified Forest are nearby and a must see for all traveling through.The Flagstaff Holiday Inn Express Hotel is also the right place for relaxation and great hospitality! Our guests can enjoy views of the San Francisco Peaks from many of our wonderful guest rooms. All our comfortable rooms include a host of amenities including complimentary high-speed Internet access. Come sit and relax by our cozy fireplace in the evenings or have fun in our arcade room. Stop by our Express Start Breakfast Bar every morning for a deluxe hot continental breakfast served complimentary to all our guests. The hotel also has an outdoor/ indoor heated pool, a spa and a fitness center. The Flagstaff Holiday Inn Express offers meeting & banquet facilities, and also provides complimentary shuttle services to both the Flagstaff Airport & Amtrak Station. The staff at the Flagstaff Holiday Inn Express Hotel are always eager to provide you with friendly, courteous and professional service. We look forward to seeing you here! ... more less
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