My wife and I briefly stayed at the Radisson Woodlands Hotel in laye May of 2006. To be honest, the only reason why I booked this hotel was because Sedona seemed to be completely full and this hotel offered a reasonable price close to Flagstaff.
First things first- the town of Flagstaff. We greatly enjoyed the atmosphere of downtown Flagstaff. Although things tend to drop off a bit once you leave Old Town, the shops, restaurants and activities of Old Town are enough to keep you busy for at least a full day. Plenty of unique shops and restaurants with reasonable prices- something you will not see in Sedona. While we were there, on Friday night they showed Chicken Little in the town square, with balloon artists, popcorn vendors and a bunch of families- the feeling of the town was very wholesome.
Now for the hotel. Odds are you wouldnt, or shouldnt stay in the hotel all that much with everything that the area has to offer. But the hotel is a run of the mill chain hotel, which isnt a problem. I knew what the room looked like before I stepped inside, and was not disappointed. It was clean and roomy, and offered a new high tech bed where you can adjust the firmness of either side. Did not live up to the expectations. I dont know what a firmness reading of 70 is except that it doesnt feel any different from a 50. Both nights I did not get a good sleep. The hotel also seemed to be a little on the noisy side- you could hear people in the halls, and the floors shook because of God knows what. And now the biggest complaint- THE AIR CONDITIONING! I have no idea how old this system is, but every time it turned on, it seriously sounded like a small aircraft was taking off from our room. It was hihlariously loud and the windows offered no screens- so we couldnt leave the windows open at night, we had to suffer through the very loud A/C.
Dont look for more from this hotel that what it is- a basic room at a decent price. All in all the hotel was uninspiring, but the location more than made up for it.
Take my advice- just sleep in the room, the rest of your time should be spent enjoying Flagstaff and Sedona.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The DoubleTree by Hilton Flagstaff is located right off Route 66 near historic downtown Flagstaff and the NAU campus. Convenient for a short drive (about an hour) to the Grand Canyon, minutes from Sunset Crater and the Native American ruins at Wupatki National Monument. The DoubleTree by Hilton Flagstaff provides easy access to hiking, fishing, golfing and offers great packages (ie Arizona Snowbowl Ski Package). Proud to offer the same great services guests have come to expect and love for years with a variety of upgraded amenities. Our hotel ambiance is invitingly new and fresh yet comfortable. Have pets? We do offer pet friendly rooms ($50 pet fee applies). We also offer 2 restaurants: Woodlands Cafe and Sakura Sushi & Teppanyaki which allows us to offer dining for breakfast, lunch, dinner and room service. Our Lobby Lounge is an inviting area to relax and enjoy. Come experience the new DoubleTree by Hilton Flagstaff. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hilton Hotels Direct, Booking.com, Priceline, Travelocity, Hotels.com, Expedia, Orbitz, Hotwire, Cancelon, Cheap Tickets, HotelQuickly and TripOnline SA so you can book your DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Flagstaff reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Radisson Flagstaff
- Flagstaff Radisson