23 North Leroux Street, Flagstaff, AZ, USA
www.weatherfordhotel.com - (928) 779-1919
Weatherford Hotel Flagstaff Reviews
Classy, historical hotel at the center of it all. May 06, 2012
Just like the title says - "historic" and "at the center of it all". Be prepared to pay a little bit more and be prepared for ruckus that comes along with the nightlife environment of a college town. The Weatherford is in the heart of downtown Flagstaff. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights are the lively nights about town. There is plenty to see and do; many places to eat and drink; and depending on what weekend you visit, there is even more to see, do, eat, and drink. If this review is/was helpful, please vote it as so.
If you like staying at historic hotels that tell a story and have a history, then you will love the Weatherford Hotel. Built in 1897 and refurbished countless times, the atmosphere lures you in. As you enter the establishment, most likely the smell of Charly's Grill will immediatley grab your attention. If your nose doesn't pull you further in, then your curiosity will get the best of you, as you wonder what local band is playing at the bar, Charly's Pub. Both bar and grill are located on the bottom floor of the hotel.
This same bottom floor is where you check in. Here you are greeted a wonderful concierge who doubles as your seating/dinning host(ess). The restaurant serves a full menu - breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert - and is open til 9pm(?). If you are looking for less formal eats, just walk to the back and the bar area can serve you "bar food". Many beers on tap, live music, and they can charge it to your room. It’s not such a bad deal.
On the third floor lies the actual hotel rooms. If you can, select a room at the far end of the hallway. There is another bar on the third floor, and it can stay busy til 2am. If you are getting up for an early trip to tour the town or to head to the Grand Canyon, you don't want to be bothered with all of the noise that people can bring when celebrating a going-away shin-dig. If the noise from the 3rd floor doesn't keep you awake, the melodies from the band on the first floor will definitely keep your senses stirred. You should have the ability to join in, or pass out, at your body’s calling.
Depending on the room you get, you may have to suck in your belly as you negotiate the room. Most of the rooms are smaller than your standard fare; remember, it is an old remodeled hotel. They are quaint and serve their purpose well. The beds are very comfortable, and feel luxurious compared to your stand motel style beds. If you are looking for that piece of "peace and quiet", this may not be the place you will want to stay. The walls are thin, so you may be listening to other people's conversations, as they will be listening to yours. The floors are wooded and will have that wooden floor squeak that you may or may not love. Don't take this as a bad thing; just remember where you are staying.
I personally think the value is good, but not great. If you are looking for a place to come and "do" the city, then this is a great location. There is food, fun, and plenty to see and do in the immediate vicinity.
Oh, did I forget to mention...rumor has it that the Weatherford is haunted. I didn't think so, but it sure made for a fun-filled night.
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