Hampton Inn & Suites Flagstaff
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We stayed at this hotel in June on our way to the Grand Canyon.
The hotel is in a good location next to the 180. It takes about 1 hr and 15minutes in the morning to get to grand canyon.
free breakfast bar.
If you can get upgraded to a suite, it would be ideal.
The suites have kitchen, microwave, full size fridge, utensils, and pots and pans.
Overall, good value, but book early. The last minute price is $139 per night, which would be too much for this level of a hotel.
A Pleasant Stay
My family of 3 stayed here May 22-26 in one of the king 2bdrm units on the ground floor facing the parking lot. The A/C was not working in the first room we were assigned so they moved us to the room next door. The room was nicely furnished, very clean with a full kitchen, full size fridge, stove, microwave, cookware, plates, bowls and utensils. Resturants and Walmart are all within easy walking distance. Our stay was quiet, pleasant and uneventful except for the flase alarm on the fire system the first morning 2 minutes before our alarm went off. The breakfast was in line with other Hampton Inns which means for no additional charge it was good enough. The hotel is in the process of remoldeling but there were only minor inconveniences and the work should all be completed in a few more weeks if not sooner. The pool was closed for refurbishment but we never wanted to use it anyway. This hotel is located well away from the busy railroad tracks that run through downtown Flagstaff so no train noise. I do see how rooms on the back side of the hotel may have noise from the highway. We would definately stay here again.
Upon checking in, there was no available upgrade for a couple of days, so we initially entered into a typical 2 double bed room; a plain jane. However, the staff immediately delivered a refrigerator and microwave to the room. For once, we were impressed with the puctuality of the staff. After a couple of days, a jacuzzi suite became available. Typically we don't like to change rooms, but the jacuzzi was worth our efforts. Once again, the staff followed through.
The biggest drawback was the parking lot. It was small and overcrowded, making parking a chore at times.
There are several eateries that are within walking distance of the hotel. Downtown is not far and I-40 is easily accessed. While Flagstaff is a pretty area, Snowbowl mountain is not too far away. Snowbowl mountain is the highest peak in Arizona with a ski slope chairlift operating in the summer. One can ride the chairlift to the top of the mountain in the summer months. Be prepared though. We were advised to carry jackets with us and that was good advice. There is a vast difference in the temperature at the top of the mountain compared to the bottom of the mountain. In July, people were buying fleece tops and jackets to adorn for the ride to the top. Had we not had our jackets with us, it would have been a miserable adventure. Topping the mountain, one can see for miles and miles and miles.
If you don't do anything else, take the short drive to Sedona. Next to the Grand Canyon, Sedona was the prettiest scenery we saw.
Checked out early
There were so many small but irritating things about this hotel that we changed hotels. All in all the price was reasonable and the breakfast bar is good, so we didn't feel ripped off - but we were not satisfied.
The gory details follow. First: very loud traffic noise in our ground-floor room next to a busy street and across the street a highway interchange - both street and interchange used by many tractor trailer trucks. I would guess that more than half the rooms in this hotel have this problem since it is surrounded on three sides by busy streets. Next set of irritating problems: the condition of the hotel. After checking in we were told that the jacuzzi was not working. Joy. Next we saw a sign on the elevator "pardon our dust we are renovating" - hooray. There were painters and drop-cloths in the hallway and rug ends in the stairwells. Our room had new carpeting, but the linoleum tile in the kitchen area was grungy. Maybe the renovations are still underway? The new carpeting near the bathroom was saturated with water. The bathtub must have overflowed or something. We wanted a hotel with a kitchenette to cook some meals and save some money. Not much luck there. We belatedly noticed that the freezer and refrigerator were barely cool even at the highest setting. Our frozen food melted into a puddle and we threw out much of the food in the refrigerator. We tried to cook some food using the electric range and microwave and found that the only cooking equipment provided was: 2 fry pans, a miniature pot that might just hold two eggs, and a spatula. We boiled noodles in a fry pan. Couldn't use the micro - nothing to cook in. There were four heavy plastic plates and mugs, but some of the forks were missing from the set so we had to get some plastic forks from the breakfast area for our family to eat dinner. Next up: the attitude of the staff. Maybe they were tired of people complaining, but they didn't hesitate to blame us for problems. When told about the refrigerator the clerk shrugged her shoulders and informed me that I should have turned up the refrigerator control. (Sorrry miss, already tried that.) When our card keys stopped working one evening we were told by the clerk to make sure to keep the card keys in the little sleeve. (Sorry miss, both keys stopped working at the same time even though they were separated in two different people's pockets. Besides you have us two cards and only one sleeve. And I've never had a card key suddenly lose its programming all by itself - two? I don't think so.) And the miscellaneous things. Coming back from the grocery store and unloading the groceries in the parking lot we were accosted by a pan-handler. Nice. And finally on the way out of the hotel after checking out, just a little icing on the cake. As I walked out of the hotel one of the workmen spit on the ground right in front of me. Real nice. There are lots of hotels in Flagstaff, so there's no reason I'd ever return to this one.
I was very impressed with my stay here. The front desk staff were very friendly and polite. The room was very clean and the hotel was clean even though they were in the process of renovation. The pool/spa and work-out room were great. I loved the breakfast....everything you could want! I would definately stay again.
Great stay in Flagstaff
We stayed at the Hampton Inn in March 2005 and had a great stay there. The room was nicely decorated, immaculate and we had a nice view of the mountains. The staff was very friendly and helpful. There was an excellent free breakfast buffet which made this hotel a real deal. We would absolutely stay there again.
An ok place
We stayed in the two room suite for one night in Aug 2004. The location is ok, on the east end of Flagstaff. The train noise didn't bother us too much but it will if you are a light sleeper. They must get a lot of complaints about the train because they had a sign taped onto the front desk counter reading "Train Crossing Nearby". The crossing causes the trains to have to blow their whistle as they approach the crossing. It's fairly loud. On the other hand, the trains coming through Flagstaff (over 100 per day) are a primary part of the town's history and nostalgia.
Room was clean and decent enough for the price. They have wireless internet.
A great place to stay!
Our most recent stay at this motel was in July 2004. It was the third time that we have stayed there and we will definitely return again. The hotel staff is friendly and attentive. The lobby and the rooms are nice and well kept (we have stayed in both a regular room as well as one of the suites.) The continental breakfast offers a lot of choices (including, on our most recent visit, biscuits and gravy) and the breakfast eating area is large and very nice. It also has a nice indoor pool. There is no noise from the trains at all (which is a big problem at some of the hotels in Flagstaff). There is some traffic noise if you stay in a room that faces the interstate, but we found that running the fan on the air/heat unit drowned it out enough to where it didn't bother us. However, if you like it really quiet, I would suggest asking for a room that faces away from the interstate. The hotel is very conveniently located near shopping and several types of restaurants (including some within walking distance). This is a great hotel and reasonably-priced as well!
Great location to NAU & downtown!
I thoroughly enjoyed this hotel! The lobby reminds me of a mountain-top lodge; the morning breakfast buffet is great; the rooms are fairly new and very clean; indoor pool (but no exercise room...drat!). It's only a block away from NAU and a few blocks from historic downtown. I'll stay here again!
Send the kids to bed!!!
Nice hotel. However, the policy to allow children in the pool and jacuzzi area until 10:00 and then close both down sucks. As a business traveler, I went into the jacuzzi at 9:45 to "relax" a little before bed after a long day of traveling. The screaming was too much! No relaxation and then they closed it. Most hotels that understand what travelers want and need have a policy that allows for adults only at least for a couple of hours.
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... Hence our very short 'Road Movie' with thanks to JB for the perfect ending!
The dirt trail came to an end and we had to turn back onto I 40. After chasing a train to see if we could get any decent photographs, we couldn't we headed into Flagstaff and decided to have coffee. We found what looked like a really nice old diner and went in to find it empty except for staff chatting round one table. The greeting was friendly but the coffee was awful! As I can't be sure ...
... to get it to balance out, but 45 minutes later, we were cruising down the road, cooler than ever. What is it about Americans and coolness? We want to be cool, but we aren't unless we don't care about being cool. We want to stay cool, but we can't tell we are until we walk outside, and everybody else just copies us trying to be as cool as we are, which we know makes them uncool cause they are trying too hard! An interesting dichotomy...I continue. Many hours later we arrived ...
Monday 23rd June –
Today was pretty much a driving day today towards Flagstaff where we were to stay the night before heading to the Grand Canyon.
We took a specific route through a town called Jerome. It was a famous Western/Cowboy town back in the Wild West days and was known as 'The Wickedest Town in America'….We can think of a few people who should be moving here…we won’t mention any ...
... the ground and mountains all around. About mid way we came to an area that had been burned and the road was in bad shape. We did not want to chance it so we turned around and headed to Sears to look for our heater. Before shopping we drove through the historic district of Flagstaff which is being revitalized and is part of Route 66 and wandered thru a few antique stores. We got our heater then headed to Sunset Crater National Monument and Wupatka National ...
... north to Monument Valley. Before arriving at the valley we crossed the southern border of Utah for a short while. We paid the $5 each to enter and commenced our 17 mile loop of the offroad track around the valley. I won't be able to do Monument Valley justice with words, so hopefully we are able to upload some of the photos / videos we took.
Afterwards we hit the road once more and made our way all the way south to Flagstaff and the I40. Tomorrow is Grand Canyon day!