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TravelPod Member ReviewsHighland Country Inn Flagstaff
Freezing outside, warm inside. On a busy junction but can't hear a thing in the room.
After staying for 2 nights here I have amended my review. The worst 2 nights sleep so far in the US. Freezing cold - had to take the bedding off the other bed as the heater was too noisy and drying to have on all night. Neighbours woke us up at 3.30am first morning. Bed uncomfortable and pillows like blocks of wood. I know motels aren't usually luxurious but this was extra tired and quite dirty when you looked at it properly. Not the best.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Highland Country Inn Flagstaff
Clean place to stay
We stayed here for two nights. Our room had a microwave and refrigerator for no extra cost. AAA discount was 10% off. Room was clean. Wi-fi worked nicely. Would recommend as cheaper ($80/night) alternative to other travelers.
This hotel was terrible
I spent three days at this hotel that advertised all new rooms and continential breakfast. Their sign said they were AAA approved and that they had all new rooms. The only thing new was the bedspreads. The first 2 day stay the room had spots on a wall and the safety strips were almost totally removed from the bottom of the bath tub. The towels were very thin. I asked for a bathmat or to have the safety strips replaced and was told they were removing them and would not put new one down. I finally told the clerk that I had almost fallen in the tub the night before and if someone fell the motel could be sued. She then had me write the information down. When I came back that night safety strips covered most of the bottom of the tub. The third day I stayed the following week I was given another room and again most of the safety strips were taken off the tub floor. The continential breakfast was stale bagels, orange juice, coffee and some fresh fruit. There was no pool. I would not recommend this hotel to anyone.
Clean and convenient, everything advertised was available. Would happily stay there again. Must admit though, ear-plugs are adviseable because of the freight trains which pass about 200 yards away. Internet access available nearby just across the tracks from the train depot (reception did not know this). Enjoyed my stay there, would use again.
Good Price, Clean hotel
We stayed over New Years on our way to the Grand Canyon. There was alot of noise as midnight approached but that was to be expected, and it was within reason. Everyone settled down quite quickly after midnight. Slept well - didn't hear a train if there was one. Great price and clean too.
Would not recommend the Highland if you need a good night's sleep
We booked this hotel online for a 4 night stay over the Thanksgiving holiday. The first morning, my mother went to the hotel office for a cup of coffee and she returned with three muffins as well, as offered in the office. There were 4 of us staying in the room however so I returned to the office with my 7 year old daughter at 8:55 am. The attendant looked at us and walked into the back of the office, out of our direct line of sight. My daughter went to select a muffin but there were none left, so she stood at the counter to ask for one. The clerk did not return, so my daughter rang the bell. At 9:01, the clerk finally came out of the back. My daughter asked for a muffin and the clerk told her, "It is past the time." We thought that was so rude since my daughter stood there for 5 minutes. It just seemed so deliberate to us. Anyhow, the next night, there was a loud party in the room above us. There were people shouting in the hallways at 2 am, laughing and what have you. Since the hotel is right next to the NAU campus, I suppose this is to be expected. Also, it is close enough to the train tracks that we could hear trains all night long. Lastly, there is not ample parking. There are only about 7 parking spots directly in front of the rooms, otherwise you have to park where you cannot see your car. There is only one handicapped parking spot as well. In total, given that there are many hotels to choose from in Flagstaff, on future trips I will try and find better accommodations.
A Good little Budget Motel
We stayed one night as a stop off on the way to the Grand Canyon. Being on a budget "Road trip" around Las Vegas and S.F., this seemed an ideal motel to stay one night. I was a bit worried after reading the "Rat Hole" review, but upon arrival, the first thing we saw was a sign that indicated all rooms had been renovated. Indeed they had - and pretty recently too! The room and bathroom was absolutely fine - spotless! All fittings and fixtures were new, with no sign of wear or tear. We got up late, so missed the included breakfast (Doughnuts ?). We popped over to the Garage (sorry - "Gas station") over the road that had a complete section dedicated to Breakfasts (I guess this is common in the US?). As the motel is located on the outskirts of the town center - there didn't look to be too much around, so for the evening meal we walked over the road and ate at a great pub/sports bar - "Granny's Closet". This place was cool!! - Exactly how us Brits imagine a U.S. bar to be. All-in-all a great nights stop. Recommended!
Clean and Safe
I was pleasantly surprised at the condition I found the hotel in. I managed to get a really great rate and was not expecting much from the Highland Country Inn. It turns out it was the cleanest hotel I have stayed in in a while. The walls were freshly painted, the refrigerator was brand new, microwave - brand new. The room did not seem worn in any way. I have stayed in many a hotel from expensive to not so great, and I must say this hotel was CLEAN!!! Not luxurious, but CLEAN. I would recommend this hotel to anyone who just needs a room to sleep in and a place to shower. My Three nights were pleasant, though the clientele does seem to be young.
One of the Best $30 Hotels.
We took a 3-day side trip from Las Vegas to checkout the Grand Canyon and Sedona. Flagstaf is in the middle, so it seemed a logical place to stay. We stayed at The Venetian for a week, then did Flagstaff, then returned to The Bellagio for 3 days before we flew home. Of course the Highland Country Inn does not compare to the 5-star hotels in Vegas, but is one of the best $30 hotels I have ever stayed in. Clean, comfortable, and smoke free. Free coffee and pastries in the morning. We met several tourists from Europe staying there. That's a clear signal to me that we've found a good hotel for the frugal traveler.
After reading the other reviews here I almost moved on to another hotel, but Orbitz rated it well. I suspect they have re-done the rooms recently. I did not see the bad conditions other reviewers did.
The Hotel is located close to a busy intersection - but so is our house so the noise was not an issue. If you want less road noise, the rooms towards the back are probably quieter. We stayed in a room next to the front office and were woken by an ambulance going by with sirens wailing in the wee hours of the morning. We did not experience that at the Bellagio, but that was a $300 room, not $32.
Run down rat hole
The rooms were filthy and stunk, the are is not much in the rooms but a bed and a Tv.
When we arrive to the hotel they did not have our reservation made over the internet and didnt speak very much english, Hotel and rooms were ok very basic carpets stained,holes in comforter, I would not stay here again, we checked out and stayed at another hotel close by the second night.
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