Holiday Inn Express Flagstaff
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Business Services
- Fitness/Health center
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Historical Traveler Reviews Holiday Inn Express Flagstaff
Good Continental Breakfast
We stayed here for one night on the way to Sedona. The hotel was undergoing renovation, but we had no problems with construction noise. The hotel room we were initially assigned to smelled like smoke even though it was a nonsmoking hotel. We were given another room, which had been partially renovated. The hotel will look nice once the renovation is complete. The continental breakfast was one of the better ones in term of quality, variety and eating area. The only negative is that even though the hotel is not as close to the railroad track as some of the other hotels in the area, it is still close enough that you can hear the train whistle throughout the night if you are a light sleeper. It would be better to get a room on the side not facing the railroad tracks.
Wonderful progress on rennovation
Rennovation is well under way. New rooms are worth the construction hassle. Breakfast area is wonderful. Best cinnamon rolls ever. Staff is so friendly.
Remodeling, stay at your on risk
We stayed here one night and one night was enough. They are in the process of converting this Holiday Inn to a Holiday Inn Express. The room we got was dirty and worn. (The carpet was torn there were stains on the walls...yuck.) This place needs the facelift it's getting something awful. For the price, stay somwhere else and avoid the hassle of the construction going on inside this place and don't risk getting an ugly room. There are several hotels right next door that you could stay at.
Memories are made of this !
Stayed here on a trip through western USA on way to Grand Canyon. It's a bed factory for sure but they try REALLY hard to make it a little different. The views of the mountains are wonderful as is the Dennys over the way. Not sure if the outside pool is still there but it was really good- my daughter has certainly swum at the highest elevation of anyone we know !!
Deserves to do well
We spent 2 nights in April in our cross country trip. The room was clean but a bit "tired". They are presently converting this hotel into a Holiday Inn Express - they should be done in May/June 2005. All the rooms will be updated. I personally prefer the Express over the regular Holiday Inns. I like the free breakfast buffet (some are better than others). The kids loved the pool (that's why I gave it an above average). The pool is an indoor/outdoor with a flexible panel covering between the two. The kids would swim "outdoors" thru the pool and go to the spa in 40 degree weather. They charged $10/day for a small frigerator or microwave. I would expect it for free.
Long wait for breakfast
This was my second stay here this month (please take a look at my earlier review) and was a little bit disappointed this time by a couple of things.
First, it took a long time to get breakfast. I was able to finish reading the entire newspaper before my pancakes arrived. Also, I had to get up and refill my coffee mug myself because of the shortage of wait staff. Unless you're getting a "Kids Eat Free" meal, I would recommend you go to the Denny's just in front of the hotel.
Second, although we got a non-smoking room, it was obvious that the previous guest had been smoking. We asked for a room change but was told it wasn't available. Instead they brought up an ionizer to our room to clear the air. We were asked to leave the room for an hour while it ran. When we came back it was much better.
Otherwise, a typical Holiday Inn experience.
We stayed at the Holiday Inn for a weekend getaway from the Phoenix heat! The hotel is not much to look at from the outside, but the inside is very nice. Our room was clean, and the staff was friendly. The only complaint was the same one another guest had - it's right next to the train tracks, so you hear the train whistle all hours of the night. It was not loud enough to wake me once I was asleep, but I definitely heard it several times while in the room. There is a restaurant in the hotel, and a Denny's very close by - but if you are there on a Sunday morning, I would recommend the buffet at the Little America hotel just down the road - very good food!
Nice Standard Accomodations
My wife and I stayed here on our return trip from the Grand Canyon using my PriorityClub points so it was a free night's stay. I wasn't expecting too much more than your standard Holiday Inn experience and that's what I got: a clean, comfortable, and quiet room with good service and friendly people.
My only gripe might be the fact that there were a couple of tour buses that unloaded when we got back from dinner and the two elevators were maxed out. We had to wait several cycles before getting back to the room on the fifth (top) floor.
For dinner, we went out for sushi to a Japanese restaurant called Sakura (in the Radisson Hotel) that was mentioned in the Lonely Planet Arizona guide book. It was one of the worst sushi experienes we have had. If you like traditional sushi without the western style interpretation, this is not the place to go. With some of the sauces that they put on the fish, it was difficult to even taste the fish at times. Even the rice which is the very basic part of sushi was not done well.
For breakfast, we went downtown to a coffee shop called Macy's that was also mentioned in the guidebook. They serve giant cups of coffee and have daily specials. I ordered the banana walnut waffle with a side of strawberries. It was made from order so it took a little bit longer than Denny's but the wait was well worth it. There are many interesting photos and signs on the walls to keep your interest while you wait.
After breakfast we walked a block up the road to the Amtrak station to watch the eastbound train come in from LA. Alas, it was running behind schedule so we missed it.
Great night to stop
We only stopped here for one night after landing at Phoenix that afternoon, and en route to the North Rim of the Canyon. Very helpful staff, large clean rooms and Denny's just a 30 second walk away. What more could you ask for when passing through town after a long flight and a long drive!
Great place, great people, great rate!
TripAdvisor Reviews Holiday Inn Express Flagstaff
Travel Blogs from Flagstaff
... at Monument Valley and took a three hour 'guided tour'. Monument Valley is spectacular! There was just the four of us in the back of the truck and Frank, hour guide, driving, We started the tour at 5:30 (in the sunshine) and went through until the evening, arriving back at the hotel after dark. As you would expect, plenty of amazing scenes with some history provided to us by Frank. At one point we stopped at a spot called Big Hogan where you ...
... Williams Az to have a look around.
The town was full of Souvenir shops, we found a really cool shop fulls of retro, vintage route 66 signs, unfortunately i cannot remember the name of the store but you can't miss it.
We bought a few gifts & some souvenirs & then headed back to the hotel - long drive tomorrow...
... headed to the Rock Shop in town. Gigantic in stature, with outdoor bargain hunting on two sides, this shop was started by a man named Lin who discovered a verified Iguandadon bone while traipsing around the Utah desert. Since then he's developed this shop which has what seems to be everything, not only local gems, rocks, and dinosaur bone, but lots of beautiful crystals and minerals from other parts of the world. We returned to the campground to find Abe leaving the pool. I ...
... we spotted some round huts that looked remarkably like Mongolian gers ...worth a photo stop!Flagstaff was invented by the railway company in 1882 so historic downtown is amusing, particularly as most of the buildings there were built in the past twenty years. All things are relative and most things make sense in the USA. Anyhow, our hotel is on Route 66, how cool is that?The TV news features the drought that state officials will be discussing. We have a couple of suggestions ...
... we read it was a must see icon of an era gone by. Unfortunately, it is nothing but a bar and we turned around and exited quickly. Several restaurants from the 40s and 50s still exist. We ate at the one with gas pumps and yes, it was an old gas station in Williams.
On a whole, I was expecting to take a lot more pictures, but there just isn't that much left. But it was neat to see what is still there.