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Talk about a shock to the system. On Wednesday, I was in Costa Rica...90+ deg F with 100% humidity. On Friday, I'm in Flagstaff, Arizona...28 deg F with some precipitation (yes), but all in the form of SNOW! I'm a Texas girl, so the snow thing is novel and fun to me on one hand and on the other hand it is freaky and uncomfortable and all together …
The sunlight pouring through our window told us that morning had arrived once again. We protested slightly at this fact because we were still somewhat tired after our long drive. However, we got up because we had a full day planned at the Grand Canyon.
As I mentioned previously, we were planning to do some hiking at the Grand Canyon. Of …
... The road descended steeply, ...
... before jumping onto the 40. Watched the temperature gauge rise as we approached Arizona, finally topping out at 112* around Kingman.
Since we were able to leave a half day earlier than we expected, we decided to go see the Grand Canyon. I cant even remember how old I was the last time I was there, 13 or 14 maybe. The drive up there was full of trees and wildlife. We saw a giant bull elk with 2 or ...
... Not a snake or scorpion or other horrible fate that rushed through my mind. His first reaction was to kick it off which sent it to a new spot further up my leg. My iPad was put to good use to flick it off just as another cactus attacked him. Attacking cactus! Who knew? News Flash: Mutiny!! The general consensus is that once we see the Grand Canyon we should head due east until we reach Gladeview Dairy. This crew is "pining for green grass and trees" as ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!