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Howdy partners, before heading out from our cheap motel we took the chance to grab some pictures in front of the Worlds largest Chili which sits outside the reception.
It was while grabbing these pics that we learnt that the motel once had Clint Eastwood as a guest during his 1967 filming of "Hang 'Em High". To be fair i don't think they …
... in time. IU was worried because we were running late. Only catch is, Arizona does not do the whole daylight savings thing, so it was an hour earlier! woohoo!
The cool thing about the place we had booked is that it used to be a bordello... and better yet, it was reputed to be haunted. Once we got sorted with all the paperwork and such, Sam and I headed into town to see what we could see. The first thing we saw was the ...
... m really glad we finished it. We got to the lake a bit before the general store closed, got some ice, and had a few people asking questions and one offered to help with any needs. I could have just fallen asleep and had my legs crumble under me at the store's patio table. We wanted to take a dip in the lake and eat dinner, so we reluctantly got back on our bikes and rode the hill up to the campgrounds. Why is everything uphill? The lake was murky. I tried to step in, only to ...
We had to stop in the desert city of Sierra Vista to get Tony Tahoe serviced and have an oil leaked looked at. Sadly the oil leak was pretty major and they would need Tony to stay in the shop overnight , we found a dodgy, smelly, noisy but cheap hotel for the night and had delicious pizza for dinner. $1500 later Tony is all fixed and we are back on the road, an expensive exercise but it's the risk you take when you buy an old car put a ton of miles on ...
... morning we got up early to take some photos around town before the tourists got in the way. We then went for breakfast at the Helldorado Chuckwagon reommended by some locals we were drinking with the previous evening. Funny, non-PC moment in the Chuckwagon: got talking to a local who had a gun on his hip. We were intrigued about the non concealment and were informed that Arizona has the most relaxed gun laws. But to be fair the chap said; "I just use ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Landmark Lookout Lodge Tombstone
My husband and I stayed here by chance. We decided to stay overnight in Tombstone because we arrived in the later afternoon and most of the places to see were closed or closing for the night. The front desk clerk was very nice. The room we had was non smoking and was on the second floor with a good view. I was pleasantly surprised because we stayed at two other Best Western's during this vacation and had almost decided to never to stay at another ever again. The other two weren't so great.
Never stay there again
We stayed at the Best Western-Tombstone in January and very dissapointed. The motel is very old and the room was very outdated. The pool was not heated and the staff was very rude. You are much better off staying at the Holiday Inn Express next door which looks brand new.
Wouldn't stay there again
Stayed there Tuesday night, March 29th. We had driven there from Roswell NM which is a long drive and we were tired and hungry. The first question I asked the desk person was if they had a restaurant and a bar on the premises. He said yes. After I paid with my credit card and was ready to walk out of the office he said they only served beer and wine...which neither of us drink...and that they only had "finger" foods...like pizza and chicken strips. He should have told me those details when I asked. Then I told him I didn't want to stay there and I wanted my credit card credited and I would go somewhere else and he said he couldn't remove the charge because he didn't know how to do it and it couldn't be done until morning...yada yada yada. We stayed because we felt that we might be charged even if we didn't stay. The lighting in the room was very dim...must be the lowest watt bulbs available. There were cigarette butts in the ash tray from the former occupant. Oh, I needed to access the internet to make flight reservations home and the charge was 20 cents a minute. My husband and I belong to the Best Western Gold Crown frequent guest membership and on this Southwest trip we stayed at five other Best Westerns in Santa Fe, Phoenix, Roswell, Sedona and Tuscon and all the other Best Westerns graciously allowed me to use their internet service at no charge. The next day the owner of a gift shop in Tombstone told us the nicest and least expensive place to stay is a family owned motel that's within walking distance of everything...the name was something like Landrys, I think. We didn't stay in Tombstone another night or we would have stayed at that place. I was told it's family owned and the owners take great pride in the place. My recommendation...forget the Tombstone Best Western!
Also Somewhat Disappointed
We recently stayed at the Tombstone Best Western. We also found it to be an average older motel with a pretty rock garden and a western homey feel. We were also very disappointed that the firepits were not lit. Reservations were made online. I requested a non-smoking room but was aware that this was considered a "special request" and was not guaranteed. We got a smoking room that was stuffy and had a VERY smoky smell - much worse than most smoking rooms. Room lighting was barely adequate. Breakfast was ok. While we were eating breakfast, an older women asked to use the office bathroom because the toilet in their room was out of order. The desk clerk replied in an unsympathetic way that there wasn't an office bathroom and said that maintence had been called to fix their toilet - she didn't say when they could expect it to be fixed or offer to let them use a room that was vacant. If we go to Tombstone in the future, we will stay elsewhere.
I spent last Monday night at the Tombstone Best Western. I found it to be an average (older) motel with a pretty rock garden and (some) friendly clerks. However we had some disappointments. Our main reason for picking BW was the firepits and pool. Well, the "heated" pool was not warm enough to take a dip, plus that area was dark. (Try Esplendor at Rio Rico, now that is what heated should be). We returned from dinner at 7:30 and neither pit was lit. What a disappointment as we had planned to sit outside by the warmth and view the stars. Instead we ended up in our room watching Raymond reruns...not much to do in TS at night. Also our bed was very uncomfortable so we had a bad night's sleep. Breakfast was about average. The atmosphere had a western homey feel but for those who do not need a pool I would go with the less expensive TS motel or the Larian. If you do, I would definately try the Holiday Inn next door.
Most of the other guests were seniors who probably had no problem with the motel....we're a bit younger and expected a little more. This hotel is NOT within walking distance of town either.
Great place to stay! Very recommended
This is an awesome place. I've stayed here twice and will definitely go back again. The rooms are very comfortable, and the views are fantastic. The desk staff is courteous and helpful. I made a mistake on an on-line reservation, and the staff was happy to honor the reservation, even though I showed up a day early. The place has a real friendly vibe. The outdoor areas invite people to talk to each other. There are two fire pits plus a nice walking trail.
This motel was great!! The view was wonderful the people were great. We got there early and they still let us have the room. Met some other people that were traveling and they were so nice. The room was totally clean and it was more than we expected after staying in the Best Western in Alamogorda Best Western. (it was a dump) Would stay again there anytime.
A different kind of hotel
We stayed one night, with reservations that had been made months in advance. Late check in was no problem. The whole hotel at night is kinda spooky , howling coyotes and all. I loved the stone walls and the beds were very comfortable. When my husband had to traipse up to the front desk for ice late at night he said he got this "Bates Motel" vibe...but we did enjoy the hotel. The continental breakfast was doable, no complaints. I read a blip saying the hotel was "within walking distance" of the all the action....NOT..unless you like to drag around small children on the side of the road...We would definitely book this hotel again.
I had reserved 2 specific rooms,2 mths.in advance,when we arrived they told us that theydid not put a note next to my request and they were sorry that the rms were already taken....this was a special trip with my family....then the rms they did give us did not have 2 beds as i requested,so they gave us a cott...They did not even offer to give us a discount after all this......I was very disappointed with this lodge....We will never stay there again!!!!
A warm welcome
We spent two nights at this hotel. It's in a great location with wonderful views. The new owner, Inder Sandhu, is trying very hard to make the hotel an attractive destination. The hotel was basic, but clean, and the staff made every effort to make us comfortable. They have fire pits where guests are welcome to gather in the evening and it was a great opportunity to exchange travel information with other guests.