The Tombstone Grand Hotel
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... all good fun, except I didn't get to shoot any guns.
Dinner was at "the Longhorn". Naturally I had bacon and eggs.
We went back to the Birdcage and did the ghost tour. Our guide took us all through the building. First into the gambling room and theatre. Balcony type cribs lined the walls. Who knows what kind of mischief blokes like Doc Holliday got up to in there.
Next we went up on the stage and then down ...
... I smiled a little when I saw some small birds attacking him later in the day. We decided that tomorrow Brian will get picked up by friends in the morning. Logan and I will unload some weight with him and try to make it to Sonoita. Hopefully Brian will be able to pick us up after his friends shuttle him to his car. It's going to be a rough day tomorrow. Most of it will be downhill but I feel like there's a good chance of a strong headwind. Not to forget the pretty gnarly ...
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 ...
... tourist a feel for what the old west was all about. This is definitely a quiet time of the year so it felt more like a ghost town, just us and the cowboy actors. We got chatting to one Cowboy over a beer and he told us that the town is struggling and lots of shops have recently shut. I will say that he had the whitest teeth of any cowboy i have ever seen, so i guess dentistry is not struggling with the recent down turn. We wandered around main street but ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Tombstone Grand Hotel
We REALLY liked it here but pool heat was not working.
We really liked it but kids were upset because the pool heat was not working and it was Feb. The motel was clean and lobby was really nice. The service at the front deck was good and there were cowboys there talking about the wild west days of Tombstone in the cowboy garb. These guys were VERY entertaining and carrying real loaded pistols in the motel! I would stay here again and the views from here are really nice with unbelivable sunsets! WE LOVE TOMBSTONE!
Noisy but clean
Stayed here February 2005. Bad attributes: The halls were very noisy with people returning from the Tombstone bars at all hours of the night. Ice machine in the hall was very noisy. Good attributes: The rooms were clean. Staff was pleasant and courteous. The free continental breakfast was fine. The best part of the stay were the town folks coming to the lounge to talk about the history of Tombstone and Wyatt Earp. They come a couple of times a month to spend their free time chatting with the tourists at the hotel. They've lived in Tombstone most of their lives and having them share their experiences and history was a real treat.
It is best hotel in tombstone, hollidayinn is awesome, we will stay again
good staff, excellent brekfast
Not what I expected.
While the Holiday Inn Express is newer, it does not have the true southwestern character of its competitor next door - Best Western. They didn't have my reservation at first and were going to charge more than my confirmed rate. The pool was right outside the entrance and alongside the parking lot. A large and loud party was going on outside in an open area that really was not set up for entertaining. People came and went up and down the hallway, banging doors and talking loudly. The breakfast buffet was adequate but the seating was not. Not a place I would stay again.
A great place to stay in Tombstone
Nice room right outside town, great pool (unbeatable view), free "express breakfast", popcorn & movies at night, and a little patio out back where you can sit and look at the stars (I live near car lots at home, so I rarely can SEE stars). And excellent prices.
Only complaints: room could have been a little cleaner (it wasn't dirty, but it wasn't perfect), and they had chimineas out back on the patio, but not wood or charcoal in them to have a fire for those nippy desert evenings.
But a great experience overall.
Having booked the hotel over the net not sure what to expect, but can say it's a great hotel helpfull staff, nice clean quiet rooms great breakfast, movies card games andpopcorn at night, could recommend to anyone.
Great stayover hotel.
Staff very friendly, providing DVD movies for the kids with free popcorn. Nice small pool. If you're in Tombstone look no further
This is the finest hotel we stayed at in the Southwest....The property is georgeous and the views magnificient! So much to learn and do in Tombstone. We visited Bisbee and the wineries in Sonoita. Dont take your chances with the other hotels in town... looked very sub par.
My wife and I have travled many western towns and have to say, the Holiday Inn Tombstone was awesome! Probably the best hotel we have stayed at in all of Arizona. Be sure to visit Bisbee when you get there as well, it is only a short drive via auto.
Loved our stay
The hotel was wonderful and the front desk staff was very helpful. It was a beautiful place and loved everything about it.