The city of Flagstaff is considered to be a gateway to the Grand Canyon and many people stay here when they make trips out to the iconic national park. Flagstaff also makes a great home base for wilderness hiking, checking out local festivals, and visiting some of the craft breweries in town. From familiar chain hotels to B&Bs, cabins, and casino accommodations, these are our favorite places to stay while in Flagstaff.
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Little America Hotel (Prices & Photos)
The Little America Hotel in Flagstaff in located on 500 acres of Ponderosa Pine forest and is a very inviting place to stay while you’re in Northern Arizona. Here you can stay in Queen rooms, apartment-style accommodations, or even a presidential suite. During your stay, you can dine at the Silver Pine Restaurant and Bar for breakfast, lunch, or dinner and also browse the gift shop for clothing, toys, and décor. There’s also a heated outdoor pool that’s open seasonally, a kids’ playground, auto garage services, and a fitness center. Volleyball, horseshoes, and badminton games are available upon request. However, pets are not allowed at the hotel. Onsite there is also a travel center with a gas station and convenience store.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Flagstaff (Prices & Photos)
This is a great hotel to stay at if you plan to go skiing at the Arizona Snowbowl, as well as visit local attractions like the Wupatki National Monument. It’s also near Old Route 66 and historic downtown Flagstaff. While you’re here, you can enjoy breakfast at the Woodlands Restaurant, have sushi at Sakura Sushi and Teppanyaki, sip a cocktail in the Lobby Lounge, and use complimentary Wi-Fi. There’s a fitness center, pool, and indoor whirlpool here too. Families enjoy staying here because there are cribs and high chairs available, a children’s menu, and a family package. Complimentary shuttle service is also offered between the hotel and Flagstaff’s airport.
Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort (Prices & Photos)
The Twin Arrows Resort has table games that open daily at 9am, 24/7 slot machines, and bingo. There’s also a highly rated hotel here that offers luxury rooms and amenities, whether you win or lose on the gaming floor. Here you’ll also find casual dining, a heated indoor pool, fitness center, and meeting space. Take your pick from the most basic of accommodations, the double guestroom, up to the presidential suite, which has 2,000 square feet of space and views of the San Francisco Mountain Range. Complimentary valet parking is available, and the onsite dining options include the Zenith Steakhouse, Four Elements Café, Arrows Sports Bar, and Grand Falls Buffet. Live bands also take the stage here at the casino, so stay here if you’re looking for convenient entertainment in the evenings.
Abineau Lodge (Prices & Photos)
But if you’re looking for more B&B-style accommodations, then consider staying at the Abineau Lodge. There are three rooms for overnight guest here that typically range from $65 to $130. The lodge was built in 1997 and originally offered outdoor adventure excursions in addition to lodging. This is also a popular spot for small, rustic weddings because the lodge transforms itself into a catering kitchen, dining room, tent, and wine bar. Even if you don’t stay here, you can come enjoy breakfast that’s open to the public on weekends from 8am to 1pm. Espresso, wine, beer, and cocktails are also served in the café. Pets are not allowed in the lodge, and only two people (children included) are allowed in each room. The owners live onsite but have their own personal businesses, so guests are mostly left on their own during their stays.
Hotel Monte Vista (Prices & Photos)
This hotel is just off of Route 66 and has a history that dates back to the 1920s. It’s located at Aspen and San Francisco Streets and is both a historic hotel and a nightlife spot. Stay here if you’re looking to dance and party, not necessarily to have an early night’s sleep. The rooms are on the three floors above the two bars and hotel lobby. Pets are not welcome, very limited free parking is available, and the peak season when you really need advance reservations in July and August. The Monte Vista Cocktail Lounge was originally the first speakeasy in town and home to a major bootlegging operation during Prohibition. Today, you can come here to experience live music, karaoke, and trivia nights. It is said that ghosts frequent the lounge and have even been seen on the dance floor!
Inn at 410 Bed and Breakfast (Prices & Photos)
Another nice B&B in Flagstaff is the Inn at 410, which was originally opened in 1991 and has been updated since then. There are 10 rooms and suites here that all have private baths, fireplaces, and mini-fridges. Toiletries and bathroom amenities are provided, there are afternoon refreshments, and breakfast is served from 7:30am to 9am in the dining room. Pets are not allowed at the inn, and room rates range from $185 to $325. Gordon Watkins and Frank Balaszi are the inn owners, and breakfast features everything from quiches, pancakes, frittatas, fresh fruits, and espresso roast coffee.
Embassy Suites Flagstaff (Prices & Photos)
Another top place to stay in Flagstaff is the Embassy Suites which is conveniently located off of I-17 and I-40. Historic downtown Flagstaff is about a mile away, and several restaurants are in walking distance. Breakfast is free and made-to-order each morning, and there’s also a free evening reception that offers light snacks and drinks. You can use the pool during warm weather, and there is also a fitness center and hot tub here.
Arizona Mountain Inn & Cabins (Prices & Photos)
For something totally different and to embrace the outdoorsy side of Flagstaff, stay at the Arizona Mountain Inn & Cabins. It’s just a mile from town but in a quiet country area with 17 fully furnished cabins. Pets are welcome in all cabins except one, and Cabin #1 even has a fenced-in yard. There are also three bed & breakfast suites in the Tudor-style inn for adults without kids or pets.
Weatherford Hotel (Prices & Photos)
The Weatherford Hotel is a historic and iconic place to stay in town with three bar and restaurant venues. There are 17 private rooms here for guests that are decorated in turn-of-the-century décor. This is also a popular venue for weddings, and as an entertainment hotel, guests should be prepared for some noise and music in the evenings.