This historic grand hotel, where celebrities like Bing Crosby, Clark Gable, and Teddy Roosevelt once slept, still waits to welcome you in four stories of timeless grandeur. Against a backdrop of impossibly blue southwestern sky, this mountaintop masterpiece stands like a grand lady looking over Route 66, just ... More
Hotel Monte Vista
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This historic grand hotel, where celebrities like Bing Crosby, Clark Gable, and Teddy Roosevelt once slept, still waits to welcome you in four stories of timeless grandeur. Against a backdrop of impossibly blue southwestern sky, this mountaintop masterpiece stands like a grand lady looking over Route 66, just one block away. Though you're sure to hear history talking to the tune of aspen trees and softly bustling guests, you'll also experience today's luxuries including private baths, cable television, great views, and a restaurant and lounge just downstairs. Wander the surrounding streets to explore Flagstaff's many shops and attractions.
Likes: The heart of the old historic district. First class service. Walking distance to many restaurants. Rates are great. Contains history within its walls. Dislikes : Would like to check in a little earlier.
Overwhelming stench in room! Similiar to dead animal or intense mildew. Cold unfriendly room. Arrived after dark on Amtrak so finding another room would have been difficult I slept with my clothes on to minimize contact. View from window was not a "Mountain View" but the top of an old roof and the back of some old buildings.
The staff was evasive, unresponsive and clearly reflective of the management. I consider it a swindle. Avoid like the plague!
Stay at your own risk. Management would not return my call to discuss this issue. When I called back (4 times) to speak with someone, they were rude and denied the possibility of having a bed bug problem. I got 3 bites on the back of my arm the night I stayed there. Some how they got in either my suit case or on my clothes and I brought bed bugs back to my home. It has been a nightmare.
This is a cool old hotel in Flag with a great bar and coffee shop and a wonderful feel. Unfortunately, they charged our credit card 4 times for our one night stay, and after talking with their staff by phone for days after our stay, they still couldn't figure out how to refund the charges, so we ended up having to file claims with the bank for unauthorized charges- definitely not how we wanted to spend our vacation. Also, the elevator was broken and there were no screens in the windows.
I was told that the Hotel Monte Vista was a great place to stay and had been frequented by people such as Humphrey Bogart, Spencer Tracy, Clark Gable and recently Sir Paul McCartney. I was given the "Freddy Mercury Suite". That sounded nice. I was told that I would not be disturbed by the trains nearby and could count on a restful night sleep.
I opened the door to the suite and was appalled at what I saw. The walls were painted purple! The only table in the room was covered with a cheap gold gauze material. The shower was broken and noisy and there was a shattered guitar hung on one of the walls. The furniture was of the cheapest, poorest quality I have ever seen and there was a ceramic sculpture of a monkey in one corner. The floor was dusty.
I stayed there for three hours and couldn't take it any more. I demanded my money back. To my surprise, I was given a complete refund.
For the same price you can get an excellent suite of rooms at the Embassey Suites where the rooms are3 clean, comfortable and reasonably priced.
Avoid the Hotel Monte Vista!
Really noisey Air conditioning! Window was screwed shut!
Didn't see any sprinklers incase of fire! Most Staff were rude!
The Lodge in Williams was so much better. Nicer town. Hardly any train noise! much better rooms, better price, nicer staff!
The hotel was so charming and such a pleasant change from the usual hotel. You could really feel the history within the walls. Wonderful location and so much to do and see. Can't wait to go back. The Anthony Hopkins room was small, but met all of our needs.
The bar is home to a local group of neo nazi's that scream to each other on the street when the bar lets out. Worse the management uses them as security and pays them with beer. When i complained about the noise, two drunk skinheads knocked at my door and it was very scary and I wont be back.
If you are expecting a Ramada Inn or the like forget about the Monte Vista. I stayed there fifteen years ago - loved it then and loved it again this time.
Its really like going back in time to an era when atmosphere and people pleasure were the important things. The lobby is charming, the elevator is delightfully slow, and the staff are just the best.
Go into the bar late in the afternoon for a beer and listen to Joe, the bartender tell you stories of the past and what's happening around town.
The rooms are clean - I was disappointed there were no ghosts-and the beds were comfortable. I especially loved the sound of the trains whistling by every so often during the night. Where else can you here that anymore?
The only thing missing was the "off track betting windows"- they had them15 years ago, but the whole bar atmosphere was still great.
As I said before, if you want a standard chain hotel, get one. If you want something really cool and different go to the Monte Vista. Its the best - five stars and more.
I stayed for the second time at the Monte Vista last month. We arrived late (I emailed that we would) and they said there was a problem with my credit card and they were trying to book the room because they thought we weren't coming. He was a bit grumpy, but I think that was because he had to deal with a bunch of drunk people overflowing from the bar. The credit card deal was quickly fixed as the owner was in the lobby and overheard the conversation. My credit card worked fine at the desk when he tried it and they gave us our room. The parking is hard to find as it isn't clearly marked and the entrance is on a one way street. I would recommend getting specific directions from the staff prior to the visit.
Ok, so that was the not so nice stuff. Here is the good stuff:
We stayed in the Air Supply room (Australian band). I was smaller than I remembered and there were three of us. Not only were we not charged for the extra person, but we got a roll out bed free of charge.
We decided we were going to try to get a bigger room for the next night. The wonderful desk lady said the Debbie Reynolds room would be open, but not until after the guests in it checked out. We were going to Sonoma for the day and she said we could put our luggage behind in the office while we were gone and get it later to move to the new room. Now that is what I call service! She tolerated us needed to get into our luggage and putting shopping bags back in the office more than once.
We checked into our new room that was much bigger (for only 10 bucks more) and it was GREAT! A plasma TV and it was painted all pink. Perfect for three girly girls like us!
The place was all around great. The classic elevator. The dive bar attached. Yeah, so there are a few blemishes here and there...but tell me you don't have a blemish here and there!
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