Hassayampa Inn – A Darling Little Boutique Hotel

Traveling to Phoenix, we took a detour to Prescott, AZ. What a treat. We’ve been meaning to get there for years. We’d heard about it from friends and family, and when it was featured in Sunset Magazine as one of the 20 best value towns in the west – we just had to go.

We found a cute little refurbished town. The town square was ringed with charming restaurants and boutique shops.Take a look at their website here.

But…the most pleasant surprise was our hotel. The Hassayampa Inn. It’s actually a historical hotel that has been brought back to it’s original grandeur. Restored with loving care, it has all the charm of that former 1921 establishment, complete with the original elevator, but it doesn’t skimp on all the amenities that you would expect to find in today’s modern boutique hotel.

I fell in love as soon as I walked into the lobby.

 I just loved the Art Deco style, from the flooring tiles to…

stained glass doors leading to the bar. 

I loved the southwest twist to the art deco style in the bar.

The rooms were up these stairs…

and were located by the sand blasted numbers on the transoms above the doors.

Remember it is a boutique hotel, and the rooms are very small, but quaint, and since we tend to travel light, we didn’t mind. It was all we needed for the night.

 It’s a special event center as well, so the grounds and additional building were what caught my eye. We stayed on the third floor of the hotel facing that event center. There’s a whole dance floor and plenty of empty space to hold your celebration. Can you imagine having an special event here?

Isn’t this doorway amazing?

The detailing….

Art Deco is one of my favorite architectural periods – and this definitely satisfied my design aesthetic.

And the best part, it was one block away from that iconic downtown square – easy walking to shopping, cocktails, & dinner. What a pleasant detour. A little over an hour away from Phoenix, it’s close enough to experience the mountains and pines, while escaping the desert heat.

We were on our way to Spring Training, so we couldn’t devote more than a quick overnight visit, but I would love to return to explore more.

Until next time…


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4 thoughts on “Hassayampa Inn – A Darling Little Boutique Hotel

  1. What does the name mean? It’s Indian of some kind, right? What a wonderful find: would love to check in there. We were just thinking of going out to Albuquerque and Santa Fe, but for us it is not an easy trip: no direct flights etc. Now this look tempting too!

    • Yes Libby, it’s an Indian name meaning “following the river as far as it goes.” There’s a river near there for which it’s named. I would love to go to New Mexico & visit Georgia O’Keeffe’s home and Ghost Ranch. I just read a novel about her life & now I’m fascinated. Phoenix is pretty neat too, perhaps more direct flights? Prescott is only a little over an hour away, and Sedona is just a little further – gorgeous!

  2. I haven’t been to Prescott, but it sure looks quaint. I am such a fan of boutique hotels! We don’t often stay in them because my hubby is a frequent traveler and has perks with the big chains. But whenever I can, I love to try to charming hotels with personality!