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…
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?
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…