Hassayampa Inn, built during the Roaring Twenties, is one of Arizona’s better known historic hotels in the heart of downtown Prescott. We spent the extended Valentine/President’s Day weekend in this iconic hotel.
A step into the lobby is like taking a step back in time: the hotel has been restored to its former glory to the days when it was frequented by the likes of DH Lawrence, Clark Gable, & Greta Garbo.
Hassayampa Inn has a quieter history than that of the most recent historic hotel we stayed in but a hotel this old is not without its ghost stories. The most famous one is of a young bride, Faith Summers, who checked into the Grand Balcony Suite with her husband for their honeymoon. That evening, Faith’s husband went out to buy cigarettes and never returned. After 3 days of wondering whether he met with foul play or just left, she hung herself from the balcony. Since then, numerous guests and hotel employees have reported seeing her in various rooms.
The vintage elevator is staff operated. We used the narrow winding steps to our room on the 3rd floor but we did take the elevator once to see how it was operated.
Elks Theatre directly across from our room.
While the walls were on the thin side, we did enjoy our stay in this neat hotel. It is in the heart of historic downtown Prescott so the location was perfect for exploring numerous antique shops and Whiskey Row.
Hassayampa Inn Overview
- Address: 122 E Gurley St, Prescott, AZ 86301
- Pets allowed: Yes
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