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4 of 5 bubbles Review of Jonquil Motel

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Jonquil Motel
Ranked #8 of 11 Hotels in Bisbee
Tempe, Arizona
1 review
“Great place to stay.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2008

Stayed in room number one during the blues festival weekend. The bed,sheets, and towels are top notch. The bathroom is exceptionally clean. During a break from the weekend events, enjoyed watching collage football on the flat screen TV, while a nice breeze came through the screened door. If you are able bodied the downtown is a ten to fifteen minute walk or a one minute drive. Bisbee itself is a nice break from the everyday city hustle.

If you are a light, early to bed or late sleeper avoid rooms one and seven. They are about five feet off of the main road, in and out of town, large trucks and motorcycles would ruin your rest. A needed improvement is the lock on the rooms entrance door. It is of very low security. No greater then a keyed bedroom door.

  • Stayed September 2008, travelled solo
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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2008

After passing through Bisbee i wanted to check it out. So when i had family visiting me we decided to make the trip and stay the night. I looked over a few other hotels in the area but kept coming back to Jonquil because of it's great looking pictures and the great reviews (and it wasn't haunted a big plus). It was perfect! We stayed in room 7 (because of the separate bed rooms) and loved it! Not only was the room great but the staff were so friendly. We even were able to check in earlier than planned! The motel a walk from downtown but it is very do able. But it is up a hill so you may want to park downtown. A small breakfast is included at the market (juice and a pastry) which has a lot of nice things and good food in it. Over all the motel is great and i would go back in a heart beat.

  • Liked — Staff friendlyness and pice
  • Disliked — No internet connection
  • Stayed May 2008, travelled with friends
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Poole, England
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2008

I chose the Jonquil from their website because it looked funky and different from other B&Bs in Bisbee. The Manager was very friendly and even let us check in earlier than we had planned. The pictures on the website had unremarkable furniture in the rooms, but when we arrived everything was very chic and comfortable. Obviously updated recently. Flat screen TV with DVD player and a huge, comfy bed with gorgeous bed linens. Our room, #4, even had a colorful Mexican painted sink in the bathroom. Complimentary breakfast down the road at the High Desert Cafe was great too. We would highly recommend the Jonquil to our friends.

  • Liked — price, comfort, location, parking
  • Stayed April 2008, travelled as a couple
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Thank EnglandHarry
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France - Arizona
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2008

I do not understand the people who call this hotel a "jewel".

We stayed in room #1 (there are 6 rooms altogether)

What's positif :
Friendly lady owner ;
Very clean.

What's negatif :
I wanted to turn off the heater ; I was told that the heater's command is in room 3 and 4 and that the people there probably would not turn off the heat !!
So you depend on other guests for your comfort.
The bathroom is large, but no heater ; there is a small electric portable heater in the wardrobe that you have to bring in the bathroom.
There is only one nightable therefore only one nightlamp ; the
main lamp on the ceiling beeing not bright at all, you have to choose who will read, you or your spouse.
It's too bad because the room could be cute ; but so dark at night that it is uncomfortable.
By the way, room #1 is directly on the strret (6 or 7 feet).....
There is a breakfast included (Juice, cafe and danish) ; you
take it in a nice small typical market 3 minutes wlak from the hotel. But, the lady there is not friendly and when we ask for the juices, she said : "oh! you also want juice." .......
But the cafe and danish are very good.

So, it's definitely overpriced (room 1 is $75 to 85; the fact that the buildin is 78 years old is not an excuse.

  • Disliked — heater and A/C
  • Stayed February 2008, travelled as a couple
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Thank shoushou
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animalfair, Innkeeper at Jonquil Motel, responded to this review, 26 February 2008
The Jonquil is currently undergoing a remodel, and some of the reviewer's issues will be resolved in the process.

Indeed this property from the 1930's has central air/heat for rooms 1-4. We will be installing independently-controlled units in each room to enhance the comfort level of all guests.

We are very excited about the upgrades to all 7 rooms at this property, many of which are already in place: new queen beds in every room, new furniture, new linens, fresh paint and carpet, wonderful landscaping in the front courtyard as well as the back yard (an oasis in the summer, with plush grass and blooming rose bushes).

Many of our guests return year after year to enjoy Bisbee and this property. We are working hard to enhance everyone's stay and appreciate positive feedback as well as contructive criticism.
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surprise,az
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2007

My husband & I loved this motel! We plan on coming back to rent two or three rooms for a family get together - hopefully in a few months. . We only stayed one night, but plan on using the bbq in the backyard on our next stay. We started our long weekend with a bad experience at a motel in Tombstone. The second night in Tombstone - I couldn't take the living conditions of the motel we were in , so I called the Jonquil to see if they had any rooms available - the mgr was very sweet and took my name to hold a room for us for the next day. We arrived in Bisbee around 10:30 am and stopped by the Jonquil to let the mgr know we still wanted a room. She was cleaning the rooms, but said to come back after noon and she would have our room ready. She even gave us the key, so that we didn't have to look for her. I highly recommend this motel and can't wait to stay there again.

  • Liked — The backyard with the bbq .
  • Disliked — Would rather have control of the air conditioning and heat.
  • Stayed October 2007, travelled as a couple
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Thank azbee
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the past
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2007

I was just passing through Bisbee on my way to visit some family when my son insisted we spend some time out of the car. We quickly found the Jonquil Motel and checked in. We found the room to be super-clean and comfortable, with a decent-sized bathroom and a very welcoming bed. The owner was also very friendly/helpful, being able to recommend a good place to grab some breakfast on our way out of town the next day. I would recommend this hotel to anyone needing a cozy room at a fair price.

  • Stayed June 2007, travelled with family
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1 Thank boxofrain
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Hollywood, Ca
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2007

What a lovely atmosphere at this small, quaint Motel. We appreciated the ample parking and charming rooms. In the evenings we sat relaxing in the courtyard having our coffee. We spoke to other guest who were returning visitors to this Motel and think that is the best review that we got. The price is most reasonable. Bisbee is a lovely town and getting away from the bustle of the city was just what we needed. Don't forget to check out the beautiful mural on the side of the building. It's really insperational.

  • Liked — Location and atmosphere
  • Disliked — everything was fine
  • Stayed May 2007, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank WestLA
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Additional Information about Jonquil Motel

Property: Jonquil Motel
Address: 317 Tombstone Canyon, Bisbee, AZ 85603
Region: United States > Arizona > Bisbee
Amenities:
Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 11 Hotels in Bisbee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our charming park-like setting,and home-stylehospitality are sure to make your stay at The Jonquil a perfect getaway. Offering 7 comfortably-appointed rooms at reasonable rates,this landmark property is one of Bisbee's best values. We are located in the heart of Bisbee's Historic District.Our rooms are non-smoking and equipped with TV/HBO,Free Wireless Internet, and convenient private parking.Children OK. Pet Friendly. No Smoking. ... more   less 
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