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Cottonwood Hotel
Ranked #3 of 7 Cottonwood B&B and Inns
Sun City, Arizona, United States
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3 reviews
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“We will be back!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2013

We love antiques and old buildings! The Cottonwood Hotel was the perfect choice for us! The owner Karen was awesome! When making our reservations I mentioned it was our Anniversary and when we arrived ,we picked The Mae West room, Karen had made swans formed into a heart ,with an Anniversary card and some mints! The room was perfect! The bed was so comfortable, and the sheets and comforter of the highest quality! We loved the small bathroom with the claw foot tub that John Wayne soaked in, with its thick bath towels to organic soaps! We wanted for nothing! Whenever I had a question Karen was there to answer it with a smile on her face! She is very Knowledgable and knows her history! She recommended a couple places to eat and see. She also have us gift card to use at The Wild Rose Tea House! Where the owner Christina makes wonderful cupcakes from scratch thousand of teas, and offered to drive us back to our hotel because it had gotten cold nd I forgot my jacket! Regrets? You bet! And that is only that because of our work schedules we couldn't stay longer! We will be back!

Room Tip: Mae West was the perfect romantic getaway! Also toured the John Wayne room, both had sitting areas a...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Theresa R
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Cottonwood_Hotel_930, Owner at Cottonwood Hotel, responded to this review, 22 November 2013
Thank you kindly for your wonderful review. I was happy to hear that your stay was enjoyable and my little historic hotel worked out for you and you had a great time in old town. I appreciate those who notice and enjoy all those little extras and the historic attributes as much as I. Thanks again. I look forward to your next visit with us here at the Cottonwood Hotel.
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Monument, Colorado
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12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2013

I just recently took organized a couple ride on motorcycles through Arizona. We were looking for a places to stay that would allow our group to gather and feel like we could be a group. This place was perfect. We had the entire upstairs to ourselves, plus they had a great deck out front that overlooked the main street, which made for a great place to relax and have a little social hour. The rooms were very nice and clean. Don't let the outside fool you when you pull up. It's a great place to stay and we will be back.

Room Tip: My wife and I had the wine room which was very nice. We saw all the rooms and you can't go wron...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Rob W
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Cottonwood_Hotel_930, Owner at Cottonwood Hotel, responded to this review, 23 October 2013
Thank you for choosing the historic Cottonwood Hotel for your recent stay and for taking the time to write us a nice review. I was happy to hear that we worked out for your large group. We look forward to your next visit. Thanks again.
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Mesa, Arizona
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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2013

My husband and I enjoy Arizona history. Before you arrive at Cottonwood Hotel you are given a choice of accommodations and then your own parking spot. When you arrive, you are given a tour by the owner, Karen, who delights in telling of her love for her hotel and the Cottonwood area. It’s charm comes out in the room you might have selected with wood floors and decor that fits the room name; ours was the Mae West Room. Karen has decorated and updated the room so you feel you have stepped back in time; yet, at the same time, including the high speed internet, Direct TV, frig, microwave, etc. Bathroom is “true to the times” small with claw-footed bath tub, yet, has a good shower head and great luxury towels and amenities. The hotel is in a prime location to the Verde Valley, Jerome, Sedona, Tuzigoot Nat’l Monument, Blazin’ M Ranch, wine tasting rooms and a great museum we discovered called Clemenceau Heritage Museum. Great restaurants across or down Main Street from Nic’s Italian Steak & Crab House to Bing’s Burger Station in a 40s full-service gas station. There is unique shopping all up and down Main Street; our favorite was Larry’s Antiques. The Cottonwood Hotel balcony was a relaxing place to unwind and share the day’s experiences with other guests.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Susan G
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Cottonwood_Hotel_930, Owner at Cottonwood Hotel, responded to this review, 23 October 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write the Cottonwood Hotel such an awesome review and share with others your Old Town experience. I was delighted to hear that you had a great time and greatly appreciate your support for our cultural heritage. Thanks again for choosing us for your lodging needs. Hope to see you again during your next visit.
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Phoenix, Arizona
Level Contributor
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2013 via mobile

It's the only hotel we stay at in Cottonwood. Right downtown and close to everything. Very cozy. Oh and...John freakin Wayne used to stay here. Ohhh yehhh... if you're a couple...stay in room number five. Leopard skin pillow cases and what not.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Neil H
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Cottonwood_Hotel_930, Owner at Cottonwood Hotel, responded to this review, 29 July 2013
Happy to hear that my smallest room #5 called "Dusk" worked again for this cozy couple. This room has one of the original bathrooms where John Wayne actually soaked his booty in the clawfoot tub! Wayne romanced Gail Russell here at the Cottonwood Hotel during their 1946 filming of “Angel & the Badman” on more than one occasion and not just this room. We dedicated our largest unit #2 to the “Duke”, calling it the John Wayne Suite.
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Peoria, Arizona
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2013

The Cottonwood Hotel is truly a magnificent landmark in old town Cottonwood. The history alone would make it a wonderful stay, however, the owner, Karen, has visibly put her heart and soul into making this hotel a truly one of a kind experience. My family planned a weekend to celebrate my father's 75th birthday. We booked a reservation on the Verde Canyon Train trip, but wanted to spend an entire weekend together. After looking on line, and reading numerous reviews of the Cottonwood Hotel, my boyfriend and I took a recon trip to Cottonwood to check things out. There are NOT ENOUGH words to describe this most perfect getaway. Karen had one room left for that day, apologizing that it was the "smallest" room at the hotel. Small or not, her attention to every little detail in this room was remarkable. From the wine glasses and corkscrew, to the matching linens and towel and shower curtain, plus the accessibility to power strips so you are never at a loss for an outlet...she has thought of everything. After our first trip there, we went home and immediately made reservations for our family weekend. Karen greeted us by name, remembered we there for my father's birthday, had little extra decorations in my parent's suite (the Mae West Suite)...had tasting coupons for the Pillsbury Wine company. She also has countless recommendations of places to eat and things to do. She is a gem in this little desert town. I almost hesitate to write this review for fear of having to fight for room in the future. Honestly, if your travel plans include Cottonwood, and if they don't, they should...this is the place to stay. We will be back again and again and again. Thank you Karen for sharing this piece of history and a beautiful piece of yourself with all of us.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cottonwood_Hotel_930, Owner at Cottonwood Hotel, responded to this review, 15 June 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share all of your positive comments about your stay with us at the Cottonwood Hotel. Reviews like yours truly make it all worthwhile to own and run a small hotel. I was thrilled to hear that after your first visit with us, you went home and booked online, choosing us for you and your family to celebrate your dads birthday. I always love adding that little extra touch to any celebration that I am aware of being celebrated here. It was again a pleasure having you as a guest and much gratitude for your appreciation and patronage. I look forward to your next visit.
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Fort Worth, Texas
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52 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2013

Karen and her Cottonwood Hotel are absolutely wonderful! We stayed in the John Wayne suite #2 over the Memorial Day weekend and had a great time. Her hotel is welcoming and nicely appointed. The beds are a welcome comfort after a long day of sightseeing. The balcony, overlooking Main Street of Old Town Cottonwood, is a great place to unwind with a nice bottle of wine from one of the 3 local tasting rooms. Old Town Cottonwood is the perfect location to base a visit to the area. It doesn't have the crowds of Sedona but is just a few minutes away. The hotel is also close to the Verde Valley Railroad & Tuzigoot National Monument, both a must see. The only negative was the fact that we could not stay longer in this beautiful area and utilize Karen's vast knowledge of the local history and sites. We can't wait to go back and the Cottonwood Hotel will definitely be on our list. Thanks for the hospitality Karen!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jim D
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Cottonwood_Hotel_930, Owner at Cottonwood Hotel, responded to this review, 6 June 2013
Wow! Thanks so much for the great review and for the Cottonwood Hotel. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay in my little historic hotel and Old Town. Makes my "Labour of Love" even more grateful for the journey. Can't wait for your return visit.
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2013

The Cottonwood Hotel is situated in a great spot in downtown Cottonwood. The hotel is located within minutes of the Verde Valley Railroad & Tuzigoot National Monument.

Karen on the website made no bones about #5 Dusk being small. The room is beautifully decorated and thoroughly charming. It is refreshing to see an Innkeeper take pride in their hotel including the cleanliness & products they use. I was even surprised when my husband commented on the room and he was pleased. The mattress is soooo comfortable!

Karen made different recommendations for us and we went to Nic's for dinner. The food was excellent.

We would love to come back and sit on the balcony with a glass of wine.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sarbo2
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Cottonwood_Hotel_930, Owner at Cottonwood Hotel, responded to this review, 6 April 2013
Room #5 'Dusk' is the Cottonwood Hotel's only small standard room in the hotel. For $30+ an upgrade to one of our deluxe rooms may be more desirable for most with twice the space. They are also well-appointed with wet-bar/kitchenette, sitting area, wine glasses, cork screw, real coffee mugs and more. We always appreciate our guests taking the time to write us a pleasant review. Thank you!
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Property: Cottonwood Hotel
Address: 930 N. Main Street, Cottonwood, AZ 86326
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Region: United States > Arizona > Cottonwood
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Cottonwood
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Cottonwood Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Cottonwood Hotel, circa 1917, is a small boutique hotel in downtown (Old Town) Cottonwood, AZ, listed on the United States National Preservation Cottonwood Commercial Historic District of Historical Places to stay. We have 5 units in the upper floor hotel available by the night. 1 Small room, 2 deluxe rooms, 1 small suite, and 1 apartment style suite. Below the hotel is a 2BR/2BA apartment suite, studio suite and a double queen. Walk to breakfast, lunch, dinner, pubs, wine tasting rooms (biggest section of the Verde Valley Wine Trail),eclectic shops, antiques and galleries, hiking trails, Verde River, state park. Jerome 6 miles, Sedona 16 miles, Clarkdale 1 mile, Verde Canyon train 3 miles, Page Springs/Cornville Vineyards 6 miles. ... more   less 
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