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“Hotel Gadsden” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Gadsden Hotel
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Douglas
Monterey, California
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Hotel Gadsden”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2013

If you're in need of flat screen tv's, pool, or a spotless, modern room you won't be happy here.
But if you're intersted in western US History that you can truly touch and feel this is a gem.
Also, you can park once. There's not only a rest. and bar in the Hotel, but across st. is a great Soho/Village type coffee shop w/ sandwiches and a full service Mexican restaurant.
Unrelated to the Gadsden and it's rare charms, you can walk a half hr. to the border where
a Mexican Dentist of your choice will pick you up, drive to the office and perform ANY Dental Work for less than half price of US dentists. Your savings will more than cover the Gadsden,
the History lessons are priceless, and you return with a healthy mouth. This is a well rounded vacation with super weather!

Room Tip: Room 106 shouldn't be used unless Hotel is full as AC unit howels directly underneath which prev...
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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7 Thank dhughd
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Beulah, North Dakota
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77 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2013

We stayed here three nights while touring the Douglas area. The hotel is a treasure, there are not many around like this anymore! It is an old hotel, so don't be surprised if some of the surroundings are not entirely modern - after all, that is the point of this place - it has a personality! You can enjoy a beautiful lobby with incredible stained-glass windows and skylights, a gorgeous marble staircase, a beautiful tile mural in the restaurant, and display cases full of historic photos and documents on the second floor balcony. It even has a cool old manually-operated elevator. We got one of the rooms with a jacuzzi, and found the bed much more comfortable than the average hotel bed. Everything was very clean. The food in the attached restaurant was fabulous, and we found the staff to be cheerful, extremely helpful, and quick to offer advice about the area and history of the hotel.

Room Tip: We really enjoyed one of the jacuzzi suites.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 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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Tucson, Arizona
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93 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2013

Some folks just have to have a hotel with 4 stars to sleep at night and this isnt one of them. I really bent things to give 3 stars but I did enjoy all the old pictures in the Mezzanine and the view from sitting in the Mez looking down. Hey its a little dingey, so what.

Order a hamburger and fries and a pepsi. That really isn't food and the hot grease will purify it nicely. There is a ghost but I didnt see it. I loved the Tiffany glass murals, these are a treasure. The broken marble step on the staircase was done by Pancho Villa's horse, now that is history!

Live a little, the Gadsen Hotel is a historical place in a very out of the way location. Once travelers didnt require a 400 sq foot 2 room suite and this will prove it.

Room Tip: Maybe ask for a suite?
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Jim B
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Spokane, Missouri
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2013

I have so many complaints I don't know where to start. They served the food without utensils, they forgot to put out any drinks (which we were charge for). The owner, Robin, will lead you to believe she is a wedding planner - NOT. I had to organize all the attendants and music. She just walked off to show someone else the hotel. We did not have enough chairs. When we asked her to get more she said okay but never did it. Oh, I could go on and on. We were over charged for our room. She tried to put the bride and attendants in a small, dirty office space for getting dressed, the day of the wedding and for pictures. It was a closet! Don't do it! Don't stay there. Drive up twenty minutes north and stay in Bisbee. Have your wedding in Bisbee too, it was horrible.

Room Tip: Drive twenty minutes north to a town called Bisbee! Stay there. It is a wonderful town, great shoppi...
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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8 Thank Linda R
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bookishdi
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2013

We loved historical hotels and this is now one of our favorites. The setting is lovely, the restaurant great, and the staff friendly and accommodating. We were there in January for a family reunion. It couldn't have been nicer. We loved meeting the owners and assured them we'd be back soon. Stay in a jacuzzi suite if possible. Loved it!

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2013

Definitely not the best hotel, but definitely full of character and charm. The lobby area is amazing but the rooms are not the best. Glad we stayed there but might choose a different, more modern hotel if we stay again. Restaurant serves good food in a conquistador setting. Overall it's an experience that can be included in a bucket list and leave you with tales to tell to the less daring.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Desertrogues
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hanoi
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131 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2012

We spent a night at the Gadsden to see the historic site. The lobby was beautiful with historic stained glass in the front wall and the ceiling. The elevator was an antique complete with an elevator operator--the desk clerk. The public areas are beautifully restored and worth the trip. The rooms are not. If you expect modern rooms and convenience, you will be unhappy. If you go for history, you will have a great experience. The hotel was built in 1907 and rebuilt after a fire in the 1920s. There is little or no insulation, so the rooms are noisy; heating is from radiators that are turned on in the evening and off in the morning. Our room was cold until about 10 pm. Plumbing is questionable--we had hot water in the shower but no cold. However, the style and character add a certain charm--and the bed was fine. Most important, the staff were pleasant and helpful and the visit was a fun and very interesting outing. Breakfast in the restaurant was excellent. The Gadsden Special (chicken fried steak, eggs, hashbrowns, and tortilla was very well done and the staff were pleasant and helpful.

Room Tip: We had a room on the second floor (100s) and it was fine and convenient.
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank jimHanoi
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Property: Gadsden Hotel
Address: 1046 G Ave., Douglas, AZ 85607
Region: United States > Arizona > Douglas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Douglas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Gadsden Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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