The Jerome Grand Hotel is for anyone looking for a retreat with amazing old west history or hoping to see some ghosts. The age of the building alone is worth the trip. It was a hosiptal so it isn't too fancy but they did a nice job of placing period items throughout the hotel to help give it more of a "feel" of times past. The staff was always very friendly and happy to answer our dumb tourist questions. The Asylum was very cool, great staff, food and view from some of the tables.
There were only 2 things I would change about the hotel. There are a few halloween decorations that really jolt you out of the mood the building gives you. I would get rid of those and give the place a treatment like a Hollywood set designer would. The other thing I felt was missing was a room preserved in its original state as a hospital room. Just for historic/display purposes. But perhaps they need all of the rooms for guests.
My favorite things about this place is the people working there, its history and the attempts they are making to preserve and maintain such an old place.
Sorry to say we didn't see any ghosts, but it wasn't from a lack of trying!
Pics we took of the hotel and Jerome- http://www.flickr.com/photos/pyrat_wesly/sets/72157626559448107/
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Historic hotel in Jerome, Arizona overlooking the Verde Valley. A National Historic Building offering fine dining, ATV rentals, ghost hunting nights on Tues and Thurs, trolley tours Wed, Verde Canyon Railroad Train tour packages, close to hiking trails and state parks. We offer accommodations from standard guest rooms to our new 2000 sq ft grand suite. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Grand Jerome