This hotel actually turned out to be one of the highlights of our motorcycle road trip stays. High on top of a cliff with a great scenic view and a reputation for being haunted, it was must for us. The reception guy was a bit of an odd character, but he blended in well with this hotel.Our rooms (4 of them) were very nice, had been remodeled and of various sizes (this hotel used to be a hospital). Parking outside seems limited, but adequate for the amount of rooms. There is no real continental breakfast but coffee and some packaged danishes are available for consumption starting around 7:30. The on site restaurant is not affiliated with the hotel but an excellent choice for dinner ($$$, but worth it)
Ok, so now to the haunting....there are lots of rumors, stories, videos etc of various haunting; all I can say is this: while we were there I personally witnessed two ladies (from separate families) who went into the hotel and came out in tears, because they felt a "heaviness" inside. They were NOT faking it and one of them got into her car and left immediately. Lots of guests wander the halls looking for "orbs" and other ghosts, but we saw nothing. The only other "haunting" was done by us at 4am on the top floor (our group booked the entire top floor) and we had a blast wandering around in sheets and being stupid in general.....
I highly recommend this hotel for it's services and for being out of the ordinary.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Historic hotel in Jerome, Arizona overlooking Jerome and The Verde Valley. A National Historic Landmark Building offering fine dining in the separately owned/operated Asylum Restaurant, Verde Canyon Railroad 'Room & Ride 'tour packages and exquisite views. The Jerome Grand Hotel is close to shopping, galleries, numerous restaurants of varied cuisine, wine tasting rooms as well as The Jerome State Historic Park. Accommodations vary from standard guest rooms, Garden Rooms with private sun porch, Valley View and Mountainside Balcony Rooms to our 2000 sq ft, fully equipped Grand Suite. All rooms have heat pumps for individual climate control while we still utilize our 1926 Kewanee Boiler for steam heat throughout. All 5 levels of the Jerome Grand Hotel are serviced by the original 1926 Otis elevator. Jerome Grand Hotel offers WiFi on all levels, HD television, as well as a 24 hour Front Desk. Complimentary continental breakfast provided. Service animals only, please. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Grand Jerome