My husband booked a room here as he planned our route to California, and I am so glad he did! The hospitality was superb. Deborah met us when we arrived in the early evening and was most welcoming. All rooms are on the second floor, and the stairs are narrow and steep! But if you can negotiate that hurdle, your reward will be great. The rooms vary in size, but not comfort. We had a cozy, small room, but it was quite comfortable. The décor was fitting to the period and the former use of the property (!). Lovely ladies, artfully posed, bedeck the walls, and the carpet, wallpaper, and furnishings are all sites to behold. The woodwork has been beautifully restored, as well.
John greeted us in the morning, and I immediately felt at home. He makes lattes (with refills!), so I felt quite indulged. We were able to choose our breakfast pastry from an array (scones, muffins, cookies, and so many more items). Now I felt doubly indulged! Once we made our pastry selection(s), John presented it on a plate with fruit, and offered us a choice of juices and yogurts. If home-baked pastries are not to your liking, there is hot and cold cereal, as well.
In between making lattes and serving breakfast, John entertains with stories of the inn, the town, and its inhabitants from days gone by. He also makes sure that there are photo ops. He kindly offered to take a picture of my husband and me at breakfast, and then again as we left. He even has props -- a boa for me and a western hat for my husband. We definitely have fond memories of the night we stayed in a bordello -- and now we have the pictures to preserve them!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on Historic Route 66 just south of the Grand Canyon, the Red Garter offers lodging and breakfast in a beautifully restored 1897 saloon and bordello. The antique furnishings capture the 1890's atmosphere without giving up the comfort and security expected by today's traveler. Within an hour's drive see Sedona, the ghost town Jerome, Indian ruins at Walnut Canyon and Wupatki National Monuments and the Grand Canyon. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Red Garter Hotel Williams