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“Mizpah Hotel--old timey lodging in the Nevada wilds”
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Mizpah Hotel
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Tonopah
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Tucson
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“Mizpah Hotel--old timey lodging in the Nevada wilds”
Reviewed 16 January 2012

The Mizpah orginally opened around a century ago, and depending on whose stories one believes, may or may not have accomodated Wyatt Earp, Jack Dempsey, and Howard Hughes.During WW2 the Mizpah provided billeting to Air Corps personnel from Tonopah Army Airfield, but somewhere between then and now fell on hard times and closed. I'm delighted to report this historical relic is once again open.

I stayed one night in Dec of 2011. Off street parking is available next to the north entrance. I was offered (and declined) assistance with my luggage. Checkin was quick and efficient. There is an elevator--the hotel has five floors.

My room had obviously gotten a major upgrade--modern bathroom, ample electrical outlets, individual head/air conditioning control, but had retained its original ambience. No microwave or refrigerator, but a flat screen TV with forgettable channels. The decor,while new, was appropriate for a century old hotel.

The overhead light was harsh; the alternatives were two tiny bedside lamps. To me the lighting negated much of the ambience, making it difficult to read. I found the room underfurnished; aside from the bed and nightstands, the only other furnishing were a dresser and not-so-comfortable period chair. A very affable desk clerk let me look at some of the bigger vacant rooms. While they had more space, and some faux-western decor, I did not spot anything that looked like a comfortable chair.

The bathroom had a curious shower curtain arrangement which allowed water to slosh onto the floor. Too bad for the housekeepers. Nice toiletries, supurb quality towels.

The Mizpah has an in-house restaurant, which while adequate, is forgettable. I dined there because I was too lazy to walk a few blocks to El Marquez, the best place to eat in Tonopah. There is also a lobby bar, which I didn't visit.

In the hallway on my floor was a setup for morning coffee--but no coffee had been made. Possibly they don't bother when there are fewer guests?

I found the public areas overall gloomy, because of the dark paneling. But this is what one gets in a place that age.

My overall recommendation for Tonopah: For max economy, stay at the Clown Motel. For max ambience, spend $25-30 more and stay at the Mizpah.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 14 January 2012

We spent one night here in the middle of a road trip and loved every minute. The room was beautiful and the beds were amazingly comfortable. The staff were frienly and efficient without exception. We ate in the Pittman Cafe and it was terrific. The highlight of the meal was Chef Renee's red velvet cake. It wasn't on the menu and it was amazing.

This hotel is absolutely charming. If you're passing through Tonopah you should make a point of staying here.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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Ellicott City, Maryland
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Reviewed 13 January 2012

I chose the Mizpah because of the dismal ratings of the other places in town. Wow, am I glad! The Mizpah is the nicest older hotel we've ever sayed in! The rooms, halways, and public areas look like they have just been updated with antiques and period furnishings. The rooms are very pleasant and the bathroom in room 301 ever had a claw foot tub!! The dining room was very nice and a complimentary continental breakfast was even served at the bar in the morning. There was coffee on every floor in the morning too. To top that, they used excellent quality coffee. The scones had to have been baked there. This is by far the very nicest older hotel I've ever seen!

  • Stayed January 2012
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 2 January 2012

Great find...awesome food...beautiful bar...incredibly plush beds...nostalgic fun!!!

  • Stayed December 2011
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 2 January 2012

It was a great experience to stay in a hotel built in the early 1900s.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Chautauqua, Ny
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Reviewed 15 December 2011

We spent three nights here, while geocaching in the Tonopah area, and were infatuated and enthralled by the experience. The building is just over 100 years old and has just completed its second major renovation. It has the authentic look and feel of an early-1900s luxury hotel, lush in decor with plentiful detail. Decorated for Christmas, it looked and felt festive and comfortable, just right for interaction with other guests in the expansive lobby/bar/social area. The bedrooms are fully restored and tastefully appointed with very comfortable beds and covers. The claw foot tub looked new, consistent with the fully updated bathroom. The restaurant features a first class menu of quality dishes prepared with taste and skill. Of particular note: the staff are personable, caring, attentive and accommodating. In many ways the Mizpah reminds us of the Athenaeum Hotel in Chautauqua Institution, NY, except that it is a far better value and much friendlier.

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reno, Nevada, United States
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Reviewed 11 December 2011

I travel between Reno and Las Vegas several times a year. Recently I decided to stay half-way to break up the long drive and chose the newly reopened Mizpah Hotel. I am so glad I did! It was wonderful! The room was very nice, a very comfortable bed. The food is excellent (try the chefs own rasberry vinagarette dressing, it is the best I have ever had!). The staff is very accomodating and I would highly recommend this hotel for anyone wanting convenience, hospitality, comfort, and great food and atmosphere. I will stay there on all my trips.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled solo
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Property: Mizpah Hotel
Address: 100 Main Street, Tonopah, NV 89049
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Region: United States > Nevada > Tonopah
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Casino and Gambling Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Tonopah
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Mizpah Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the historic Mizpah Hotel, the heart of Tonopah since 1907. With 48 rooms, two restaurants, a future casino, two saloons and a couple of friendly ghosts, the Mizpah is both journey and destination. It’s a place for weary travelers, adventure seekers, and anyone with a hunger for good fun, food and drink. ... more   less 
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