My husband and I had planned to camp in the Gila Wilderness in January 2013. We are hardy winter campers (we're from northern MI) and when prepared, welcome cold and wind and snow. However, we were caught unaware and unprepared while visiting NM- a freak record-breaking cold front came in just about the same time as us, so we were left "out in the cold," literally. Luckily we found the Palace Hotel- we called at the last minute (driving to Silver City from Tucson), and they had several rooms available, at prices tent-campers could afford. Gloria let us see three rooms before deciding on a "small" or "medium" room. I don't know what size rooms the reviewers complaining about size stayed in, but our "small" room was plenty roomy and comfortable. It also happened to be across from the bar, but it was a weekday in winter (and about -3 degrees F!) so no parties or bar noise. It was a tad cold, so we snagged an electric space heater we'd noticed in one of the rooms we had not chosen, once we'd checked in and settled in (door was unlocked). I'm not sure if rooms were supposed to have space heaters, and ours just did not, or if we got lucky and found the only one :). The shower was wonderful- no light in the stall (funny! had too leave the curtain halfway open to see), but excellent water pressure. Continental breakfast=continental breakfast. Eh. Weak coffee, BUT the hotel is upstairs from Javalina, a great cafe with VERY good coffee and friendly, smart staff. I loved the historic, quirky feel and decor- to second what another reviewer said, if you actually like Econolodges, Comfort inns, that sort of predictability, maybe The Palace isn't your cup of tea, but for anyone looking for a small bit of affordable local color in an EXCELLENT location, The Palace is great!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Come join us at the Palace Hotel‚ located in the heart of the historic district of downtown Silver City. Just step out the door and you’ll find art galleries‚ specialty shops‚ theaters and restaurants‚ all within walking distance. Our 22 charming guest rooms and suites are reminiscent of a small hotel in the European tradition. Your day will begin with a complimentary continental breakfast‚ in the upstairs skylit room . . . an extension to our guests rooms which can be used for intimate conversations‚ quiet reading or making new friendships. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Palace Hotel Silver City