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Palace Hotel
Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Silver City
Certificate of Excellence
Payson
1 review
“My stay at the Palace”
Reviewed 20 February 2013

I rate my stay at the Palace as a most special experience. How many places lend to old west nostalgia but offer all the creature comforts and ammenities of our modern world today? The Palace does!! The location is right downtown Silver City NM. The great thing about this is you have every artisan and shop just within comfortable walking distance not to mention all the wonderful eateries. The Palace is the "real thing!" Don't pass up this step back into time.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled solo
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Traverse City, Michigan
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Reviewed 13 February 2013

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!

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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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New Mexico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2013

The Palace Hotel is perfectly situated right in the middle of what's happening in Silver City. It is within close walking distance to great restaurants, unique specialty shops, galleries, and some of the most interesting "thrift-consignment" stores you'll ever encounter. Built in the late 1880's, the hotel retains it's original footprint and decor. No, it hasn't been designer-upgraded, but it is clean and convenient. The stairs are creaky (no elevator), the rooms are small and over-crowded.

Our room was described as a "large room," but it was NOT at all. Every corner was filled with an upholstered chair, antique dresser with TV on top, refrig with microwave on top. One side of the bed had a small table with a lamp, but not the other side. There was nowhere to put our luggage as there was no closet. Instead, there was a metal clothes rack over the refrig & lamp table with ONE hanger! There was no coffee maker in the room, but coffee was available at 6:30 a.m. on the second-floor landing where breakfast was served. The mattress was comfortable and there were sufficient pillows.

The bathroom was clean, spacious and well-lit, but it had no counter space to spread out your "stuff." There was a sufficient amount of linens in the bathroom, but no bathmat. There was no hair dryer provided, but luckily I had brought a small travel dryer along.

Breakfast on the broad landing was really kind of charming. We shared a table with a very interesting couple -- everyone was friendly. The continental breakfast was adequate: instant oatmeal, dry cereals, milk, orange juice, Activia yogurt, boiled eggs, breads, canned fruit coctail, but no fresh fruit.

Matthew,who took my reservation and was on duty when we checked in, was a most pleasant young man and seemed capable of attending to our needs. When I asked for a confirmation number for my reservation, he said, "We don't do things that way --- we're still a pencil and paper kind of place." Indeed.

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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Phoenix, AZ
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Reviewed 18 January 2013

We stayed one night in a king bed room. It is the most darling hotel! It is very clean and has lots of charm & character. Our room was only $65!!! Unheard of these days! It is in downtown historic Silver City and is walking distance from great shopping, restaurants (Curious Kumquat is ranked #39 out of 100 for 2012 in Saveur Magazine!) and cool bars with live music. They also serve a FREE continental breakfast from 7-9 everyday. You do not get bells & whistles with this place but you do get hospitality, a yummy comfy bed, hot showers and a nice little breakfast. We will stay there again whenever we are in town.

Room Tip: Choose a 2 room suite it is only $82!!!
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled on business
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Paris, Ile-de-France, France
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2012

The place is recommended in Lonely planet, and it is well worth it's reputation. The whole mainstreet area is picturesque, and the hotel has all the charm and unsophisticated warmth of a place time has preserved.
I took a small room, and there is not much space (hardly no table for a laptop), but it's clean, warm and comfortable. Breakfast on the same floor. Very nice. Good value

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled solo
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Austin, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2012

Stayed here a couple of years back. Neat old building but the rooms are pretty darn small. The one I was in required you to navigate around the bed, then the sink to get to the bathroom. You also get some street noise from the Buffalo Bar on weekends. Not bad, but there are better choices.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled solo
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Tucson, Arizona
Level 6 Contributor
208 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2012

I love old places and this one certainly qualifies. A lot of history with this hotel. Only drawback was the lack of a/c, which is a major drawback during the summer. I stayed there last June when the temps set records for Silver. I was forewarned about the a/c, so only had myself to blame. Only other folks that seemed to be staying there were firefighters who had been fighting the forest fires around the area.(guess they must be used to the heat)

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: Palace Hotel
Address: 106 W Broadway St, Silver City, NM 88061-5324
Region: United States > New Mexico > Silver City
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Silver City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 22
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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