We enjoyed our stay at England House B&B. The breakfasts were great, the hosts were welcoming and there were snacks and home-baked goodies available all the time. The building was lovely. The other guests seened quiet; we didn't have any problem with noise. We were quite warm and with the windows open thought it would be too noisy so tried the air conditioner. We weren't that comfortable so on our second night we tried the windows instead and slept fine (having a big day of touring may have affected our ability to sleep too). It wasn't as warm on the second night anyway.
We visited Flagstaff during the full moon (almost) so we didn't get to experience it's full trademark darkness but we did enjoy walking home in moonlight only.
The hosts were welcoming, like I said but not too over the top in my opinion. What we did find strange and annoying was we arrived on a Friday night and were told we HAD TO check in before 6pm (no excuses or buts or even reasons why). Considering we drove all the way from Chinle and had lots of sightseeing to do this cast a bit of a shadow over our otherwise enjoyable day. We arrived at about 5.55pm and nothing was ever said about why we had to arrive by 6. The hosts were both there and seemed to be both available. I'm still not sure why they were so adamant to have us arrive before 6, and our day would have been more relaxed if we hadn't needed to. However, over the course of our two-night stay, the hosts more than redeemed themselves and I didn't regret booking the stay. Just still wondering why...
We stayed in the Star Gazer room which was beautiful. I managed to block the toilet since it still has old-style plumbing and I didn't figure that out quick enough. It was really embarrassing and I tried to unblock it with the plunger in the bathroom but couldn't, so I had to tell the hosts about it when we went down for breakfast. There was no comments made apart from "No problem, I will fix that". In my opinion that is pretty much the perfect response to a guest embarrassingly telling you they've blocked the toilet!
We were offered a cooler bag and ice packs for our day trip to the Grand Canyon and back. Maps were marked with good places to stop and see. Our two nights were great and we really enjoyed Flagstaff as a city. I hope to return some day - there are too many restaurants and shops we haven't been to, and the scenery within day-trip distance is very varied and just outstanding.
- Also Known As:
- England House Hotel Flagstaff
- England House B&B Flagstaff, North America