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From staying in a vintage trailer to spending the night in a teepee-shaped room, these hotels are definitely out of the ordinary. If you would like to stay at an Arizona hotel that offers something slightly different, take a look at OROGOLD’s list of weird hotels in Arizona.
The Shady Dell, Bisbee
The Shady Dell in Bisbee doesn’t offer hotel rooms. Instead, guests stay in a classic Airstream vintage trailer, all of which were manufactured in the 40’s and 50’s. Each trailer comes equipped with vintage radios and other authentic memorabilia, which is why children under the age of ten are not permitted to stay at the Shady Dell. When it’s time for a meal, Dot’s Diner can be found on the premises – a restored 50’s diner that serves delicious and classic diner fare.
Wigwam Village Motel, Holbrook
The Wigwam Village Motel first opened in 1950, but had to close down in 1974 when Route 66 was bypassed. It opened its doors again in 1988, and while acute observers may notice that teepees, rather than wigwams, are actually used, it is still a unique hotel that is plenty of fun to stay at. The fifteen freestanding teepees boast handmade hickory furniture, as well as a vintage car parked outside each one.
Jerome Grand Hotel, Jerome
Located in a town commonly referred to as ‘Ghost City’, the Jerome Grand Hotel is set in a former hospital, and is known to be the most haunted structure in town. The hotel is also located one mile above Jerome, meaning that the views from the hotel are absolutely breathtaking. In addition to the ghost stories being broadcast on the hotel televisions, the hotel also offers ghost hunting packages, enabling guests to join the ongoing investigation for paranormal and supernatural activities.
Underground Suite, Grand Canyon Caverns, Peach Springs
There is only one underground suite at the Grand Canyon Caverns, and although it costs $800 a night, the price is well worth it. Not only is this quite literally the oldest, largest and deepest hotel room in the world, with an elevator to take you down the 220 feet, but it is also the darkest, quietest and driest, with absolutely no natural light and zero humidity.
Canyon Motel & RV Park, Williams
Set in the mountains of Northern Arizona and surrounded by the largest Ponderosa pine forest in the world, the Canyon Motel & RV Park offers unique accommodation in a unique location. Guests can choose to stay in vintage flagstone cottage motel rooms, a historic caboose, railway car rooms and suites, or in their nomad RV, giving you some great choices. The hotel’s location is also extremely convenient, as they are just a short walk away from shops, restaurants, galleries and some great Old West attractions that OROGOLD would highly recommend you check out.
Sometimes a change from the norm is exactly what is needed to make a vacation that extra bit special. Whether you stay in the oldest, largest, darkest and quietest hotel room in the world, or in the most haunted structure in Jerome, these weird and quirky hotels will definitely make your Arizona vacation memorable!