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Definitely worth a stop to see some history and experience some great views.

The inn is a museum now of the history of the place, but is worth a stop to go through the various... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Maple Grove, Minnesota
Historic Inn is a Museum

This is a great stop because you get to see the historic inn that is now a museum and learn about... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Santa Ana, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The inn is a museum now of the history of the place, but is worth a stop to go through the various rooms and get an idea of what it used to be. The views of the Painted Desert from or around the inn are...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great stop because you get to see the historic inn that is now a museum and learn about it. The views of the Painted Desert are great also. We enjoyed a picnic lunch at one of the tables and enjoyed the views.

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place must have been a hopping hot spot back in the day. The soda fountain bar and nook tables. The itty bitty rooms with sink or fireplace seem to suggest brothel, but no one is saying that.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 3, 2018

While this is no longer a place for tourists to stay you can certainly stop and enjoy the views, ambience and hear the story about its heyda from one of the guides who really have some great details to share. The Inn is one of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

Not much to see other than the building itself, which is interesting. Bought a silver and turquoise ring at the gift shop. Very friendly attendant.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 16, 2018

Stooped at this Inn on our way round, stunning views of Painted desert around the back. The Inn was closed but there are restrooms here if you need them. Good Photo venue.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 15, 2018

Such a great example of what structures and culture was like in the "good old days". Lots of signs to explain what things are and how they were. Crafts for sale inside and all of the views you can handle.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank RDWNG1
Reviewed October 12, 2018

Really enjoyed our visit, both because of the unique Inn, and to meet the artisans displaying their wares there.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 11, 2018

A stay at The Painted Desert Inn years ago must have been a wonderful experience. The view of the surrounding desert changed during the few hours we were there due to changes in the sun angle and clouds. Upon entering the small gift shop, we...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

The petrified rocks are much more interesting... it is a museum, but it wasnt anything that grabbed our interest.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Dolores B
October 27, 2018|
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Response from kevinlY1011GT | Reviewed this property |
The painted desert inn is basically a tourist site. I don’t think you can buy food there. The visitor centre has a sit down cafeteria area with some good local dishes and common items
February 16, 2018|
Response from Shuttrrbug | Reviewed this property |
Holbrook, AZ is closest town. Several good hotels and restaurants. About 20 minute drive as I recall. We stayed at the throwback Globetrotter hotel on old route 66. Dined at the Italian restaurant.