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hotels in walkable areas?

We've driven through Flagstaff many times, but never stayed there.

Are there any quaint, 'charming' communitites with motels / hotels located in walkable areas? Where you can park, then walk to restaurants and shopping?

Thinking of walkable towns like Williams, Moab or Sedona. And while I fully realize Flagstaff is a city, hoping to find an area within the city that is walkable.

TIA.

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1. Re: hotels in walkable areas?

You'd probably want to stay in the Downtown Flagstaff area, near the train station. Lots of historic buildings, restaurants, shops, etc., within walking distance of most hotels/motels. One caveat is that there are a lot of bars in this area so you might have live music or other entertainment running till late at night. I've heard the Inn at 410 is nice, it's a B&B. http://www.inn410.com/

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2. Re: hotels in walkable areas?

Thank you K- Bot.

I did a search for hotels downtown and am a little confused. So many are listed, but none actually say in-the-middle-of the historic area with shops etc. Can you please give an idea of the street names or blocks? Thanks.

(Not really fond of B & Bs,....)

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3. Re: hotels in walkable areas?

Here's a map ->: http://goo.gl/maps/fWCa Street names in downtown Flag are Agassiz, Leroux, Beaver, San Francisco, Aspen, Birch, Cherry. A couple of "non B&B" properties in that area would be a Rodeway Inn, the Hotel Monte Vista, the Weatherford. There's also a Drury Inn property near NAU.

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4. Re: hotels in walkable areas?

Thanks, K-bot.

Will try for the Monte Vista. The reviews are a bit mixed but we like unique places -- and location.

(location location location LOL ;)

Edited: 03 June 2012, 15:52
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5. Re: hotels in walkable areas?

The Monte Vista is in the heart of walkable downtown. The location cannot be beat if that is what you are looking for. Glad you read the reviews, though, and know what you're getting into. It is an older property and could be rather loud, especially weekend evenings. But some people really like it.

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6. Re: hotels in walkable areas?

We'll be prepared for the noise, with ear plugs :) as it will be a friday night stay.

But we're looking forward to it. I try to find unique places to stay on our long road trips west. While many nights are in hampton / hol inn express places, its fun to find lodging like this -- or the Wigwams (a fave) or the cabooses in williams (not fave but definitely unique and memorable! :)

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7. Re: hotels in walkable areas?

Oh by the way, I'm assuming ... hoping all the shoppes are open on friday nights in the summer?

We've been surprised -- and disappointed in a few touristy-type towns to find most things closed on summer weekend eveings!? (manitou springs, CO for example)

Seems silly when lots of people are wandering around with $$ to spend!? :)

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8. Re: hotels in walkable areas?

Any chance you'll be visiting on the first Friday of a month? You'd definitely find lots of shops to pop into during a 1st Friday Art Walk. Otherwise, you will find all the shops in the Old Town Shops (a mall-style set-up with several shops in the old Woolworth building downtown, very close to the Monte V.) and probably about 50% of other shops. Definitely restaurants and bars will be open.

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9. Re: hotels in walkable areas?

OP here w/an update ~

The Monte Vista isn't availalable when we need it.

Reading more reviews here, it sounds like

Drury Inn and Quality Inn University

are both within walking distance of some sort of shopping and dining.

We aren't opposed to driving - as this road trip is easily 5K miles :)

But it IS nice to park it and leave it in the evening.

So of these two, which would you say has a better atmosphere / area? I would think the university area would be nicer?

Or are there other places you'd recommend?

Thanks all.

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10. Re: hotels in walkable areas?

The Drury is the newest and most modern place that's withing walking distance of downtown, plus it's close to an amazing pizza joint in Pizzicletta.

If you're too 'tired' to walk home at the end of the evening, cabs are plentiful.

Another place you may want to look into is the Weatherford. It's along the same lines as Monte V.