Where to Stay in Flagstaff, Arizona

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The western desert is much a part of the American landscape as the Rocky Mountains or Texan plains. The barren environment may often be overlooked, but don’t be too quick to eliminate this region for your next travel plans. Arizona is home to some of the country’s most beautiful natural features. Some of these include the Grand Canyon, the Vermillion Cliffs, and Havasu Falls. Take up home base in one of these Flagstaff lodgings, the ideal starting point for your desert adventures.

Modern Motel

Canyon Inn is a newly remodeled motel located across from the Northern Arizona University campus. It’s bordered by views of sweeping vistas and is close to many recreational attractions. Walk through the Petrified Forest or take a scenic train ride right up to the Grand Canyon’s South Rim. You won’t soon grow tired of the surroundings here. And if you do, retreat to your refreshingly retro room at Canyon Inn. These rooms come outfitted with comfortable linens, Route 66 themed wall art, and free WiFi. Don’t forget the complimentary breakfast before you embark on your day in Arizona.

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Comfortable Inn

If easy access to the areas numerous outdoor recreational areas is a priority on your list, look no further than Highland Country Inn. This two-story lodging is conveniently located to many popular attractions: Grand Canyon, Meteor Crater, and Sedona. For Route 66 travelers, Highland Country Inn is a short detour away. The rooms are simple, clean, and straightforward—everything a traveler should need. Aside from these basics, all guests receive complimentary phone calls, breakfast, and WiFi.

Mountain Resort

Find yourself surrounded by Arizona’s natural beauty when you stay at Wyndham Flagstaff Resort. This property sits just below the San Francisco Peaks where miles of pristine countryside border it on all sides.   It encompassed 2,200 acres of well-maintained land. Take in mountain views every morning in one of the resort’s 167 townhouse units. Also on site are two swimming pools, tennis courts, an 18-hole championship golf course, day spa, a fully equipped recreational center, and restaurant.

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Mountain Side Retreat

Hotel Aspen is an excellent option for those hoping to explore some canyons due to its close proximity to many attractions and landmarks. Walnut Canyon National Monument and Sunset Crater are only a short drive from the property. Other features worth exploring: Antelope Canyons and Canyon de Chelly. Aside from scenic views, the hotel offers its guests luxurious pillow-top mattresses, complimentary hot breakfasts, and access to a series of walking/jogging trails.

Bargain Stay

For all the time you’re spending in Arizona’s great outdoors, you might discover how little you actually spend in your hotel room. Instead of wasting your money on a room you’ll hardly see, consider booking at Budget Inn. This bargain option covers all the basics in their clean and comfortable rooms. With all the wonderful sightseeing and hiking to do, what more do you need?

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Erika is a writer and content creator exploring the globe boldly and slowly one destination at a time. Her travels and rich upbringing as an Asian-American fuel many of her stories where she endeavors to write about the human condition. Although she might presently call NE Florida home, her heart remains listless for her home in Maui. She is an advocate for "experiences over possessions," a Marquez fan, and a self-proclaimed introvert.