Searching where to stay in Flagstaff? Here’s the best places to stay in Flagstaff AZ during COVID with reviews of the top lodging in Flagstaff by travel professionals. I’ve lived in Flagstaff, Arizona, for over 25 years. I know the good, bad and the ugly. Here’s your guide to the best hotels in Flagstaff:
As is true in this era of COVID-19, make reservations for your hotel stay in advance.
1.) LITTLE AMERICA HOTEL FOR BUSINESS: Priscilla Willis of 'She’s Cookin'
“Recently, I had the pleasure of spending four nights at Little America Hotel. It has everything you look for in affordable lodging in Flagstaff including outdoor pool and hot tub, and things you don’t expect, like swing set, horseshoes, and walking trails. The lush natural beauty of the grounds is refreshing compared to run-of-the-mill corporate hotels.” Read Priscilla’s full review below:
2.) LITTLE AMERICA HOTEL FOR FAMILIES: Melissa of 'The Family Voyage'
“For families visiting Flagstaff, the Little America Hotel is a wonderful choice that provides all the amenities without a huge price tag. It was the first stop on our family gap year and the perfect launching point to explore northern Arizona!” says Melissa, blogger at TheFamilyVoyage. Read the rest of what she says below:
3.) DRURY INN & SUITES: Chris Cutler of ‘Cold Pasta and Red Wine’
“Since moving to Las Vegas from Nashville 11 years ago, my husband and I have driven cross-country more times than I want to admit because we bring our dog with us. Drury Inn & Suites Flagstaff is our favorite dog-friendly place to stay when we stay there overnight,” Chris Cutler says. Hear all of what the travel writer has to say about her fave lodging in Flagstaff below:
4.) INN AT 410 BED & BREAKFAST: Stacey Wittig of 'Unstoppable Stacey Travel'
“Spick and span cleaning protocols and recent enhancements to the breakfast routine make this award-winning B&B the perfect and safe place to lay your head in Flagstaff. Relax in an oasis embedded with history. Convenient location makes the inn the best of Old Town Flagstaff hotels,” says UNSTOPPABLE Stacey. Read more about my pick for best places to stay in Flagstaff below:
5.) RESIDENCE INN BY MARRIOTT: Stacey Wittig of ‘Unstoppable Stacey Travel’
“This hotel property located in historic downtown is one of the best old town Flagstaff hotels–but it is not old. Recently built, the red brick exterior blends right in and the all-new full kitchens are perfect for extended stays. I love this hotel with its hot breakie and friendly frontdesk staff. Don’t miss the mountain views from the top floors.” Read more about why I love this Flagstaff hotel below:
6.) CABINS IN FLAGSTAFF
1.) For best places to stay in Flagstaff, Priscilla Willis recommends LITTLE AMERICA
“Recently, I had the pleasure of spending four nights at Little America in Flagstaff Arizona conveniently located off I-40 and minutes from historic downtown,” says travel writer Priscilla Willis. “Little America has everything you look for in affordable lodging including a heated outdoor pool and hot tub, and things you don’t expect, like a swing set, horseshoes, and walking trails amidst giant Ponderosa pine trees.
“In a nutshell, what makes Little America stand out is the lush natural beauty of the manicured grounds where walking to and from the restaurant and the parking lot is a refreshing experience compared to your run-of-the-mill three-star corporate hotels.
“Additionally, the property is surrounded by 500 acres of Ponderosa pine forest with a 2.5-mile hiking trail. The rooms are spacious and exceptionally clean. When weather permits, I prefer fresh air over air conditioning or heat. So I loved the balcony which allowed me to open the slider and be lulled to sleep by the gentle rustling of the aspens. There is Wi-Fi access throughout Little America in Flagstaff Arizona,” says the food and travel writer.
Food choices at Little America in Flagstaff Arizona
“The Little America Deli, located in the adjacent 24-hour Travel and Convenience Center, offers good ole American fare,” writes the food expert. “It has a retro truck-stop vibe complete with the iconic Sinclair green dinosaur overlooking the grounds. The Silver Pine Restaurant has reopened for dine-in or carryout from Thursday to Sunday but room service is temporarily suspended. Call 928-779-7950 for reservations and to check for current hours as they can change on a dime with COVID-19, ” concludes Priscilla.
At the writing of this story, the gift shop and boutique, fitness center, and business center are also temporarily closed as is the case with most hotels during COVID-19.
She’s Cookin’ | food and travel
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2.) Melissa of 'The Family Voyage' agrees: LITTLE AMERICA HOTEL is top lodging in Flagstaff
“For families visiting Flagstaff, the Little America Hotel is a wonderful choice that provides all the amenities without a huge price tag. It was the first stop on our family gap year and the perfect launching point to explore northern Arizona!” reveals Melissa of The Family Voyage.
“The hotel has gone through a major renovation over the last few years, so the rooms are updated and spacious enough for families. In addition to standard rooms, they have plenty of suites – some with a full kitchen. The amenities on-property were wonderful for our kids too. There are long paths for riding scooters, a nice size pool for splashing and even a playground in the back. We loved sitting out on the patio for breakfast, and there’s even a separate breakfast menu for kids.
“While the location isn’t walkable into town, Little America in Flagstaff Arizona is very convenient to the highway. It was great for us as road-trippers not to have to battle through town after a long drive in, and it was extremely convenient to hop up to the Grand Canyon for a day.
“Find out more about why we loved Little America Flagstaff and our favorite things to do in Flagstaff with kids,” sums the travel expert.
Melissa, Travel blogger
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3.) Where to stay in Flagstaff AZ? For Chris Cutler, it's DRURY INN & SUITES
“Since moving to Las Vegas from Nashville 11 years ago, my husband and I have driven cross-country more times than I want to admit because we bring our dog with us. Drury Inn & Suites Flagstaff is our favorite dog-friendly place to stay when we stay there overnight,” discloses Chris.
“Located on the campus of Northern Arizona University, Drury Inn & Suites is easily accessible from I-40 and is close to downtown Flagstaff and area attractions. While parking in front is limited, there is a covered parking garage behind the hotel with covered access to the hotel.
“Drury Inn & Suites Flagstaff is a chain hotel, but it offers travelers pleasant and quiet accommodations. The rooms are spacious and have more than enough outlets to charge multiple devices. Covered with crisp linens, the beds are comfortable and have a sufficient selection of pillows. Each room comes with a desk, TV, hairdryer, mini-refrigerator and microwave.
“Guests may find the microwave unnecessary as Drury Inn & Suites offers both breakfast and a rotating menu of hot food—beer, wine, mixed drinks and soft drinks included—each evening. If you prefer a restaurant meal, there are plenty of options in the area,” says the travel writer.
Pet-friendly Lodging in Flagstaff
“If you are traveling with your pet, you’ll find plenty of green space on campus to walk. If you like to take longer walks, downtown is about a half-mile away. The Lowell Observatory and Flagstaff Symphony are both within one mile of the hotel, and Coconino National Forest, Arizona Snowbowl, the Arboretum, and Walnut Canyon National Monument are all close (under 10 miles).
“Where to stay in Flagstaff? I say Drury Inn & Suites Flagstaff, it’s the first Arizona hotel to be LEED certified by the U.S. Green Building Council,” Chris says.
Chris Cutler, Travel and Food writer
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4.) Unstoppable Stacey names INN AT 410 best of Old Town Flagstaff hotels
“Spick and span cleaning protocols and recent enhancements to the breakfast routine make this award-winning Arizona Bed and Breakfast the perfect and safe place to lay your head in Flagstaff. Relax in an oasis embedded with history. The convenient location makes the inn the best of Old Town Flagstaff hotels,” says UNSTOPPABLE Stacey.
“My husband and I just spent a romantic weekend at one of our favorite spots for lodging in Flagstaff. It’s like an all-inclusive experience with a fabulous room (we were in the Southwest Suite), gourmet breakfast in the mornings, open bar during the evenings, over 400 movie DVDs for entertainment and free, off-street parking.
“We felt totally safe and cared for during this time of COVID. The county health department inspects the commercial kitchen regularly. Chef Anna, the lead baker at the popular Brandy’s Restaurant, ensures health standards are followed. Her yummy breakfasts are delivered to the room before you arrive, and microwaves (recently purchased for new healthy protocols) heat the boxed breakfasts. Quiet Mitsubishi air conditioners filtered and cleaned the air in our suite while masks and hand sanitizers were available at the front desk. Check-in, by the way, is now self-service due to coronavirus precautions.
“Innkeeper Gordon Watkins invited us to eat our breakfast anytime and anywhere we liked—in the garden gazebo, on the sunny front porch, in our suite or the public space as long as we social distanced. The historic home has many spots decorated in the Craftsman style to relax and enjoy the quiet ambiance,” sums the Arizona travel writer.
“UNSTOPPABLE Stacey” Wittig, Travel writer
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5.) RESIDENCE INN BY MARRIOTT: Stacey Wittig of ‘Unstoppable Stacey Travel’
“This hotel property located in historic downtown is one of the best Old Town Flagstaff hotels–but it is not ‘old.’ Recently built, the red brick exterior blends right in to the ambience of historic downtown Flagstaff.
The modern design uses hard surfaces that are easy to keep clean duriing this time of COVID-19. The all-new full kitchens are perfect for extended stays. My suite was really a home away from home with separate living, working and sleeping areas. The shower was spacious and relaxing and I enjoyed the Marriott toiletries, as usual.
Walk to Historic Downtown Flagstaff
Even though this hotel is in my hometown, I enjoy staying here for a weekend getaway. I can walk to my favorite Flagstaff restaurants and breweries.
Residence Inn Flagstaff Arizona has been awarded Three Diamonds by AAA and the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. It now has the UNSTOPPABLE Stacey recommendation for best places to stay in Flagstaff!
I love this hotel with its hot breakfast and friendly frontdesk staff.
Insider tips: Don’t miss the mountain views from the top floor stairwells.
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