As it lies on the historic Route 66 with lots of gorgeous nature surrounding it, Flagstaff is a very popular place to visit. Its delightful downtown has lots of historical sights and an active cultural scene, as well as a myriad of great shops, restaurants and bars. Its main appeal, however, is its proximity to places such as Sedona, Mount Elden, and the Grand Canyon, which offer lots of fantastic hiking, mountain biking, and skiing opportunities.
Because it has long been a popular tourist destination, Flagstaff has a wide range of hotels and inns catering to every interest and budget. Whether it’s a secluded setting amid nature that you’re after or a pleasant stay at a historic hotel in the centre of town, these accommodations are the best of what Flagstaff has to offer.
1. Little America Hotel Flagstaff
Lying amidst a glorious Ponderosa pine forest, the Little America Hotel Flagstaff is a lovely place to stay that is very highly rated by guests for its beautiful grounds.
While its outdoor pool and gardens look spectacular, its warm, welcoming, and wood-furnished interiors are just as attractive and appealing. Besides clean and comfortable rooms, it also boasts a restaurant, bar, and conference centre.
Location: The hotel is located just a ten-minute drive from downtown Flagstaff and all its restaurants, bars, and tourist sights.
2. Drury Inn & Suites Flagstaff
Another very popular hotel is Drury Inn & Suites Flagstaff, which lies in a great neighbourhood not far from the centre of town.
The four-star hotel has a swimming pool, hot tub, and fitness centre. Guests particularly enjoyed its free daily breakfast and the favourable prices for meals and drinks during happy hour. In addition, its rooms are comfy and clean, and the staff are very friendly and welcoming.
Location: Drury Inn is just a ten-minute walk from downtown Flagstaff, with lots of restaurants and bars in the neighbourhood.
3. Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort
Although the Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort is located quite far from, well, anything, there really is no need to go anywhere as it has everything you could want on-site.
Rated ‘fabulous’ by guests, the luxury resort has three restaurants, a sports bar, and indoor pool, with its large and lively casino the main draw. Its rooms are modern and well-equipped, as are its fitness centre and business centre.
Location: Twin Arrows lies a half an hour drive from the centre of Flagstaff and the Meteor Crater Natural Landmark.
4. La Quinta by Wyndham Flagstaff
A lovely property, the three-star La Quinta is one of Flagstaff’s most popular hotels due to its clean and comfy rooms, spacious suites, and friendly and welcoming staff.
On top of this, it’s also set in a convenient location and has its own swimming pool, fitness centre, and meeting facilities. Another popular feature are its continental breakfasts served daily.
Location: Located just a stone’s throw away from Northern Arizona University and lots of shops, restaurants and bars, La Quinta is a five-minute drive from downtown Flagstaff’s main sights.
5. Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Flagstaff East
With clean, comfortable, and spacious rooms that sport a flat-screen TV and private bathroom, the Fairfield Inn is certainly a great place to stay.
The three-star hotel has an indoor pool, hot tub, and fitness centre for guests to make use of, as well as its own business centre.
Location: Set on the outskirts of the city right next to Flagstaff Mall and the Continental Golf Club, Fairfield Inn is just a ten-minute drive from lots of tourists attractions and outdoor nature spots.
6. GreenTree Inn Flagstaff
Recently renovated and refurbished, GreenTree Inn Flagstaff is a peaceful and pleasant three-star hotel with an outdoor swimming pool and spa area.
Each room comes with a flat-screen TV, private bathroom, and comfy bed, while hot breakfasts are served each morning in its dining area.
Location: GreenTree Inn is located just a few minutes’ drive from Northern Arizona University and the Walkup Skydome, with lots of restaurants and bars nearby.
7. Hilton Garden Inn Flagstaff
Highly rated by guests, the Hilton Garden Inn Flagstaff is delightfully decorated, with lots of warm tones and fine furnishings on display.
Its modern and stylish rooms have many great amenities, while delicious food can be enjoyed at its Great American Grill restaurant. In addition, the three-star hotel also has a swimming pool, fitness centre, and a hot tub.
Location: Just a short drive from lots of shops, restaurants, and tourist attractions, the Hilton lies right next to Northern Arizona University. Ideally placed for driving to the Grand Canyon and Painted Desert, guests can also use its free shuttle service to the airport and train station.
8. Sonesta ES Suites Flagstaff
Located just off the Historic Route 66, Sonesta ES Suites is another great hotel with excellent facilities, such as an outdoor pool, hot tub, fitness centre, and tennis court.
Its suites are spacious and stylishly decorated; each comes with a flat-screen TV as well as dining and seating areas.
Location: Sonesta ES Suites is a ten-minute drive from downtown Flagstaff, and the Continental Golf Club is just a ten-minute walk away.
9. Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Flagstaff Downtown, AZ
As it was only recently opened at the end of 2019, the Country Inn & Suites by Radisson still has a gleaming new look and feel to it.
While its location in downtown Flagstaff is very convenient, it also boasts a wonderful indoor pool and fitness centre, as well as modern, well-equipped rooms and studios.
Location: The three-star hotel is very centrally located and is just a five to ten-minute walk away from shops, restaurants, and attractions.
10. Comfort Inn I-17 & I-40 Flagstaff
The Comfort Inn has an outdoor pool, a hot tub and a fitness centre. Guests particularly enjoy its comfortable beds, delicious breakfasts, and friendly, welcoming staff.
The three-star hotel’s rooms are clean and comfy; each comes with a flat-screen TV, microwave, and refrigerator. In addition, there’s a business centre and meeting facilities on-site.
Location: Downtown Flagstaff is a ten-minute drive from the inn, and the Northern Arizona University and Walkup Skydome are nearby.
11. Residence Inn by Marriott Flagstaff
Set right in the heart of downtown Flagstaff, the Residence Inn by Marriott is the perfect place to stay if you want the city’s many shops, sights, restaurants, and bars right on your doorstep.
Rated ‘superb’ by guests, the three-star hotel is tastefully decorated and has excellent facilities in the shape of its indoor pool, fitness centre, and hot tub. Besides this, its rooms and studios are spacious, clean and modern.
Location: The Residence Inn couldn’t be any closer to the city centre, with most sights within walking distance.
12. Howard Johnson by Wyndham Flagstaff I-40 East Lucky Lane
A wildly popular hotel, the Howard Johnson by Wyndham is highly thought of for its comfort, cleanliness, and friendly, welcoming staff.
Besides modern and spacious rooms, the three-star hotel has a snack bar for guests to use, as well as an outdoor swimming pool and garden.
Location: The hotel is just a five-minute walk from The North Pole Experience. Downtown Flagstaff, the Northern Arizona University, and Continental Golf Club are all a five-minute drive away.
13. Sleep Inn Flagstaff
A fabulous hotel, the Sleep Inn Flagstaff’s rooms are comfortable, clean, and tastefully decorated. Its staff are sure to make you feel at home right away.
The three-star property has a great indoor pool and jacuzzi on offer, with delicious continental breakfasts served in its dining area daily.
Location: The Sleep Inn is located very close to the Northern Arizona University, with all of downtown’s shops, restaurants, and tourist attractions a five to ten-minute drive away.
14. Hampton Inn Suites Flagstaff East
Rated ‘superb’ by guests, Hampton Inn is a modern and stylishly decorated hotel with a swimming pool, fitness centre and hot tub.
Its spacious rooms and suites each come with a flat-screen TV and private bathroom, while a business centre and meeting facilities are also available.
Location: A ten-minute drive from downtown, Hampton Inn lies just off the historic Route 66, close to Flagstaff Mall and the Continental Golf Club.
15. Courtyard Flagstaff
Delightfully decorated, the Courtyard Flagstaff’s rooms and public spaces are very stylish and spacious, with its lovely lounge bar and outdoor fireplace area counting among the main highlights.
Excellent value for money, the rooms are equipped with flat-screen TVs, and each has its own private balcony and bathroom. The hotel also has a swimming pool, hot tub, and fitness centre.
Location: The three-star hotel is a ten-minute drive from downtown Flagstaff. Guests can enjoy a free shuttle service to and from Flagstaff Pulliam Airport.