Jerome Grand Hotel
I stayed at the Jerome Grand Hotel last spring, April 22. I simply had a great time up at the hotel. Upon arriving as i was getting checked in, the clerk working the front desk got me set up with an awesome room. The room had a killer view with access to a balcony, it was like standing on top of jerome. I was staying by myself, trying to learn all i could about the infamous ghosts that lerk within the town. I ended up going on the hotel's Ghost Hunter Tour, Which was very interesting. I learned about how the hotel was one of the old hospitals in jerome, During the gold rush era. It was the last hospital built in jerome, and was Dubbed as " One of the most modernize hospitals in the western states." During the night, I kept hearing something that sounded like wheels turning coming from the hallway. When i checked out the next morning, the clerk at the desk said that the noise i heard could possibly be the sound of an old nurses cart Replaying itself through the building. "An indirect type of E.V.P." The stay overall was a lil bit spooky but fun. I would deffinately stay again and I'm telling Everybody about the hotel.
Unique Quality: The Tour that the hotel provided was the best! a lil short, but had tons of unique facts.
The restaraunt in the hotel (The Asylum)was INCREDABLE! Great menu, Extensize wine list, And the best service i've ever gotten in jerome. If i was in the town of jerome and wasn't staying i would still stop into the hotel just to eat at the restaraunt again.
Directions: Located at the top of Hill Street. Hill Street is right off of 89a, (main road of jerome) right accross the street from the Jerome Palace's "Haunted Hamburger."
Jerome Grand Hotel
I went to Jerome over Labor Day weekend in 2004. We made last minute reservations, and we got the last room in the hotel (and maybe in the town). The Jerome Grand Hotel seemed to be the largest hotel in Jerome, but it's a very small town, so there aren't a ton of places to choose from.
If you're looking for 5-star super-luxury hotel, this is not necessarily the place to be. However, it's far from dumpy. The building was built in 1926, and it used to be a hospital. The 3rd floor of the hospital was a psych ward, and the hotel keeps that theme by naming their restaurant "The Asylum". The original elevator is still in use, as are a few other 'older' ammenities, such as the sink in the hotel room (one knob and faucet for hot water and one knob and faucet for cold water).
Although the hotel is simple, I would definitely recommend it. The view is amazing, the restaurant is excellent, and the hotel definitely has personality.
Unique Quality: The view was amazing (since it's located at the top of the mountain). The hotel restaurant, called The Asylum, was excellent, but expensive.
When you arrive at the hotel, you will feel welcomed. The people are extremely friendly, and you will get a tutorial on the hotel upon check-in. The first thing you learn is how to operate the old elevator. First you have to 'call' the elevator to the first floor. Then you open one gate, open another gate, go inside, close one gate, and close the other gate. To select your floor, you insert a key, turn it, press the button for your floor, and remove the key. When you leave the elevator, be sure to close the gates so it can be called back to the lobby.
When you get to your room, go into the bathroom. Actually, there are two bathrooms. The sink is older, as it has 2 faucets - one for hot water, one for cold water. The toilet has been replaced sometime between 1926 and 2004. Both the toilet and sink are in one bathroom. If you want to take a shower, you have to go into the other bathroom, where you will find a shower, an ironing board, and a small dresser. Then you can either go out to eat at The Asylum, or you can watch the video that you received upon check-in, which will give you a history lesson on the ghost town of Jerome, Arizona.
Directions: Once you get into Jerome, just keep going until you get to the top of the mountain - as high as you can get.
Peace and Quiet in Jerome
This Spanish Mission style building, constructed in 1926, started out as the United Verde Hospital, opening January, 1927. In 1930, it was written up as the most modern and well equipped hospital in Arizona and possible the Western States. The Hospital was closed in 1950 as the mine operation was being phased out. The building stood unused for the next 44 years until the rehabilitation plans started in 1994.
We stayed in a standard room, which was very comfortable. The view overlooking the Verde Valley in the morning/evenings are
Unique Quality: Original 1920's Otis elevator and boiler are still in use today. The hallways are lined with old photos of Jerome when it was a thriving mining town and antiques from the time.
Directions: At the top of the city of Hwy 89A and Hill Streets.
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