Top 10 Cool and Unique Hotels in Flagstaff 2023

Mostly known for being the gateway to the San Francisco Peaks, a great stop on the way to Grand Canyon National Park, and being surrounded by surreally beautiful desert landscapes, mountains, and ponderosa pine forests, the laid-back, quirky Arizona city is fast becoming an excellent travel destination in its own right.

Not just for outdoor adventurers, it has an offbeat charm and plenty to keep other visitors happy, including popular farm-to-table eateries, craft breweries, a new ale trail, a vibrant shopping scene, and Old West and Route 66 landmarks. There’s also a way to make your stay equally fun-loving and creative by staying in one of these cool and unique hotels in Flagstaff, Arizona (in no particular order)

Our Top 3 Best Cool and Unusual Hotels
Little America Hotel Flagstaff l Global Grasshopper – travel inspiration for the road less travelled
Best For Instagrammable Vibes
Little America Hotel Flagstaff
High Country Motor Lodge l Global Grasshopper – travel inspiration for the road less travelled
Best For Partying
High Country Motor Lodge
Weatherford Hotel l Global Grasshopper – travel inspiration for the road less travelled
Best For Vintage-charm Design
Weatherford Hotel
Best For Instagrammable Vibes

Little America Hotel Flagstaff

Funky hotel in Flagstaff

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Little America Hotel Flagstaff - AZ

This glamorous, luxury hotel is Flagstaff’s only AAA-rated Four Diamond hotel, and the meticulous traditional styling and attention to excellence are on show everywhere you look.

Nestled at the base of the San Francisco Peaks in 500 acres of Ponderosa Pine Forest, the hotel offers inviting hospitality coupled with the natural beauty of its surroundings. Situated close to many of Arizona’s breathtaking outdoor natural attractions, guests can fill their days exploring scenic wonders like the Grand Canyon or Meteor Crater.

For the culturally minded, there are plenty of museums and galleries to experience nearby in Flagstaff. And for your evenings, relax and unwind at the hotel’s luxuriously appointed Silver Pine restaurant and bar.

For a unique holiday experience, treat the family to the North Pole adventure this Christmas. Enjoy a sumptuous festive season breakfast and ride the trolley through the magic portal in the forest, decorated with over a million Christmas lights. Visit Santa’s grand workshop, work with the elves, and meet Santa Claus himself.


Hip trendy design

Insta-worthy aesthetics

Unique holiday experiences

Luxury Four Diamond rating


Limited on-site dining options

Small fitness center

Best For Partying

High Country Motor Lodge

High Country Motor Lodge - Near NAU and Downtown - Flagstaff AZ

Hip hotel in Flagstaff

High Country Motor Lodge - Near NAU and Downtown - Flagstaff AZ1

Located off Route 66, conveniently near the airport and only a mile from Riordon Mansion and the Northern Arizona University, High Country Motor Lodge blends vintage chic with contemporary design.

Offering an outdoor swimming pool, a hot tub, a fitness center, and an in-house bar and restaurant, the weary traveler will find a welcome haven to re-energize or just relax.

Vacationers looking for attractive recreation opportunities will find the Lowell Observatory and Walk-up SkyDome close by, and there is easy access to Arizona’s vast wilderness. Enjoy inspiring days exploring rugged mountains and forests and hit the slopes in winter at the Arizona Snowbowl.


Cool boutique-style

Convenient Route 66 location

Proximity to local attractions


Thin Walls

Can get booked up

Best For Vintage-charm Design

Weatherford Hotel

Quirky hotel in Flagstaff

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Weatherford Hotel - AZ

For the adventurous traveler seeking vibrant nightlife and entertainment, the historic Weatherford Hotel in Flagstaff was made for you. Located in the center of the city’s historic downtown district, you’ll find plenty of action with restaurants and bars, nightclubs, fine dining, and live entertainment venues.

Immerse yourself in the local history and cram your days visiting art galleries, boutique shops, museums, and cafes. The hotel provides free parking and room service and organizes tours for guests.

The Weatherford has origins dating as far back as 1897, and even with the occasional renovations over its history, it still retains that quaint, vintage ambiance. The rooms are styled in that charming, turn-of-the-century decor that recalls the lost grandeur of yesteryear.


Quirky and chic hotel

Local history immersion

Vibrant nightlife nearby

Vintage ambiance


Possible noise from nightlife

Vintage decor may not appeal to all

Pets not allowed

Best For Couples

Bespoke Inn Flagstaff

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This elegant InInnelcomes its guests with an atmosphere of casual luxury and a comforting, muted ambiance. Its distinctive flair sets it apart from other hotels with confident aplomb. Situated in the arts district of Old Town Scottsdale, the inInns is celebrated for its private and intimate setting, with a charming courtyard and private patios.

The hotel and its guest rooms are stylish and well-appointed, with a tasteful blend of historic charm and the latest amenities. Guests can swim in the infinity pool, sip Bespoke Blend coffee, or take a cycling adventure around the district on one of the inInn’samous hand-crafted Pashley bicycles.


Cozy boutique inn

Stylish and well-appointed rooms

Charming courtyard and patios


Some noise from outside

No Air Con

No Elevator

Best For Fun Vibe

Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort

Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort - AZ Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort - AZ1

With an enviable Triple-A Four Diamond rating, this resort hotel is one of four casino hotels and convention centers in the Navajo Nation.

It sits amidst magnificent natural landmarks and offers easy access to Navajo Nation Hospitality Enterprise attractions like the Navajo Arts & Crafts Enterprise, the Navajo Nation Museum at Window Rock, and the Navajo Nation Parks and Recreation areas that function to preserve so many awe-inspiring natural monuments.

Along with the hotel and convention facilities, this modern luxury resort hosts a Navajo gaming casino and several gourmet dining experiences, with culturally-infused dining options. Top hotel amenities include an express valet parking service, an indoor heated pool, a whirlpool, and a modern fitness center.


Fun resort experience

Navajo Nation attractions nearby

Ideal for partygoers


Some rooms can be dark

Not dog friendly

Limited onsite dining

Best For Great Breakfast

Starlight Pines Bed & Breakfast

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Cute guest house in Flagstaff

Located at the foot of Mount Elden, just 10 minutes from downtown Flagstaff, the Starlight Pines is a comfortable and affordable B&B in a quaint, Victorian-style house.

Filled with antiques, this charming home offers four rooms with claw-footed bathtubs from yesteryear and the latest amenities like complimentary Wi-Fi. Guests can enjoy hot breakfasts, a wood-burning fireplace, and seriously contemplative relaxation on the wraparound front porch with wicker furniture and a swing.

Some of the guest rooms provide fireplaces or private balconies with mountain views. Each guest room has its own private bathroom and tea and coffee-making facilities.


Chic Victorian-style B&B

Charming and quaint ambiance

Uniquely decorated rooms

Cozy fireplace


Limited Breakfast Options

Limited front desk hours

Style might not suit everyone

Best For Views

Mission Timber Time

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Treat the family to a stay at Mission Timber Time for a relaxing change of scenery. Located beneath soaring mountains and surrounded by the forest, this modern holiday townhouse is nestled in the Presidio in the Pines 91-acre mixed-use urban village in Flagstaff.

Along with the inspiring mountain views, this vacation home offers every amenity to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable.

There is a children’s playground on-site and recreational sightseeing at some of Arizona’s most breathtaking natural scenery nearby.

It is just minutes from downtown Flagstaff and attractions like the North Pole Experience, the Continental Golf Club, and the Orpheum Theater. For the more adventurous holiday-makers, there are challenging outdoor activities like hiking and biking and winter sports on the slopes in season.


Modern and trendy vacation home

On-site children's playground

Proximity to outdoor activities

Mountain views from the room


Distance from attractions


Best For Great Location

Moondrift Manor

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Moondrift Manor is a well-appointed, centrally located vacation home 6km from the Flagstaff Plaza Shopping Center. The holiday house sleeps up to 12 guests.

Your comfort is assured with modern facilities like a fully equipped kitchen, cable TV, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, laundry, a hot tub, and a balcony with mountain views.

Guests are surrounded by inspiring scenic attractions to explore. Immerse yourself in plenty of cultural activities without venturing far from your accommodation.

It is just 3km to the North Pole Experience, where the whole family can meet Santa and help his elves make toys in their grand workshop. It is only 5km from Northern Arizona University, while the Coconino County Fairgrounds are just 9 km away. Outdoor challenges include skiing, hiking, and cycling.


Ideal for skiing and cycling

Inspiring scenic attractions nearby

Perfect for a family stay


No gym

Pets are not allowed

Best For Families

Flagstaff Cabin

Flagstaff Cabin with Fireplace and Fire Pit on 5 Acres - AZ Flagstaff Cabin with Fireplace and Fire Pit on 5 Acres - AZ1

Hidden in the woods on a 5-acre property, this secluded rustic cabin is the perfect holiday retreat. Scenic views from the house include the picturesque San Francisco Peaks.

Enjoy some quiet contemplation to recharge your energy by dallying on the porch swing, roasting alongside the outdoor fire pit, soaking in the spa bath, or lounging in front of an indoor roaring fireplace.

Nearby outdoor recreation areas offer winter cross-country skiing, snowboarding, or hiking and cycling in warmer seasons.

With upscale barn-style décor and loft, the four-bedroom cabin sleeps up to seven guests and provides cable TV, wi-fi, three bathrooms, and a fully equipped kitchen and laundry.


Rustic-chic holiday home

Scenic mountain views

Upscale barn-style decor

Ideal for more extended stays


Can get booked up

Not pet-friendly

Best For Budget-friendly

Comfort Inn I-17 & I-40 Flagstaff

Comfort Inn I-17 & I-40 Flagstaff - AZ

As the name The Comfort Inn I-17 & I-40 offers guests a relaxing stay in a spacious room with all the best amenities to guarantee comfort.

Located close to town, the InInns is surrounded by all the local attractions that Flagstaff can offer while still being conveniently close to the magnificent scenic attractions in the Arizona wilderness.

Enjoy exploring the wonders of the red rocks of Sedona, admiring the Walnut Canyon National Monument, or tackling winter sports at the Snowbowl, then unwind and chill out back at the Comfort Inn I-17 & I-40 for the evening.

In-house attractions include a roaring fireplace in the lobby and an outdoor hot tub. This award-winning InInnven offers pet-friendly rooms that welcome your fur babies.


Popular stay in Flagstaff

Spacious and comfortable rooms

Affordable room rates


Some rooms are a little small

Parking gets busy

Top 10 Coolest Hotels in Flagstaff 

In the table below, we have compared the top 10 cool and unique hotels in Flagstaff. You can sort the table based on different factors, like location, distance from attractions, price per night, and restaurants nearby:

Hotel NameLocationPrice Range (per night)Fitness Facilities Distance to Attractions (km)Nearby Restaurants
Little America Hotel Flagstaff2515 East Butler Avenue$291-$302No5.13
High Country Motor Lodge1000 West Route 66$299-$310No1.23
Weatherford Hotel23 N. Leroux St$166-$288No2.73
Bespoke Inn Flagstaff410 North Leroux Street$534No2.73
Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort22181 Resort Boulevard$272-$409No3.13
Starlight Pines Bed & Breakfast3380 E Lockett Road$341-$673No3.63
Mission Timber TimeFlagstaff$274-$479No3.33
Moondrift ManorFlagstaff, 86004$369-$542No3.03
Flagstaff Cabin with a Fireplace86004, United States$1451No1.73
Comfort Inn I-17 & I-40 Flagstaff2355 South Beulah Boulevard$253No1.33