Welcome To The Hassayampa Inn: An Historic Hotel Of America

Introduction:

The WiLI Ministry, (Wear Intentionally. Live Intentionally) Led us to beautiful Prescott, Arizona. In which we had the pleasure of staying at the Hassayampa Inn.

Staying at the Hassayampa Inn was a memorable event. Known as a historic hotel, is a part of the National Trust Historic Hotels program, of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

This article provides information about one of the most well-preserved Hotels in our country. located in Prescott, Arizona.

Hassayampa's Famous Guest List

The following guest have stayed at the Hassayampa Inn.

Actress Greta Garbo

GRETA GARBO ANNA KARENINA movie still poster TRAGIC rare REFINED 24X36
GRETA GARBO ANNA KARENINA movie still poster TRAGIC rare REFINED 24X36 | Source

Actor Clark Gable

Clark Gable Art Print Poster By: Kobal Collection
Clark Gable Art Print Poster By: Kobal Collection | Source

General John Joseph Pershing

 Pershing was a general officer in the United States Army who led the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I. General John Joseph Pershing head on shouldersPublic Domain
Pershing was a general officer in the United States Army who led the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I. General John Joseph Pershing head on shouldersPublic Domain | Source

Will Rogers

Will Rogers Vintage 1960s B&W Movie Trilby Authentic Original Poster
Will Rogers Vintage 1960s B&W Movie Trilby Authentic Original Poster | Source

Actor Tom Mix

Between 1909 and 1935, Mix appeared in 291 films, all but nine of which were silent movies. He was Hollywood's first Western megastar and is noted as having helped define the genre for all cowboy actors who followed.
Between 1909 and 1935, Mix appeared in 291 films, all but nine of which were silent movies. He was Hollywood's first Western megastar and is noted as having helped define the genre for all cowboy actors who followed. | Source

Famous Modern Day Guest Who Stayed At the Hasayampa Inn,

Modern -day guests include Tom Selleck, Steve McQueen, Sam Elliott, Joan Rivers, Kim Basinger, Alec Baldwin, Hugh Downs,The Beach Boys, Tom and Dick Smothers and politicians such as John McCain, Barry Goldwater and former President George W. Bush.

Warmth And A Classic Atmosphere Enhances The Lobby

Stepping int the Hassayampa Inn is like stepping on set of a classic movie. An elegant atmosphere awaits.

Friendly Front Desk Service Awaits Guest, Sharply Dressed!

Friendly Guest service Awaits
Friendly Guest service Awaits | Source

High Tea Is Served On The First Sunday Of Each Month 2:00 pm to 4:00pm

High Tea Is Served On The First Sunday Of Each Month 2:00 pm to 4:00pm
High Tea Is Served On The First Sunday Of Each Month 2:00 pm to 4:00pm | Source

Dramatic Wall Mural Hangs Above The Fireplace

Entrance, Dramatic Wall Mural Hangs Above The Fireplace.
Entrance, Dramatic Wall Mural Hangs Above The Fireplace. | Source

Rich Glazed Tiling, Elaborate The Atmosphere Making The Surroundings Warm And Inviting

T.W. Near The Entrance of The Hotel,Where There is A Complementary Service Bar For Guest.
T.W. Near The Entrance of The Hotel,Where There is A Complementary Service Bar For Guest. | Source
 Memorābilia line the walls
Memorābilia line the walls | Source
A well Preserved Upright Piano Sits In The Lobby.
A well Preserved Upright Piano Sits In The Lobby. | Source
A shoe Shine Both Sits Nearby.
A shoe Shine Both Sits Nearby. | Source

A Unique Coffee Table Shaped As A Clock

Coffee Table Shaped As A Clock
Coffee Table Shaped As A Clock | Source

Rotary Phones Were Used For Service

Rotary Phones Were Used For Service
Rotary Phones Were Used For Service | Source

Old Fashioned Elevators Were Operated By Staff Members

Old Fashioned Elevators Were Operated By Staff Members
Old Fashioned Elevators Were Operated By Staff Members | Source

Bay Window Seats Highlighted The Upper Level View

Bay Window Seats Highlighted The Upper Level View
Bay Window Seats Highlighted The Upper Level View | Source

Georgia O'Keeffe A Famous Artist Helped To Put Prescott On The Map.

Georgia O'Keeffe by Stieglitz, A Famous Artist large-format paintings of enlarged blossoms, presenting them close up as if seen through a magnifying lens.
Georgia O'Keeffe by Stieglitz, A Famous Artist large-format paintings of enlarged blossoms, presenting them close up as if seen through a magnifying lens.

Blue and Green Music, Georgia O'Keeffe, 1921

Blue and Green Music, Georgia O'Keeffe, 1921
Blue and Green Music, Georgia O'Keeffe, 1921 | Source

The Hassayampa Inn Is Celebrating Over 86 Years As One Of The Premier Landmark Hotels

Celebrating over 80 years as one of the Southwest's premier landmark hotels given its renowned location on Prescott's Historic Square, Named after the Hassayampa River North of Prescott, derived from the Apache word which means "river that loses its self," This stream sinks beneath the earth's surface and reappears along the way.

The Historic inn opened its doors in 1927; the Hassayampa Inn has a way of making guest feel at home. Located in Prescott Mountain men and trappers first came to the area in 1830, followed by miners, lumberjacks and cowboys. As The Civil War began, a mountain man by the name of Joe Walker found gold along the bank of the Hassayampa River and easterners came to settle known as the Arizona territory in 1863. In 1864, Prescott became the first territorial capital. The advent of the railroad in the 1880's brought in settlers.

By the 1920's the advent of the automobile and growth of the national highway system turned Prescott into a tourist attraction. Many famous people with ties to the Southwest Culture visited the area. People such as Georgia O Keefe, Alfred Steglitz,, Mable Dodge John Collier and D.H. Lawrence all helped to establish Prescott.

With this growth the need for first class accommodations were needed. In 1919, Grace Sparkes, the secretary of the Yavapai County Chamber of Commerce first noted the need for a landmark hotel. In June 125 the Prescott Kiwanis Club selected a committee to raise funds for the new project with Mayor Morris Goldwater rallying citizens to invest in the project. A list of the 400 stockholders who purchased thousands of shares for $1.00 each, making the Hassayampa Inn a Prescott Institution.

Resource: Member Of National Trust for Historic Preservation

You will truly enjoy your stay at this classy Hotel!

Emunah La-Paz

Directions To the Hassayampa Inn

A marker122 EGurley Street Prescott, Az 86301 -
122 East Gurley Street, Prescott, AZ 86301, USA
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Located on Prescott's Historic Square

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srsddn 2 years ago from Dehra Dun, India

swilliams, seems to be a great Hotel. It is interesting to note the celebrities who visited this Hotel. Thanks for sharing. Voted up.


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swilliams 2 years ago from Arizona Author

Thanks for stopping by srsddn! We had a great time. It's nice to visit a part of history. Thanks for the vote up!


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Ericdierker 2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Excellent piece on an excellent piece of history.


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DDE 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Gorgeous photos! The hotel looks so beautiful and a great choice to those who visited.


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swilliams 2 years ago from Arizona Author

Thanks for your feedback Eric!


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swilliams 2 years ago from Arizona Author

Thanks DDE! I see you are from Dubrovnik, Croatia! I hear that this is a great place to vacation. You live in a paradise, I hope to vacation there soon.

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