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11 Howell Ave Bisbee, AZ 85603
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The Copper Queen Hotel, built in 1898 and completed in 1902, was the product of a booming mining camp called Bisbee. Once the largest city between St. Louis and San Francisco, Bisbee is now a beautiful and quiet getaway. While the town of Bisbee has "grown" it has not lost its' charm. Soon after Bisbee became a town, Phelps Dodge Mining Company built the Copper Queen Hotel as a place for dignitaries and investors to relax in luxury.

Construction was difficult because Phelps Dodge had to blast away and clear a large portion of the mountainside in order for building to begin. Although the most modern and up to date materials were used, it did not lessen the difficulty of each task. In order for concrete to be mixed, water had to be pumped up the hill from the mercantile, what is now called Copper Queen Plaza, on Main Street. The walls were constructed to be nearly 2 feet thick, which helps keep the hotel cool during the summer months.

Once the Hotel was completed, anyone who walked through the doors would notice the mosaic tile from Italy. Since the Hotel was built in an Italian style, the tile was installed throughout the entire first floor lobby. The remaining tile can be seen in the Hotel entrance.

As the story goes, the cathedral ceiling in the Palm Room was all fitted with Tiffany glass. Nobody knows when it came down or what happened to it. There was an open air hallway behind two large windows along the southeast wall that acted as air conditioning for that era. The front desk was fabricated out of Tiger Oak and was surrounded with a wrought iron security cage. The unique safe behind the desk was once used at the Copper Mine until it became too small for the company payroll, which was all paid in cash. It was then passed down to the Copper Queen Hotel. Phelps Dodge cleverly paid their employees in cash, to have their money quickly returned to them in goods and drinks.

The Copper Queen Hotel was one of the most modern hotels in the West during that time. One can only imagine what changes the Hotel has gone through to accommodate the modern day traveler.

Located roughly 100 miles southeast of Tucson and at an elevation of 5,300 feet, the Hotel is usually 10 to 20 degrees cooler than in Tucson or Phoenix. In the winter, we are even blessed with an occasional snowfall. Bisbee is the southern most mile high city in the U.S. and is eight miles from the border of Mexico.

Although the Copper Queen Hotel has maintained the ambiance of the Victorian Era Old West, it has been renovated with modern day conveniences to make your stay more comfortable.

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Modest rooms in a Victorian-era, Old West hotel featuring antique furnishings, a pool & a saloon.- Google
"Our room was small, but clean and neat."
"We also took the Bisbee Ghost Tour. It was well worth it."
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Lori Kramme
a month ago
This is the worst place I have ever stayed!!!! Our to was over the bar and the noise was very loud. We were never told that we would have noise. I called down stairs to ask them to turn down the music and was told no and the girl got smart and hung up on me and Athens lied about the conversation to the owner. I asked earlier in the evening for another room the owner said there were no rooms available When I complained then they had lots of rooms !!! Went to take a shower the drain was clogged and was told it hadn't been a problem. Do not stay here this is a hose of lies everyone here lies to make themselves look better.
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Diane Woodyard
in the last week
Love the nostalgia of the hotel. Room was clean and comfortable.
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Kat Moore
3 months ago
Couldn't stay here but the staff went above and beyond to help me find a place that was safe to stay for my family.
Bob Pomeroy
5 years ago
My wife, another couple and I dine at one of our local restaurants nearly every Friday night. Tonight we chose Angela's, the new place at the Copper Queen. The ribs, touted as 'falling off the bone tender', were hard and dry. I've never seen any of our party send food back before, but the sea food pasta was so tasteless that it was. It was replaced by spaghetti and meatballs, which were so hard and dried out that the could not be punctured by a fork. Angela (apparently) then presented herself demanding that we explain how meatballs smothered in sauce could be as described. Forget
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Dean Anderson
2 months ago
Great stay . Loved the room If you want the feel of the old west Stay Heading Back Again Soon
Carla Potter
a year ago
We stayed at one of 3 pet friendly rooms, located in a separate building around the corner in an alley way. Very disappointing. The room was dark and had what appeared to be, all of the cast off run down furniture from the main hotel. The blinds wouldn't stay up unless we tied the cords around the light switch. The carpet was shredded at the entry door and not very clean. The first thing we did when we got home, was give our golden retriever a bath. The bath room was very small, with a shower stall that needed replacing. We were able to compare our "accommodations" to the those of the rest of our family who stayed in the main hotel, and really knew that we were paying a lot for not much. By the way, no wifi was available in the pet friendly building and in a rain storm, you will be drenched by the waterfall coming down between the two buildings. Three star rating only because dinner was pretty good. Breakfast was minimal.
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William Conner
3 years ago
I was told, in person by the clerk, that they have a pet friendly set of rooms. This is verified online. Go to check in, and the (different) clerk simply says "we are not doing that tonight" and refuses to explain. This place is running with a bit of an attitude one would expect from a trashy tourist trap. Let's hope the figure that out soon.
Gregg Larrison
2 years ago
Wife and I have stayed there twice and ate on numerous occasions and we have always enjoyed it. Good food and friendly people


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