DoubleTree Flagstaff Review
After spending the night at the Hilton Phoenix Airport, I was headed up for a night in Flagstaff for a friend’s graduation. I decided to stay at the DoubleTree Flagstaff for 40,000 Hilton Honors points. There are a number of Hilton options in Flagstaff but the DoubleTree is the highest level of service (other properties are Garden Inn, Embassy Suites, and Hampton Inns).
Flagstaff isn’t a huge town. However, you most likely will need a car when visiting. The DoubleTree Flagstaff is located on Route 66 a few blocks from the University. There are a few stores and restaurants within walking distance; however this is definitely a highway hotel.
I arrived in the early evening and there was no line at the front desk. My room was ready. I was informed of the property amenities and benefits as a Diamond elite. I was given a card for my breakfast buffet in the morning, a voucher for a free drink in the bar, and two bottles of water. Since it is a DoubleTree, I was also given two cookies (which I never find very appetizing, they are always super dry…).
The staff were professional and friendly.
I was assigned a room on the top floor at the end of the hall. I don’t think it was an upgrade, but I did appreciate the high floor away from the elevator.
The room is basic. As you enter bathroom is on the right. I had a standard King Room, though there was a bit of extra room due to a pop out area by the window. The room is not particularly modern; just a traditional standard window against one wall.
Across from the bed is the TV. In the cabinet beneath the TV is a mini fridge (empty), safe and coffee maker.
In the hall by the entrance is a standard built in closet.
My view was of the pool and outdoor hot tub (closed for winter). In the distance is the second annex building.
Like the rest of the room, the bathroom of the DoubleTree Flagstaff is nicely appointed but nothing fancy. It has recently been updated with the ubiquitous hotel mirror with built in light around the edge. A single vanity with Crabtree and Evelyn bath products.
Bath tub has been removed in favor of a shower with glass sliding doors. A standard, basic shower head against the wall.
Pool and Gym
As I was visiting during the winter, the pool (above) was closed. However, there is an indoor hot tub that is open 24/7. Located on the 1st floor, the gym and spa area is accessible via room key. There are locker rooms and a sauna in addition to the hot tub.
Directly off the hot tub is the gym with standard equipment.
The DoubleTree is a standard, basic hotel. As far as chain hotels go, there are not luxury options in Flagstaff. If you want a step up, you would want to go with an independent boutique hotel. DoubleTree offers a clean hotel and a step up from the other Hilton brand offerings.