Last Updated on May 25, 2023

The Little America Hotel in Flagstaff was built in 1973 and is an absolute throwback to a slower time and place. A married couple my friend and I met the day of our check-in stayed there for their honeymoon in the 70s and have returned several times since.

“What’s the draw that brings you back?” we asked.

“It’s a very special place,” they replied. “You’ll understand after you’ve stayed here.”

Little America Hotel

The Little America Hotel in Flagstaff is situated on 500-acres of sprawling ponderosa pine forest. The hotel features 247 spacious guest rooms and suites offering visitors a relaxed and comfortable stay in a serene setting. Because it’s located just off Interstate-40, it offers easy access to popular attractions such as the Grand Canyon, Sedona, and the Arizona Snowbowl. It’s only a three-mile drive to charming downtown Flagstaff with its amazing restaurants and breweries.

The hotel took its unique name from its original owner, Earl E. Holding. Holding, who at the time owned other Little America hotels in different locations, named the Flagstaff property after the iconic Little America Truck Stop in Wyoming.

The truck stop served as a rest area and service station along the long stretches of highway, providing amenities and hospitality to travelers. The success and positive reputation of the Little America Truck Stop inspired Holding to expand the brand and establish luxury hotels under the same name. Though Little America Hotel Flagstaff is considered luxury, it is not in the least bit pretentious, rather welcoming, warm and friendly.

Little America Hotel Flagstaff Accommodations

Queen room at Little America Hotel in Flagstaff.
Queen room at Little America Hotel in Flagstaff. Photo credit Kristi Dosh

Accommodations include queen, king, fireplace and apartment suites, all beautifully appointed with homage paid to the natural beauty of this northern Arizona destination.

My king room bed included the softest, most comfortable goose-down pillows. I also had a lovely sitting area and large bath with separate vanity and shower. It was spacious, yet cozy and comforting.

Other room types include Fireplace Suites which feature a marble fireplace framed by two Arcadia doors, a king-sized bed, spacious sitting area and a queen-sized sofa sleeper. A wet bar and roomy bathroom with a soaker tub and three-head rain shower are lovely additions to this gorgeous room.

The Governor’s Suite showcases a stone fireplace framed by floor to ceiling windows. The downstairs living room includes a queen-sized sofa sleeper and the lofted bedroom offers a king bed and stunning views of the forested grounds. This suite also includes two stone bathrooms. The master bath includes the same soaker tub and rain shower as the Fireplace Suite.

The granddaddy of them all, however, is also the most luxurious and romantic. The Presidential Suite features an upstairs bedroom with a king-sized bed and sitting area with marble fireplace. A full bath contains a separate tub and shower.

The lower-level sports a second marble fireplace with queen-sized sleeper sofa, a fully-equipped kitchen, dining table and second full bath.

Oh, Those Magnificent Grounds

Pool surrounded by pines at Little America Hotel.
Pool surrounded by pines at Little America Hotel. Photo credit Noreen Kompanik

Little America Hotel in Flagstaff’s grounds are meticulously landscaped and feature beautifully manicured gardens, towering pine trees, and lush green lawns. This creates a serene and tranquil atmosphere, offering a peaceful retreat for guests and a great place to connect with the universe or a higher power in a natural setting.

Outdoor spaces are designed to provide various recreational opportunities and relaxation. Guests can take a leisurely stroll along the walking paths, breathe in the fresh mountain air, and enjoy the scenic surroundings.

The grounds also offer picnic areas and benches where visitors can sit and appreciate the natural beauty. We loved exploringnthis wonderful property and taking in its peaceful ambience.

One of the notable features of the hotel is its outdoor heated pool. Surrounded by the hotel’s signature pine trees, the pool area provides a perfect setting for swimming and sunbathing. It’s a popular spot for guests to unwind and enjoy the pleasant northern Arizona weather.

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Dining Options

Waterfall views at breakfast.
Waterfall views at breakfast. Photo credit Noreen Kompanik

Little America Hotel in Flagstaff offers two dining options for guests.

Western Gold Restaurant is the hotel’s main dining venue serving a variety of American and regional cuisine in a casual and family-friendly atmosphere. The menu features a range of dishes, including breakfast classics, sandwiches, burgers, salads, steaks, seafood, and delectable desserts. The restaurant is known for its hearty portions and flavorful meals. Guests can enjoy their meals while taking in the charming views of the surrounding forest through the large windows.

We thoroughly enjoyed breakfast with mimosas out on the restaurant’s picturesque patio with its soothing rock waterfall and enchanting views.

Silver Pine Restaurant and Bar provides a more upscale and intimate dining experience. The restaurant offers an elegant setting with a cozy fireplace and sophisticated decor. Silver Pine’s menu showcases a selection of refined and seasonal dishes crafted with locally sourced ingredients.

From gourmet appetizers to expertly prepared entrees and decadent desserts, the Silver Pine Restaurant aims to provide a memorable dining experience, and they certainly do just that. The bar offers a range of fun handcrafted cocktails, wines, and spirits, making it a great spot for pre-dinner drinks or a nightcap. Entrees are perfectly prepared, creative and service is impeccable.

Whether you’re heading there for a vacation getaway or just passing through along your road trip, plan a stay at Little America Hotel in Flagstaff. It really is a special place you won’t forget. And of course, now, we totally understand the draw.

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