There are at least as many places of lodging in Bisbee as there are reasons to visit Bisbee in the first place. Most of the hotels & inns are old … a hundred years old or more. They are definitely charming, but sometimes inconvenient or uncomfortable, and almost never handicap-friendly. (Except the Copper Queen Hotel which at least has an elevator. Although if you’re confined to a wheelchair, as I once was, you will have to get to the lobby through a somewhat inconvenient rear entrance.)
In other words, if you plan on staying a night or more in Bisbee, plan on climbing stairs to get to your bed. That said, we do adore the old, historic hotels and inns. Staying in them helps get us into a frame of mind to appreciate this fabulous historic mining town, once the largest between St. Louis & San Francisco.
However, sometimes we prefer a modern inn, one in which amenities, such windows, doors, showers, toilets, A/C units, & refrigerators, work as intended. The 10-year-old Copper City Inn is one such modern place. Fred Miller, the innkeeper, has furnished his 5 units with period pieces and accessories, so you will still feel part of the history. But everything, including a modern shower in which guests can actually control the water temperature, works properly. Read More