For reasons I cannot explain, Bisbee has some of the very best restaurants in Southern Arizona. Fortuitously, Bisbee also has a couple of fine old hotels. The Hotel San Ramón is one. Bisbee’s historic district is one of the finest examples of early 20th century American cities anywhere. Just walking around will pull you back in time more than a hundred years.
They call the Hotel San Ramon “a hotel”, but really, it’s much more like a small town family-owned inn. It was built in 1902, and lovely, expertly restored recently. The rooms have all the modern comforts.
Location, Location, Location
One of the features that make the Hotel San Ramón one of the best in Bisbee is its location. Situated at the base of Brewery Gulch, it’s right next door to the legendary, and much larger, Copper Queen Hotel at the south end of Old Town Bisbee. Here you are within easy walking distance of all the main reasons travelers flock to Bisbee: history, art galleries, and unique shops.
In fact, the only way you can truly appreciate this wonderfully preserved relic of the Old West’s quest for mineral wealth is to do a leisurely walkabout. For example, if you wander uphill, you’ll see a couple of well-preserved, and still-in-use churches. (You’ll see many other curious things too, but I’m not going to spoil your walk of discover.) From Hotel San Ramón, it’s maybe 3 blocks to the Queen Mine Tour, which we highly recommend. Copper mining is the reason Bisbee exists. Read More