Weatherford Hotel

WEATHERFORD HOTEL
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The story of Weatherford Hotel.

Flagstaff was probably the heart of the old west and John W. Weatherford had a different vision for the old western town than most of thought about back in late 1800’s. Instead of a rough territory with vigilantes ruling the street, Mr. Weatherford envisioned a beautiful elegant hotel and even a theatre. On New Year’s Day in 1900, John Weatherford opened the Weatherford Hotel, which was the most luxurious hotel in the west. By 1911, he had completed the construction of the Majestic Opera House. His dream with the hotel died in 1915 when a fire took down the opera house. However, he did rebuild the opera, which today is named Orpheum.

The Weatherford Hotel throughout its past had such guests as William Randolph Hearst (newspaper tycoon), former President Theodore Roosevelt, Zane Grey (Old West author, and Wyatt Earp (old west lawman).

Throughout the history of the Weatherford Hotel it was home to many different establishments such as the first telephone exchange company in Flagstaff, a variety of restaurants, a theater, a radio station, a billiard hall, and today it is once again serving as a hotel for weary travelers.

No matter what establishment has been here, there are a few residents that never seem to leave. Where the Zane Grey Ballroom is today, you may encounter a ghostly woman floating across the room or darting from side to side. In addition, in the ballroom you can hear whispers and voices at the empty bar and even watch the light spay back and forth over the pool table.

As the story goes, a bride and groom were killed in Room 54 of the hotel, which now serves as a storage room. Many have seen the couple in the room prior to it being turned into storage room and even going into the room after its renovation.


The Weatherford Hotel

Weatherford Hotel

Weatherford Hotel

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