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Cottonwood Hotel: Unique Historic Lodging

Hotel or Motel
Cottonwood Hotel – Karen Leff

Private en suites, free assigned off-street parking, complimentary in room coffee, tea, and water. Satellite TV with movie and sports channels, wi-fi, internet access. The common balcony overlooking the Old Town area with views of Sedona on the horizon is the perfect place to mingle, watch events, have a cocktail or morning coffee..

Driving Directions

Between the Dead Horse Ranch State Park and Tutzigoot National Monument turn-offs in the heart of the Cottonwood Commercial Historic District.

Since Cottonwood first wooded up in 1917, the Cottonwood Hotel has served the Verde Valley accommodating travelers, spiritualists, bootleggers, gangsters, bank robbers, cowboys and Hollywood Legends like Mae West, George Raft, and John Wayne. This "Wild-West" Prohibition-Era Hotel is the only historic lodging contributing to the National Register Listing "Landmark" in the "Cottonwood Commercial Historic District" of historical places to stay in downtown "Old Town" Cottonwood. It's location was used in several movie sets filmed in the area. Robinson, a previous owner was friends with "Pop" Clanton, a survivor of the Tombstone "OK Corral" shoot-out with the Earp boys. Pop lived in town and use to park his covered wagon in front of Robinson's Clothier Western Wear Store (on the main floor) of the hotel and advertise for its accommodations above. Pops canvas read "Pull in and spend the night, this is a good town!" Pop and his dog who smoked a pipe, entertained the tourists and towns people.

Locally or Family Owned Business Notes

Local and sole proprietor owned and operated. Thanks you for supporting small business and historic preservation.

Pet Friendly Notes

One dog friendly suite.


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  • Eco-Friendly
  • Locally or Family-Owned Business


Breakfast Style Served

Breakfast Not Included

Today the Cottonwood Hotel is a small "Boutique Inn" offering a unique "One-Of-A-Kind" experience. Maintaining its exterior historic integrity, each rooms interiors are updated, themed and share a "trip to the past" with the comforts of today. The well-appointed, hypoallergenic rooms consist of eight units all with their own en suite. The original upper floor hotel consists of one traditional room and original bath, two deluxe queen rooms, and two deluxe queen suites. The main floor has a two bedroom two bath suite, deluxe queen studio suite and a deluxe double queen room. The original balcony overlooks the Old Town area, with views of Sedona on the horizon. In the heart of Old Town the Cottonwood Hotel is a one-stop location. Within steps to a dozen of the most popular restaurants and cafes in the Verde Valley, the largest section of the Verde Valley Wine Trail Wineries Tasting Rooms, along with beer tasting and a distillery tasting facility, a unique array of boutique shops, galleries and antique stores. Walk to the Verde River Greenway Riparian, birding, biking, hiking, horseback riding, the Dead Horse Ranch State Park, Riverfront Park,

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