Monday, November 14, 2011

Holbrook, Arizona hotel and dinner

After leaving Cortez, Colorado we drove south toward the 'Four Corners;' however after pulling in the gravel parking lot and seeing the plywood sign with spray painted words to pay $3 a person we turned around. I was just a bit turned off, so we headed south through New Mexico and then into Holbrook, AZ for a night at the Globetrotter Lodge.

Once again, I trusted my friend Tripadvisor for some recommendations for lodging and a meal in Holbrook. I typically wouldn't have chosen this town to stop, but goodness the whole western side of Arizona has yet to be turned into a tourist very few hotels. Actually, the northwestern corner of Arizona is Navajo and Hopi Tribal Lands and Reservations.

The Globetrotter Lodge in Holbrook is located off Route 66 across the road from the Wigwam hotel (the concrete teepees). A couple from Austria recently purchased the Globetrotter Lodge, did some remodeling and gave life back to a rundown motel. The rooms are quite eclectic...our had just about every color in the rainbow, with striped curtains made out of colorful Mexican blankets, wild west horse blankets on the bed, yellow flowers in the bathroom area, and some modern decor on the walls. It was weird, but comfortable for $65 a night!

Trusting Tripadvisor, we went to an Italian Restaurant called Mesa Restaurante Italiana. Perhaps when it was #1 only the locals were frequenting the restaurant because it was highly overrated.

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