The Hotel Monte Vista opened for business on New Year's Day, 1927, having been funded by a group of prominent Flagstaff citizens who recognised that Flagstaff was in need of a first class accommodation for the rising tourism in the area. In the 40's and 50's, as the popularity of western films was on the rise, the hotel became the first choice for many Hollywood stars such as John Wayne, Jane Russell, Spencer Tracy, Bob Hope and Bing Crosby who shot at the nearby Sedona and Oak Creek Canyons.
The hotel itself has also been the star on occasions having been featured in Hollywood films such as Casablanca and Forrest Gump!
The hotel is a popular gathering point for locals and so all of the rooms are located on the second, third and fourth floor above the lobby and their two very popular bars. There is both an elevator and a staircase provided for you to access your room.
Located in the historic district of Flagstaff, the hotel is in a prime location with plenty of opportunities to explore the local area.
"We stayed at the Monte Vista in Aug 2011, and were really impressed by the Hotel, the service and the local attractions. Highly recommended!"