Arizona bed and breakfasts figure among the most attractive lodging options in the state, especially for those who are looking to enjoy a more intimate lodging experience than the larger hotels can offer. The bulk of the bed and breakfasts in Arizona offer ten or fewer rooms, meaning that guests often benefit from a personalized level of service that is hard to match. Full gourmet breakfasts are the norm at most, only helping to make them more attractive. Whatever part of the state you feel like exploring, there will likely be a good Arizona B&B close by.
The Arizona bed and breakfasts include many beautiful options, with the city of Tucson being home to an especially wide array. Home to the University of Arizona, Tucson can make an excellent base in the southern part of the state, and for visitors who are interested in the local B&Bs, the Azure Gate Bed and Breakfast Inn (pictured) and the Royal Elizabeth B&B are two of the very best. Soft pastel colors encourage guests to relax at the Azure Gate Bed and Breakfast Inn, as does the botanical garden setting. There are two rooms and two guest houses at the Azure Gate, and they are all tastefully designed and cozy. Attractive and comfortable furnishings come standard in the guest units, as do cable TVs and VCRs. The larger casitas have convenient kitchen facilities. As for the Royal Elizabeth Bed and Breakfast Inn, it can be found in the heart of town and occupies an adobe mansion that dates back to 1878. A truly divine Arizona B&B, the Royal Elizabeth has an elegant ambiance that will have guests feeling like royalty, and in addition to the immaculate rooms, guests can also hope to book one of the more private self-catering units.
Many Arizona travelers might have their sights set on some fun up north in the Lake Powell region. An oasis in the middle of a usually hot and dry desert, Lake Powell has little trouble attracting people to its shores. While the Lake Powell bed and breakfasts are limited in number, there are at least two excellent ones to choose from. They include the Canyon Colors Bed and Breakfast and the Dreamkatchers Lake Powell Bed & Breakfast. The former can be found on a quiet street in the Lake Powell town of Page, while the latter is about a fifteen-minute drive away in Big Water, Utah. The more standard Page hotels leave something to be desired on the whole, and this is part of the reason why many travelers have the Lake Powell bed and breakfasts in mind. Both of these Page bed and breakfasts offer comfortable rooms with homey appeals, and unless you plan on camping or staying on a houseboat, they arguably make for the best accommodations in the Page-Lake Powell area.
The Lake Powell bed and breakfasts aren't the only B&Bs worth keeping in mind when visiting the northern part of the state. Many travelers are interested in a bed and breakfast near the Grand Canyon. The closest Arizona B&B to the Grand Canyon's more popular South Rim is the Sheridan House Inn Bed and Breakfast, and it can be found on the fringes of the town of Williams. It's just a 45-minute drive to Grand Canyon Village from the Sheridan House Inn Bed and Breakfast, and gourmet breakfasts help guests get ready for a full day, regardless of what they have in mind. As is true of so many other Arizona bed and breakfasts, the Sheridan House has relatively upscale guest units that are cozy places to relax. In-room massages are available at the Sheridan House, and they can come in extra handy after a long day of hiking, golfing, or any other number of possible activities that can be enjoyed in the area. There are seven guest units at the Sheridan House Inn Bed and Breakfast, and one of them is a family-friendly suite with two bedrooms.
The inviting city of Flagstaff is one of the more popular north Arizona travel bases, as it offers relative proximity to a number of fantastic attractions, such as the Grand Canyon, Meteor Crater, and the Arizona Snowbowl Ski Area. While there are plenty of good Flagstaff hotels that are of the more standard variety, the presence of the Inn at 410 is reason enough to consider a B&B experience. This amazing Arizona B&B consistently ranks among the best in the state, and it's not hard to understand why. Built in 1894, the lovely home that houses the Inn at 410 was expanded in 1907, and thanks to the fact that artisans from California were employed in the renovation process, the home boasts an extremely attractive Craftsman-style look. Before becoming an inn, the home was lovingly restored, and today, it offers nine unique rooms and suites, all of which are well equipped. Cable TV, a DVD player or VCR, heating and air conditioning, a mini fridge, a coffee maker, a pillow top mattress, soft bath towels, and a fireplace figure among the standard amenities in the rooms and suites, and gourmet breakfasts are served from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
These are some of the best Arizona bed and breakfasts, but they aren't the only ones worth considering when looking to go the B&B route on an Arizona escape. Sumptuous Sedona bed and breakfasts such as the Sedona Views Bed and Breakfast and the Boots and Saddles B&B can be tantalizing places to stay, for example, and between Phoenix and Scottsdale, the Maricopa Manor Bed and Breakfast Inn and the Red Buck Ranch B&B complement the larger hotels and resorts.