Hotel at a Glance: Copper Queen Hotel
One mile up in the mountains of Bisbee, Arizona, Copper Queen Hotel has been welcoming guests for well over a century. Some things have changed over the years—the hotel now has heating, air conditioning, and private bathrooms, for example—yet the quality of service has not. TripAdvisor awarded Copper Queen Hotel a Certificate of Excellence in 2013 thanks in large part to guests' positive reviews.
- Angela's Restaurant: Head to the first floor for Italian-inspired cuisine, including items from the hotel's original 1902 menu, plus an extensive wine list.
- Historic saloon: Sip a fresh-fruit margarita or sarsaparilla while listening to live honky-tonk and blues music.
- Around town: Check out all the things to do in Bisbee, such as ghost hunts and mine tours.
Bisbee, Arizona: Former Mining Town Commemorates Old West
In the days of the Old West, thousands flocked to Bisbee for its high-yielding copper, silver, and gold mines. Known as "the Queen of the Copper Camps," the mining mecca was considered the largest and richest city between Saint Louis and San Francisco until the operations closed in the 1970s and the town converted into a thriving artists’ colony. Modern Bisbee’s historical downtown is remarkably well preserved, attracting filmmakers who come to shoot westerns and spar with swinging saloon doors, all while enjoying relatively mild temperatures.