Canyon Rose Suites, a turn of the century building listed on the Arizona State Historic Registry, is the perfect place to experience the historic town of Bisbee, Arizona. Located in the heart of town, Canyon Rose Suites is within walking distance of many of the local attractions, including art galleries, quirky shops, museums, hiking spots, and a variety of restaurants and bars. Our hotel has been a part of the Bisbee community for over 20 years and honors both the historic nature of Bisbee, but also the incredibly creative and talented artists that reside here.
Our rooms are fully equipped with a full kitchen and modern amenities to make your stay as comfortable as possible. All our rooms are smoke free. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.
Often referred to as the Allen Block Building, ours was completed in 1905 by the Allen family, who hailed from Allen, Texas. Legend has it that the family manufactured the stone-faced concrete blocks from which the building is constructed – though there’s ample evidence around Bisbee and the Southwest that regardless of the origin, these blocks were a popular and durable building material in the early 20th century.
The building began life as a furniture factory, with manufacturing in the basement, retail space on the ground floor, and offices on the top floor. Once the furniture company closed, the building had many uses. The top floor was variously apartment rentals, shops, and a boarding house. As the mine closed and Bisbee’s fortunes declined, the building fell into a state of neglect and disrepair.
In the 1990s the building was completely renovated over a period of six years. The top floor was converted to apartment suites and the retail spaces were refreshed and reinvigorated. Canyon Rose Suites opened its doors to guests on January 1, 2000, just in time to greet the new millennium.
Through it all, many of the historical features of the building remain: the massive, double-hung windows on the upper floor, the original glass prisms in the sidewalk that let light into the basement, the large and inviting street-level shop fronts, the office doors and transom windows to each hotel suite.
At the Canyon Rose Suites we strive to offer our guests a comfortable, inviting place to enjoy Bisbee – one that has all the modern comforts but still evokes the quirky charm and community of this historic mining town.