The Shady Dell

Bisbee, AZ
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1 Old Douglas Road
Bisbee, AZ
Opened in 1927
(520) 432-3567

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The Shady Dell



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Everyone You
Decor 9.8
Mood 10
Service 9.9
Tikiness 7.4
Tilt 9.9
Vibe 9.8

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Humuhumu’s description

The Shady Dell is a collection of restored midcentury trailers and buses that have been turned into deluxe rental suites for visitors to this remote historic Arizona town. Each of the trailers on the property has a different setup, and one of the trailers is a 1947 Airporter bus that has been turned tiki. It features a handcarved outrigger bar, a kitchen and small bathroom, and a vintage television and phonograph.


TikiJohnny has visited The Shady Dell.
January 22, 2020, 9:45 PM
Stayed in the Tiki Bus and it's just awesome! It has an outdoor canoe/table/patio where people can hang out. Inside it is filled with tiki decor, from walls to windows to a record player and island/Polynesian themed music. There is a sink with good hot water and a toilet in the back of the bus. The only drawback was the bed situation. There are two beds in the back but one is basically a lie down spot for one person and the other (next to it) is a twin sized mattress that could hold two people if they're really in love ;) Both beds are only about 6 feet long. if you do go here, since the prices are actually very reasonable, I'd say get the bus for the party and get a second trailer (with a bigger bed) to sleep in! It was a really fun bus to hang in though!
tropicalihoney has visited The Shady Dell.
June 23, 2011, 7:54 PM
I stayed here on a cross country road trip by myself and loved every second of it! I stayed in the Homemade trailer-although I would have loved to stay in the tiki bus, but it was just me and wanted to stay budget--I did get to check out the tiki bus though, since no one was staying it it and it was super cute and authentic tiki kitsch!
I was bummed because Dot's Dinner was closed and no plan to re-open--they did say they were going to add a Drive In Movie screen, and that would be really cool! I think it was really missing a pool, but other than that, it was really a fun place to stay.

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