This is the most fun and beautiful place to stay in Prescott. The stately Hassayampa, designed in a slightly incongruous Italianate style, was built as a civic undertaking in 1927 to give the town a first-class hotel worthy of its status as the bustling territorial capital. (The hotel remains on the National Register of Historic Places.) The lobby is all exposed ceiling beams, wrought-iron chandeliers, and arched doorways; the elevator, an original part of the hotel, is stately, too, by which I mean slow. There’s a quite good restaurant in the Peacock Room, which has been redone with Art Deco touches, and the adjoining Glass Bar is a comfortable place to unwind, whether you’re staying at the hotel or not. The rooms have been restored as well, with some original furnishings or antiques, but they can be small and oddly configured. Solo travelers will be fine, but couples should ask in advance about what exactly they are getting.