Recommendations from Travel Professionals:
Frommer's Grand Canyon National Park Guide 1998 - 2008
'The Best Bed and Breakfast: The Red Garter Bed and Bakery' "If you can climb the steep stairs, you'll like the high-ceilinged, antique-filled rooms in the former brothel on Williams' historic Saloon Row. History buffs will enjoy the owner, John Holst, who likes to share stories about the building's colorful past. In the morning, the bakery serves the best pastries this side of Phoenix."
Route 66 Magazine Fall 1996
"...one of the best examples of restoration in Williams.... (which) more than almost any other community along Route 66, clings comfortably to its past."
Arizona For Dummies 2008
"The Best Little Whorehouse in Arizona. A former bordello that served the railroad roughs and their pals...now caters to the (theoretically) more respectable B&B crowd. Owner/Innkeeper John Holst is happy to talk about his terrific restoration of the house - he kept the original graffiti in one of the "girls'" rooms, for example, but added private baths"
Passport Newsletter June 1997
"...overall the effect here is very much like a fine European pensione enhanced not a little by the aroma ... wafting up from the ground floor bakery."
Haunted Highway 'The Spirits of Route 66' 1999
"You may be lucky enough to see a ghost on the stairway ... or hear mysterious noises."
Hidden Arizona Guide
"Visitors looking for a historical connection to Williams' rowdy railroad and mining past might consider booking a room at the Red Garter Bed and Bakery."
Frommer's Arizona Guide 1996-2008
"The Wild West lives again at this restored 1897 bordello, but these days the only extras that come with the room are breakfasts in the bakery downstairs."
Grand Canyon Handbook 1998-2008
"For a real sense of history, it would be hard to beat the Red Garter Bed and Bakery."
Romantic Traveling Summer 1998
"The Red Garter ... offers a different twist to a bed-and-breakfast getaway."
Arizona's Historic Escapes 1997
"The century old building ... has been cleverly transformed into a quaint, inviting inn with a cozy central parlor and four guest rooms."
Also recommended by Fodor's Arizona Guide, Hidden Southwest, The Arizona Guide, Rough Guide, Lonely Planet, and many European Guides.