Maricopa Manor


15 W. Pasadena Ave.,
United States,

Jeff Vadheim—the chatty, affable proprietor of this guesthouse—will tell you everything you need to know (and then some) about the history of the only official B&B in the city of Phoenix. He purchased the 1928 Arts and Crafts bungalow and adjacent buildings in 2000 and set about redecorating just about everything. The result is a mishmash of comfortable, unique rooms; some even include their own parking-garage space. The property includes a small pool and lovely courtyards with palm trees, citrus, and pots of petunias. Vadheim claims that the original proprietress was not a morning person, and he’s carried on her tradition of delivering breakfasts to guests in picnic baskets; typical offerings include homemade quiche, cereal, fruit, juice, your choice of a hot beverage, and muffins from a local bakery. The B&B sits on a gorgeous, quiet residential street with Spanish architecture, but it’s just around the corner from one of the busiest intersections in town.