Painted Desert Inn is a historic complex in Petrified Forest National Park, in Apache County, eastern Arizona. It is located off Interstate 40 and near the original alignment of historic U.S. Route 66, overlooking the Painted Desert.Arrange your visit to Painted Desert Inn and discover more family-friendly attractions in Petrified Forest National Park using our Petrified Forest National Park travel route planner.
Painted Desert Inn reviews
I stopped briefly at the Painted Desert Inn. Currently, the inn is closed; however, however, the grounds are open. The architecture is beautiful and melds into the surrounding landscape. There is an..... more »
A pretty building representative of the area, however it is not an inn you can stay in, nor is it open for the public to go inside. more »
Wow, this was an awesome experience. The building itself is beautiful, and the Navajo Native American guy in there is the most great looking, authentic Navajo I have ever seen. He was super nice and a great salesman! He taught us about how the Navajo rugs are made, and showed us a video. I am actually thinking about buying one next time I visit this beautiful area. He for sure made a great impression!
Beautifully conserved old inn and restaurant that was on the old historic Route 66. Beautiful time period artwork and native jewelry available. A nice tour through it gives you a good idea of it's history with many photos of the place in its Glory days. It's a neat stop if you have time.
Plan your trip to Petrified Forest National Park
Get a personalized tripA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Petrified Forest National Park
Side trips from Petrified Forest National Park
Trips to Painted Desert Inn by other users
17 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Cheyenne Grand Teton National Park Salt Lake City 6 days in Grand Canyon National Park, New Mexico & Petrified Forest National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Grand Canyon National Park Taos Albuquerque 3 days in Petrified Forest National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Devil's Playground Painted Desert Inn Agate House 4 days in Petrified Forest National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Devil's Playground Painted Desert Inn Rainbow Forest 18 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Tucumcari Petrified Forest National Park Winslow 10 days in Winslow BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Winslow