Tight Parking Lot
An excellent place to stay overnight or longer. I was impressed and will be back next time through. If the parking lot were larger or had painted lines, this would be a full 5-star place but it's still one of the highest rated stops I've seen. Highly recommended!
Little America Flagstaff Arizona, A Really Nice Place To Stay!
Driving Interstate 40 through Arizona is something I’ve always had mixed feelings about. Between Winslow and Flagstaff, there’s very little cellular phone signal and plenty of room for problems to occur on the road.
During “warmer” months, temperatures can easily exceed 110 degrees as you travel west on the 30-some mile climb to Flagstaff at around 7000 feet elevation. Large chunks of truck tires litter the road for over 100 miles – a reminder that this highway isn’t kind to equipment.
This trip, I was determined not to sit for a day in the 117 degree Phoenix heat, waiting for my appointment, so I opted to stay up in Flagstaff at Little America. I’m glad I did.
I had read there are around 60 spaces for big trucks at Little America, but am guessing it’s closer to 100… maybe more.
The main lot is nicely paved but lacks painted parking space lines. (Maybe because it’s newly paved?) Everyone seemed to be following a straight-in back scheme, so it worked out. The main parking area does get pretty tight in the evening as it fills up right before dark, too. One thing I noticed is how clean it was.
Directly across the street from the Travel Center is another parking lot for semi trucks. Again, it’s newly paved and even has lines painted to help you visualize where your trailer should go.
The main lot is far enough from I-40 that you don’t hear freeway noise, while the auxiliary lot borders the eastbound on ramp.
Little America has a large, covered fuel area for big rigs and it appeared to fit around 8 trucks at once. It’s large and wide. I didn’t fuel here but I did pull through to wash my windshield. The staff maintains the area well sticking with the main theme of this truck stop: “clean”.
The restrooms at Little America are nice & clean! The stalls are more like individual little rooms, walled off from one another. There was plenty of room at the sinks and everything was stocked & in working order.
These restrooms just don’t seem like truck stop restrooms.
I had read great reviews about the showers at this Little America Travel Center and now I know why. They offer 12 shower rooms which are nicer than many bathrooms I’ve seen in hotels!
The towels were soft, thick and smelled fresh. The shower room was large compared to what I’ve seen in other truck stops.
The room I used was very clean and the decor was nice, providing a relaxing atmosphere. Oh, did I mention that in addition to a large shower stall, there’s also a big bath tub? That’s right.
The kicker here: showers are only $10!
Inside the main building it the Little America Grill, where things are cooked fresh while you wait. Their menu offers something for everyone any time of the day, so super reasonable prices.
I had an omelet and didn’t need to wait more than a couple minutes. It was fresh and delicious for under $9 with a large coffee.
The dining area is large and relaxing with a few traditional booths and a number of tables but you can order your food “to go”, if you prefer.
The store in the same building also offers the usual selection of convenience-store type food and beverages.
There are plenty of amenities at Little America. In addition to a service garage for trucks (only open 7am-7pm), there’s an axle scale near the back-west side of the parking lot.
Inside the travel center is a coin-op laundry and small but comfy drivers lounge. I also saw an ATM and heard they offer Wifi. You can ship via FedEx or UPS and they have a mail box, too, but I didn’t see a Trip Pack box.
The Little America Hotel offers discounts for CDL drivers and they have good reviews from what I’ve seen.
Outside is a nice area to walk your pet or just walk yourself. I didn’t get far in the heat but it’s a really pretty area.
Everyone I dealt with during my stay was friendly and professional. They seem to be working hard to provide good service and keep things very clean.
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