copy and photos from The Jonquil
Offering 7 comfortably-appointed rooms at reasonable rates, this landmark property is one of Bisbee’s best values.
The Jonquil Motel is located in the heart of Bisbee’s Historic District.
The Jonquil Motel was built in 1936 on Highway 80.
Highway 80 was a major highway across the country (see: https://en.m.wikipedia.
Although the jonquil is a flower (a member of the daffodil family) the motel got its name from its founder, John Quill.
It was originally a house and service station (the service station was removed years ago) and John Quill (the motel’s namesake) built the motel to serve cross-country travelers.
Quill and his family operated the Jonquil until the mid 1970s when the area copper mines closed. (note that the motel was only closed for a couple years- other than that it’s been in continuous operation since 1936)
The Jonquil Motel
317 Tombstone Canyon, Bisbee, AZ 85603