Meet the Chef

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Having the on-site restaurant the El Conquistador restaurant, with a full menu of local and American culinary favorites, we strive to provide quality dishes for our guests. We feel that this is important, not just for our guests, but for the city of Douglas, Arizona. Many locals come to the El Conquistador daily, as our prime downtown location and unique menu offer an ideal place for business meetings and family dining alike.

Being a staple in the local community and being located ...

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Mr. Brekhus – The Man behind the Gadsden Hotel

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Mr. BrekhusMany of our guests ask what the letters ‘HB’ stand for. They appear throughout the interior and exterior of the Gadsden. They are the initials of Hartman Brekhus, owner of the Gadsden Hotel since April 1, 1988. Hartman’s parents emigrated from Norway to North Dakota where he was born in 1923 at the farm his parents homesteaded. He was the youngest of 10 children and eventually ...

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Professional Baseball in Douglas!

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Diablos 1The Gadsden Hotel is proud to have been the host hotel for the 2014 Douglas Diablos – an expansion team from the Pecos League of Professional Baseball Clubs. They arrived in Douglas on May 5 for Spring Training and when the dust settled, Coach Mike Greene had a team of 22 players. They came from all over the world, even as far away as Japan. Most of the Diablos have ...

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A Visit from Old Friends

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Classic Car TourThe Gadsden Hotel was built in 1907, just one year before these old friends were born. Sixteen of these classic beauties payed us a visit Last week as part of their four-day tour throughout Southern Arizona.

We had the pleasure of meeting these great folks and gaining some great knowledge of these classic cars. Below is an article that was published in the Douglas Dispatch,along with more pictures.

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Grand Re-Opening of the Saddle & Spur

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The Gadsden HOTEL PROUDLY ANNOUNCES THE GRAND RE-OPENING OF the SADDLE & SPUR TAVERN!

Douglas, AZ. September 20, 2013:  The Gadsden Hotel proudly announces the grand Re-Opening of the Saddle & Spur Tavern on Thursday, September 26th. While closed, the tavern underwent a light cosmetic remodeling. The tavern boasts new flooring, upholstery on the booths, wall sconces, ceiling fans, and refinished chairs and bar stools.

 

The Saddle & Spur Tavern will feature a brand new bar menu; including many favorites such as ...

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