About Hotel Beale
William Harvey Hubbs developed mining claims in the Hualapai Mountains, established profitable ranches, served as Mohave County Sheriff, and built one of Kingman’s first hotels, the Hubbs House. The hotel was twice destroyed by fire and rebuilt.
Then in 1898 another fire destroyed the hotel and many businesses on Front Street. The following year, in a limited partnership with Samuel Crozier and John Mulligan, Hubbs built a new concrete, brick and masonry hotel, the Hotel Beale.
In 1906 the property was sold to Thomas Devine, father of character actor Andy Devine. He extensively remodeled the hotel in 1916. A three-story addition at the rear and façade modernization was completed in 1917.
The hotel has an extensive celebrity association. Buster Keaton and his crew were guests during the filming of Go West in 1925. Charles Lindbergh was a frequent guest during construction of the T.A.T. Kingman terminal. Amelia Earhart was a guest during the opening ceremony for the terminal.