ABOUT US


ABOUT W2ND HISTORIC INN

Our boutique inn is an urban oasis where you will experience luxury amenities and impeccable service all the while being immersed in a beautifully preserved historic home circa 1906 decorated with a mid-century modern flair, nearly six years prior to Arizonas' becoming a state. The inn features high ceilings, crown molding, rich walnut wainscoting, period light switches, large original windows, aromatic oil diffusers, central air conditioning, a cozy reading nook, and high-speed wifi throughout the property. Rooms feature resort-style bedding, heavenly mattresses, electric black-out window shades, pampering toiletries, luxurious towels, and luxurious bathrooms.

You are only steps away from vibrant Downtown Mesa and all the amazing shops, restaurants, breweries, and coffee shops. Stroll along Main St and experience a small-town feel rarely found in the Valley of the Sun. Take in a show at the Mesa Arts Center or visit the Arizona Natural History Museum if you crave a cultural experience. The Valley Metro Light Rail System runs right down Main St, allowing access to the neighboring cities of Tempe and the ASU area as well as downtown Phoenix and the Sky Harbor International Airport. Or simply take a stroll along the tree-lined streets of the West Second Historic District.

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You will be provided with a personalized guestbook which is quickly and easily accessible on your phone. Giving you a portable guide to all you need to know about W2ND Historic Inn, area attractions, navigation as well as our dining, drinking, and shopping recommendations.

Count on quiet privacy, concierge excellence, premium coffee, gigabit wifi, tasty treats, and healthy breakfast options

We are not a highway hotel, nor a faceless who-knows-what-you-will-get AirBnB. W2ND Historic Inn is a boutique inn designed and operated for the discriminating traveler.

Graciousness and gratitude are our priorities

As a small owner-managed property, your safety is our priority. COVID19 UPDATE


HISTORY OF W2ND HISTORIC INN

The W2ND Historic Inn started life as a private home built in 1906. The home was constructed for Paul Fuller, a then engineer for the Bureau of Reclamation working on the Roosevelt Dam. While the home architect and engineer are now known, it is a fine example of the Mission Revival Style of architecture. Fuller lived in the home for nearly 19 years.

The home had two more owners, before it was purchased by Donald W. Strauch in 1936, a prominent Mesa printer. The Strauch Family owned and lived in the house until 1993. The home was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991.

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With it's new owners the home underwent a careful restoration in 1998, with attention to maintaining the historic attributes of the home. The City of Mesa considers the home to be one of the most historically significant properties in their city.

As the current owners, we plan to be good stewards of this historic property and give it new life as a boutique inn and a point of pride for the City of Mesa.


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MEET THE INNKEEPERS

Kurt and Shauna Kuhl: their desire is to serve you. Their journey to becoming innkeepers may be a little different from most. They would not be considered traditional bed and breakfast type travelers. What has always stood out for them on their travels are the "little things" that unique lodging provided. Attention to detail, being surprised by extra touches they had not expected, that was what they were drawn to. This always gave them the feeling of being cared for.

While they have very different professional backgrounds, Shauna being a restaurant owner and Kurt being an electrical contractor, there are things that drew them to becoming innkeepers, working together for a whole new purpose. First and foremost, they dreamed of work that they could share together and have more meaning. They have both always had a love for historic homes and the idea of owning such a property, caring for and preserving it, while at the same time being able to share it with others drew them to the idea of innkeeping.

When the chance to purchase what was known as the Strauch-Fuller home in a historic area of downtown Mesa materialized, they felt drawn to pursue it. After much prayer, Kurt and Shauna feel they have been blessed by God with this opportunity to share this amazing home and historic area of downtown Mesa with travelers from around the world and provide them with all the "little things" that create a memorable stay.

As your onsite hosts, Kurt and Shauna are here to meet your every need, so please do not hesitate to reach out at any time. Their two adorable pups, Roxy and Moose can also be found wandering the grounds and are more than happy to accept a pat on the head or a scratch of the chin if you are missing your own fur babies. Kurt and Shauna are very thankful for the opportunity to serve you and your consideration of visiting the W2ND Historic Inn.  May the Lord Bless You.