My girlfriend and I stayed here to visit the Grand Canyon on a two month roadtrip around the USA in November, 2011, and were very pleased with our stay.
Driving into the town of Williams on former historic route 66, you see a town that got almost frozen in time when the great interstates came along, making it a real route 66 icon. Then you have the Grand Motel nestled amongst it, blending in all the same with it's old sign and junky (in a good way) courtyard.
We found the owner to be really friend (both on the phone beforehand and in person), and he showed us to our room. To our surprise (especially given the good price), our room was pretty much a three bedroom apartment, with two double rooms and a single, along with a decent sized bathroom! All was clean, and we were very happy with our find.
The WiFi worked fine, but the complimentary breakfast in the morning wasn't much - just a few muffins, toast, maybe cereal, and juice, but it was winter, and underneath the snow out in the courtyard I could see that they had a grill and a bunch of seats out there so I wouldn't be surprised if you get more out of a summer stay.
When we left, the owner also gave me his snow shovel thing to get the snow off of our car roof and windows.
I'd definitely recommend this place for anyone interested in historic route 66 or seeing the Grand Canyon (Williams is one of the closest towns, and also has some great looking old diner restaurants if you're really looking to immerse yourself in the historic feel).
- Also Known As:
- Grand Hotel
- Grand Hotel Williams
- Grand Motel Williams
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A historic Route 66 motel with period furniture, modern air conditioning, well appointed rooms, and on the National Register of Historic Places as a pioneer in lodging on Route 66. Stay a night and you will remember us for a lifetime. Every guest wants to return. Short walking distance to shops, Grand Canyon Railroad, and restaurants. Top rated in moon handbooks. ... more less
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