We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Excellent choice for travelers visiting Grand Canyon”

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 11 more sites!
Grand Canyon Railway Hotel
Ranked #4 of 30 Hotels in Williams
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersGold level
Reviewed 29 January 2012

I just returned from Arizona having stayed two nights pre and post Train trip to Grand Canyon.
Hotel was very clean and service was excellent. Large rooms, clean bathrooms, and coffee maker and staff was very attentive asking at check in if we needed extra towels, or coffee. Bath amenities were provided in shower and free internet. Large lobby/lounge area with lg fireplace. Nice bar and restaurant and a buffet restaurant across the way by the train depot. Very nicely done and discount was offered for AAA members staying an extra night. I would also recommend Pancho Mcgillicuddy;s restaurant just a block away from hotel. Some of the best Mexican food I've had in Arizona. Wide range of choices available and full bar.
Was so good, when back the second night.

Room Tip: Ask for second floor, all rooms have views of Mountains. Very quiet. All rooms have two queen beds...
See more room tips
  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank travelagent0123
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Reviews (2,082)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1,674 - 1,680 of 2,083 reviews

Reviewed 27 January 2012

We spent 2 nights at the hotel. We didn't take the train but drove to the Grand Canyon. We enjoyed the nice, clean accommodations. The hotel was quiet and relaxing.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank kew001
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 22 January 2012

I'm late in reviewing this hotel but must tell you what a great place this is! We did the "Rails to the Rim" pkg through AAA and stayed at this hotel. I was rather nervous about staying here due to few negative reviews, but the minute we walked into the beautiful lobby and got a chance to see our wonderful room, I was put completely at ease. Our stay was the week before Thanksgiving and the hotel was in the process of being decorated for Christmas and the first trip of the "Polar Express". We checked in on Wed night, had a great buffet dinner at the depot restaurant, and took photos with Christmas lights on the lawn between the hotel & restaurant. Staff was always very accomodating. Food was always good & had salad/soup bar available. Next time we'll do a carriage ride which was offered outside by cowboys! Shootout was silly but fun with bleechers to sit on. Took train Thursday morning (stayed overnight at Grand Canyon) and returned Friday night to the first Polar Express group. Funny to see complete families running around in their P.J.'s excitedly getting ready to take the train ride to see Santa! Wanted to join them but tickets were sold out - oh well, now that we know about it, we are planning on returning next year! I highly recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank SuzyQ51
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 17 January 2012

Did not live up to our expectations. Dated but spacious room with basic bathroom. Poor value for price charged. Didn't care for buffet style restaurant or its location. Some food was cold although good choice available. Slow service.

Room Tip: Avoid rooms on first floor above reception as noisy
See more room tips
  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank HolidayHarriet
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 17 January 2012

Arrival at busy holiday time but reception was polite and efficient. Room was comfortable but became cold overnight as the exterior temperature fell. Outside temperature was around freezing and the (noisy) room heating system could only blow the curtain around with little positive effect. Easy walk to Willliams township (on route 66). Eating in hotel is across in another building so we breakfasted in the saloon bar (tea/cofee bagels/muffins) and ate out.
Cost of two night package with train ride to Grand Canyon was reasonable. Room clean, tidy, spacious. I had to adjust toilet valve several times - but not really a problem.
We arrived by hire car - easy to find from the Highway.

Room Tip: We noted lots of children doing Santa trips in pyjamas on the train and asked to be roomed away from...
See more room tips
  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Steamingaround
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 7 January 2012

We stayed in the deluxe room. I would definitely stay here again. The room was a one bedroom suite with a microwave & mini frig. Both rooms were very large and comfortable. We had a great view of the train station and cafe. My only recommendation is to bring your own pillow as theirs are very flat and hard.
We've stayed in Williams before and were afraid to walk on the floor without shoes. This hotel was clean and comfortable.

Room Tip: Deluxe rooms are the best value for only a few dollars more.
See more room tips
  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank clogtchr
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 6 January 2012

We took a mini holiday on the Polar Express with our grandchildren the day after Christmas. We booked a package deal through the Grand Canyon Railway Reservation web site. The package included 1 night at the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel, one dinner and one breakfast buffet, and a memorable ride on the Polar Express. I didn't have great expectations but knew the grandchildren would enjoy it. To my surprise the trip was memorable for all of us. The food and service was great at the Depot Cafe. The hotel was clean, check in and out were fast and friendly as well as a great location to the cafe and the train depot. The train ride was thrilling for all of us from the hot coco, the snickerdoodles, the songs, the story telling, the games, and Santa giving each child a sleigh bell to remember the experience by. The only down side was the long drive from home to Williams, even though we tried to keep the grandchildren busy.

Room Tip: The rooms away from the view of the train depot make for a quiet nights sleep. Though one does hear...
See more room tips
  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank Eve D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Williams hotels
1.2 mi away
Best Western Plus Inn Of Williams
0.3 mi away
La Quinta Inn & Suites Williams-Grand Canyon Area
0.5 mi away
Comfort Inn Near Grand Canyon
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.4 mi away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Williams
0.2 mi away
Canyon Country Inn Bed & Breakfast
0.6 mi away
Quality Inn Near Grand Canyon
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Grand Canyon Railway Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Grand Canyon Railway Hotel

Address: 233 N Grand Canyon Blvd, Williams, AZ 86046-2563
Region: United States > Arizona > Williams
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Williams
#4 Business Hotel in Williams
#5 Family Hotel in Williams
#5 Romantic Hotel in Williams
Price Range: £75 - £188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Grand Canyon Railway Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 298
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience the luxury of a bygone era at Grand Canyon Railway Hotel. Designed to resemble the century-old train depot that housed the original Fray Marcos Hotel, our hotel is a relaxing retreat in a picturesque Western setting. The 298-room hotel is just a block away from downtown Williams and historic Route 66. Combined with a variety of amenities such as complimentary wi-fi, an indoor pool and hot tub, delicious dining options at Grand Depot Cafe and Spenser's Pub, The Grand Canyon Railway Hotel is the perfect place to stay before embarking on your grandest of journeys! ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Travel Republic (UK), Odigeo, TripOnline SA, Hotels.com, Ebookers, Evoline ltd, HotelQuickly, HotelsClick, 5viajes2012 S.L., getaroom.com and Cancelon so you can book your Grand Canyon Railway Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Grand Canyon Railway Williams
Fray Marcos Hotel
Hotel Grand Canyon Railway

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing