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Grand Canyon Railway Hotel
Ranked #4 of 30 Hotels in Williams
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“Grand Canyon Railway Hotel Review”
Reviewed 8 April 2013

Okay, This is Williams Arizona... Not Las Vegas or Beverly Hills - I would hold those cities to another (higher) standard. Below I will summarize the points about this hotel:
Room - 3 Stars - 19" Tube TV, Typical motel style room. You can hear talking in adjoining rooms.
Room Cleanliness - 5 Stars - Great housekeeping staff!
Bed Comfort - 4 Stars
Front Desk Staff - 5 Stars - Friendly & they do their job quickly & well
Hotel Amenities - 5 Stars - Indoor Pool, Workout Room
Parking - 3 Stars - Could be a walk from where you finally find a place to park to your room.
Lobby - 4 Stars - Soft couches & chairs, A large fireplace

Would I stay here again? Yes... We took the train into the Grand Canyon & you can't find a more convenient location. The place is clean & the staff are friendly. Your other choices are Super 8 style motels.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 April 2013

We had a nice stay at this hotel with one exception. It was conveniently located near the train and was a short walk from the cafe and gift shop. After parking our car, there was little reason to drive anywhere (although we did drive about 5 blocks to do some shopping on the main street of Williams.) The pool and spa were indoor and heated. They appeared well maintained but the spa needed a foam treatment to reduce the bubbles. The hotel room was clean and nicely decorated. The workers at the hotel were all friendly and helpful. My only complaint was with the mattresses on the queen sized beds. They were so uncomfortable I couldn't sleep. They were the very cheap hotel mattresses used in budget hotels. Before I would stay at this hotel again I would make sure they upgraded the mattresses. In a hotel such as this one pillow top mattresses are expected. I would have given this hotel a 5 rating but I lost two nights of sleep!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 April 2013

Great place for a stroll up & down Rt. 66, lots of neat little stores and yummy cafe's. Right there for the train ride to the canyon. Only downer is the food. Buffet looked very unappetizing, so we ate elsewhere. Rooms clean and fireplace in main lobby awesome. Friendly, helpful staff.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Alexandria, Kentucky
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2013

We stayed at this hotel the night prior to taking the train to the Grand Canyon. It was easy and convenient for catching the train at 930. The hotel lobby has character and the check in/out was quick and easy. The room as clean and comfortable with a refrid. The only problem was the fluctuating temperature in the shower - hot than cold and back.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 4 April 2013

We made a last minute reservation to this hotel, it's overpriced with few room amenities. The room was clean. No refer, coffee maker, internet desk, pencil, paper or bar soap in bathroom, just body wash. The water pressure in bathroom was very low, also slow flushing toilet. The hotel does not offer free coffee in lobby in the morning, no free newspapers, no continental breakfast, for the amount they charged us for this room coffee would have been nice. We did not take the train as we were driving our car. Will not visit this hotel again

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 April 2013

We stayed in The Grand Canyon Railway hotel in March for 2 nights. We had booked the package with the train journey to the Canyon and evening meal/breakfast both days. Very good value. Hotel was lovely, had a 1st class room - very clean. Railway trip was very enjoyable. Would definitely recemmend a visit to this hotel.

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Indialantic, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2013

This is a large hotel next to a train depot and restaurant. We booked a package tour that included two days at this hotel, two dinners, two breakfasts, train passage to the Grand Canyon, and one night at the Grand Canyon Maswik lodge. I booked the most basic room, and was pleasantly surprised. Everything was clean and neat. The coffee maker didn't work, but they offered to replace it. By then, I already had some in the lobby. A trivial thing.

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Additional Information about Grand Canyon Railway Hotel

Property: 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 Romantic Hotel in Williams
#5 Family Hotel in Williams
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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 
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Fray Marcos Hotel
Hotel Grand Canyon Railway

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