We drove to Williams from Sedona (where we were staying in our timeshare) and spent the night in the hotel to be able to catch the train in the morning. I booked this as a package: overnight stay, buffet dinner and breakfast and round trip train tickets, overnight stay in the Grand Canyon. It also includes admission to the park (although we have a park pass). Registration was quick and courteous. A quick walk to the train depot to pick up the train tickets was also expedient, but could have been a little friendlier. . The room was very clean and bed was comfy. The bar area is really nice and waitstaff were friendly. There is plenty of parking-fortunately our room was right inside a door next to the parking lot. The buffet was just "OK". We gave away our breakfast tics and opted for a muffin and coffee. Bags are placed in the lobby at 8:30 am and they were placed in our room at the El Tovar Hotel in the park. The train ride is a lot of fun! This is the way to go if you are visiting the Grand Canyon and spending the night. Williams is situated on RT. 66, and we had fun exploring the town.
- 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 Expedia, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Travel Republic (UK), LoveHolidays, Odigeo, Ebookers, TripOnline SA, getaroom.com, Evoline ltd, HotelQuickly and 5viajes2012 S.L. 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