First impression, the hotel had a modest appearance and amenities however as a whole, in my opinion that is the most charming and appealing part of it. Entering the town of Williams, AZ, alone is like stepping back in time from the hustle and bustle of city life. I made reservations for 2 rooms with 2 queen beds. Reservations for me, wife, 3 kids and 2 parents. The rooms were neat and clean. Free Wifi. The room reservations and train reservations were the bare bones package which consisted of 2 night stay at the Grand Canyon Hotel and train tickets. During the process of making my reservations, the booking agent on the phone was very patient, friendly and accommodating. He broke down all the expenses and presented a comparison which help make the decision process easy. The staff at the hotel and train depot were very friendly and helpful which lent to the atmosphere of the town.
The train depot was situated right next to the hotel.
On our last night, we ate a buffet dinner at the Grand Canyon Depot Restaurant next to the hotel. The staff at the restaurant were very courteous and helpful.
The town of Williams, AZ as a whole very cordial, friendly and very helpful. I would highly recommend the trip to Williams, AZ., stay at the Grand Canyon Hotel and train ride into Grand Canyon to any family and friends.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Grand Canyon Railway Williams
- Fray Marcos Hotel
- Hotel Grand Canyon Railway