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“Great Little B&B” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Red Garter Inn
Ranked #3 of 12 Williams B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Glasgow
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great Little B&B”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2007

Stayed at Red Garter for 1 night whilst visiting Williams and Grand Canyon. Had read some good reports about this Bed and Bakery and thought we would give it a go. Our room was the Big Bertha room which looks out to the rear of the property, it had two double beds, Satellite Tv and a bathroom with a Rolltop Bath and shower. The room was spotless and it is obvious that the owners have taken time to restore this place properly. The breakfast in the Bakery was great and the staff were really friendly. Williams itself is a gorgeous little town, just as you would imagine Old America, there were locals wearing Cowboy hats and dring the big old pickup trucks, they were all very friendly. This B&B could not be any nearer to the Grand Canyon Railway which we used to visit the Awesone Canyon. Try this place if you visit, you can relax and not have to be worried about what you might get when you arrive.Would def. visit again.

  • Stayed October 2007, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank rmundo
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Cork, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2007

We have recently returned to the UK after touring California. We stayed at the Red Garter Inn in Williams AZ, for three nights. As their web site states, the property was originally a bordello and has been renovated and decorated in that theme. Hence our room was called the "best gal's room" The room was very well laid out, with a separate sitting area, a very comfortable bed and a clean and well stocked ensuite shower room.
The rooms are all upstairs (quite steep but not enough to cause any problems) downstairs is the bakery- it is here that breakfast is served- this was very good, as well as the usual fruit juices and tea/coffees and cereal we were able to select what ever items we fancied from the bakery- there were a lot of very tasty pastries to choose from and we were spoilt for choice.
According to our guide book, the property could be haunted, when we arrived, we read that our room was the one that had apparently had most ghostly activity!! Unfortunately, we can't confirm the ghost's existance as we didn't see or hear a thing while we were there.
The B&B is ideally located for the Grand Canyon railway, which we rode on to the Canyon and thoroughly enjoyed. Also Williams is on the old route 66, and it is fun walking around the town and almost stepping back in time to the fifties.
We had a really great time at The Red Garter Inn and would urge anyone considering visiting the Grand Canyon or Williams to stay at The Red Garter.

  • Liked — yummy breakfast and cosy fire in our room
  • Disliked — not having time to try all the breakfast pastries
  • Stayed October 2007, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank CommonPeople-uk
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Wales
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45 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2007

Williams is the ideal stop-over between The Grand Canyon and Las Vegas. There are plenty of options for B&B's here in Williams but if you want a real place with genuine authentic character and feel, I recommend The Red Garter. John (the owner) and his handful of staff are friendly and welcoming and the breakfasts are delightful. If you want to enjoy a sedate pace in a B&B with comfortable beds and good sized rooms head for The Red Garter.

Very important ....it is also so easy to find and there is a parking lot over the road opposite.

Regards to John and staff
from Carl & Chris (Wales)

Stayed September 2007
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Houston
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2007

This is a real neat place that has an AWESOME staff. We stayed in the Parlor room and you could feel the history all around you. In the morning we were greeted by John, the owner, who served up some of the morning's GREAT pastries and a nice cup of coffee. He took time to tell all the guests the history of Williams as well as the Red Garter. Definitely will go back and recommend!

  • Liked — History and Staff
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed July 2007, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank mattandmandy
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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49 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2007

We rode into Williams after a day riding through Grand Canyon. Our trip had been going on for a while and our funds were running low, but when we saw the building, we walked in & took rooms without hesitations and it was worth it even so there may be cheaper motels/hotels in town.
It's a neat idea to combine a bakery with really yummie bread & cakes (breakfast was a dream!) with a hotel. The owner gave us lots of good info about the building and the town and we loved our room with en-suite shower/bath. The entire building has been lovingly restored and our room featured some of the original graffiti from Wild West times on the wall next to our bed.
An excellent, friendly place to stay!

  • Liked — The rooms and the yummie bakery
  • Stayed September 2006, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank GulfWanderer
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Cheshire
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2006

We picked the Red Garter as it seemed a fun and unusual place to stay - it didn't disappoint us.

John was the perfect host helping us with what we could see and do in the area and chatting to us about anything.

Debra was great as well serving up breakfast to keep us going throughout the day, afternoon tea when we got back (love those blueberry scones!) and always happy to chat to us.

The whole building has been renovated so well by John, the rooms are beautiful and it is all a real credit to him.

If any of us return to Arizona (I hope to) we would certainly stay at the Red Garter again.

Thank you John and Debra for making us feel so welcome.

Gill, Margaret & Derek Cox (UK)

  • Stayed November 2006, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank GSC11
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Nashville, TN
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2006

This was our second visit to this unique and charming Bed and Breakfast. This time we were travelling with my brother and sister-in-law and had no doubt they would love it as much as we did. I was right; we all had a great time. You can't have a better time than meeting John Hoist, the innkeeper, and his friendly, capable staff. The 18th century brothel is full of history and John is more than glad to join you for breakfast (or anytime) and give you the most enjoyable history lesson you've ever had. John has done a beautiful job of restoring the building and keeping it in it's original decor. It is unique, clean and very comfortable. Breakfast was a treat at the table reserved for guests and Deborah's pastries were absolutely delicious. John is also very good about helping you make the most of your northern Arizona visit. He and Deborah had many suggestions and tips for us esp. about the Grand Canyon. We opted for the train ride to the Canyon this time and truly enjoyed it. The train station is right across the street. It was great fun; we saw wildlife and were treated very well except of course for the "robbery"!! Williams is a great little town; also being a Route 66 town. Take some time to walk the main street of this very interesting town; there are some unique stores and lots and lots of history. The next time you plan a trip to northern Arizona, don't miss your chance to stay at this unforgettable Bed and Bakery!

  • Liked — The uniqueness and location
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Tips/Secrets — Don't miss it!
  • Stayed October 2006, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Red Garter Inn
Address: 137 W Railroad Ave, Williams, AZ 86046-2655
Region: United States > Arizona > Williams
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Williams
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Red Garter Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on Historic Route 66 just south of the Grand Canyon, the Red Garter offers lodging and breakfast in a beautifully restored 1897 saloon and bordello. The antique furnishings capture the 1890's atmosphere without giving up the comfort and security expected by today's traveler. Within an hour's drive see Sedona, the ghost town Jerome, Indian ruins at Walnut Canyon and Wupatki National Monuments and the Grand Canyon. ... more   less 
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