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“Nice, no frills hotel close to Grand Canyon”

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Howard Johnson Express Inn - Williams
Ranked #15 of 30 Hotels in Williams
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“Nice, no frills hotel close to Grand Canyon”
Reviewed 23 April 2012

Depending on your driving and time of the day it's between 50 minutes and 1 hr 15 minutes to the Grand Canyon. Our room was not too big but enough. Had a coffee maker with coffee and tea and small fridge. There is a very small swimming pool and jacuzzi, which is good after hours of walking along Grand Canyon. Very polite and helpful receptionist. Unfortunately only fast food restaurants are in a walking distance from the hotel. We found a family restaurant Denny's in Williams (next exit off the highway). Overall good value.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 April 2012

We stayed one night in the Howard Johnson in Williams; we were in town to see the Grand Canyon. Our room was clean, comfortable and spacious with a nice ensuite bathroom. The breakfast was included which was nice. The staff were very helpful and welcoming. The hotel is just a short walk into the town and all facilities. I'd stay here again!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 April 2012

My husband and I were traveling across the country with our two kids aged 6 and 7. The only requirement that the kids had was that they would like to stay in a hotel/motel with an indoor pool. This hotel had a wonderful, clean, good sized, heated indoor pool! They loved it! The staff was very helpful and courteous. Our room was nice and clean and we had a great stay!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 March 2012

Only stayed one night. Won't again.

This place has 2 things going for it - proximity to the I40 and comfy beds. Unfortunately everything else is a negative.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 March 2012

The hotel is just few blocks from the interstate. The rooms are spacious and clean. The Grand Canyon Railway Depot is about 2 blocks from the hotel. If you are on a tight budget and do not want to spend the enormous package rates for the railway, I would suggest, just get a room in this hotel then book a train only tickets. On the day of departure, just drive by the depot and park your car near the station for free. I saved about $50 for doing this.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 March 2012

Nice old school motel in Williams. Touristy but close to GC and plenty of rte66 stuff.

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Reviewed 20 March 2012

The hotel is very basic, but it's got everything you need. It's located centrally in Williams, AZ and a great point to spend a night or two when exploring the Grand Canyon. I personally like Williams and the typical small town with the historic railway station. The accommodation is basic and a bit outdated but it's ok value for money. Don't expect luxury, but it's not as bad.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled solo
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Property: Howard Johnson Express Inn - Williams
Address: 511 N Grand Canyon Blvd, Williams, AZ 86046-2011
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Region: United States > Arizona > Williams
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Williams
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Express Inn - Williams 2*
Number of rooms: 56
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located just off Interstate 40, Howard Johnson Express Inn - Williams hotel near Grand Canyon Railroad offers the conveniences you need at a value you will love. Get your day off to a bright start with free expanded Rise & Dine continental breakfast, which features cooked-to-order waffles and other tasty fare. Take advantage of handy amenities at our recently updated Williams, AZ, hotel, like free Wi-Fi Internet access, 24-hour front desk and heated indoor pool and Jacuzzi, and business center. Handicapped-accessible and non-smoking rooms are also available and kids 17 and under stay free with an adult. We are just steps from Grand Canyon Railway, which provides direct service to the breathtaking canyon. Take the family for a wild adventure at Bearizona drive-through wildlife park. Spend some time outdoors at sprawling Kaibab National Forest or on the rolling greens of Elephants Rock Golf Course. Fans of history and aviation will enjoy exploring Planes of Fame, the local aviation museum in nearby Valle. There are several one-of-a-kind restaurants near our Williams, AZ, hotel that are sure to appeal to every taste. Try the home-style cooking at Pine Country Restaurant, the casual menu and comfortable atmosphere of Red Raven Restaurant or the Mexican food at Pancho McGillicuddy’s. Other local restaurants include Cruiser’s Route 66 Café and Rod’s Steak House. If you prefer familiar fare, grab a bite from Pizza Hut, McDonald’s, Dairy Queen or Jack in the Box. ... more   less 
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