This property is frequently available on priceline and other consolidators for around $60. At that price, it might be about the best you can do in Williams. But I certainly wouldn't pay much more. As other posters have noted, this is an older property -- think "classic" Holiday Inn with somewhat dated, plain rooms. They try to please, like with free popcorn and hot drinks in the lobby. It's a reasonable stop on your way to or from the Grand Canyon (although a bit far to go back and forth in one day).
Since I had my kids with me, I tried the restaurant for breakfast since "kids eat free" at Holiday Inns. Well, in Williams they're not exactly free. They deducted $5.95 per kid from the bill, but they charged me an 18% gratuity and more than 11% tax on that amount. Still an OK deal with kids, but otherwise I'd steer clear of the restaurant for breakfast. The adult buffet is $9.95, and the food is below average in quality.
As an overnight stop, Williams isn't the best because the town seems determined to make as much money as possible from those passing through. In addition to the nasty hotel and restaurant tax, local businesses seem to overcharge. Gas prices next to I-40 are insane, and even in town they are considerably more than elsewhere in northern Arizona. Not very warm hospitality.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Ramada Hotel in beautiful Williams, Arizona known as the Gateway to the Grand Canyon. As you will see the Ramada Williams is the ideal location. Conveniently located just off interstate 40, just 56 miles south of the majestic Grand Canyon. 40 miles east is Flagstaff, home of the University of Northern Arizona and the Snow Bowl slopes. To the south (60 miles) is Sedona, Arizona famous for the Oak Creek Canyon and the spectacular views of its red rock formations. There is much to see and do in Williams, Take a stroll along the Historic Route 66, enjoy a horse drawn carriage ride, watch a true re-enactment of a cowboy shoot-out, shop at one of the unique shops where local artisans sell their wares. Or enjoy one of the local restaurants (many with live entertainment. The Ramada Williams, boasts the famous "Doc Hollidays' Steak House. Just a 1/2 mile away from the Canyon Gateway Williams is the Grand Canyon Railway, departing daily to the Grand Canyon, giving a spectacular and ever changing view from the comfort of your train car. In November be sure to mark you calenders to the train and experience the magic of the Polar Express. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Williams Hotel Williams
- Williams Holiday Inn
- Holiday Inn Williams Az