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Review of Ramada Williams/Grand Canyon Area

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Ramada Williams/Grand Canyon Area
Ranked #13 of 30 Hotels in Williams
Philadelphia, PA
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860 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 937 helpful votes
“OK, if you get a good rate”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2007

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.

Stayed October 2007
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2007

We phoned at the last minute after the weather turned nasty at the Grand Canyon where we were camping and got a very good rate on this room and were impressed with what we got for the money.

The room was a good size and very comfortable, but the best part was finding that they had an indoor pool and large spa to soak our tired legs in after a day's hiking.

All the staff we dealt with were friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed October 2007, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank socalocal
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VA
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2007

Awful service; if you can help it, don’t go there.

  • Liked — Nothing
  • Disliked — Terrible service!
  • Stayed September 2007, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank BrookVA
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Nacogdoches, TX
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2007

Nice, comfortable beds and the staff was very friendly. Best shower in a hotel, yet.

  • Liked — Shower pressure
  • Disliked — No complaints
  • Stayed July 2007, travelled with family
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indianapolis
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2007

the pool was the best feature of this location. It was very warm and large. The spa was also large although the jets didn't work very well. The property was OK...there seemed to always be trash on the hallway floors.

  • Liked — the pool
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed July 2007, travelled as a couple
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Long Beach, CA.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2007

Nothing too fancy... as the previous post suggests it is not quite up to the average Holiday Inn standard. The rooms are a little dated and more of a nicer motor lodge standard. Our room (got stuck in a smoking room) smelled pretty bad, but some Febreeze did the trick to make it livable. The room was clean and the hotel restaurant was pretty good. Our room was on the second floor (no elevator) and we couldn't find a working ice machine. Our room faced the interstate (albeit we were in the farther of the 2 wings) and we did not notice the freeway. The indoor pool was fun, but the smell of chlorine was a little strong. Compared to the other lodgings we saw this one appeared to be about as good as it was going to get for the area. It's about an hour drive to the Grand Canyon... next time we'll try to book far enough ahead of time to get lodging inside the park. For the price this was an OK deal and I wouldn't rule out staying here again.

  • Liked — Relavtive value and quality
  • Disliked — No elevator and smoke-smell in room.
  • Stayed June 2007, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank grram1
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Baltimore, Maryland
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2007

The Holiday Inn is in a great location to drive to the Grand Canyon. We planned on going to the Grand Canyon the next day only to wake up to a dead battery. The staff was very helpful in trying to find a local to give us a jump until another traveler mentioned calling the rental agency. We called the rental agency and had a jump in 15 minutes.
The room we had was enormous and it was very clean. The only dislike was the lack of an elevator.

After we had checked out the staff held on to a box of wine for us so we could pick it up on our way back from the Grand Canyon, we didnt want it sitting in a hot car all day.

  • Liked — Size of the room
  • Disliked — No elevator
  • Stayed June 2007
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank roadtrip21
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Property: Ramada Williams/Grand Canyon Area
Address: 950 N Grand Canyon Blvd, Williams, AZ 86046-2075 (Formerly Canyon Gateway Hotel)
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Region: United States > Arizona > Williams
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #13 of 30 Hotels in Williams
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Ramada Williams/Grand Canyon Area 3*
Number of rooms: 120
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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