My husband, our 10 year old and I spent 3 nights here in June 2010. We got the hotel free with credit card points. It was perfect for our needs as a "base camp" for exploring the Grand Canyon and Route 66. Our room was a suite, with a half-wall dividing the beds from the kitchenette/sofa. This was great as we could put our son to bed, then have a quiet talk and a drink to ourselves at night. Heaven! The mini-fridge was a large one (we fit about 25 bottles of water, soda and beer inside). Beds on the soft side, but most hotel beds are. The room was not fancy or new, but was clean and spacious.
The hotel overall was great as there is a large indoor pool, very large jacuzzi. The attached restaurant (Doc Holidays) was surprisingly good - it doesn't look promising from the 1970s-Marie-Callender decor, but the steak and trout that we had for dinner were excellent, as were the drinks. We are from Southern California and the prices were comparable to what we're used to for this type of meal.
You can get breakfast delivered to your room but I wouldn't recommend it - the room breakfast fell far short of the dinner standards and was in cheezy takeout containers with plastic spoons. Also, the one downside to the restaurant is that when tour buses show up, they seem to take precedence. For instance, our breakfast was 35 minutes late because the restaurant was dealing with a tour bus - this threw off our plans. Similarly, at dinner my husband couldn't get ribs because a tour group had just come through and cleaned them out.
One other small glitch: The couch in our room had a huge rip in the upholstery, which was kind of gross.
The front desk staff was helpful and efficient, and you can even get free popcorn at all hours (our son loved this). The pool area was clean and stocked with towels at all times. Overall, this was the perfect hotel for us to come back and crash after a long day!
- 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