BEST WESTERN PLUS Inn of Williams
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... 19th century microphone and announced there was "trouble a brewin' outside the station" and invited us to come take a look see (sorry I can't stop, it's a bit infectious).
We assembled alongside the station to hear a bunch of cowboys argue about who was going to make breakfast (Ma, apparently, was all gussied up from the night before). Well they all shot each other in an amusing fashion then posed for photos - hilarious ...
... under the weather since we left. Hiking was out of the question, and while the Grand Canyon is awe inspiring, it just made me want to climb down to the bottom, and hike back up. I could spend a month right there. Sounds cool huh. Instead we played a game called, "How many people will call my Boston Terrier a Pug?" It's about 50%. Nobody ever guesses anything else, even though Frenchies are a good guess. Probably anyone who knows ...
... hotter! They actually fry eggs on the pavement! Crazy! Tomorrow we should hit California, the last state of the trip. Apparently, the 66 gets even better tomorrow as the scenery us meant to be amazing! Currently it is 22.00hrs and 82 degrees Fahrenheit , sat outside room enjoying a drink and a cooling down of temperature. More tomorrow ...
... Picked my last taste of Gulzaar's Beef Kabab Sandwich and Falafel Drivein's- Falafal Sandwich . I will miss you !! Had my SLK serviced yesterday but when we reached casa de fruta in holister- for our favourite Jalapeno pistachios, briji noticed a problem with the passenger seat. it wouldnt move. I called Mercedes but they didn't pick up. I couldn't stop now so kept heading down I5.
Had to take a few breaks as ...
... are much more comfortable. Just past Flagstaff is a small town called Williams, the gateway to The Grand Canyon.
Although we arrived at Williams later in the day we couldn't resist taking the hour drive to the southern rim of one of the 7 natural wonders of the world. Before entering the park we stopped at the IMAX theatre to get a lesson in history and "fly" through the canyon...an experience ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsBEST WESTERN PLUS Inn of Williams
NICE place -- good food (for a hotel.) Knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating staff.
It's about an hour from the Grand Canyon, but MUCH cheaper than the Park lodges or those right outside the park.
We hired a guide through the hotel. They made a good recommendation. We would stay there again.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
Historical Traveler Reviews BEST WESTERN PLUS Inn of Williams
Wasn't what we had hoped for
We just returned from a 10 day vacation to the Grand Canyon, Vegas and San Diego. We stayed at the Best Western Inn of Williams between seeing the Grand Canyon and heading onto Vegas. The hotel itself seemed nice from the outside and the "common areas" as you enter the hotel, but the rooms were disappointing. They were very outdated and the first room we were given had a terrible smell. The staff were very polite and offered us a new room right away when we complained about the smell. The beds were very very firm and uncomfortable. The complimentary breakfast left a lot to be desired. We didn't use the pool or the jacuzzi as they both looked as if they needed to be cleaned. The best thing about this hotel was that the staff was friendly and helpful. We did find a very good restaurant in town called "Pine Country"... I would recommend the restaurant... but I would not recommend this hotel.
Great place to stay while visiting the Grand Canyon
My boyfriend and I stayed here May 22-23, 2005 while visiting the Grand Canyon. The hotel was very clean and comfortable and the staff was friendly and helpful. The hotel is just a few blocks from the main street of Williams and is tucked off the main road in a forested area that is very pretty. After driving through Williams, this Best Western appears to be the nicest hotel in the city. This hotel is very convenient for visiting the Grand Canyon as it is only a quick 60 miles away. There is a computer in the lobby that offers free internet access as well as a wireless connection. Unfortunately, the internet and wireless connections were down throughout our entire stay. Overall we had a pleasant stay and I recommend this hotel to others.
The place to stay if you are in Williams
If you are planning to stay in Williams, Arizona the Best Western should be your first pick. Compared to others we looked at, it is by far the cleanest and well kept. If I am not mistaken, it is also the newest facility. You can not expect a five star hotel in this area, but for the price and quality of the accomadations you are not going to do better. We were pleased.
Not what we were expecting
My wife & I stayed here the middle of August for just one night. When we arrived the forest service was conducting a controlled burn right behind the hotel. Ashes and smoke were covering the property (and soon our car). When we expressed our concern and disappointment, the front desk offered absolutely no help or compensation. In fact they said cancelling was quite a hassle since I booked this through their corporate website. We decided to stay anyway and spend as much time away from the hotel as possible.
After we checked in, we were told the lounge and restaurant were closed -- period. We shrugged that off and headed to our room. When we opened the door to our "suite" we just laughed. Their version of a suite is a 3 foot wall dividing the bed from the sofa. One stationary TV for the whole "suite". And we paid extra for this room. False advertising at its best.
The place was clean and we got a good night's sleep. That's about all we could hope for and all you should expect.
We stayed here with our two teenage daughters and the room was a bit cramped compared to other hotels we used.
The advertised coffee shop did not exist. The laundromat was inadequate with only one washer and dryer - I spent a lot of time trying to find a slot to use them.
The pool was good.
We ordered a pizza from the ad the room carried but it did not arrive.
We liked Williams - try to catch the Shoot Out at 7pm nightly.
Room satifactory, very clean & tidy. Stayed on the 2nd floor and no lift with loads of bags as we were touring! Looked out on to forest & car park. Walls a bit thin, heard the family across the hall (perhaps they were a bit noisy). Hotel looks and feels new. Complimentary breakfast was very nice but girl in charge didnt have the most endearing personality.
Ok for the price.
We stayed at this motel 4/6 & 7 of 2004 while we visited the Grand Canyon. For the most part, this motel was fine: Comfy room and beds, clean and quiet. With all the baggage we had, a first floor room would have been wiser. Also, the pool and hot tub were being repaired so our two boys were a bit sad about that. The continental breakfast was about what you'd expect - cereal, danish, coffee, juice, fruit cup. The buffet, at $6.50 a plate, was adequate - scrambled eggs, toast, bacon, pancakes (?). The only problem with the dining room scene was that management chose to have only one person to buss tables and seat guests (and the dear girl was a bit slow, or overwhelmed). The next time we go to the Grand Canyon, we'll stay either closer to or in the park. It is about an hour drive to the park from Williams. (Williams is a nice town with good places to eat and interesting shops.)
Clean, Comfortable, Best of Best Westerns
The hotel was clean and comfortable. Our room was by the stairs so a noise from late arrivals could be heard. Other than that, a great experience considering the price. Not a resort hotel by any means but the best one could expect given the price. Completely satisfied.
We booked motels ahead for our first trip to AZ. I pictured the Best Western in Williams as being in the desert, but it is located in a lovely green area, so handy to the Grand Canyon. The motel was clean and very inviting. The only negative was our room was on the second floor, and there was no elevator, so we had to lug our bags up the steps. However, that was minor, and another time we will ask for a room on the first floor. Highly recommended!
Enjoying the Grand Canyon.
We had the most enjoyable stay for our visit to the Grand Canyon. We have been to Williams before, but had never stayed at the Best Western Inn. Our group included my husband and myself, our two grown (20's) children and my dad (82). They were so accomodating (dad moves slow and carries oxygen tanks) and helpful. They rooms were the best we had stayed in all year. (I am comparing this to the hotels we stayed in Monterey, San Francisco, San Jose, Santa Barbara - we managed a lot of traveling.) Clean, comfortable and plenty of room for all. You also will enjoy your stay and fall in love with Williams, AZ.