Travel Blogs from Williams
Day 15 - Leaving Las Vegas temperature 97 and traveling to Williams, Arizona, gateway city to Grand Canyon, temp 88. (225 miles today)
We get a late start today after walking all over Las Vegas last night. We are both pretty tired. It seems that every day on this trip we have had to walk miles. I should be skinny by now, but I think the …
Today was Mother Nature's fury. We drove through a sandstorm (with zero visibility) this morning in New Mexico, snow and sleet in eastern Arizona. As you can see from the photos where we are staying tonight, the snow is about 2-3 inches deep and it is VERY cold!
We are at the end of the road to the Grand Canyon, so we are off for …
Fairfield Inn, Williams, Donderdag 5 augustus, 9:00pm
De dag begon goed : mijne wekker loopt een uur te vroeg af, mijn gsm stond nog op Utah uur…
7u15 begint de dag opnieuw, een spannende dag, we hebben nog nooit met een helikopter gevlogen. (uitgezonderd Bart in zijne legertijd)
Eerst gaan inchecken, daar …
Allez, on quitte Las Vegas, Nevada pour L'Arizona.
Arrêt photos à Hoover Dam (pour papa), un grand barrage - usine hydroélectrique sur la rivière Colorado, sous une chaleur écrasante.
Puis peu après, sous un ciel orageux, on emprunte sur une bonne centaine de kilomètres la "Mother road", mythique route 66 qui fait partie de l'histoire des …
So we're done in Vegas, but here's the update of what went on last night. We went down to the strip in the afternoon to check out some other things that we wanted to see. Welke wanted to get this big purple drink that we had seen the night before. We didn't know where the people got the drink, so basically we were on a wild goose chase. We searched …
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking
Nice clean room, on 2nd floor,no elevator, no frig, no microwave. no recliner.
Very nice size room does have air conditioning, comfortable bedding, coffee maker, and 32" LCD TV.
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Better than others nearby
We walked in and got a room at the end of July without a reservation. Williams has very little to chose from and this Fairfield Inn is the best choice.
Even so, there is no elevator to the second floor rooms, the breakfast area is too small and the food poor. Gas stations and the local McDonalds are all high priced.
If you want a relatively clean and safe place to sleep on your Grand Canyon vacation, you'll be OK. Just don't expect more.
No Elevator & not up to Marriott Standards
Not as nice as Marriot standards should be. More of a Comfort Inn standards or below. Beds were uncomfortable and the shower had an odor. I wore my flip flops to bathe. This was not a good value for the price. I had to hike the stairs - no elevator. A/C was not on in the room & it was hot (JUNE!). Breakfast was not memorable.
Worst Marriott we've seen
I was shocked. We travel a lot, and stay at a lot of Marriotts. This was the worst we have ever seen. I am sure that the Marriott folks haven't visited this hotel in a while, otherwise it most certainly wouldn't be carrying the Marriott name.
Cheap but wouldn't stay again.
We arrived to find someone had ate their McDonalds lunch in our room, leaving a rumpled bed, ketchup stains and lettuce bits on the night stand. The carpet was dirty and while everything else seemed reasonably clean we decided to skip our reservations for the next day. We were also disappointed to find the pool was OUTDOORS and closed. Rather silly for a place where the temperatures are in the 40 - 60 range for over half the year. The continental breakfast, which wasn't great, was served in an area far to small to handle the crowd. The rates were very reasonable, but as usual you get what you pay for. I would not stay here again!
Great Overnight before the Train
Arrived very tired and the front desk was still processing rooms but said to give them an hour. Considering it was 1pm they were very pleasant. Had 2 rooms, they were;
Breakfast was convenient, prompt and kept supplied.
Around the corner from the train to Grand Canyon. If you need a comfortable room and want to save some money and don't expect the Westin, this place is worth it.
Couldn't be more helpful!
We stayed here one night in August 2004, the staff were very welcoming and extremely helpful, full of useful information and advice.
Whilst there my daughter left a much loved teddy bear in the room, we phoned a day later, the receptionist Janet was great and the bear arrived back in the UK before we did.
The hotel was nice, the rooms were clean. nice pool and the breakfast was good too.
Full marks to the Fairfield Inn
On the edge of town but very clean and a decent pool. some of the motels in the town are looking very tired and rundown we actually walked away from one after inspecting the room. good continental breakfast. Even had Praire dogs playing on the spare ground beside the hotel.Williams is about 1 hr from Grand Canyon but as we hadn't booked in advance we couldn't get any closer. Ate at Twisters a 1950's style diner and gift shop really interesting and Happy days! Town had a western show in the street in the evening which was a bit of fun Considering the closeness to the canyon it wasn't over cheesy or too touristy
I have never been this disappointed with the cleanliness of a Marriott property. I generally only expect a clean/basic room from a Fairfield Inn - this room was far under my expectations. The bathroom floor was very sticky and the room was generally run-down. The continental breakfast display had flies swarming around the bagels and bread. (We only stayed one night and left as early as possible the next morning without finishing breakfast.) To top it off, the hotel told us they could not give us a receipt or anything demonstrating that we had checked out due to a system failure. I was extremely unimpressed with this property.
We stayed here overnight on the way to the Grand Canyon. Very well informed and welcomed by receptionist who gave us a good run down on what was going on in town that night. Rooms were clean, facilities very good, and the continental breakfast was the best we had on our whole trip. No hesitation in recommending this hotel.
I stayed here April 2004 for 1 night prior to a trip to the Grand Canyon. The rooms were very clean and the hotel is right off the interstate but probably far enough for noise to not be a factor. Very clean rooms and seems to be a newer hotel. I paid arond $65 total for the stay. It is less than an hour from the south entrance to the Grand Canyon. We ate dinner at the Pine ? restaurant just off route 66. I'd rate it around average for the food. Good sized portions and great deserts.