Ramada Williams/Grand Canyon Area
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TravelPod Member ReviewsRamada Williams/Grand Canyon Area
Clean, comfortable rooms - basic, but well worth it for the price. Kids loved the big pool - indoor and heated. The town is 50 or so miles from the Grand Canyon making it a perfect town to stay in after a day of exploring. The staff were very helpful.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Ramada Williams/Grand Canyon Area
My partner and I stayed here for two nights early November on our way to the Grand Canyon, and were quite impressed given the price we paid.
Parking was very simple and ample, the rooms were quite nice, very comfortable beds, and the gift shop was quite well received.
The Doc Halliday restaurant on-site was a good feed, and the pool was quite a nice spot also.
Only paid about $60 (Fri-Sat nights) per night. Would definitely stay again if we ever went that way again.
Beautiful town too. Very cute!
Probably one of the best hotels in this small town
My husband and I stayed at this hotel on Sept. 16, and 17, 2004. We came to Williams for the Grand Canyon Railway trip to the Grand Canyon. The hotel seemed clean enough except the bottom of the bathtub could have been cleaner, but I think it was partly worn. The room we were in was a king, non smoking room, and it was spacious and comfortable. Carpets probably could have been cleaned, but weren't terrible. Ate breakfast buffet twice in their restaurant and it was very good. Had cocktails in the lounge the first night and there was entertainment in the form of a guitar player/singer. It was enjoyable and relaxing. Desk clerks were very friendly. There is a coin laundry on this property, which I used. That was handy and nice not to have to take so much dirty laundry home! The pool and whirlpool looked nice, but we did not use them, so can't say for sure. When I looked in there, the pool was mostly empty. Kind of wished I would have brought a bathing suit! I would give this hotel a B- or C+. It looked much nicer than any of the other ones in Williams. The one next to the train depot looked nice, but there were some negative reviews posted about it here on tripadvisor, so we decided not to give it a try. We were glad we stayed at the Holiday Inn. We were able to walk to the small downtown area, though there were sections where there were no sidewalks, but traffic was light , and I felt safe doing that. I would recommend this hotel. We've never went wrong staying at a Holiday Inn, and this was no exception.
Nice but nothing special
My wife and I stayed here for one night at the end of June on our way to the Grand Canyon. I used my PriorityClub points so the stay didn't cost anything.
The hotel itself is a typical Holiday Inn: clean, quiet, dependable. We arrived at around 2:00 pm and checked in with no hassles. The only problem that we encountered was the vending machine on the second floor didn't work. We had to walk down to the stairs to get to one that did. Otherwise an uneventful stay.
The town of Williams itself was great. We ate dinner and breakfast at the Red Pine Restaurant. The food is good with relatively moderate pricing.
We had the prime rib special at dinner. It wasn't as good as Lawry's but it filled our stomachs.
We also walked around Historic Route 66 and did some shopping. We prefered the friendly merchants here to the ones we encountered in Sedona. It's a slower pace here and people seem to have the time and inclination to talk to you. We especially liked the Native America store (ask for Bill) and the DeBerge Saddle Shop (ask for Robin the rancher, not a cowgirl).
One thing you need to be aware of is the sales tax in town is a hefty 10.775%. It seems they need to drill some new wells to keep the water flowing.
Doc halliday was great!
We stayed one night at the hotel as part of a tour group package.It was a well kept place.comfy beds.Good size bedrooms and decent furnishing.basic TV(Lots of adverts and old films)very clean bathroom, good strong showers with hot water maintained.Food in the eating area was slow in coming and not that good.The singer who came on the coach to welcome us(doc halliday)was a good talker of the western style but his singing was not.It was an enjoyable stay with an excellent breakfast on route 66 (at a local cafe )the following morning.
Drab but you can dine cheap
Typical Holilday Inn: past it's prime and worn around the edges. I would not stay here again, but this hotel has one virtue: If you are travelling with kids under 12 they can eat free and you can save on your dinner and breakfast the next morning. Here's how: when you check in, they give you a 15% discount on dinner in their restaurant. The food is typical hotel C- fare. After you eat dinner they give you a two-for-one for breakfast the next day. All the while your kids eat free--so for about thirty bucks you can feed your family twice, and breakfast is a buffet, which isn't particularly good, but kids love buffets.
Good if you get a good rate
The room was clean an comfortable and parking was easy. The room amenities were nice, but we didn't notice any continental breakfast which I would expect from a nicer chain. We paid $62 for a Friday night through AAA. I probably wouldn't pay any more than this but it was fine for that price.
Good value for the money/great for families
I stayed at the Williams Holiday Inn this weekend following a trip to the Grand Canyonn. I rate it above average for the value, though it is not a 4-star hotel. The pool/jacuzzi area were excellent for kids. They loved that it was big, and it was busy at the time we were there.
Everything else was pretty much standard Holiday Inn fare. Nothing great, but reliable, especially for family travel.
Williams is a great town for a stop over, a small town, but beautiful and for a one night stay, it's perfect.
This place was fine.....certainly nothing fancy. It seemed clean though. For access to the Grand Canyon, I'd stay closer to the park.
There is no elevator and we were not travelling lightly. If you have a lot of suitcases, ask for a first floor room!
Though I am not an advocate of a staff being the hallmark of a good vacation, I must acknowledge that the first encounter you experience with a hotel front desk agent does set the stage for your outlook at a property. The H.I. staff is likely the best in all of Williams, AZ. The property is fair (2.5 to 3-star) but is clean to fit the H.I. name. The property recently underwent a renovation of soft goods (which means new pillows, blankets, carpets, curtains, etc). In addition, they have a new kitchen/restaurant that can handle groups well. We have used this property in years past with a group tour series and are seriously looking at a return in 2004.
HolidayInn Good Place to Stay
We stayed at this hotel for $59-mid-week. The room was clean and well-maintained. It is not a fancy room, but a roadside, clean, place to stay. There were a couple of good restaurants downtown. One was a Mexican style which offered patio entertainment. Across the street from that was a family style place with delicious pies and food. The only negative at the hotel and area was the washer and dryer at the hotel.
We were on a 2 week driving trip and I NEEDED to do laundry. One dryer took your machine faster than a one-armed bandit. I spoke to the desk and they shrugged and told me they had been having trouble with it. It was rather oh-well. I did two loads of laundry and my $59 room went up about $17.50. So, my advice....stay here, but wash elsewhere.
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Travel Blogs from Williams
Beyond words. When "Wow" was all we could say.
This morning, we left Kanab and made our way down to the Grand Canyon. Paul had seen it before, but it was going to be a new experience for the three of us. The kids were awesome in the car. They have been working on their workbooks and reading tons of books. Jack has developed a love of …
... NASA astronauts before sending them to the moon, it was time to move onto our basepoint for the Grand Canyon; Williams.
With two days given to exploring the Grand Canyon we decided our first day would be a late start, with the aim of seeing sunset at the canyon instead. So during the morning, we stepped out of our motel onto Route 66 and explored the most American town in existance, Williams. From the dozen shops we stopped in, there was a common theme of Elvis, Marilyn Moroe ...
... is, and about the unfortunate circumstances of the author of The girl with the Dragon Tattoo (his name escapes me right now). We also talked about her time in Italy studying art history and how this sparked her passion to make a career sharing stories (she wants to be a writer and currently works in film in Atlanta- SO cool!). I think based off this little synopsis, you can see why I am just perfectly happy being surrounded ...
... refuge in the nearest air-conditioned casino...
Once we got to the airport we arrived just in time to see Brazil go through on penalties before picking up our Toyota Venza. We hadn’t booked a Venza but were persuaded to upgrade to a crossover car/SUV as this would allow us to do more in the Parks **update, this proved to be VERY useful, and we are very glad we did!**.
Our first priority upon receiving the car was to go to the Vegas Sign. It is a ...
... on and off these buses whenever you wanted to, as I'm not a hiker.
A friend said the canyon itself looks like it has a huge backdrop or tapestry hanging at the back. I could definitely see what she meant.
We were so lucky that the weather was perfect, no we didn't need those parkas!
At one of the stops we caught a glimpse of the Colorado River miles below, so I hope Paul and I manage another closer ...