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El Rancho Motel

617 East Route 66, Williams, AZ 86046
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Ranked #12 of 29 Hotels in Williams
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Very nice, clean, basic motel on the eastern side side of town in quiet area. Owned and run by a lovely lady, who was very accommodating and eager to help. Rooms are bigger than average with all standard amenities. We had our heater brake down one day and it was immediately fixed by the time we came back to motel.... More 

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Cebu City, Philippines
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

There is no scarcity of motels in Williams, both on and off the main drag. If you want a classic Route 66 motel then look no further than the El Rancho. We had booked a month in advance and got a good rate, but I wonder if that was really necessary as it was the shoulder season and the place... More 

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Paris
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Only purpose of this motel is to pay less than what you would pay for lodging around the Grand Canyon. The motel is clean, and the room was nice. Great Value, very cheap ! I would definitely recommend it !

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Mississippi
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Stayed at the El Rancho one night July 19 while touring the Grand Canyon. Old Motel, but clean, served it purpose for my wife and I. Easy check in, kind of a throw back to the 60's when I was a kid. Easy drive north to the canyon, leave early in the morning to beat the July traffic. Williams has... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

It's not the Ritz but was clean and comfortable. Kind of over priced, but we found everywhere in Williams to be somewhat of a tourist trap (over priced). The manager was very nice and very helpful. The room was very clean but a little outdated. The only real issue was the water pressure. Water actually stopped in middle of shower.... More 

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Payson, Arizona
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Classic Route 66 motel in historic Williams AZ replete with neon sign! The room was very comfortable and the host quite helpful. One of the best values in the Gateway to the Grand Canyon! Excellent travel value and very helpful staff and owners! Located at the eastern end of the historic strip, the El Rancho was amazingly quiet yet close... More 

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pittsburgh
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8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We booked the family room including two bedrooms and one bathroom. Overall, the hotel is nice, a bit old though. Clean and well furnished (towels, fridge, microwave, coffee maker). Close to supermarket and coffee shops/restaurants. For hikers who spend their day outside, and who just want a hotel to sleep, this hotel is perfect.

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Brno, Czech Republic
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18 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Last minute booking. Owner was very friendly, gave us some tips for dinner and some muffins for breakfast. Stayed in family room, enough space for 4 people. Bathroom could be bigger though. Excellent location. Little bit older, but cosy and clean.

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Clearlake, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

the bed was like a circus trampoline as a few well-worn wires and a bit of fluff on top passed as a mattress...the "carpet" was sticky with foot disease and funk...had to wear socks to avoid contact...the bathroom door did not close....the drain pipe was missing providing a "hillbily shower" to everyone trying to get through the parking lot...at $60/nite... More 

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Aarau, Switzerland
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6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

We (5) stayed for two nights in a family suite with separate bedroom. The room was a bit tight to move around, but satisfactory. The hotel owner was very friendly and helpful (giving us dinner coupons and recommending to go see the nightly gun fight). The hotel is a little far to the restaurants in town to walk if you... More 

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Address: 617 East Route 66, Williams, AZ 86046
Location: United States > Arizona > Williams
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 25
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