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El Rancho Motel

617 East Route 66, Williams, AZ 86046
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Ranked #14 of 29 hotels in Williams
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 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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    4 of 5 stars
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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 The room was very clean but a little outdated.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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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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
18 reviews 18 reviews
17 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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 reviews 6 reviews
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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Portland, Oregon
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Heading on back west on our trip. Stayed here previously with my husband : ) The front desk man was nice and helpful. Made the suggestion to go to bearizona, which was excellent the baby bears are SOOOO cute! Room was clean and location quiet.

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Auburn, Alabama
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

We stayed in the family suite, which had 3 beds. The rooms was nice, if dated. The beds which is really what we wanted were so so, with at least one bed still having plastic on the mattress. Other then that it was nice. The town itself was nice as well, a little on the touristy side, but nice.

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Sunshine, Australia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
41 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Well worth a stay, very friendly hosts , rooms old but very clean. This is a well priced hotel in a fantastic town. Excellent advice on where to eat and drink. Motel is being refurbished so this will make it even better

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Address: 617 East Route 66, Williams, AZ 86046
Location: United States > Arizona > Williams
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Welcome to the El Rancho Motel of Williams, Arizona, located in historic downtown Williams, gateway to the Grand Canyon and old Route 66. Home of the Grand Canyon Railway - The perfect destination for travelers looking for relaxation and comfort, or travelers looking for adventure. Whatever you are looking for, the El Rancho Motel of Williams is the perfect motel choice for your visit to the Grand Canyon. Just steps away from some of Williams finest attractions - The motel is walking distance to fabulous restaurants, shopping, museums and the famous Grand Canyon Railroad. Located with Route 66 old time traditional ambiance and lots of amenities, the El Rancho Motel of Williams, Arizona is not only the best choice in motels, it is an outstanding valve. Pool is scheduled for upcoming renovations and not available for use at this time. ... more   less 
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