Our family stayed two nights in early March 2013. We stayed at the hotel, rode the train, stayed another night, and then were off. We found the service and amenities at the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel to be thoughtful and clean. Twice we swam in the heated pool, and were the only ones. There is brief outdoor walk to the enclosed pool, which is a little nutty, but I guess there's a reason for it. My husband and I used the gym, and once again were the only ones. We purchased a meal plan through AAA that included two buffet dinners, two buffet breakfasts, and a buffet lunch at the Grand Canyon. All of them were good, with a wide variety of hot delicious food. It was good for our hungry tired kids, who could find all kinds of things they liked, without waiting. When we were just sick of buffets on the second night, we used the option to eat at Spencer's Pub across the hall. There was a $20 allowance per adult and a $13 allowance per kid there, and we didn't come close to reaching the limit. The hotel also allows free unlimited wifi, which we much appreciated.
From this hotel, we went to a Hilton resort in Phoenix, where the service and amenities weren't nearly as nice as here. We were very happy, and would recommend it to anyone.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Historical hotel named after a member of a Spanish expedition. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Canyon Railway Williams
- Fray Marcos Hotel
- Hotel Grand Canyon Railway