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Arizona 9 Motor Hotel
315 W Route 66, Williams, AZ 86046   |  
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Ranked #24 of 30 Hotels in Williams
Kerman, California
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“Ok place... Don't expect 4 stars”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

Soo, if your looking for a hotel that is not a chain brand, this may be something to try. Its one of the older and origional places. Rooms are old and bathroom is just ok. Has a through the wall AC unit. Bad thing about this hotel, is that it is right by a bar. We stayed here on Saturday night, and you can hear the music playing. Good location to walk to and fro. We like to try some older places, not the best placed we have been to. Cant say we have spent time with the people in the front office kinda hard to communicate with them. they didn't speak english too well.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

After seeing these rooms it is clear to me that the owners are the ones who gave it an "excellent" review because no sain person could ever consider this $/-/!T hole "excellent" the rooms are disgusting. I can honestly say I'm not a neat germ freak by any meens and I'm not comfortable taking my shoes off in this waist land, I ended up taking the nasty comfertor off the bed and laying it down on the ground. The sink hasn't been cleaned in what would seem months the sub flooring is giving out underneath you while you walk. When we asked for a refund (after only being here long enough to get my luggage out of the car and into the room) I was denied because on their tour of my room my 1 year old child was on the bed. As far as their "themed rooms" we were fortunate enough to receive to Marilyn Monroe room and it has a trashed poster in a 10 dollar frame hanging on the walls....yeah a poster. There is mold in the bathroom and white stains all over the floors (your guess is as good as mine). Basically the point I am trying to get to is DO NOT STAY HERE. The "free wifi" is only available in the lobby near the front desk.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

Elderly hotel, kept running by dedicated staff.
It's handy for the town resturaunts, bars, shops and the railway.

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2009

You don't have to be disabled to get hurt walking around this motel. I was walking from my room to the main office (around 8am, the sun was shinning) and I tripped on the edge of the narrow walkway (very easy to do when you see the place). I went straight down to the pavement. Luckily I did not sprain my ankle or we would be an a legal tiff. But my iPod touch (brand new at $300) was not so lucky. The screen got several cracks and the case all scratched up.

Being an old motel (i guess about 50 to 60 years old) there was not one disabled access improvement made. If the owners of the motel read this (and I hope they do) I'd suggest they do some improvements to made the access at this place a lot easier. Hopefully before someone really gets hurt and sues. (if it has not happened already)

Last note, unless your young and agile, I would avoid going to this motel.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Ontario
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2008

We stayed in a room with 3 Queen beds for $75.
Tiny Bathroom. But we had a microwave, a fridge, cable, etc. (Everything you really need for a night). There's quite of bit of things to within walking distance.
Overall I was pleased with my stay. It's not a hotel, but it was above avg for a motel! Way better than a Super 8 Motel!

  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2008

Arizona 9 Motor Hotel
315 West Route 66
Williams, AZ
928-635-4552

$50.00/night + $10.00/night pet fee / No pets allowed

No coffee maker, no on-site laundry, no ice machine. Cable TV. Room contained a refrigerator. Free wi-fi available; be sure to ask the manager for the access code.

Wow, where to begin. I made the reservation for the two nights back in March, based on the strength of a few on-line reviews and the amenities promised by the motel’s website, such as the on-site guest laundry. We were also attracted by the hotel’s age (built in the 1930s), size (about 30 rooms), that it had been recently renovated, and that it was one of the original Route 66 motels. The website advertised it as “clean and cheap”. When I called to ask if pets were accepted I was assured by the person on the other end of the phone that pets (in our case two cats) were fine and were allowed for a fee of $10 per night.

We pulled into the hotel late (10 pm) on June 3rd, after a series of delays. A young man outside the hotel (the owner, Joe, as it turned out) was outside with a friend and a girl (his girlfriend, also the chambermaid) playing with radio-controlled cars. The first thing he said when we pulled up was that pets were not allowed. Because I was tired and taken aback I replied aggressively that pets had better be allowed and that I had made this reservation some time ago, after being told pets were accepted for a fee. Joe then checked and said there was no record of my reservation. After some conversation, Joe determined I must have talked to his father, who had been in charge while he was away. Joe allowed us to check in, with our cats, for the two nights.

We wanted to get something to eat, and called Pizza Hut. Pizza Hut in that town closes at 9pm. When we asked Joe where we could get something to eat, he told us that everything was closed. He and his girlfriend did very kindly offer to make us toast and coffee, but we said we still had the makings for sandwiches and thanked them. As it turned out, we should have checked the phone book. There were restaurants and pizza places within a few blocks that were open until 11 pm.

That our room and bathroom were small was not surprising in such an old motel. The walls are thick and the plaster walls and ceiling meet on a curve rather than an angle. The carpet had not been cleaned in some time; I spilled coffee on the carpet and when I cleaned up the spill with soap and water, it left a clean spot which stood out against the rest of the carpet. The furniture and bed linens were clean.

In the bathroom there was a large shower stall, which appeared to be original, in lieu of the usual shower/tub combination. It would be a great feature, except the grout is filthy and the water pressure in the shower little better than a trickle, even when the taps are on full. I recommend wearing shower clogs; a rubber bathmat (not provided) would also be a good idea. The bathroom floor had also not been washed. There is a small window in the bathroom that does not open, which is too bad. The depth of the window’s sill gives an idea of how thick the walls are. The rest of the tiny bathroom is dominated by a huge pedestal sink, a recent addition, in which the water pressure is fine. The sink is so large that it is difficult to get on or off the toilet, a problem for anyone who is large or has mobility issues. Despite the sink’s huge size there is little space for toiletries. It would be better to replace the large sink with a smaller wall-mounted sink and some shelving.

Joe hadn’t mentioned the wi-fi to us, and we could not find a network to tap into. We wound up going to the internet café across the street. The proprietor of the Java Cycle is a very pleasant, helpful lady.

We went to the Grand Canyon that next day—it is about an hour’s drive north from Williams. When we came back, we wanted to do laundry, as the motel’s website had advertised an on-site guest laundry. When we inquired, Joe told us that they had taken out the guest laundry and the nearest laundry was six blocks away. That was when we told him of the problems with the room and the motel. While Joe did say he would have the shower looked at, we had the impression he wasn’t really interested in our comments. We pointed out that one of the reasons that we booked this motel was the convenience of the on-site laundry. Otherwise we would likely have booked elsewhere. We also pointed out that the “No Pets” policy should be clearly stated and advertised. That was when we found out Joe had bought the hotel about a year ago and inherited the website from the previous owner. Joe had not had the website updated; we pointed out that he should, as many people do their hotel searches and booking on-line.

We had dinner that night at the Pine Country café, which serves basic “home cooking” at fairly reasonable prices and has a huge selection of pies. There is also a steak house close by and the Route 66 café. All are open until 11 pm.

With some work, this could be a great little hotel, and would attract those who like older buildings. The owner of the hotel, Joe, seems like a very nice guy, but this motel is quickly sliding into the realm of fleabag.

  • Liked — Convenience to the Grand Canyon
  • Disliked — Website not current with hotel policies; problems with room
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Chicago, Illinois
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10 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2008

Upon arriving in Williams, I found my reservation had not been booked at my first choice B&B, so we were referred here by the owner of that place. We were lucky to get this room because there was a festival in the town that weekend and most of the hotels were booked by Sunday afternoon when we arrived. We rented a two queen bed room, and the room was actually two open rooms, which was nice, because my friend liked to watch tv, and I like to read in quiet. The hotel is going through remodeling and everything looked new, except the bathroom, which I'm assuming will be done next. It was clean, just really out-of-date (and they need to put a garbage can in there)

Also, the young man running the place was very gracious when I woke him at 7 am asking for a hair dryer! I would stay here again for sure.

  • Liked — close to Grand Canyon, location, price, size of room
  • Disliked — the bathroom (clean, but really needed updating!)
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 315 W Route 66, Williams, AZ 86046
Location: United States > Arizona > Williams
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Number of rooms: 23
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