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“Comfortable motel, small Historic town. Near Grand Canyon N.P.” 4 of 5 stars
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El Rancho Motel
617 East Route 66, Williams, AZ 86046   |  
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Ranked #14 of 30 Hotels in Williams
Coromandel, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Comfortable motel, small Historic town. Near Grand Canyon N.P.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

Pleasant, light, freshly painted feel to the room. Thought it would be noisy but seemed quite the opposite. Drove to Grand Canyon N.P. and arrived early enough next morning to beat the crowds.
Reasonably priced as a walk up. Would stay again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights on our visit to GC. Clean old school hotel. Not the Ritz...but i would stay here again!! Its located on north side of town making it easy to leave for GC. For the budget traveler its great.
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  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Monterey, California, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

The hotel and rooms are in need of SERIOUS maintenance. Paint (inside and out) carpet, tile, caulking, bedding (my blanket had huge burn holes), and the filters in the filters in the air conditioners needed to be replaced very badly... but there's so much potential!!

The room was very reasonable and the beds were very firm (which I like) and they had a microwave and fridge (needed for small kids).

I wish the community would pitch in (maybe for the sake of the whole town) and go down the street and take care of basic maintenance needs at each establishment. The whole community would benefit.

NOTE - the appearance of cleanliness would be greatly improved with basic maintenance. Sometimes things that are just plain old can't be cleaned to the point where they look clean anymore.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Montana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

Stayed at a couple motels in Williams as my family and I went to see the Grand Canyon (our first time). Clean rooms, vintage style, were given a second room at a discount!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Denver, Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

This motel was chosen for us as we were visiting friends from out of town. Located on Hwy 66 at the quiet east end of town it is definitely a dated motel. The rooms contained most ammenities, but overall they had seen better times. Everything was tired looking and worn out. The pool, proudly displayed on their business cards, was during our visit, an unusable swamp.
A dilapidated picnic table near the outdoor poolside seating was probably put in place about the same time that Hwy 66 was a main thoroughfare through Arizona. ( We all got wood slivers in our pants.) While conveniently located as a starting point for a visit to the Grand Canyon, it is however, only within walking distance of just a few restaurants or stores.
The most postive aspect? Friendly and helpful management.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Pescara, Italy
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2010

We went for vacations to US and this was a stop over to next day to the Great Canyon. Excellent place, very friendly personnel.

Will come back for sure.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2010

El Rancho proved to be a very good stopover, and we stayed for two nights. Comfortable, clean and good value. Williams itself is a great Town to stay in, interesting with real character, and we really enjoyed the bars/restaurants with some live music and good food in the evenings. Well located for Grand Canyon 55 miles away. Would love to revisit Williams in winter.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about El Rancho Motel

Address: 617 East Route 66, Williams, AZ 86046
Location: United States > Arizona > Williams
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Williams
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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