The Highlander Motel is on the old part of Rt. 66 in Williams, AZ, and has been there for decades. It's part of the Rt. 66 culture, and is well worth a stay. Having spoken to the owner/manager, Alan, on the phone to make my reservation, I was looking forward to meeting him as he was so friendly and helpful. After a glorious day at the Grand Canyon, I was a bit later than I estimated to arrive, so called to let him know and he assured me that it was no problem and that he'd see me there. When I arrived and walked into the small office, he was there and said, "You must be Julie!" and just proceeded to be one of the friendliest and most welcoming folks I'd met.
I was in Rm. 12, which is the far end of the 12 rooms at the motel, and appreciated being on the end, as this was to be my first night of a long road trip and I wanted a quiet night's sleep. The room was fine, and the queen bed very comfortable. The room was old, but quite clean and had been renovated over the years. Rustic furniture, a fridge, microwave and plenty of room with a TV and small, comfy armchair to relax in if you wanted to. The bathroom had been renovated and other than a large crack in the wall that needed spackling, was great. There is a counter with large mirror, and clothes rack outside of the bathroom that had a coffeemaker with tea and coffee things. The folks staying in the room next to me were locals who were really friendly and stayed there off and on when they had work to do on property they owned nearby. They loved Alan and staying there, and for the price, it was a really nice stay. I asked Alan about a nearby restaurant and he was honest in letting me know that it probably wasn't a good choice due to some issues, and recommended the Red Raven restaurant down the street a bit, which was a great choice. He also directed me to a good Rt. 66 store since I had a friend who'd asked me to bring her a "tacky Rt. 66 ashtray!"
Though older and inexpensive, this was a good value for the money and the room reflected the old Rt. 66 feel. It was very clean, a good deal and a great way to start my cross-country journey. Alan will take good care of you; he has great pride in his motel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Highlander Motel is located on historic Route 66. A unique Motel that was originally built in the 1950. We have eleven rooms. within blocks of restaurant's , gift shops , local bars and grocery store. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Highlander Motel Williams