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“Loved this old Rt. 66 motel and the friendy service!” 4 of 5 stars
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Highlander Motel
533 W Route 66, Williams, AZ 86046   |  
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Ranked #5 of 29 Hotels in Williams
Seattle, Washington
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“Loved this old Rt. 66 motel and the friendy service!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

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.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights.Highly recommended Very friendly landlord (from Belgium-speaks good english) gave us some great tips on places to see too.Good breakfast of fresh orange juice &an assortment of various cakes cakes

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

Stayed at this simple motel in May a year ago. Made last minute reservations and headed up toward the Grand Canyon. Not ever having stayed in Williams before I wasnt sure what to expect. This simple older property is no frills. It is clean, quiet and comfortable. Easy to get in and out of. The staff are friendly and helpful. They know the area and are candid about local restaurants etc. So close to the Canyon, its a quick easy ride. If all you want is a clean place to spend a night or two this will do.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

We had a very pleasant one-night stay. I caution those who are picky that this IS an old facility and not in the least fancy. That being said, our room was spotless, and the owner went out of his way to make us comfortable. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights because it is!!! Alan was extremely helpful, accommodating, and friendly. He gave us loads of solid information of the 'better' places to go, especially if you don't have a lot of time. We stayed in a room which has not been renovated and was still fantastic but Alan is renovating others at the moment and they will be unbelievable! Really close to restaurants (discount deals at the better ones) best place we stayed in the US! Thanks Alan.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

Whatever you need during your stay, you will get it! thanks to Sally the rooms are spotless and you have everything you need, refrigerator,microwave a good bed to sleep inn. They are still renewing the rooms so if you don't like the less modern room ask for a new one who has hardwood floor and and very modern interior and it only cost you between $10/20 more, so it's up to you what your needs are. Brandy that does the reception is such a sweet girl, you feel directly welcome you get also complementary juice,water and pastry! Then Alan who's the owner makes time for every costumer either you want a chat or information about the neighborhood or sightseeing, he tells you everything you need to know, it safe's you a trip to the tourist information! and for the Europian costumers, he speaks several languages. Overal it's the best motel I ever stayed in and will diffinetely go back! No doubt about it

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

We used this motel for our two day visit to the Grand Canyon. The motel was adequate and the staff very friendly and accommodating. Our room could of used some fixing up but everything worked and was fairly clean. Four stars because the price was very good for summer in the Grand Canyon area.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: 533 W Route 66, Williams, AZ 86046
Location: United States > Arizona > Williams
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Williams
#8 Family Hotel in Williams
#8 Romantic Hotel in Williams
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 11
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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