Needing lodging for one night on our way home from Lassen, I methodically searched the I-5 corridor from Willows to Williams and the only place of lodging I could find that seemed both attractive and practical was Granzella’s Inn in Williams. We weren’t disappointed during our stay there. Located a couple of blocks removed from I-5, freeway noise wasn’t apparent in our room (#207). There WAS noticeable noise from the interior corridor with voices and slamming doors the biggest issue. However, at night things quieted down and I had no problems falling asleep.
Our decent-sized room had a comfortable King bed, arm chair with ottoman, desk with large office chair, adequate lamps, phone, microwave, refrigerator, and flat screen TV. The contemporary furnishings and decor were somewhat nicer than what one expects to find in a newer, moderately priced motel/hotel. Our room’s window faced directly out to the side/roof of a corrugated building with a little glimpse of the hills above the rooftop. The ceiling fan kept the room comfortable and we left it on thru the night.
The bath area was very clean. The low-flow showerhead required a lot of “rinsing time”. There was adequate closet space and a blowdryer and an iron/ironing board were provided. The counterspace around the sink was limited and had to be shared with the hand towels (no towel racks), and the coffee maker. I did wish that the coffee packets held something other than insipid Maxwell House. We didn’t avail ourselves of the guest laundry, pool/spa or Continental breakfast.
The biggest drawback was the room’s floorplan which made it impossible for an early riser to make coffee or use the sink area without having the lights and noise disturb the person still trying to sleep.
Granzella’s own restaurant, lounge and deli are located right across the parking lot from the motel building. We ate dinner and breakfast at the restaurant and inn guests receive a discount coupon that can be used in either the restaurant or the deli. The ample portions of “comfort food” make the place a popular spot. The deli had an impressive array of products inc. many of Granzella’s own brand. I loved the olive tasting bar! We came away with 3 jars of specialty olives, foccacia and a complimentary loaf of sourdough bread.
All the staff were friendly and attentive. Experiencing the small town hospitality is an integral part of staying at Granzella’s Inn in Williams!
Rooms on the 2nd floor and at the end of the hall will be quieter.
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