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El Rancho Motel

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Waynesville, North Carolina
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

With a little upgrading, this place would be super sweet. Friendly staff and very clean and quiet rooms for a fair and not overblown price. On the nice quiet part of town, but within walking distance to everything.

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Thank Leslie M
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The room we stayed in had broken air conditioning, the temperature outside was better than inside. Apart from that the stay was okay. The motel is located at a good site, easy to get to the road for the grand canyon.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Williams is not a big town so your hotel/motel selections are limited and can be expensive. We wanted to take the train to Grand Canyon so selected a motel in Williams that was not very expensive. It is a small place (not many rooms) at one end of Route 66 in the town so it is convenient to everything including... More 

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Bradwell, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here before a visit to the Grand Canyon. Much cheaper than staying nearer and still only one hour away. Central location so plenty of places to eat. Clean, fridge and microwave in room and free wifi. Would recommend.

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Aalst, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Same remark as other reviewers. Old but very clean. The owners are super sympathetic and very helpful. The price is very reasonable for a rather expensive place such as Williams. A lot of restaurants and shops at walking distance. Safe place. Free parking and free fast internet.

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Thank BossErpe
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No, this motel is not the best. However, it was clean and quiet and inexpensive. It was exactly what I needed for my trip to Grand Canyon. I wanted a place with a micro and frig-bed and shower. This place fit the bill. I checked in the night before my All Stars Grand Canyon tour and checked out the day... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is just about the worst hotel experience ever!!!!! Dont book anything here. Nothing of the things explained did meet our expectations. The rooms was terrible, and so was the service. And the pool was filled with wood and garbage.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Three stars on Booking.com is a downright distortion. El Rancho sign was broken and filthy. The pool advertised is a hole for storing wood and construction junk, no water. A barefooted manager showed us to our room with a long table attached to the back wall which housed the mirror, microwave, and old refrigerator. Eating inches from our hair brushes... More 

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2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

The room was very clean and the staff was courteous. Pretty basic accommodations, but everything was in good shape. The shower had great water pressure and was nice and hot, and the bed was firm. It was a hot evening when we arrived and the AC unit was blowing cold air - what a relief! An older motel, for sure,... More 

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Augusta, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

El Rancho is an older model in need of some updates but overall I was very impressed with how clean and quiet it was. It is conveniently located on the side of town nearer to the Grand Canyon, easily accessible from the road with decent parking. The office staff were pleasant and helpful. If you stay here we recommend the... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about El Rancho Motel

Address: 617 East Route 66, Williams, AZ 86046
Location: United States > Arizona > Williams
Price Range: $56 - $118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 25
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El Rancho Motel Williams
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