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“Cute, and a welcome change from the hotel chains”
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Red Garter Inn
Ranked #3 of 12 Williams B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 28, 2011

We stayed here for two nights in July for a visit to the Grand Canyon and the surrounding area. The hotel is easy to find on a main street with a public parking area across the street. The staircase is long and the treads are narrow, but wasn't a problem for us. Mtion-sensing lights illuminate the stairs. There is wireless internet access if you have a computer or iPad. We are a family of four and stayed in the Big Bertha room, which was quite large. It has two queen beds, an armoire, a dresser, and a TV. The room is decorated in Victorian through Art Deco style and was very charming. The beds were comfortable. There is no A/C, but even in July we didn't need it. The temperatures were very pleasant and a ceiling fan kept the air moving. The bathroom is quite large, with an antique tub with claw feet. The room faces away from the street. We never heard any of the other guests, but we did hear some noise from bar patrons from the building behind the Red Garter. We shut the window and it was no noisier than a neighbor with the TV up a little loud. They eventually left.

Breakfast was served from the bakery downstairs, any of the pastries in the case (which were delicious), served with fruit and your choice of three juices, milk, and/or coffee. Also available were cereal choices and yogurt. The innkeeper, (John?) greeted us both mornings and we had some great conversations about the Grand Canyon and the local area. He has posted several sightseeing loops on his website, which we followed and greatly appreciated, as we never heard of some of the national monuments, and they were definitely worth visiting. We enjoyed our stay very much.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 10, 2011

We actually stayed here on our honeymoon in June 2008 but it would not let me go back that far! We really enjoyed staying here! The people were great and the pastries for breakfast were incredible! Make sure to bring warm clothes just in case! We were here the first week in June and it snowed a little bit the one night due to the elevation per the b&b staff!

Room Tip: Bring a sweatshirt just in case!
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  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 19, 2011

This hotel is very unique and very reasonably priced. It's owners are very friendly and helpful. It was a very refreshing change from staying in chain motels. The breakfast was excellent with a great selection of homemade pastries. We would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 13, 2011

Great room, great breakfast (freshly baked patisseries), and a great host who spent time talking about the history of the building. We loved the whole place. As friends, ( on route 66)we took three rooms and found each one decorated beautifully. Thank you to John, Deborah and Ginny for making our stay so wonderful!

Room Tip: Any room - deluxe rooms larger
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  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 29, 2011

We stayed at The Red Garter Inn for two nights to get us close to the Grand Canyon Railroad for a trip to the south rim. We felt the Red Garter would be more unique and interesting than the hotel at the train depot - and it certainly was. The Inn is the place to stay, only one block from a few good restaurants and some cute stores (and away from the higher-priced train hotel and store).

The Red Garter was the best value in town because it included a terrific breakfast in the bakery downstairs. Fresh-baked pastries and great coffee greeted us each morning as a terrific way to start the day! The bakery also has one of the best selections of souvenirs in town.

Our room was the smallest at the Inn but was still comfortable and extremely clean. While we met the Innkeeper, John, briefly each day; our real host was Deborah. She knew we were early risers and made sure coffee was ready early everyday. She spent some of her valuable time each morning giving us the history of the Red Garter as well as the Town of Williams.

As many other reviewers have commented, there is a very steep staircase leading to the rooms. While we didn't love it, it was tolerable. We never experienced any of the noise others speak of. The Inn was quiet and a great place to sleep. Thank goodness we didn't see any ghost!

If you're looking for an above-average place to stay in Williams, choose the Red Garter Inn. You will be glad you did.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 28, 2011

We had a wonderful stay here, John, Deb and Ginny such nice people and very friendly. The Hotel has a great athmosphere and an authentic feel and a good location as near to all amenities. The Bakery Breakfast was soooooooo good. We would recommend this Hotel so different from the others, an experience not to be missed.

Room Tip: There are only 4 Bedrooms all are excellent
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Stayed: May 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 16, 2011

We found this place in Lonely Planet. And what a find. A really charming little B&B with comfortable rooms, a very good breakfast and in the owner, John, a very knowledable and helpful host. It's a place with real history. The decor is great, the location fantastic for a stop off to the Grand Canyon and other wonderful sights.

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Red Garter Inn

Address: 137 W Railroad Ave, Williams, AZ 86046-2655
Location: United States > Arizona > Williams
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Williams
Price Range: $171 - $221 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Red Garter Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on Historic Route 66 just south of the Grand Canyon, the Red Garter offers lodging and breakfast in a beautifully restored 1897 saloon and bordello. The antique furnishings capture the 1890's atmosphere without giving up the comfort and security expected by today's traveler. Within an hour's drive see Sedona, the ghost town Jerome, Indian ruins at Walnut Canyon and Wupatki National Monuments and the Grand Canyon. ... more   less 
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