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Williams / Circle Pines KOA Campground
California
1 review
“Great get away”
Reviewed January 3, 2009

Thank you for a wonderful camping experience, My husband and I have visited and stayed at many KOA's and again we were not disappointed. My usband and I stayed here in August and decided it was such a great place, we brought 6 of our grandchildren for their Christmas gift. There were day trips to Williams and the Grand Canyon. The children biult an igloo, a few snow men, and found hills to slide on. Thank you for a great trip, again.

  • Stayed December 2008, traveled with family
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Joshua Tree, CA
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Reviewed July 21, 2008

We just got home from our 3 night stay at the Circle Pines KOA Campground in Williams, Arizona. I was impressed with the number of employees we saw during our stay. Every time I turned around there was a staff member cleaning or helping someone. However, there are a couple of things to keep in mind if you and planning to camp here. First is its proximity to the freeway. It is right next to I-40, so you do here the freeway noise. There are also active train tracks within hearing distance of the campground (although we were not bothered by the trains, we did hear them). Also, the tent spaces are completely covered with pea gravel. This is good in the sense that it cuts down on mud, but it is also something to consider as it is harder on your camping gear. The campground is about 60 minutes from the Grand Canyon. I don’t write these as negatives, just things to consider when making a decision on where to stay. We had a great time and would definitely stay here again. Kudos to the staff for cleanliness.

Stayed July 2008
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Arizona
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed July 6, 2008

We stayed here for 4th of July weekend, and the campground was FULL, but the staff did an INCREDIBLE job making sure things ran smoothly. Check in was quick and efficient, our site was clean and ready, the store was stocked, the restaurant was excellent, everything about the place was working properly. And the best part was, I never came across a single employee who was rude or rushed. They answered all my questions with complete and detailed answers, and everyone was pleasant and helpful. There were crafts for the kids, indoor heated pool, that really was heated and comfortably warm!! Music, cookouts, bike rentals, horse rides, hay rides, live music, good coffee at 6:30am, ice cream social and lots more. Debbie was in charge of crafts, and she did a SUPER job with the kids! The people in the bike and mini-golf trailer were sooo nice and helpful too,.. it was a great weekend!! Would definitely stay there again!

  • Liked — friendly staff, all the things you need while traveling, showers, laundry, pool
  • Disliked — Older facility, needs some repairs
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with family
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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed June 25, 2008

We stayed there for Mother's Day weekend, because they had a special offer. We stayed in one of the Kabins. The campground is really beautiful- surrounded by tall pines. Facilities were good- showers and bathrooms were a short walk away. It was really cold at night, but space heaters are provided at no charge. They have a heated indoor pool (free), and some on-site activities for kids. It's a short drive into Williams, and about an hour drive to the Grand Canyon. They have a little store on-site, and rent portable grills and movies. The sites also have fire pits.

The only downsides were walking to the bathrooms (not so fun at 2 am), noisy neighbors, and the close proximity (and smell) of the dump station.

All in all, we had a great time there.

  • Liked — The feeling of roughing it, but still within walking distance of everything (restaurant, showers)
  • Disliked — Being surrounded by campers with screaming babies and barking dogs
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2008

We booked this accommodation as a change from staying in motels and we were so pleased we did!

It was about an hour to the Grand Canyon, our main reason for the visit, and a very straightforward trip. We were given lots of info by the camp managers as well as discount vouchers.

Our Kamping Lodge was just right for us, everything was provided apart from bedding but the campsite were very helpful for information beforehand and so we just picked up some sleeping bags en-route.

The facilities on site are great but unfortunately when we visited there had been about 2 foot of snow so alot of the site was not accessible but I'm sure during the warmer months it would be perfect for families.

  • Liked — The location and the friendly owners
  • Disliked — The snow! but to be fair that wasn't their fault!!
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled with family
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Pinole, California
Level 6 Contributor
93 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed November 1, 2006

This KOA had just changed managers, and wasn't well run at the time (Dec 03/Jan 04). Our cabin smelled of animal urine. The showers were on timers, and the water never got hot at all, which was horrible during the cold winter. The mats in the shower were uncomfortable and hurt my feet. And I'm used to roughing it, so if I complain, then something is not good!
This KOA is in the prettiest area though, surrounded by tons of pines - I just hope that whatever managers are there now have gotten it together.
Trains go nearby it, so if you are a light sleeper, this might not be for you.

  • Liked — The location, and proximity to Williams and Grand Canyon.
  • Disliked — Not clean enough, no hot showers.
  • Stayed December 2003, traveled as a couple
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Reedsburg, Wisconsin
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed September 26, 2005

We are a tried and true camping family of 6. We drove from WI to AZ and decided not to bring our pop up and tried a Kamping Kabin at our first stay at a KOA. To say the least....we were ecstatic with our decision. The Kabin was perfect. The husband and wife team were very accomodating and kept the facilites spotless. It was a top notch campground...and we have seen our share of campgrounds. We were an hour from the Grand Canyon and that was ok with us. The KOA camp store had a great variety of food and was CHEAPER than the grocery store in tusayan by the canyon. Many kudos to this KOA

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Property: Williams / Circle Pines KOA Campground
Address: 1000 E Circle Pines Dr, Williams, AZ 86046-9674
Location: United States > Arizona > Williams
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 10 Specialty Lodging in Williams
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This family adventure destination located on 27 acres of forest and less than one hour from the Grand Canyon is your one-stop-for-fun near Grand Canyon National Park. Enjoy Hiking, GoKart Racing, Swimming Min-Golf & Gold-Mining. All are welcome at Circle Pines KOA; no membership is required Deluxe Cabins feature a kitchen, bathroom, TVs, and sleeping for 2-8 guests. Our Camping Cabin, RV and Tent guests can enjoy the easy access to bathrooms and showers just a few steps for your campsites. Or treat yourself to a stay in our new Tipis. ... more   less 
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