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Howard Johnson Express Inn - Williams
Ranked #15 of 30 Hotels in Williams
Reviewed May 27, 2011

We stayed in a room with two queen beds. Both beds were very uncomfortable to sleep in. If you were able to fall asleep, you'd wake up with a stiff back and neck. We asked for a non-smoking room, but since the other side of the hall is smoking, all the smoke would drift into the room. Even though we had the air conditioner on, if you sleeped in the bed by the door, you wouldn't feel the cool air because it would mainly go under the curtain. If your room faces the back of the hotel, don't plan on having a view of anything but private homes. The breakfast they offer ends at 9AM. A little too early I feel if you're on vacation.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 30, 2010

We went up to play in the snow & got caught in a bad storm had to get a room & in the middle of the night had to bring our dog inside so he wouldn't freeze. The mgr kicked us out even tho we took the dog back out to the truck. No human compassion! Bad bad business. I hope they can sleep at night! The interstate was closed in & out of Williams no where to go. I will never stay there again!!!!

  • Stayed: December 2010
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Reviewed December 21, 2010

We visited this Howard Johnson because of an ad written up in a local publication. When we arrived they refused to offer this rate to us saying it was for limited rooms. We met another couple in the lobby who had the same experience with an ad they found in another publication. When we pressed the clerk about the ad they told us that they had not rented out any rooms under the advertised prices and then told us that they were exercising their right of first refusal and asked us to leave. This hotel uses bad business practices and is managed poorly. I recommend going somewhere else.

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 23, 2010

Great location for the Polar Express and overall good, but we asked for non smoking, which we got, but we were surrounded by smoking rooms.

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 22, 2010

We reserved 2 rooms at the Howard Johnson Express in Williams AZ as part of our trip to the Grand Canyon. We arrived at the hotel after driving from Las Vegas. The check-in clerk had not realized that our two rooms were travelling together, and on the spot, did her level best to get us as near to each other as possible, even though one was a smoking room and the other one wasn't. I really appreciated her initiative (I didn't even ask for it!) and it made the stay that much more pleasant for me.
The rooms themselves were extremely clean. I felt perfectly comfortable in our room and my travelling companion felt comfortable in hers as well.
The complimentary breakfast the next morning was fine, with do-it-yourself waffles. The breakfast room was pretty small, only 4 or 5 tables, and those were all being used, so I took my cereal back to my room to eat it.
I would not hesitate to recommend this property.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 28, 2010

Arrived Friday evening for a weekend stay. Room was ready, hallways had brand new carpet, and perhaps new paint as well.
Room was clean, and quiet. Although we are a short walk from the rail line, we heard no noise.
Bed was the typical hard mattress, but arent they all?
Only disappointment, and it was minor, was the pool and spa was out of order, I think it too is being refurbed, so future visitors should be pleased.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 18, 2010

The staff was very nice and we were excited that the pool was indoor. It was advertised as heated but in fact, it wasn't and incredibly cold. The hot tub was not working, which was posted at the front desk but not at the actual hot tub so kids were constantly jumping into the stagnant water before we could tell them it was broken, much to our horror. The entire hotel smelled funny (foreign cooking?) and warm like the air conditioning was off or low. The room temperature was find and accomodating. Breakfast was typical and decent. A good deal if you buy online beforehand but next time we will stay at one of the cute older but updated motels off highway 66 in downtown Williams near all the shopping and restaurants. The only reason we didn't stay there this time was because they don't have pools. You live and you learn!

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Howard Johnson Express Inn - Williams

Address: 511 Grand Canyon Rd, Williams, AZ 86046-2011
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Location: United States > Arizona > Williams
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Williams
Price Range: $57 - $179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Express Inn - Williams 2*
Number of rooms: 56
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located just off Interstate 40, Howard Johnson Express Inn - Williams hotel near Grand Canyon Railroad offers the conveniences you need at a value you will love. Get your day off to a bright start with free expanded Rise & Dine continental breakfast, which features cooked-to-order waffles and other tasty fare. Take advantage of handy amenities at our recently updated Williams, AZ, hotel, like free Wi-Fi Internet access, 24-hour front desk and heated indoor pool and Jacuzzi, and business center. Handicapped-accessible and non-smoking rooms are also available and kids 17 and under stay free with an adult. We are just steps from Grand Canyon Railway, which provides direct service to the breathtaking canyon. Take the family for a wild adventure at Bearizona drive-through wildlife park. Spend some time outdoors at sprawling Kaibab National Forest or on the rolling greens of Elephants Rock Golf Course. Fans of history and aviation will enjoy exploring Planes of Fame, the local aviation museum in nearby Valle. There are several one-of-a-kind restaurants near our Williams, AZ, hotel that are sure to appeal to every taste. Try the home-style cooking at Pine Country Restaurant, the casual menu and comfortable atmosphere of Red Raven Restaurant or the Mexican food at Pancho McGillicuddy’s. Other local restaurants include Cruiser’s Route 66 Café and Rod’s Steak House. If you prefer familiar fare, grab a bite from Pizza Hut, McDonald’s, Dairy Queen or Jack in the Box. ... more   less 
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