The Best Hotels for the Grand Canyon in Williams, Arizona

Williams, Arizona is the Grand Canyon's dormitory – and we've got hotels and motels along Route 66 to suit any taste and budget
Williams, Arizona is the Grand Canyon's dormitory – and we've got hotels and motels along Route 66 to suit any taste and budget | Courtesy of Comfort Inn Near Grand Canyon / Expedia
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27 July 2021

If Arizona is the most Old West of the US states, then Williams is its gateway to the Grand Canyon’s South Rim, and the state’s other impressive national parks. The wilderness and vistas gathered round this red rock river valley and geological centerpiece are epic – so saddle up, and settle in to any of these hinterland hideaways and ranch-style retreats along historic Route 66. Here’s our pick of the best places to stay on your Grand Canyon adventure – bookable with Culture Trip.

Grand Canyon Railway and Hotel

Luxury
4.4/5 (1463 Reviews)
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Price Drop
Now from $139 per night

I mean, just look at this place. If the romanticism of the Old West has always enchanted you, then look no further. It’s the best of both worlds: old American charm, but with Netflix, wifi, and fewer guns at high noon. The spruced-up Grand Canyon Railway and Hotel has 298 rooms, which makes rounding one up a breeze, even in peak season. It’s also right next door to the train depot (from where you can take themed railway trips) and a block away from downtown Williams and historic road trip-ready Route 66.

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The Grand Canyon Hotel

Hotel
4.2/5 (896 Reviews)
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Price Drop
Now from $88 per night
This place is all about history, so you can grab your own little piece of Americana when you stay here. It opened its doors way back in 1891, making it the oldest hotel in Arizona – and it still bears saloon-style frontage with a neon-lit sign. The vibe is family-run and folksy, with patterned quilts and dark-wood furniture – plus a bar downstairs and board games on tap. It’s centrally located, just two blocks from the train station that will deliver you to the mouth of the Grand Canyon, on the world’s coolest highway, Route 66.
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La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham

Chain Hotel
4.6/5 (1190 Reviews)
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Price Drop
Now from $94 per night
This Wild West outpost from the ever-reliable La Quinta brand by Wyndham provides the ideal springboard for your Arizona adventures. It’s in the perfect position to explore the Coconino National Forest, and also gives you easy access to the Grand Canyon National Park where you’ll find incomparable scenery, and plenty of great outdoors to explore. On your return, hop into the welcoming pool and hot tub, sheltered from the Arizona sun.
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Comfort Inn Near Grand Canyon

Chain Hotel
4.3/5 (938 Reviews)
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Price Drop
Now from $77 per night
This well-known hotel brand places you within walking distance of the Williams Train Station and Grand Canyon Railway, which takes you directly to the national park and close to other highlights including the Grand Canyon Deer Farm, Bearizona Wildlife Park, and Slide Rock State Park. That’s a lot of Grand Canyon for your buck. In winter, you’ll be close to the Elk Ridge Ski Area and Oak Hill Snow Play Area, too, for cold-weather fun and games.
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Sheridan House Inn

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This adults-only tranquil spot means lots of peace and quiet for you, and anyone you might be traveling with. Surrounded by pine forest, at an altitude of 7,000ft (2,133m) in the mountains of northern Arizona, this inn offers log-cabin comfort within its wood-clad walls. You’ll never be short of things to do, with the Grand Canyon and the red rock formations surrounding Sedona both about an hour away by car – plus excursions to ski, golf, taste local wines, tour iconic slot canyons, or hike in the mountains too.

Quality Inn Near Grand Canyon

Hotel
4.2/5 (964 Reviews)
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Price Drop
Now from $78 per night
Quality Inn Near Grand Canyon has all the essentials accounted for, and is within striking distance of Bearizona Wildlife Park and Kaibab Lake. You can take an epic train ride from Williams to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon – or stay close to Route 66 and its nearby shops displaying highway memorabilia. The rates here are reasonable and the parking is free – so enjoy the outdoor pool, hot tub, and sun deck before hitting the road.
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  • Ramada by Wyndham Williams/Grand Canyon Area

    Hotel
    3.9/5 (1038 Reviews)
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    Price Drop
    Now from $75 per night
    This fuss-free, comfortable base is just moments away from the horse-drawn carriages, cowboy reenactments, unique shops, and restaurants of Route 66. The Grand Canyon itself is a scenic zip along the rail-route from Williams, or you can take a quick drive to the Bearizona Wildlife Park and the Grand Canyon Deer Farm. Back at the homestead, you have a pool, hot tub, gym, and free breakfast at your disposal.
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    Canyon Motel and RV Park

    Motel, Camping
    4.5/5 (196 Reviews)
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    Price Drop
    Now from $88 per night
    This really is a proper slice of golden-era America. With a choice of Route 66 motel, Caboose and Railway Car suites, camping, or a Nomad RV home, you’ll be surrounded by the mountains of northern Arizona, with excellent views to boot. The park is surrounded by 13 acres (5ha) of ponderosa pine forest, and boasts a heated garden patio for sinking beers come evening, plus the Kaibab National Forest is at its back door.
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    Best Western Plus Inn of Williams

    Chain Hotel
    4.5/5 (952 Reviews)
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    Price Drop
    Now from $97 per night
    You’ll find this ever-reliable brand hotel at the base of Bill Williams Mountain, where the surrounding town got its name. One of its prime perks is that it offers an on-the-house breakfast with all-American pancake station, no less. Fuel up for a day of hiking – or hit up the outdoor pool, hot tub, and gym if you need to work off the pancakes another way.
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    Days Inn by Wyndham Williams

    Budget Hotel
    4.2/5 (1248 Reviews)
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    Price Drop
    Now from $79 per night
    Road trippers, you’ve found your base. The Days Inn is moments away from Route 66, so perfect if you’re driving the long-distance Mother Road, which loops from Chicago, Illinois, all the way to Santa Monica, California. The hotel itself offers a generous free breakfast, pool and spa, and an onsite convenience store to stock up on hiking snacks, whether you’re hitting the road on two feet or four wheels.
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    These recommendations were updated on July 27, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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