$90 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jul 20, 2014 Check-out: Jul 23, 2014

Howard Johnson Express Inn - Williams

2 stars
511 Grand Canyon Blvd, Williams, AZ 86046
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.2
out of 5
70 reviews
Just perfect

It was a good place with nice restaurants near by. Approximately 1 hr drive from south rim. We... See full review

  • SatVas
  • Jul 7, 2014
Comfy and good value

Lobby had a pool and hot tub. Free breakfast in the morning with waffles, oj, cereal, muffins,... See full review

  • CKL LAnny
  • Aug 22, 2013
Take the family on an exciting trip to this Howard Johnson Express Inn - Williams off Interstate 40 and just steps from Grand Canyon Railway with direct service to the canyon. Explore the historic buildings and landmarks along old Route 66, or find adventure at Bearizona drive-through wildlife park. Find many restaurants and eateries near this lodging. Start your morning energized with a complimentary Rise and Dine expanded continental breakfast with waffles. Plan your fun-filled day with the complimentary wireless Internet access, and the 24-hour front desk is always available to provide assistance. At the end of the day, relax in the indoor pool and hot tub. Refresh in your comfortable guest room with refrigerator and coffee-maker. Smoke-free and handicapped-accessible rooms are also available. There is no charge for children 17 and under with an adult.

Hotel Map

35.2538 -112.1901
Area description
Business district

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Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Heated pool
General
Air conditioned
Free local telephone calls
Ice machine
Activities
Heated pool
Jacuzzi
Dining
Coffee maker in room
Vending machines
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Express check in
Express checkout
ATM/Cash machine
Security
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
FAX
Copy service
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Outdoor parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Accessible parking
Room
Safe
AM/FM alarm clock
Ironing board

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
02:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (70)

Ratings and reviews for Howard Johnson Express Inn - Williams

Overall score

3.2 / 5
5.01.0
70 out of 70
Amenities:
3.2
Room cleanliness:
3.8
Hotel staff:
3.8
Room comfort:
3.6
Location:
4
Value:
3.5

73% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn - Williams

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
SatVas
walnut creek
Jul 7, 2014

Just perfect

It was a good place with nice restaurants near by. Approximately 1 hr drive from south rim. We liked it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn - Williams

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
dmap
charlotte, nc
Jun 10, 2014

OK for the money

Not a bad place to stay, you can hear your neighbors like they're in the same room with you though. Very small bathroom with signs of mold. Other than that - a decent value

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn - Williams

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
J. Bavishi
Gilbert arizona
Oct 12, 2013

not worth of money

Not very pleasant stay, Mgr was not very co operative on answering the questions. asked for the receipt of the stay, told me that I have to get it from where Booked the hotel, I will never stay there again nor recommend to others

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
1
Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn - Williams

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
CKL LAnny
Seattle, WA
Aug 22, 2013

Comfy and good value

Lobby had a pool and hot tub. Free breakfast in the morning with waffles, oj, cereal, muffins, coffee, etc. Room's were nice and clean and the tv had plenty of channels. Just a short walk away from "downtown" Williams where there are tons of restaurants, bars, and gift shops. Hour drive north to the Grand Canyon south rim, quick and convenient.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn - Williams

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
bacarue
Modesto, Ca
May 7, 2013

Travel stop

Nice clean room. Noisy room AC fan. Breakfast left alot to be desired. Friendly male manager.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn - Williams

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Pacha 666
Bangkok
Nov 8, 2012

ok

We booked 2 rooms but by the time we got there (around 8 pm), there was not enough room on the same building. The room was ok (met all minimum requirements) and worth its price. Wi-Fi was good.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn - Williams

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
travellight with freiens
Los Angeles, California
Sep 26, 2012

Family getaway

Location is nice. You can take a train from Williams to a Grand Canyon. Everything else closer to Grand Canyon is a lot more expensive. Staff is very nice and helpful. Rooms are ok. Bathroom was too small. They offer average breakfast. If you go to a Grand Canyon for more than 1 night, It’s probably better to pay more and stay near the Canyon.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

We ate at Pine Country restorant located on 107 N. Grand Canyon Blvd. Williams. The food is great there.

Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn - Williams

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
glowright2004
Phoenix area
Sep 18, 2012

Not a Good Place to Stay

We were not very satisfied with this hotel. There was no TV reception except for lots of snow on the screen. There was mold under the top ledger of the bath tub. There was also lots of noise, apparently, very little insulation between rooms. We would not reccomend this hotel to anyone in the future. The best we could say about the hotel was that it was just a block down from the Grand Canyon Railroad.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

All of the restaurants were very pricey and we experienced mediocre quality of food.

Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn - Williams

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
oatzmon
Israel
Aug 11, 2012

Great hotel for the money

This is a cheap hotel, but it gives great value. The room is big clean has free internet small breakfast. The stuff is helpful and friendly.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn - Williams

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
HoJo's Hater
Upper California
Aug 8, 2012

Not on your life !

We chose Ho-Jo's due to the fact my husband didn't know any better. I usually do all the booking. After a long, long drive I could not have been more disappointed. First, it was filled with over a hundred noisy foreign students that kept us up all night. The "manager" was rude when asked about why our safe didn't work. Told us it was broken, yet after she left a nice employee re-keyed it for us. The bathroom was filthy with mold growing everywhere on the upper walls. There were never enough cheap towels and if you called for more. They had to open a new pack, and you had to run get them when you needed them, usually right before a shower was needed. General housekeeping of the motel was very poor. The secure key lock doors at the end of the halls didn't lock. It's not it in the best section of town. The so called "breakfast" in the morning was a mess. Didn't compare to anything had we had at other, somewhat higher priced hotels. Besides the fact the dining area was dirty. There were minimal employees. One poor boy wore the same spaghetti stained shirt for 3 days straight. We spoke with him about other things, he tried very hard but management wouldn't let him do his job. More than once I heard him getting reprimanded in front of customers. She chewed him out over and over. The final straw was when I took my kids down to use the pool and spa. The pool water you could not see through. There was a nice size bloody bandage sitting on the front step of the pool. The spa was even worse. There isn't a shower to wash off even IF you wanted to get in. This would be the last place I would stay in this town. There are many other places to stay. DO NOT choose this motel. This place needs a undercover visit by the corporation. When we spoke to management /franchise owner a the motel we where ignored. So we went to upper management who promised us it would be looked into. Many years ago I stayed within the HoJo's chain for work meetings back east. At that time I had no choice. They were one step above sleeping under the over pass. Now I live on the west coast and this is my first time out here. Nothing is any better on this coast. Next time my husband will listen : )

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Of course we were there to see the Grand Canyon. There is a great train ride available. Williams itself is a great little town. Lots of shops open late with RT66 things available as well. If in need of a clinic while there (no hospital) there is a wonderful one downtown. Along with one pharmacy in Safeway. The town is great, the motel----is not.

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