$66 Avg/night
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Howard Johnson Express Inn - Williams

2 stars
View map of 511 Grand Canyon Blvd, Williams, AZ 86046

Hotel Overview

Ratings and reviews for Howard Johnson Express Inn - Williams

Overall score

3.2 / 5
5.01.0
48 out of 48
Amenities:
3.1
Cleanliness:
3.8
Hotel staff:
3.8
Comfort:
3.6
Location:
4
Value:
3.5

71% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn - Williams

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Tucson, AZ
Sep 29, 2010

great location and good price

Spacious, clean rooms Great location

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn - Williams

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Phoenix AZ
Aug 24, 2010

Williams 8/16/10

Disappointed. pool not clean enough to swim. Rooms adequate but not great!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn - Williams

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Oregon
Aug 19, 2010

Decent motel

Pros: 1) About 60 miles from Grand Canyon - not too close but is not too bad if you don't want to spend a lot and stay at Tusayan or inside GC. 2) Good service - they are quite friendly 3) Free breakfast and free wifi Cons: 1) Bathroom wasn't quite spotless. A bit stained but not too bad. 2) Sometimes I could hear people walking / jumping on the floor above.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn - Williams

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Canyon Explorer
Business
New York, NY
Jul 23, 2010

The good and bad

On arrival, we asked for a 'good' room knowing from earlier reviews of in-room appliance failures. The manageress assured us that all rooms were good. However, the experience turned out to be the opposite; the A/C unit malfunctioned, coffee machine was broken and the refrigerator did not cool properly. On complaining the following day we were given another room where everything worked fine. Apart from a hot first night, we wasted time moving rooms. Also, breakfast finished before 10am, which we thought was too early (we were turned away at 9:50am on the second day). Breakfast on the first day was very basic, no eggs were served. Rooms were reasonably clean and quiet. Pool was disappointingly small and did not look very clean. Ice machine available on site was good. Parking was plentiful and safe. Good location for trip to the Grand Canyon and Williams is a nice town, with plenty of food options. Would recommend the hotel if you are looking for basic accommodation at an affordable price but be sure to check that everything works.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Fast food outlets like Pizza Hut, McDonalds, KFC and Taco Bell located within walking distance. Short drive past the railway station to local eateries. Gas was cheaper at Circle-K than other gas stations.

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Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn - Williams

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
eliora
Business
Colorado
Jul 21, 2010

Met requirements but plenty Good

Our destination was the Grand Canyon, but the car trip there was a bit long. At least the staff tried to place us very near our other family's room. Then we were told to use the breakfast facility even though the website said to not expect that ... that's good service. I do wish that smoking rooms were not so intermingled with nonsmoking rooms as they are in this and many other hotels.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

at the Grand Canyon, the in-park shuttle service is a good idea for the first-time visitor. Take the blue shuttle route until it connects with the red shuttle route -- the blue route mostly connects shopping areas and the red connects real sight-seeing

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Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn - Williams

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Hesperia, CA
Jul 17, 2010

Good Stay

We booked at this HoJo for the price, included breakfast, and the pool. It was well worth the price and location! The breakfast area in the lobby was dreadfully hot, stuffy, and small. However, the homemade waffles were pretty darn good. The front desk was more than accommodating with pool towels and additional shower towels. However, the indoor pool area was very stuffy. The room was clean, and the window cooler (a/c) worked wonderfully!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

This Howard Johnson was within a short walking distance to the Grand Canyon Railway. And when we returned to the depot it was just another short walk to dinner and back to the HoJo.

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Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn - Williams

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Jonestown, PA
May 26, 2010

Family getawaY

IT WAS FINE

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Paco McGuillicuty's

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Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn - Williams

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Corona, Ca.
May 13, 2010

Nice Clean affordable

Nice staff, clean, affordable, and convenient.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn - Williams

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
TravelerFromMichigan
Business
Detroit, MI
Apr 14, 2010

Good value for money in GrandCanyon trip

Very helpful front desk Mr. PJ. Clean rooms. Nice location near route 66 and I64 to grand canyon. Small breakfast area with limited early morning hours. No elevators so have to drag luggage to 2nd floor thru stairs. On asking had no 1st floor rooms but people coming after us were given 1st floor rooms! Very small but clean swimming pool. Good size jacuzzi. Water was luke warm only. Room toilet plugged up and we were provided with a broken plunger to open it ourself by a female 1st. It was later taken care by Mr. PJ. Still overall it is a nice hotel with reasonable price, cleaniness and easy access to highways. Will recommend this hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

next door mexican restuarant had good food at reasonable price....named mexitel i think.

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Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn - Williams

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
road trip four
Business
Salem, OR
Apr 5, 2010

Below Average

The staff was helpful, however; the room and bathroom were small and not very comfortable. The water in the pool and jacuzzi was a bit cloudy. Both my husband and daughter developed a rash the following day after swimming in the water.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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