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Howard Johnson Express Inn - Williams

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I was very comfortable with my room. It was clean and well stocked. It was busy but quiet. The only thing I didn’t care for was the continental breakfast. There were no options for eggs, oatmeal, or fruit. But knowing this, I willl pack my own or eat out. No biggie. I would stay here again.

The hotel seemed ok from the pictures, so I went for it. (Side note, pool is a lot smaller than it looks in the pictures.) We checked in about 7 on Friday night. Hotel clerk was very nice. We proceeded to our room. First issue, the lock to the building is taped with clear tape, so anyone can walk right in, they don't need a room key. Room was ok, not terrible, they sheets appeared dirty, but I think it may have been dark lint on the white sheets. Everything seemed okay, until the people next door to us came back to their room at 10:30pm. They were very loud and the walls are very thin. Then at 6am, the people on the other wall woke up and were super loud. Walls must be paper thin and we just happened to get between two of the loudest families in the world. So, since we were up, we decided to venture down to the breakfast. That was the worst part of the whole experience. I was used to Best Western's breakfast, so I was super disappointed. They had waffles, cereal and some little hard muffins, gross juice and coffee. That was is it. We ended up having to go get breakfast after we left the hotel. When we checked out I told the lady about the noise. She said, well you just should have dialed zero and someone would have come to tell them to be quiet. So that was her solution to that. We also complained about the breakfast and she just looked at us. But other than her, the staff, which were 2 other ladies that I dealt with were very nice.

Good room, but breakfast was a bit lacking in assortment of fruits or other things like yogurt. Waffles were good.

Where to start - upon checking in I found out they have a "surcharge" for using expedia (orbitz) as a booking mechanism - TV did not get local channels, had to scroll through 100+ infomercial channels to find anything to watch - had to keep fixing toilet to let it fill after flushing - coffee was terrible and the only hot food item was waffle (stand in line for my turn - no way!) Williams AZ is a beautiful small town to spend time in after visiting the Grand Canyon, but this place put a blemish on the visit

The hotel was clean and quiet. We only stayed one night but it was convenient for our travel plans.

The interior door leading to the adjoining room would not lock. There was blood stains on the sheets. The bed spread had a large oily stain.

Nice, staff in evening and morning could be nicer.

The location of the hotel stay was prefect for our visit to the Grand Canyon. However, we didn't rest very well because the hotel was hot and stuffy. The lobby, hallway, and room were hot and stuffy. The breakfast room was so stuffy that we opted to skip the free breakfast and drive up the stteeth to grab McDonald's.

This hotel will save you money but you get what you pay for. Rooms are tiny. Bathtub has weird spots on the floor. Carpet looked worn. Pool is absurdly tiny. Good place if you're looking just to crash after all day on Vegas strip. Next time I'll just shell out some extra dollars for another hotel.

The hotel is very clean and comfortable. It exceeded my expectations.

The room was clean and nice. Unfortunately the wi-fi was slow and our TV didn't work. The connection was horrific. It kept on stalling/pausing during every tv show. It said it might be because of weather and to call the front desk if it continued so I did. The woman that answered said she would let her manager know. But I was never contacted again and the TV never got better. Not even the next morning. Also the continental breakfast was a little disappointing. There was no fruit or yogurt. Only carbs (waffles, cereal, white bread and mini muffins). I loved that it was centrally located in town and of course close to our next day trip to the grand canyon.

It was a good location for the Grand Canyon Railway.

Wasn't there very long, hard to comment it was a good stay

This hotel was fine for the money. Not an upscale place, but the rooms were clean. Lobby smells strange, but rooms did not. Staff was friendly and very accommodating with adjoining rooms. :)

You have to cook your own breakfast, they put the pancake mixtures n waffles or pancake cooker, n let your cook your own

Great accommodations. A little expensive at $106. A night. Pool and hot tub were wonderful. Bathtub needed a mat, I used a towel so I didn't slip.

Continental breakfast poor. There was no fruit-I kept going down at different times each day to see if i missed it. The mgr. said they never have fruit. Syrup for waffles sugar free. Apple and orange juice tasted watered down. Internet Wifi must be used by neighboring apartments also as it was like my old dial up. Slow and would stop working. Mgr said to call tech support, but you know that is kinda their responsibility.

The Howard Johnsons in Williams saved our trip. Of course we wanted to stay closer to the Canyon ( who wouldn't), but everything there was either booked up or out of our budget. Plus it was too cold to camp. Ho Jos came through with a clean, recently refurbished room at a good price. There was a pool and jacuzzi, but after a day of her hiking and a couple beers we fell right asleep.

Can not beat the value for a good nights sleep but the breakfast needs upgraded.

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

511 N Grand Canyon Blvd Williams AZ

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Indoor pool

Howard Johnson Express Inn - Williams places you within a 10-minute stroll of Williams Depot and Small Town America Museum. This 54-room hotel has conveniences like free breakfast, an indoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Wild West Junction and Buckskinner Park are also close to this Williams hotel.


Dining

Free continental breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning.


Rooms

All of Howard Johnson Express Inn - Williams's 54 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Free local calls, hair dryers, and safes are other standard amenities.


Property features

At Howard Johnson Express Inn - Williams, guests have access to an indoor pool, a spa tub, and free WiFi in public areas. You can put free parking to good use if you drive. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with tours or tickets, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include coffee/tea in a common area, a computer station, and express check-out.

Room options

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible, Non Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Howard Johnson Express Inn - Williams

Everyone (13) Business (1) Couples (11) Family (32) Friends (2)
5

3 night stay while we saw the grand canyon

Everyone

I was very comfortable with my room. It was clean and well stocked. It was busy but quiet. The only thing I didn’t care for was the continental breakfast. There were no options for eggs, oatmeal, or fruit. But knowing this, I willl pack my own or eat out. No biggie. I would stay here again.

By , from San Bernardino on Nov 15, 2017

2

not impressed

Everyone

The hotel seemed ok from the pictures, so I went for it. (Side note, pool is a lot smaller than it looks in the pictures.) We checked in about 7 on Friday night. Hotel clerk was very nice. We proceeded to our room. First issue, the lock to the building is taped with clear tape, so anyone can walk right in, they don't need a room key. Room was ok, not terrible, they sheets appeared dirty, but I think it may have been dark lint on the white sheets. Everything seemed okay, until the people next door to us came back to their room at 10:30pm. They were very loud and the walls are very thin. Then at 6am, the people on the other wall woke up and were super loud. Walls must be paper thin and we just happened to get between two of the loudest families in the world. So, since we were up, we decided to venture down to the breakfast. That was the worst part of the whole experience. I was used to Best Western's breakfast, so I was super disappointed. They had waffles, cereal and some little hard muffins, gross juice and coffee. That was is it. We ended up having to go get breakfast after we left the hotel. When we checked out I told the lady about the noise. She said, well you just should have dialed zero and someone would have come to tell them to be quiet. So that was her solution to that. We also complained about the breakfast and she just looked at us. But other than her, the staff, which were 2 other ladies that I dealt with were very nice.

By , from Mesa, AZ on Nov 13, 2017

3

good location, close to downtown

Everyone

Good room, but breakfast was a bit lacking in assortment of fruits or other things like yogurt. Waffles were good.

By on Oct 14, 2017

1

better places to stay

Everyone

Where to start - upon checking in I found out they have a "surcharge" for using expedia (orbitz) as a booking mechanism - TV did not get local channels, had to scroll through 100+ infomercial channels to find anything to watch - had to keep fixing toilet to let it fill after flushing - coffee was terrible and the only hot food item was waffle (stand in line for my turn - no way!) Williams AZ is a beautiful small town to spend time in after visiting the Grand Canyon, but this place put a blemish on the visit

By , from illinois on Oct 11, 2017

4

good hotel for a good value

Everyone

The hotel was clean and quiet. We only stayed one night but it was convenient for our travel plans.

By on Apr 30, 2017

2

this place needs rehab

Everyone

The interior door leading to the adjoining room would not lock. There was blood stains on the sheets. The bed spread had a large oily stain.

By , from Needles, Ca on Feb 28, 2017

4

ok

Everyone

Nice, staff in evening and morning could be nicer.

By on Sep 15, 2016

4

perfect location...too hot

Everyone

The location of the hotel stay was prefect for our visit to the Grand Canyon. However, we didn't rest very well because the hotel was hot and stuffy. The lobby, hallway, and room were hot and stuffy. The breakfast room was so stuffy that we opted to skip the free breakfast and drive up the stteeth to grab McDonald's.

By , from South Carolina on Jul 4, 2016

3

saves money

Everyone

This hotel will save you money but you get what you pay for. Rooms are tiny. Bathtub has weird spots on the floor. Carpet looked worn. Pool is absurdly tiny. Good place if you're looking just to crash after all day on Vegas strip. Next time I'll just shell out some extra dollars for another hotel.

By on Jun 11, 2016

5

very nice hotel

Everyone

The hotel is very clean and comfortable. It exceeded my expectations.

By , from Atlanta on May 23, 2016