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Williams, AZ

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Williams featuring street scenes

Drive on the historic Route 66 and visit many national monuments when staying in this small city in Coconino County, Arizona.

Williams is an old city at the base of Bill Williams Mountain. The city lies on the famous Route 66, one of the earliest U.S. highways. Enjoy breakfast in a Route 66 corner café or drive to many national monuments, including the Grand Canyon, a famous natural wonder and UNESCO heritage site.

Visit a classic American diner or stay in a quirky hotel on the Williams stretch of Route 66. Enjoy great shopping, with many retailers selling handmade leather goods, home décor items and souvenirs. This stretch also contains restaurants serving flame-seared steaks and other classic American fare.

The Grand Canyon Railway operates between Williams and the South Rim. The railway is an excellent way to view the Grand Canyon and its surrounding forested landscape. On the 130 mile (209-kilometer) round trip look for mountain lions, elk, squirrels and deer from the comfort of a restored passenger car.

Bearizona, a drive-through wildlife park, is another popular Williams attraction. See black bears, buffalo, mountain goats and arctic wolves from the comfort of your own car or one of the park’s courtesy cars. The wildlife park features a walk-through section with a petting zoo and educational displays. Find the park in Kaibab National Forest, a beautiful wooded area with canyons and hiking trails.

Grand Canyon National Park’s South Rim is about 60 miles (100 kilometers) north of Williams. The South Rim is open year-round and features extraordinary views of the canyon and the Colorado River. Hike the Bright Angel Trail, a long-distance route running toward the Colorado River from Grand Canyon Village. The village contains cabins and other accommodations, but be sure to book well in advance.

Stop at the Williams Visitor Center for tourist information and maps. The small city is about 34 miles (55 kilometers) from Flagstaff, Arizona.

With its proximity to the Grand Canyon and other nearby attractions, Williams is an excellent place to stay when exploring northern Arizona.

Grand Canyon Inn and Motel - South Rim Entrance
Grand Canyon Inn and Motel - South Rim Entrance
2.5 out of 5
257 S. State Route 64, GRAND CANYON JUNCTION, Williams, AZ
The price is $89 per night from Jul 31 to Jul 31
Situated in a national park, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Planes of Fame Air Museum.
4.1/5Very Good! (946 reviews)
"The lady at front desk was ver abrupt and not friendly at all. Said she couldn’t give me any bill. Needed paid bill to turn in for reimbursement."

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2021

Grand Canyon Inn and Motel - South Rim Entrance
Grand Canyon Railway Hotel
Grand Canyon Railway Hotel
3.5 out of 5
235 N. Grand Canyon Blvd., Williams, AZ
The price is $171 per night from Aug 11 to Aug 11
Situated in the historical district, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Thunder Eagle Native Art and Wild West Junction. Buckskinner Park and Kaibab National ...
4.4/5Excellent! (1,534 reviews)
"The accommodations were entirely satisfactory and the staff were generally pleasant and efficient. Response to requests for toiletries or other needed items was inconsistent, often requiring follow up. The pool was advertised, and that advertisement was affirmed as we checked in, as heated. But in ..."

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2021

Grand Canyon Railway Hotel
Days Inn by Wyndham Williams
Days Inn by Wyndham Williams
2 out of 5
2488 W Route 66, Williams, AZ
The price is $97 per night from Aug 8 to Aug 8
Situated in a national park, this motel is in the same region as Arizona Snowbowl and Oak Creek Canyon. Williams Depot is 28 minutes by foot.
4.2/5Very Good! (1,279 reviews)
"Amazing Setting in forrest."

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2021

Days Inn by Wyndham Williams
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Sonesta ES Suites Flagstaff
Sonesta ES Suites Flagstaff
3 out of 5
1400 North Country Club Drive, Flagstaff, AZ
The price is $199 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 1
Situated in Flagstaff, this golf aparthotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Flagstaff Mall and The Marketplace, Bushmaster Park, and Sacred Peaks Health Center. Buffalo ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (2,375 reviews)
"O ways impressed with how clean it was and how close was to the best restaurant in history"

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2021

Sonesta ES Suites Flagstaff
Junipine Resort
Junipine Resort
3.5 out of 5
8351 N Highway 89A, Sedona, AZ
The price is $300 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 1
Situated on a river, this romantic aparthotel is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Slide Rock State Park and within 12 mi (20 km) of Oak Creek Canyon and Coffee Pot.
4.6/5Exceptional! (1,332 reviews)
"Great little place in the big tree s above Sedona. Unit we stayed in was a great size, clean, and cute. The property is a huge plus if you like being in nature. Large trees all over and creek that runs our back. Only one restaurant on site, which was just ok. Overall it was a good experience and ..."

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2021

Junipine Resort
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