Howard Johnson Express Inn - Williams  2 stars

511 Grand Canyon Blvd, Williams, United States, 86046  show mapSave
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  • Facilities
 Paid Wi-Fi

Paid parking


24-hour reception


Express check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Indoor swimming pool

 Sports activities

Golf course

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center



Continental breakfast


Howard Johnson Express Inn - Williams is a 2-star property only 1.6km from Bill Williams Monument Park, Bill Williams Mountain and Elk Ridge Ski & Outdoor Rec. Renovated in 2010, the family-friendly hotel has welcomed guests since 1993.

It will take you 5 minutes to get to Williams Depot, Thunder Eagle Native Art and Wild West Junction. Just 10 minutes from the center of Williams.

The hotel is placed next to eateries, bars and golf courses. You can make use of an indoor heated pool and a golf course on site as well.

50km to Pulliam Field airport.


This property has 50 comfortable guestrooms including Private Double Room and Double Room that are appointed with central heating, individual climate control, satellite TV, a laptop-size safe and Wi-Fi. They come with a fridge and coffee/tea makers as well as bathrooms with a bathtub, a hairdryer and a shower.


A free breakfast is served each morning in the bright dining room. At the restaurant Mexican dishes are served. Tea can be savored in the lobby bar.


Guests can make use of ironing service, 24-hour reception and porter service as well as free parking, a safe deposit box and a cash machine.


Spa facilities at Howard Johnson Express Inn - Williams include a wellness center and a hot tub.


Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public hotel parking is possible on site.

Year renovated   2010.  Number of rooms   54.

City Center Williams - 2000 ft
Airports Pulliam Field (FLG) - 30.4 mi, Prescott (PRC) - 43.7 mi
Restaurants Grand Depot Cafe (cuisine: American) - 1000 ft, Spenser's Bar (cuisine: American) - 1200 ft
Ski areas Elk Ridge Ski & Outdoor Rec - 3.0 mi
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  • Paid Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Handicap parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Vending machines
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Luggage storage
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Laundry
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Wake up service
Dining facilities
  • Bed and breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
Meeting facilities
  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Fax/Photocopying
Children's facilities
  • Cribs/Baby cots
Leisure facilities
  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Golf course
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Jacuzzi
Room facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Connecting rooms
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Steam shower
  • Hair dryer
Kitchen facilities
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock
Room decor
  • Carpeted floor



from  2 pm


until  11 am

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 10 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets are not allowed.

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Bed type: King Size bed or Double Bed or 2 Queen Size beds


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    Bed type: King Size bed or 2 Queen Size beds

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      What's nearby

      Tourist attractions
      Popular areas
      • City Center
        1700 ft
      • H A Clark Memorial Field
        2000 ft
      • Small Town America
        1700 ft
      • Planes of Fame
        2000 ft

      Local Attractions

      • Bill Williams Monument Park
        1.0 mi
        Just west of Sixth St, Williams
      • Bearizona Wildlife Park
        2.1 mi
        1500 E. Route 66, Williams
      • Bill Williams Mountain
        3.9 mi
        County Road 73 to FDR 111, Williams

      Near the hotel

      • Williams Depot
        1100 ft
        Williams, AZ
      • Thunder Eagle Native Art
        1600 ft
        221 W Route 66, Williams
      • Pete's Rt 66 Gas Station Museum
        1700 ft
        101 E Route 66, Williams
      • Wild West Junction
        2000 ft
        321 E. Route 66, Williams
      • Buckskinner Park
        3000 ft
        Sixth St and Sheridan St, Williams

      Restaurants Nearby

      • Grand Depot Cafe

        54% likes this, based on 156 reviews
        Cuisine: American

        1000 ft
        233 N. Grand Canyon Blvd.

        Phone: 1-800-843-8724

      • Spenser's Bar

        71% likes this, based on 47 reviews
        Cuisine: American

        1200 ft
        233 North Grand Canyon Boulevard
      • Pine Country Restaurant

        67% likes this, based on 668 reviews
        Cuisine: American

        1500 ft
        107 N Grand Canyon Blvd

        Phone: 928-635-9718

      • McDonald's

        1200 ft
        805 N Grand Canyon Blvd

        Phone: 928-635-9100

      • Pancho Mcgillicuddy's

        57% likes this, based on 281 reviews
        Cuisine: American, Mexican
        Price Range: USD 8 - USD 20

        1400 ft
        141 West Railroad Ave.

        Phone: 928-635-4150

      Howard Johnson Express Inn - Williams Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Howard Johnson Express Inn - Williams

      Average guest rating

      out of 10
      Based on 87 reviews

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      • Older travelers

        I reserved a king size bed. Which we did not get. The hotel felt and looked dirty. Things were broken in the room cable selection was poor no espn no sports period. The hot water was brown For the price, I expected a lot more . I will not stay at this hotel again. The Big breakfast that the website advertises, Not true they were out of everything all three mornings, by 8.

        • Average rating
      • Family with children

        I liked the nighly rates that helped my family save time and money on our road trip!

        The customer service representative at the front desk was very short with me, and rude. I felt like I was rushed and un-valued as a customer. We were unable to take part in the free continetal breakfast as well because of the location was too small. It only sat about 10 people which is far less than the hotel occupys. We had to go and buy breakfast for my son, which we had not at all planned on. Our hotel room was not very clean either. We chose not to use the shower because of it. I have been to Howard Johnson before and had a decend stay but not this particular location, which I would not recomment to anyone.

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        It was located close to the downtown Williams shopping area.

        The hotel owner was rude on check-in, the towels were thin and dirty, the pool and spa were closed, the non-smoking floors allowed smokers which made the non-smoking room fill with smoke.

        • Average rating
      • Family with children

        The lobby was unbearably hot first thing in the morning and the continental breakfast was a joke

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        Breakfast - fresh waffles etc.

        The airconditioning was not working despite the thermostat being changed. Airconditionoing is poor. The soap etc provided are of poor quality.

        • Average rating
      • Couple

        Williams is a typical village in route 66 with restaurants, supermarkets, etc. A good and cheap place to visit the south rim of Canyon. Have indoor pool and jacuzzi.

        The personnel is not really sympathetic

        • Average rating
      • Family with children

        the spa! very nice after a long day, and the breakfast.

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        we didn't like how we could hear everything. We were kept up most of the night after driving 5 hours to get there by the customer above us, we could hear them walk across the floor and we could hear the TV all night.

        • Average rating
      • Group of friends

        It was close to the Grand Canyon Railway without paying the price of the Grand Canyon Hotel

        We didn't get the room type we booked through you, which was later adjusted on our credit card. The continental breakfast was very limited and they were out of some items. When we were having problems not getting our king size room the desk clerk wasn't very accommodating. It took calling you to get some response from him.

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        Even though the room was clean, the air conditioner didn't work properly so the room wouldn't cool enough for comfortable sleeping. The continental breakfast was less than satisfactory. There were no bread choices for toast (only white was offered) and the waffle batter was so thin the waffles came out more like crepes. The desk clerk was rude on check-in when we questioned the room price, and he had a credit card number on our reservation that wasn't the one given. We will not stay here again nor would we recommend it to others.

        • Average rating
      • Family with children

        Its location

        Dirty towels and hotel not very clean .

        • Average rating
      • Family with children

        Didn't like anything other than the location. Also I can give 6 out of 10 for cleanliness of the room ---Gerald Silva----

        Totally dissatisfy with the quality of the hotel at Wiiliams. My first Howard Jonson hotel experience was at Toronto Canada in 2005 and was a nice hotel. Because of that experience I choose this hotel and totally unhappy with everything. Hotel employee at the reception didn't had a greeting or smile on her face and talked like a robot. We skiped the breakfast even its free because of the quality of dining area. I beleive this is a franchise branch and this is how your comapny reputaion goes down. I will never book Howard Johnson Hotels [ Specially hj at Williams] or recommend to any of my family members. ----Gerald Silva----

        • Average rating
      • Group of friends

        Great localization, just hour drive from Grand Canyon

        • Average rating
      • Family with children

        Price and situation

        The cleaness of the common parts , the outdoors of the building not close at night Housekeepinking slashing doors in the morning the breakfast room tiny and poor

        • Average rating
      • Single

        We liked the town of Williams az, walking along Route 66 in the town that evening and seeing the Retro-Americana was great. Easy one hour drive to the Grand Canyon.

        Hotel poorly maintained. Water was yellow and undrinkable due to high manganese content. Kids did not want to enter swimming pool due to the yellow water. Wireless internet did not work.due to the yellow water.

        • Average rating
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