Howard Johnson Express Inn - Williams  3 stars

511 Grand Canyon Blvd, Williams, United States, 86046  show mapSave
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The hotel Howard Johnson Express Inn - Williams provides good lodging in Williams. Built in 1993, the family-friendly hotel was renovated in 2010.

Many Williams sights, including Bill Williams Monument Park, Bill Williams Mountain and Elk Ridge Ski & Outdoor Rec are 20 minutes away from the hotel. Williams Depot, Pete's Rt 66 Gas Station Museum and Thunder Eagle Native Art in Williams are located nearby.

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

50km to the Pulliam Field airport.


The hotel offers 55 rooms. All of them feature satellite TV, individual climate control, coffee/tea making facilities, a laptop-size safe and Wi-Fi. They come with a fridge and coffee/tea makers as well as bathrooms with 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 will appreciate free parking, a safe deposit box and a cash machine as well as find computers, a photocopier and a business center useful for work.


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


Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

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) - 1100 ft
Ski areas Elk Ridge Ski & Outdoor Rec - 3.0 mi
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  • Free parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Elevator
  • ATM/cash machine
  • Bus parking
  • Express check-out
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Vending Machines
  • Trouser Press
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Shops/commercial Services
  • Laundry
Dining facilities
  • Continental breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting room
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Golf
  • Hot tub
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Hair dryer
  • Grab bars in bathroom
Kitchen facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Direct dial telephone



from  2 pm


until  11 am

Children and extra beds
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets are not allowed.

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    What's nearby

    Popular areas
    • City Center
      1700 ft
    • H A Clark Memorial Field
      2000 ft
    • Small Town America
      1700 ft
    • Planes of Fame
      2000 ft
    • Williams Recreation
      1400 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
      1000 ft
      Williams, AZ
    • Thunder Eagle Native Art
      1600 ft
      221 W Route 66, Williams
    • Pete's Rt 66 Gas Station Museum
      1600 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

      1100 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

    • Pancho Mcgillicuddy's

      64% likes this, based on 269 reviews
      Cuisine: American, Mexican
      Price Range: USD 10 - USD 22

      1400 ft
      141 West Railroad Ave.

      Phone: 928-635-4150

    • McDonald's

      1200 ft
      805 N Grand Canyon Blvd

      Phone: 928-635-9100

    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

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    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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