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El Rancho Motel

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Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Hotel that's charging too much because it happens to be near the Grand Canyon. Rooms were basic, no frills, noisy refrigerator and rust was everywhere. The place needs an extensive remodel and a new coat of paint.

1Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Motel in need of renovation. Rooms are clean but run down, badly soundproofed (you can hear people talking in other rooms). Old blankets and carpet. Staff was friendly and helpful. Good location (1 hour drive) for a day trip to the grand canyon. Prices are rather high. We stayed for two nights. It was an average experience.

Thank vansonian
Halifax, Massachusetts
Reviewed 19 October 2016

This hotel was a pleasant surprise. Didn't know what to expect when my BFF booked it for a one night stay, but the reviews I had read were accurate. A good, quiet night's sleep on a comfortable bed in an exceptionally clean room. This was a very basically furnished room, with a small refrigerator, coffee maker and microwave. However, there...

Thank Aldine M
Reviewed 1 October 2016

I stayed five days at El Rancho and enjoyed everyday the rooms are clean and staff were wonderful . Very clean bathroom and shower comfortable beds and quite motel .the price was great I recommend this place .make sure to make reservations the place is booked solid every night .yes the sign needs to be pained so don't judge the...

Thank Deborah B
Mississauga, Canada
Reviewed 28 September 2016

My family and I spent two nights at El Rancho in August while visiting the South Rim. The motel was one of the cleanest I have ever stayed in, cleaner than some high-end hotels. All the amenities were working fine and the room was equipped with everything you may need for a comfortable night. If I could offer a suggestion...

1Thank magda2016
Boynton Beach, Florida
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

clean, comfortable and worked out ok for us for 2 nights. Don't expect fluffy towels, plenty of great coffee and fancy soaps. If you want a frugal, no frills; bed, shower,refrig, microwave and little coffee maker kind of place it is here. It is an old time motel. There are lots of expensive motels around Grand Canyon, but this was...

Thank grandmacurly
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised when we arrived. The daughter in law of the owner checked us in. She was helpful and kind...down to earth. The motel was clean but it is just the basics. We paid such a good rate, I wasn't expecting much and it exceeded my expectations. We were spending two days at the Grand Canyon and we...

1Thank Jerseymomof4
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This motel will remind you of a 1960's motel, which is what it is. It is well kept, clean friendly and offers recommendation on where to eat, sight see. It felt very comfortable and very convenient to the rest of the town of Williams. This the way motels use to be like before big corporations got involved.

Thank a1rtimus
Waynesville, North Carolina
Reviewed 26 July 2016

With a little upgrading, this place would be super sweet. Friendly staff and very clean and quiet rooms for a fair and not overblown price. On the nice quiet part of town, but within walking distance to everything.

Thank Leslie M
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

The room we stayed in had broken air conditioning, the temperature outside was better than inside. Apart from that the stay was okay. The motel is located at a good site, easy to get to the road for the grand canyon.

Thank Juan G

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to the El Rancho Motel of Williams, Arizona, located in historic downtown Williams, gateway to the Grand Canyon and old Route 66. Home of the Grand Canyon Railway - The perfect destination for travelers looking for relaxation and comfort, or travelers looking for adventure. Whatever you are looking for, the El Rancho Motel of Williams is the perfect motel choice for your visit to the Grand Canyon. Just steps away from some of Williams finest attractions - The motel is walking distance to fabulous restaurants, shopping, museums and the famous Grand Canyon Railroad. Located with Route 66 old time traditional ambiance and lots of amenities, the El Rancho Motel of Williams, Arizona is not only the best choice in motels, it is an outstanding valve. Pool is scheduled for upcoming renovations and not available for use at this time. ... more   less 

Additional Information about El Rancho Motel

Address: 617 E Route 66, Williams, AZ 86046-2705
Region: United States > Arizona > Williams
Price Range: ₹ 5,236 - ₹ 7,240 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — El Rancho Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 25
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“We had an end unit and expected noise, but never heard any.”
AldineM, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room 118 was mine and the view was nice . Corner units are larger .”
L7562LJdeborahb, 30 Sep 2016 | Read review
“They are all good.”
a1rtimus, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“I was in a upstairs room.”
M677TGlisas, 29 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Sleep in your car rather than stay here.”
CherylW967, 24 Jun 2016 | Read review
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