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Reviewed 13 November 2015

Stayed here one night on the way to Grand Canyon. Attractive but basic hotel, nice location in downtown Williams. Room was lean. Sat at the bar for dinner and got snapped at by the bartender. She was trying to fix the CO2 system, right in front of us, and ignored us for about five minutes until she saw me trying...

Thank kilndry
XanterraCorporate, Director of Sales at Grand Canyon Railway Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments on your stay at the GC Railway Hotel. The rooms were built in three phases, so we have three different room types, 10 suites, and the Rail Baron Suite. We will close the value rooms this winter and upgrade them to our new Deluxe rooms. I am sorry you encountered a poor response from one...

Lexington, Kentucky
Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

My mother, sister and I planned a trip to Arizona and wanted to go to the Grand Canyon. We were able to schedule an overnight package at the hotel along with dinner, the train to the Grand Canyon and breakfast. The meals were buffet right in the building next to the hotel. If you were registered with a package, you...

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XanterraCorporate, Director of Sales at Grand Canyon Railway Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments on your package stay with the Grand Canyon Railway and Hotel. I am glad you had such a memorable experience. We strive to provide the best possible guest service, and I is gratifying to hear when we accomplish our goals. Thank you for sharing your experience,.

Reviewed 7 November 2015

We stayed three nights as part of a combination of group activity and personal vacation. Very pleased with the hotel room and services. "Standard" Room very comfortable, larger than average "mini" fridg; etc. We bought the buffet breakfast but not dinners - great choice for mornings. Lots of local restaurants for your evening or lunch choices. Two things to mention:...

1Thank susanmassachusetts
Reviewed 5 November 2015

The 3 of us stayed here tues-thurs. We had a package deal of 2 nights in the hotel, 3 train tickets, 3 tickets for bus tour at canyon, and 4 meals each at the buffet restaurant. The hotel was very nice and was clean. The hotel had a nice pool and a hot tub perfect to relax in. Beds were...

1Thank Clc2012
Leonville, Louisiana
Reviewed 4 November 2015

We stayed here bc of the package deal and so glad we did! We loved everything about it! I felt we were at a very high class hotel for a very reasonable price! Seeing one of the reviews about someone being "Disappointed" I am shocked! I just don't understand how or why!! From the moment we walked in until the...

1Thank dpamdc
XanterraCorporate, Director of Sales at Grand Canyon Railway Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your thorough review of your stay at the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel. We strive to attain the highest standards of customer service, and it is gratifying to hear when we achieve our goals. Thank you for sharing your experience.

Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 2 November 2015

Parking lot was packed, pliantly parking in back. Thought this was going to be over crowded and noisy. Walked in, checked right in, Fast, Friendly. Lacking in service???? NOT! Got everything I asked for, clean towels. Just recently updated. Clean, warm, friendly. Great A/c and heater. Good food. Clean ECO friendly. Comfy beds. Did a mini vacation. Stayed 2 nights,...

1Thank DavidC17
Reviewed 1 November 2015 via mobile

This hotel is all show and no go. Rooms are tired and dim. We stayed here as part of a package deal with the railroad. It's certainly convenient in that respect but little else. Free Wi-Fi is a six step process. TV is crap with few channel choices. The hotel tries to be Opryland, but it's a cheap imitation. The...

1Thank Jim G
XanterraCorporate, Director of Sales at Grand Canyon Railway Hotel, responded to this review

I am sorry that you did not enjoy your stay at our Grand Canyon Railway Hotel. We have invested heavily in the quality of the rooms and food since purchasing the property and Railway in 2007. This investment will continue with the renovation of over 100 value rooms this winter. I am sorry to hear about the breakfast, we normally...

Haleiwa, Hawaii
Reviewed 30 October 2015

The Grand Canyon Railway Hotel was a nice hotel and a great place to stay if your taking the train to the Grand Canyon. The rooms were large and clean and you had free wifi. Package will include Breakfast and Dinner. Located in the town of Williams and great to walk around historic route 66.

1Thank Terry M
XanterraCorporate, Director of Sales at Grand Canyon Railway Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive comments on your stay at our Grand canyon Railway Hotel. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and the dining, and especially pleased that you called out our environmental efforts, and that you appreciated them. Thank you for sharing your comments.

Elizabethtown, Kentucky
Reviewed 28 October 2015

The hotel was nice and conveniently located to the Depot for train departures. It was very pricey for the room so I would recommend finding a more reasonable hotel and driving to the train. My three stars comes from the fact that a fire alarm went off after most people were in bed and the staff was not helpful. Everyone...

1Thank KntckyGrl
XanterraCorporate, Director of Sales at Grand Canyon Railway Hotel, responded to this review

I apologize for our poor handling of the fire alarm incident. We did receive many comments, and we are working to improve in this area for future events. I am sorry that it had a negative impact on your stay.

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 October 2015

We stayed here en route to the Grand Canyon, and despite arriving at 1 o'clock in the morning as the train was 3 hours late, we received a very warm, efficient welcome. The hotel is very big and it was a long walk to our room, but it was worth the trek, large and comfortable. The downside to the hotel...

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  • Pool
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Experience the luxury of a bygone era at Grand Canyon Railway Hotel. Designed to resemble the century-old train depot that housed the original Fray Marcos Hotel, our hotel is a relaxing retreat in a picturesque Western setting. The 298-room hotel is just a block away from downtown Williams and historic Route 66. Combined with a variety of amenities such as complimentary wi-fi, an indoor pool and hot tub, delicious dining options at Grand Depot Cafe and Spenser's Pub, The Grand Canyon Railway Hotel is the perfect place to stay before embarking on your grandest of journeys! ... more   less 

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Address: 233 N Grand Canyon Blvd, Williams, AZ 86046-2563
Region: United States > Arizona > Williams
Price Range: RM540 - RM1,138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Grand Canyon Railway Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 298
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Also Known As:
Grand Canyon Railway Williams
Fray Marcos Hotel
Hotel Grand Canyon Railway
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#4 Business Hotel in Williams
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“dont eat the buffet here”
 of 5 bubbles kdada, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Next time, I'd be SURE to reserve an upper room floor. Ugh. Bottom floor, never. again.”
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“Bring your bathing suit. Prepare to bed linens request the be to be made with full coverage of the mattress”
 of 5 bubbles CynthiaR669, 8 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Go for a suite! So much room!!!!!!”
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“Ask for first floor facing the depot. You'll get around easier.”
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