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Williams
Travel Guide

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 Railway Hotel
Grand Canyon Railway Hotel
3.5 out of 5
235 N. Grand Canyon Blvd., Williams, AZ
The price is £116 per night from 10 Mar to 11 Mar

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! (1,414 reviews)

"Everyone is friendly! Loved the stay worth it it’s just a gateway to Grand Canyon"…"

Reviewed on 7 Mar 2021

Grand Canyon Railway Hotel
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Williams-Grand Canyon Area
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Williams-Grand Canyon Area
2.5 out of 5
1100 Cataract Lake Rd, Williams, AZ
The price is £79 per night from 8 Mar to 9 Mar

Situated in a national park, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Thunder Eagle Native Art, Buckskinner Park and Wild West Junction. Kaibab National Forest ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (1,221 reviews)

"It was a great stat. No problems. Everything was clean and staff was nice"…"

Reviewed on 5 Mar 2021

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Williams-Grand Canyon Area
Days Inn by Wyndham Williams
Days Inn by Wyndham Williams
2 out of 5
2488 W Route 66, Williams, AZ
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £54 per night from 14 Mar to 15 Mar

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! (1,210 reviews)

"Front desk staff were friendly/helpful. Due to covid they had a breakfast bag you'd pick up in the morning at the front desk. I had a pleasant stay. My only complaint would be things that were outdated weren't thrown away/replaced when they should've been such as the coffee makers top lid didn't ..."…"

Reviewed on 5 Mar 2021

Days Inn by Wyndham Williams
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Grand Canyon RV Glamping
Grand Canyon RV Glamping
1.5 out of 5
1060 N Grand Canyon Blvd, Williams, AZ
The price is £122 per night from 8 Mar to 9 Mar

Situated in Williams, this campsite is within 2 mi (3 km) of Thunder Eagle Native Art, Wild West Junction and Buckskinner Park. Kaibab National Forest Headquarters ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (148 reviews)

"Great stay. The staff was friendly and very helpful."…"

Reviewed on 18 Jan 2021

Grand Canyon RV Glamping
Under Canvas Grand Canyon
Under Canvas Grand Canyon
2 out of 5
979 Airpark Lane, Valle, Williams, AZ

Situated in a rural location, this campsite is 2.1 mi (3.3 km) from Planes of Fame Air Museum and within 25 miles (40 km) of National Geographic Grand Canyon ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (303 reviews)

"I would say the Staff was Awesome in every way, dinner was Great(menu)"…"

Reviewed on 12 Oct 2020

Under Canvas Grand Canyon
Private Cabin Near Grand Canyon
Private Cabin Near Grand Canyon
625 Linger Lane, 5, Williams, AZ

Situated in Williams, this cabin is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Planes of Fame Air Museum and within 25 miles (40 km) of Grand Canyon National Park and National Geographic ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (10 reviews)
EXELENT

"CABIN WAS ALL I EXPECTED COZY AND COMFORTABALE HOST VERY HELFULL AND THE HOT BURRITOS WAS GREAT DEFENITLY WILL COME BACK AGAIN CABIN WHELL STOCK FOR ALL YOU NEEDS"…"

Reviewed on 25 Feb 2021

Private Cabin Near Grand Canyon
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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21 Jan 2020

Williams is a bit of a rip off on food and fuel. $3.99 for fuel in Williams yet $2.66 just out of williams on the 46. Used the Station 66 Italian Bisto for a Pizza and two beers and two classes of wine, $63.00 excluding tip.Rip Off territory!!!

4/5 - Good

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5 Oct 2019

Difficult to get to flagstaff if you don't drive a car

5/5 - Excellent

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9 Sep 2019

Must see town and excellent place to visit and stay couple of days.

4/5 - Good

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19 Aug 2019

We didn't spend that much time in Williams itself, but spent all our time at Under Canvas.

5/5 - Excellent

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13 Aug 2019

Interesting town on Route 66 making great efforts to attract visitors

5/5 - Excellent

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5 Jul 2019

Williams is a great base for the Grand Canyon and we visited as part of a Route 66 road trip

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