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Cookeville, Tennessee
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368 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 278 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2015

When I booked this hotel I envisioned an older building more appropriate to a railway hotel. The lobby and common areas are all decorated and designed to look older, but the rooms are modern. Everything at the hotel was fantastic and I would recommend. Just don't expect an older facility.

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Sacramento, California
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79 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015

I stayed for a 3-night train-ride/hotel package, with meals and entertainment included. My 1st and 3rd nights were spent at the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel. And my 2nd night was spent inside the Grand Canyon at the Maswik Lodge. Lots of stuff happened during my 3-day train-ride/hotel trip, but this review is based on my two nights’ stay and two... More 

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015

Like thousands before us we stayed at the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel before and after our trip on the train to the G.C. To say these people have got it right is an understatement. The hotel is new, modern, well equipped and beautifully run. The foyer situated in the centre of the long two story building is stunning, and the... More 

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Williams, Arizona
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87 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2015

A cool and nice place of stay. Near an old train depot, and one can also take the train (Grand Canyon) train up to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. How about that? This place of stay has a nice buffet, and a nice dining area too. Good coffee, and nice treats too!

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2015 via mobile

Great hotel we loved it. We hit the indoor pool and spa on arrival and loved the landscaping and surprise statues in the quads. The foyer is impressive with GREAT ARTWORKS . A short walk to Route 66 we went to the South Rims Garage and Grill up the north end for a group dinner and strolled back. My so... More 

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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2015 via mobile

We stayed for one enjoyable night to take a trip to the Grand Canyon and what a great place. Close to the famous Route 66 and the attractive town of Williams with its neat shops and bars. The hotel offers good clean rooms a nice bar and friendly staff. The location is great for the railway too.

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Berwick on Tweed, null, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Caters mainly for people gong on the railway trip to the Grand Canyon. It is a very good location for a break on Road Trips. The hotel is right beside the Depot where there is lots of Raiway Memorabilia. Good sized rooms. They are on two levels and there is a lift. The breakfast which is not included in the... More 

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40 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2015

I kind of expected a more rustic place since it was connected to the Railway, but it's more like a Holiday Inn. That said, it was clean and nice. We did upgrade to a nicer room. They are kinda chinsy on the glasses. We had two paper cups to use in the bathroom and the same cups if you wanted... More 

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new jersey
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20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2015

We have only stay the hotel for one night to go to grand canyon by train, room was ok the only problem it was confusing getting to your room so many turns, but still recommend the hotel. Restaurant just an average but you can find a lot of restaurant nearby.

Thank don2NJ
Phoenix, Arizona
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116 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2015

I had a standard room and it was nice. Room is comparable to a Best Western Plus and is well equipped. New décor and clean. Fridge and computer desk. Bathroom was well lit and reasonably large. I didn't use the extra facilities but they appeared to be clean and in good condition. The hotel is located next to the Grand... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Grand Canyon Railway Hotel

Address: 233 N Grand Canyon Blvd, Williams, AZ 86046-2563
Region: United States > Arizona > Williams
Price Range: $182 - $339 (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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#1 Green Hotel in Williams
#4 Business Hotel in Williams
#5 Romantic Hotel in Williams
#5 Family Hotel in Williams
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“Ask for first floor facing the depot. You'll get around easier.”
 of 5 bubbles santinod41, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Great way to do a first visit to the Grand Canyon.”
 of 5 bubbles CGTL, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We were on the second floor and it was nice and quiet”
  • The bathroom included bath ammenities that smelled good
  • Queen beds were comfortable
  • TV microwave keurig desk with chair
  • It had a Daddy chair slipped in alongside the window
 of 5 bubbles Kimpia, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I understand there are updated rooms, you may want to request that. We did not.”
 of 5 bubbles cookus, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are good - Must book well in advance - else loose the chance”
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