Grand Canyon Hotel; The oldest hotel in Arizona
The Grand Canyon Hotel is a historic hotel located in downtown Williams, known as the Grand Canyon entrance city.
The hotel opened its doors for the first time in 1891, knowing the life of the “Wild West” and its dangerous streets with shootings and the happy twenties thanks to the route 66 that even today passes its door.
In the early 1900’s the train on the way to the Grand Canyon had a station at Williams, making it “The Gateway to the Grand Canyon” and the hotel became the closest lodging to the park.
The hotel initially opened as a resting place for those heading to the Grand Canyon by stagecoach. It continued as a hotel costing less than $ 4 in the 1940s. Finally, with the construction of Interstate 40 as an alternative to Route 66, the city fell into decline, and the hotel closed.
In 2004 Oscar and Amy, their current owners bought the building and started with the remodeling. So they changed the electrical installation, the pipes and installed water heaters.
Staying in Grand Canyon Williams Hotel
As you enter through the door, the feeling is to change the era and back more than 100 years. It would not be strange if someone dressed in a cowboy appeared with the pistols in their cartridge cases and boots with star-shaped spurs.
Climbing the wooden staircase, you reach the landing of the rooms. It is decorated with antique objects and furniture. All the doors to the rooms are open, so when you arrive, you can choose your favorite.
At the Grand Canyon Hotel, it is important to arrive as soon as possible so that you can choose the one you like best. Each one is unique and acclimated in a different theme; Asian, Mexican, baseball, hairdressing, etc …
After a long walk in his corridor, I decided that the chosen one would be the one set in Mexico. The reason; Has queen-size bed, the largest of the hotel and also the bathroom inside the room.
This curious hotel has a total of 24 rooms, including suites, connecting rooms for families and doubles. Eight of them have a shared bathroom although they all have a sink inside.
On the ground floor, behind the reception, there is a living room with computer and TV because in the rooms there is no, but you will not miss it. There is also a coffee machine and all you need to be there for a relaxing time any time of the day.
At the reception, they display all the books of registry from 1904 between which they are names of important personalities and even rooms sold more than once in the same night.
145 Historic Rte 66,
Williams, AZ 86046, Estados Unidos
The service of the staff is unbeatable, it shows that it is a family hotel and they work with dedication to their visitors.
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