This highly rated lodging option combines upscale amenities with a budget-friendly price. It’s charmingly situated, set off from the main road and nestled in a ponderosa pine forest. The hotel is also located just off the historic Route 66 and all the attractions that it has to offer, so it’s a great neighborhood to be in within Williams itself. Guests will enjoy everything from their delectable on-site steakhouse to their heated pool.
Best Western Plus Inn Ambiance
The Best Western Plus, like many of the lodging options in Williams, embraces a charming, old-school southwestern aesth etic. You’ll find a pleasant combination of warm colors with large swatches of assertive purple or blue, a nice design choice that links the hotel to the artistry of local Native American tribes.
It’s a relaxed, yet upscale option, with plenty of families and couples staying there on a regular basis. They’re highly rated – often making the #2 hotel in Williams, AZ according to TripAdvisor rankings – and have excellent customer service.
Best Western Plus Inn Rooms
All of the guest rooms at the Best Western Plus in Williams are spacious, inviting, and well appointed. Rooms are available with two queen beds or one king bed, with some handicapped accessible options available as well. Travelers who’d like to bring along pets also have an option to book one of their pet-friendly rooms, although a separate fee does apply in those cases. Some rooms even come with a balcony! There are 80 rooms in total.
The décor various from room to room (which is a nice individual touch one doesn’t often expect at a chain hotel), but the overall color palate is a warm southwestern collection of browns, tans, reds, and yellows, with the occasional pop of purple or turquoise. Furniture is older in some cases but well maintained.
All of the rooms come equipped with free, high-speed Internet access, which is useful for those who like to stay connected while traveling. Guests will also enjoy satellite TV with a wide selection of channels and some pay-per-view options for movies and other premium entertainment. There’s even a desk to set up your laptop.
There’s a coffee and tea maker in each room to make mornings go a little smoother, plus a mini-fridge to help you keep bottled water or snacks in the room to fuel your daily adventures. An iron and ironing board are also handy for those summer linen slacks and dresses.
A nice extra benefit of this hotel is that all rooms are 100% non-smoking, which is not the case at all hotels in Williams.
Best Western Plus Inn Amenities
There’s a heated outdoor pool for relaxing after a long day of trekking to and from the Grand Canyon (or for chilling out during a day off and working on your tan), and a hot tub for some serious unwinding. An outdoor fire pit is a fun place to congregate after a day of exploring, too, and allows you to enjoy the cool Arizona evenings.
Guests will also find a brand new exercise room; perfect for fitness junkies, it features all the equipment you could need for an early morning workout. There’s also free on-site parking.
The Best Western Plus actually has some of the best dining options within the hotel itself compared to similarly priced properties in Williams. In addition to their free breakfast (including all your basics from cereals to bagels and some nice hot options like sausage and eggs and a delectable Belgian waffle station), they also have two on-site venues – the Western View Steakhouse and the Kachina Lounge.
The Western View Steakhouse offers a wide selection of dining options, from unique appetizers like baked garlic brie to chophouse favorites like a New York strip steak, a porterhouse steak, and even lamb chops. You’ll also find a well-curated selection of seafood and chicken dishes, plus some delicious sides like mac & cheese and brown sugar-glazed jalapeños. There’s also a kids menu for the younger members of your party.
The Kachina Lounge is a cocktail lounge, with frequent live entertainment (on Thursdays – Saturdays), a fun and funky décor, and a great selection of beverages, although their focus is predominantly on wine. Some of the appetizers on offer at the Western View Steakhouse are also available to order here. There’s an outdoor patio to take advantage of in the warmer months, too.
Best Western Plus Inn of Williams Neighborhood
This part of Williams is a little bit set off from the main Route 66 drag, but that doesn’t make it any more difficult to get to any of the top attractions in town. If you’re in search of dining options beyond those in the hotel, there are several nice restaurants nearby (including the Kicks on Route 66 Bar & Grille, which is directly next door), like another steak house, a few wine bars, and several casual options.
Attractions include everything that’s available on the downtown stretch of Route 66, which includes historic reenactments, carriage rides, and plenty of fun tours, as well as the further away options like the Elephant Rocks Golf Course, the Bearizona wildlife preserve, and of course the Kaibab National Forest. In town, there’s also the historic Grand Canyon Railway.
The Best Western is next door to the Days Inn.