This comfortable and convenient motel is a recently renovated property that’s highly rated on TripAdvisor. It’s an ideal getaway location for all types of travelers, whether heading on to the Grand Canyon – just about an hour away – or trekking across the other parts of northern Arizona. With a selection of room types available to suit any need and a nice variety of additional amenities plus some fun outdoor spaces, the Downtowner is a great choice for travelers to Williams.
Williams Rodeway Inn & Suites Ambiance
A smooth southwestern aesthetic makes the Rodeway Inn & Suites Downtowner Motel Route 66 an attractive lodging option at first sight. Warm stone in a soft, muted palate and classic western light fixtures adorn the exterior walls, and their iconic “Downtowner” sign is a fun detail.
Once inside, guests will see the lighthearted attitude of the Downtowner continue. The front desk is bedecked with engaging local kitsch and knick-knacks, and sits in the middle of their tiny but well-curated gift shop. Find unique souvenirs and presents like artisan-made handbags, scarves, notebooks, and much more. It’s more than a conventional hotel gift shop, and serves as a nice place to spend a few minutes browsing for that perfect gift.
The public spaces of the hotel are all decorated with that same sense of playfulness that you’ll find in the lobby, combined with a country western aesthetic that makes for some really charming furnishings.
Williams Rodeway Inn & Suites Rooms
Bedrooms at the Downtowner are comfortable and convenient. With regards to décor, visitors will likely be pleasantly surprised to see high-end details like exposed wooden beams, pop artwork (like Andy Warhol prints, to give one example), and quirky light fixtures. Beds are large and soft, with a bevvy of pillows and fine sheets. Furniture varies in tone, but all evoke classic shades of brown, from mahogany to espresso.
Rooms are available with two queen beds, one queen bed, or one king bed. There are also suites available, which contain a sitting room outside the bedroom. The king suites are especially nice, and are a good option for a traveling couple looking for something a little special. Select rooms also come with upscale and elegant furnishings, like silver-edged mirrors, framed black and white photographs, and massive flat-screened TVs. Rooms vary in size, but most are fairly spacious and more than serve as a place to unwind and relax without being on top of each other.
Guests will also enjoy a large, wall-mounted flat screen television with a nice selection of channels to help them unwind in the evening. A cozy chair also means that guests won’t be confined to sitting on their beds when socializing! Rooms also come with a coffee maker to help make rushed mornings go a little bit easier. You’ll also find a microwave and mini-fridge, should you decide to stock up on some bottles water or a few snacks for your trip.
Bathrooms are modest in but contain all the necessary basics and some quite nice finishings. Look for the granite-inspired countertops, brushed chrome detailing, and a large, wall-sized mirror. King Suites also come with a nice whirlpool hot tub (in addition to a shower), which can be useful for unwinding after a hectic day of travel. Complimentary toiletries are lightly scented and plentiful. In most rooms, the sink is separate from the toilet.
Williams Rodeway Inn & Suites Amenities
Free wireless Internet is available at the Downtowner for those who love to stay connected, especially useful for anyone looking to check e-mail, make dinner plans, or look up directions in advance of heading to the Grand Canyon.
Guests will also enjoy the free continental breakfast, offered in a charming and surprisingly spacious dining area in the main building. Choose from hot and cold fare, fresh fruit, coffee, juice, and even a self-serve waffle bar. This seating area is also decorated with that same playfulness as the lobby, so expect to find artwork and décor that evokes the historic roadside spirit of the Downtowner.
There is no other restaurant within the Downtowner itself, but there are plenty of other dining options in the area, with a diverse selection like a wine bar, a steak house, a pizza restaurant, and even a chocolate shop for that special dessert.
During the warmer months, guests will also get to take advantage of a cozy, open-air sitting area in the middle of the plaza. Comfortable, bright-colored chairs cluster around tables that are ideal for cool drinks on a hot summer day – a nice opportunity to sit back and relax with family or friends after a long excursion to the Grand Canyon or Kaibab National Forest.
Each room also boasts a few cushioned chairs immediately outside the exterior door for some extra added comfort and relaxation. Even better – there’s an outdoor fireplace that’s sure to attract many guests on summer evenings. Parking is available outside the motel.
Williams Rodeway Inn & Suites Neighborhood
Located in a convenient strip of businesses along historic Route 66 in Williams, AZ, the Downtowner is within easy walking or driving distance of a number of other businesses like restaurants and shops. There are also a number of family-friendly attractions, including the Elephant Rocks Golf Course, the Bearizona Wildlife Preserve, and, of course, the lovely Kaibab National Forest.
Nearby hotels include the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel, the Canyon Country Inn, the Lodge on Route 66, Grand Canyon Hotel, and several more.