Grand Canyon is a natural wonder with extraordinary features. Covering a huge area carved along the Colorado River, this canyon is the main tourist destination in Arizona. Being a one of a kind tourist destination, the Grand Canyon National Park receives thousands of visitors from all over the world every single day all year round.
Visiting the Grand Canyon is more than just enjoying fantastic views from the available visitors area like the Grand Canyon Skyway. There are so many great areas to view and explore, there are so many things to do in Grand Canyon that if you only have one day to visit this place, you may just go home with unsatisfied feeling because there are so many things there you cannot enjoy because you don’t have enough time. That’s why it’s best to spend a few days when you visit the Grand Canyon so you can have time to experience most of the attractions.
When you spend more than one day in the Grand Canyon, then you will need to find a place to stay. A lot of visitors actually choose camping in the Grand Canyon while having an adventure in its magnificent landscape, but most visitors usually choose to stay in one of the Grand Canyon hotels. Fortunately there are a lot of great places to stay near Grand Canyon, depends on your budget and needs, you can always find hotels near Grand Canyon that are suitable for you.
One of the best hotels you can find in the Grand Canyon is the Grand Canyon Railways Hotel that’s located next to the legendary Williams Train Depot. This is also the location where you can have a very exciting Grand Canyon Railways adventure on an antique train, just like in the old days when the railways is the only transportation available to take you to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Today you can start your adventure on the railway from Williams Arizona that will take you straight to the South Rim. The passengers can then stay the night at the Grand Canyon Railways Hotel.
As the name implies, this hotel carries the theme of the historic railways of the early 1900s. It’s built to resemble a luxury hotel in Williams in the early 1900s, however you will find rooms with modern style inside with modern facilities. There are also some nice facilities like a beautiful bar and comfortable lobby area.
The hotel offers standard rooms with two queen beds and other facilities including coffee maker and cable TV. There are also a lot of options for suites with two queen beds, pullout sleeper, a kitchenette with a wet bar, a living room, cable TV, mini-fridge, coffee maker and microwave. Then there is also The Rail Baron Suite, which is the best room in the hotel that has a king-size bed, a separate bedroom and bath, dining table, living room, breakfast bar and full kitchen.
The Grand Canyon Railways Hotel is a great place to stay if you’re on vacation with family, because it’s designed to be kids friendly and pet friendly. There is a great play area and indoor game room for our kids to have fun. You and your children also can have fun together in the indoor swimming pool or hot tub.
Take your pets with you when you’re visiting the Grand Canyon and don’t worry about the accommodation because the Grand Canyon Railways Hotel has lots of great facilities for them. It offers indoor, cooled and heated accommodations for your furry friends. There are great condos for cats and the hotel also provides an outdoor exercise area for dogs. You can bring all your pets’ needs, like bones, toys, foods and their favorite dishes. This pet resort is also available for those staying at the Railways RV Park.
There is a famous dining place just across the street from the hotel, named Max & Thelma Restaurant. This restaurant has awesome dishes on the menu and it serves breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets. The great thing is that lodging packages of the Railways Hotel also include meal at Max & Thelma. If you need more options for dining, you can simply go to the Route 66 or downtown Williams that are located not far from the hotel.
If you’re interested in staying in this hotel during your Grand Canyon vacation, it’s highly recommended that you take the train trip to the Grand Canyon which guarantees will make your vacation simply unforgettable. The train operating on this route is from the early 1900 that is well preserved. Your whole family will have so much fun all through the journey from Williams to the South Rim and back.