Welcome to the Holiday Inn Hotel in beautiful Williams, Arizona known as the Gateway to the Grand Canyon. As you will see the Holiday Inn Williams has the ideal location. Conveniently located just off interstate 40, just 60 miles to the south of the majestic Grand Canyon, 40 miles west of Flagstaff, Arizona home of Northern Arizona University and Snow Bowl Ski and Recreation Area and 60 miles north of Sedona, Arizona known for Oak Creek Canyon and spectacular views of the red rock formations. Visiting present day Williams, Arizona you can get a hint of the towns colorful past. The historic district of this wild west town has been brought back to life. Visitors can stroll along Historic Route 66 featuring horse drawn carriages, nightly summertime cowboy shoot out, unique shops and restaurants (many with live entertainment). The Holiday Inn Hotel Williams is only 1/2 mile from the Grand Canyon Railway that departs for a daily trip to the Grand Canyon. Enjoy the spectacular view from the comfort of your train car. Out your window you will see ever changing scenery as you approach the canyon (Tickets additional). From mid November though the Holiday season experience the magic of Polar express , also now offering Bearzonia, Northern Arizona wild life preserve.