If you're planning a trip to the Grand Canyon then it's time to start thinking about where you will stay while you're there. We reviewed the top recommendations by guests who have found the most comfortable accommodations and shared their experiences. Here are the 10 best places to stay in Grand Canyon and the reasons why they made our top 10 list.
10. Red Feather Lodge
- 300 AZ-64, Grand Canyon Village, AZ
- Starting room rates: $86 per night
- Overall rating 4.1 of 5
The Red Feather Lodge is a 2-star hotel that is not far from activities and recreational areas. It's a straightforward hotel that offers guests shuttle services to and from the park. When you return from a day of sightseeing, the hotel offers clean and comfortable rooms, freshly stocked linens and toiletries, an outdoor seasonal swimming pool, free wi-fi, and the rooms are pet friendly. There's also a fitness center for guests who like to get their daily workout. This is a family-friendly establishment with friendly and helpful staff.
9. Holiday Inn Express & Suites Grand Canyon
- 226 AZ-64, Grand Canyon Village, AZ
- Starting room rates: $129 per night
- Rating: 4.1 of 5
This hotel is conveniently located near Grand Canyon Park to provide easy access for visitors. Guests enjoy free breakfast to start their day. Rooms are clean and comfortable with free wifi, pool access, a hot tub and spa, wellness center, and there is a restaurant located on the premises.
8. Best Western Premier Grand Canyon Squire Inn
- 74 AZ-64, Grand Canyon Village, AZ
- Starting room rates: $149 per night
- Rating: 4.2 of 5
The Best Western Premier Grand Canyon Squire Inn is an upscale establishment with a convenient location that is close to the Grand Canyon Visitor Center. Guests enjoy free parking and wifi, indoor and outdoor exercise facilities, and a comfortable and upscale lodging environment. This is a pet-friendly hotel, offering clean and comfortable rooms, a spa and hot tub, a swimming pool, a restaurant on-site, and 2 bars for relaxing after a day of sightseeing. It's centrally located with easy access to transit and Grand Canyon activities.
7. The Grand Hotel at the Grand Canyon
- 149 AZ-64, Grand Canyon Village, AZ
- Starting room rate: $129 per night
- Rating: 4.1 of 5
The Grand Hotel at the Grand Canyon is a 3-star hotel conveniently located near the Grand Canyon. It's close to sightseeing and other activities of this popular recreational area. It's styled as a rustic lodge and is just 2 miles from the Grand Canyon National Park. You can walk to the Grand Canyon Imax Theatre in just 6 minutes from the hotel. The rooms are clean and comfortable with fresh linens and toiletries daily. Guest my enjoy free wi-fi, use of an indoor swimming pool, and the grill restaurant and saloon on site.
6. Bright Angel Lodge
- 9 Village Loop Drive, Grand Canyon Village, AZ
- Starting room rate: E166 per night
- Rating: 4.3
Bright Angel Lodge is a 1-star hotel that gets you as close as you can get to the Grand Canyon in all its splendor. It's a lodge that is set up in a complex of cabins placed around the central lodge building. It is situated directly on the South Rim edge of the canyon in the Grand Canyon National Park. Guests enjoy comfortable and rustic accommodations with privacy from other guests. There are free parking and wi-fi, a restaurant on-site, and a bar.
5. El Tovar Hotel
- 9 Village Loop Drive, Grand Canyon Village, AZ 86023
- Starting room rate: $230 per night
- Rating: 4.4 of 5
El Tovar Hotel is a 3-star hotel that has become a landmark in the area. It sits on the rim of the Grand Canyon with some of the most spectacular views of the Canyon. Guests may enjoy classic rooms that are comfortable and clean with daily maid service, parking, and wifi in the rooms. A restaurant and lounge are provided on-site to make your stay a memorable experience.
4. Yavapai Lodge
- 11 Yavapai Lodge Rd, Grand Canyon Village, AZ
- Starting room rate: $102 per night
- Rating: 4.1 of 5
Yavapai Dodge is a straightforward 2-star hotel that is situated next to Canyon Village Market Plaza. It's close to the action just 0.6 miles from the Grand Canyon Visitor Center. The hotel is just 1 mile from Rim Trail. The lodge is made up of 16 buildings in a complex style with a main lodge that is surrounded by a wooded area. Guests enjoy basic rooms with minifridges, televisions,, and an onsite casual eatery.
3. Grand Canyon Plaza Hotel
- 406 Canyon Plaza Ln, Grand Canyon Village, AZ
- Starting room rate: $87 per night
- Rating: 4.2 out of 5
The Grand Canyon Plaza is a 3-star hotel with a relaxed lodge-style atmosphere. The rooms are decorated in a Southwestern theme with indoor and outdoor hot tubs, an atrium, and a buffet restaurant. The hotel provides free shuttle services to take you on the 14-minute drive to Grand Canyon Village or the 5-minute drive to Grand Canyon National Park. Rooms include free wifi, minifridges, microwaves, TVs with cable, and suites can be upgraded to include balconies.
2. Grand Canyon Lodge - North Rim
- AZ-67, North Rim, AZ 86052
- Starting room rate: $Variable rates/check in advance
- Rating: 4.6 of 5
Grand Canyon Lodge North Rim is a rustic complex of cabins that is situated inside of the Grand Canyon Nationl Park's North Rim. The lode offers simple and straightforward accommodations with a free shuttle that transports visitors to and from the Kaibab trailhead. Dining options are available onsite.
1. Phantom Ranch
- N Kaibab Trail, North Rim, AZ 86052
- Starting room rate: $Variable rates, must check in advance
Phantom Ranch is a rustic lodge from the 1920s. It's situated at the bottom of the Grand Canyon on the Colorado River's North side. You must make arrangements to travel to this lodge by raft, on foot or by mule. This makes it an even more exciting adventure.
Written by Dana Hanson
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