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Top 10 Grand Canyon Hotels

Check out the top ten hotels in Grand Canyon National Park and the gateway communities nearby. Whether you're going to the South Rim, North Rim or hiking to the bottom of Grand Canyon there's a lodging option for you.


1. El Tovar Hotel

This iconic Grand Canyon lodge is located right on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. Designed to resemble a European style chalet the El Tovar has 78 unique rooms and many amenities including a concierge and gourmet dining along the canyon rim.  A unique and historic destination the El Tovar is the only luxury lodging option inside the National Park and one of the greatest National Park lodges. Even if you don't stay at the lodge stop by for an amazing brunch, or a sunset cocktail.


2. Bright Angel Lodge

The Bright Angel Lodge is located along the South Rim just down the road from the El Tovar. This rustic lodge was designed by Mary Jane Colter and is a moderately priced hotel option in the park. Like most of the South Rim hotels the BA is run by Xanterra Parks and Resorts. The lodging at the Bright Angel is varied with everything from small rooms with shared bathrooms to historic cabins on the rim with your own fireplace. One of the best places to stay at the lodge is the historic Buckey O'neil cabin built by William "Buckey O'Neil in 1890 with picturesque views of the canyon right off the front porch.


3. Yavapai Lodge

The largest lodge in Grand Canyon Village near the South Rim the Yavapai is the largest hotel inside Grand Canyon National Park. The newly remodeled Yavapai Lodge has a restaurant, bar and coffee shop as well as air conditioning and private bathrooms in all their rooms. Located in a great central location the lodge is right next to the general store, post office and bank and only a mile away from the South Rim, making it a great base camp for adventure. The Yavapai Lodge is also pet friendly for visitors who want to bring their family friends along on their Grand Canyon adventure.


4. Grand Canyon Squire

The Best Western Premier Grand Canyon Squire Inn is located in the gateway community of Tusayan, Arizona a few miles from Grand Canyon’s South Entrance. This AAA rated property has 318 rooms and suites only a few minutes from Grand Canyon National Park. The Grand Canyon Squire offers more amenities than any other hotel in or near the park. There are three restaurants, a cocktail lounge and pub on-site. There is also a bowling alley, billiards, an arcade, indoor & outdoor pools as well as a business center, exercise center and gift shop. If you're looking for premier lodging near the South Rim look no further than the Best Western Squire.


5. The Grand Hotel

The Grand Hotel is just a mile from Grand Canyon National Park's South Entrance. The only 3-diamond hotel in the area the Grand is a new hotel with great rooms and amenities run by Xanterra Parks and Resorts. The hotel has great dining options, 24 beers on tap and live nightly entertainment. One of the best hotels in Tusayan, AZ The Grand offers luxury accommodations in a convenient location to make the most of your Grand Canyon trip.


6. Grand Canyon North Rim Lodge

This historic lodge sits right on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park and provides the only lodging option within the park on the North Rim. Located on the quiet side of the park you'll have access to hiking, mule rides and awesome views right outside the lodge. The scenic North Rim Lodge offers both rooms and western style cabins for visitors to choose from. The dining room has awesome canyon views and there is also a deli, coffee shop and saloon. Two of the best features at the lodge are the sunroom and outdoor deck where you can enjoy amazing canyon views right on the rim of Grand Canyon National Park.


7. Marble Canyon Lodge

Located at the base of Vermillion Cliffs nears Lee’s Ferry this remote lodge is a great place to explore and relax. Originally a trading post for the Navajo Nation, today's lodge offers rooms, apartments and rental homes for modern day explorers. There is a restaurant, bar and gift shop as well as other amenities on-site. Marble Canyon is the beginning of Grand Canyon National Park and the Marble Canyon Lodge is a great place to stay for river runners, fisherman and park visitors looking for a unique Grand Canyon experience. 


8. Phantom Ranch

Located at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, Phantom Ranch is the only lodge on the canyon floor offering a unique base camp for adventure. With its location right off the Bright Angel Trail, Bright Angel Creek and only minutes from the Colorado River this is a one of a kind Grand Canyon lodging experience. The only way to get to Phantom is hiking, mule rides or rafting trips, making hearty meals, cold drinks and a comfortable bed a very welcome site. Phantom Ranch has dormitories and cabins that must be booked in advance. The Phantom Ranch Canteen offers breakfast and dinner for guests as well as snacks, drinks and sack lunches during public hours.


9. Havasupai Lodge

Below the rim of the Grand Canyon in Supai Village, only 2 miles from Havasu Falls is the Havasupai Lodge. The Havasupai lodge is the only lodging below the rim of the canyon aside from Phantom Ranch. Located on the Havasupai Indian Reservation the lodge offers 24 basic rooms near the famous waterfalls of Havasu Canyon. These rooms fill up quick so be sure to make reservations well in advance. There is a small cafe that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner close buy as well as a general store and post office where you can get your mail packed out by mules. If you want to explore Havasu Falls and you're not into camping this is the place for you!

10. Arizona Luxury Expeditions

If you’re looking to do a little glamping on your Grand Canyon trip, Arizona Luxury Expeditions offers an affordable and adventurous option. Arizona Luxury Expeditions provides extra large expedition style tents fully outfitted with chairs, fans, lighting and queen sized beds. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included and all sites have showers and toilet facilities.  They also set-up up tours and other adventures during your stay at the canyon making it a fully guided Grand Canyon experience.

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