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Best Places to Stay Near the Grand Canyon

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As one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the Grand Canyon draws nearly 6 million visitors every year – that’s millions of epic memories made against the beautiful backdrop of the mile-deep canyon.

From flying high in a helicopter to hiking down into the canyon’s depths, there are so many ways to experience the Grand Canyon. In fact, with such a variety of things to do at the Grand Canyon, an extended stay is the best way to make the most of your visit. Whether you’re planning a weekend getaway or a weeklong adventure, there are many great hotels near the Grand Canyon to choose from.

Our Picks for the Best Grand Canyon Hotels

When it comes to well-rated accommodations, visitors to the canyon have an impressive array of options. There are budget-friendly hotels, rustic lodges, and upscale resorts, all at or near the canyon.

We’ve put together a list of the best hotels near the Grand Canyon, making it easy to plan the trip of a lifetime.

El Tovar Hotel

1 El Tovar Rd., Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023

Nestled directly on the rim of the Grand Canyon, the El Tovar Hotel is one of the region’s most historic and iconic stays. Its doors opened in 1905, and it was long considered one of the most elegant and upscale hotels east of the Mississippi River. Over the decades, the charming hotel has hosted famous visitors such as Oprah Winfrey, Paul McCartney, and even Theodore Roosevelt.

Accommodations and amenities include:

  • 78 guest rooms, including 12 suites and ADA/accessible rooms
  • Free parking
  • On-site restaurant

Grand Canyon Squire Inn

74 State Route 64, Tusayan, AZ 86023

Visit the Grand Canyon in style at the Squire Inn, a Grand Canyon Hotel for Adventurers. This spacious, affordable Tusayan Grand Canyon hotel has amenities such as pools, restaurants, and a bowling alley. The secluded hotel in Tusayan, Arizona sits seven miles from the South Rim, boasting gorgeous views of the Grand Canyon. The Grand Canyon Squire Inn is a large property that features a fireside lounge, Family Fun Center, and pet-friendly rooms, perfect for new or returning visits to the canyon.

Accommodations and amenities include:

  • Lounge, pool, and fitness center on-site
  • Dining options include the on-property restaurant and a breakfast buffet
  • Family rooms and guest suites are available

Maswik Lodge

202 South Village Loop Drive, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023

Named after the legendary Hopi Kachina that is said to guard the Grand Canyon, the Maswik Lodge is tucked among the Ponderosa pines and just a short walk from the rim. You can take a shuttle bus directly from the lodge to the park, so sunrise and sunset visits are easy to do. The lodge was constructed in the 1960s, so it has plenty of midcentury style combined with modern amenities.

Accommodations and amenities include:

  • Guest rooms with dual-queen or single-king beds
  • On-site dining options, including a family-friendly food court
  • Shuttle service to the rim

Yavapai Lodge

11 Yavapai Lodge Rd., Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023

Staying at the Yavapai Lodge puts you in a prime location, just a mile from the South Rim and steps away from the park’s general store, post office, and bank. Bikes, pets, and children are all welcome, and the hotel offers books and board games to make your stay extra enjoyable. It’s not unusual to see deer roaming the grounds, and the contemporary rooms are simple but comfortable.

Accommodations and amenities include:

  • Various guest room options, including pet-friendly, family-style, and ADA-accessible rooms
  • On-site restaurant and coffee shop
  • The main lodge where you can relax and enjoy the views

The Grand Hotel at the Grand Canyon

149 State Highway 64, Tusayan, AZ, 86023

The Grand Hotel at the Grand Canyon is the region’s only 3-diamond hotel, providing a luxurious place to stay just a mile from the park’s south entrance. The modern-rustic design is a perfect fit for the surrounding scenery, and guests enjoy a peaceful and quiet atmosphere. Also, staying in Tusayan means that you’ll be right by the Buck Wild Terminal, where you can set off for your Grand Canyon tour.

Accommodations and amenities include:

  • Recently-renovated rooms include suites and family-friendly spaces
  • An indoor swimming pool, hot tub, and fitness center for guest use
  • Breakfast served on-site, as well as a restaurant and lounge on the property

Bright Angel Lodge

9 North Village Loop Drive, South Rim, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ, 86023

The Bright Angel Lodge is one of the best-known Grand Canyon lodges, welcoming guests since 1935 and registered as a National Historic Landmark. The lodge is situated at the top of the Bright Angel Trail Head, putting you in the perfect spot for a canyon hike. Rates are relatively affordable, especially for comfortable cabin accommodations right on the South Rim – many cabins even have unobstructed views of the canyon!

Accommodations and amenities include:

  • Family-friendly restaurant on-site
  • The Bright Angel History Room, which contains historic artifacts and the famous geologically inspired fireplace
  • 90 lodging units available, including the unique “Bucky O’Neill Cabin” built in the 1890s

Phantom Ranch

North Kaibab Trail South Rim (bottom of Grand Canyon), Grand Canyon National Park, AZ, 86023

For the adventurer at heart, Phantom Ranch provides an unforgettable place to stay on the North Rim. You’ll need to travel by mule, foot, or river raft to reach this historic hotel at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, tucked alongside Bright Angel Creek on the Colorado River’s north side. Private cabins and dormitories offer a comfortable, communal-style experience, all in the heart of the canyon’s natural wilderness.

Accommodations and amenities include:

  • On-site dining, including options ranging from casual sack lunches to full steak dinners
  • A quiet retreat surrounded by incredible views and native wildlife
  • Shuttle service available

Don’t Forget to Schedule a Grand Canyon Tour

Even though the Grand Canyon National Park offers many trails and viewpoints for visitors to enjoy, the best way to truly experience this majestic site is a professionally guided tour.

With Buck Wild Grand Canyon Hummer Tours, you won’t have to worry about missing any of the canyon’s highlights. We provide several different tour options, so you can choose the adventure that best suits you:

  • Hummer tours of the Grand Canyon: On this two-hour tour of the South Rim, you’ll explore the area in an open-air Humvee driven by one of our knowledgeable guides, complete with ultra-comfortable seating and unbeatable views.
  • Helicopter tours of the Grand Canyon: Fly high above the canyon to get a bird’s eye view and witness the full grandeur from one of our helicopters (or a small aircraft).
  • Sunset tours: Arizona is famous for its incredible sunsets, and there’s nothing like watching the sun sink below the rim of the Grand Canyon while on one of our evening tours.

When you make plans to stay in one of the hotels at or near the Grand Canyon, you can easily fit in one (or more!) of our tours.

Have a Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience at Grand Canyon National Park

We might be biased – after all, we’re pretty passionate about the Grand Canyon – but we believe that everyone should see the canyon at least once in their lives. There’s no photograph or video that can do it justice, and nothing compares to experiencing this breathtaking sight for yourself.

Buck Wild Hummer Tours offers a variety of tours of the Grand Canyon, so you can always gain new perspectives on this millennia-old natural wonder. Take to the air in a helicopter or traverse the terrain in a Humvee; amazing adventures await!

Want more details about how to plan a trip to the Grand Canyon? Check out our travel resources, including our FAQs and general information about the Grand Canyon. Then, explore all our tour options and book your tour today!

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