Best Grand Canyon, AZ Hotels

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    10. Grand Canyon Hotel

    A Williams, Arizona landmark, the Grand Canyon Hotel is the oldest operating hotel in the state of Arizona. Rooms are small and unconventional, but cozy and comfy, and the staff is more than helpful. A charming...

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    6. Thunderbird Lodge Grand Canyon

    Thunderbird is located near the Grand Canyon rim between El Tovar and Bright Angel Lodge. Half of the 55 rooms here have views of the canyon; be sure to ask for one when making reservations. Rooms have two queen beds...

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    5. Maswik Lodge

    Modern styled, this lodge is a quarter mile from the South Rim and has a cafeteria that's open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Rustic cabins are available during the summer. Maswik South rooms are motel-style rooms with two...

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    4. Yavapai Lodge

    Surrounded by forest, the Yavapai is a half-mile walk from the rim and a half-mile from the park visitor center. It features a cafeteria, gift shop, and a transportion/activites desk. While Yavapai is not right on...

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    2. Bright Angel Lodge and Cabins

    Built in 1935, this property is on the National Register of Historic Places. Located just feet from the canyon's edge, this is where you check in for the Grand Canyon mule rides. During the summer there's an...

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    1. El Tovar Hotel

    The grande dame of hotels here, this former Harvey Hotel sits just 20 feet from the rim of the Grand Canyon. Opened in 1905, it's now on the National Register of Historic Places.It fine-dining restaurant offers the...

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About Grand Canyon, AZ Hotels

Staying in the Grand Canyon is anything but a rocky experience. The rooms and amenities available within Grand Canyon National Park and nearby towns are a pleasant contrast to the Grand Canyon’s beautiful but harsh terrain. Most have a fascinating history in their own right. Within the park, El Tovar is the grand dame of the five lodges here, and the most luxurious. Rustic Phantom Ranch, at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, is only reached by a 9.5-mile hike or mule ride. In the nearby towns of Flagstaff and Williams, Historic Route 66 flavors the hotels and motels. Cameron, near the Grand Canyon’s east entrance, is steeped in Navajo and Hopi culture and artwork. Grand Canyon Railway Hotel allows you to explore and enjoy the shopping and dining in Williams, then take the historic train 60 miles north to the Grand Canyon.


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