Town of Tusayan


One of the most popular places to stay for tourist is the town of Tusayan. The town of Tusayan is the nearest vibrant town to the Grand Canyon. Being located just a few miles from the Grand Canyon translates into a three-minute drive from the edge of town. The advantage of Tusayan is the ability to be so close to the Canyons, yet still enjoy some of the modern luxuries you have come to expect. Here, you will enjoy the atmosphere of small town filled with restaurants, hotels and even an IMAX theater.

Most of the Tusayan hotels will have wifi and internet access, pools and cable televisions. (One even has a bowling alley) The following hotels/lodges are available for booking. (Make sure to make reservations well in advance of your trip, as the lodging get booked quickly especially during the spring through fall season). The following lodging breakdown is for the five most popular hotels in the town of Tusayan. Details include ratings, approximate costs, locations and booking information.

The Top five hotels include the Red Feather Lodge, Best Western Premier Grand Canyon Squire Inn, Canyon Plaza Resort, Holiday Inn Express Grand Canyon, and The Grand Hotel. The Hotel/Lodge reviews are all rated on a one to five scale. (We heavily consider for the rating a combination of accommodation, price, and service. The lowest rating we to make the list is a 3.5)  The Red Feather Lodge (overall rating 3.9), is located less than...READ MORE



There are over a dozen restaurants to choose from in the town of Tusayan. You can choose from a couple of local McDonalds, or a home made meal in a higher end restaurant. The top five best places to grab a bite include RP’s Stage Stop (rated #1 overall), Plaza Bonita, Coronado Room, We Cook Pizza & Pasta, followed by Saguaro Lounge. The rating scale here too is on a one to five basis. (The rating system considered, the variety of food, customer satisfaction with quality and price) The RP’s Stage Stop with a 4.5 rating tops the list...READ MORE

For entertainment you can relax in the seven story IMAX Theater which is located in the Visitor Center. The current show includes rafting in the Colorado River and Canyon Walls climbing.  You can call in advance for show times. (Located by highway 64 & 180; phone number 1-520-638-2203.)