Hotels – Next on your itinerary is to find a place to stay. When it comes to staying in the Grand Canyon you can spend your nights in the Canyon or in a more modern hotel within a few miles. It is very important that you book your stay well in advance. The most popular locations to stay include Tusayan, Williams and Flagstaff.
- 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.
- Williams – Located just 60 miles away from the Canyon (an hour drive).Williams, Arizona, offer a beautiful mountainside scenery and the historic Route 66. Some of the adventures available include taking the railway to the Canyon, an outdoor drive-thru wildlife park, as well as a real looking western setting. (You will see cowboys walking through this town.)
- Flagstaff – At an elevation of nearly 7,000 feet and just 80 miles away from the Grand Canyon (about a 90 minute drive) makes this another popular place to stay. Although further away then Tusayan it will be generally a bit cheaper and has a number of other fun activities to offer such as hiking, mountain biking, boating, disk golf, camping and rock climbing. The colder winter months will provide great places to ski and snowboarding.
The Red Feather Lodge
A family owned hotel that has many of the modern facilities including a heated outdoor pool and a laundry facility. They offer both motel and hotel style residences. (Hotel is a higher standard and generally more expensive.) There are smoking rooms and pet-friendly rooms available as well. (Pet rooms are only available in the motel part.) As mentioned earlier you need to book in advance if you want a room especially during peak season…READ MORE
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Site are available for camping overnight in a trailer as well. Sites can accommodate rigs as large as 50 feet in length and come with a picnic table, BBQ grill and sewage hook-ups. Electrical hook-ups, cable TV and water are also available. Laundry and coin operated showers are also available.
Lodging on the North Rim is available at the Grand Canyon Lodge. This historic lodge is located on the rim of the canyon and many rooms have great views. Rooms come with queen sized beds and a private bathroom.
Modern Hotels (within 10 miles of the Canyon)
If you don’t mind staying a few miles away from the Canyon the options increase dramatically. Listed below are the top 5 hotels with ratings, approximate costs, phone numbers and website information.
The first on the list is less than six miles away from the Canyon. The Best Western Premier Grand Canyon Squire Inn is approximately…READ MORE.
(Operators available 8 a.m.-10 p.m. EST)
Remember that hotels near the Grand Canyon get booked quickly, usually more than six months in advance.