Grand Canyon Lodges, Hotels, and More

  
El Tovar - Grand Canyon National Park
The Grand Canyon's El Tovar opened in 1905 and was most recently renovated in 2005. In the past, the Hotel has hosted such luminaries as Theodore Roosevelt, Albert Einstein, Western author Zane Grey, and many others. Today, El Tovar retains its elegant charm. Located on the Canyon rim, it features a fine dining room (open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner), lounge and curio shop with newsstand. El Tovar offers its guests Concierge, turn-down and room service and is a Registered National Historic Landmark.
 

  
Phantom Ranch
Phantom Ranch is a comfortable oasis nestled at the bottom of the Grand Canyon.It is tucked in beside Bright Angel Creek on the north side of the Colorado River and is the only lodging facility below the Canyon rim.



The Ranch can only be reached by mule, by foot, or by rafting the Colorado River and is a popular stop-over point for hikers and mule riders traveling to the bottom of the Canyon via the famous Bright Angel or Kaibab trails. Open year-round. The ranch was designed by architect Mary E. J. Colter and completed in 1922. The rustic cabins and main lodge are built of wood and native stone and do not intrude on the natural beauty and solitude of the setting. Overnight accommodations at Phantom Ranch consist of dormitory spaces and cabins. Cabins and dormitories are heated and cooled during the summer months.

 
El Portal Sedona Luxury Inn‏
From the breathtaking mountains, sky and earth to the serenity and intimate peacefulness they offer... this spirit of timelessness and natural wonders which surround and fill us with a feeling of oneness... This spirit is the essence of the EL PORTAL Hotel. Nowhere else in Sedona will you find a luxury inn or hotel with 18-inch thick adobe walls- walls that provide both quiet and history. It's truly an architectural masterpiece and one of the finest hotels in Sedona. Twelve spacious rooms have been created in accordance with the simplicity and function of turn-of-the-century architecture. Although the hacienda is historically styled and based, its appointments are the very finest the 21st century has to offer. Each guest suite includes a private entrance, patio, fireplace, whirlpool, bath, and entertainment center with DVD, computer portal, telephone, fax and more. We are a pet friendly bed and breakfast too!

Mather Campground

Mather campground is massive and set out very well. All sites appear to be level and the facilities are very good, all be it pay for use. Stock up on quarters and remember to have everything ready when you put the quarters in the slot for the shower as it starts your time from the moment they are inserted so if your still clothed, it is costing money. Nice stay and great vibe, the  Grand Canyon is breathtaking.
  
Bright Angel Lodge & Cabins
Bright Angel Lodge, designed in 1935, has a natural, rustic character, and is a Registered National Historic Landmark. Designed by famed architect Mary Elizabeth Jane Colter (Mary E. J. Colter), it has always been a popular place to stay and the center of South Rim activity. Located just a few feet from the Canyon rim, Bright Angel Lodge is the check-in point for the world famous Grand Canyon Mule Rides.
   
The Grand Hotel at The Grand Canyon

Guests of The Grand Hotel enjoy gateway access to Grand Canyon National Park, the entrance to the park is just one mile away, and a variety of recreational activities. The lodge, built in 1998, features classic architecture and decor with rustic timber, western ironwork, and immense log beams. A central lobby with a towering stone fireplace invites good books, lively games of checkers, and inquisitive conversations with travelers from around the world. The nearby grand piano inspires guests to play their favorite tunes and sing along. You might even enjoy a spontaneous guitar and fiddle jam session going on in the lobby. The Canyon Star Restaurant and Saloon is on-site and features Western-style decor with nightly entertainment including Native American Dancers and live music. The Canyon Star serves a wide variety of foods ranging from hearty steaks to southwestern specialties.
 
Thunderbird Lodge
Conveniently located between El Tovar and Bright Angel Lodge, Thunderbird is a contemporary lodge. Located on the Canyon rim, half of the rooms at the Thunderbird Lodges have partial canyon views. All of the rooms are ideally suited for families. Rooms have two queen beds or one king bed, in-room coffee, refrigerator, safe, television, telephone, and full bath. Rooms designed for guests with physical disabilities are available.
    
Kachina Lodge
Conveniently located between El Tovar and Bright Angel Lodge, Kachina is a contemporary lodge. Located on the Canyon rim, half of the rooms at the Kachina Lodge have partial canyon views. All of the rooms are ideally suited for families. Rooms have two queen beds or one king bed, in-room coffee, refrigerator, safe, television, telephone, and full bath. Rooms designed for guests with physical disabilities are available.
   
Maswik Lodge

Maswik Lodge is a modern facility spread over several acres of Ponderosa Pine forest, located just 1/4 mile from the canyon's edge. Maswik Lodge features a cafeteria that is open from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Here you will also find a sports bar with a wide screen TV, a curio shop stocked with handicrafts and gifts, and a transportation/activities desk. Maswik South rooms are motel-style rooms with two queen beds, a full bath, telephone, and television. Room sizes vary somewhat between the north and south sections of the lodge.
 
Yavapai Lodge

Yavapai Lodge is Grand Canyon National Park Lodges' largest facility and is surrounded by Pinyon and Juniper woodlands, about 1/2 mile from the rim. With modern rooms and many services within a few steps, this is a convenient choice for families.Yavapai East offers 198 rooms with in-room air conditioning, coffee, and refrigerator. Yavapai West offers 160 rooms that are not air conditioned but feature vaulted ceilings with ceiling fans. The Lodge is located next to the Market Plaza, which includes a general store, bank, and U.S. Post Office. The National Park Service Visitor Center is within a short walk - approximately 1/2 mile.



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Welcome to the best Grand Canyon hotels, lodges, and more. This listing of places to stay at the canyon is constantly being revised as we experience and learn new things about our parks. So, if you feel we are missing one, please email us and let us know!