The best hotels, motels, and lodges inside and outside the park

Grand Canyon Lodging
Courtesy of Xanterra Parks & Resorts
Historic lodge to modern motel, find the lodging just right for your trip.

RATES: $ inexpensive under $100 $$ moderate $100-$175 $$$ expensive $175-$250 $$$$ splurge $250 and up

South Rim All South Rim lodging reservations are made through Xanterra Parks & Resorts: or (888) 297-2757.

El Tovar. Rambling and recentrly restored historic 1905 lodge perched at the edge of the canyon. $$$$.

Bright Angel Lodge Cabins. Also historic, but more modest. $-$$$.

Maswik Lodge. Modern motel sits back from the rim, but it’s comfortable and within walking distance of most South Rim attractions. $$-$$$

Phantom Ranch. It’s the only hotel in the neighborhood, but considering that it’s situated at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, that’s nothing to sneeze at. The accommodations are very rustic and dorm-style. $-$$

Thunderbird Lodge. Recently  remodeled, the modern Lodge has many rooms with partial canyon views. $$$.

North Rim

Grand Canyon Lodge North Rim. Beautiful historic lodge overlooking the canyon; open May 15-October 15. Motel rooms and cabins. or   877-386-4383. $$-$$$.


Tusayan, AZ

Grand Hotel. Lodge like feel, nightly entertainment. $$-$$$. or (888) 634-7263.

Williams, AZ

The Canyon Motel & RV Park. Sleep in a converted railcar, caboose, or one of 18 basic cottages. $-$$.  or  (800) 482-3955.

Grand Canyon Railway Hotel. The railway’s official hotel, walking distance to downtown. Railroad packages available. 298 rooms; $$.  or  (800) 843-8724.

Red Garter Inn. Former bordello now has four rooms with private baths, and a full-service restaurant open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. $$.;  or (800) 328-1484.

WHERE TO EAT INSIDE THE PARK Arizona Room. In the Bright Angel Lodge, grilled specialties and a relaxed Western atmosphere. Bright Angel Restaurant. In Bright Angel Lodge, good for breakfast. El Tovar Dining Room. In the historic hotel, the South Rim’s class act, thanks to its setting and gourmet menu. Dinner reservations recommended (928/638-2631).

Maswik Food Court. At Maswik Lodge, no-frills fare.

OUTSIDE THE PARK Williams, AZ Pine Country Restaurant. Home cooking.  107 N. Grand Canyon Blvd.; (928) 635-9718. Rod’s Steak House. Classic Route 66 eatery, opened in 1946.  301 E. Route 66; (928) 635-2671.
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