Where to Stay When Visiting The Grand Canyon
Apr 18, 2023 at 8:00 AM in Where to Stay by
The Grand Canyon is one of the United States’ most well-known tourist attractions and one of the most-visited national parks in the country, with visitation nearing 6 million people every single year. If you find yourself among these visitors drawn to the Grand Canyon’s natural and awe-inspiring beauty, don’t just stop by and then head on your way to other attractions and destinations in the Southwest. Instead, stick around a while — at one of these top places to stay near The Grand Canyon.
1. The Grand Canyon Lodge on the North Rim
For accommodations with a view, head to The Grand Canyon Lodge in North Rim, Arizona. Here, you’ll enjoy fewer crowds (as this is the side of the Canyon that typically gets less visitation) and rustic, log cabin-style accommodations. Make sure to try the on-site dining. The property’s grand dining room offers stellar, won’t-find-anywhere-else views of the canyon as you chow down on regional favorites. For hikers, the property provides a shuttle service to and from one of the Canyon trailheads.
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2. Maswik Lodge
In Grand Canyon Village, Maswik Lodge offers historic appeal, but a recent update brings things into the modern era. The lodge was originally a motor lodge for road-tripping travelers in the 1920s, with cabins that were eventually replaced by the hotel rooms you see today. In the current, forest-set, 300-room lodge, you’ll find multiple dining options and the property is close enough to the Canyon that you can walk there, or take a short and convenient bus ride.
3. The Grand Hotel
For less of a lodge experience and more of a traditional hotel vibe, go with The Grand Hotel. Also in Grand Canyon Village, this property does still use some of that classic, Southwest lodge theme-ing throughout, but the rooms are all contemporary, with luxurious amenities available to guests that include an indoor pool, hot tub, fitness center, EV charging and more.
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4. Under Canvas Grand Canyon
Under Canvas Grand Canyon has been named one of the best resorts not just around The Grand Canyon, but actually throughout all of Arizona. It’s also one of the best places to stay in the area if you truly want something unique.
As the resort’s name suggests, you won’t be staying in an ordinary hotel room here. Instead, the accommodations are safari-style luxury tents that come with hotel-like amenities, such as housekeeping, private bathrooms, plush beds and more. You just get the added bonus of being directly out in nature, with bedroom views of the landscape.
Don’t miss out on the resort’s ample programming, from camp activities to s’mores to culinary and adventure activities.
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Need more advice on what to do (beyond seeing The Grand Canyon, of course), where to stay, where to eat and where to shop when visiting this U.S. landmark? Be sure to pick up a copy of the Discovery Map guide to all things Grand Canyon.