The most beautiful hotels in the Grand Canyon

Hotels in the Grand Canyon

Are you looking for a hotel in the Grand Canyon? On this page, you’ll find everything you need to know about hotels in the Grand Canyon!

The Grand Canyon is an enormous expanse. The length of the Grand Canyon is a staggering 435 kilometers, and its width varies from 15 to 29 kilometers.

Tourists can visit four main areas: South Rim, North Rim, Grand Canyon East, and Grand Canyon West. Most tourists head to the Grand Canyon South Rim.

The South Rim is easily accessible from Las Vegas and offers the iconic wide vistas that everyone knows. Additionally, the South Rim features many viewpoints, the Grand Canyon Visitor Center, the world-famous Desert View Watchtower, and the Grand Canyon National Park Airport, where you can take a helicopter flight over the Grand Canyon.

TOP 3 hotels in the Grand Canyon

Below you will find three hotels located in Grand Canyon National Park. The location of these hotels is stunning. The first two hotels (El Tovar and Bright Angel Lodge) are situated right on the edge of the Grand Canyon, offering breathtaking views. Yavapai Lodge is set in a charming spot among the trees.

1. El Tovar – Inside the Park

✔ £345 – £390 per night

✔ Hotel on the edge of the Grand Canyon

✔ Located near the Bright Angel Trail

✔ Historical charm with modern luxury

El Tovar Hotel combines historical charm with modern luxury. El Tovar Hotel is situated directly on the edge of the Grand Canyon, offering breathtaking views over the canyon.

The El Tovar Dining Room is renowned for its exquisite cuisine. The hotel is located close to the famous Bright Angel Trail (a 10-minute walk) and the Grand Canyon Visitor Center (a beautiful 45-minute walk along the rim of the Grand Canyon).

Celebrities such as President Roosevelt, Albert Einstein, and Oprah Winfrey have stayed at the authentic El Tovar Hotel. The combination of location, history, and luxury makes El Tovar a fantastic hotel to stay in.

2. Bright Angel Lodge

✔ £215 – £260 per night

✔ Hotel on the edge of the Grand Canyon

✔ Located near the Bright Angel Trail

✔ Hotel with a long history and lots of charm

Bright Angel Lodge is a delightful 3-star hotel in Grand Canyon National Park within walking distance of beautiful viewpoints. The Bright Angel Lodge is particularly appreciated for its stunning location on the South Rim.

From the Lodge, you can take a bus or walk to the highlights of the South Rim. You can also embark on one of the most beautiful hikes in the Grand Canyon directly from the hotel, the Bright Angel Trail.

3. Yavapai Lodge

✔ £215 – £260 per night

✔ 3 minutes drive from the South Rim

✔ Charming hotel nestled among the trees in Grand Canyon National Park

✔ Within walking distance of supermarket and shuttle bus

Like the Bright Angel Hotel, Yavapai Lodge is located within the national park. This simple hotel is situated in a picturesque spot among the trees. Yavapai Lodge serves as an excellent base for your visit to the Grand Canyon. The distance to the Visitor Center is only 1.3 kilometers.

Yavapai Lodge features a nice restaurant with a lovely terrace. We enjoyed dining outside by a campfire with guitar music playing. Within walking distance of the lodge, you’ll find a large supermarket (Grand Canyon Village Market & Deli).

TOP 3 hotels in Tusayan

Below you will find three hotels located in Tusayan. Although these hotels are not in Grand Canyon National Park, their location is convenient. Tusayan is a 5-minute drive from the park entrance and 15 minutes from the Visitor Center. Additionally, Tusayan offers various amenities, such as restaurants, shops, a small airport, and the IMAX theater.

1. The Grand Hotel at the Grand Canyon

✔ £260 – £300 per night

✔ 15 minutes drive from the South Rim

✔ 3 minutes drive from Grand Canyon National Park Airport

✔ One of the more luxurious hotels near the Grand Canyon

The Grand Hotel at the Grand Canyon is a delightful, atmospheric 4-star hotel in Tusayan, just a fifteen-minute drive from the South Rim.

The hotel has an inviting entrance, its own swimming pool with a jacuzzi, and a fitness room. This hotel is one of the few 4-star hotels near the Grand Canyon and is perfect for those seeking a luxurious and comfortable stay.

2. Red Feather Lodge

✔ £175 – £215 per night

✔ 15 minutes drive from the South Rim

✔ 3 minutes drive from Grand Canyon National Park Airport

✔ Many facilities and good value for money

Red Feather Lodge is located in the heart of Tusayan and is a pleasant hotel with a positive rating of 9. We stayed at the Red Feather Hotel with our children aged 2 and 4, and we were pleased with our stay.

The hotel is within walking distance of several restaurants and provides easy access to Grand Canyon National Park. Additionally, the hotel serves as an excellent base for our helicopter flight over the Grand Canyon. It’s just a few minutes’ drive to Grand Canyon National Park Airport.

3. Squire Resort at the Grand Canyon

✔ £260 – £300 per night

✔ 15 minutes drive from the South Rim

✔ 3 minutes drive from Grand Canyon National Park Airport

✔ Family hotel with restaurants, swimming pools, bowling alley, and fitness center

Traveling to the Grand Canyon with your family? Check out the Squire Resort at the Grand Canyon. This hotel is highly rated by families due to the many facilities it offers. The hotel has indoor and outdoor pools, a bowling alley, an arcade, and a fitness center.

Like the other hotels in Tusayan, Squire Resort at the Grand Canyon is a fantastic base for your visit to the Grand Canyon. In about 15 minutes, you can reach the Grand Canyon Visitor Center, from where you can explore the South Rim.

Hotels Grand Canyon South Rim

Near the Grand Canyon are two small towns: Grand Canyon Village and Tusayan. Grand Canyon Village is actually located within Grand Canyon National Park. Tusayan is situated just outside the park entrance, about 10 kilometers from the Grand Canyon Visitor Center.

Hotels Grand Canyon Village

Grand Canyon Village is a unique place to stay. The town is located in Grand Canyon National Park, beyond the park entrance. From your hotel, it’s just a few minutes’ drive to the edge of the Grand Canyon. You can also walk via the South Rim Trail, an easy hike (about 3 kilometers) along a mostly paved road to Yavapai Point.

Hotels Tusayan

Staying in a hotel in Grand Canyon Village is naturally magnificent. But the nearby town of Tusayan is also a great base for visiting the South Rim. There are plenty of hotels in Tusayan, offering plenty of choices.

Tusayan is close to the entrance of Grand Canyon National Park and a few minutes’ drive from Grand Canyon National Park Airport. Tusayan also features the Grand Canyon IMAX Theater, a large theater that shows a film/docu about the Grand Canyon.

Traveling from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon

Driving from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon South Rim? Then you’ll pass through various small towns. The towns in order of distance (in kilometers) to the Grand Canyon South Rim are: Grand Canyon Village (3.5 kilometers), Tusayan (10.6 kilometers), Grand Canyon Junction (46.5 kilometers), Williams (95 kilometers), Ash Fork (124 kilometers), Seligman (164 kilometers), and Kingman (277 kilometers). Hotels can be found in all these towns for your visit to the Grand Canyon!

Cheap Hotel Grand Canyon

What is the cheapest hotel in the Grand Canyon? We look at all hotels within a maximum of one and a half-hour drive from Grand Canyon Village. A hotel that often comes out as the cheapest is Ash Fork Inn.

This 2-star motel is located on the route from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon in the town of Ash Fork. Former visitors of Ash Fork Inn also particularly appreciate the location of the motel and the good price/quality ratio. Expect, for the modest prices (a few tens of dollars per night), not a beautifully decorated hotel with a pool. Ash Fork Inn is, however, an excellent pitstop from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon!

Hotel Grand Canyon North Rim

The Grand Canyon South Rim is very touristy, with plenty of hotels and a wide variety of tours available. The North Rim, a 6-hour drive from Las Vegas, is quite different! This area is less accessible and is only open from mid-May to mid-October due to heavy snowfall in the winter months.

Unique to the North Rim is the tranquility and the abundance of trees, which grow here due to the significantly higher elevation of the North Rim compared to the South Rim. The temperature at the North Rim is also considerably lower.

There is only one North Rim hotel, named Grand Canyon Lodge. This simple 2-star hotel is beautifully located on the edge of the North Rim (see photo below). There is a restaurant, a shop, and a campground available at the Grand Canyon Lodge.

Hotels in the Grand Canyon

Stay on a Ranch

Looking to stay on a ranch? Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the old west? At the Grand Canyon Western Ranch, you’ll find it all: cowboys, songs by the campfire, horseback riding, and wagon rides. And all of this in the middle of nature, just a 2-hour drive from Las Vegas.

The Grand Canyon Western Ranch is located to the west of the Grand Canyon. At the ranch, you can also book a helicopter flight over the Grand Canyon. The ranch is just a half-hour drive from the Grand Canyon Skywalk, a floating glass platform above the Canyon. It’s a truly beautiful place to stay near the Grand Canyon!

Staying at the bottom of the Grand Canyon

At the bottom of the Grand Canyon, at the foot of the Colorado River, you’ll find the Phantom Ranch. The Phantom Ranch is only accessible on foot, by mule, or by raft (via the Colorado River).

It is assumed that the Phantom Ranch, which has over 10 cabins, is one of the hardest hotels to book in the USA. Reservations are distributed through a lottery to manage the high demand and distribute reservations fairly. Curious about how to reserve a cabin? Read more about the Phantom Ranch Lottery here.

Frequently Asked Questions About Grand Canyon Hotels

Which hotels are located in Grand Canyon National Park?

Several hotels are actually located within Grand Canyon National Park, past the park entrance.

At the South Rim, overlooking the Grand Canyon, you will find the hotels Bright Angel Lodge, El Tovar Hotel, Thunderbird Lodge, and Kachina Lodge.

A bit further from the edge of the Grand Canyon, you will find the hotels Maswik Lodge and Yavapai Lodge. At the bottom of the Grand Canyon, near the Colorado River that flows through the Grand Canyon, you will find Phantom Ranch. You can only reach it by hiking down.

At the Grand Canyon North Rim, the much less touristy part of the Grand Canyon, you will find Grand Canyon Lodge with views over the Grand Canyon.

What is the best luxury hotel in the Grand Canyon?

Are you looking for a luxury hotel in the Grand Canyon? At the edge of the Grand Canyon, you will find the El Tovar Hotel. You won’t find a better location in the Grand Canyon. In Tusayan, a 15-minute drive from the edge of the Grand Canyon, you will find The Grand Hotel at the Grand Canyon. These two 4-star hotels can be considered the most luxurious hotels near the Grand Canyon.

Where is the best place to stay in the Grand Canyon?

In my opinion, it’s best to stay overnight in Grand Canyon National Park, past the park entrance. The hotels at the edge of the Grand Canyon offer fantastic views of the Grand Canyon. These hotels are: Bright Angel Lodge, El Tovar Hotel, Thunderbird Lodge, and Kachina Lodge. The location of these hotels is also very convenient if you want to hike the Bright Angel Trail.

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Author Pieter

Hi, my name is Pieter. In 2009, I made my first trip to the United States. In 2012, 2019, 2020, 2022, and 2023, I had the opportunity to travel to this special country again. On this website, I write with great passion and pleasure about one of the most beautiful wonders of nature, the Grand Canyon. On this page, you can find all my blogs.