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The Ultimate Hotel Guide to The Grand Canyon

Updated: Apr 2

Grand Canyon National Park is one of the most unique geological features in the world. It is 6,000 feet deep, 18 miles wide, and 277 miles long. With 7 hotels and lodges in the Grand Canyon, there are plenty of options to choose from. In this blog, we will cover all of those, including the prices, amenities, room types, and average ratings!


El Tovar Hotel ranks higher on this list of hotels because most rooms have a view of the Grand Canyon, the restaurant atmosphere and food are amazing, the rooms are nice, clean, and spacious, and the exterior and lobby are made out of wood. This is the place to be if you want a luxurious room for a regular price.

  • Price: $390/night in the summer, $210/night in the winter.

  • Amenities: restaurant (serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, American cuisine, named the El Tovar Dining Room), bar/lounge (named the El Tovar Cocktail Lou), air conditioning, free parking, 24/7 front desk, connecting rooms available, non-smoking, cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge), coffee shop, coffee/tea in the common area, free local shuttle, horse riding rentals, built in 1905, no elevators, only service animals are welcome.

  • Room Types: standard room with 1 queen bed, standard room with 1 queen bed street level, deluxe room with 1 king bed, standard room with 1 double bed, standard room with 1 double bed street level, and deluxe room with 2 queen beds

  • Rating: 8.4 out of 10


The El Tovar Hotel in Grand Canyon National Park
Credit - El Tovar

Bright Angel Lodge has the highest rating of any hotel or lodging option on the South Rim and for good reason - they have very good service and the cheapest nightly rate. The exterior is outdoorsy, and the rooms look just like the average home. It will be tough getting homesick here! They have 90 rooms in total, so there will most likely be availability for your trip.

  • Price: $230 per night in the summer, $130 per night in the winter.

  • Amenities: 3 restaurants (breakfast, lunch, dinner, American cuisine), bar/lounge, free parking, 24/7 front desk, non-smoking, breakfast (surcharge), coffee shop, snack bar/deli, fireplace in lobby, built in 1935, no elevators, only service animals are welcome.

  • Room Types: historic cabin with 1 queen, standard room with 1 double, rim cabin with 1 queen, and standard room with 1 queen.

  • Rating: 9.2 out of 10



Bright Angel Lodge in South Rim Grand Canyon National Park
Credit - Bright Angel Lodge

Grand Canyon Lodge - North Rim is the only hotel located on the North Rim within Grand Canyon National Park boundaries. There is a dining area on the edge of the Grand Canyon, which is absolutely spectacular. Grand Canyon Lodge has plenty of amenities and an old, outdoorsy atmosphere to it that guests will love. The prices here are lower than anywhere else!

  • Price: $190 per night in the summer (only open from May 15 to October 15).

  • Amenities: restaurant, gym/fitness center (the only one in the Grand Canyon), laundry facilities, free parking, bar, and cabins.

  • Room Types: motel rooms - standard guest room with 1 queen bed and private bathroom. Cabins - western cabins (up to 4 guests), pioneer cabins (up to 6 guests), and frontier cabins (up to 3 guests).

  • Rating: 8.6 out of 10


Grand Canyon Lodge North Rim in Grand Canyon National Park
Credit - Grand Canyon Lodge North Rim

Thunderbird Lodge has a very outdoorsy interior, spacious rooms, and a wonderful view of the Grand Canyon. Bright Angel Trailhead and Mary Jane Coulter Lookout are both within walking distance! There are a total of 55 rooms on 2 floors.

  • Price: $330 per night in the summer, $200 per night in the winter.

  • Amenities: restaurant, free local shuttle, free parking and WiFi, air conditioning, business center, meeting room, picnic area, pets not allowed unless a service animal.

  • Room Types: standard room with 2 queen beds, and standard room with 2 queen beds and a partial canyon view.

  • Rating: 8.6 out of 10


Thunderbird Lodge on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park
Credit - Thunderbird Lodge

Kachina Lodge is very similar to Thunderbird Lodge, but you will have a slightly better view out of the window. There is not one, but three different restaurants and a bar - this is why this hotel ranks higher than Thunderbird Lodge. There are 49 rooms on 2 levels.

  • Price: $330/night in the summer, $200 per night in the winter.

  • Amenities: three restaurants, bar/lounge, free parking, free local shuttle, meeting room, conference space (more than 12,000 square feet), free parking, smoke-free property, no elevator, pets are not allowed unless a service animal.

  • Room Types: standard room with 2 queen beds, and standard room with 2 queen beds and partial canyon view.

  • Rating: 8.4 out of 10


Kachina Lodge in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
Credit - Kachina Lodge

Yavapai Lodge has a total of 358 rooms, the most out of any hotels in the Grand Canyon Village and Village Loop Drive. Unfortunately, the hotel is not on the edge of the Grand Canyon South Rim. The good thing is that the room rates are cheaper, it’s in a beautiful spot, there are two restaurants, and the rooms are well-kept with a TV and refrigerator.

  • Price: $260 per night in the summer, $130 per night in the winter.

  • Amenities: 2 restaurants (Yavapai Tavern, Yavapai Dining Hall, children’s menu), pet-friendly, electric vehicle charging point, bar/lounge, air conditioning, free parking, 24/7 front desk, non-smoking, coffee shop (Yavapai Coffee Shop), coffee/tea in a common area, snack bar and deli, free local shuttle, porter/bellhop, luggage storage, fireplace in lobby, television in common areas, terrace and patio, art gallery on site (which is very rare at hotels), no elevators, and pets are allowed for $32 per pet per night.

  • Room Types: room with 2 queen beds (east), room with 2 queen beds (west), room with 2 queen beds (west, pet-friendly), room with 2 queen beds (east, mobility hearing accessible), and room with 1 king bed (east).

  • Rating: 8.6 out of 10


Yavapai Lodge in Grand Canyon Village, Arizona
Credit - Yavapai Lodge

Maswik Lodge ranks lower on this list mainly because it is not on the edge of the Grand Canyon - it’s a few minutes’ walk away, but away from the crowds. It has 250 rooms, which is more than many hotels and lodges in Grand Canyon Village combined. Like most hotels around here, the outside is outdoorsy, and the inside has a very nice modern touch.

  • Price: $330/night in the summer, $230/night in the winter.

  • Amenities: 2 restaurants (breakfast, lunch, dinner, American cuisine, named Maswik Food Court), bar/lounge, electric vehicle charging point (there aren’t very many EV chargers near the Grand Canyon), 24/7 front desk, free parking, free WiFi, connecting rooms available, non-smoking, cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge), water dispenser, free local shuttle, porter/bellhop, luggage storage, ATM/banking, safe-deposit box at front desk, only service pets are allowed.

  • Room Types: standard room with 2 queen beds (north), standard room with 2 queen beds (south), standard room with 1 king bed (south), standard room with 1 king bed and kitchenette (south), and standard room with 2 queen beds and kitchenette (south).

  • Rating: 8.8 out of 10



Maswik Lodge in Grand Canyon Village in Grand Canyon National Park
Credit - Maswik Lodge

Fun Activities in Grand Canyon National Park


1. Navajo Point

The viewpoint is on the eastern side of the South Rim. It offers a fantastic view not only into the Grand Canyon but of the Colorado River for dozens of miles. Navajo Point is next to the Desert View Watchtower, which allows you to get an elevated view of the canyon and the sunrises and sunsets.


2. Moran Point

Moran Point is another viewpoint closer to the Grand Canyon Village. The observation deck is only a minute away from the parking lot, making it accessible to everyone. I would not recommend climbing out onto the rocks - ending up on the news is usually not a good reason here.


3. Angels Window

Angels Window is located on the North Rim. It is a massive arch where you can see the Grand Canyon through it. Not only that, you can take the Cape Royal Trail to get an unobstructed view of the canyon from on top of the arch.


4. Bright Angel Trail

The Bright Angel Trail starts next to some of the hotels and lodges on the South Rim. It is 15.3 miles long with 4,500 feet of elevation gain. You don’t have to hike all the way down into the Grand Canyon, but save enough energy to get back up. This is one of the few trails where you can tell your friends that you hiked inside of the Grand Canyon!


5. Wahweap Overlook and Wahweap Window

Although these aren’t in the national park, there’s a chance that you will drive relatively close to them. Wahweap Overlook gives you an unforgettable view of Lake Powell. Wahweap Window is a massive arch that you can climb into across Wahweap Bay. There are many hikes and sightseeing opportunities in this area, such as Horseshoe Bend.


No matter what hotel or lodge you stay at in Grand Canyon National Park, you will definitely be satisfied. Every single option has a high average rating, most have restaurants and bars, and some have views of the Grand Canyon. No matter what season you visit, you will have goosebumps. Have a fun time exploring Arizona and the Grand Canyon!

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I love the Grand Canyon so much!!

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