Hotels and Lodges at the Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon National Park is split between the South Rim and North Rim, be sure to select accommodations on the appropriate rim.

Train Depot and El Tovar

The historic log cabin train depot and El Tovar Hotel at Grand Canyon National Park.

South Rim of the Grand Canyon

Inside the Park - Grand Canyon Village: There are several hotels and lodges located within Grand Canyon National Park on the South Rim. All are located on or very near the rim of the canyon, with the exception of Maswik Lodge and Yavapai Lodge. While staying on or near the canyon's rim can seem nice, it's important to understand that parking for these lodges is very limited and can be difficult to find if you return to your lodge well after sunset.

We recommend staying at Yavapai Lodge as it has lots of parking and the rooms are nice especially the Yavapai "East" units.

Outside the Park - Town of Tusayan, Arizona: Many of our workshop clients elect to stay outside the Park in the town of Tusayan, Arizona, located about 1 mile from the main entrance into the park. We recommend staying at Red Feather Lodge, which has been recently remodeled and offers good value.

The Kaibab Lodge near the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona.

North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Inside the Park: There's only one lodge located inside Grand Canyon National Park on the North Rim, and that's the Grand Canyon Lodge. This lodge is actually made up of a bunch of quaint old cabins built back in the 1930s, forming a "village" of sorts. The lodge also has a small motel section in addition to the cabins, but if you're looking for an authentic North Rim experience, you will want to stay in the cabins.

Outside the Park: There are two more lodges located relatively near the North Rim, Kaibab Lodge, located about 5 miles from the entrance to the park, and Jacob Lake Inn, about 45 miles from the entrance. Kaibab Lodge adds about 15 minutes of drive time to reach the views. Jacob Lake Inn is an option of last resort because it is so far away from the viewpoints adding at least 45 minutes more driving to reach the viewpoints.

The Black Bridge

The cool waters of Bright Angel Creek near Phantom Ranch flow swiftly towards the Black Bridge and the Colorado River. The South Kaibab Trail crosses the Colorado River via this bridge.

At the bottom of the Grand Canyon!

If you're hiking to the bottom of the Grand Canyon, there's only one place to stay, and that's at Phantom Ranch, a historic oasis at the bottom of the Grand Canyon along Bright Angel Creek, a short distance north of the Colorado River. Phantom Ranch holds the distinction of being the only lodging below the rim of the canyon and can only be reached by mule, on foot, or by rafting the Colorado River.