Want to find the best Grand Canyon hotels or places to stay that's right for you? When searching for Grand Canyon hotels to stay in, first consider which rim of the canyon you will be visiting and for how long. Most people only need to book a hotel room a night or two when visiting the Canyon and then continue exploring other parts of the great Southwest. Staying at a hotel near the Grand Canyon will make it easier to stay until sunset and enjoy a full day there, but there's not much else to do in the nearby towns once it gets dark. Many visitors who choose to pack as many thing in as possible into their trip opt to book a room in Las Vegas and visit the West Rim of the Grand Canyon. Get to know which attractions, tours, activities and views are available on each rim before booking your Grand Canyon hotel accommodations. From there, the are plenty of budget, historic, familiar chain hotels and resorts to choose from.
Most visitors look for Grand Canyon hotels near the South Rim. It's the rim that is open year round and has the most guest services. If you are looking to stay in Grand Canyan National Park, in-park reservations usually require at least a year's advance planning. Just outside of the park are the towns of Tusayan and Williams, which provide visitors with the most Grand Canyon lodging options such as variety of moderate-to-luxury hotels and limited-service motels. These South Rim accommodations have the added benefit of being just minutes from the Grand Canyon Airport near the Grand Canyon's south entrance. Tusayan and Williams primarily serve Grand Canyon visitors and have a limited amount of entertainment outside of dining and Grand Canyon accommodations.
If you're wanting to explore a little more of what Arizona has to offer, nearby towns such as Flagstaff and Sedona offer Grand Canyon visitors not only a variety hotel and lodging options, but everything from skiing and a vibrant night life to world-class spas and luxury amenities.
But if your heart's set on staying inside the Grand Canyon's boundaries, look into Grand Canyon National Park lodges at the South Rim including El Tovar Hotel, Bright Angel Lodge, Maswik Lodge, Kachina Lodge, Thunderbird Lodge, Yavapai Lodge and Phantom Ranch's famous cabins.
The West Rim of the Grand Canyon is fast-becoming one of the most talked about destinations at the Grand Canyon. Just a 2.5 hour drive or a short scenic helicopter ride from nearby Las Vegas, Nevada, Grand Canyon West boasts of a 70 ft glass floor suspended past the edge of the Canyon allowing visitors to look straight down to the canyon floor 4,000 feet below.
If you're looking for a Grand Canyon hotel near the West Rim and Skywalk, Las Vegas is the best and nearest option. Since it's Las Vegas, the range of Grand Canyon West Rim accommodations available to you is endless. From budget motels to the most luxurious hotels in the world, the choice is yours.
A visit to Grand Canyon's North Rim is well worth forfeiting the choices available amongst dozens of motels and hotels one finds on the South Rim. In fact, its remoteness is precisely what attracts many visitors to the North Rim in the first place. Staying overnight in Grand Canyon North Rim could certainly mean booking a stay at the historic Grand Canyon Lodge & Cabins, but be sure to plan about a year ahead if this is your vacation itinerary.
Other Grand Canyon North Rim lodging options lie in small towns dotted on the Kaibab Plateau like Lees Ferry, Jacob Lake and Page, AZ and Kanab and Fredonia, UT. If you prefer a night-sky canopy and the smell of pine over Grand Canyon North Rim motels and lodging, be sure to check out North Rim RV camp sites and campgrounds.
Note: The North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park is open seasonally mid-May to mid-October; its close date can vary due to winter weather conditions.
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