What Grand Canyon hotel to stay at?

Grand Canyon National Park is one of the most awe-inspiring displays of beautiful American wilderness left, and understandably, it draws in massive crowds every year. No matter what time of year it is, one question is always asked more than any other: What Grand Canyon Hotel should I stay at for my Grand Canyon vacation?

There is certainly no single answer to this question because, unlike many other national parks and vacation destinations, there are several equally tempting options, and each provides a different experience. In the outlying areas surrounding the park, you’ll find chain Grand Canyon hotels, Grand Canyon motels, resorts, and campgrounds, but if you prefer to stay in the park, you can still choose between even more campgrounds, modern lodges, and rustic cabins for a quieter, more authentic experience. No matter what you’re looking for, you’re sure to find something you’ll love, but each area does specialize in a different experience.

South Rim

Since the South Rim is open year-round, it’s where most people look for Grand Canyon hotels and Grand Canyon Motels, and rightfully so. While the other rims certainly have their own distinct advantages, the South Rim has enough guest services to make it one of the easiest and most convenient places to stay.

North Rim

Those planning on staying the night in the Grand Canyon’s North Rim may choose to book a stay at the historic Grand Canyon Lodge and Cabins, but due to the well-earned popularity of this destination, you’ll need to plan about a year ahead to stay here.

Williams & Flagstaff

Because of the high capacity rates near the Grand Canyon during high season many visitors opt for accommodation in the nearby towns of Williams or Flagstaff.  Both offer a convenient enough home base although it is a bit of a drive to the South Rim.  Williams is the closer town but Flagstaff has more amenities so both are good options.

Grand Canyon Hotel and Accommodation Directory

Below is a directory of accommodations we suggest investigating.  You can sort by location or price range using the tabs below and to the left.

  • Bright Angel Lodge
    Bright Angel Lodge
  • Phantom Ranch Grand Canyon
    Phantom Ranch
  • Grand Canyon Squire Inn
    Grand Canyon Squire Inn
  • Cameron Trading Post
    Cameron Trading Post Hotel Lodge
  • Canyon Motel RV Park
    Canyon Motel & RV Park
  • Red Garter Inn
    The Red Garter Inn
  • Grand Canyon Lodge
  • Kiabab Camper Village
    Kaibab Camper Village
  • El Rancho Motel
    El Rancho Motel
  • El Tovar Hotel
  • Kachina Grand Canyon
    Kachina Lodge
  • Thunderbird Lodge
    Thunderbird Lodge
  • Yavapai Lodge
    Yavapai Lodge
  • Days Inn Williams
    Days Inn
  • Grand Canyon Inn Williams
    Grand Canyon Inn
  • Grand Canyon Ranch Resort
    Grand Canyon Ranch
  • Lees Ferry Lodge
    Lees Ferry Lodge
  • Mountain Ranch Resort Williams
    Mountain Ranch Resort
  • Williams Super 8
    Super 8 Williams
  • Dumplin Patch
    Dumplin Patch Hotel
  • Grand Plaza Hotel
    Grand Canyon Plaza Resort
  • Lodge Route 66
    Lodge on Route 66
  • Rodeway Williams
    Rodeway Inn Suites Downtowner Route 66
  • Comfort Inn Flagstaff
    Comfort Inn Flagstaff
  • Flagstaff Fairfield Inn
    Fairfield Inn Flagstaff
  • Hilton Garden Inn Flagstaff
    Hilton Garden Inn Flagstaff
  • Holiday Inn Express Flagstaff
    Holiday Inn Express Flagstaff
  • Little America Hotel
    Little America Hotel Flagstaff
  • Grand Hotel Grand Canyon
    The Grand Hotel
  • Red Feather Lodge Grand Canyon
    Red Feather Lodge
  • Grand Canyon Railway Hotel
    Grand Canyon Railway Hotel
  • Highlander Motel
    Highlander Motel
  • Canyon Country Inn
    Canyon Country Inn Bed & Breakfast
  • Howard Johnson Williams
    Howard Johnson Express Inn
  • Mountain Ranch Resort Williams
    Mountain Ranch Resort at Beacon Hill
  • Drury Inn Suites Flagstaff
    Drury Inn & Suites Flagstaff
  • La Quinta Inn Suites Flagstaff
    La Quinta Inn & Suites Flagstaff
  • Hampton Inn Suites Flagstaff
    Hampton Inn & Suites Flagstaff
  • SpringHill Suites Marriott Flagstaff
    SpringHill Suites Flagstaff
  • Holiday Inn Express South Rim