Look beyond the Rims for hotels and lodging availability.
Tusayan, Williams, Flagstaff, Sedona and Las Vegas are popular lodging areas.
Looking for a place to stay on your trip to the Grand Canyon? Choose from several "gateway" towns and cities offering hotels nearest Grand Canyon National Park to suit the needs of every kind of traveler. The South Rim of the Grand Canyon is best reached through Williams, Flagstaff and Sedona; while the West Rim, where the popular Grand Canyon Skywalk is located, is most accessible from Las Vegas. The North Rim is the place to visit if you're a true hiking enthusiast.
The Grand Canyon's North Rim is known for being remote with few developed comforts in the area, but the North Rim does feature one in-park hotel, the Grand Canyon Lodge and Cabins, plus several beautiful campgrounds and a few hotels and motels outside the park boundary in nearby small towns. Many North Rim visitors enjoy Rim to Rim hikes, but make sure to check conditions and don't forget your Backcountry Permit!
There are two main types of camping permitted at the Grand Canyon: camping in "developed" campgrounds where vehicles and campers are allowed; and backpacking and camping within the canyon, which requires a Backcountry Permit. These are necessary for camping in the North Rim, South Rim, or Tuweep. Find rules, information on permits and how to reserve camp spot here.
Grand Canyon Hotels & Lodging
Grand Canyon hotels and lodging usually require reservations a year in advance, just like many of the Grand Canyon tours like Colorado white water river rafting and premier Grand Canyon helicopter tours. Depending on the desired experience, Grand Canyon visitors often stay in surrounding gateway towns and cities, such as Flagstaff, Sedona, Williams, Las Vegas, or even camp in the park itself.
Each gateway town offers a different Grand Canyon experience. From backcountry camping in the North Rim to Four Diamond resorts in Sedona, GrandCanyon.net can help you find the right Grand Canyon accommodation for you.
Grand Canyon Hotels in Williams
Williams is located 60 miles south of the Grand Canyon's South Rim and is the home to the famous Grand Canyon Railway. Williams offers limited Grand Canyon hotels and lodging options, which tend to book quickly. Camping is also a popular option for Grand Canyon visitors as Williams is surrounded by Kaibab National Forest with plenty of opportunities to go hiking.
Grand Canyon Hotels in Flagstaff
Flagstaff offers a small mountain town feel with all the comforts and conveniences of a developed city. Home to Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff also benefits from a vibrant college culture, which includes great coffee shops, lively night life and several outdoor activities. Being about 80 miles away or about a two hour drive from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, Flagstaff is one of the popular gateways because of its close proximity to the Grand Canyon as well as its range of hotel and lodging options. From quaint bed and breakfasts to familiar hotel brands, Flagstaff offers Grand Canyon hotels and lodging to fit every need.
Grand Canyon Hotels in Sedona
Sedona is known internationally to be one of the most beautiful resort destinations in the world. Its vibrant red rocks and captivating energy attracts outdoor enthusiasts, energy healers and resort aficiandos alike. Sedona is located about 115 miles or two hours and forty-five minutes from the Grand Canyon's South Rim and is an ideal place to stay when visiting the Grand Canyon no matter what your hotel or lodging preference is. Oak Creek Canyon adjacent to Sedona offers stream side camping, while Sedona has a choice of bed and breakfasts, hotels, resort and spas, as well as vacation home rentals. Sedona certainly offers the most hotel options for an upscale Grand Canyon experience; although its not the closest town to the Grand Canyon, its well worth a visit in its own right.
Hotels & Lodging: Las Vegas, NV
The West Rim and Grand Canyon Skywalk are most accessible from Las Vegas; that means the hotel and resort opportunities in Las Vegas are as vast as the Grand Canyon itself. From Las Vegas hotels to resorts on The Strip, visiting the Grand Canyon from Las Vegas is truly and experience unlike any other. Many people enjoy taking a Grand Canyon helicopter tour from The Strip or rent a car and leave one of the most spectacular man-made sights for the day and travel and see one of nature's. Unlike Grand Canyon hotel and lodging on the North and South Rims, Las Vegas typically has plenty of rooms available even up until the last minute.
North Rim Hotels, Lodging & Camping
The North Rim of the Grand Canyon is known for being more remote with more intimate acomodations like the singular resort-style hotel, the historic Grand Canyon Lodge, or the limited amount of small motels that pop up near the surrounding area. Most people who explore the North Rim get Backcountry Passes and camp out during the warmer summer months.
BY: Christina Hecht
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Las Vegas HotelsFind all Las Vegas hotels and casino resorts on The Strip, off The Strip, and Downtown. [more...]
Williams HotelsThis Route 66 town, just 60 miles from the South Rim, is home to the Grand Canyon Railway and great small-town atmosphere. [more...]
Flagstaff HotelsFlagstaff offers a wide selection of hotels, motels, bed & breakfasts plus college-town nightlife just 2 hours from the South Rim. [more...]
Hotels Near Grand Canyon Natl ParkPlan ahead to stay at the Grand Canyon National Park lodges at the rim, or the next best thing in the village of Tusayan [more...]
Sedona Hotels & Bed and BreakfastsBreathtaking Sedona offers stunning views of red rock monoliths and everything from quaint bed & breakfasts to luxurious resorts. [more...]
Comfort Inn Flagstaff
Ideally located Flagstaff hotel offers activity, atmostphere and beauty right outside your door
Best Western Premium Grand Canyon Squire
The only South Rim resort hotel, it is hard to pass up the luxuries you will find here
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