The Grand Canyon is recognized as one of the great seven natural wonders of the world, with unsurpassed majesty and beauty. The Grand Canyon is a place of incredible beauty that is so vast that it is hard to take in. The Grand Canyon of the Colorado River is a outstanding spectacle of color and rock formations. Visitors to the Grand Canyon National Park can take in the beauty by hiking, Grand Canyon Mule Rides, Helicopter Tours, Airplane Tours and the Grand Canyon Railway. The South Rim of the Grand Canyon is located in northern Arizona.
Travelers who vacation in the Grand Canyon can find fine lodging in the Grand Canyon National Park and near the park entrance. Following are the top rated hotels in the Grand Canyon South Rim.
Best Western Grand Canyon Squire Inn, Grand Canyon Arizona. Fine property just moments from the South Rim entrance of the Grand Canyon National Park. The Best Western Hotel offers fine amenities that enhance a visit to the spectacular Grand Canyon. Amenities include exercise room, sauna, outdoor swimming pool, salon services with beauty treatments and massage therapies available. The Family Fun Center is fun for the family with arcade games, bowling and billiards. Dine at the Coronado Room Restaurant. 800-622-6966.
Canyon Plaza Quality Inn. This hotel is located just one mile from the south entrance of the Grand Canyon National Park and seven miles to the South Rim. Complimentary Continental Breakfast is served to guests daily. Hotel features include free high speed Internet, indoor hot tub, outdoor pool and hot tub, pool, bar/lounge, and restaurant. 866-698-2012.
Bright Angel Lodge & Cabins was designed in 1935 and is a Registered National Historic Landmark. The lodge has a natural, rustic character. The Bright Angle Lodge is the check-in point for the famous Grand Canyon Mule Rides. 928-638-9810.
El Tovar Hotel. The El Tovar Hotel is the premier lodging facility at the Grand Canyon. The hotel was opened in 1905 and renovated in 2005. The elegant hotel is located on the Canyon Rim. Hotel features a fine dining room, lounge, curio shop, and room service. The El Tovar is a Registered National Historic Landmark Hotel. All rooms are non-smoking. Lodging books up in advance, so make reservations as early as possible.
Grand Canyon Holiday Inn. Hotel is located one mile from the entrance of the Grand Canyon National Park South Rim. Hotel amenities include whirlpool, indoor pool, high speed Internet access, complimentary breakfast and more. 928-638-3000.
The Grand Hotel. This hotel was built in 1998 and resembles a sprawling, three story chalet. Rooms are decorated in bright Southwestern decor, with large windows. Hotel features a indoor pool, hot tub and adjacent fitness center. Dine at the Canyon Star Restaurant and Saloon, serving steaks, ribs and other western fare. 888-634-7263.
Kachina Lodge. Contemporary lodges is located on the Canyon Rim in between El Tovar and Bright Angle Lodge. Half of the rooms at the Kachina Lodge have partial canyon views. The lodge is within walking distance to the dining facilities at El Tovar or Bright Angel Lodge. 303-297-2757.
Thunderbird Lodge. Thunderbird is a contemporary lodge located on the Canyon Rim between El Tovar and Bright Angel Lodge. The Thunderbird is within walking distance to the dining facilities at El Tovar or Bright Angel Lodge. 303-297-2757.
Information subject to change. Contact the hotels for further information and the make reservations.