The Best Lodging Choices Of The Grand Canyon South Rim

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Lodging In The Park

The South Rim is a popular area for tourists to stay while visiting the Grand Canyon. Hotels and lodges are available inside the park, offering convenient access to nearby attractions and tours. The hotels and lodges are more expensive than those outside, but they also provide a more immersive experience of the canyon. If you are budget-conscious, you can always try camping inside the park. However, it is important to consider the quality of the campsite and whether you want to stay in a room with a view.

South Rim Grand Canyon Lodging And Nearby Towns

The most famous hotel on the South Rim is the El Tovar Hotel, which opened its doors in 1905. It was designed to resemble a Norwegian villa and a Swiss chalet. It was considered one of the most luxurious hotels west of the Mississippi River, and is now considered the crown jewel of Historic National Park Lodges. It has 78 guest rooms and 12 suites with unique decor, private balconies, and bell service.

Many South Rim lodges offer views of the canyon, and most of them have modern amenities. You can choose from El Tovar, which is a grand lodge, or Bright Angel Lodge, which is a historic lodge. You can also choose from Kachina and Thunderbird lodges, which are located across the railroad tracks.

Bright Angel Trail

The most popular hiking trail into Grand Canyon, the Bright Angel Trail lets hikers walk in the footsteps of Native Americans, canyon miners and pioneers, and early tourists as they descend into the canyon’s depths. Offering big views, morning and afternoon shade, rest houses, vault toilets, and drinking water during the summer, this trail offers an excellent first trip into the canyon.

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The Grand Hotel

A mile south of the South Rim Entrance is the town of Tusayan, which is a charming, family-friendly destination where resorts like The Grand Hotel are located. Spring is almost here and in the gateway to the Grand Canyon, it is one of the most favorite seasons to visit the park. With average highs of 53 degrees in March and 61 degrees in April, there is no better time to visit and get a hike in on one of the numerous trails. Whether it’s a leisurely stroll along the Rim Trail or a more intense hike on Bright Angel Trail, the springtime temperatures make for perfect hiking weather. As the days are getting longer and the temperatures keep rising, explore the wonders of Grand Canyon country in the spring and summer months.

The Grand Hotel Lobby

Why are we telling you all of this? Because we want to let you in on a little secret: You need to start planning to visit for spring break now if you want to stay during one of the most beautiful times to be at The Grand Canyon. Rooms may still be available, but you need to jump on them before word gets out and your opportunity to make this spring or summer one for the record books, passes you by.

Grand Canyon Railway from Williams, Arizona

The historic train runs between Williams and the South Rim’s Grand Canyon Depot. Passengers enjoy the scenery of Ponderosa and Pinion pine forests, expansive prairies, and canyons. The historic train guides give the passengers a personal tour of the region, which many recent travelers laud as a wonderful experience. Here are the highlights of the trip: a visit to the Grand Canyon Railway and Williams, Arizona.

The Grand Canyon Railway Hotel is adjacent to the Williams depot rail station and only a short walk from downtown. Rooms are comfortable and include free Wi-Fi, a television with satellite channels, and a coffee maker. Some rooms also have a kitchenette. The trains stop at the town of Grand Canyon Village and other scenic spots along the route. The hotel has a restaurant and pub on-site. All of its 287 rooms are decorated with Western themes.

The Grand Canyon Railway Hotel is a recently renovated hotel located just 30 miles from Flagstaff. The rooms are pleasant, and comfortable, but not very large. The hotel is conveniently located across from the train depot, and it is a short walk to the center of Williams. Dining options include the Cruiser’s Cafe 66 Bar & Grill, and the Pine Country Restaurant.

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The Best Lodging Choices Of The Grand Canyon South Rim

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