One of the few hotels conveniently located within the park itself, historic El Tovar Hotel offers charismatic and charming accommodation along with a renowned fine-dining restaurant with stunning views of the canyon.
Best Western Premier Squire Inn
Conveniently located for a visit to the Grand Canyon, the Best Western Premier Grand Canyon Squire Inn is located in the town of Tusayan, just two miles from the South Rim gate. It's a large hotel with a full range of facilities including indoor and outdoor pools, three restaurants, a gym and its own bowling alley.
The hotel offers typical southwestern hospitality with classical decor in warm, earthy tones, a pleasant garden with outdoor seating and a fire pit, and family-friendly facilities such as adjoining rooms and a games arcade. The 318 spacious rooms are set over three floors and offer free Wi-Fi and air conditioning as well as microwave and fridge.
The Canyon Cafe and Coronado Room restaurant serve American dishes with a focus on southwestern specialities, and the hotel features amenities such as a health club and salon, laundry services, a sports bar and games room, and a gift shop.
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The hotel's spacious rooms are classically decorated with warm woods, earthy tones that echo those of the hotel's surroundings, and images of the Grand Canyon. Each room has a desk, i-Home docking station, microwave, fridge and tea and coffee maker. Free Wi-Fi and air conditioning come as standard. Bathrooms are large and the suites feature a spa bath. Most rooms are large enough to accommodate an additional bed and interconnecting rooms are available.
The Grand Canyon Squire Inn is located in the small town of Tusayan on the main route to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. The entrance to the national park is just 3.2 km (2 miles) with a shuttle bus operating to the national park every 20 minutes between March and September. The town also has a number of restaurants if you choose not to eat at the hotel.
Food and drink
The hotel has three restaurants serving classically American fare with a southwestern focus. A buffet breakfast is served in the Canyon Room cafe where chefs can also make hot dishes, such as omelettes, to order. The Coronado Room is open in the evening and serves a wide-ranging menu featuring some memorable southwestern options such as buffalo ribs, rattlesnake eggs and elk steaks. Children's menus are also available. More casual dining is on offer in the Squire Pub which serves pizza and classic pub dishes.
Families are well catered for with interconnecting rooms, free infant beds, children's menus in the restaurant and plenty of family-friendly activities.
Facilities and activities
The hotel offers a wide range of facilities for guests including heated indoor and outdoor pools, a gym, family-oriented games arcade, billiards room and a small bowling alley. A computer room and onsite laundry facilities are also available.
Although some facilities are in need of updating, the Best Western Premier Squire Inn offers attentive service, comfortable rooms, and is well located for exploring the Grand Canyon.
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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
The only lodging facility to be found at the Grand Canyon's North Rim, the Grand Canyon Lodge is located at Bright Angel. Its outside terrace offers magnificent views over the Grand Canyon.
Yavapai Lodge East offers 198 rooms, including some wheelchair-accessible rooms. All rooms have air-conditioning, coffee-making facilities and a refrigerator.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
This helicopter and jeep sunset safari puts the Grand Canyon just under your feet and shows its lively skyline before night fall.
Experience the best of the Grand Canyon on a one hour flight over its eastern edges.
Fly over the widest and deepest portion of the Grand Canyon, known as its most geographically dynamic region.
Perfect for the time-conscious traveler, this spectacular helicopter trip flies you through the Grand Canyon.
Take an amazing helicopter tour as you fly over Lake Mead, the famous Hoover Dam and Fortification Hill.