Without the Grand Canyon, Arizona would be a very different state, perhaps it will not be as famous as it is today. Exploring this area is really an unforgettable experience for anyone visiting the Grand Canyon, with stunning views, great attractions and rich history, the Grand Canyon has become a destination that invites visitors to keep coming back and make the Arizona state famous.
There are so many things to do in Grand Canyon and so many things to see. Covering an area of about 277 miles long and 18 miles wide, it’s really impossible to experience everything the canyon has to offer in a one-day visit. That’s why there are many places to stay near Grand Canyon, so visitors can spend a night and continue exploring the canyon the next day.
Some of the most popular hotels near Grand Canyon are:
Grand Canyon Railway Hotel
Located only one block away from the famous Route 66, in Williams, Arizona, this great hotel was built following the Williams Depot. Besides conveniently located not far away from the Grand Canyon, the visitors can also enjoy shopping and afternoon banquet along the Route 66 Highway. After spending a tiring day exploring the canyon as well as shopping on the Route 66, the hotel guests can relax and unwind in the spa tub or in the outdoor pool.
Besides spa tub and outdoor, Grand Canyon Railway Hotel also has many other great facilities, including 24 hour front desk, picnic corners that has barbecue grills, caretaker, cafés, ATM, seminar quarters, fireside, tour support, fitness equipment, grocery and gift stores, and many others.
Besides the Grand Canyon and the Route 66, another interesting tourist spot located not that far from the hotel is Sedone, which is a municipality in the northern part of Arizona. This area is most known for its red sandstone structures or what is usually called the Red Rocks of Sedona. This natural rock formation has a dazzling color of orange and red, especially when lit up by the light of sunset or sunrise.
The Grand Canyon Hotel
Among all Grand Canyon hotels this could be the most elegant one. The Grand Canyon Hotel is a 2-storey European style hotel with 25 beautifully designed rooms. This hotel also has great facilities for company conventions and private events like wedding. The Grand Canyon Hotel is also located not far from the famous Route 66. Some other places of interests located near the hotel include the Grand Canyon Railroad, which is a historical railroad that’s still used today to carry tourists on an antique train, as well as fishing and camping ground that is really ideal for spending a day with your family having a picnic in the outdoor.
El Tovar Hotel
When most of your activities in the Grand Canyon are revolving around the South Rim, then the El Tovar Hotel could be an ideal place for you to stay. This hotel is literally just a few steps away from the South Rim. Built with 3-storey structure, it has a beautiful patio that adds the fourth level of the building. The regular guest rooms of this hotel have two queen size beds that can accommodate up to four guests. Besides regular rooms with queen beds, El Tovar Hotel also has luxurious rooms that offer more space with more facilities and extra seating spot.
Arroyo Roble Hotel
Located in uptown Sedona, Arroyo Roble Hotel offers the magnificent view of the famous Red Cliffs. Even though the hotel is only five storey, it’s very famous in Sedona for being the tallest building in the region. It has a lot of comfortable rooms with patio and balcony where you can enjoy beautiful views.
Quality Inn & Suites Canyon Plaza
Located about a mile away from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, this hotel has a very elegant lobby with adobe fireside, cascades and marble floors. Every room in this hotel comes with iron and ironing board, free coffee, and Nintendo arcade, which makes it a bit unique. Furthermore, there are also facilities built for people with special needs. Connecting rooms and non-smoking rooms are also available here.
Best Western Grand Canyon Squire Inn
This is another great choice of accommodation during your trip to the Grand Canyon. The rooms in this hotel are built with the style of grand hotels in the West, even if you’re not planning on staying here, this hotel still worth a visit because it has such beautiful design that’s pleasing to the eye. The grand feature of this hotel is its wonderful scenery as well as classy artwork all over its interior.