Cameron Trading Post Grand Canyon Hotel
US Highway 89, 54 Miles North of Flagstaff, Cameron, Arizona, 86020, United States
East Grand Canyon Access
This is a good location, if you’re coming from the north or northeast, as you can go directly onto the East Grand Canyon Access Road (Route 64) early the next morning.
We eat in the restaurant, with its antique furnishings and metalled ceiling.
Unique Quality: This place has a huge souvenir shop, the Historic Navajo Trading Post.
Close by, is an early metal suspension bridge over the river.
Directions: At the start of the East Grand Canyon Access Road (Route 64)
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Great Stay at the Cameron Trading Post
We stayed here in Oct. 2006. We drove from Sedona on Hwy.89. I started to worry and wonder what I had gotten us into after driving about 40 miles with almost nothing in sight. Cameron Trading Post is literally in the middle of nowhere. Although this is a basic motel, it is VERY clean. Everything was spotless and fresh smelling. We were very happy (and relieved) with our accommodations.
We were also quite happy with the restaurant on site. Especially since there isn't anything else around. We had breakfast & dinner there. The service was quick and the food was good. I loved the flat bread with honey butter.
The east entrance to the Grand Canyon is only 30 minutes away on a road with little to no traffic. We did make the mistake of leaving the GC after sunset and this road is pitch dark, that was pretty scary.
I would not hesitate to stay here again or to recommend it to others.
Outside Grand Canyon South...
Outside Grand Canyon South Rim: Cameron Trading Post
September $90/2 adults Huge rooms with excellent restaurant on site. Enormous shop to stock up on anything from tshirts to handmade pottery--nice grocery selection to stock up for hiking
room excellent, but ......
We were looking for a hotel not located in or nearby the hustle and bustle of Grand Canyon Village. We found the Cameron Trading Post Grand Canyon Hotel, some 30 miles from the east entrance - Desert View - of the Grand Canyon. The hotel (or better motel) is surrounded by adjacent buildings like a trading post (with a shop and restaurant), post office and petrol station.
The first night we had our dinner in the restaurant and were really disappointed by the staff, the food and the dining room. We decided not to come back again for breakfast and dinner.
We got a senior discount for our room and paid USD 95,- per night.
Location: Cameron Trading Post has a setting in the middle of nowhere (although at the junction of Highways 89 and 64 - to the Grand Canyon - is another petrol station and shop).
Staff: at the reception, restaurant and petrol shop not very friendly and helpful, but a little bit moody.
Room: our room was very spacious, clean and neat with some Native Navajo decorations; bed was excellent; our room was on the second floor (without elevator) and had a nice gallery with a view of the Little Colorado River.
Breakfast: not included and we ‘made’ our own with some yoghurt and fresh fruit.
Other: we disliked the restaurant and the trading post, which was very commercial with a lot of ‘made in China’ knickknacks. We were very pleased with our hotel room (one of the best during our holiday), but very disappointed by the other amenities of Cameron Trading Post. So our overall rating is just *** instead of ***** for the room.
Hotels in Cameron and Tuba City
The other posters have recommended Cameron Trading Post and I will agree with them, the motel is very good, prices are reasonable, the trading post is a bit touristy, however, there is some very fine Navajo old pawn in a few cases if you want authentic Navajo jewelry.
There is another hotel most people overlook on the highway from Kayenta to the east entrance - Desert View - and it is the Quality Inn located just a short distance off of the main highway in Tuba City. I have stayed there and the rooms are fine and the restaurant is basic. Right next door is a great Navajo exhibit that was at the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics - Explore Navajo. This exhibit I have also visited and it is worth a stop and the price of admission.
The other option for you after you spend the morning touring Monuemnt Valley, would be to drive back to Kayenta, then over to Page, AZ and take an Antelope Canyon tour. This is also well worth your time and money.
Here's a few options for you and you will now have some decisions to make. Whatever you choose, I'm sure you will enjoy your trip!
decent hotel option outside the Grand Canyon
It's impossible to miss this place while driving on Hwy 89. There are enormous, brightly lit displays marking it.
It's a bit of a drive (at least 50 miles) even from the east-most entrance of the Grand Canyon so it's not a very convenient place to stay if you're planning on spending more than a day in the Canyon. If you don't have to go in and out of the Park multiple times though, it's a good deal.
The girls working at the reservation desk were not the friendliest. I thought it was because the fairly late arrival when they were closing up but the behavior was similar by the morning shift during check out the next morning. The room was on the 2nd floor of the Hopi building with a view of the Little Colorado River and the suspension bridge over it in the morning. The room was spacious, nicely decorated, clean, and cost $95/night.
One can spend a lot of time and money in the store which mostly carried generic 'native' souvenirs but it also carries a noteworthy collection of handmade blankets and rugs, supposedly woven by the local natives.
There's also a restaurant attached. The staff there was very friendly. Food options included a lot of heavy, deep-fried food. Original Native American Indian trading post.
Free wireless internet.
Close to the Little Colorado River overlook.
We were not sure what we were getting into when we booked a room for two nights at the Cameron Trading post but we coudn't have been happier. The motel was separate from the trading post and therefore very quiet. The helpful desk clerk gave us a room with a view of the mountains. The room was decorated in unique southwest decor and was spotless. It is also only 27 miles from the grand canyon and about 60 miles from monument valley so it is a great location for a few days. The room was very reasonable at $63.00 with AAA. All in all ... a great find!
An Oasis in the Desert!
After driving all day, and hiking some of the trails at Sunset Crater, and Wupatki National Monument, we are driving toward our reserved rooms in Cameron at the trading post. The farther we drive the more worried we become, as there is NOTHING on the bleak landscape to suggest that we will find a nice hotel in the middle of nowhere. I had read the reviews on tripadvisor, though, and although still somewhat confident that the other posters on this site wouldn't lie about such a thing as a nice hotel room, it was still rather unnerving. But - confidence in my fellow travellers took us down the right path! The trading post is a great little oasis (literally in the middle of nowhere!). We thoroughly enjoyed our stay - although it was only one night - the rooms were very spacious, and the restaurant was really good. The shopping was ok, too. :) My kids just HAD to have yet another bag of rocks, and the Cameron Trading Post was there to oblige. If you are headed that way, then the trading post is a great place to stay. And our server at the restaurant the night of our stay was terrific, too. :)
Trading Post Hotel set the standard
Staying at the Trading Post Hotel was one of the best decisions, of our Holiday, It was the first trip to the USA by my sister in law and her husband. As I had booked the accomadation via the Internet I was a little wary, result was a fantastic three nights stay, looked after very well with exceptional staff and meals that were out of this world, rooms were very good and fantastic views. I have no resavations in recomending this hotel to anyone.
this is an old trading post on the Navajo land. the motel is very clean and well kept. rooms are large and have nice views. the bedding and linens were of nice quality. resturant serves a nice menu.recommend this motel reasonable price.
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Address: US Highway 89, 54 Miles North of Flagstaff, Cameron, Arizona, 86020, United States