Grand Canyon Lodge - North Rim
we are talking right on the North Rim
Unique Quality: The Grand Canyon Lodge at the North Rim is the only lodging in the part not run by National Park conglomerate Xanterra which even ran this at one time. It is another beautiful all stone building with a great rustic feel. The North Rim has a more intimate view of the canyon, it just feels closer and appropriately the lodge here is closer as well. You are right on the rim and views are quite spectacular.
Since there aren't as many viewpoints and everything is within walking distance, you get a lot of people remaining in the hotel and its immediate surroundings during sunset. Prices for the room are quite reasonable and there are many different options for different budgets, from $175-$110 per night per room.
Directions: This place is literally right on the North Rim.
grand canyon lodge
located on the north rim of the grand canyon the grand canyon lodge is the only hotel directly on the edge of the canyon. it is far and away the best place to stay when visiting the north rim. you must make reservations months in advance. for more info visit,
http://www.nps.gov/archive/grca/grandcanyon/ open mid-may through mid-october.
Directions: end of hwy 67.
The Canyon's Best Lodge
My stay was limited to a beer on the magnificent sundeck and a gander at the Lobby. Next visit will be more extensive!!
Unique Quality: The hub of activity on the North Rim centers here. This is the place to stay on the North Rim. The lobby and restaurant offer up huge views into the Canyon. There are two wonderful sundecks where you can simply sit back and take it all in. Better yet, get a rim side cabin and sit out in a wooden rocker on your own porch with beverage of choice in hand.
Although it is somewhat confusing, this is not the same as the Grand Hotel at the Grand Canyon or the Grand Canyon Inn in Williams AZ, and it IS the same as the North Rim Lodge. This is the only place to stay on the North Rim inside the park. We were not able to get to the North Rim because it was too late in the year and it was not open. It isn't far from the South Rim as the crow flies, but otherwise it is a significant detour.
Reservations are essential
Unique Quality: There are additional Reviews on the Arizona page by Magnum_P.I. and on the general Grand Canyon page by
The Grand Canyon Lodge is the only place you can stay on the North Rim (if not camping) and is a National Historic Landmark. Accommodations include motel rooms, rustic cabins and less-rustic, more roomy modern cabins.
We booked our reservation at the North Rim later than we should have and ended up at the most rustic end of the accommodation selection. Our Frontier cabin room was small, had one double bed and one single, paper-thin walls between us and the next room, and no amenities other than a bathroom (shower only), desk and phone. Terrible lighting. No matter: it was generally clean, although worn, and we were hardy ever there so wasn't a big deal other than hearing the guy next door snore all night, and one of us having to sleep up against the wall. This price range of cabin runs about $132 at time of this writing, and does not have canyon views. While OK when the weather is nice, I wouldn't want to be stuck in one of them with a bored child on a pouring-buckets day.
I took a look at some recent photos and reviews, and it looks and sounds like nothing much has changed except the price since our last stay in 2003.
Pioneer cabins are virtually the same as Frontier only with two bedrooms ( bunk bed and a pull-out sleeper in one, queen bed in the other), bathroom with shower, mini-fridge and coffeemaker. They sleep 6 and run $173 (no rim view) and $183 (rim view).
Western cabins are the top end with 2 queen beds, mini-fridges, coffeepots, front porches and fireplaces, and full baths with both tub and shower. Rates are around $182.
Standard motel-type rooms are also available, and are the cheapest at around $124. Note that none of the accommodations have TV - not unusual for NPS lodgings - air conditioning or in-room wifi. Cell phone service is also going to be sketchy to nonexistent due to remoteness. No pets.
Reservations can be made online or by phone, and BOOK EARLY as the next closest lodgings are 23 miles (Kaibab Lodge:http://www.kaibablodge.com/index.htm) and 44 miles (Jacob Lake Inn: http://www.jacoblake.com) away.
But, Oh, the View!
The Grand Canyon Lodge is the only place to stay inside the park on the North Rim. There are motel-style rooms, but most of the rooms are actually clusters of cabins.
The first cabin we were given had not been serviced, still had dirty towels, dirty sheets on an unmade bed. Yech.
So we got another one, and it was fine. You pay a high price - around $90 a night - to stay so close to the rim, but the rooms themselves are pretty rustic and small. No luxury lodgings here, but definitely worth it.
Unique Quality: The Lodge itself, which is the large building right on the edge, has a gift shop, bar, post office, and a very nice restaurant. We were surprised at how expensive and dressy the restaurant was, considering that the average guest would have been hiking and getting dirty all day. We felt underdressed, but thoroughly enjoyed our location near the large picture window, with gorgeous views of the canyon!
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Grand Canyon Lodge - North Rim
We've found that other people looking for this hotel also know it by these names:
- Canyon Grand Lodge North Rim
- Grand Canyon Lodge - North Rim Hotel Grand Canyon National Park
Address: Grand Canyon North Rim, , Arizona, 86052, United States
Amenities at Grand Canyon Lodge - North Rim
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Free Parking
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