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Old 07-12-2017, 06:52 PM
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Help! We live in Southern California and want to visit the Grand Canyon. We don't want to pay $300 or more a night to stay in a hotel. Help me find a nice hotel, close to the Canyon that is cheaper than that (breakfast would be nice too)! I know I am asking a lot, so please help me!


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Old 07-12-2017, 07:03 PM
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We stayed here https://www.choicehotels.com/arizona...grand%20canyon
in June. It had a decent breakfast. Not fancy but it was clean and nice. Lots of hotels in Williams
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Old 07-12-2017, 07:13 PM
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Two years ago I stayed at the Highlander, which was $170 and about an hour from the Grand Canyon in Williams, Az. I enjoyed my stayed, don't know what the rates would be now. No way for this summer you'll get a reservation in the park.

In the past two and a half years I've been to 42 national parks and would say the Grand Canyon is highly overrated especially if you're not going to do more than the shuttle bus stops (I walked away and down from the stops, but it still was low on my list).

If I was going to do it again I'd do Zion, Bryce Canyon, and the northern rim for Grand Canyon instead of Southern rim.
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Old 07-12-2017, 07:24 PM
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If you want a cheaper hotel that is decent, you are most likely going to not be able to stay "close" to the canyon. Williams is a good suggestion- and you'll have lots to choose from there. We've also stayed at various places in Flagstaff- over an hour away from the GC. That is assuming you're wanting to visit the south rim. Hopefully someone will have even more suggestions for you!
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Old 07-12-2017, 07:40 PM
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We stayed in Flagstaff, I think it was Hampton Inn, and got up early and drove to the Grand Canyon. To me it was nicer than Williams and they had a good breakfast.


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Old 07-12-2017, 08:26 PM
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I agree with staying in Flagstaff. More choices for places to stay and not far from the Grand Canyon.
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Old 07-12-2017, 09:54 PM
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We visited in February. It was quiet and nice to visit then! Not so busy!
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You can stay in the park for less
Old 07-13-2017, 07:17 PM
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The hotels that are actually in the park are less than $300. We've stayed at the Bright Angel Lodge which are little historic cabins right next to the rim and they were about $150 a night. We also stayed at the Yavapai Lodge, which is closer to the visitors center and has air conditioned rooms for about $190 a night. There are more places in the park and I think only a suite at the El Tovar would cost more than $300. If you're going to explore other parts of AZ you could stay in Williams or Flagstaff.
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Old 07-14-2017, 03:22 AM
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I also visited for my first time this past February as a side trip to visiting my folks who winter in Tucson. While it was on the cool side (high 40's/low 50's) and breezy, it was still warmer than Feb. in NH where I live . There were not a lot of people, we could drive our car around (you can't in the summer, have to take the buses) and we stayed at the Yavapai lodge for about $70 a night. They are old, basic motel type rooms in the park but fine for a couple of nights. I have heard it is SUPER busy at the GC in the summer.....long lines to get in, long lines for buses, very hot, etc. I would try to go in the fall or spring if you can.....much less $$ and easier to navigate. I would have loved to do a lazy river tour, but they didn't start until March sometime.
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Old 07-14-2017, 04:48 AM
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a hotel on a Navajo reservation near the eastern entrance to the park. It's called the Cameron Trading Post. Have the SMALL Navajo Taco for dinner.

https://www.camerontradingpost.com/motel.html


Our drive from there to the Grand Canyon central location was delightful. IMO the best part of our visit. Here are some other reviews on the drive.

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attracti...k_Arizona.html


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Old 07-17-2017, 05:58 PM
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It's a done deal! We are set to go and will be there on Monday and Tuesday of next week. I will let you know how it all turns out. Thank you; I look forward to the Navajo taco🤗
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