The Best Luxury Hotels at the Grand Canyon, Arizona

Enjoy incredible views from the Grand Canyon Skywalk on the west rim of this Arizona giant
Enjoy incredible views from the Grand Canyon Skywalk on the west rim of this Arizona giant | © Diego Grandi / Alamy Stock Photo
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1 June 2021

Why rough it near the Grand Canyon when you can savor a stay as impressive as a view from the rim? From a foot massage in the spa to cocktails in the lounge, find the perfect way to relax after a day in the great Arizona outdoors at one of these luxury hotels, bookable with Culture Trip.

The Grand Hotel at the Grand Canyon

Lodge, Hotel
4.3/5 (2388 Reviews)
Grand Hotel at the Grand Canyon
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The Grand Hotel is a fitting name for this establishment. It’s one of few in the area with an indoor pool and hot tub – two perks that make the best of hot summer days and cold winter nights. The staff here are extremely hospitable. Let them help you plan your hiking routes, book excursions and hint at the best spots from which to see the sunrise over the South Rim at the Grand Canyon, which is only 1mi (1.6km) from your room.

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Residence Inn by Marriott Flagstaff

Luxury, Chain Hotel
4.8/5 (613 Reviews)
Residence Inn by Marriott, Flagstaff
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Residence Inn by Marriott is an excellent base for exploring the Grand Canyon, Petrified Forest and Tonto National Forest. Retreat back to your executive suite and kick back on your king bed as you mull over dinner plans: do you whip up something quick in your fully equipped kitchen or head out into the heart of Flagstaff for bar bites and beers at Dark Sky Brewing Company right next door?

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Little America Flagstaff

4.8/5 (1573 Reviews)
Little America
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Little America delivers huge perks, whether you’re on a grown-up getaway or have kids in tow. An outdoor pool, hot tub, playground and nature trails will tempt you away from the relaxing fireplace in your suite. The goose-down bedding will convince you to order breakfast, lunch and dinner in-room from the Silver Pine Restaurant, while the 24-hour travel center sells any odds and ends you may need to pick up. Finally, take pit stop at the on-site service center to make sure your car is ready to continue cruising down Route 66.

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Canyons Boutique Hotel, a Canyons Collection Property

Luxury, Boutique Hotel
4.6/5 (963 Reviews)
Canyons Boutique Hotel
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For the finest overnight in Kanab, Canyons Boutique Hotel has you covered. Live entertainment spans from spring to summer, but you can always rent a complimentary cruiser bike any day of the year to find your own fun in Kanab. Hang out by the pool or snuggle up with your dog in the pet-friendly suite; the concierge service is ready to book you a dinner reservation whenever you’re ready. Why don’t you go ahead and check into the penthouse suite? We’ll be floating in the luxurious spa tub of our supreme king suite.

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Under Canvas Grand Canyon

Resort, Lodge
4.7/5 (303 Reviews)
Under Canvas Grand Canyon
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The magic of the southwest is waiting beneath the tents of Under Canvas. Surrounded by acres of forest and within a half-hour of the South Rim, Under Canvas is far more than a campground. These luxurious tents have private bathrooms, wood-burning stoves and ultrasoft linens. Glamp in style with the Stargazer tent viewing window above the bed. Wish upon a shooting star, only to realize that your dreams of a luxury Grand Canyon vacation have already come true.

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Grand Canyon Railway Hotel

4.4/5 (1394 Reviews)
Grand Canyon Railway Hotel
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Start your journey to the Grand Canyon with steamrolling style at the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel. The Red Baron Suite is the ultimate ticket to a grand stay, with its fine furnishings that will make you feel like you own the railroad. The full-bodied Arizona wines and railroad-inspired fare at Fred Harvey Restaurant make for an exceptional evening, but the real adventure begins when you board the Grand Canyon Railway and experience the majesty of the Wild West in style.

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  • Trapper’s Rendezvous Bed and Breakfast

    Luxury, Bed and Breakfast
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    Campfires, starlit skies and unspoilt views of Bill Williams Mountain collide with a private tub, luxury robes and custom furnishings to create a luxuriously intimate overnight at Trapper’s Rendezvous. This B&B is tucked into a private corner of Williams, offering you a secluded cabin where you can relish the west in comfort. Golfing, fishing and shopping are nearby, but we wouldn’t blame you if you chose to spend your afternoon taking in the crisp mountain air, letting your mind wander around the horizon from the comfort of your patio loveseat.

    Sonesta ES Suites Flagstaff

    Luxury, Chain Hotel
    4.5/5 (2341 Reviews)
    Sonesta ES Suites Flagstaff
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    The Grand Canyon deserves weeks’ worth of exploration, and Sonesta ES Suites knows that you deserve a comfy place to call home during your visit. Grab a free breakfast-to-go every morning after a quick workout in the hotel fitness center. The oversized suites, complete with kitchens, give the whole family room to breathe. If your quarters start feeling a little cramped, the Campbell Mesa Loop trails around the corner have plenty of space to stretch your legs.

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    El Tovar – Inside the Park

    4.1/5 (693 Reviews)
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    Prime location in the Grand Canyon doesn’t get any better than on the rim itself. El Tovar has brought everyone from President Roosevelt and Paul McCartney to Oprah Winfrey and Albert Einstein to the edge of luxury. The architecture says Swiss chalet, while the decor hoots and hollers with Old West charm. Full bell service includes in-room breakfast and dinner, which can be enjoyed with splendid views from your suite porch or balcony.

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    Drury Inn & Suites Flagstaff

    Inn, Hotel
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    Drury Inn & Suites Flagstaff
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    The Arizona high-noon sun will make you burn calories faster than you can consume them, which is why Drury Inn & Suites provides not only a free breakfast, but also a free dinner to boot. You can set your watch by the line of guests waiting for the free food and booze offered at the 5.30pm Kickback. Once you’ve got your drink, it’s only a bubbly few steps to the indoor pool, where you can begin Kickback Part Deux in the whirlpool hot tub.
    These recommendations were updated on June 1, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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