Lodging and Camping inside Grand Canyon National Park
To have the ultimate Grand Canyon vacation experience spend at least one night inside the national park at one of seven lodges/hotels on the South or North Rim, or one at the bottom of the canyon.
South Rim Lodging
If you want to spend your nights on the South Rim inside Grand Canyon National Park, choose from six different lodging experiences, including the historic El Tovar Hotel, Bright Angel Lodge & Cabins, Kachina Lodge, Thunderbird Lodge, Maswik Lodge or Yavapai Lodge. Each one offers different services and experiences, but the same reservation rule applies to all. Book your room months in advance. Reservations open 13 months in advance and for some places, rooms can sell out in the first month of booking.
Opened in 1905 on the rim of the Grand Canyon, El Tovar is the oldest lodge on the South Rim and has hosted ordinary tourists and some of the country’s most famous people like President Teddy Roosevelt, Albert Einstein and President Bill Clinton. The Yavapai Lodge, on the other hand, was built in the 1950s and is tucked a short distance from the rim in a peaceful pine forest. It allows pets in some of its rooms.
North Rim Lodging
On the North Rim, find the luxurious Grand Canyon Lodge with a grand patio overlooking the Rim.
Canyon Lodging at Phantom Ranch
For a unique experience, hike down to the Grand Canyon’s bottom and stay at the Phantom Ranch.
Camping Inside Grand Canyon National Park
Beyond backcountry campsites, there are established campgrounds at the South Rim, the North Rim and down in the canyon. At the North Rim, camp at the North Rim Campground. Down inside the canyon, stay at Indian Gardens. And at the popular South Rim, you have the choice of Mather Campground, Desert View Campground, and the Trailer Village RV Park. Can’t decide? See our visual guide, Where Should I Camp on the South Rim?