Grand Canyon National Park
Lodging & Dining
After an active day exploring Grand Canyon, visitors can relax at any of Xanterra's 922 rooms, cabins and suites. Choose from among three historic rustic lodging establishments and four motel-style lodges. Food service is available in or near all lodges.
Advance reservations are recommended, especially for the summer season. Hotel reservations may be made up to 13 months in advance. Please call (303) 29-PARKS (297-2757) or toll-free at (888) 29-PARKS (297-2757) for reservations. Same-day reservations are often available and can be made at the front desk of any lodging facility, or call (928) 638-2631. For information and online reservations, visit the website, www.grandcanyonlodges.com. All lodging facilities accept American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard and VISA credit cards. Call (928) 638-2631 to reach a lodge guest.
El Tovar Hotel
Described as the architectural crown jewel of the Grand Canyon, this enchanting hotel is made of native stone and Oregon pine and fashioned after hunting lodges in Europe. Architect Charles Whittlesey strove to create a hotel that would complement and not challenge the geologic wonder of the canyon, and in so doing created an early example of rustic architecture in a national park. Named for the Spanish explorer Don Pedro de Tobar, who reported the existence of the Grand Canyon to fellow explorers, El Tovar commands the South Rim, affording almost dizzying views of the canyon.
El Tovar provides the canyon's most deluxe accommodations. A 2005 refurbishing has allowed El Tovar to offer an even higher standard of service to its guests, while still retaining its turn-of-the-century ambiance.
A registered National Historic Landmark, the hotel has long enjoyed a reputation for genteel hospitality. Years ago, the celebrated Harvey Girls, outfitted in prim, black dresses with white aprons and collars, set the standard for courteous and attentive service. All rooms have a full bath/shower, refrigerator, color television and telephones. Some suites offer magnificent views of the canyon. No pets. Please call (303) 29-PARKS (297-2757) or toll-free at (888) 29-PARKS (297-2757). -
The famous El Tovar Dining Room delights the palate with fine regional cuisine. The intimate El Tovar Lounge offers a full bar and light fare, and El Tovar Gift Shop is one of the finest in the park, offering mementos and gifts.
Bright Angel Lodge
Bright Angel Lodge, another National Historic Landmark, is located on the site of historic Bright Angel Camp on the South Rim. This log and native stone lodge, designed by architect Mary Elizabeth Jane Colter and opened in 1935, has been called Colter's ultimate Grand Canyon achievement with its environmentally sensitive, pioneer-style construction. A dramatic wooden thunderbird, which Colter called "the bright angel of the sky," hangs above the mantelpiece of the lobby's huge fireplace. Guests may choose from a variety of rooms or opt to stay in historic cabins (some with fireplaces) nestled on the canyon rim. The Bright Angel features two restaurants, gift shop and a lounge with live entertainment. Open all year. No pets. Call (303) 29-PARKS (297-2757) or toll-free at (888) 29-PARKS (297-2757). -
Kachina and Thunderbird Lodges
Located just west of El Tovar Hotel are the Kachina and Thunderbird lodges. Identical in construction, the two-story sister lodges offer modern accommodations on the rim within easy walking distance of the Village historic district. Both lodges were totally renovated in 2004.
A variety of rooms are available. Check-in for the Thunderbird Lodge at the Bright Angel Lodge and for the Kachina Lodge at El Tovar Hotel. Dining is available at El Tovar and Bright Angel Lodge. No pets. Call (303) 29-PARKS (297-2757) or toll-free at (888) 29-PARKS (297-2757). -
Maswik Lodge is located at the southwest end of the Grand Canyon Village area. Named for the Hopi kachina who guards the Grand Canyon, Maswik Lodge offers modern rooms and cabins (each with shower and telephone) just a short walk from the rim. The lodge remains open all year, but the cabins close for the winter season. Maswik Lodge has an excellent food court-style cafeteria and the Maswik Sports Lounge for entertainment. No pets allowed. Call (303) 29-PARKS (297-2757), or toll-free (888) 29-PARKS (297-2757). -
The park's largest lodging facility, the Yavapai main lodge and its east and west branches are attractively nestled amid the pinyon and juniper forest next to Market Plaza in Grand Canyon Village. The main lodge serves as the central registration point for both lodge branches. Featuring modern motel-style accommodations, the lodges are open seasonally. Yavapai East was remodeled in 2003. Cafeteria dining offers a great selection for every taste. No pets. Call (303) 29-PARKS (297-2757) or toll-free at (888) 29-PARKS (297-2757). -
Nestled beside Bright Angel Creek on the floor of the canyon, Phantom Ranch is a welcome respite for mule riders and backpackers traveling along the Bright Angel or South Kaibab trails. A canteen sells a limited variety of items, including snacks, beer and wine, stamps, T-shirts, postcards, first-aid supplies and souvenirs. The ranch is only accessible by mule, foot or river raft. Phantom Ranch's rustic cabins, made of wood and uncut river boulders, were designed by Mary Elizabeth Jane Colter and completed by workmen in 1922. Colter named the ranch after the phantom in a Havasupai legend that emerged from an underworld tribe on the canyon floor and liked what he saw. Cabin accommodations are included with the two-day mule trips, while dormitory-style lodging is available to backpackers (a campground is also located nearby). The ranch's friendly staff provides adventurers with outstanding meals (reservations only) before and after a long day on the trails. They'll send you off each day with a delicious sack lunch (lodging rates do not include meals). Visitors planning an overnight stay at Phantom Ranch are encouraged to make reservations well in advance. Call (303) 29-PARKS (297-2757) or toll-free at (888) 29-PARKS (297-2757).
Xanterra offers visitors many different quality dining options, catering to every taste and budget. Dress is casual. From April through October, avoid waiting times by dining early. All restaurants accept American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard and VISA. (AE/DC/MC/V)
Bright Angel Fountain
You can enjoy refreshments at this quick-snack oasis, one of the South Rim's most popular gathering places. Near the Bright Angel trailhead, it offers hot dogs, sandwiches, ice cream and cold fountain beverages to go. Open daily 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., May through September and when weather permits. Cash only please. -
Bright Angel Restaurant
A cozy, informal spot for moderately priced breakfasts, lunches and dinners, the Bright Angel Restaurant is open all year and is near many Grand Canyon Village attractions. Breakfast is served from 6:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., lunch and dinner from 11:15 a.m. to 9:45 p.m. Cocktails, wine and vegetarian options are available. Casual dress. (AE/DC/MC/V) -
Canyon Coffee House
Located in the Bright Angel Lodge, the Canyon Coffee House provides a quick alternative for those on the go. Enjoy a cup of our specialty shade-grown organic coffee, espresso or cappuccino. A selection of fresh continental breakfast items is also available. Open daily from 5:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Canyon Village Marketplace Delicatessen
An assortment of tasty selections is featured at the General Store, located in Market Plaza. Chicken dinners to go, hot and cold sandwiches, salads, daily specials and vegetarian options are available. Dine in or carry out, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. but check seasonally as hours vary.
Desert View Trading Post Cafeteria
Located 26 miles east of Grand Canyon Village at Desert View, the self-service cafeteria offers hot and cold sandwiches, pizza and more. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. during summer and 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in winter. -
El Tovar Dining Room
A world-renowned restaurant, the dining room of historic El Tovar provides an unforgettable fine dining experience along with a spectacular canyon view. Select from an extensive menu of delicious fare, served on fine china, including several vegetarian options. El Tovar Dining Room serves breakfast from 6:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., and dinner from 5 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. Cocktails and an excellent selection of wines are available. Casual dress is acceptable. Reservations are accepted and recommended for dinner. The restaurant also provides room service to El Tovar Hotel guests. (AE/DC/MC/V) -
Hermits Rest Snack Bar
Located next to Hermits Rest Gift Shop at the end of Hermit Road, this snack bar offers beverages, hot dogs and light snacks. Open daily 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. in summer and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in winter. -
Located at Maswik Lodge at the Village's west end, the cafeteria offers a variety of menu items. Breakfast is served from 6 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.; lunch and dinner are served from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Vegetarian options available. Open year-round. (AE/DC/MC/V) -
Phantom Ranch Canteen
The Phantom Ranch Canteen provides hearty breakfasts, sack lunches, hiker's stew and steak dinners to adventurous travelers who journey to the canyon floor. Meals must be reserved before your descent. Vegetarian options on request. Call the Advance Reservations Office at (303) 29-PARKS (297-2757) or toll-free at (888) 29-PARKS (297-2757). Open all year. (AE/DC/MC/V)
The Arizona Room
Located just east of Bright Angel Lodge, the Arizona Room features a variety of items for lunch, and tender, broiled steaks, poultry and seafood with southwestern flair for dinner. Enjoy wine or a cocktail with your meal and watch the chefs cook your dinner in the open kitchen. The Arizona Room is open from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for lunch (April through October) and daily from 4:30 to 10 p.m. for dinner. Dress is casual. Closed January and February. (AE/DC/MC/V) -
Yavapai Canyon Cafe
Diners at Yavapai Canyon Cafe enjoy modern, cafeteria-style service at moderate prices. The grill features hamburgers, hot dogs, french fries, fried chicken, pizza, soft drinks, ice cream and frozen yogurt to go. It is located at the Yavapai Lodge. Breakfast is served daily from 6 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., lunch and dinner from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Open March through October. Schedule then varies from November through February. -
Elegant or simple buffet-style and set-menu banquets can be arranged for large groups. Contact the Group Sales Office of Xanterra at (928) 638-2525 for group rooms (10 or more) and meal arrangements.