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Does anyone know about lodging around the Grand Canyon for a Honeymoon?

Deborah, on October 10, 2014 at 3:53 PM Posted in Honeymoon 0 9
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My fiancé and I are getting married in Vegas next spring and we wanted to head over to the Grand Canyon for our honeymoon. The problem is that I'm from the East Coast and know nothing about the geography around that area! What is a reasonably close yet cute and cozy place for us to stay for a few nights? It doesn't have to be fou-fou or anything, just something personable (not like a Days Inn). Suggestions?


  • J + K
    Devoted June 2015
    J + K ·

    It's been a few years since I last traveled to the Grand Canyon, but if I remember, there wasn't much in the way of lodging. It has a lot of campsites. I think if you can narrow down the section(s) of the canyon you want to explore then you could maybe find a town relatively nearby that would have something cute. You are going a fairly good time of the year though for that part of the US. The heat shouldn't be too bad and the flash flood season isn't until later in the year. I would also double check that a lot of the parks at the Grand Canyon are open at that time of the year. Hopefully some of this info helps!

  • songbird
    VIP March 2014
    songbird ·

    If you are willing to travel a little further, consider Sedona... or Flagstaff.

    They will likely have more options for cute, romantic places to stay.

  • Mrs.Temme
    VIP September 2014
    Mrs.Temme ·

    If you want to go fancy for your honeymoon, every national park has a grand lodge. My parents stayed at one at the grand canyon. This site has a list of all of them that you can compare:

  • Jacquelyn
    Super September 2015
    Jacquelyn ·

    I went there 1 year ago in April and there seemed to be lots of lodging at the canyon. We didn't look too much into it though because we didn't want to stay in a super touristy area and it was super touristy. It was just places to stay and eat and we didn't really get a vibe. We stayed in Williams in a nothing special hotel, but we were on a budget. Williams was an awesome little town on route 66 and had some great restaurants. I was, however, an hour drive to and from the canyon so that wasn't a plus.

    We did an awesome hike into the canyon, Bright Angel trail.... lol, I just remembered that that is my avatar. It's quite long, but the views along the way are amazing and it ends on a lookout that has you about 2/3rds of the way into the canyon. It took us about 8-9 hrs and didn't get back until 8ish. We actually had a lot of difficulties trying to find somewhere to eat at the canyon after our hike. After 45min we found a restaurant that had a 45min wait. We didn't want to eat at 9:30 so we just left and found something outside of the park. We never made it to flagstaff, but I really liked Williams. It was simple, but it was perfect for us.

  • Mrs. F-u-...
    Master December 2014
    Mrs. F-u-... ·

    I'm from AZ and lived in Flagstaff last year and hiked part of the Grand Canyon last year. There are a couple options to choose from:

    In the actual Grand Canyon park:

    Next closest would be in Tusayan, but the only place decent to stay looks like a Best Western. No mom and pop type places really.

    Another option is Marble Canyon/Lee's Ferry. It's at the beginning of the Grand Canyon and a REALLY small community. I didn't even know it existed until last year. Lee's Ferry is the only crossable point for hundreds of miles or something, don't remember exactly. This might be an awesome choice for the most personable experience.

    Surrounding area like Flagstaff, Sedona, and Williams: ("closest B and B to Grand Canyon, less than an hour drive away")

    Flagstaff and Sedona are awesome, but it takes you away from the Grand Canyon, about an hour or just over.

    If you have any questions, let me know!

  • Mrs. F-u-...
    Master December 2014
    Mrs. F-u-... ·

    Here is FH and I on Bright Angel Trail last year

  • Theresa Beale
    Master November 2014
    Theresa Beale ·

    There was a Holiday Inn about 5 miles from the entrance to the Grand Canyon when I was there (but that was in 2000). I would call the concierge of the hotel in Vegas where you are getting married, they should have some information and could help you out.

  • Happy In Hawaii
    Master July 2015
    Happy In Hawaii ·

    As others have said there isn't a whole lot really close to the Grand Canyon, I lived in Flagstaff which is about an hour and a half away and has a ton of hotel choices (because that's what many people end up doing). Personally I love these cabins in Flagstaff that are pretty romantic:

    Also when I was in high school I stayed at this hotel that was near the Grand Canyon (like 15 minutes or less) and it's just a Best Western...but it has a bowling alley in it...not sure if that's any interest to you lol. It was kind of fun because after the sun goes down at the Grand Canyon there isn't much to do (not a lot of restaurants either). Again, that is why Flagstaff may be a better place to stay (there are a lot of GREAT restaurants that I miss dearly). But in case you're interested, here's the link:

    As for a normal hotel in Flagstaff, Little America is not bad...I used to go sit in their hot tub as a college student (till they'd kick us out). My dad stayed there once when visiting, it wasn't bad. Anyway...I think traveling a little farther may be a good idea!

  • Kyle
    Super May 2019
    Kyle ·

    I would suggest staying somewhere like Sedona and making a day trip to the Grand Canyon instead. There's nothing to do other than hike there, while Sedona offers LOTS of beautiful scenery, restaurants, amazing jeep tours and more. Have blast!

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