Yavapai Lodges

Grand Canyon, Arizona

The hotel

Yavapai Lodge is the park's largest facility, and is nestled within woodlands approximately half a mile from the rim. Split into two lodges of East and West, it offers newly-renovated rooms and there are a range of services within walking distance of the lodges, making this the perfect location for families.

Amenities

  • Families
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Near National Park

Where is it

Located just half a mile from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park. Drive time from Las Vegas: 4 hours 15 minutes.

Hotel information

358 rooms in total, Yavapai West has 160 rooms and Yavapai East has 198 rooms. Yavapai West rooms offer ceiling fans, flat screen TV, coffee maker, fridge and telephone and have 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults. Yavapai East rooms also offer a safe, iron and board and have 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Restaurant, Yavapai Tavern, Coffee shop. Market Plaza. Range of activities can be booked locally*. Complimentary self-parking.

*Denotes local charge.

Please note: Park entry fees are not included and must be paid to the Grand Canyon National Park Service.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (817)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Clean, No Frills Room in A Quiet Location in the Park

Jul 3, 2020 katskills Fulshear, Texas

Based upon this being rated the #1 Best Value lodging within the park, we booked our stay for two nights here. The front desk staff provided friendly service and the room was definitely clean. Yavapai implemented higher cleaning standards in light of what’s happening right now in the world with the COVID-19 pandemic, which we definitely… Read more
Based upon this being rated the #1 Best Value lodging within the park, we booked our stay for two nights here. The front desk staff provided friendly service and the room was definitely clean. Yavapai implemented higher cleaning standards in light of what’s happening right now in the world with the COVID-19 pandemic, which we definitely appreciate; all areas that may be touched by guests like door handles, remotes, light switches, thermostats, etc are deep cleaned prior to each guest’s arrival. All employees wore masks. The room and furniture and fixtures within the room were well-maintained. The property is spread out (I believe it’s the largest complex within the Grand Canyon Park) and it was quiet. The price was reasonable. Overall, we enjoyed our stay. The only three gripes that I have about the stay and these are minor, but worth mentioning: WiFi service was spotty in our room and the bathroom sink was small (we didn’t have room to put any of our toiletries out) and the bathroom faucet sprayed water everywhere every time we turned it on. All in all, we agree with the majority of reviewers when it comes to rating this a #1 best value place to stay. We’d stay here again if we come back to the Grand Canyon and would recommend it to others who are thinking about staying on a property within the park. Read less
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Jun 26, 2020 MrsRoro Hanford, California

My husband and I stopped at the Grand Canyon on our move from California to Texas. Staying inside the park was the best decision. Within walking distance we saw the canyon, lots of walking paths, nature was beautiful. Eateries snd general store were within walking distance from our room, we stayed on the west rooms building 3.The rooms had AC, and… Read more
My husband and I stopped at the Grand Canyon on our move from California to Texas. Staying inside the park was the best decision. Within walking distance we saw the canyon, lots of walking paths, nature was beautiful. Eateries snd general store were within walking distance from our room, we stayed on the west rooms building 3.The rooms had AC, and more like motel with the door outside but we were happy because our truck was loaded with our things overnight. It's not a fancy hotel but the room was clean, spacious and exactly what we needed. The only downfall was no wi-fi and my signal was poor. Staying in the park was convenient and I'm so happy we stayed here. Read less
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Jun 14, 2020 mikelI1184UV

This was a decent place to stay at the Grand Canyon. It is not within walking distance to the canyon but it is centrally located and the bus service is free and easy to use. The rooms are clean and basic, like at most national parks. There is a nice grocery store and restaurant that is walkable however. For some reason all the ice machines in… Read more
This was a decent place to stay at the Grand Canyon. It is not within walking distance to the canyon but it is centrally located and the bus service is free and easy to use. The rooms are clean and basic, like at most national parks. There is a nice grocery store and restaurant that is walkable however. For some reason all the ice machines in the complex were empty on our last day - took a while to find one to use! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Heats up like a tin can in Summer, No A/C

May 12, 2020 Dana B

Great location, walking distance to bus, food, post office and groceries. Great parking. Quiet. We stayed the end of July to Aug 1. Our room was not air conditioned and there was only one window to open. The ceiling fan was not adequate. The room was cinder block and it was so HOT. It was cooler outside than inside the room. A/C is a must for… Read more
Great location, walking distance to bus, food, post office and groceries. Great parking. Quiet. We stayed the end of July to Aug 1. Our room was not air conditioned and there was only one window to open. The ceiling fan was not adequate. The room was cinder block and it was so HOT. It was cooler outside than inside the room. A/C is a must for summer stays at the Grand Canyon. There is no WiFi or cell service. You must walk to the restaurant for reception. It worked nicely. We would stay here agin, just not in a summer month. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Convenient But Out Of The Hustle and Bustle

Mar 24, 2020 Debbie G Arlington, Virginia

We were in Yavapai East in the middle of a beautiful forest. Because we were on the second floor we kept the curtains on our picture window open all the time for the view. The hotel is located within walkind distance of a restaurant, take-out, and grocery store, all with good, fairly reasonably priced (for a tourist place) food. We were also… Read more
We were in Yavapai East in the middle of a beautiful forest. Because we were on the second floor we kept the curtains on our picture window open all the time for the view. The hotel is located within walkind distance of a restaurant, take-out, and grocery store, all with good, fairly reasonably priced (for a tourist place) food. We were also close to the bus stop. Our unit had been renovated and had a nice bathroom, comfortable bed, nice carpet and draperies. The El Tovar is a fancier hotel, but there was so much traffic and activity in that area. Even though it was off season there were a lot of people and alot of traffic around the other hotels in the park. Read less