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

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Jul 21, 2019 duncanm992 Auckland, New Zealand

Our stay at the lodge was fine - 6 of us in a room two queens and one set of bunks. Was pleasant enough although the bathroom was a bit of a state as there were no shampoo and shower gel even though there were containers, and the plug was blocked so when you showered you had to in an inch of water! WiFi was also poor to non-existent where we were.… Read more
Our stay at the lodge was fine - 6 of us in a room two queens and one set of bunks. Was pleasant enough although the bathroom was a bit of a state as there were no shampoo and shower gel even though there were containers, and the plug was blocked so when you showered you had to in an inch of water! WiFi was also poor to non-existent where we were. Cheaper than other places here so I suppose you get what you pay for.....and you cannot complain about the location! Very handy to the shuttle routes. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good choice, away from the crowda

Jul 20, 2019 SB01 Krakow, Poland

We stayed In Yavapai East, which has A/C rather than the ceiling fans of west. The rooms are clean, comfortable beds, average WiFi, TV, very quiet at night. Once you have registered you drive to the lodge and can park outside your room. The Yavapai area is well connected by free shuttle buses and the plaza has a restaurant, Inn and an excellent… Read more
We stayed In Yavapai East, which has A/C rather than the ceiling fans of west. The rooms are clean, comfortable beds, average WiFi, TV, very quiet at night. Once you have registered you drive to the lodge and can park outside your room. The Yavapai area is well connected by free shuttle buses and the plaza has a restaurant, Inn and an excellent store full of good and fair priced food. There is a large laundery at the nearby campground. You can walk to the rim in 10 minutes. Be aware at night the whole Canyon village is very dark. Without a torch and map it can be quite difficult to walk back, for instance from the visitor centre, without getting lost. Yavapai is slightly away from, but still convenient for, the main tourist areas on Canyon Village. This provides blessed relief from the throngs and the challenge of finding a car park space Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good place to stay in Grand Canyon National Park

Jul 20, 2019 BH_in_AZ Page, Arizona

Although Yavapai is not an architectural delight like some other places to stay at the Grand Canyon, it's a fine hotel by all other measures. Our room was very clean, and the accruements were modern. The room had a refrigerator but no microwave. The visitor information binder was full of great information. The from our window looked out into the… Read more
Although Yavapai is not an architectural delight like some other places to stay at the Grand Canyon, it's a fine hotel by all other measures. Our room was very clean, and the accruements were modern. The room had a refrigerator but no microwave. The visitor information binder was full of great information. The from our window looked out into the pretty piñon-juniper woodland. One thing to be aware of: the Lodge consists of a handful of buildings, all of them located a short drive from where you actually check in. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nothing special, but you won’t be “roughing it”

Jul 15, 2019 JSHUBERMAC Charleston, South Carolina

The rooms feel like an average hotel. It was perfect for what we needed given that we were really only in our room to sleep. We didn’t want to “rough it,” so we appreciated the air conditioning, shower, television, clean sheets, and room service. But don’t expect a lot more than that.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great base for Grand Canyon

Jul 15, 2019 Lilmamma2013 Glasgow, United Kingdom

The yavapa lodge is a great base for exploring the canyon. We made our reservations one year in advance but it seemed there were some rooms still available when we arrived. We stayed in yavapai east with air conditioning which was required during the July heat. Our room was clean and spacious. Although we did have a large sofa which had stains etc… Read more
The yavapa lodge is a great base for exploring the canyon. We made our reservations one year in advance but it seemed there were some rooms still available when we arrived. We stayed in yavapai east with air conditioning which was required during the July heat. Our room was clean and spacious. Although we did have a large sofa which had stains etc (we never sat on it!!) our second room had a small leather chair which gave the room a much nicer feel. We were 5/10 minute walk to market plaza where there is a large grocery store and gift shop. It’s all very reasonable despite the location. I had a breakfast wrap one morning from the grocery store and it was $3. There is a good selection of food in both the deli and the dining hall. There was lots of wildlife around and my kids were delighted to see baby elk. We could walk to the rim in around 10/15 minutes. Buses are regular although can be crammed especially at sunset. We had a fantastic stay! If you are expecting 5* luxury this won’t be the place for you. I would say 2* but you are paying for location! Read less