Yavapai Lodges

Grand Canyon, Arizona

Virgin rating

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, all with the option of 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Yavapai East rooms are located in two-storey buildings, and feature air conditioning, mini fridge, coffee/tea-making facilities, flat screen TV, and hair dryer. Yavapai West rooms are located in single-storey buildings and have the addition of an in-room safe.

Yavapai Lodge Restaurant (open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner), 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.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Go for it!

May 16, 2022 Pezrojo Milwaukee, Wisconsin

We stayed at Yavapai West. It was the older section but actually nicer because there was parking outside each room. The elk wandered around in front too. It is conveniently located to the village. The room was clean, bathroom dated, beds comfortable and the room pretty spacious. There isn't any WIFI here so you have to go to the lodge. The… Read more
We stayed at Yavapai West. It was the older section but actually nicer because there was parking outside each room. The elk wandered around in front too. It is conveniently located to the village. The room was clean, bathroom dated, beds comfortable and the room pretty spacious. There isn't any WIFI here so you have to go to the lodge. The food looks great at the lodge. We would stay here again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Comfortable, but the plastic?

May 15, 2022 Daphna C Cardiff, United Kingdom

We loved our stay at the Yavapai Lodge. The room was clean, comfortable and included a fridge. The location is ideal for exploring the Canyon- just a short drive up to Mather Point and shuttle links to the rest of the rim. The lodge itself has shuttle links everywhere too and a general store for supplies. Breakfast and coffee was good from the… Read more
We loved our stay at the Yavapai Lodge. The room was clean, comfortable and included a fridge. The location is ideal for exploring the Canyon- just a short drive up to Mather Point and shuttle links to the rest of the rim. The lodge itself has shuttle links everywhere too and a general store for supplies. Breakfast and coffee was good from the lodge too. The only gripe was its use of single use plastic in the room - plastic coffee and water cups wrapped in plastic. On check-in the reception try and get you to GO GREEN and waive a turndown service but then there's plastic everywhere?! This ought to be revisited. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating You're paying for the location

May 15, 2022 hotsyd22 Sydney, Australia

The Yavapai lodge is in the Grand Canyon national park. It is one of the few options within the park near Grand Canyon village. You could walk to the South Rim from the lodge, or do as we did and take the short and free shuttle bus ride to the Visitor Centre. The location inside the park was the reason why we chose this lodge for our short visit… Read more
The Yavapai lodge is in the Grand Canyon national park. It is one of the few options within the park near Grand Canyon village. You could walk to the South Rim from the lodge, or do as we did and take the short and free shuttle bus ride to the Visitor Centre. The location inside the park was the reason why we chose this lodge for our short visit to see the Grand Canyon. For us, the biggest advantage was being able to arrive at the hotel the night before our hike rather thank having to queue in the miles of traffic backed up to get into the national park each morning. The lodge has 24 hour reception. This meant that we could have a relaxed morning, check out, get a great car space, go for our hike and drive out of the park at the end of the day down to Phoenix. Other than location, there is not a lot going for the lodge. As other reviews point out, it's pretty basic. That said, it was spotlessly clean, functional and with good coffee in the room. Our room was air conditioned which worked well which was important because we had no idea how cold it was going to be in late April. The lodge's cafe where we had breakfast could best be described as average. We didn't eat at the cafeteria-style restaurant. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great hotel for a visit to Grand Canyon

May 14, 2022 373tl Washington DC, District of Columbia

Located near the general store, deli, Yavapai restaurant, gift store and shuttle bus. Not far from the rim. Very comfortable overall, we stayed in room 7379. Large room, with a small fold up sofa (good for kids, not adults). Only odd thing is that the bathroom sink is super low, but in no means an issue, just odd. One thing to note is there is No… Read more
Located near the general store, deli, Yavapai restaurant, gift store and shuttle bus. Not far from the rim. Very comfortable overall, we stayed in room 7379. Large room, with a small fold up sofa (good for kids, not adults). Only odd thing is that the bathroom sink is super low, but in no means an issue, just odd. One thing to note is there is No WiFi in the rooms. It's actually hard to get WiFi throughout the park. As my husband said, you're in the Grand Canyon to enjoy nature, not technology. Overall the Grand Canyon is amazing and its nice staying in a nice hotel in the heart of the park. Would recommend. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Catering to tours, not families or couples

May 13, 2022 stevenbU5996RV

At time of checking in, rooms were inaccessible for handicapped guests… room adjustment was required, less than adequate for handicap guest. When confirming dining options, Dining room was advertised open til 10pm…. Arrived at 7pm for dinner only to be turned away…”we have 250 people from a tour and can’t accommodate other guests” the bar was… Read more
At time of checking in, rooms were inaccessible for handicapped guests… room adjustment was required, less than adequate for handicap guest. When confirming dining options, Dining room was advertised open til 10pm…. Arrived at 7pm for dinner only to be turned away…”we have 250 people from a tour and can’t accommodate other guests” the bar was open for take out, but long lines, poor SLOW service and no accommodation for handicapped patrons Doors open…. Critters! Read less