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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating New Year Coffee and Muffin

Jan 20, 2021 Shiloh_Kirby Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

visited coffee shop only - they were extremely busy due to the new year. Quick service, coffee was hot and muffin was delicious!! the coffee shop stemmed off from a lobby [it was a small, grab and go deal] that further led to the hotel. I ended up using the hotel bathroom which was lovely. It was crowded - located up in the canyon - a good… Read more
visited coffee shop only - they were extremely busy due to the new year. Quick service, coffee was hot and muffin was delicious!! the coffee shop stemmed off from a lobby [it was a small, grab and go deal] that further led to the hotel. I ended up using the hotel bathroom which was lovely. It was crowded - located up in the canyon - a good spot to warm up or take a break + grab food. I think there was a grocery store of some sort? - it was a large place. Parking lot was large. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice and rustic

Jan 5, 2021 Roque Mexico City, Mexico

The place is somehow rustic and simple. The rooms were OK, everything worked fine and the room size was OK. Bathrooms are a little chilly. The A/C in the room worked fine and the room was warm and nice. The rooms have a small fridge but no microwave. Due to Covid, there was no breakfast or restaurant service available but there is a general store… Read more
The place is somehow rustic and simple. The rooms were OK, everything worked fine and the room size was OK. Bathrooms are a little chilly. The A/C in the room worked fine and the room was warm and nice. The rooms have a small fridge but no microwave. Due to Covid, there was no breakfast or restaurant service available but there is a general store nearby in the premises where you can buy prepared food such as sandwiches or buy groceries in general. They offer free coffee all day. The Check-in was fast and there is a small lounge in the building (we used to dine there). The location is great, in 5 minutes you can reach the canyon and the views and there is a bus stop nearby. Please note that there was no cell service in most of the trail and park (at least where we were) and Wifi in the lodge is bad. The nearest town is about 20 min drive. Overall, I liked the place and I would return, however, I feel it is pricy based on what you get. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Budget-friendly stay in a great location

Jan 1, 2021 charlieg71 Lexington, South Carolina

We chose the Yavapai Lodge because of the price point and it was in the park. Check in was a breeze and the staff was very friendly and helpful. We arrived after dark after encountering a snowstorm on our way there. That made it difficult to find our room. But once we were there, it was close to the Market and the Deli which was great because they… Read more
We chose the Yavapai Lodge because of the price point and it was in the park. Check in was a breeze and the staff was very friendly and helpful. We arrived after dark after encountering a snowstorm on our way there. That made it difficult to find our room. But once we were there, it was close to the Market and the Deli which was great because they were the only things open. :-/ The room was cozy, had a good heater and adequate amenities. It wasn't anything special but it was clean and served its purpose. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Budget Friendly Way to Stay in the Park

Dec 31, 2020 Happyvu Selbyville, Delaware

All the rooms are a drive or long walk from Registration and the Market. They really pack people in here, although we were OK with the ability to socially distance and the noise of so many people was not a big problem. It was definitely cheaper than other options for a family of 5 who had to fit into sleeping in 2 beds. The carpet did not seem… Read more
All the rooms are a drive or long walk from Registration and the Market. They really pack people in here, although we were OK with the ability to socially distance and the noise of so many people was not a big problem. It was definitely cheaper than other options for a family of 5 who had to fit into sleeping in 2 beds. The carpet did not seem that clean (it is older) so instead of the 5th person sleeping on the floor they squeezed into a bed. The bathroom layout was OK in that the toilet and shower are in a separate room with a door, and the sink is in an outer room so that one can brush their teeth while another is using the toilet or the shower which is good. The biggest drawback is that they do not allow microwaves. They say that is a US Park Service regulation...eventually I will confirm whether that is true or not. How can the use of a microwave be against fire regulations??? And they could not add a rollway cot either because of fire regulations.Hmmm. But it was cheaper than our other alternatives to stay in the Park. And because we stayed in the Park I was able to go out every hour to look at the view. There was a snowstorm when we arrived which was cool but kept us inside more than what we would normally do. The shuttle service operated full time on all days we were there but not out to Desert View after the snow storm because the roads were icy. TIP: at first we found out about a microwave in the very back of the Market by the meat department (OK so why even sell stuff that needs to be heated up?????) but then later we found out that there was a microwave available in the Yavapai Lodge at all hours so once we found that out, we drove there to heat up our food rather than pay the prices for the food at the Market. It really saved us a lot of money to do that but how inconvenient to either drive the food back to the unit by that time it was cold or bring the whole fam out to the Lodge to heat up and eat food on our laps. But that is what we did to save money. Read less
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Dec 30, 2020 rrosendahl Irvine, California

This is a decent place to stay for a day or two with the benefit of being inside the park. Rooms were okay in size but bathrooms are small and a little chilly. During COVID, there is no breakfast/food of any kind available at the lodge. Please note that there is no cell service and, worse, WIFI was so bad, it was like being offline for a few… Read more
This is a decent place to stay for a day or two with the benefit of being inside the park. Rooms were okay in size but bathrooms are small and a little chilly. During COVID, there is no breakfast/food of any kind available at the lodge. Please note that there is no cell service and, worse, WIFI was so bad, it was like being offline for a few days. Therefore plan your hikes and activities before you get there. Read less