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North Kaibab Trail, South Rim, bottom of Grand Canyon, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
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Phantom Ranch
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Minneapolis
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Hard to overstate how wonderful Phantom Ranch is. The hike, the scenery, the river...its all fantastic, and then once you get there the staff and other hikers are top-notch. The food is decent, but because you're eating it at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, it will be one of your favorite meals ever.

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Dover
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70 reviews 70 reviews
10 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I spent two nights in a cabin for ten people. After two days, we became friends with several other individuals and have kept in touch. There's no TV, phone or internet. So for entertainment, we conversed with other folks. We made our reservations 13 months in advance. And, yes, they do have showers! Watch out for people... More

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Buffalo Grove, Illinois
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were able to stay in a 4 bunk cabin at Phantom Ranch. The cabin was rustic, but clean. The cabin had a toilet and sink. There is a separate building for showers. The shower was very nice and hot after a long hike in. For dinner, the beef stew was just okay. It came with a very nice salad,... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As many have said, this is NOT a five-star modern hotel, but considering that it is at the bottom of the Grand Canyon and has been there since the 1920's, one has to put things in perspective. We booked the REI Weekend Getaway trip about two months out, as the time coincided with vacation for us, and we had heard... More

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Minnesota
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57 reviews 57 reviews
7 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First, we were extremely lucky to have been upgraded to a queen cabin on the morning prior to hiking down the South Kaibab Trail. Phantom Ranch is a beautiful oasis a the bottom of the Grand Canyon. We hiked down the South Kaibab, and stayed one night. We chose the stew dinner and truthfully the stew is only so-so, but... More

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San Pietro in Casale, Italy
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is not a luxury resort, but small priced cabins in a one-of-a-kind location. Services and friendliness are much higher than you can expect. We have to thanks Phantom Ranch manager to highly contribute to let our mule trip to PR experience unforgettable.

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Plano, Texas, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Xanterra (the government management contractor) did a fine job running Phantom Ranch. Friendly, helpful people who seem to genuinely enjoy their 10-day shifts working in paradise. Cabins were clean and comfortable. The men’s shower fixtures could use replacing but that was a minor thing. The private cabins had a cold water sinks and their own toilettes! Staying in a private... More

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London, United Kingdom
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161 reviews 161 reviews
51 hotel reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We stayed in a dorm room, no complaints really, had a hot shower, clean facilities and a semi comfortable bed (if you walk enough you'd actually sleep anywhere). Food was ok, plenty of quantity which is always nice! the breakfast also sets you up pretty well for a day of hiking. Staff are great too. Dorms are heated in winter... More

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Isle of Palms, South Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We book our lodging a year out due to the popularity of this place. Keep in mind accommodations are rustic from the cabins to the dorms but staff keeps it very clean and tidy! You can't complain, you are staying in a very unique location that a small percentage of people get to! We love the family style meals and... More

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Toronto
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

My husband, one of our daughters and I spent two nights at Phantom Ranch last week. We had tried, off and on, for five years to get a reservation (not during the summer or very cold months). In March 2013, I was able to get two female dorm beds and one male dorm bed for Feb 2014. We got on... More

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Additional Information about Phantom Ranch

Address: North Kaibab Trail, South Rim, bottom of Grand Canyon, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
Location: United States > Arizona > Grand Canyon National Park
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Ranked #1 of 21 Specialty lodging in Grand Canyon National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Phantom Ranch Hotel
Phantom Ranch Hotel Grand Canyon National Park
Phantom Ranch Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon Phantom Ranch

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