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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 2014
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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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Ontario's Near North, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my second visit to this delightful place. I knew that I needed to book meals and a bunk in a dorm 12+ months ahead of time, but even though I had been on the phone early on the day reservations opened up, I wasn't able to get the dinner choice I wanted by the time I got to... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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136 reviews 136 reviews
23 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This was my second time hiking to the bottom of the Canyon, along with a second stay at Phantom Ranch. There was a water pipe breakage in the Canyon, so we couldn't enjoy the famous lemonade or take a shower, but we brought along swimsuits and enjoyed cooling off in the nearby creek. The cabins book out 13 months, so... More

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New York City, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Went with a bunch of friends, it was my first trip to the Grand Canyon. We spent a night by the South Rim, so we got an early start for our hike down. The hike itself was fantastic, with postcard-like views at every turn. By the time we reached the bottom, we were definitely ready to dump off our packs,... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Note - this place is rustic. Accommodations are minimal and space is small. That being said - we loved it! You have few choices at the bottom of the canyon, camping or the Phantom Ranch. Space fills quickly and reservations are an absolute must - 13 months in advance! Our party, with two couples, shared a 4-bunk cabin one night,... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Hiked the 10 miles from South Rim to Phantom Ranch. Stayed overnight at Phantom Ranch in the Dorm. Food for dinner and breakfast was plentiful, and surroundings were very nice. Dorm is a bunch of bunk beds, very close together. 2 folks in our dorm were very loud sleepers, so not an optimal experience. Would consider the camping option next... More

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Olathe, Kansas
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Accommodations in the Phantom Ranch cabins are generously described as primitive. Food is repetitive and the dining experience is a monument to OCD. There is no TV, your phone won't work and there's a good chance you're tired and hurt somewhere. But if you don't love it after hiking from the rim of the Grand Canyon, your hormones are seriously... More

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Cottage Grove
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Exhilarating rush when you finally make it to the bottom! There is a wonderful sense of community here. The beef stew and lemonade were wonderful and definitely hit the spot after the hike. Really a special place. My only wish is that we could have stayed longer... like forever!

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Honolulu, HI
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91 reviews 91 reviews
23 hotel reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

After your long trek down the the Colorad River, afford yourself 2 days to relax and rest before heading back up up to the rim. It's tranquil down there and there a few day hikes down there to enjoy. You will be tired when you get down here to the Phantom Ranch. Why just get some sleep and head back... More

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Whitehorse, Canada
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147 reviews 147 reviews
27 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

I stayed here one night as part of the mule ride package. The steak meal was also included. The cabins are small and rustic. The toilet is in a small closet but since I was staying solo, I left the door open, it could be quite claustrophobic if closed. The bed was small and the area is sparsely furnished however... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

The Phantom Ranch is the only lodging at the bottom of the Grand Canyon (besides the Bright Angel Campground next to it). Spent two nights at the Ranch (a must) to fully enjoy the scenery and to rest. Stayed in a bunk house (sleeps 10) with a decent shower and toilet. There are only four bunk houses at the Ranch... More

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

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