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Phantom Ranch

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North Kaibab Trail, South Rim, bottom of Grand Canyon, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Buffalo, NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried to get reservations for a cabin at Phantom Ranch for 4 years, and finally got one this May. The hike down was really hard for us and we arrived exhausted and with our quadriceps in pain. The whole Phantom Ranch area is so pretty and restful, we just flopped on our beds until dinner time. Our cabin had... More 

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Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were really excited about our hike / stay at the bottom of the Grand Canyon but the Phantom Ranch wasn't the pleasant experience that we were expecting. The bunkhouse itself was nice for dorm-style accommodations. The segregation between the men and women was okay but a little tricky when trying to sync up in the morning for the hike... More 

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XanterraCorporate, Director of Sales at Phantom Ranch, responded to this review

I am sorry that you did not enjoy your stay at Phantom Ranch. The 10 person dorms can be noisy with different people on different schedules. We have to wake up guests for the early breakfast to stay on schedule, as we only have two seating times. And, we want people to get fed and on the trail before it... More 

Bristow, Virginia
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28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I spent two nights at Phantom Ranch while completing what is called a South Rim-to-North Rim-to South Rim Grand Canyon hike. The existence of Phantom Ranch, with its lodging and dining facilities near the Colorado River, allowed me and my hiking partners to carry only minimal weight in our packs, as there was no need to carry a tent or... More 

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Gallatin, Tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Phantom Ranch in mid-May 2015. We started in the Bright Angel Campground, but ate supper in the PR dining room. There were two seatings for supper: 5:00 (steak) & 6:30 (vegetarian chili & beef stew). I ate at the 5:00 seating. Food was served family style. Steak was good, but a little rarer than I like (probably medium... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just finished four lovely days at the Grand Canyon. Overall the experience was wonderful except our dealings with an employee named Sara from Louisiana. Sara was brusque and rude as a server in the cantina and had the audacity to treat two elderly people with indifference. These folks needed assistance to safely arrive at Phantom Ranch and Sara was... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were a group of six mature female friends and the female bunkhouse was perfect for us. We had one early dinner meal sitting and the stew was wonderful and one late dinner setting with a great strip loin (I think). If you are a large eater you should book the stew sitting which is family style - a 24... More 

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed in a Phantom Ranch cabin while on a rim-to-rim hike (north to south) with some family. After the ~14 mile hike from the North Rim, a clean bed and air conditioning (yes, air conditioning!) were a welcome sight. The cabins are small – ours had two bunk beds, a sink (cold water only), toilet, and a table and... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

My husband and I hiked down the South Kaibab Trail which is 7 miles, with the intent to go up the Angel Trail the same day. My husband's legs got very weak and we knew we could not make it up that day. We spoke to the ranger and he called Phantom Ranch to see if they had a place... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

My family and I (5 of us total) hiked down to Phantom Ranch from the North side on 5/17 and stayed for 3 nights. It was really cool to experience the rustic group cabin and bunk houses. The beds were surprisingly comfortable and the food was really pretty good. My complaint is with the staff, two people in particular, Sarah... More 

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XanterraCorporate, Director of Sales at Phantom Ranch, responded to this review

I am sorry that your stay at Phantom Ranch was negatively affected by two members of our staff. Thank you for bringing this to our attention, and for providing their names. This allows us to discuss with the correct employees, and retrain or reassign as necessary. I will forward your comments to the Ranch Manager who will address with those... More 

Plymouth, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

What can I say, the hike to the Phantom ranch down the Kibab trail in the morning was great. I got an early start so I could take my time and enjoy the views. The trip down was some what long but when I got to the Ranch it was all worth it. For their age, The buildings were great,... More 

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