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North Kaibab Trail, South Rim, bottom of Grand Canyon, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    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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39 hotel reviews
256 helpful votes 256 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2011

We hiked down & up the south rim (South Kaibab down & Bright Angel up) at the end of Sept. I'm glad we didn't do it any earlier in the season b/c when we got to the bottom it was HOT! (Mid 90's full sun) We stayed one night at Phantom Ranch in Cabin #10. We lucked into a cabin... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2011

We are from the UK and had planned the rim to rim walk from North to South for almost a year. After initially failing 13 months ahead to get through on the phone to Xanterra to book a bed at Phantom Ranch, we applied for backcountry permits a few months later. Shortly after that I made a speculative call to... More 

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Gilbert, Arizona
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

We rode the mules down to Phantom Ranch on New Years Day 2011. It was a mind-numbing -32 degrees when we left the rim (the coldest temperature ever recorded at the rim). The ride down was a little scary due to all the ice on the trail, but the mules were sure-footed. We were glad to warm up in the... More 

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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2011

We stayed at phantom Ranch in august 2011, and it was very hot at the bodem of the canyon. Phantom Ranch is an oasis, with a creeck where you can sit in and a cateen that provides you with cold drinks and food. We stayed in a dorm, these dorm have airconditioning, but in the summer it doesn't get cool,... More 

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San Diego, California
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7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2011

My husband and I had done day hiking on the Bright Angel and South Kaibab trails five years ago and decided it might be fun to go back and try to stay at the bottom. I called Xanterra the week before Memorial Day to check if there were any open spots at Phantom Ranch for that Saturday night, and was... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2011

Phantom Ranch is beautiful! We hiked and explored daily around the Grand Canyon. The staff at the ranch were polite and knowledgeable.

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Dana Point, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2011

I would give the incredibly simple and rustic comforts of Phantom Ranch a rating of 5 million stars RIGHT when we reached the bottom of the canyon and another 5 million stars for the memories AFTER we hiked back to the top of the South Rim. My husband and I slept separately in the men’s and women’s dorms which were... More 

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Oak Ridge, New Jersey
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64 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2011

This was my second stay, and my wife's first. Why does the title refer to he "lucky few"? Reservations are accepted up to 13 months out, and the dorms and cabins are typically snapped up within an hour of reservations opening. Cancellations may come up, but don't count on them. There are also campsites, but that means hauling at least... More 

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Liberty MO
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22 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2011

I've stayed at Phantom 11 nights on 6 different trips and it never loses its magic. It is unique - there's no experience like it. The young staff help make the stay enjoyable. Sure, there are tradeoffs - you will not sleep as well in the dorm as you would in a cabin. Particularly in the men's dorm, there are... More 

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Cincinnati OH
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24 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2011

Okay, I realize there is nowhere else to stay in the bottom of the GC other than here or a tent. I understand it is rustic and the amenities are not available. I have backpacked and camped in many places around the country. However, we paid over a $100 each to have a bed at the bottom and that is... 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): $
Number of rooms: 11
Also Known As:
Phantom Ranch Hotel Grand Canyon National Park
Phantom Ranch Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon Phantom Ranch

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