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Hotels onthe Rim of GC

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Hotels onthe Rim of GC

Can any of you local experts recommend some hotels to look at to stay in on the rim of GC so that we are able to enjoy a sunrise and a sunset when we are in Sedona the second week in May?

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1. Re: Hotels onthe Rim of GC

Contact the Nat'l Park service and see if there is room available at any of the lodges at the South Rim at GCNP. If they have a vacancy at El Tovar, that would be my first choice. Otherwise take whatever they can offer you.

Check the Grand Canyon forum at TA for more specific information about the various lodges there, but be advised, they book up as much as a year in advance. If there's nothing for your dates, try to be flexible, or keep checking back, because there are often cancellations.

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To find out about Grand Canyon lodges, you have to contact the concessionaire that managers the lodges, not the park:

www.grandcanyonlodges.com

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bobear is right. Xanterra is the company/consessionaire that handles the Grand Canyon Park accomodations. Try to stay right on the rim. It is not much more but worth it. You should even ask for a Canyon View room. We hike the canyon every year or so and feel that the location is easily worth any little extra cost as opposed to a lodge off of the room and/or just outside the park. Try Thunderbird Lodge, Kachina Lodge, or even El Tovar hotel.

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Thanks to al that replied!

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5. Re: Hotels onthe Rim of GC

There is also a grand canyon forum. They will be a lot more helpful than us as we are about 2 hours away from the "other" canyon.

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BTW dbirchRhodeIsland,

Thanks for the compliment on the Grand Velas review. If you want more info, email me at warehouse@esedona.net

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Hi. We have one day for Sedona on our way to the Grand Canyon in June. We will be flying in to Phoenix and driving a rental car from there. What should we not miss and/or advance reservations necessary for lodging and a jeep tour? Or can we just drive around on our own and experience the same scenery? What will the weather be like? We live in Florida. Mary Ann

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Mary,

Advance reservations are highly recommended for rooms and jeep tours. Driving around Sedona on your own is a thrill in itself, but a jeep tour will not only take you off road and to places you couldn't get to in your own car, in addition you will have and entertaining and informative driver to enhance the trip. See SedonaMTB's video that is posted here in this forum.

Other free things to do in a day include visiting the Chapel of the Holy Cross or taking a hike, and of course, you'll be driving through Oak Creek Canyon when you head on up the the Grand Canyon.

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We stayed in one of the bright angel cabins on the GC rim. It was basic but had enough amenities and was only a few steps from the rim. Loved it.

sue

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