Great Hotels in the Grand Canyon State
There’s more to Arizona then just desert and the Grand Canyon. Flagstaff for instance is tucked into the world’s largest ponderosa pine forest and offers visitors endless year-round activities. With over 200 area golf courses and over 330 days of sunshine, Scottsdale (and nearby Fort McDowell) is considered one of the world’s premiere golf destinations. The options don’t stop there – Arizona offers visitors a chance to experience a thriving art scene and incredible dinning and nightlife. Read on hear more about some great hotels options in Arizona.
1. Little America Flagstaff
Just some 80 miles away from the legendary Grand Canyon, in a beautiful pine forest, you’ll find Little America Flagstaff. This luxurious getaway boasts 240 guest rooms and 7 suites – each designed with floor to ceiling windows, a mini fridge, and flat screen televisions.
Access to high-speed internet is also available and additional entertainment options include a heated outdoor pool, badminton and volleyball courts, as well as an onsite restaurant serving up three meals a day.
2. Canyon Plaza Resort
Located just 1 mile from the entrance to the Grand Canyon National Park, Canyon Plaza Resort is the ideal location for those wanting to visit this legendary landscape.
With 56 suites and 176 guestrooms there is space for everyone. Each room includes a LCD TV, refrigerator, and free Wi-Fi. Some rooms also feature balconies. Guests also enjoy access to an outdoor pool and Jacuzzi as well as free airport transportation (Grand Canyon National Park Airport).
3. Highland Country Inn
Only a 10 minute walk from the University and mere minutes from the historic Route 66, the Highland Country Inn offers guests a comfortable, no-frills option for staying in the Flagstaff area. Guests rooms include TV, fridge, and microwave. Free-Wi-Fi, local calls, and breakfast are also included.
As an additional service the hotel offers an on-site laundry facility. For those with furry family members – don’t worry, this hotel is pet-friendly just enjoy you check with the hotel in advance as there are some restrictions.
4. Wekopa Resort and Conference Center
Wekopa Resort and Conference Center is an ideal spot for a relaxing getaway in the Sonoran Desert. Located just outside Scottsdale this resort has 246 rooms – each featuring free Wi-Fi, on-demand television, and coffee maker. Some suites also include a kitchenette.
There are a number of amenities on site including a heated outdoor swimming pool, fitness center, spa, and two 18-hole golf courses.
5. The Grand Hotel at the Grand Canyon
With its design inspired by a classic chalet and southwestern décor, the rooms at The Grand Hotel at the Grand Canyon offers guests bright spaces with large windows and several amenities. Each room includes an LCD TV, free Wi-Fi, a coffee maker, and microwave.
Guests also have access to the indoor swimming pool, hot tub, fitness center, as well as an onsite restaurant and saloon. Self-parking is free and laundry facilities are available onsite.
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