Best Airbnb Grand Canyon Village  

Until recently, it was not possible to find and Airnnb actually inside the park.  However, perhaps surprisingly, it is now possible to book an Airbnb in Grand Canyon National Park and in Tusayan, the nearby village.  Several of the lodges have opened up their booking systems to Airbnb and you can actually get a room in a lodge right on the canyon rim with Airbnb! 

If you are looking for a more traditional Airbnb stay (an apartment or house, for example), then check out the Best Airbnbs in Flagstaff, just an hour and a quarter from Tusayan/ an hour and a half from the south rim of Grand Canyon.    

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Our pick for the best Airbnb Grand Canyon? 

Our top pick for a room that you can book on Airbnb at the Grand Canyon is a room at the El Tovar hotel.   

El Tovar airbnb grand canyon
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Why is El Tovar the best Airbnb in Grand Canyon National Park? 

El Tovar is the premium lodge inside Grand Canyon National Park.  Perched right on the south rim of the canyon, with a huge porch with stunning views; a grand dining room with vaulted log ceiling with chandeliers and fine dining; cozy lounges; and comfortable rooms, this is hard to beat.   

Book a room at the El Tovar lodge on Airbnb 


Best Airbnbs in Grand Canyon Comparison Guide  

These quick reference tables are here to help you decide between different Grand Canyon Airbnb options.  

Airbnbs vary in terms of their type, price and guest ratings. To make it easier to decide between Airbnbs, the following table lists each place’s key features, so you can see at a glance the main benefits of each.  

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PropertyPhotoTypePetsGuestsPriceRating (/5)Availability
El Tovar El-TovarHotel room No2$$N/ACHECK NOW
Kachina/ Thunderbird Lodge Kachina-or-Thunderbird-LodgeHotel room No2$$$$N/ACHECK NOW
Yavapai Lodge Yavapai-LodgeHotel room No2$N/ACHECK NOW
Grand HotelGrand-HotelHotel room No2$$$$N/ACHECK NOW
Glampsite GlampsiteGlampingYes5$$$$4.8CHECK NOW
Alice’s Cozy Cabin Alices-Cozy-CabinCabinNo4$$4.8CHECK NOW

  


A quick overview of the Air B and B, Grand Canyon options  

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When choosing the best Airbnbs in and around Grand Canyon, we have looked to find a range of as many different types as possible, focusing on those that look great, are well-located and get great reviews from fellow travelers.    

Types of Airbnbs in and near Grand Canyon National Park  

There are only three main types of Airbnbs in and around Grand Canyon National Park.  Which type you will choose depends on other factors listed below, but first, let’s take a quick look at the types available. 

Hotels 

At Grand Canyon Village inside the park, the only types of accommodations are lodges/ hotels and campsites.  Several lodges sell their rooms on Airbnb, and we have selected a range of lodges and rooms. 

Glamping 

Glamorous camping or ‘glamping’ is a unique type of stay ideal for those looking for a little adventure but not quite ready to crawl into a tiny tent and spend the night a thin foam pad.  Think of it as camping for non-campers.  

Cabins 

A cozy cabin gives you the option of self-catering and more seclusion than staying in a hotel or campsite.  

Location 

There are two main locations – inside the national park (Grand Canyon Village) and just outside the park entrance at Tusayan. 


Best  Airbnb Grand Canyon Village  

The only accommodations inside the national park, at Grand Canyon Village are camping and the national park lodges.  Until recently, it was not possible to find and Airnnb actually inside the park.  However, several of the lodges have opened up their booking systems to Airbnb and you can actually get a room in a lodge right on the canyon rim with Airbnb!   

Hotel room in a classic national parks lodge, El Tovar 

El Tovar airbnb grand canyon
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The El Tovar is the most prestigious national park lodge in Grand Canyon National Park and has now put their rooms on Airbnb.  The location couldn’t be more perfect – it sits right on the edge of the South Rom.  There is a huge porch and a classic fine dining room with high ceiling and dark wooden beams.  This is not your typical Airbnb experience, but there is no better place to stay at Grand Canyon. 

AT A GLANCE

Number of guests: 2
Number of rooms: 1
Amenities : Restaurant, lounge, shop, AC and heating, cable TV, double bed, hair dryer, fridge, coffee maker, enhance cleaning
Pros : Location on the south rim, the best hotel in Grand Canyon Village
Cons : No kitchen for self-catering, no WiFi
Good for : Couple looking for a classic Grand Canyon experience in a great location
El Tovar airbnb grand canyon
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El Tovar airbnb grand canyon
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Hotel room at Kachina or Thunderbird Lodge with views of Grand Canyon 

Kachina or Thunderbird Lodge airbnb grand canyon
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These lodges are classic 1960’s style national parks lodges, but were renovated in 2004.  They have also opened their rooms up to Airbnb and you can get a good deal on a room there with Airbnb.  The lodge is right on the canyon rim, next to the native American handicrafts shops and a very short walk to restaurants in El Tovar and Bright Angel Lodges.  The room is a large, comfortable suite with incredible views.  Again, not your typical Airbnb, but if you want to stay inside the park, then this is a great place to stay.  

AT A GLANCE

Number of guests: 2
Number of rooms: 1
Amenities : Hair dryer, bathtub, iron, Cable TV, fridge, coffee maker
Pros : Great location on south rim of Grand Canyon inside the national park with views of the canyon
Cons : No WiFi, no kitchen to self-cater
Good for : Couple wanting to be right on the rim of the canyon
Kachina or Thunderbird Lodge airbnb grand canyon
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Kachina or Thunderbird Lodge airbnb grand canyon
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Room at Yavapai Lodge 

Yavapai Lodge airbnb grand canyon
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Another lodge in Grand Canyon Village that has rooms available is the Yavapai Lodge, the largest lodge in Grand Canyon Village.  It is nestled in the middle of a small juniper pygmy and pinion tree forest a short walk from the canyon rim.  The room is a budget motel-style room, so is perfect for the more budget-minded traveler. There is a café and gift store in the lodge. 

AT A GLANCE

Number of guests: 2
Number of rooms: 1
Amenities : WiFi, fridge, coffee maker, Cable TV, iron, hair dryer, bathtub, enhanced cleaning
Pros : Location inside the park, casual restaurant/ deli and shop inside the lodge
Cons : No AC/ heating, no kitchen to self-cater
Good for : Couple on a budget wanting to stay inside the national park
Yavapai Lodge airbnb grand canyon
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Yavapai Lodge airbnb grand canyon
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The Best Airbnb Near Grand CanyonNational Park

The town of Tusayan is just a 15-minute drive from the south rim of the canyon (one mile from the south entrance to the park), has a small regional airport and there is a free shuttle connecting the town to the canyon.  All of which make this a great option if you don’t want to stay on a hotel in Grand Canyon Village or camp in the national park, but want to be able to access it easily.  

Room at the Grand Hotel, Tusayan

Grand Hotel airbnb near grand canyon
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This is one of the nicer hotels in Tusayan and they have also opened up their rooms to Airbnb.  The three-diamond luxury hotel has an indoor pool, hot tub and spa to relax in after a day in Grand Canyon National Park. 

AT A GLANCE

Number of guests:2
Number of rooms: Studio
Amenities : Enhanced cleaning, WiFi, in-house laundry service, parking, children’s playground, AC, satellite TV, heated indoor swimming pool, hot tub and spa, gym, hairdryer
Pros : Luxury and comfort and places to relax after a day outdoors
Cons : No pets or children under 2, No kitchen for self-catering
Good for : Couple looking for comfort
Grand Hotel airbnb near grand canyon
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Grand Hotel airbnb near grand canyon
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Glampsite

Glampsite airbnb grand canyon
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If you have never tried glamping (glamorous camping) before, this is a good place to start.  Each tent has 1 queen bed and 3 single beds plus an additional person can be accommodated on an air mattress.  The price includes all three meals plus snacks, water and fresh fruit.  You will also have a local guide who acts as your personal wilderness concierge to take you on guided hikes and suggest other optional activities. This is definitely not your traditional Airbnb stay.  

AT A GLANCE

Number of guests: Up to 6
Number of rooms: 1
Amenities : Heating, breakfast
Rating : 4.8
Pros : All meals included, private guide
Cons : This is still a form of camping, so not for everyone
Good for : Couple of family looking for a unique experience to supplement their trip to Grand Canyon National Park
Glampsite airbnb grand canyon
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Glampsite airbnb grand canyon
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Alice’s Cozy Cabin

Alices Cozy Cabin airbnb grand canyon
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Stay in a cozy 1930’s cabin and escape the crowds at Grand Canyon.  With a BBQ out back, a kitchen, large living and not one but two full sized baths, this secluded place is the perfect getaway.  Just 23 miles from the Grand Canyon, it is a great place for a visit to the national park.

AT A GLANCE

Number of guests: Up to 4
Number of bedrooms : 2
Amenities:WiFi, free onsite parking, AC and heating, TV and hair dryer.
Rating: 4.8
Pros: Quiet location and fully equipped
Cons: No children under 13 or pets
Good for: Family with older children, couple or small group of friends looking for a secluded place they can self-cater but still have easy access to Grand Canyon
Alices Cozy Cabin airbnb grand canyon
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Alices Cozy Cabin airbnb grand canyon
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Which is the best Airbnb at Grand Canyon for you? 

I rate all the Airbnbs listed here very highly – as do numerous satisfied travelers. To read more reviews, click on the links below each listing.  

What the best Airbnb for your Grand Canyon vacation is will depend on factors such as the size of your party, whether or not you have a pet (not possible at any of the listings this close to the and inside the national park – but possible at some Airbnbs in Flagstaff), whether you want to self-cater or be close to restaurants, and what amenities you are looking for. Whether you’re a couple looking for a romantic getaway on the rim of the canyon, a family looking for a more budget option or you just want access to a pool, we hope this guide makes the selection process a little simpler and faster.  

Wherever you decide to stay, I hope this handy guide to selecting the best Airbnb at Grand Canyon helps you have an incredible trip. 


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About the Reviewer  

James Ian Yosemite

James Ian has traveled to 82 countries and all 7 continents.  He has visited all of the main national parks in the United States, as well as many national monuments and state parks.

He has rafted through the Grand Canyon; rappelled down slot canyons near Zion and Arches; hiked among the hoodoos in Bryce and the enormous trees in Sequoia; admired the waterfalls in Yosemite and the colored hot springs in Yellowstone; seen moose in Grand Tetons and seals in the Channel Islands, and much more.

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