We encourage you to bring your pet along on your travels. Pets that are 25 lbs. or less are welcomed with a restriction of two pets per room. There is an additional charge of $50.00 non-refundable fee. Pets are not allowed to be left in room alone.
We offer in-house catering from our restaurant with flexible menu planning and pricing to suit your needs from snacks to multi-course dinners. We also have a podium, audio/visual equipment and free WiFi.
There are many outdoor activities for visitors to experience visiting the IMAX theater located 100 yards from the hotel, Helicopter Tours, Jeep Tours, Horseback Riding, walking trails, backcountry hiking. See our Concierge desk for more information.
You'll find an array of quaint saloons, pubs, and unique Southwestern inspired restaurants surrounding Grand Canyon National Park, from popular hangouts like the Roughrider's Saloon, to the internationally inspired dishes at the Coronado Room in Tusayan. For family buffet style Southwest flavors, Grand Canyon Plaza hotel is home to JJK's Restaurant and the lively Wagon Wheel Saloon.
Grand Canyon Village borders Grand Canyon National Park on the South Rim, at the edge of the South Rim Trail, near Hopi Point, Yavapi Point, and Yaki Point. Grand Canyon Village is home to the Grand Canyon Visitor Center and is located just 16 minutes north of the Grand Canyon Plaza Hotel.
Tusayan is located approximately 16 minutes south of the Grand Canyon National Park and Grand Canyon Village. Take Arizona 64 N from Tusayan and turn left at Center Road to head into Grand Canyon Village. From there you can find the Visitor Center and get access to the South Rim Trail or take the Bright Angel Trailhead to numerous points along the South Rim.
It depends on what kind of view of the canyon you're looking for. Helicopter tours provide an aerial view that lets you take in the sheer size and scope of the canyon, while river rafting tours take you through the Colorado River currents for an unmatched up close and personal experience. For something truly above and beyond the ordinary, book a Canyon River Adventure tour at Grand Canyon Plaza Hotel.
If you only have one day to see everything at the Grand Canyon, you absolutely must start at the South Rim. Home to the canyon's most iconic vistas, the South Rim and Grand Canyon Village put you close to Mather Point and Lipan Point, which offers the most expansive view of the Canyon. You'll also find yourself close to the Desert View Watchtower, Tusayan Museum, and Yaki Point.
Start by deciding when you want to take your trip. The best times to visit the Grand Canyon September through November and March through May, where cooler temperatures see less crowds. Summer is more crowded, and lodging is limited. If you're planning to visit the South Rim, plan for a multi-day trip and stay close to Grand Canyon Village and Tusayan at the Grand Canyon Plaza Hotel.
There's no shortage of outdoor recreation, educational activities, and cultural sights for families to explore near the Grand Canyon. Set out for rides along the Colorado River, enjoy stargazing at night, go on a mule ride through the canyon, let the kids learn how to become junior rangers, or go for a family bike ride along the South Rim.