BEST WESTERN PREMIER Grand Canyon Squire Inn

Address: 100 State Route 64, Tusayan, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, 86023, United States | 2 star hotel
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Conveniently located within walking distance of the entrance to the Grand Canyon National Park, the Grand Canyon Squire Inn offers comfortable accommodations in an open, airy Southwestern setting. In fact, this location offers an excellent base from which to enjoy the Grand Canyon, since a free shuttle to the park picks up right outside the hotel. In addition, a number of trails and lookout points are located near this property, making it a prime spot for exploring the rocky and reddish landscapes of the area.

Guests at the Grand Canyon Squire Inn are never bored thanks to a host of on-site amenities. The property features a Cowboy Museum, a gift shop, billiards tables, a game room, an arcade, and a six-lane bowling alley. Guests also enjoy relaxing in the indoor hot tub or working up a sweat in the 24-hour fitness facility. Other amenities, including a 24-hour business center and laundry facilities, make this a convenient base for travelers. On-site dining includes two restaurants serving American and Southwestern fare, along with a hotel bar.

When it comes to accommodations, guests report that the rooms are cozy and well-kept. Updated amenities are included, like LCD televisions, Keurig coffee makers, and iHome docking stations. Each room also includes an in-room safe, high-speed Internet access, a desk area, a microwave, and a refrigerator. Southwest decor adds to the locally focused setting.

For those venturing farther out, the Grand Canyon Squire Inn offers a convenient location. Many guests rave about thrills of rafting down the nearby Colorado River and the breathtaking views from the Canyon's South Rim Trail. Others book a helicopter ride for a unique aerial view of the Canyon. However, others have found that staying on-site is just as enjoyable, thanks to the many fun amenities. If you want to stay near the Grand Canyon at a hotel with a truly Southwestern feel, the Squire Inn is an excellent choice.


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This 2 star hotel, located on 100 State Route 64, Tusayan, is near Grand Canyon South Rim, South Rim Visitor Center, Hopi House, and Hermit Road / West Rim Drive at the South Rim.
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          TravelPod Member ReviewsBEST WESTERN PREMIER Grand Canyon Squire Inn Tusayan

          Reviewed by nictravels

          Great Location!

          by (11 reviews) Warwick, NY , United States Flag of United States

          In a perfect location to pick up tours of the Grand Canyon. The room was comfortable and clean. The wi-fi in the room was a little slow.

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

          Reviewed by d2intheusa


          Reviewed Sep 2, 2015
          by (8 reviews) , Belgium Flag of Belgium


          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

          Reviewed by gillb1954

          Very comfortable hotel in good location for the Grand Canyon.

          Reviewed Jul 12, 2015
          by (27 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

          Lovely hotel in good location for Grand Canyon. Good food and service. Great big rooms.

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

          Reviewed by edwardsfamtrips

          Good place to stay

          Reviewed Mar 21, 2014
          by (2 reviews) Portland , United States Flag of United States

          Good location for what we need.

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

          Reviewed by twofortheroad

          Love It!

          Reviewed Feb 19, 2013
          by (5 reviews) Lee's Summit, MO , United States Flag of United States

          Bowling, bar, coffee in the room! What more could you want? Super comfy sleep and great service! Thanks Best Western!

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          Reviewed by stellarachaella

          Excellent hotel! Great stay!

          Reviewed Jan 12, 2013
          by (16 reviews) , United States Flag of United States

          The decor here was very up to date with granite countertop, ionic hairdryer and a keurig coffee maker in the room. The room was very clean and spacious. It has a resort feel to it without the resort price. There is an onsite 6 lane bowling alley, sports bar, arcade with pool tables and air hockey. There are also a couple other restaurants for dining options although we didn't use those. Upstairs they offer a free hot breakfast which was nice. There is also an onsite fitness center and indoor hot tub. The hotel is approx 7 miles to the Grand Canyon Visitor Center and just outside the entrance to the park. Overall for the location and amenities this is an excellent value.

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          Reviewed by stimms

          This is where we stayed

          Reviewed Aug 6, 2012
          by (1 review) , United States Flag of United States

          Tusayan is a nice town.

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          Reviewed by greg-wendy

          Great property

          Reviewed May 6, 2012
          by (5 reviews) , United States Flag of United States

          Our room was very comfortable. The onsite restaurant/lounge had great food and service. The breakfast buffet included in our room rate was wonderful - very fresh and lots of options.

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          Historical Traveler Reviews BEST WESTERN PREMIER Grand Canyon Squire Inn Tusayan

          Average but Acceptable


          My three friends and I stayed at two rooms at the Best Western for two nights. The lobby is clean, nice, and this is only one of two three-star hotels in the area. Although I thought it was generally OK, my friends said that they would choose another hotel with the next trip. The biggest complaint was that at least one bed in BOTH rooms were unclean (hair, scuff marks). It didn't appear that the sheets had been changed. We called and the night staff immediately changed the sheets. After reading the other reviews on this site, it seems that others have had the same problems with unclean rooms. At least the manager was very helpful and personable. The Coronado room restaurant had acceptable food, but a bit pricey. We liked the continental breakfast included in the price, which was very convenient for starting out the day and a good spread for free. If you decide to stay here, ask them to put you in a room that's connected to the main lobby/building.

          Otherwise you'll have to walk a distance every time to get to the restaurant or any of the other amenities.

          Close to Canyon, but otherwise just OK


          Would probably be a good choice for people with children; the bowling alley might keep them entertained in the evenings. Otherwise it's pretty much standard motel fare. Other places in Tusayan would serve the same purpose if you're looking for a place close to the Canyon.

          Hotel was super!! Best place to stay on South Rim


          I have NO idea what some of the other reviewers were talking about with their complaints. We stayed there July 14-17, 2003, and were totally pleased!! This hotel was so far superior to anything inside the park. We could not have been happier. Staying inside the park would have sucked compared to the Squire Inn!!The kids loved the place. We bowled 2 different nights. (and ALL lanes were open all the time). The pool was very pretty, inviting and felt great. We had internet discounts rates and got the complimentary continental breakfast no problem. The oversized room was great with a huge marble bathroom and massive tub. (NO mold in bathroom as one review reported.)The hotel was one mile from park entrance. The woods backed up to rear parking lot where we had a close encounter with a herd of elk one morning. A tremendous place to stay! I would highly recommend it to anyone. Again, if anyone was complaining about this place, they surely are one of those "the glass is half empty" people.

          Perfectly ok


          My wife and I stayed at the BW Squire Inn for two nights on 29th and 30th June 2003. Contrary to other reviews we found the hotel staff very friendly and helpful. The room we were allocated was spacious, clean and perfectly ok. The hotel facilities were excellent. The location for Grand Canyon visits was very good. If you have already booked or you are planning to book soon don't have any fears that you are making a mistake !!

          Recommendations while you are there are: See the Grand Canyon at sunset and sunrise Take a flight over the Grand Canyon Visit Sedona for the day (about a 2hr leasurely drive) and take a Pink Jeep Tour Eat at the Yippee-ei-oh steakhouse at least once

          If you plan to drive from Las Vegas allow at least 5hrs - it is a long way :)

          Good luck.

          Not the Best Western


          3 nights = $392. Booked 3 months ahead, PRE-PAID. When I verified reservation, they had 1 night (not 3) on the books, but said they'd fix it. Called back 2 weeks later it wasnt changed. I called 4x before they fixed it! Beware if your reservation is a discount/special rate. It does NOT include their "FREE continental breakfast" advertised on their website. I felt treated like a 2nd class citizen during my stay. The service was impersonal and condescending. Rooms were dirty (used soap and trash in shower when we entered room). Hotel seemed "overused" and no elevator to 2nd floor, which was problematic for my companion. Hotel not recommended.

          I would rather be camping....


          If there was a choice of sleeping in a tent and in this hotel, give me the tent and a sleeping bag. The sheets made me itch, the bathroom floor had ----- hairs. Even after the maid cleaned the room the hairs were still there day two. We stayed two nights. The only good thing about this hotel is that it amused my children. The bowling/game room. We were in a room that we were told we get no continental breakfast because of our internet rate. We were never told of this prior to arrival. This hotel needs better accomodations; a larger or another hot tub and a bigger pool. There are way too many people for this little bit of facilities. We used the hot tub one time because of teenagers who were in the room with the lights off, both nights we stayed. There must be two room types, because people in these reviews are claiming they had a clean room. They must be the ones who did not get the "special internet rate". Beware!!!

          Clean comfortable accommodation


          Good clean accommodation. Would recommend it to anyone. Nothing fancy but nothing to complain about.

          Great place for the rate and location!


          Obviously, for $69/night (offseason), this place isn't the Ritz. However, for what it is, it's great! I stayed in the middle of January with two friends. The place was clean and the staff VERY nice and helpful. There are a few added fun features like a bowling alley, arcade, and nice lounge with roaring fire. And, best of all, it is located about 1 mile from the Grand Canyon entrance. Staying inside the park is quaint, but if you want something cheaper, I definitely recommend this place!

          COuld have been better


          We stayed at the Hotel in February, 2003 for two nights. It is in a good location next to all the other hotels and restaurants in tusayan only a few miles from the Park entrance. Our room was in a separate building away from the main block. The room was adequate but not huge(no lift). We ate in the Coronado room even though we were very casually dressed. We felt that the menu was good and compared to english prices the bill was very reasonable. We have three children and the younger 2 unusually went for the kids menu which was good with ample portions , this helped defray the cost of the duck eaten by the 14 year old.We had the buffet breakfast which we did not have included and that was good. The much acclaimed games room was a bit of a disapointment as many games were out of order and the music was too loud. The overall impression was that when we return we will try one of the other hotels.

          Average hotel, do not eat at steakhouse!


          The Squire Inn is a clean, comfortable, average hotel and we were pleased with our room. The rooms are spacious and the beds are exceptionally comfortable. Warning: Do NOT eat at their "fine dining" establishment. It was by far the worst dining experience we've ever had. We both ordered steaks - I got the prime rib, my husband ordered the rib eye. I cannot even describe the poor quality of meat, plus it was so overcooked it was like shoe leather. We graciously sent them back and ordered something else. My husband ordered the chicken and I ordered the fish. The chicken was cooked perfectly (thank God), but the fish was like cardboard. I did not complain again and my husband shared his chicken with me. I should also mention the baked potatoes were so cold the butter would not melt and we had to ask them to nuke them in the microwave. To top it off, the waitress said the chicken was same price as the rib eye and did not adjust the bill. We had to show her a menu to prove there was a $6 difference. Overall, it was the worst $70 (with wine) dinner we've ever had. Eat elsewhere, or pack your own dinner into the hotel. Better yet, stay at the El Tovar inside the Grand Canyon park, it looked very nice. We had a delicious lunch there the next day.

          TripAdvisor Reviews BEST WESTERN PREMIER Grand Canyon Squire Inn Tusayan

          4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

          Travel Blogs from Tusayan

          Grand Canyon, Here We Come!

          A travel blog entry by nictravels on Jul 19, 2016

          50 photos

          All the pictures in the world could not have prepared me for what I saw today.

          But let me backtrack...

          We slept in until the ripe hour of 7:30am after being up for 20 hours straight from the day before. We took our time, showered, and relaxed before heading out to explore the 1/2 mile strip that is Tusayan, AZ. We stopped in two …

          Helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon, PRICELESS!

          A travel blog entry by misu5321 on Oct 08, 2015

          8 photos

          We got up early Thursday morning and took a walk into Tusayan for coffee. When we got back to hotel we saw the concierge and asked him for ideas to see the canyon with only one day. He gave us some good information, but Sue wanted to see it by helicopter, and what better way to see the whole Grand Canyon with limited time.

          We booked an …

          New rain gear and nice ride to Grand Canyon

          A travel blog entry by misu5321 on Oct 07, 2015

          5 photos

          Well after we all realized that my rain gear had wore out from the inside, it was time to find a new set. There is only so much misery you can take while riding in the rain. I had more than my share.

          We set out for Las Vegas Harley and checked out their new digs just outside the airport. They had some rain gear, but none ion my size. I …

          Grand Canyon

          A travel blog entry by d2intheusa on Sep 02, 2015

          2 comments, 8 photos

          Na een 'licht' ontbijtje van Bagels met creme cheese, cinnamon buns en Waffles met maple syrup (lees: sterven van de honger zullen we zeker niet) zijn we klaar voor een nieuwe dag. We reden een 3tal uurtjes vooral we de Grand Canyon zouden bereiken. Onderweg maakten we een tussenstop in Williams voor enkele inkopen in de supermarkt. Dit is een …

          South Kaibab Trail e bowling!

          A travel blog entry by 4monticelli on Aug 18, 2014

          1 comment, 32 photos

          Marta e Giorgio sono stati straordinari oggi!

          Ci siamo alzati alle 5 (!) per andare ad affrontare il South Kaibab Trail. I rangers scrivono di cominciare il prima possibile perché è molto caldo e scosceso. Abbiamo cominciato a scendere alle 6:30. Inizialmente pensavamo di fare come ieri: Annachiara e bimbi facevano un percorso di 300 metri …

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          Free breakfast buffet!!
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          Cool art in the hotel.
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