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.

 

Location

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

      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 TravelPod.com.

      Reviewed by twofortheroad

      Love It!

      Reviewed Feb 19, 2013
      by (3 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!

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

      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.

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

      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.

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

      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.

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

      Historical Traveler Reviews BEST WESTERN PREMIER Grand Canyon Squire Inn Tusayan

      Average but Acceptable

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      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

      from

      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

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      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

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      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

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      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....

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      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

      from

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

      Great place for the rate and location!

      from

      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

      from

      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!

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      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

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      A travel blog entry by fchen on Dec 23, 2014

      I earned my junior ranger badge for the Grand Canyon today.

      In the morning, we all woke up at 6:00 so that we could get to breakfast before anyone else did. It turns out that everyone arrived there at 6:30, which is when the breakfast buffet opened. We saw a few people waiting, and saw that the buffet had not opened yet. The buffet had a …

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      Great start to the trip!

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      Free breakfast buffet!!
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      Cool art in the hotel.
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