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Minnesota
Reviewed 29 March 2014

First, we were extremely lucky to have been upgraded to a queen cabin on the morning prior to hiking down the South Kaibab Trail. Phantom Ranch is a beautiful oasis a the bottom of the Grand Canyon. We hiked down the South Kaibab, and stayed one night. We chose the stew dinner and truthfully the stew is only so-so, but...

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2Thank TTWindom
San Pietro in Casale, Italy
Reviewed 21 March 2014

It is not a luxury resort, but small priced cabins in a one-of-a-kind location. Services and friendliness are much higher than you can expect. We have to thanks Phantom Ranch manager to highly contribute to let our mule trip to PR experience unforgettable.

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1Thank Lella30160
Plano, Texas, United States
Reviewed 1 March 2014

Xanterra (the government management contractor) did a fine job running Phantom Ranch. Friendly, helpful people who seem to genuinely enjoy their 10-day shifts working in paradise. Cabins were clean and comfortable. The men’s shower fixtures could use replacing but that was a minor thing. The private cabins had a cold water sinks and their own toilettes! Staying in a private...

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5Thank Christopher D
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 28 February 2014

We stayed in a dorm room, no complaints really, had a hot shower, clean facilities and a semi comfortable bed (if you walk enough you'd actually sleep anywhere). Food was ok, plenty of quantity which is always nice! the breakfast also sets you up pretty well for a day of hiking. Staff are great too. Dorms are heated in winter...

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5Thank jamiep84
Isle of Palms, South Carolina
Reviewed 21 February 2014 via mobile

We book our lodging a year out due to the popularity of this place. Keep in mind accommodations are rustic from the cabins to the dorms but staff keeps it very clean and tidy! You can't complain, you are staying in a very unique location that a small percentage of people get to! We love the family style meals and...

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3Thank FireflySweetTea
Toronto
Reviewed 17 February 2014

My husband, one of our daughters and I spent two nights at Phantom Ranch last week. We had tried, off and on, for five years to get a reservation (not during the summer or very cold months). In March 2013, I was able to get two female dorm beds and one male dorm bed for Feb 2014. We got on...

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8Thank TorontoHiker
Henderson, Nevada
Reviewed 14 February 2014

I spent 2 days down here at the bottom of the canyon having hiked down from the south rim. We stayed in one of the bunkhouses, five of us. On one night we had 5 other roommates sharing with us. On the next night only one other. But I think during busy season, all the bunks will be full. The...

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4Thank Zoom_Gotti
Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 3 February 2014

We had our honeymoon in Grand Canyon. We joined the mule trip and stayed in Phantom Ranch for a night. We reserved a Cabin for 2, a Queen Bed, with a private toilet, only cold water is provided in the cabin. Bathroom is in separate room, hot water is available. Towel is available. The canteen opens a few hours a...

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6Thank Rita F
Denver
Reviewed 28 January 2014

This was our seventh visit to Phantom Ranch. While the dorms and cabins are spartan to say the least. They are one small step up from a sleeping bag. But the location is THE best in the world. We stayed in dorms one night (surprised that there were 8 out of 10 empty beds in the women's dorm and 2...

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4Thank Rick A
Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States
Reviewed 19 January 2014

We took the mule tour down to phantom ranch. My husband and I stayed in one of the queen bed cabins (others have bunks). It was wonderful. While you are roughing it a bit (everything has to be packed in and out by mule) It was clean and comfortable. The cabins have heating and air conditioning, and power lights, so...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Phantom Ranch is a historic oasis nestled at the bottom of Grand Canyon. It is on the north side of the Colorado River tucked in beside Bright Angel Creek. Phantom is the only lodging below the canyon rim. The Ranch can only be reached by mule, by foot or by rafting the Colorado River. Overnight accommodations at Phantom Ranch consist of dormitory spaces and cabins. Cabins and dormitories are heated in winter and cooled during the summer months. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Phantom Ranch

Address: North Kaibab Trail, South Rim, bottom of Grand Canyon, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
Region: United States > Arizona > Grand Canyon National Park
Price Range: ₹ 3,288 - ₹ 9,259 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Phantom Ranch 2*
Number of rooms: 11
Also Known As:
Phantom Ranch Hotel Grand Canyon National Park
Phantom Ranch Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon Phantom Ranch
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“If you can get a cabin do it! The dorms are very tight.”
 of 5 bubbles genmackenzie, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Any room is good”
  • 2 room bunk cabin
 of 5 bubbles worrellj2, 3 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The small cabins are the way to go if you can get one!”
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 of 5 bubbles JJames04, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“either cabins, dorms or camping are the choices”
 of 5 bubbles 450caroline, 24 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If you have a group of 4 or more you can get a cabin if you wish to be together. The dorms are separate for men and women.”
 of 5 bubbles DennisFoss, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
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