To improve your chances of enjoying Grand Canyon and Mather Campground, do yourself the favor of expecting crowds and arriving early. These are very big, busy places.
I stayed the maximum of 7 nights in a tent and enjoyed almost all of that time. It's unfortunate that, in these times, a site like Mather is used as an overnight stop by many especially foreign visitors (California rentals), so driving can be bad sometimes, and late arrivals setting up noisely after dark are frequent.
Clean hot showers at a reasonable price (but only 1 basin for shaving/brushing?).
I don't cook in camp very much, so the handy, frequent shuttle buses to Maswik Lodge cafeteria (decent food) was a plus; Canyon Cafe in Market Plaza is within walking distance also.
You can pretty much park your car for the entire stay--a vacation in itself.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Offers 320 campsites and is situated near Grand Canyon Village. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Mather Campground Hotel Grand Canyon National Park
- Mather Campground Grand Canyon