We will be arriving late to Flagstaff and will be up and out by 8 the next morning. Last time I picked the hotel poorly and ended up pretty far from NAU at a traditionally upper end chain hotel that was not so upper end in Flag ;) I am trying not to make that same mistake again. I don't need anything fancy. Just something close to NAU where I will feel safe arriving in the dark. I would really rather not pay a ton of money considering we won't likely even be there long enough to use the shower. Any ideas?
Also, I am torn between staying an extra night in Flag and then driving to the Grand Canyon the next day for a quick hike or finding something closer to Flag (or on the way back to Vegas) that is outdoorsy and adventurey. It will just be me and my 7 year old (both good experienced hikers) and my 3 month old. Any ideas?