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Best Western Premier Grand Canyon Squire Inn
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Tusayan
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 24 November 2013

I have mixed feelings about our stay here.

Pros: First thing's first, it was clean. In terms of location, you can't really beat it. It's a very short drive to Grand Canyon National Park. The breakfast was very generous, there was a huge selection of both hot and cold items (scrambled eggs, sausages, oatmeal, biscuits and gravy, french toast, cereal, pastries, fruit, yoghurt). Also, the in-hotel entertainment was pretty cool (although not free) - a bowling alley, games arcade and bar. Apart from Vegas, I've never come across this type of thing. Maybe I've been staying in the wrong hotels.

Cons: The price is a little steep. The staff were a bit surly, they were either disinterested or rude. The walls were super thin and we could hear people banging around and yelling in the hallway. Also, around 8 in the morning we were awoken by somebody shouting "housekeeping!" up and down the corridor. And perhaps the biggest downside of all - the wifi is so slow it may as well be non existent.

In conclusion, yes it will meet your basic needs (except wifi), the free breakfast and location are fantastic, but the rest is fairly average.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 November 2013

We stayed here for 4 nights while we explored the Grand Canyon South Rim. The location is much more convenient than staying in the park, as you have more choices about where to eat, plus gas stations, pharmacy, whatever you need. But the park entrance is only 5 minutes away. What surprised us is that the place is much more like major hotel than a motel, but without the attitude. In fact, the entire staff was very friendly and helpful all the time we were there, from check-in to check-out. Parking is problem, but easy to load and unload the car, as there are lots of carts and elevators, or bellhops if needed. Rooms are adequate size and well furnished, including fridge and microwave. 2 restaurants and 2 bars on the premises, all excellent, though pricey. Good exercise room. Large hot tub, but only one jet was working. Nice bowling alley on site. Excellent full breakfast, but we have come to expect such from this chain. Very comfy bed, good linens and towels, large TV with adequate number of channels. All in all, it satisfied all of our needs at a fair value. The only problem was a lot of trouble with the electronic key cards, which would stop working for no reason, but all guests had the same complaint.

Room Tip: All the rooms are good as far as we can tell, but ask for a king room for more space.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank TennTom4
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Reviewed 24 November 2013

This was the worst hotel room I have ever experienced and we spend about 100 days a year travelling!
Room 3109 had an ice machine and a vending machine, directly outside our door. The subsequent noise from the machines and the people using them disturbed us all evening and night. WORSE was the inability to draw the curtains, unless we wanted to be on public display – the access path to the rear entrance ran alongside our window - more noise, from guests entering and leaving the hotel.
I had booked a small room, but did not expect to have to move the furniture to use the wardrobe.
We had asked to be moved but were told the hotel was full. When I complained at checkout in the morning the Duty manager apologised and sympathised, saying she usually only put Coach drivers in that room!
AVOID!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank janjan72
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Reviewed 24 November 2013

We always look forward to our visits to the Grand Canyon. Our first stay at this well located hotel did not disappoint. A large well equipped room and a comfortable King Size bed at a reasonable price in this popular destination made this a great value. A very busy breakfast period was well handled by the hard working staff. We look forward to a return visit.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 November 2013

We stayed here for 1 night as it is only 4 minute drive away from the Grand Canyon National Park entrance. We arrived late afternoon from Vegas, and found check in was easy and quick, I would recommend you leave baggage in the car as rooms are in different blocks which you can drive nearer too. We also had a quick dinner in the restaurant which was nice, then had an early night so we could see sunrise at the Canyon in the morning - I recommend viewing sunrise, ask at Park entrance which is the best viewpoint! After sunrise we came back for breakfast, this was a buffet and had plenty of choice. Check out was smooth, we then went to Maverick helicopters for a tour which is amazing! Would stay again at this hotel!

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 November 2013 via mobile

The hotel was made, for us, by the front desk staff, who went out of their way to help us in our travel plans. They even gave us a refund for being in a smaller room than reserved (we were unaware), on check out!
Only downside was that the heater in the room was a little noisy....

Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 November 2013

I have stayed at the Best Western Premier Grand Canyon Squire Inn three times since 2010. Most recently was November, 2013. I come back to this motel because it satisfies my needs in a motel. My priorities are a clean room, a quiet room, and a good, firm bed. The GC Squire provides all that for me.

The lobby is nicely furnished in Southwest American Indian decor and there is an attached gift shop with similar items for sale. The desk is usually staffed with either two or three people. The attendants are friendly and helpful.

The motel is actually at least three different buildings located across a large plot of land on the south end of Tusayan. Zooming in on Google Earth shows that it may actually be five buildings. Driving through their parking lot can be a bit confusing the first time.

Twice I have stayed in the main building and most recently in one of the separate, two story building. In all cases the rooms have been clean and nicely furnished with clean towels, adequate soaps and lotions, and showers with a good flow of hot water. My most recent stay even impressed me that I found a motel with adequate lighting in the room.

There was a Keurig coffee machine for those who drink it. The room temperature is controlled by a wall thermostat rather than the confusing control knobs on the typical motel wall blower.

There is a continental breakfast provided but it does not start until 6:30 a.m. and I had to leave before that time.

Obviously, I like this motel because I keep coming back to it. I will continue to stay in the GC Squire any time I visit Tusayan as long as the motel continues to meet my needs, i.e. clean, quiet, firm bed. I book it through the Best Western website because I have better alternatives for cancellation if the need arises.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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Address: 74 State Route 64, PO Box 130, Tusayan, AZ 86023
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Region: United States > Arizona > Tusayan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Tusayan
Price Range: £77 - £247 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Best Western Premier Grand Canyon Squire Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 318
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At the Best Western Premier Grand Canyon Squire Inn, we're proud to be the finest property at The Grand Canyon in Tusayan, Arizona. Moments away from the South Rim entrance to Grand Canyon National Park, our property offers all the amenities you expect and deserve from a fine hotel. We are pleased to provide you with the ultimate Grand Canyon hotel experience. Allow us to anticipate your every need here at the South Rim, the heart of Grand Canyon's National Park. By day, let your senses come alive in the unique ecosystem of the Grand Canyon and the high desert of the Coconino Plateau. By night, come home to the genteel oasis of the Best Western Grand Canyon Squire Inn. Whether your trip to the canyon is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure or a much needed escape to nature, make us your first and only choice for lodging. Our warm, relaxed ambiance is the perfect end to a day in the magnificent American Southwest. With a variety of dining and entertainment choices on our expansive grounds, we're sure to please guests of all ages. Our array of guest services, magnificent art collection, fireside lounge and Family Fun Center will make us your favorite place to unwind. Our beautifully appointed rooms were designed with your complete comfort in mind. At our Grand Canyon hotel, you can experience an exquisite sunset, relax under the stars and wake up to a spectacular sunrise when lodging with us. The Best Western Grand Canyon Squire Inn offers an unexpected grandeur, uniquely suited to a Grand Canyon South Rim hotel. We promise you a remarkable, memorable experience at the Grand Canyon, one of the premier world heritage sites. Electric car chargers available. We have a limited number of pet-friendly rooms available. A pet-friendly room reservation is required. The pet friendly rate is $20.00 per day. A refundable cleaning and damage deposit of $50.00 is required upon check-in. If damage occurs or excessive cleaning is needed, the deposit can become non-refundable and the hotel may charge additionally to cover the costs of repair or cleaning. ... more   less 
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