INFORMATION FROM THE HAVASUPAI FACEBOOK PAGE: There are no new reservations available in 2023. We know in years past that February 1 is the date to get the current year’s permits — that is not the case for 2023. The only way to go in 2023 is to purchase off the transfer list. Reservations for 2024 are not available until February 2024.
Havasu Falls is arguably one of the most beautiful spots in the entire United States and people travel from all over the world to visit it every year. But as with many other epic landscapes, Havasu Falls isn’t exactly easy to get to. The Havasu Falls is a 10-mile trek from the trailhead, and the trailhead is 70 miles from the nearest town.
No matter where in the world you are coming from, if you want to visit Havasu Falls, you’ll undoubtedly need to arrange accommodations nearby either before you start the hike, after you finish, or both. So we’ve compiled a list of the best hotels that are near the trailhead, as well as near the closest airports, to help you prepare for your upcoming visit. Enjoy!
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The Best Hotels Near Havasu Falls
Hotels in Peach Springs, Arizona
Peach Springs, Arizona is the closest town to the Havasupai Trail Head. It’s just 65 miles and will take you about an hour and a half to drive from the town to the trailhead parking lot. The hotels here aren’t luxurious by any means, but you won’t care about that after spending several nights sleeping on the ground at Havasu Falls!
The hotels in Peach Springs are also a good choice to stay in before your hike if you want to get an early start.
The Grand Cavern Canyons Inn is a great place to crash before or after your long trek to Havasu Falls. Offering simple but cozy rooms, you’ll love finally getting a hot shower and getting to sleep in a comfortable bed.
You can also enjoy the extra amenities offered by the property, including a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, free bicycle rentals, a delicious restaurant, and free Wi-Fi. You can also enjoy a continental or buffet breakfast during your stay.
You’ll love to relax your sore muscles in the seasonal hot tub and heated outdoor pool at the Hualapai Lodge! The rooms are spacious and very clean, and the beds are incredibly comfortable. Plus, every room is equipped with toiletries, a mini-fridge, a flat-screen television, and coffee-making facilities.
The free breakfast offered every morning is a definite plus as well! Parking at the hotel is a breeze and the friendly hotel staff will help you with any questions you have about adventuring in the Grand Canyon.
Hotels in Flagstaff, Arizona
If you need to take a flight to get to Havasu Falls, Flagstaff, Arizona is probably your best bet. While the airport (FLG) is small, they are adding more destinations every year. The city of Flagstaff is approximately 165 miles and a 3-hour drive from the Havasu Falls trailhead.
You’ll love sinking into your ultra-plush bed at the Little America Hotel Flagstaff after that 10-mile trek back to the Havasu Falls trailhead! The spacious, air-conditioned rooms are equipped with Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, mini-refrigerators, and convenient toiletries.
The outdoor pool is the perfect place to relax and unwind during the hot summer months. And you can end your evening with a cold beer and a snack at the Little America Restaurant and Bar.
A free shuttle to and from the airport and free parking make it easy to access this lovely hotel.
The Residence Inn by Marriott Flagstaff is not only the perfect place to relax after a few days of roughing it, but it’s also perfect if you want to explore the darling town of Flagstaff! It is centrally located downtown and close to plenty of shops and restaurants.
Rooms are large, comfortable, and impeccably decorated. You can take full advantage of the satellite TV, kitchen, free Wi-Fi, fitness center, and complimentary breakfast. Plus, this gorgeous hotel offers an indoor pool and hot tub for you to soak those sore muscles.
Hotels coming from Las Vegas, Nevada
If your hometown isn’t serviced by the Flagstaff airport, you may be required to fly into Las Vegas, Nevada which is approximately 225 miles from the Havasu Falls trailhead. It’s not as ideal as you’ll spend about four hours in the car, but it’s worth it to visit one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the United States!
The Best Western Hoover Dam Hotel is a good choice if you are flying into or out of Las Vegas since it is south of the city and off the strip. So you won’t have to worry about the crazy traffic and parking woes that are often common in Vegas. Plus, it gets you about 30 miles closer to the trailhead!
The hotel offers clean, simple, and spacious rooms with Wi-Fi and cable TV. There is an indoor pool and a hot tub available for guests as well. If you are interested in exploring the area, Lake Mead and Hoover Dam are right nearby. McCarran International Airport is only 25 minutes away and parking at the hotel is super easy!
The town of Kingman essentially splits the difference between the Las Vegas airport and the Havasu Falls trailhead. And the La Quinta Inn & Suites Kingman is by far the best hotel option in town. It’s an hour and 45 minutes from the airport, and two hours and 20 minutes from the Havasu Falls trailhead.
You’ll love the indoor pool and hot tub that is offered at the La Quinta, as well as the delicious complimentary breakfast, served daily. Rooms are large and incredibly clean with sleek, modern decor. It’s close enough to the McCarran airport without worrying about the chaos of Las Vegas.
Accommodations in the Grand Canyon
The south entrance to the Grand Canyon National Park is just 190 miles from the Havasu Falls trailhead. So if you’d like to combine your trip to Havasu Falls with a trip to the Grand Canyon, you’re just a short, 3 1/2 hour drive away. There are several hotel and campground options inside the park, just make sure you book them well in advance.
You’ll love the rustic lodge feel at the 5-star Grand Hotel at the Grand Canyon. The lobby is absolutely gorgeous and the perfect spot to relax by the fire with a cold beer after a long day of exploring. Rooms are quite large and offer every amenity you could wish for. And you won’t want to leave your massive, plush bed in the morning.
You’ll love being so close to the Havasu Falls trailhead and the Grand Canyon! And you won’t have to worry about roughing it here, you’ll be treated like royalty by the attentive staff.
Campgrounds in the Grand Canyon
If staying in a luxury lodge isn’t your style, there are plenty of campgrounds in the Grand Canyon National Park as well including:
What to Pack for Havasu Falls
Wondering what you’ll need to pack for your epic camping and hiking adventure at Havasu Falls? Read our entire recommended Havasu Falls packing list here!
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