Holiday Inn Express Grand CanyonHoliday Inn Express Grand Canyon
SR-64/US 180
Grand Canyon AZ 86023 US

The Grand Canyon Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites features 164 guest rooms and a 32 suite room annex. Free in-room high speed Internet access is available. We are entirely a non-smoking hotel. The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites is located one mile from the Grand Canyon National Park South Rim entrance. Dining and entertainment within walking distance. 1/2 mile from...more


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Holiday Inn Express Grand Canyon
SR-64/US 180,
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023 US

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The Grand Canyon is one of the most majestic sights in the continental United States, and is visited by more than 1 million people each year. A great majority of the people who do stop at the Grand Canyon do so along the South Rim, which is the easiest part of the national park to access.

Thanks to a number of safe and established overlooks positioned along the South Rim, visitors may simply stop their vehicles and look down into the colorful canyon at any point during the year. At an average of 7,000 feet above sea level, the South Rim includes the areas of Desert View, Grand Canyon Village, and Hermits Rest. It is also home to the visitor's center, where information on the park can be obtained.

The Grand Canyon itself was known by Hopi Indians who inhabited the area for many years before it was "discovered" by 13 Spanish soldiers who were a part of the group sent by Coronado to find the Seven Cities of Gold in September 1540. The soldiers were guided by Hopi Indians, who most likely took them to the South Rim of the canyon since it is the easiest area to reach. The first Americans to reach the canyon were trappers in 1826, and they more than likely first saw the area from the South Rim. It was at the South Rim that the first investigation into the canyon's potential to help the U.S. War Department with natural resources was launched in 1857. Soon after rail lines in the area were completed in the 1880s, tourists descended upon the canyon and development of roads began. The road at the South Rim was paved in 1935, and was soon followed by hotels and inns, shopping centers and more.