We have 24 hours in PHX b4 CB Inn Scottsdale.Will have a car and want to drive to the Grand Canyon,staying somewhere there.Then 4 nights at CB. It will be Newyears..Any ideas on that first day?12/26.Canyon Drive/funky hotel incanyon?Thx!
Canyon is a long drive both ways for a quickovernight. - But best hotel at hte canyon is the El Tovar lodge (not a marriott) right on the rim of the canyon. hard to get in (book now!) but rustic log building just steps from the edge. if your looking for a marriott - closest are in Flagstaff. Flagstaff also has a cool theme room B&B called the Inn at 410. homey breakfasts. if you want a funky breakfast- on way to canyon- go to 4Bs in black canyon city-10 miles north of Phoenix on i-17, a dive atmosphere but the biggest Pancake you will ever eat.
Forget the Grand Canyon. Especially at that time of year. Instead, go to Sedona, a glorious place. Have lunch at the Heartline Cafe or one of the restaurants in Tlaquepaque shopping village, see the amazing Chapel of the Holy Cross, and tour some art galleries. After Sedona, PHX will look very plain.