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Navajo resort claims No. 1 spot for best hotel near Grand Canyon

Mar 29, 2017, 12:40 PM
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PHOENIX — A casino resort near Flagstaff owned by Navajo Gaming has been named the best hotel in northern Arizona for Grand Canyon travelers by a national publisher.

U.S. News and World Report ranked Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort atop a list of the 72 hotels/resorts in the Grand Canyon area. The list was released Wednesday.

“Out of 72 hotels, Twin Arrows Casino Resort stands out for exceptional quality,” Erin Shields, travel editor at U.S. News said in a statement.

Twin Arrows opened in 2013 and has earned AAA Four Diamond status. The site is about 20 minutes east of Flagstaff.

“… the featured artwork and symbolic architecture showcases the talent and rich history of the Navajo people while creating a distinct environment to enjoy our gaming, resort, conference center and restaurants,” Brian Parrish, Navajo Gaming interim CEO, said in a release.

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El Tovar in Grand Canyon National Park, A Sunset Chateau, Hyatt Pinon Pine and Casa Sedona Inn — all three in Sedona — rounded out the top five. The Grand Canyon Bed and Breakfast in Williams was sixth.

The rankings were based on “analysis of awards, expert recommendations and user ratings,” according to the website.

Twin Arrows gained its marks from evaluation of its casino, 200-room hotel, dining spots, indoor swimming pool, fitness center and other amenities.

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Navajo resort claims No. 1 spot for best hotel near Grand Canyon