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Black Friday travel deals 2022: Great Wolf Lodge, Grand Canyon hotel bargains

Michael Salerno
Arizona Republic

If you plan to give the gift of Arizona travel to friends or loved ones this year — or why not to yourself — some classic Arizona hotels are offering 2022 Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals.

Most of the best deals we found this season will please Grand Canyon travelers, ideal for those who plan on making a trip to see the iconic natural landmark a priority in their 2023 plans.

Quite a few of the offers we saw this year included hefty prepayments and cancellation penalties. Here's our selection of the top Arizona hotel deals for Black Friday 2022 that have little fine print.

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Great Wolf Lodge

The deals: The chain of family-friendly resorts is offering a deal on Cyber Monday (Nov. 28) of up to 50% off best available rates at its 18 locations nationwide, including Great Wolf Lodge Arizona on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Reservation near Scottsdale.

Great Wolf Lodge will also offer a sale on Giving Tuesday (Nov. 29) of up to 40% off a single-night stay or up to 50% off a multi-night stay, with $10 from each reservation supporting the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Fine print: Each sale is good for stays through Feb. 16, 2023.

How to book: Book the Cyber Monday deal with the promo code CYBER. Book the Giving Tuesday deal with the promo code WISHES.

Details: https://www.greatwolf.com.

Grand Canyon Railway and Lodge

Grand Canyon Railway typically takes passengers from Williams to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon and back. But the train offers special seasonal rides, including the Pumpkin Patch Train. Kids and parents are encouraged to don their favorite Halloween costumes for a trip to a “secret” pumpkin patch.

Details: 11 a.m. and 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 17-18; Friday-Monday, Oct. 9-12. 233 N. Grand Canyon Blvd., Williams. $23; $18 for children. 928-635-4010, thetrain.com.

The deal: Grand Canyon Railway in Williams is known for its train journeys to the South Rim. The railway's hotel in downtown Williams is popular with Grand Canyon visitors who overnight in the city. People who book the two-night Cyber Getaway Package can save about $54 on round-trip train tickets when they book a package that includes two nights at the hotel, round-trip train tickets and two breakfasts and two dinners per person at the Fred Harvey Restaurant.

Fine print: The sale can be booked Nov. 22-29 for select dates from January to March 2023.

Details: https://www.thetrain.com.

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The Grand Hotel at the Grand Canyon

The deal: In Tusayan, just a mile from the south entrance of Grand Canyon National Park, travelers will find a strip of hotels, restaurants and gas stations. The Grand Hotel at the Grand Canyon, an AAA Three Diamond hotel in Tusayan, is offering a Black Friday sale: Save up to 30% on stays this winter.

Fine print: Book Nov. 22-29 for select dates from December to March 2023.

Details: https://www.grandcanyongrandhotel.com.

Grand Canyon South Rim Lodges

The front entrance to the El Tovar Hotel, constructed in 1905 in the South Rim historic district of the Grand Canyon National Park.

The deal: Those who wish to stay in Grand Canyon National Park can save money if they plan to visit during the offseason. Xanterra Travel Collection, which operates several lodges in Grand Canyon Village in the South Rim, is offering savings on stays as part of its Thankful for Travel sale. It's offering 30% off stays at Maswik Lodge, Kachina Lodge and Bright Angel Lodge, plus 20% off stays at the historic El Tovar Hotel. Thunderbird Lodge is not included in the promotion.

Fine print: Book Nov. 22-29 for select dates from Dec. 1 to March 9, 2023.

How to book: Use the booking code CYBER.

Details: https://www.xanterra.com.

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