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On our recent trip to Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon we stayed in some great hotels, but we were most excited to go glamping one night at Clear Sky Resorts (aka the Dome Hotel). This experience exceeded all expectations and I highly recommend a night or two at Clear Sky when visiting the Grand Canyon. Our night here was a highlight of the whole trip and I am so excited to share my full Arizona Clear Sky Resorts review with you
Clear Sky Resorts Arizona: Grand Canyon Glamping Domes
So we were excited to go visit these Grand Canyon Glamping domes at Clear Sky Resorts Arizona and have an outdoorsy and rustic experience, but with all the creature comforts of our favorite hotels.
Where is the Clear Sky Resort in Arizona?
The Arizona Clear Sky Resort is half-way between the towns of Tusayan and Williams, off Route 64 about 30 minutes south of the South Rim Grand Canyon entrance.
This is a great place to hang for a night or two on a southwest road trip, or as a home base for exploring the Grand Canyon. If you are coming from nearby, this would make a great stay-cation type place!
What type of domes are offered at Clear Sky Resorts Arizona?
We stayed in the Pac-Man themed dome and it sounds like this is the best one. I loved the theming with everything from the wall paper, décor, and Pac man pillows. So cute!
But the best part – each pac-man dome has an old school Pac-man arcade game. We loved playing the arcade game – play as much as you would like, it’s all included!
Other themed domes include British Secret Agent (think 007), Hello Kitty, and Grand Canyon theme.
Our Pac-Man dome slept five guests, two on the main floor, and three in the loft (a twin and double mattress on the floor) and some domes sleep six or seven guests, which is perfect for bigger families.
Clear Sky Resorts’ Unique Domes
The domes at Clear Sky are really comfortable and well-appointed. You can park near the dome and unload your luggage yourself, or the concierge, on a golf cart, can assist you with your belongings.
The domes are up on a platform and you can access the dome with a code given at check-in. There is indoor plumbing and air conditioning/heat.
When you arrive, you will see a little deck with a hammock and two chairs.
When you enter the dome, there is a large bed (not sure if it was a king or a queen, our bed was circular shaped) which faces the wall which is open to nature.
The kids slept in the loft. Go up the ladder, the kids could mostly stand up there, although I could not.
In the room we had the aforementioned Pac-man machine, a fire place, three pod chairs, and a telescope. I loved clear open-ness, this is the perfect stargazing dome. We so enjoyed the telescope in the luxury sky dome.
The bathroom area had a split bath – the first area had a closet, small fridge, Keurig, and sink/mirror. Then you go in the water closet where there is a toilet, a regular normal toilet and a stand up shower.
There was air conditioning, which also had heat. We visited in August of 2021 and although it was hot in the day, it was very cool at night, so did not need the AC all night!
It is worth noting that the domes do not have TV, and do not have Wi-Fi, although there is wifi in the Welcome Dome and I had AT&T service in the dome.
Luxury Glamping Near the Grand Canyon: Amenities at Clear Sky Resorts Arizona
A stay at Clear Sky resorts is so much more than sitting in your dome. The welcome dome provides a home base for activities and socializing with other guests.
The Welcome Dome is where you check-in. It was a little tricky to find, it’s the dome with the paved parking spaces. The resort will communicate with you via text message before you check in and you can call that number if you need anything during your stay.
In the evening, the welcome dome offers outdoor movies nights (complete with fresh popcorn), a bonfire with smore’s kits, board games, a fire pit, Wi-Fi and two complimentary beverages per dome. You can also purchase additional snacks and canned drinks here.
Outside the Welcome dome there is a giant chess board, cornhole, things like that. Further up the path there is a jump pillow (like a giant inflatable attached to the ground, my kids LOVED this), aa playground, tetherball and a race track for tricycles – there are even grown up sized trikes!
Clear Sky Resorts PRO-TIP: Plan to spend time enjoying the amenities at the resort. We could have checked in at 4PM, but we did not arrive until after 5, which cut into our daylight time to enjoy the resort.
Food at Clear Sky Resorts Arizona
Besides snacks for purchase at the Welcome Dome, there is no restaurant on site. There is a food truck on site from Wednesday through Sunday.
Of course we visited on a Tuesday night so we didn’t get to try the food truck!
So where else is there to eat or where to have dinner on a Monday or Tuesday night? Unfortunately, there is only one restaurant in the area unless you go up to Tusayan or down to Williams. So on our recent visit, we had dinner at the Grand Canyon Inn (only a five minute drive from Clear Sky) but a very basic restaurant. Nothing fancy.
In retrospect, we should have brought some sandwiches or food with us for a picnic. It would have been nice to not have to leave the resort, especially since we only stayed one night.
Clear Sky Resorts Arizona Review
On our Las Vegas – Grand Canyon southwest road trip we did a ton of cool things, but our night at Clear Sky was high on everyone’s list of favorites. This was a great chance to get out of our comfort zone, unplug, and unwind.
The dome was so comfortable and we all loved the Pac-man game. Sitting out by the fire, looking at the stars, and watching the moon rise was an incredible experience. The staff at Clear sky was super nice and make us feel like special guests. I would highly recommend a night or two for any families visiting this area!
Have you ever gone glamping? Have you ever stayed in a dome hotel?