This fall we will be arriving Flagstaff from Las Vegas, NM on the SWC. My questions are not really Amtrak related so feel free to move this to another forum. With a 8:32pm scheduled arrival and the train often late, I’d be interested in any hotel recommendations. The Monte Vista looks interesting and might be walkable but maybe a bit sketchy? Otherwise I guess a chain hotel would be ok for a quick overnight. We like Drury inn and could use points for a Marriott but both are a bit pricey or require lots of points. We’re then getting a rental for a visit to LaPosada (our favorite in the country) then Monument Valley and Grand Canyon. For Monument Valley we might be interested in a tour (staying at Goulding’s). Anyone have recommendations, our last visit was many years ago. Then we’ll have a brief visit to the Grand Canyon (one night in Williams, one night at GC). We have lodging lined up with plans to take the GC Ry. I’m undecided as to regular coach, always fun but only if windows open, but the open platform observation sounds great, if pricey. Is it worth it? Not interested in the dome as the scenery around there is interesting but not breathtaking! Maybe coach one way and observation the other? From there we head to Scottsdale to see relatives.