I'm new to the site. I've found lots of good information but not what I'm looking for.
In March 2007 (so plenty of time) my wife and I a planning to spend at least a month in the US. Plan is to fly from the UK direct to LA / Phoenix / Las Vegas / Denver depending on the best flight deal, hire a small SUV,
drive to St. George UT, rent a hotel room or small condo then explore some of the dirt roads off UT12 and more especially some of the Grand Canyon North Rim overlooks.
We have done several road trips over the years and have passed through this area before, however:
Re car rental:
Rental sites in the UK do not offer any SUV smaller than a Grand Jerokee or Chevy Blazer which are too big for my needs. US sites for Alamo, Hertz etc offer intermediate or compact 4x4's but when you try to make a reservation none are available. Does anyone know of rental company's that really offer compact SUV's? Also does the fact that I will be renting for a month or more affect the rental agreement (ie is it possible to rent for a month or longer?) Also is a discount likely on a longer rental?
Re accommodation rental:
How much would I expect to pay for a motel room with kitchette or a small condo or family home? Is it possible to rent a condo for a short period like a month? Are discounts available for month long rentals on hotel rooms?
Internet research on these two matters has so far been unsuccessful.
I would also appreciate any advice on visiting Grand Canyon overlooks - I was at Toroweep last year and plan to go again among other similar trips.
Thanks in anticipation.