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The Lodge at Bryce Canyon
RandSand from: Poway, California
Published Date: Oct, 22, 2019 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
We stayed at the Sunrise Motel of the lodge. Rooms are very difficult to get; we booked ours a year in advance. But the location is perfect, the setting is rustic, and the rooms have modern amenities. We enjoyed viewing sunrises over the canyon on two of the three mornings we were there.....
- Value: 5
- Cleanliness: 5
- Service: 5
243jenif from: Terrigal, Australia
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Oct, 18, 2019 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
Best Accommodation Bryce Canyon
We loved the Lodge at Bryce Canyon as it was perfectly situated within the park and walking distance from some of the most spectacular vistas of the National Park.
Room was large & spacious , well heated , clean and well appointed. Coffee maker and fridge.
The restaurant served breakfast, lunch & dinner.
Great value , wholesome food.
Sunrise Point and Sunset Point vistas were a 5 minute walk from our room. What more could you want.
Loved the position of the lodge and its welcoming friendly staff.
Juliann M from: Cincinnati, Ohio
Published Date: Oct, 17, 2019 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2019 Rating: 3
We stayed here as part of an Insight escorted bus tour of the Grand Circle. The location in the park is fantastic. You can walk less than half a mile and be on the rim trail and looking over the edge. We stayed in the Sunrise building for two nights. It is rustic, two floors and has no elevator. We ended up on the second floor. This was hard for me because at 8000 feet, the air is thin and I have asthma. For my 85 year old mother who has had 9 bouts of pneumonia, and my 86 year old father who has had one hip replaced, being placed on the second was particularly difficult. When we talked to the person at the main desk, she told us she could do nothing for us since they were booked. She blamed it on the Insight, tour director, Kristin Jenn not telling them there were mobility issues. Even though, the young lady may have been right, her attitude of it's not our problem rubbed me the wrong way. She suggested we contact Kristin and see if someone else from our group would vacate their room which they were already settled into.
When I say rustic, there is no TV, and the wifi is iffy. The rooms resemble hotel rooms from my childhood. It is perfectly serviceable and about what I expected in a national park. The only reason I mention the wifi is we needed to keep in touch with a special needs adult/child who was not with us and a doctor's office to schedule tests. The wifi kept dropping out. Going into the little town of Bryce took care of that issue.
My biggest complaint about the lodge was the staff. The desk staff were indifferent. None of the servers in the restaurant were pleasant. In fact they were downright surly. The first night we arrived we were told by our tour director that there were no reservations for the restaurant and we would just have to wait if we wanted to wait until after sunset to eat. My parents had opted to relax in their room and head over to dinner just before sunset to give themselves some light to see the path. We stayed out near the rim until just after sunset because it was too cold to see the full moon rise. My parents had requested a table for 4 and were on the list for about 35 minutes before we were called. The waiter was testy as we ordered. I was trying to just make it through dinner. The salad I ordered was very fresh and having added shrimp to it, I was happy with it. When the bill came, my husband questioned the 20% gratuity that had been added since the menu said it was groups of 6 or more that it was automatically added to. The waiter got huffy and said they always do that with tour groups. After all, while they don't take reservations, they do indeed serve tables for bus groups and that was the only way we got seated. Then he made some comment about Americans knowing they are supposed to tip but Europeans don't. When we said we had waited on waiting list like anyone else, he suggested we talk to our tour director.
Our server at breakfast was snippy but after seeing an incredible sunrise over the park, I did not let her ruin my morning. The following morning at breakfast, my mother made the mistake of asking that same server for more coffee. She replied, I am not your server but I guess i can either find him or get you the coffee myself. She then went into a diatribe about how there were only 60% of the staff with 95% capacity. How is this my problem? If the lodge says they will provide lodging and breakfast, they should provide that service. After all we were not charged less because they are understaffed. So don't complain to me.
- Rooms: 3
- Cleanliness: 4
- Service: 3
Cherind123 from: Prince Frederick, Maryland
Published Date: Oct, 16, 2019 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
Great spot for first trip to Bryce.
Stayed at cabin close to the rim and to the main lodge. Perfect location for a late night stroll to see the canyon in the full moon and get up early for a quick bite. Fireplace is gas so it doesn’t give off much Heat, but at 17 degrees we stayed warm and comfortable. Pricey for a long stay, but for one night and for convenience it was with it.
- Rooms: 5
- Cleanliness: 5
- Service: 5
MaryK10443 from: Boise, Idaho
Published Date: Oct, 13, 2019 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
We were able to get a reservation at the Sunset Motel on short notice. The room was large and very comfortable. We brought food with us for breakfast in our room each morning (room had small fridge, microwave & coffee pot/coffee & Half & Half).
Walked to the Lodge for lunch and dinner and each morning to Sunrise Point and each evening to Sunset Point. Tuesday evening the Park Rangers set up telescopes and we were able to see the craters on the moon and the rings of Saturn! We chose to use the Shuttle Service instead of driving ourselves. The first day we used the shuttle in the park for our choice of off/on stops for views or hikes. The second day we used the Park's free tour bus (reservations required) for the 18 mile scenic drive each way outside the park. Highly recommend this tour. Our driver gave us a wealth of information on the history and geology at each stop. At the end of the tour he took us to his favorite spot called Fairyland just outside of the park entrance. At Fairyland you will see the newest formations up close. It was a memorable trip!
- Value: 5
- Sleep Quality: 5
- Service: 5