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Far View Lodge
H2082ILdavids from: Lakeside, United Kingdom
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Jun, 23, 2019 Travel Date: May, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
Not so Far View
Hi stayed here for 3 nights 21/24 May 19
After stopping at the Visitor Centre as you arrive ( good place for maps, information & to book any Guided Tours ) we drove up to Far View Lodge in sleet & snow! It does take a while especially when the weather conditions aren’t great.
Found Reception easily enough, standard greeting etc, given map and directions to room and asked if we’d like to book for dinner which we did.
Drove to room, this was situated in blocks of maybe 6/8 rooms, you can park directly outside. First impressions of room was good, clean, well decorated, bed were comfortable.
The rooms could benefit for a doormat, it was snowing and the room has laminate flooring, wet feet not a great mix. Also a draft excluder fitted to the door that goes out onto the balcony, the wind was so bad we used a towel to stop the draft.
There was a lot of noise from our neighbor, it sounded like they were rearranging furniture for over an hour, i really wonder what some people do in their rooms!!
My only other observation is under the blocks of rooms, they are on parking level and then extend out of concrete supports, as we were walking to dinner we noticed all the wiring and fuse boxes of which some were open, not sure if this is 100% safe, did give some cause for concern!
Location is Great it would be a long drive up and down everyday if you weren’t stopping here.
lindak07 from: Chicago, Illinois
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Jun, 22, 2019 Travel Date: May, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
We stayed here May 30. We were part of Insight tour group. The room was okay - it was clean, hot water, and a good firm mattress. We did not notice the thin walls. We had rooms next to the Lodge. Some rooms were quite a distance away. A nice view out the back. This was my least favorite park. We were at 7 national parks. If we had personally viewed the Cliff Palace - I might have enjoyed it more. The road to the Lodge is very curvy and a drop off and I don't like heights. Because of tour groups at the lodge, the restaurant was very busy. The wait Staff seemed over whelmed. I spoke with one of the Chefs - I ask if they had any ginger root - God Bless Him - he took the ginger root and cut it up for me. This gentleman went above and beyond. The food was good - four out of five stars. Personally I would not come back - again not a fan of the Park. My husband did enjoy the Park and so did many of my tour mates. There is not a TV or WiFi in the room but knew this in advance. The dinner and breakfast was included in our tour. Breakfast was just okay - cafeteria style.
- Rooms: 4
- Sleep Quality: 5
- Service: 4
Eva S from: Phoenix, Arizona
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Jun, 20, 2019 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
Motel style rooms -- comfortable with a view
Our Deluxe Kiva View room was in one of the buildings along side the main Lodge registration and restaurant building. The view was indeed a Far View. We could see the Shiprock formation among other mountains from our little terrace. The motel-style rooms are a bit crowded with furniture but everything was clean and was comfortable. The bathroom was tight -- the shower was not much bigger than one in an RV. However, being inside the Park was a big plus for convenience as the area to cover when touring is quite large. The restaurant hours in the Lodge did not include breakfast (and I don't think lunch either). Instead of going over to the other nearby restaurant, which was driving distance for us, we opted to bring yogurt and granola and ate on our terrace each morning. There was a fridge and coffee maker in the room. The restaurants are expensive. Since we brought food -- and saw many other people carrying coolers into their rooms -- we even made our lunch one day. The pub style restaurant in the Lodge had terrible service and just o.k. food for dinner, but the drinks were good. The main Lodge restaurant was lovely -- service was excellent, and the menu was varied. The view is great from both restaurants. Since there was no TV, a little reading and an early bedtime fit right in after a day of sometimes strenuous walking. I guess that the building did have thin walls as some reviewers have said -- but we only heard laughter and a sweet Dad somewhere reading to his children and then singing them to sleep. It was fine.
catperson2008 from: Michigan's West Coast
Published Date: Jun, 20, 2019 Travel Date: May, 1, 2019 Rating: 3
classic older lodge with pluses and minuses
Beautiful views from restaurant and rooms. Older lodge: walls repainted several times; adequate but not great water pressure; lovely hammered copper sink; soft, fluffy towels. Internet went down in the business area at 9:00p. However, all maintenance leaves at 8:00p,(in a resort this size?) and the desk clerk only had one possible solutions. It didn't work .Very slow restaurant service, perhaps a combination of factors. Could be a great resort if the managers could layer great service on the absolutely great location.
John S from: Altoona, Pennsylvania
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Jun, 19, 2019 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2019 Rating: 3
The Best part of the lodge was that it was inside the park and made it easy to get to the sites in the park. The rooms are old and have some simple updates. The bathroom was clean, although I thought the shower knob was going to pull right off when I turned on the shower. The bathroom fan sounded like it was going to wake everyone in all the adjacent rooms as well. The keys to the door to get in did not work well, you have to play with the lock some to get the door open. The bed squeaked with every move we made when we were in bed. The views were ok looking out the back of the rooms. Each room has a small balcony with a table and 2 chairs. There are nearby restaurants, the fine dining place and a lounge. Prices are a bit high at each.