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Canyon Lodge and Cabins
TwinsMomDiaryDotCom from: Seattle, Washington
Published Date: Jan, 13, 2020 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
Central location inside park
Good: 1. One of the best location. All the attractions are almost same distance. 2. Decent food options. 3. Big grocery store and Gas Station
Bad: 1. Not very clean like when we checked in our rooms were not cleaned properly.
2. You need to spend some time to find parking location during summer times.
- Value: 3
- Sleep Quality: 3
- Service: 3
Mikey88 from: Midland, Michigan
Published Date: Nov, 22, 2019 Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
Very expensive but good
Staying here was expensive but worth it for being in the park. It made it easy to get to things, we had buffalo crossing the road in front of us as we left the hotel. There are lots of inexpensive dining options. The rooms are really nice, but at a price. if this is a once in a lifetime trip its worth the splurge,
- Value: 2
- Cleanliness: 5
- Service: 4
Bernie M from: Pennsylvania, USA
Published Date: Oct, 31, 2019 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2019 Rating: 2
Two Star Amenities for Five Star Prices
A few points before I get into the details. First, despite my lackluster rating for Canyon Lodge, I highly recommend staying in the park. Secondly, I understand there are operating and logistics challenges for a lodge operating in the middle of a large national park. Third, minimal access to wi-fi and lack of TV is understood and were not factors in the overall rating.
Now, the reasons for my rating. My biggest complaint related to the restaurants. The only restaurant that had any appeal was a cafeteria that, remarkabledly, offered only four options for dinner (Chicken fried steak, rotesserie chicken, ribs and fake meat.) Breakfast options were no better. Moreover, the portions were tiny. For example, a scoop, not a bowl, of oatmeal was $4.95. There were no refills on coffee that I was aware of. On the final day, I learned they would give you more food if you asked. It got to the point that I drove to West Yellowstone to eat dinner, which is about an hour away.
The room was ok. I could not change the temperature in my room. Fortunately that was not a problem because the daytime temperatures were in the 60s and the room was only a little bit warm. I suggest you stay on the top floor. I was on the first floor and whenever people walked around in the room above me, it was very loud. Also, their talking was muffled. I lucked out that there was only one night that I had somebody above me and they did not stay up late.
I would not tell a prospective traveler not to stay here. Rather, I would recommend they manage their expectations. You are not going to get value when staying at Canyon Lodge. The good news is that the experience of visiting Yellowstone far surpasses any disappointment from paying extravagantly for basic food and lodgings.
- Value: 1
- Location: 5
- Service: 3
Stephen C from: Fremont, California
Published Date: Oct, 26, 2019 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
Beautiful Modern National Park Lodge Design
We really liked this this lodge. We found the standard king room to be spacious, quite, modern (though intentionally rustic in design), and warm during a single-digit temperature cold snap and snow storm that stranded us there for two and a half days. It's an example of the National Park System's new LEED green building certification lodges. This lodge was completed in 2016.
When compared to a modern hotel outside the park it is lacking in many amenities, for example TVs in the rooms, exercise facilities, or a restaurant/bar within the lodge. But it is a national park, and in comfort and quite it is a vast improvment over the older lodges. Personally, we could care less about the missing amenities. We had to walk perhaps a quarter mile to the dining facility, which is not unusual in a national park, in sub-20 degree weather (+1F one morning), so we learned how to walk in the snow and on ice. It was great fun!
- Sleep Quality: 5
- Cleanliness: 5
- Service: 4
Jay F from: Annapolis, Maryland
Published Date: Oct, 26, 2019 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
Good basic room at a premium price - WARNING ON WIFI OR TV
The Lodge has a great location on the eastern side of Yellowstone. The rooms are pretty basic and more than adequate. They are pricey for a basic room. There is no TV or Wifi. Cell phone signal is spotty at best. BRING YOUR OWN FOOD. The Canyon cafiteria is the dining facility next door. The food there is horrible.
The receptionist/desk personnel are very helpful and gave good sightseeing recommendations.