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Canyon Lodge and Cabins
WanderedPeaceful from: Waikiki, Hawaii
Published Date: Apr, 11, 2019 Travel Date: Apr, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
Best lodging in YNP
We only stayed at 2 places Canyon and Old Faithful Inn, but made it a point to visit all the major lodges in YNP including Grant Village, Roosevelt Lodge, and Lake Lodge. For the price, Canyon Lodge is the best deal by far. The property is newer, and beautifully designed. The rooms are spacious and clean. You can do day trips into Mammoth, the Upper Geyser area where Old Faithful is located, Hayden and Lamar Valleys.
We paid a little more for a room with a patio but it was too cold to enjoy sitting out there. If you're going in the colder months, I would save the $$ for something else.
We were super impressed with the concierge and front desk staff. They were friendly and very knowledgeable about the area.
We found the whole Canyon Village charming and super convenient. There's a huge General Store with a small breakfast place that seats about 20 people at the horseshoe counter. Next door, the main public building houses restaurants, gift shop and a lounge area with a fireplace and chairs.
A paved walk way takes you from the lodge to the village. Although, I recommend driving if you plan to come back after dark. There's a humungous parking lot.
Jellybaby67 from: Reading, United Kingdom
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Feb, 22, 2019 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2018 Rating: 4
Newly built lodges with modern amenities. Our room was quite dark as the windows are small, but it was nicely decorated and very comfortable. The lodges are perfectly located for getting up and out to all the sights, especially with its close proximity to Grand Canyon of Yellowstone.
Saw elk on the roads leading to the lodges.
31Elaine from: Bristol, United Kingdom
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Feb, 8, 2019 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2018 Rating: 4
It is well worth staying within the national park as the distance from the gates and traffic queuing to get in negates the slightly higher cost of accommodation. This lodge is central and serves a purpose. You have to remember you are a captive audience so food outlets are limited. On this site is a shop where you can get free boiling water, take a flask! And sandwiches, fruit, alcohol and microwave food. There are two eateries which get very busy with functional food but not great. Accommodation was adequate, no kettle, hence the need for a flask, no wardrobe which was a pain as we were there for a week and the cleaning left a bit to be desired, it wasn't dirty but not cleaned everyday.
- Rooms: 3
- Value: 3
- Service: 3
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Jan, 30, 2019 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2018 Rating: 4
In park lodging
We stayed here in August, and the convenience of staying in the park was absolutely worth it. The hotel is nice, clean, and modern, the staff was extremely pleasant in all interactions, everything was relatively new and very clean. I think people should remember, this is a contractor who is providing in park lodging but it is not luxury accommodations. The point of being in the park is to experience it, not spend your hours on Wi-Fi and watching tv. It is an easy walk from the restaurants and shops at Canyon Village and the Cayon area location is a great central location to drive to other parts of the park. We had no complaints staying here and the location was excellent!
LilMonkeysTravel from: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Jan, 3, 2019 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2018 Rating: 5
Good accomdations w/some exceptions
Upon arrival, check-in was pretty quick. Parking is sufficient but it gets filled fast after 7pm. They do have a shuttle bus which runs every 15mins. You can take the bus to the main Canyon Village which has an eatery, café, a grill, and an ice cream parlor. There is also 3 gift shops and a General/grocery store onsite. They do have an Education center and don't forget to do the Ranger Program if you have young ones....or even for the adults. In our room, there was a small fridge in our room but you could only fit a few drinks. We brought our own cooler filled it with drinks and food prior to our arrival. The room was spacious for the four of us. There are no drawers to put your cloths in and no iron. Available upon request, but there was not one while we were there. There was a coffee maker in our room and they do have bottle water stations on the main lobby entrance. Nice to fill your water bottles and water packs for the day. They do have complimentary shower gel and shampoo. There is spotty cell reception, no TV and no Wi-Fi (unless purchased upon arrival). There is no air conditioner but there was a portable fan in our room. But you can easily open your window for ventilation. We choose this hotel merely for the central location. For either hotel you choose, there will be some driving to go to all known attractions. Most are a short distance from the parking lot. At times you have to park on the side of the road as it gets busier after 9am. Have patience and go really early or late in the day. The overall price for the room is ridiculous but we felt it was better to stay within the park then outside. When we did leave the park to Grand Tetons, that park entrance was really back up. There are several gas stations within the park and there is one near the Canyon Village. TIP, for money savings, do bring a cooler with groceries and snacks prior to your stay. Bring a mini iron if you need one.