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Bright Angel Lodge
KayteeHC from: Norfolk, Virginia
Published Date: Mar, 18, 2020 Travel Date: Mar, 1, 2020 Rating: 5
Quaint Cabins on the Rim of Grand Canyon
Visited in March so crowds were not an issue like in summer. Our cabin was quaint and cozy, on the end, vice on the rim. Decorated nicely, lots of windows. Small refrigerator in the room, along w/ a small coffee pot with coffee and teas in the room. Shower stall pretty small, but, nice and clean. We were asked at check-in if we needed daily service and we declined service as we don't change towels at home every day wither. We were told to call if we needed anything like coffee or toiletries. We were good to go. Since we did this, first morning we were given 2 plastic water bottles to use around the park. We loved staying here and the easy access it gave us to the park, rim trails, and bus service.
- Rooms: 5
- Sleep Quality: 5
- Service: 5
Corn1789 from: New York City, New York
Published Date: Mar, 8, 2020 Travel Date: Mar, 1, 2020 Rating: 4
Adequate for a Short Stay
We stayed in the most expensive cabin which was a bit of disappointment. While the bed was very comfortable, the sitting room was dark and uncomfortable. The bathrooms were antiquated, seemed to date from 50 or more years back. However, the shower was hot which was important to me. This is one of the few places that you will find a sink with separate taps for hot and cold water, very unusual. The cold water was really cold and fresh as you would expect in a cold place at 7500 feet elevation
The wonderful thing about staying at the Bright Angel was the nearness of the Canyon. You can literally roll out of bed onto the Rim Trail which you can follow for miles if you so desire. You can also hike down into the canyon itself from here.
The lodge is as you would expect, lots of wood, a gift shop and a nice restaurant with a solid breakfast. There is also a. Bright Angel History Room which I found fascinating. WiFi is limited to the lobby because reception in the Canyon area is weak. However, your cell phone will work almost everywhere.
Since we only stayed one night, I felt we got the most out of our visit, not spending too much time getting to the main attraction. The El Tovar apparently has better rooms but there were nome available when we reserved although later we found out that many people had canceled.
michellesy from: Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Mar, 4, 2020 Travel Date: Feb, 1, 2020 Rating: 5
Waking up to the views from the cabins blew our minds!
We recently took a family vacation to the Grand Canyon for my moms 60th birthday celebration. I was able to book rim cabins for us back in September. Her cabin even had a gas fireplace which was awesome because it was freezing when we visited! The cabins were spacious, had ample heat and hot water and all the amenities one could ask for. The Canyon rim was literally steps away from our doors. We got there at night so the next morning sunrise reveal was pretty spectacular! We toured around the entire area-there are tons of gift shops of course but there are also so many scenic overlooks to enjoy for free. Wish there was a bit more seating by the fire in the main lodge and also avoid the bar and restaurant they were not good AT ALL! But we still left feeling like it was truly a 5 star property despite disappointing food and beverage service. The rooms had fridges so we just drove to the large and fully stocked grocery store in the village (about 10 min drive) and made sandwiches and got our own wine. We also were able to drive down to Hermits rest for sunset and went to El Tovar for lunch which was really really good compared to Harvey Burger. I cannot recommend staying in the rim cabins enough.
bakerm2290 from: Raleigh, North Carolina
Published Date: Mar, 3, 2020 Travel Date: Feb, 1, 2020 Rating: 5
Enjoyed the cabin!
Check in personnel were incredibly friendly and helpful. We stayed in a cabin next to the Lodge. It was clean and decorated very nicely. Parking was tough- we had to drive around for quite awhile. We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay again when we visit next time.
- Rooms: 5
- Value: 5
- Service: 5
DEHDC from: Madison, WI
Published Date: Feb, 26, 2020 Travel Date: Feb, 1, 2020 Rating: 3
Fantastic location with poor furnishing choices by concessioner
The location is, of course, fantastic. Our view was one of the more "partial" of the rim cabins, but still great. A semi-private walkway directly down to the Rim Trail turned "partial" to "amazing".
However, Xanterra has made some really poor choices with the furnishings in the room: the bed was incredibly uncomfortable, the heat was wildly inconsistent (and non-existent in the bathroom save for a heat fan that would stop after ~2 minutes), and although many fixtures had dimmer switches, all of the bulbs were the cheapest, ugliest bright blue/white, non-dimmable LED bulbs available, rendering the dimmers not just useless but prone to flickering.
- Sleep Quality: 1
- Location: 5
- Service: 3