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Kachina Lodge
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Great Experience
User: griff10 from: springfield, mo
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Apr, 16, 2019
Travel Date: Apr, 1, 2019
Rating: 4
We must have got very lucky with the room we were assigned. It was very clean, the AC worked perfectly, the bed was comfortable, and we had a great view of the canyon. We even found a close parking spot on our first try. The location of this hotel is very convenient to restaurants and of course the south rim trail. While we were there, I wasn't sure if the location was worth the price we paid. But upon looking at hotel prices in Tusayan, we didn't pay that much more to actually stay on the rim. I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone wanting to stay at the canyon and is not able to find anything cheaper in the vicinity.
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Location and view
User: jetsetMar from: Miami, Florida
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Apr, 15, 2019
Travel Date: Dec, 1, 2018
Rating: 4
Our one night stay here was the most $$ during our 10-day holiday road trip. Being that it was snowing, it was worth the expense to stay in this very nice lodge on the rim at the Grand Canyon National Park. Room was clean and basic. But keep in mind you are paying for the location and view. Our room overlooked the canyon and we watched the sunrise right from our room. It’s a short walk to restaurants in the Bright Angel and El Tovar lodges and the room had coffee/tea maker. Definitely recommend if you can get a decent night rate. Again...you are paying for location and amazing views.

PAYING FOR THE LOCATION!!
User: MomaMac from: Toronto, Canada
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Apr, 15, 2019
Travel Date: Apr, 1, 2019
Rating: 3
Oh man, I would love to leave you all a better review, but lets be honest you are paying for the location. So I surprised my husband with a trip to GCNP for his birthday and because our time was limited I thought closer was better. Now to be fair you can't bet the location, its right on the south rim, you can see the canyon from your room, but that's were it stops. Paid in US dollars which translated into CDN is ouch. The building is not the best lit, it smells old. Our bedroom area was ok, it was clean, the bed was comfortable, The bathroom however was not the cleanest, there was hair in tub from previous guests, the toilet bowl was stained. The building overall could use a real refresh, as it is a little dingy. Really for the nightly rate, I would hope at some point these lodges are going to get and overhaul. To be honest, I think I would stay in Tusayan next time at the BW or the Holiday Inn. This could be so much better, I wouldn't even mind paying a little more had the accommodations been considerably better. Sorry...
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Basic Accommodations in Dormitory Style Hotel
User: Ray G from: New York City, New York
Trip Type: Friends getaway
Published Date: Apr, 13, 2019
Travel Date: Mar, 1, 2019
Rating: 4
Let me start by saying that my expectations for National Parks lodging are low. I don't expect a modern Marriott, Hilton, or Hyatt property. I've stayed at the dreadful Paradise Lodge at Mt Ranier in the past, so I kind of have an idea of what I might be in for. I've also stayed at Yavapai Lodge in GCNP about a decade ago and while it was very nice, it too offered basic accommodations. This time during my visit to GCNP, I thought I'd splurge for a stay on the rim, in a room with a canyon view. Kachina Lodge is an unattractive 1960s/1970s era dormitory-style building. There are no amenities to speak of, just several dozen basic rooms. The beds are satisfactory. The furniture was average. The bathroom was also adequate. Nothing fancy here just the basics. The room has a television. Wifi is very spotty. I was told that Verizon is the only carrier that works reasonably well on the rim. The main reason to stay at Kachina, of course, is because of its location on the rim smack in the middle of GC village. The rim side of Kachina provides visitors with spectacular views of the canyon (see photo). During my early March visit, the crowds were thin and the weather was poor, so there was not too much foot traffic outside of the building early in the morning or at night. I suspect that there might be during the summer season. A stay in the GCNP is a must for anyone visiting the park. In my opinion, a minimum of two nights is necessary to immerse yourself in its beauty, preferably more if you are going to be doing a lot of hiking. You will probably be spending very little time in your room during your stay, so a stay at Kachina (or any of the rime lodging options) is not necessary. However, if you are able to spend a little bit more and can secure a room in advance, a stay at Kachina is worth it.
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Room with a view
User: al_traveler_10 from: san francisco, ca
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Apr, 11, 2019
Travel Date: Apr, 1, 2019
Rating: 4
If you are staying at this lodge, pick the rooms with a partial view. The views are amazing (and if you come during the thunderstorm season, you should be able to watch the lightning show safely!). The windows and screens slide to provide an unobstructed view. There is an elevator in the building that is located in the middle of the building. The room has a Keurig coffee maker and a nice layout (we had 2 queen beds). There is a convenient safe in the room and a small refrigerator. For your tech, the deskclock has two 120V plugs (if your plug is very large, there could be a problem) and two USB plugs. If you have Apple devices, you may not be able to use them on their in-house WIFI (bring your Android/Microsoft tablets instead). Now for the negative. The room has a thermostat that we couldn't get the system to cool down the room. The room's thermostat seemed to be "stuck" at 76 degrees fahrenheit even though I had selected a room temperature to 70) and the room got humid (until we opened the window and let the cool air into the room).
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