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The Lodge at Bryce Canyon
chrisully11 from: Albany, New York
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Oct, 24, 2021 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2021 Rating: 5
Great cabin stay!
We recently stayed in one of the cabins at Bryce Canyon Lodge for one night. The cabin was located just a short walk from the canyon edge and we were able to park right in front of our cabin, both of which made getting around so much easier! The cabin itself was clean and the beds very comfortable. I would definitely recommend!
LorraineKS1111 from: Malverne, New York
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Oct, 19, 2021 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2021 Rating: 5
We had the loveliest time at this lodge. The room had a back porch that was perfect for a drink or dining as we did after picking up dinner at the dining room. The location near the rim is amazing. Fabulous opportunity to walk right out for sunrise. We were so very happy to be in the gorgeous park instead of having to wait and drive in. Would not have been nearly as fun. Highly recommended!!
Marshall J from: Bainbridge Island, WA
Published Date: Oct, 19, 2021 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2021 Rating: 5
Not Quite Historic But An Excellent Place To Stay
When I made my reservation more than six months before our National Parks road trip, I assumed that getting a room here meant staying in Bryce's historic lodge -- not so (despite our reservation saying "lodge" room). It turns out the historic lodge no longer hosts guests. Our queen suite was a five-minute walk away in the Sunset Lodge (one of two such facilities on the lodge grounds; there are also historic cabins at greater expense and with more room than the two of us needed). There was still much to recommend our spacious and handsomely decorated room in Sunset Lodge. It could have been billed as National Park Lodge Room Updated. It was filled with fine art and Pendleton blankets, heavy Mission-style furniture, excellent top-drawer bedding. The bathroom was also spacious and well-supplied. A much-appreciated feature of our room was a large circular table with chairs that served as the setting for our to-go-only meals from the surprisingly good lodge restaurant on pandemic-altered operations. Also appreciated was the small balcony patio with table and two chairs that turned out to be an excellent place to watch the sun set through the whooshing pines and sip a glass of wine. Of course, the best part of Sunset was being on the lodge grounds and only a brief stroll to Bryce Canyon's rim pathway. That allowed us to easily enjoy both sunrise and sunset at the canyon -- a magical experience that probably would not have happened if we were staying farther away in Bryce City. Our queen room was expensive at $223 a night, but we felt strongly that it provided terrific bang for our bucks since it provided some of the fondest memories of our 3,500-mile road trip to all five of Utah's National Parks. One word of caution: Sunset and its twin lodge do not have elevators, so our second-floor room required lugging all our heavy road-trip luggage up some steep stairs. We felt the lodge company should invest some money and install an elevator in each of these lodges to better accommodate the many older guests on the popular National Parks' circuit.
- Rooms: 5
- Cleanliness: 5
- Service: 4
stephanief908 from: Gainesville, Florida
Trip Type: Solo travel
Published Date: Oct, 15, 2021 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2021 Rating: 1
Would not recommend!
The lodge itself is run down. It looks like the lobby hasn’t been vacuumed in a long while. Tried to check in at 4 after a long day of hiking. We are cold, hungry, and need a shower. Waited 2 hours and still our room is not ready . They say they are running behind bc they are short staffed but there is t even a manager on site to manage a Fri night rush with low staff.
Want to grab a bite? Everything is take out and no alcohol so if you want a glass of wine with dinner, this is not your place!
So did I mention the bus line and general store close at 6 so we’d love to get dinner and take it back to our room, but we’re not able to do that since there is no room to check into!
L7384VCdeborahh from: Fairfield, Connecticut
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Oct, 14, 2021 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2021 Rating: 4
Charm and can’t beat the location
We arrived during an October snow storm, so much of the scenic drive was closed. That said, we were fortunate enough for it to reopen so that we were able to enjoy that treat, with all the incredible overlooks.
The lodge is charming, and has character, and it’s a hop and a skip from the rim walk, sunrise point, sunset point, and well beyond.
It has its quirks, which actually adds to the charm. So, for example, there is no table service, with COVID, so you place your order and are signaled when it is available. You are then free to eat at the dining room tables. They really manage that process very well, and the food is good, One of the quirks was when I was at the head of no line, presumably to be seated for lunch. (actually I was there to pick up the dinner menu). While I stood there, the hostess looked at me, proceeded to put up the barriers , and then informed me they were closed for lunch. I took a look at my watch, and noticed it was 2:58, interestingly, lunch service ends at 3. An unnecessary and inhospitable move on her part, IMO.
Mask protocols are lacking. One woman at reception always has her mask down, and another pulls hers down to talk to customers.
We actually did have WiFi available in the centralized sitting area of the sunrise building. Yes, we didn’t have it in our room or a TV, but what a nice break.
Our room was comfortable, with a coffee maker, fridge and microwave.
I do want to give a “shout out” to Carol, in reception, who takes customer service to a whole new level. She loves her work and the Lodge, and it shows. Thank you, Carol, fir taking such good care of us.