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Bright Angel Lodge
FlyBalletGuy from: New York City, New York
Published Date: Feb, 25, 2021 Travel Date: Feb, 1, 2021 Rating: 4
Location, location, location
The main reason to stay at Bright Angel is its phenomenal proximity to the canyon rim. The accommodations are simple motel-style cabins, but reasonably priced, and have a rustic charm. You are less than two minute's walk anywhere on the campus from a phenomenal view. It's worth it, especially in the off-season when the prices were reasonable.
What's different during COVID: As with most other accommodations, your room will not be serviced by staff.
- Value: 4
- Sleep Quality: 4
- Service: 3
Chrishy_NY from: New York City, New York
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Feb, 25, 2021 Travel Date: Feb, 1, 2021 Rating: 5
Special cabin on the Rim Trail!
Great location on the south rim, some rooms w a view of the Grand Canyon. Walking distance to restaurants, Rim Trail, and the Bright Angel Trail, which is perfect once you climb back up!
Basic but everything you need - some rooms have bathrooms in suite, whilst “hiker” rooms are available with shared bathroom / showers. Hottest showers we had during a 2 week Southwest road trip!
Loved the history - a female architect, Mary Colter built it and a number of nearby buildings, including Phantom Ranch, in the early 1900’s due to booming railroad tourism. Retains a rustic, cabin like charm. Adjust expectations - no tv, microwave etc. Not needed with the natural beauty / activities outside your door.
Reasonably priced compared to other Village / South Rim hotels. Very clean and safe during COVID. If staying during COVID, book accommodation and dinner early.
SS34 from: Las Vegas, Nevada
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Feb, 11, 2021 Travel Date: Feb, 1, 2021 Rating: 4
Cabins make for a great place to stay
Booked two cabins for two nights with one on the rim. Arrived about 2pm and check in was immediate with both cabins being ready. Lady at the front desk was very friendly and helpful.
The cabin on the rim was spacious with a nice view and maybe 50 feet to the rim trail. Sink is outside the bathroom, which is nice. There is room for a rollaway bed if needed, but we didn’t request one. There is a table with chairs in the room. There is plenty of heat, although those staying in that cabin said they turned it a bit higher than usual. There were also two doors to enter the cabin, with one being on the side.
The cabin not on the rim still provided a view and was maybe 100 yards or so to the rim trail. I don’t think all the cabins have a view and some are further from the rim. The cabin is smaller than the one on the rim, but room for two people. The sink is in the bathroom. The cabin was plenty warm on a lower heat setting.
Both cabins were very close to the Bright Angel trail. They look modern on the inside. They had queen beds, a small flatscreen TV, and a small fridge. There is no coffee pot, but plenty of outlets if you bring one or you can buy coffee at the lodge. The toiletries are in large bottles mounted to the wall. There is parking right in front or to the side of the cabins. You can hear some outside noise, but not enough to be bothersome.
Having stayed at several other locations in the park, the cabins are my favorite. Great location, plenty of room inside, and feel more private compared to a hotel room.
aloha62 from: Chandler, Arizona
Published Date: Jan, 24, 2021 Travel Date: Jan, 1, 2021 Rating: 5
Two night stay
Spent two nights here after riding the train up from Williams. The railroad dropped off our luggage and it was in our room when we arrived. We were able to check in early since our cabin was ready. The staff was always polite and helpful even if some of them were a little cranky. Some of the covid restrictions are bothersome but I believe they are trying to stay open and prevent spreading the virus at the same time. This is the second time we have stayed here and will definitely stay again.
- Rooms: 4
- Cleanliness: 5
- Service: 4
suzanne w from: Sedona
Published Date: Jan, 14, 2021 Travel Date: Jan, 1, 2021 Rating: 3
Guest comfort is not a high priority
We stayed in a cabin that had only one chair, no end table to rest your cup or glass on, no microwave, one luggage rack, no desk area and the only ice machine was in a different building. We are warm and dry, the bed is comfortable, but we are not impressed.
- Rooms: 2
- Value: 3
- Service: 3