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Bright Angel Lodge
HudLD from: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Published Date: Nov, 16, 2020 Travel Date: Nov, 1, 2020 Rating: 3
cabin 6191. If you are physically challenged in any way, it might prove difficult to get from parking spot to cabin and sidewalks are icy in winter; no coffee maker and a 4 minute walk in the cold to get coffee; internet service was spotty and only allowed two devices per cabin; cozy, close to trail heads; cabins have been updated and remodeled nicely; only queen size bed; deer were right outside cabin; not sure if they have A.C.? Expensive. Almost everything closed due to Covid; dinner at Al Tovar was $143 for a couple (steaks, one glass of wine and one mixed drink, no desert). Suggestion: if just staying one night, stay outside the camp ground - - probably have better internet, coffee maker or able to get coffee, and cheaper. $35 to enter park.
- Rooms: 3
- Value: 2
- Service: 3
Archer11 from: Denver, Colorado
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Nov, 12, 2020 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2020 Rating: 5
We stayed in a cabin with partial view at the Bright Angel Lodge and loved it. It is steps from the rim. The village on the South Rim is charming and we would love to go back after the pandemic, once everything is fully open. The biggest challenge we found was battling the crowds at the restaurants within the park that were still operating. We found it easier to drive into town.
SarahWalkerDsgn from: Fullerton, California
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Nov, 7, 2020 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2020 Rating: 2
Do not shop at the Bright Angel gift shop unless you want to be harassed.
We visited the Grand Canyon in October 2020 and stayed at the rim for one night. We had an exceptional time except for our experience at the Bright Angel Lodge gift shop. As we were meandering through the shop looking at the great artifacts and gifts, we were constantly harassed by an attendant named Ms. Gail who kept telling me my mask was not located high enough on my nose bridge.
I have no issues with wearing a mask. My mask completely covered the tip and half way up my nose. I have been wearing this mask since the beginning of COVID without any complaints. We ended up leaving the shop purchasing gifts elsewhere due to the lack of customer service and constant harassing. If my son wasn’t with me, I would have taken the issue to the manager.
Road15248 from: San Francisco, California
Published Date: Nov, 3, 2020 Travel Date: Nov, 1, 2020 Rating: 5
After reading all the reviews of Bright Angel lodge, I wasn't at all sure what we would be experiencing. At the moment, you can check in at Bright Angel. We arrived at 4:30 and I was anxious to see the canyon before dark. Checking in was easy and the person working the desk was helpful, friendly and willing to answer any questions. They had a roll away bed in our cabin before I could even get my son to the room. The beds were comfortable and the space was really warm and inviting. The proximity to the canyon cannot be beat. I was concerned about getting food and coffee at the lodge. Food is not easy to come by, but getting morning coffee is not hard. There is a small store that opens early. Parking was not challenging either. All in all, we had such a great trip.
- Location: 5
- Cleanliness: 4
- Service: 5
tbooth32 from: Northville, Michigan
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Nov, 2, 2020 Travel Date: Nov, 1, 2020 Rating: 4
Location, Location, Location
The location on the rim is the best part of Bright Angel. We had a rim cabin so we could look down into the canyon. The Bright Angel trail is right in front of the cabin. The room was a typical rustic cabin with a queen bed which was comfortable and a small bathroom. The carpet was dirty & needed replaced. The worse part was how thin the walls were. You could hear everything from the adjoining cabin.
Everything being equal, we'd probably stay there again because of the location.
Be aware, if going now with the covid, only th a couple restaurants are open.