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Bright Angel Lodge
Published Date: Jun, 27, 2020 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
A pleasant surprise
We originally wanted to stay wanted to stay at El Tovar, but we could't get a room for our length of stay. We booked a partial canyon-view cabin, and we could not have been happier. Our location was AWESOME. We had a full view of the canyon from our window, and we also had a huge rock formation in front of our cabin where we would just sit and enjoy the view. I cant remember the number of our cabin, but we definitely had the best view of the dozen or so cabins that had a rim view -- no obstruction from tress. We were slightly elevated above the walkway so it felt a little more private. We were perhaps 30 feet from the rim.
There was plenty of space within the cabin and it was very modern and clean. I am so glad that we stayed here instead of the much more expensive El Tovar.
thomasblaze9 from: New Jersey
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Jun, 17, 2020 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2020 Rating: 5
My favorite hotel experience of my weeklong trip
I absolutely loved my cabin #6159. Spacious and rustic looking room with a comfortable bed and separate bathroom. We also had a television and mini fridge. We had the corner room that looked right out into the Grand Canyon. My wife and I traveled for a week in Utah prior to visiting Arizona. All together we ended up staying at six different hotels/lodges and this was by far our favorite. I would recommend this place to anyone and everyone. Check in and out was super easy. The price of the cabin was the same if not cheaper than hotels outside the park. I can’t imagine not wanting to stay at this place. I loved it. We already said we want to do another trip and stay in these cabins.
cdl324 from: North Carolina
Published Date: Apr, 12, 2020 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
October 2019 Stay
My husband & I stayed here in October of 2019 & while we were only there for 1 night, we loved every minute of it. We stayed in one of the lodges with the shared bathrooms, & the bathrooms were very clean & private. The rooms were super cozy & well equipped with a sink, Keurig, and mini fridge. While we always enjoy our stays inside of National Park lodges, this was one of our favorites. Being able to walk right out to the rim from your lodge was amazing, at sunrise, sunset, or anytime of the day. An absolutely breathtaking experience. We hope to come back one day soon!
- Rooms: 5
- Sleep Quality: 5
- Service: 5
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.