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Bright Angel Lodge
NatParkHikerJess from: Peoria, Illinois
Published Date: Jul, 25, 2021 Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2021 Rating: 5
Rim view cabin is wonderful!
We stayed two nights in a rim view cabin at Bright Angel and it exceeded my expectation. We literally could just look out our back window and right INTO the canyon - amazing! It was also shaded by trees so even in July, the no AC was really no problem. Highs were in the 80s both days, but during the day, we closed the windows and drew all the drapes. It kept any heat out. When we were in for the night, we opened up the windows. That plus the fan made it never hot and we actually closed the windows at night and were fine.
The cabin was super cute - it looked somewhat updated inside and having TV was not necessary but a nice amenity. The bathroom was a bit small - sink was outside the bathroom. We loved having two comfortable chairs and a table right in front of our window that looked over the canyon. And being literally a one might walk down to the rim trail is unbeatable. I would probably never stay anywhere else while in GC to be honest.
We never had trouble parking - we actually always got the spot right in front of our cabin - but you do share the lot with anyone else - hikers, visitors, etc. I found that because we were so far back in the lot, there were always open spots by our cabin building but lots up by the actual lodge were often full.
If you can manage to book a rim view cabin, do it! You won't be disappointed. It was also walking distance to El Tovar, Bright Angel Trail and the shuttle pick up for Hermits Rest.
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Jul, 5, 2021 Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2021 Rating: 3
The best thing about this hotel is the VIEWS!! Basically your back porch is the Grand Canyon. Beautiful. Has a few great eating places within walking distance. No air conditioning in our room. It was cool the first night, but the second night was HOT. About 84 degrees in our room to sleep in. I would recommend bringing a fan with you if you don’t like being hot at night in the summer. Shower was either really cold or really hot. Couldn’t find an in between. Bathrooms are good besides that. It gets super humid after shower and (like I said) we didn’t have an air conditioner to help with that so it was just humid all over our room. No TV which was fine with us. Small refrigerator and no closet.
(I’m only speaking for our room during our stay. I can’t speak for everyone else or the other rooms, but if I came back to the Grand Canyon I would personally try and find a hotel with good air conditioning.)
Parking for the lodge SUCKS. They don’t have it marked for the lodge guests so tourists park all in the spots of the lodge guests. If you’re a tourist it’s great though…
Momto3Cs from: Connecticut
Published Date: Jul, 1, 2021 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2021 Rating: 4
Room for 6
We stayed two nights in the Powell Suite at Bright Angel cabins. It was a great choice for my family of 5, as it had two rooms, one with a queen and the other with two double beds and a bathroom in the middle. No one had to sleep on an air mattress or cot! It is an older building, so the space is small. But, the location is amazing! Just steps from the rim! The room had a coffee maker, mini fridge, and fan. Did not miss air conditioning at all, as temps dropped to the 50's at night, so the room was quite comfortable. The coffee was perfect for our sunrise viewing, and the mini fridge made it convenient to store some food so we could enjoy some picnics along the trails. This was a perfect choice for us for our Grand Canyon experience.
- Value: 4
- Sleep Quality: 4
- Service: 5
Radarman123 from: Central Florida, Florida
Published Date: May, 29, 2021 Travel Date: May, 1, 2021 Rating: 5
Super room with the most Magnificant View
We booked a rim view room 1 year in advance. Needless to say we were not disappointed. Super view from the room with a fireplace. No A/C but the nights in May are still cold and room stayed cool throughout the day.
Bed was OK a little hard for our taste and only a queen size. Room had a coffee maker. Two doors on this cabin 6152, one to the parking lot and other right to the rim.
The only negative is the parking. Guest have no priority and are taken by backpacker and hikers. They should have a reserved space for each cabin. After 6 we had to move the car to the parking lot.
- Value: 4
- Cleanliness: 5
- Service: 5
NapervilleTraveller from: Naperville, Illinois
Published Date: May, 24, 2021 Travel Date: Apr, 1, 2021 Rating: 5
Wonderful place to stay while vising Grand Canyon
WE stayed at Bright Angel for 4 nites-not a rim view room, but very close to the rim. Close to everything available. The room was clean and comfortable, I was pleased to find out that the coffee makers had been reinstalled in the rooms. There was also a mini frig, so we could have our breakfast items in the room, and get an early start on the day. We had rented bikes from GC bikes in Tusayan to ride the rim, anticipating long wait lines for shuttles. We had a great time with the bikes, but the park was pretty empty. It was a great stay-had dinner at El Tovar 2 of the nights, one night over at Maswik food court, and another night in the Fred Harvey Tavern. Unfortunately, some other eating options were not open, but it was an amazing stay.
- Sleep Quality: 5
- Cleanliness: 5
- Service: 5