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himmelcat13 from: Howell, Michigan
Published Date: May, 17, 2022 Travel Date: May, 1, 2022 Rating: 4
Upon arrival, I will admit I didn't expect much. When you have a hotel right on the rim of the grand canyon, you don't need much in order to attract patrons-they will come regardless. However, I was pleasantly surprised by the state of the hotel and rooms. The bathrooms had bottles of shampoo/conditioner/lotion/body wash, there was a coffee pot and television and fridge, and the beds were fairly comfortable. We did find out that we had a little lizard in our room that must've snuck in during a cleaning, but he didn't bother us and we didn't bother him. Keep in mind, though, while there is a fridge, there is no microwave. Overall, I was pleasantly surprised with our stay here, especially considering the hotel could literally be a shack with a bed roll and it would still be booked up every night.
- Rooms: 4
- Sleep Quality: 4
- Service: 5
Claudia10229 from: Dallas, Texas
Published Date: May, 13, 2022 Travel Date: Apr, 1, 2022 Rating: 5
Location, location, location is great for the Grand Canyon
We enjoyed the Kachina Lodge. Check in is at the El Tovar hotel. Parking is open to all hotel guests and visitors to the Grand Canyon, which means parking near any GC hotel might be difficult. We were super lucky and arrived at 10am and someone was leaving by the entrance to the Kachina Lodge. We left the suitcases in the car and hiked Bright Angel trail until we could check in. We left the car in the same spot for our visit since we could use the wonderful park shuttles for the rest of our stay.
We had a king bedroom facing the parking lot. We decided against paying for rim view since we were hiking all day and would be immersed in the gorgeous area. If you don't plan on walking a lot, then the rooms with a rim view would be spectacular. The lodge is right on the rim trail and easy access to the paved rim trail and other hotels and restaurants. WiFi worked well, no microwave but there is a mini refrigerator and safe. Bed was comfortable. There is a desk and chair and 2 soft chairs to rest in. The bathroom did provide amenities with a pump dispenser on the shower wall: shampoo, conditioner and body wash. Unfortunately the sink area is very small and they glued the soap dispenser to the counter and it was in a "prime" spot on the sink. Plenty of towels and hot water.
There is an ice maker in the hallway, plus soda machine. There also was a large sitting area (might have been the lobby in earlier times). the sitting area had a view of the canyon and plenty of chairs and sofas. Having a room on the south side of the Grand Canyon is great and saves much time for getting out to hike during the day. We were pleased with the room and location of the lodge.
- Sleep Quality: 5
- Location: 5
- Service: 5
cindyfromdubuque from: Dubuque, Iowa
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: May, 4, 2022 Travel Date: May, 1, 2022 Rating: 4
Great location inside the Grand Canyon National Park
This hotel is located within Grand Canyon National park It sits right on the south rim of the Grand Canyon. You can walk out the door and in 25 feet see the magnificent views.
The hotel is next to the El Tovar Hotel, Hopi House, Thunderbird and Bright Angel Lodges.
There was a small take out restaurant serving limited food, coffee, other drinks nearby.
The room was clean. We had a room with a king sized bed. It was efficient in use of the space.
All of the hotels in this area are on a hill. There is very limited parking and it’s all public parking. At busy times of the day you may have to circle the lotto wait for someone to leave or walk a distance. We initially circled for a spot in the lot closest to the El Tovar. Later in the afternoon a few spots opened up outside of the lodge.
The lodge has multiple levels on the first floor and no elevators. Pack a small bag and take just what you need to the room.
I would definitely recommend staying in this area for the park access
Robin S from: Cleveland, Ohio
Published Date: Apr, 26, 2022 Travel Date: Mar, 1, 2022 Rating: 4
I loved being able to watch the sunset and sunrise! I just walked out of my hotel room and there it all was! The rooms are a bit dated and I would request one which does not overlook the parking lot. The rooms were dated and amenities not superb.
- Value: 4
- Cleanliness: 4
- Service: 4
norpatmat from: Babylon, New York
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Apr, 21, 2022 Travel Date: Apr, 1, 2022 Rating: 5
You cannot beat this location
Wow. After the stress of finding parking, what a delight to get to our room and have the ease of being right at the edge of the canyon. We were steps away from access to the rim trail for sunset and sunrise. I would definitely suggest not paying for the view because you are literally right there, so there is no need.
Cons- the AC does not go lower than 68.
And the coffee situation was rather limited.