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rqw from: Hot Springs, Arkansas
Trip Type: Friends getaway
Published Date: May, 19, 2023 Travel Date: May, 1, 2023 Rating: 4
Room With A View
The Kachina Lodge is clean and quiet at night. Beds are comfortable. Bathroom is small, but adequate with plenty of hot water for bath or shower. We were on the side with a canyon view which costs more, but worth it. The only negative is the parking situation. It took two hours to find a parking spot, lots of circling and burning of gasoline. This is a long standing problem and should have been corrected years ago. We met a couple who had to carry luggage from almost a quarter mile. Once the stress of parking was resolved, we enjoyed our stay.
RASJLP from: Calgary, Canada
Published Date: May, 12, 2023 Travel Date: Apr, 1, 2023 Rating: 5
Recommended for stay at Grand Canyon
Great location to see Grand Canyon - right on Rim trail, quiet, internet ok but not very fast and limited to 2 devices concurrently, close onsite parking a bit of challenge if checking in late. A number of restaurants in walking distance but they close early. Included breakfast was al a carte.
- Value: 4
- Location: 5
- Service: 5
559Winee42 from: Connecticut
Published Date: May, 1, 2023 Travel Date: Apr, 1, 2023 Rating: 4
While deciding which lodge to stay in we basically went with price and location. Kachina Lodge was comfortable and convenient and right on the rim. There are four lodges in a row; El Tovor , Kuchina, Thunderbird and Bright Angel. Food and shopping are available at El Torvar and Bright Angel which are both an easy walk from Kachina and along the way , amazing views of the GC . Kachina is no frills but a comfortable clean room with all you would expect in a hotel room at the GC. But the views right outside your room are amazing . You can actually get Canyon view room but we chose the parking lot view which was fine. This lodge also has an elevator, parking is limited right near the lodge but we were lucky with a spot right in the front. All in all for the price and to stay right on the rim this lodge was a good choice
glovesj from: Cleghorn, Iowa
Published Date: Apr, 18, 2023 Travel Date: Apr, 1, 2023 Rating: 4
Amazing views - But book early - Rooms go fast!
Location - Location - Location. Make sure you get a room with a view of the Grand Canyon. You will be at a delightful trailhead to walk along the rim of the canyon with breathtaking views. Restaurants are very good with good service and good food. Pricey but worth it.
- Value: 4
- Location: 5
- Service: 4
Published Date: Apr, 8, 2023 Travel Date: Apr, 1, 2023 Rating: 1
Unbearable strong musty or moldy odor
Overpriced motel quality. We read about the bad reviews online and were willing to accept $415 a night for a dated room to be inside the park. However, we could not stand to moldy or musty smell of the second floor hallway and even worse inside the room (Rm 6347) despite keeping the window open when it was 35-40 degree outside. We searched all the shops inside the park to buy some room spray or even body spray but none of the store inside the park has it. It smells so bad that my family did not want to go in the room until bed time and we got up early and moved all our stuff to the car the next morning. We complained of the strong musty smell to the front desk but they couldn’t do anything and promised to send someone up to spray the room but they never did. The floor at the entrance to the bathroom door sunk or gave in every time you walk on it, I am sure there is water leak on the subfloor. They should have renovated this lodge during the Covid shut down. Because there is no competition inside the park, with only 4 or 5 hotels/lodges there, I guess Kachina Hotel knows people would stay at a high price regardless, so why spend the money to renovate.