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Woody L from:
Published Date: Sep, 12, 2020 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2020 Rating: 4
Very nice place
We stayed at Maswik on 9/9-11th. Due to a power shortage at Bright Angel Lodge we came to Maswik. I glad we did. They have taken every precaution to protect there guest. Masks are required as you would expect and the room had that just cleaned and disinfected smell without being overpowering. There are only a couple of things that called for a less than excellent rating.
The chairs in our room, around a small table, were made of metal and extremely uncomfortable. There was a plastic chair for use in the shower and my wife brought it out to sit on.
Second. We were tired from our adventures both nights so we at the lodge's food court. The first night and the next morning the food was at best room temp. Cold eggs and potatoes do not make a tasty breakfast nor does a cold waffle. The second day for lunch we opted for something from the grill. My cheeseburger and fries were good and they were hot. The last evening we again got something from the grill.
Don't know if there was a let down after labor day or what but the food service could use some improvement.
If we return to the Grand Canyon we probably will stay at Masik again but eat other places.
- Rooms: 5
- Cleanliness: 5
- Service: 5
Kathy K from: Rochester Hills, MI
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Sep, 1, 2020 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2020 Rating: 5
We would stay here again. Rooms were clean and a close walk to the rim and the other lodges. Staff was friendly. It was nice to have a patio to relax on in the evening and at times we got to see deer pass by! We stayed during the pandemic, so I think maybe that is why they did not clean our room daily (stayed 3 nights), but would bring you more towels if you called front desk. Very happy with our stay. Very affordable.
layner from: kalamazoo
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Aug, 11, 2020 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2020 Rating: 3
We traveled to the Grand Canyon for the first time. We are budget travelers, not wealthy, but love to spend our ‘spare’ cash on travel & making memories as a family. We seek lodging with a microwave & coffee pot to stretch our dollars.
We arrived to find that the coffee pot had been removed from the room, and there is no microwave available for guests, under any circumstances. There is a refrigerator, and we’ve made use of that. Unfortunately, we purchased groceries & coffee in Tusayan planning to use the advertised amenities. A definite disappointment for our budget-conscious family.
We also packed lightly so we did not have to pay for checked bags based on the advertised laundromat. On day 3, I headed over with our laundry to be told it’s closed. I was directed to Tusayan, so I am here now for a full afternoon taken from our vacation. The laundromat at the RV campground is able to accommodate people in Tusayan with appointments; disappointed than the GC lodging is not able to do the same for guests.
The nice amenities: comfortable beds, beautiful surroundings, and the afore-mentioned refrigerator.
Fulvio972 from: Turin, Italy
Published Date: Aug, 11, 2020 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2019 Rating: 3
a good compromise
we had a 1 night stay during our tour in the canyon. The location is nice, totally in the nature. The features are basic. This is what we found available at affordable price. A good compromise as a hub if you are walking and experiencing the canyon all the day long.
- Rooms: 3
- Value: 3
- Service: 3
MontaukSurfer from: Los Angeles, California
Published Date: Jul, 10, 2020 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2020 Rating: 4
Convenient to the South Rim
Basic accommodation, convenient to the South Rim, comfortable bed. Best part was a 5 minute walk to see the sun rise and sun set. Picnic tables were scattered around the various units to allow guests to enjoy your takeout food. Rooms were a bit dated but functional.
Our visit occurred during the Covid opening. We were lucky to find the Guest density was low and the hiking was a delight without the crowds. No shuttles running so you could escape to a quiet trail in no time. Maswik had the only open food court, so we saw a lot of guests passing thru from other accommodations. Our walk for morning coffee was a dream compared to their experience! Staff we wearing masks and social distancing was well marked.
I can not account for the lack of concern exhibited by the other guests. VERY FEW GUESTS showed any concern for space or face coverings. You will be surrounded by idiots at the Grand Canyon, in town, all of Arizona.
We selected this lodge because the rooms had external access. We felt very comfortable with the arrangement in consideration of the circumstances. After three days, we were looking for alternative food options.
- Value: 4
- Sleep Quality: 5
- Service: 4