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Yavapai Lodge
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Solo Traveler - Fall 2019
User: gottalovepink from: McAllen, Texas
Published Date: Jul, 9, 2020
Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2019
Rating: 4
So obviously I wanted to book something within the Grand Canyon since I was going to be solo traveling and wanted to maximize my time in the park. The trip hadn't been planned out so I kept checking lodging at the Grand Canyon to see if something I could afford was available. Finally I was able to book a room at this lodge for 2 nights. Upon arriving I did not have any problems checking in. I ended with a room on the 2nd floor which was not a problem. The room was spacious and did not have any issues with it either. My only concern was that phone reception is very spotty if non-existent, but what else should be expected at the Grand Canyon. Since I traveled to the Grand Canyon in September the recommended hiking hours were early morning or later in the afternoon. It was suggested to not hike between the hours of 10AM - 4PM due to hot weather. Since I stated at this lodge I was able to pull off starting the South Kaibab Trail by taking the 5AM shuttle. I simply walked from the lodge to the shuttle stop. It was PERFECT!! Overall, I would probably stay here again. I know the price per night is not budget friendly but the convenience of being inside the park and within walking distance makes it all worth it.

Family trip to South GC
User: johngW180DF from: Puyallup, Washington
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Jul, 8, 2020
Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2020
Rating: 4
The room was simple and was fine for us and our 18 year old son. We got move to the West Rooms since the East was closed due to COVID. Only one place was open to eat ate so we drove into town for dinner. We felt the room price was overly priced for what we got. You may find a better deal in town and it’s only a 15 minute drive to the park. Over all it was a good stay.

Clean, No Frills Room in A Quiet Location in the Park
User: katskills from: Fulshear, Texas
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Jul, 3, 2020
Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2020
Rating: 4
Based upon this being rated the #1 Best Value lodging within the park, we booked our stay for two nights here. The front desk staff provided friendly service and the room was definitely clean. Yavapai implemented higher cleaning standards in light of what’s happening right now in the world with the COVID-19 pandemic, which we definitely appreciate; all areas that may be touched by guests like door handles, remotes, light switches, thermostats, etc are deep cleaned prior to each guest’s arrival. All employees wore masks. The room and furniture and fixtures within the room were well-maintained. The property is spread out (I believe it’s the largest complex within the Grand Canyon Park) and it was quiet. The price was reasonable. Overall, we enjoyed our stay. The only three gripes that I have about the stay and these are minor, but worth mentioning: WiFi service was spotty in our room and the bathroom sink was small (we didn’t have room to put any of our toiletries out) and the bathroom faucet sprayed water everywhere every time we turned it on. All in all, we agree with the majority of reviewers when it comes to rating this a #1 best value place to stay. We’d stay here again if we come back to the Grand Canyon and would recommend it to others who are thinking about staying on a property within the park.

Best Decision
User: MrsRoro from: Hanford, California
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Jun, 26, 2020
Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2020
Rating: 4
My husband and I stopped at the Grand Canyon on our move from California to Texas. Staying inside the park was the best decision. Within walking distance we saw the canyon, lots of walking paths, nature was beautiful. Eateries snd general store were within walking distance from our room, we stayed on the west rooms building 3.The rooms had AC, and more like motel with the door outside but we were happy because our truck was loaded with our things overnight. It's not a fancy hotel but the room was clean, spacious and exactly what we needed. The only downfall was no wi-fi and my signal was poor. Staying in the park was convenient and I'm so happy we stayed here.

Grand Canyon Hotel
User: mikelI1184UV from:
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Jun, 14, 2020
Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2019
Rating: 4
This was a decent place to stay at the Grand Canyon. It is not within walking distance to the canyon but it is centrally located and the bus service is free and easy to use. The rooms are clean and basic, like at most national parks. There is a nice grocery store and restaurant that is walkable however. For some reason all the ice machines in the complex were empty on our last day - took a while to find one to use!

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