by Candyce H. Stapen
Designed in 1935, this stone, timber and adobe lodge located near the canyon rim, like El Tovar, is a National Historic Landmark with a rustic western feel. Unlike El Tovar, the rooms at Bright Angel are more basic and, generally, smaller. Since most of Bright Angel’s rooms contain only one bed, this lodge is best for a parent and a small child able to share a bed or for families seeking two rooms. Although some units come with canyon views these rooms cannot be guaranteed.
Be aware that all of the units lack televisions and some rooms lack private baths. The cabins come with private baths and televisions. Meals are available at two lodge restaurants.
Our Editor Loves
- National Historic Landmark
- Great location near the canyon rim
- Smaller rooms with rustic western feel
- Children Programs
Two beautiful day in the Grand Canyon National Park and one night in the amazing hotel "Bright Angel Lodge" ! Very nice situation, close to all the point of view, on the rim of the Canyon. Confortable and new building with rooms, nice and affordable restaurants.
We stayed in one of the cabins for two nights. It had snowed recently and some of the walkways were covered in snow and ice. The room was spacious and the bathroom was well stocked with supplies. Only comment about the room is you can hear the other people in the room beside you. They have a connecting door which is locked unless you needed two rooms together. We ate in the Bright Angel Lodge for all of our meals and we were always pleased with the service, quality of food and the price. Check-in time turned out to be closer to 4 p.m. than stated on some literature as 3 p.m. We booked two bus tours simply because it would have been difficult to hike with the snow and ice.