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
by Jane P
My husband and I stayed in one of the cabins at Bright Angel Lodge. It was perfect for us. The cabin was clean, had what we needed, and convenient to shuttle buses, restaurant, and the south rim. We would definitely book this again if in the area.
First visit to this magical spot on our planet. I read a lot of reviews about all the hotels on the rim and finally booked a cabin for a super great rate. It was everything I needed it to be and more. Very comfortable queen-size bed - they renovated the entire resort last summer. Ample windows offering great natural light - you can open them up and get that fresh Grand Canyon air. Everything is close when you stay in one of the cabins - shuttle bus to see the west points, restaurants, gift shops, nature trails.- all 2-3 minutes max walking. No Ac but you donât need it - the Canyon cools well at night. Wake up early to venture out and leave your windows open - come back later in the day to a comfortable indoor temp. Great staff at the desk also.