by Whitney Rife
Grand Canyon Lodge is one of the only lodging options within the National Park on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. The landmark hotel is at Bright Angle Point, within walking distance of the canyon rim. Families can stay in motel-style rooms or cabins. Three types of cabins vary in size, accommodating up to six people. Second bedrooms feature bunk beds and sleeper sofas for kids. Select cabins allow for cribs on request. Rooms offer basic amenities, like private bathrooms and rollaway beds for a fee. Children age 15 and under stay at Grand Canyon Lodge for free. The Dining Room serves organic products, including all-natural beef and chicken. Breakfast and lunch menus include buffets with hot and cold dishes. A Cookout Experience allows guests to dine as they did in the good old, wagon-style days. The dinner show is a must-see for children. The Deli in the Pines is a sandwich and salad restaurant made for families on the go. A coffee shop is also at the lodge. Outside the lodge, mule rides are a popular pastime, taking guests down into the Grand Canyon.
Our Editor Loves
- Cabins with bunk beds
- Grand Canyon Cookout Experience
- Kids under 16 stay for free
The old cabins are dirty and not maintained dirt on the curtains, ripped screens, no AC .... good luck in summer, vermin prevalent and so on.
The grand dining room serves rubbish food. Elk chilli with no chilli in it. Pork ribs so over cooked you needed a saw to cut the meat and prices as if it’s fine dining.
Avoid the dining room and purchase take out from the local store.
So the place is a lovely old school place but needs significant restoration.
So as this is one of the major accommodation hotels on the north in it forces you over to the south rim to find better accommodation unless you have a mobile home or van.
by Nithin R
Terribly hungry after a splendid hike in the canyon, me and my wife were looking forward to the lunch at the grand lunch room at the hotel. After a 20 min wait in a queue to wait another 20 mins to be called for seating, we finally got to our table, a smallest makeshift space tucked between two other bigger tables. We figured it might have been due to the rush. We are vegetarians; my wife ordered the vegetarian pasta, specifically asking for it to be made without mushrooms, and i asked for a sandwich with toasted bread. When the food arrived, the sandwich was on dead cold on un-toasted bread and the pasta had an abundance of mushrooms. Upon pointing this out to the person waiting our table, he 'inspected' the pasta and said 'fair enough'. We did not ask for his judgement on our concern, but merely were pointing out that we were served precisely what we had requested not to. Never was an apology offered.
We are from India and have been living in the SFo bay area for the last several years. I cannot explain it in words, but we distinctly felt discriminated and offended. I do not think the lodge is gonna lose any business due to my review, and that's precisely why this sort of behaviour is likely to continue.
A friend recommended we should have left a nickel as tip to express our dissatisfaction. But this didn't feel like poor service, more like poor treatment of fellow human beings.