by Candyce H. Stapen
When we can’t get — or don’t want — a room at El Tovar, my family likes to stay at either of these lodges. If not in the mood for historic, we prefer the convenience of creature comforts such as two queen or one king bed, in-room coffee maker, small refrigerator, television and private bathroom. About half of the rooms at either lodge have a partial canyon view. From either facility, it’s an easy walk to the restaurants at El Tovar or Bright Angel Lodge.
Our Editor Loves
- Comfortable room accommodations
- Canyon views
- Easy walk to restaurants
Basic hotel with a tremendous view and location. We were very pleased we decided on three nights here & in the canyon. So convenient. Housekeeping was on top of things and the room was just fine. Loved opening our window and having the canyon right there! Not all rooms will have a canyon view. Ask.
The lodge and the room was absolutely fine, definitely above average for an in-park lodge, plenty of room. The significant benefit to staying here is the location! If you can request a canyon side room, you can wake up with the sunrise over the canyon and watch the sunset in the evening. One morning there was a mother and baby elk having breakfast outside our window (!). We could start all of our hiking early before the crowds and all of the in park restaurants, cafes etc, were more than adequate. El Tovar restaurant was fabulous, that's on a separate review though. Stay here, you will not regret it!