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
We must have got very lucky with the room we were assigned. It was very clean, the AC worked perfectly, the bed was comfortable, and we had a great view of the canyon. We even found a close parking spot on our first try. The location of this hotel is very convenient to restaurants and of course the south rim trail.
While we were there, I wasn't sure if the location was worth the price we paid. But upon looking at hotel prices in Tusayan, we didn't pay that much more to actually stay on the rim. I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone wanting to stay at the canyon and is not able to find anything cheaper in the vicinity.
Our one night stay here was the most $$ during our 10-day holiday road trip. Being that it was snowing, it was worth the expense to stay in this very nice lodge on the rim at the Grand Canyon National Park. Room was clean and basic. But keep in mind you are paying for the location and view. Our room overlooked the canyon and we watched the sunrise right from our room. It’s a short walk to restaurants in the Bright Angel and El Tovar lodges and the room had coffee/tea maker. Definitely recommend if you can get a decent night rate. Again...you are paying for location and amazing views.