by Whitney Rife
The Lodge at Bryce Canyon offers a 1920s elegance with hickory furnishings as well as its historical setting in the national park. Nearby, guests can access the amphitheater’s rim and hiking trails. Four different types of suites, motel-style rooms and spacious cabins are available at The Lodge. The hotel is a great place for families who want to relax with nature, as there are no televisions in the rooms. Motel rooms have two beds, a full bath and a private porch or balcony. Suites offer two separate rooms, a sitting area, clock radios and coffeemakers. The Western Cabins feature private porches and log fireplaces. Cribs and rollaway beds are available on request. Guest laundry facilities are at The Lodge, too. The dining room serves up gorgeous views of the Ponderosa Pine Forest in a rustic atmosphere. It is open for all meals. Green Restaurant offers organic and locally-inspired dishes, focusing on sustainability. In-room dining is also available, and box lunches for hikes can be provided. Children under 17 stay for free with parents. The national park provides ranger-led children’s programs.
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- Rooms, suites & cabins
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- In Bryce Canyon National Park
We could only stay for one night because of our tight schedule and therefore chose this hotel as the only facility inside the park, which therefore gave us easy access to all the park’s attractions. Our room was located in one of the lodges away from the reception, restaurant and main facilities of the hotel, and the footpath between the two was not easy to follow because of the lack of signs and lighting, and this was a particular problem when we returned to our room in the dark after a meal in the hotel restaurant. Reception staff were somewhat perturbed when we arrived too early for check in, although we had no expectation that our room would be ready, but just wanted to confirm our reservation, complete the paperwork and then return later.
by Claire T
Great location, easy to walk out to the rim walk but service and food just ok at best. Table setting was mediocre, I was expected the rustic elegance like Jenny Lake in Yellowstone. Our server was distracted, we had to ask for water, drinks and specials and then he served the wrong order. I thought the food was just ok and pricey. I realize that when you are the only competition for fine dinning in the area, I guess attention to details, good food and competent servicers can be sacrificed.