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The Lodge at Bryce Canyon
Ron O from:
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: May, 15, 2019 Travel Date: May, 1, 2019 Rating: 3
may is still cold and windy; but the views are great.
The lodge at bryce canyon is the best location and only place to eat in the park.however, the cost of the rooms is very high for an average type of room. no tv and very bad wi-fi connections, only worked at the main lodge building. Meals are expensive but service is very good. We planned to stay two nights but left the second day because we got everything done in the first day. Of course there is no refund on cancelations, buyer beware.
- Value: 2
- Sleep Quality: 3
- Service: 5
drjeff from: Boston, Massachusetts
Published Date: May, 13, 2019 Travel Date: May, 1, 2019 Rating: 3
Nice to stay in the park but it is very basic. 1970s decor with some nice Indian touches. Gas fireplace with microwave and frig in our cabin. No TV, or internet. No A/C but there is a ceiling fan. OK in May but I am not sure what it would be like in summer . Windows have screens. Cabin is large as is bathroom. Nice for one night but for me not more. Stayed outside Zion in a modern beautiful place and enjoyed that more. It depends what you like best.
CarolnRobb from: New York City, New York
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: May, 12, 2019 Travel Date: Apr, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
Great stay. Food inconsistent.
Nearly all of the rooms are in one of two 32-room units each about 200 yards from the main lodge. We stayed in room 201 on the second floor of the Sunrise unit for 2 nights. There are no views from any of the rooms, but there’s a bit more privacy on the second level. That said, there is no elevator, so if you have any luggage bigger than carry-on size it may be a challenge.
Our room was about 15’x20’ with a covered balcony, refrigerator, coffeemaker, rustic furniture (table, 3 chairs, lamps, bureau), king bed, fine quality linens and lots of towels. The bath tub/toilet were in a separate room from the sink. Only minor complaint was that the light fixture over the sink was so powerful it felt like you were on a Broadway stage.
The heat worked well, but there is no A/C (we saw they kept a fan in the room).
As others have noted there is no Internet. In fact they do have WiFi but the signals come and go and are too weak to realistically use. My POV: in the same way they have decided not to offer TV, perhaps they should the same with the Internet. Either do it right or don’t do it at all.
We had intended to eat all of our 5 meals at the lodge. The first breakfast was great. But at dinner we faced a meat-centric menu so opted for sharing a stuffed pepper. It had no flavor at all. It was like eating wet cardboard. The morning we had breakfast. Clearly everything had been sitting on the grill for some time because it was all dry and overdone. We ate elsewhere after that.
- Sleep Quality: 5
- Cleanliness: 4
- Service: 4
RVAEnthusiast from: Richmond, Virginia
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: May, 10, 2019 Travel Date: May, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
Sunset Motel Portion of Lodge
For those who havent been, the Lodge is actually a collection of different housing within the park. There is the main lodge, the sunset motel, the sunrise motel and then cabins. To my knowledge, the hotels are basically the same. My boyfriend and I stayed at Sunset Motel. Like other people have mentioned, its a pretty basic hotel but the rooms are big, they have decent beds and each room has a personal patio/balcony (though ours looked directly at the access road for the main lodge haha). It had a functioning mini fridge and microwave, a good shower and was pretty quiet. What you are paying for, obviously, is the chance to stay in the park and walk to everything easily with access to your room. The day we were there the temperature ranged from 37-72, so it was really nice to be able to pop back home to take off layers/change when we underestimated the temperature fluctuation. We also were able to jog out for sunset with only about 10 minute head start and then go back to our hotel to make some coffee and warm back up before hitting the trails. Also, it was so chilly that to see the stars we just stood in the parking lot and alternated running back inside to warm up haha which was very nice. No matter how cold or where you stay, make sure to check out the stars in the park or an equally dark location, amazing! We stayed two nights but basically only had one day in the park due to our schedule, so for us it was worth the cost to be close and convenient. If we had been staying for longer and would have had more flexible time, I would have debated the cost more.
TL;DR: Its a great experience to get to stay in the park, especially for those short on time, but its just a regular old motel so if you have lots of time or are trying to budget better, other accomadations would be fine.
- Value: 3
- Location: 5
- Service: 4
FiveGsplus9 from: Oviedo, Florida
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: May, 9, 2019 Travel Date: May, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
THE place in Bryce Canyon
Fabulous national park historic lodge. NO television-wow. Our room motif was woods and cabin and had a porch with wood chairs. We felt like we were in a cabin, but with modern amenities. If you are fortunate to get a reservation here, book it quickly, it’s worth every penny.