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Grand Canyon Plaza Hotel
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Lousy overpriced hotel
User: Powell C from:
Published Date: Dec, 31, 2020
Travel Date: Dec, 1, 2020
Rating: 1
Honestly I understand there is only so much real estate outside the Grand Canyon Gate. So hotels will charge as much as they can get away with. But really, one can do so much better than this hotel. It feels like a backpacker joint. Only it costs $229 per night. Surly service, loud music which permeates all the rooms, sad interior. It’s a very depressing place.
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Not worth the money
User: nswitz01 from: Whitehall, Michigan
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Dec, 22, 2020
Travel Date: Dec, 1, 2020
Rating: 1
Front desk clerk was very nice but I’m not very impressed with this hotel from the start. It was way overpriced at $170 for a weeknight. It has miniature full-size beds not queens. The lamp on the table does not have a shade, there is no fan in the bathroom the outlets at the sink to do your hair were both so old they won’t even hold a plug. Top of shower was filthy! I was not impressed!

The place is a dump
User: dennispI8552TG from:
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Dec, 20, 2020
Travel Date: Dec, 1, 2020
Rating: 1
It’s a 60 year old EconoLodge building and operation. (The carpets appear to be the original green crap carpet from 1960.) It’s a big, multi-level building....well over 100 yards from the check-in on the right front....to the back left stairway. For some reason the ONE AND ONLY ELEVATOR is halfway, but the luggage carts are not at the front door, and they’re not halfway (at the ONE AND ONLY ELEVATOR), the carts are stored 150 yards away....back by the left rear STAIRWAY (what will you do with a luggage cart stored 150 yards away...BY A STAIRWAY!?). I never found a luggage cart, but maybe it can climb stairs!

Switched Hotels Last Minute to the Plaza!
User: Jenna G from: Osage Beach, Missouri
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Dec, 10, 2020
Travel Date: Dec, 1, 2020
Rating: 5
We had reservations at another hotel in Tusayan when we arrived. With a last minute addition to our family travels, we needed more space and the other hotel was unwilling & unable to provide a larger space, so we walked into the Grand Canyon Plaza Hotel. At first greeting, we were met with a friendly face, light humor and a smile which was a stark contrast to staff where we were going to stay. We were afforded a room with the extra space that we needed for the night & everything was as expected & decently appointed. There is no continental breakfast, but the restaurant did produce hot water in a to-go cup in the morning. We took the opportunity to go to the pool and to watch a game at the restaurant in the hotel. Hot tub/pool was relaxing in a nice atrium environment & the hotel restaurant offered some standard overpriced menu items & cocktails. The bartender made the prickly pear margarita 2 different ways, but if you can get the good way, (shaken up with no added sprite) it’s delicious!

Grand Canyon first timer!
User: rosalvac884 from:
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Nov, 21, 2020
Travel Date: Nov, 1, 2020
Rating: 4
Cedric at front desk made this one-night stay memorable. From the friendly greeting late at night to the cheerful morning greeting n helpful tips for catching the best views and avoiding the crowds. Plus, if you move coffee, you must try the coffee at the restaurant, it’s the BEST.

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