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Grand Canyon Lodge - North Rim
Violette54 from: Phoenix, Arizona
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Mar, 23, 2019 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2018 Rating: 4
We had hoped to have dinner here. We did not plan ahead well enough and arrived just before sunset, and of course we did not have reservations at the Lodge, which was full. The dining room was also full and the wait was over 1.5 hours. People chose this time to eat and also watch the fabulous sunsets over the rim. We did not have reservations, which we learned too late, are absolutely required.
Since they could not seat us, they referred us to the nearby Veranda, which serves a lesser menu, burgers and such, and without reservations, as there is no prescribed seating area. People order at the podium and find a seat either inside or out on the veranda, and when the food is brought to you, you eat from plastic containers. Two burgers=$35. But the view was worth it. Your dinner comes from the dining room's kitchen, which at this time of day was busy, so service was not fast. But the employees were friendly. The Veranda closes it's food service at sunset.
Park as you would for the Lodge and use the restroom facilities in the lobby, where you can also check into the Lodge, with reservations, to stay overnight.
It is a beautiful and historic building, featuring the dining room, the veranda and the lobby. Worth stopping in to see even if you do not eat. The use of the veranda, its viewpoints and seating areas is open first to guests, but also to the public. At certain times, ranger led hikes or talks are held there. The Bright Angel Point Trail begins from here, also.
Chris M from:
Trip Type: Solo travel
Published Date: Feb, 12, 2019 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2018 Rating: 5
One more off the bucket list
My visit to the Grand Canyon was way overdue but after a big health scare I decided that there was no time like the present and I was not disappointed. A spectacular panorama of mother nature at her finest. The amenities are excellent and the staff at the restaurants and facilities are very friendly and knowledgeable. Later in my trip I visited Las Vegas and took the opportunity to take a flight over the grand Canyon South. Wow, what an experience. My whole trip to US was extremely memorable and I would highly recommend a thrilling trip to the Grand Canyon
James G from: Delhi, New York
Published Date: Jan, 15, 2019 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2018 Rating: 5
Beautiful place to stay, right on the edge of the canyon , the views are just wonderful ! But must book well in advance! Lots of paths to explore , but no rails! An be very quiet or very busy . Parking can be hard to find .
Katherine M from: Highland, Michigan
Published Date: Jan, 6, 2019 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2018 Rating: 3
No thrills , but a nice clean bed serounded by pines . The views are great . Quite place to get away if you want to relax. Restaurants 2 , one you need reservations , the other one a little cafe ,hot dogs , pizza, chicken sandwich stuff like that
Rotorman529 from: Bridgeville, Delaware
Published Date: Dec, 31, 2018 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2018 Rating: 5
Rim to Rim recovery restination
My wife and I have stayed in the North Rim lodging cabins on 3 separate occasions in the last few years! After a one day hike from the South Rim to the North the clean rooms and nice hot showers were a welcome destination! Food in the lodge restaurant is also very good! Make your reservations early! You can make reservations a year out...and need to to make sure you have a place to crash after a long hike! reserve your breakfast or diner too if you plan to eat in the Lodge restaurant!