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Grand Canyon Lodge - North Rim
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Not worth the money.
User: Tisbe52 from: Huntsville, Alabama
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Jun, 23, 2019
Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2019
Rating: 1
So, what is the one word I would use to describe our motel room at the Grand Canyon Lodge North Rim? How about FILTHY. We had a motel room for three nights. Our first disappointment came when we found out the motel room was about a quarter mile from the lodge, possibly further. No reserved parking nearby so you have to carry your bags downhill which means when you leave you have to carry them uphill. We get into our room and the first, the very first thing I noticed was how filthy the carpet was. I think it was installed when the motel was built and has not been cleaned or updated since. The room was much smaller than I had anticipated. The description says the room sleeps three, with the addition of a rollaway bed. I have no idea where you would put the extra bed. BTW, the top sheet on the bed had stains on it. The sink was in the room, while the toilet and shower were in a room about the size of a closet. The toilet was wedged between the shower and a wall and, frankly, if you are a large person you will have issues using the toilet. At the rate of $140.00 plus per night, I was appalled. You could stay at a Motel 6, for two nights for that price AND have a decent bathroom. Moving onto breakfast, which is not included. We opted for the breakfast buffet. At $17.50 pp plus tax, I was expecting something decent. Oh no. It was terrible. I have no idea what they did to the scrambled eggs but stay away from them. If I had only known. The location is superb, which is why you go there but this hotel is taking advantage of the fact that besides staying with them your only option is for the camping area. If I were you, I would camp. I wish we had. We had booked three nights but after the first night, we decided it was not worth it. We were able to check out before 11:00 a.m. and we were not charged for the two other nights.
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Perfect for a national park visit
User: Mark M from:
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Jun, 23, 2019
Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2019
Rating: 4
The wonderful old lodges of the National Parks have an old charm that isn’t replicated anywhere else. The staff are friendly and helpful. The rooms are adequate. I highly recommend the north rim as there are many less people than visit the south rim.

Beyond my expectations
User: lindak07 from: Chicago, Illinois
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Jun, 22, 2019
Travel Date: May, 1, 2019
Rating: 5
We were part of an Insight Tour Group. We stayed here May 27th. It was 31 degrees when we arrived in the afternoon. The Lodge had been without power for over 12 hours and just came on just before our arrival. They also had a main water break. Heard had to send workers and parts in by helicopter. Had to use port-a-potties for the lodge but the cabins did have working bathrooms. Staff was phenomenal. The cabins and campsite were full. You walk into the lodge and from large windows - there is the Grand Canyon. What a phenomenal, breathtaking view. There were walking paths just outside the lodge. A lot of prior reviews gave the lodge 1-2 stars. Our cabin was clean, new mattresses, heat in the room and bathroom - each had their own heater. We also had hot water. Some of our tour mates did not have warm water and their heaters were not working properly. We had a nice dinner and breakfast buffet. I have no complaints about the cabins. They were small but know that ahead of time. The morning of our departure, I had forgotten my pillow - a young housekeeping Staff member from Ukraine tried in vain to find my pillow. He went above and beyond. Would recommend staying here. I understand you have to book almost a year in advance to stay at the lodge. They have a lovely gift shop - purchased ear rings which were high quality.
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Grand Canyon north rim lodge
User: k8mckenna from: London, United Kingdom
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Jun, 20, 2019
Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2019
Rating: 4
We stayed for 3 nights whilst hiking in / around the north rim We paid extra on arrival for a cabin rather than the motel room we had originally booked Cabin was basic, but did what we needed it too when hiking was our priority No WiFi The restaurant food was good with such amazing views Staff friendly House keeping had to be reminded to re stock our coffee daily Loved the bar for a drink In the afternoon / evening Helpful ranger staff at the visitor centre Great location for hiking the north rim

Dinner with a view
User: Michael B from:
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Jun, 20, 2019
Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2019
Rating: 5
We did the 12:30 1/2 day mule ride so I made reservations for 4:30 at the lodge. Great decision! Fantastic views and good food. Can't go wrong with that combo. I would highly recommend this place for family and friends!

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