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Lightning21 from: Walnut Creek, CA
Published Date: May, 25, 2022 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2021 Rating: 3
Basic hotel inside Grand Canyon National Park
Yavapai Lodge was a basic hotel room inside Grand Canyon National Park. The room had large nightstands but no outlets near them. The bathroom sink was located outside of the bathroom, but was partitioned from the bed. The sink itself was too low, and thus not comfortable for anyone slightly tall. The room had a mini fridge but no microwave. The shower temperature was variable. The hotel is walkable to the rim of the grand Canyon. A housekeeper knocked on our door at 8:30 a.m. on our departure day. The housekeepers also created a bit of an obstacle course in the hallways in the mornings by arranging their carts, laundry piles, garbage bags, and cleaning equipment to maximize blocking the hallways. Not the best hotel, but the location was nice.
- Sleep Quality: 4
- Cleanliness: 3
- Service: 2
Mrs_and_Mr_OConnor from: Durham, Uk
Published Date: May, 24, 2022 Travel Date: May, 1, 2022 Rating: 5
I was a little worried about this stay due to some of the reviews as I like a modern hotel with lots of amenities, but the location meant we just had to stay here!! And I was exceptionally surprised.
We had a room in building 5 (East) upstairs. There are no lifts, so if have mobility issues you will need to let them know beforehand. We had a 2 queen room.
I found the bed comfortable, but my husband, who has restless leg syndrome kept me awake all night as every movement shook through the mattress and he ended up sleeping in the other queen the 2nd night.
The room was clean, the fridge/freezer was great and really useful. The TV service was hit and miss, not all channels were available (but you are in the middle of a national park so that's not a surprise)
Really clean, no noise from other rooms.
Food wise there is a restaurant in the village area which is a couple minutes walk. We got there just after sunset and it was absolute chaos. The staff were overrun and working very hard, but it took 40 minutes to get through the queue to place the order, and another 35 for food to come, so expect a wait and don't wait until you are starving! The food was good though, so I can't complain, and we chose a really busy time for them.
The location is the star here, the busses college from The Village which can take you to different points or to the visitors centre.
I would stay here again in the Grand Canyon.
WahooHoward from: Montclair, New Jersey
Published Date: May, 23, 2022 Travel Date: May, 1, 2022 Rating: 4
Pet friendly option in the park
If you're looking to stay overnight in the park, this is the only pet-friendly option and it was fine. It's a bit back from the rim (short drive or 15 minute walk). The rooms are utilitarian, but clean. Really liked that you can park right in front of your door. (All of the units in the pet-friendly rooms are one-story.)
- Value: 3
- Sleep Quality: 3
- Service: 3
koabug from: Honolulu, Hawaii
Published Date: May, 21, 2022 Travel Date: May, 1, 2022 Rating: 4
perfect for your stay in the park
We stayed at the East side which is a 2 story building & is a bit more updated than the West side which allows pets. The room was clean and contained a fridge, coffee maker, soft bath towels, and nice walled bed and bath brand toiletries. The bed was comfortable and had plenty of pillows. The a/c was loud and turned on and off all night to save energy but this occurred at every hotel that we stayed at except one. Ice and vending machines are on the ground floor.
The check in is at the main building which has a restaurant, ice cream shop, and gift store and is very close to the blue bus stop. The rest of the village/marketplace is in the same area and has a large general store and deli and post office. Wished there were more towel racks to hang the used towels to dry but every hotel that we stayed at only had 1 hook.
- Value: 3
- Sleep Quality: 4
- Service: 4
Pezrojo from: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Published Date: May, 16, 2022 Travel Date: May, 1, 2022 Rating: 4
Go for it!
We stayed at Yavapai West. It was the older section but actually nicer because there was parking outside each room. The elk wandered around in front too. It is conveniently located to the village.
The room was clean, bathroom dated, beds comfortable and the room pretty spacious. There isn't any WIFI here so you have to go to the lodge. The food looks great at the lodge.
We would stay here again.
- Value: 4
- Cleanliness: 4
- Service: 5