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JSHUBERMAC from: Charleston, South Carolina
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Jul, 15, 2019 Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2019 Rating: 3
Nothing special, but you won’t be “roughing it”
The rooms feel like an average hotel. It was perfect for what we needed given that we were really only in our room to sleep. We didn’t want to “rough it,” so we appreciated the air conditioning, shower, television, clean sheets, and room service. But don’t expect a lot more than that.
Lilmamma2013 from: Glasgow, United Kingdom
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Jul, 15, 2019 Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
Great base for Grand Canyon
The yavapa lodge is a great base for exploring the canyon. We made our reservations one year in advance but it seemed there were some rooms still available when we arrived. We stayed in yavapai east with air conditioning which was required during the July heat. Our room was clean and spacious. Although we did have a large sofa which had stains etc (we never sat on it!!) our second room had a small leather chair which gave the room a much nicer feel. We were 5/10 minute walk to market plaza where there is a large grocery store and gift shop. It’s all very reasonable despite the location. I had a breakfast wrap one morning from the grocery store and it was $3. There is a good selection of food in both the deli and the dining hall. There was lots of wildlife around and my kids were delighted to see baby elk. We could walk to the rim in around 10/15 minutes. Buses are regular although can be crammed especially at sunset. We had a fantastic stay! If you are expecting 5* luxury this won’t be the place for you. I would say 2* but you are paying for location!
j_wenner from: Cleveland, Ohio
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Jul, 14, 2019 Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
Surprising that the hotel room doors opened to Interior Corridors!
The location of this lodge was ideal, since it was right on the Grand Canyon Shuttle Stop (Market Plaza). Very nice that it had a restaurant right there, as well as the General Store for souvenir, snack and incidental purchases. Did not like that when we walked into our hotel room, the windows were wide open and the a/c was turned off. This should never occur... the cleaning staff should always close and lock the windows and turn on the a/c for the next customer. The walkways between the lodge restaurant the room buildings really need to have more lights so that people can see where they are walking without having to whip out a flashlight so they don't fall.
- Sleep Quality: 3
- Location: 5
- Service: 5
phil-the-badger from: Bristol, United Kingdom
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Jul, 14, 2019 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2019 Rating: 2
Ugly building, over-priced but clean
The rooms look like an army barracks from the outside.
There are no elevators so we had to haul our heavy suitcases up the stairs.
The blocks of rooms are nicely located within woods which feels very natural although I couldn't help feeling that not much effort had been made with the surrounding area.
The room doors don't feel very secure and look like they belong in the sixties.
The cream-coloured, plastic light switches are straight out of the sixties. The wood-chip wallpaper belongs in the sixties.
The room was very clean and the bed was ok.
The shower wasn't very powerful.
At the end of the day this is at the cheap end of the accommodation options in Grand Canyon village and because they can pretty much charge what they like they do so it was extremely expensive for what you get and very poor value for money.
My recommendation for accommodation would be to knock this place down and go and stop in Tusayan a few miles down the road and drive into the park each day.
- Location: 4
- Cleanliness: 5
- Service: 3
Published Date: Jul, 12, 2019 Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2019 Rating: 3
Lodge, not a hotel
It felt more like a camping experience than a hotel. The air conditioner didn’t cool very much, and we had no cell service. Our phones wouldn’t connect to the WiFi
Pros: If you’re looking to get off the grid with loved ones in an outdoorsy setting, you will like this.
Cons: if you’re addicted to your phone and the internet, I wouldn’t go to this one