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Teresa N from:
Published Date: Jan, 19, 2020 Travel Date: Jan, 1, 2020 Rating: 4
Great staff and good location
My only complaints about Yavapai Lodge would be the small rooms and jumpy wifi (it went up and down). Other than that, everything was very convenient. While the actual rooms were separated from the main building, Yavapai provided a dining hall, tavern, coffee shop, as well as a huge marketplace full of food and souvenirs. And the rooms were also a good 4 minute drive from the Geology Museum, and a 5 minute drive from the Visitor Center. The Village is about 10 minutes away, which isn't bad, but more seems to happen around there. The staff were great - Oleg was a HUGE help to us during our 2-night stay. He was very knowledgeable about where to go, what to see, and how to get to the best spots for site-seeing. After checking into our room, he also called us to make sure everything was okay. If you're okay with not being in the Village but also want the convenience of a marketplace, definitely stay here!
- Sleep Quality: 4
- Cleanliness: 3
- Service: 5
Nix a from: Australia
Published Date: Jan, 18, 2020 Travel Date: Jan, 1, 2020 Rating: 1
We will not be staying here
Can I give zero? I booked a room on another booking site. The booking hung for about 10 mins and then I was sent an email saying there was transmission issues and my booking was cancelled. Did the booking again and it went straight through. Came back 10 mins later and it was cancelled. When I contacted the booking site, they said Yavapai were having technical issues.... not! 10 mins later the site is up again and they want $23-$50 more for the same room... on every site visited. I don’t mind that rates are competitive and they change, but you don’t get to not honour a booking because you feel like hiking up the prices. I’d rather stay elsewhere... disgraceful!
Published Date: Jan, 13, 2020 Travel Date: Jan, 1, 2020 Rating: 3
I made a last minute reservation for this place and it worked out. The rooms are spread out across several buildings. There is a decent restaurant and coffee shop on the property. Rooms could use an update as they do have a dated look. One of the big reasons I picked this hotel is that they had a Tesla charger on property.
- Sleep Quality: 3
- Location: 4
- Service: 3
kadct from: New Preston, Connecticut
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Jan, 12, 2020 Travel Date: Jan, 1, 2020 Rating: 3
This lodge is a fine place to lay your head but it is not something special. It is super convenient if you are visiting the Grand Canyon, the people are friendly and it has all of the basic necessities.
shaunsouthern from: Oswestry, United Kingdom
Published Date: Jan, 6, 2020 Travel Date: Dec, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
A bit tired, but excellent location
Inside the park a few minutes walk from the South Rim, though not as close as Maswik lodge, an excellent location. However, the rooms were a bit tired, especially for the price, with only buffet options available for food in the main building. There was a big store so we stocked up. No internet, except in the lobby, and even then, it barely worked. There was so much snow when we were there we had to drive a very long way round, so they kindly let us leave a day early, no problem - refunded. IT's all about the location though, and if that's all that matters you'll probably forgive the general 'scout camp' feel of the place.
- Sleep Quality: 4
- Cleanliness: 4
- Service: 5