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“Another December delightful trip”
Review of Bright Angel Lodge

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Bright Angel Lodge
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Reviewed 21 December 2013

We've gone up here now for several years in a row in December and scored a nice fireplace cabin with the best views. The cabin was comfortable and fairly clean. It is overdue for a new carpet and mattress and the furniture could use a deeper cleaning. The fireplace quit on us during the second day but I have to say the staff responded very quickly in trying to fix it. They were not successful and the front desk took an appropriate charge off of our bill without us even asking. They were really proactive and the communication between the various staff members was excellent. Anyhow this is the first time that a fireplace has conked out on us there and we weren't overly upset. The view is why we are there. December crowds are very light as is traffic on the roads and in the restaurants. Everyone we dealt with either at the desk or in the dining room were great.

Room Tip: All 4 of the fireplace cabins have the best views. If you reserve a non fireplace cabin it's p...
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 December 2013

The rooms are just metres away from the edge of canyon so you have a great view on a morning. There are heaters in the room so they're quite cosy. The bathroom is good and there is free wifi in the rooms. The restaurant serves good food at a reasonable price too.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 December 2013

We rented a room that had a view of the Canyon as well as a room without a Canyon view (there were no rooms to fit my husband and I as well as three kids -- this is the biggest downfall and made the trip more expensive). Both rooms were neat, clean and nice to stay in. The fireplace in the room with the Canyon view was nice given that we were there when it was very cold. The rooms are not large but we did not spend much time in the rooms given that there was tons to do outside.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Sansnowmo
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Reviewed 15 December 2013

We stayed here for one night for our honeymoon.
I picked it because of it's location, since we were only spending one night at the Grand canyon, I wanted it to be on the rim of the Grand Canyon.
We arrived around 1pm, and check in was not until 4pm.
We went hiking and came back about 3:30pm and it was ready.
We chose one of the cheaper options, so the room did not have a shower in it, just a sink and toilet, there was a shared shower area in our building.
We did not feel the need to spend the extra for a shower considering it was only a night,
however if we were spending more than a night I would opt for a room with a shower, and also a room facing the Canyon with a canyon view and spend a little more money.
Our room did not have a canyon view, but it was only about a minute walk from our room to the rim.
The location is perfect, we were able to watch the sunset and sunrise, sunrise was better for that area of the rim.
You can start walking the rim trail from there and the Bright angel trail head is a 2 minute walk from the room.
Okay as far as the room goes, it's very small, the sink was tiny and there was not much space to move around or for your luggage.
The worst part about the room was how uncomfortable the bed was, only one pillow for each of us and that pillow was flat, so we took our coats balled them up and used them for pillows, the mattress was very hard too.
The other part we didn't like was how thin the walls were, one side was a man snoring that sounded like he was in our room it was so loud, and the other side of us was a lady hacking and coughing the whole night through, we weren't sure she was going to make it, it sounded so bad.
I do have to say the room was clean , no problems with that.
Check out was quick and easy, most employees were very friendly.
There is a restaurant, bar and gift shop at hotel.
The Food is pretty good at the restaurant, We had great service for breakfast, but encountered couple rude employees on the dinner shift.
Overall the Positives for Bright angel lodge is its location to the Grand canyon, and really only that.
The negatives were small room, uncomfortable bed and thin walls.
I have a family member staying here May next year, and I told them that since they are only staying a night to keep the reservation because the location is wonderful, any longer than that I would have advised to see what their other options were.

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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 December 2013

We stayed one night before taking the mule ride down to Phantom Ranch .It was chilly and windy the night we stayed but we were warm and safe in our cabin. We parked relatively close to the cabin. The bed was comfortable, the shower was great, and I like the body wash and shampoo in the large containers. We had a small refrigerator and coffee pot. The ice machine was in a building relatively close. The room was really clean. The wifi worked and no charge. The towels were large and soft and enough of them. I had no complaints. The front desk was excellent both checking in and out.

Room Tip: The rooms on the rim are an upgrade.
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1  Thank Smokedogaz
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Reviewed 12 December 2013

This was a beautiful place. The rooms are a little dated but who cares. You dont see it when you are staring at the inside of your eyelids. LOL. Due to the location this place is very busy. Be prepaired to share it with all the other tourists visiting. Bed, bathrooms and room all comfortable and clean. The entire place had that rustic feel which my wife and I like. Restartuants were great also

Room Tip: Room with own bathroom is worth the extra tariff. No need to get a cabin with a view when the rooms...
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1  Thank Chris G
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Reviewed 8 December 2013

We booked about 6 months in advance for 2 cabins on the south rim at Bright Angel. We really wanted our relatives visiting from Sweden for the first time to have a wonderful experience and we were not disappointed! One of the cabins had a nice gas kiva type fireplace that warmed up the room very nicely. The rates are very reasonable. We've stayed at the El Tovar in the past which is lovely, but they have no rooms with views of the canyon and their rates are higher. Much better value at Bright Angel cabins. The cabins are old, but clean and quite well kept with great charm and atmosphere! We were only steps to the edge of the canyon with fantastic views from our nice big window. The cabins sit up a bit higher than the walk way along the canyon, so you do have privacy, besides why would anyone not be looking at the Grand Canyon?! An easy walk to restaurants in Bright Angel and El Tovar. The only negative thing I can think of is the pillows - rather thin and hard. Hopefully they've replaced them by now.

Room Tip: Book as far in advance as you can and ask for cabin with canyon view.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Bright Angel Lodge

Address: Highway 64, South Rim, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
Region: United States > Arizona > Grand Canyon National Park
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Grand Canyon National Park
Price Range: £57 - £867 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Bright Angel Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 90
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