Given its remote location, two stars is one star better than I would have expected. The Lodge has seen better days, but it provides more than enough creature comforts for a trip that should basically be viewed as a roughing it experience.
Each of the lodge’s 24 rooms has two double beds and a bathroom. The rooms are very basic: no telephone, no TV (and no smoking). Check-in time is 1 pm. You may provide your confirmation statement, ID and charge card information earlier than this, but no room keys are provided until 1 pm.
Maintenance was poor: my air conditioning unit worked sporadically, the drapes were falling off the rods, and it took a couple of minutes for the chilly-to-lukewarm “hot” water to appear. On the bright side, the air conditioning worked after a fashion, a cool shower is better than no shower at all, the bed was comfortable, and there was potable water. The cost of a room is $145 per night. To this, add a Supai Village entrance fee of $35 per person per visit, plus an environmental care fee of $5 per person per visit I was under the impression that the environmental care fee was levied only on campers, but my bill included the fee. This may be new; the fee was manually inserted into a typed list of charges. All charges are subject to a 10% tax. To make reservations, call 928-448-2111 or -2201. There’s a $40/night deposit.
Lodge rooms may be booked a year in advance. Make sure you receive written confirmation of your reservation. This will be needed to gain entry to Supai. When will you get your confirmation? Answer #1: according to the person taking my reservation, this is based on their fiscal year, which begins around November 1. Your deposit won’t be charged, and you won’t get confirmation, until after the beginning of the fiscal year in which you’re going. For example, if you call them in June 2013, but your reservation is for April 2014, the deposit won’t be charged to your credit card until November 2013. Once that happens, you should receive written confirmation. Answer #2: My credit card wasn’t charged until December 31; I received written confirmation a week later.
- Also Known As:
- Havasupai Hotel Supai
- Havasupai Lodge Supai, Arizona