Grand Canyon North Rim Lodge
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Grand Canyon North Rim Lodge

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#3 of 3 lodges in Grand Canyon National Park
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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3.9 of 5 bubbles
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The more remote North Rim offers up its beauty and solitude to those willing to make a little longer trek to cooler temperatures and greener vegetation of the Grand Canyon's less visited rim. Time means little here in this Nirvana for nature lovers…abundant forest beauty and wrap-around scenic splendor as sheer walls hold in the Colorado River a mile below. The only developed lodging within the National Park’s North Rim boundaries this historic treasure has cabins and lodging tucked into the trees and dotting the canyon edge. The historic dining room with wall to ceiling windows gives diners the unique opportunity to take in the Canyon's views and tasteful regional and sustainable delights for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Reservations are recommended. For guests seeking a unique remembrance of their visit to this special place, there is a gift store and convenience store located at the North Rim. Authentic Native American handcrafts, jewelry and merchandise that is U.S.A. made by local and regional artists provide an array of gift items for guests to the Grand Canyon. Smell the pines, listen to the fluttering leaves of quaking aspen, and keep an eye out for a California condor, the largest bird in North America. The North Rim of the Grand Canyon is only open from mid May to mid October.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Hiking
Convenience store
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
Shops
Room features
Refrigerator
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Mountain View
Languages Spoken
English

Location

End of Highway 67, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86052
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Nestled in a prime spot with stunning views, the Grand Canyon North Rim Lodge offers a simple, rustic charm that captivates many guests. While the lodge's location is a highlight for travelers, reviews indicate a mixed bag regarding amenities, with comfort and vistas lauded, but maintenance and cleanliness falling short. Room conditions also garner criticism for lack of space and occasional pest issues. Despite the serene atmosphere, some visitors question the value, pointing to overpriced accommodations and dining. Service experiences vary, with instances of both helpful staff and organizational lapses.
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Expensive
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Pinecastle51 wrote a review July 2021
Orlando, Florida
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked a partial rim view western cabin for 3 nights. The cabin was very cute with a gas fireplace that gave off heat. The view from the front porch was very nice and it was just a short walk to the lodge and the Bright Angel Point trail. I was very excited to get this cabin because the website to book is a complete disaster. It kept crashing and then giving messages to come back in a month or two for the dates that we wanted. The cabin is pretty no frills which is typical of National Park lodges. It was clean, although there was a mousetrap in the corner with some mouse droppings nearby. There is no maid service at all. They did bring fresh towels when we asked and the hair dryer blew up and they brought us another one. The bed was pretty uncomfortable. The location absolutely cannot be beat so it was worth paying a high price.
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Date of stay: July 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: try to get a cabin with a porch and a view
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Lisa G wrote a review July 2021
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We made a last minute reservation and was happy we got a Cabin. We felt rushed when booking as we needed a place for the night and took anything we could get. After reading the reviews, previously left, we planned ahead and brought everything we felt we needed for a great night in the cabin. We brought a portable fan for the hot room, bug spray for the moths, mice traps and mice ultrasonic plug ins for the mice, soft sheets and pillows, sleeping bags for the thin bed mattress and a power surg for extra plugs.

We arrived before the 4pm check in and the super nice men at the desk were very friendly and gave us the keys to our cabin, cabin #21! Once we checked in we checked out the room to see what we needed to bring. The room had 2 beds, a ceiling fan, (the room was nice and cool when we arrived), I slipped into the bed and the sheets were soft, I checked for plugs and found 8! This was sooo not what we were expecting, so when we got to our Jeep we only brought a few extra pillows, the bug spray and plugs, just in case, and the fan cuz I need white noise!

After a full day at the Canyon we headed to bed, we sprayed around the cabin and in the bathroom where we spotted 2 moths and 2 crickets, we put out the mice traps and plugs, turned on the fan and went to sleep. Sometime in the night we awoke to thunder and rain, we briefly heard the neighbors as they got into their cabin and then we were lulled back to sleep by the rain.

The next morning we had no mice in the traps, no bugs in the cabin, the room was cold so we shut off the fan and then we got ready for our day.

The only semi negative thing I can say is book far ahead and make dinner reservations but if you don’t the deli is perfect for food. We got the breakfast burrito the next morning and it was great!

My purpose for this review is to share don’t believe everything you read. We enjoyed our cabin and it was better than what we expected!

Tip: go outside the main Lodge to the first floor, go outside the right side doors and catch in the view, if you want breathtaking pictures walk to the outside ledge and grab some photos! No one told us about this place and it’s one thing I’ll tell everyone about moving forward!

We plan to return, with less stuff, next time! lol
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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BonB wrote a review Aug 2021
Show Low, Arizona
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I have been to the South rim several times, but the North rim was a new destination for both of us. We booked 2 midweek nights in a Frontier cabin as soon as reservations opened up for July. The cabin was rustic but cozy. The mattress dipped in toward the center; there were small holes in the window screens, so we had to eject a couple of insects; and we could clearly hear the people on the other side of the shared wall, but all of us made an effort to keep our voices down at night. The bathroom looked newly renovated, which was a plus, and we actually had a partial canyon view from the bedroom window. Tip: these small cabins have no front porch, so consider bringing your own portable camp chairs so you have a comfortable place to sit outside.

Dining in the main lodge was a bit uneven. We made dinner reservations for both nights the same day we booked the cabin. The first evening, we waited almost 45 minutes to be seated, even though there were several small tables available. The hostess said she was saving them to put together for larger parties, although that didn't seem to be happening either. The second night, we were seated right away. Some of the food was excellent and worth the high pricetag, but the pasta, for example, was mediocre. Breakfast and lunch items could be purchased in the deli.

The Grand Canyon itself is just as spectacular from the north rim as it is from the south. We did a couple of short hikes from the lodge, and did the two scenic drives, stopping at all the overlooks. Two days was the perfect amount of time to take it all in.
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Date of stay: July 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Cynthia J wrote a review July 2021
Fort Collins, Colorado
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in a Pioneer Cabin. There were two of us. I had asked ahead of time if there would be ceiling fans in both rooms and Forever Resorts said "yes." This was incorrect. We were there when it was around 90 degrees and roasted. There is no A/C which I understand since it is not normally that hot there. So fans were crucial. There was no room cleaning but you could get more towels or your trash taken out if you called and asked. They have also removed the coffee pots although their website said there was a coffee pot in the room. You could attempt to get coffee in the lobby of the lodge but most of the time they were out. Then you'd trek over to the Deli and stand in line for coffee. Food options were bleak. The Lodge Dining room was open only for dinner. And unless you had a reservation you were going to be eating at 9 PM. The Deli was the only option for breakfast and lunch. There weren't many healthy options and much of the food was pre-packaged elsewhere and trucked in. Pizza was very popular but the pizza oven broke down for a day. Our room had many dead bugs in the windowsills and the shower was moldy. The prices sure seemed high enough that they could afford to hire a few more people and pay them enough to incent them to be there. We enjoyed our visit but won't come back given the poor accommodations and lack of good food options.
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Date of stay: July 2021
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: I'd try the Western Cabins. I understand they are newer and roomier.
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Tom C wrote a review Sept 2021
Henderson, Nevada
1.0 of 5 bubbles
If you are looking for abundant sunshine, clean air, and magnificent views of the Grand Canyon, this is a great place. That said I was disgusted with the "Frontier" room we rented. I rate it one half a star at a 4 star price!

The room was approximately 150 square feet. It had 2 beds, one straight back chair, shower and lavatory with hot and cold running water, an indoor flush toilet and electricity. It did NOT have heating or air conditioning, TV, WiFi, ice bucket, drinking cups, coffee maker.

The actual lodge building does not have any guest rooms. Those are all separate cabins in the woods arranged in tightly spaced rows and columns on one side of the road while all parking is on the other side of the road. Porter service is available at extra charge. The restaurant serves dinner only and you need reservations which we did not have. There are NO other free-standing restaurants within an hour's drive of the lodge. I do believe there are higher grade rooms available if you book well enough in advance.

My advice is to be a day visitor only and stay overnight at another hotel in the nearest town of your choice. Bring your own food and water for your visit. The $170+ price per night could be much better spent elsewhere.
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Date of stay: September 2021
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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IslandHog wrote a review Sept 2020
Los Angeles, California
5.0 of 5 bubbles
As luck would have it, a Western Cabin opened up last minute for what proved to be a fantastic week that may never be duplicated. With the majority of rooms closed, the crowds were nil and in the mornings and evenings the sounds of nature felt like a soothing blanket. As other reviews mentioned, the cabins are quite basic - no tv, no a/c, no wifi, but that was part of the charm. It's quiet, comfortable, exposed beam, wondrous rocking chairs on the porches, stars forever and views.... I also want to commend the entire staff for their commitment to safety - everywhere the staff took masks, hand sanitizer, social distancing very seriously. Having visited five national parks in a month, this one seemed to take the pandemic with the greatest degree of seriousness. Well done all around.
The food choices are limited but doable, plus the beer is great and I found the general store stocked with fruit and provisions. The fridge worked too well freezing everything, but better that than the alternative. Bring a cooler and get there during this time - it's so special to have trails and the sunrise all to yourself.
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Date of stay: September 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Linda H wrote a review July 2021
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Grand Canyon Lodge is the only hotel at the north rim of the Grand Canyon so you are paying for the location, not the accommodations. The cabins are small and right next to each other. We were getting up at 6:00 for our mule ride so we tried to get to sleep early. Since there was no air conditioning, our windows were open so we could hear everything from the cabins around us - crying children, conversations, laughter. Then in the middle of the night we could hear chewing on something in the room which we later discovered was probably mice eating through the bags of food (found the holes later). It was not very clean; we found garbage from the last guests on the floor. The queen bed in our cabin was uncomfortable, so soft in the middle that we kept rolling together all night. The food choices were a deli stocked with limited options and the expensive dining room. It gets 3 stars because of the location. You are within walking distance of spectacular views and 3 miles from the scenic drive of the north rim. It was convenient for the 7:30 AM mule ride, as we needed to be there at 7:00 for check in.
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Date of stay: July 2021
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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TravFiend wrote a review June 2021
Laguna Beach, California
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The key to staying at any wooded accommodation is to lower your expectations, and everything will be alright. This is a step up from camping, so I’m great full for the bed and private bathroom. We were just happy that we could secure a Frontier room and get a chance to spend the night on the North Rim, instead of driving back and forth between the North Rim and Kanab. Mattress very soft, no bueno. Brought my own pillowcase because I knew linens in these types of places would be a bit rough, and I’m extremely particular about my pillowcase. My real complaint is the loud snorer next door. Kept me up the majority of the night. Not the lodge’s fault, OK, maybe the walls are a bit thin.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Annie M wrote a review Sept 2022
Sheffield
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Firstly, I get that the travel industry is struggling at the moment and it's going to be worst in remote locations but I was quite disappointed with the lodge. However, none of this is the fault of the staff who, in the main, were friendly and genuinely seemed to be doing their best.

We tried to check in at 4, as per the request on the front desk but only made it into our room at 8pm after being promised a text to let us know our room was ready which never came. After travelling all day, the frustration really didn't help.

Our cabin was cute but wafer thin room divides meant we could hear the guy next door turning over in bed and scratching his backside!

There is no mini fridge in the room meaning we had to chill drinks in bags of ice in the sink and the ice machine wasn't even working the first night.

We didn't feel like trying the restaurant for dinner but we did have breakfast one morning which was nice enough and inexpensive at about $14 per head.

The onsite saloon is a nice place to grab a drink at actually reasonable prices for the location - the only gripe is them being served in plastic glasses. I get that at the canyon edge but not in the saloon and we're surely all adult enough to handle a glass!

The deli was OK for grab and go sandwiches and pizza but the guy serving was very pleasant the first time we ordered but ignorant and downright rude the second time - bad day? Not my fault!

I don't think I'd visit again - I guess if you're in the area as we were you have to see the North Rim but I've done it now.
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Date of stay: September 2022
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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drsh99 wrote a review Oct 2022
Chicago, Illinois
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mouse droppings throughout the room and bathroom in frontier cabin. Heard mice chewing all night long. Had to wait several hours after check in -late into the evening- to get the room and reception offered us a 25% discount if we make our own beds with clean sheets they drop off in the supposedly “clean” room. Mice droppings does not mean clean. I love the north rim but I won’t stay there until they get a decent concession in. Most of the young staff up and quit in September after being overworked and underpaid all summer. A decent management team would offer bonuses to the employees instead of having to offer discounts to guests for making up their own beds.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Camp instead- it will be cleaner!
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fumble asked a question Sept 2022
Wall Township, New Jersey79 contributions37 helpful votes
Do the motel rooms have the same mice problem as the cabins?
Answer from iqbal66
Baltimore, Maryland136 contributions61 helpful votes
Hi, travelled to the North rim in May 2022 and stayed a night in one of cabins. I did not see any mice or mice droppings. Our cabin was clean and comfortable. I had food with me in the cabin also. No sign of mice.
Answer from chasvalve
Orefield, Pennsylvania40 contributions6 helpful votes
Not that I’m aware of.
Lisa K asked a question Oct 2021
Canandaigua, New York22 contributions39 helpful votes
Are the cabins heated? if some are (or are not) which ones? Thanks!
Answer from LovemyAcura🌵
Phoenix16,576 contributions293 helpful votes
Yes, they are heated but know that the lodge and cabins are only open from May 15th – October 15th annually
Answer from Foot_Loose
Anchorage, Alaska670 contributions126 helpful votes
Shampoo, conditioner, and liquid soap were provided, so you don't need to bring your own! If you have any special requests, don't be afraid to ask the lodge via phone. We found them to be very responsive to a couple of request we had. Also, my wife recommends that you bring lots of hand and body lotion (and use them!) as it is EXTREMELY dry at the north rim. Also, be sure to make reservations at the restaurant ASAP (before you leave home), otherwise you will be eating dinner at 9 p.m.! Good luck!
Answer from Happytraveler655
Houston, Texas25 contributions11 helpful votes
None of the cabin types have been renovated recently. Western cabins are the most spacious and have reasonable size bathrooms. The two-bedroom style cabins with bunkbeds have incredibly small bathrooms.
Roman wrote a tip 7 July
United Kingdom5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There is a big parking area."
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Heather M wrote a tip 2 July
Maryland147 contributions106 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book as soon as the rooms become available 1 year in advance. Bring eye masks and ear plugs."
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K B wrote a tip 1 July
Lafayette, California483 contributions258 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The deluxe cabins seem much nicer: fireplace and porch with rocking chairs and closer to the north rim view."
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Christopher W wrote a tip June 2024
Ohio56 contributions60 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you have any issues walking, be very clear on which building/room you will be getting."
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Ronald D W wrote a tip June 2024
Charlottesville, Virginia119 contributions25 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't choose to stay in a motel room if you can help it."
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Frequently Asked Questions about Grand Canyon North Rim Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Grand Canyon North Rim Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Grand Canyon North Rim (0.05 km) and Roosevelt Point (7.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Grand Canyon North Rim Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, free parking, and breakfast buffet.
What food & drink options are available at Grand Canyon North Rim Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Grand Canyon North Rim Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Grand Canyon North Rim Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Grand Canyon Lodge Dining Room, North Rim Country Store, and Deli In The Pines.
Does Grand Canyon North Rim Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
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