Kachina Lodge
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Kachina Lodge

5 North Village Loop Drive South Rim, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
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4.0
#2 of 3 lodges in Grand Canyon National Park
4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.1 of 5 bubbles
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3.8 of 5 bubbles
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3.6 of 5 bubbles
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Kachina Lodge sits directly on the rim of Grand Canyon. For guests seeking a more contemporary lodging option, Kachina lodge is a great choice. The guest rooms have a comfortable modern ambiance and are all similar in size and amenities. The lodge rooms are designated canyon-side and street-side related to the view. Many guests choose Kachina due to its prominent location in the center of the historic district. Kachina Lodge is also walking distance to restaurants, gifts shops, Kolb Studio, Verkamp’s Visitor Center, and Bright Angel Trail Head. Please Note: Guests staying at the Kachina Lodge will need to check-in at the El Tovar Front Desk. Situated directly on the canyon rim, many of the rooms at Kachina Lodge have partial canyon views available, called canyon-side rooms. The rooms have either one king bed or two queen beds. Guest room amenities include full bath, in-room Keurig coffee maker, refrigerator, flat screen television with satellite TV, telephone, hairdryer and safe.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Hiking
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Air conditioning
Safe
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English

Location

5 North Village Loop Drive South Rim, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
1,248Review25Q+A100Room tips

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lorri_peckster wrote a review Feb 2020
Long Beach, California
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Our room was clean and comfortable, but it is not a room worth $300. Just know you are paying for the location of the lodge and the view, which was awesome! The cleaning people start knocking on the doors around 8am which woke me up both days. The building itself is nothing fancy or even interesting, but all I had to do is step out of the building and the South Rim was right there! It is also next to the El Tovar Lodge if you want to eat there or visit the gift shop. It is also close to a burger joint just down the path along the South Rim ( do NOT order spaghetti and meatballs there!).
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Date of stay: February 2020
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331 wrote a review May 2021
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We elected to pay the extra to stay right on the rim for that convenience. Unfortunately our $282 didn’t get us a room with a view. We had a king bed with two side tables but only one had power or USB ports available. There was also a power strip near a desk. A small dresser held a decent sized flat screen. There was also a refrigerator and a single extra chair with its own lamp. The room was modern and looked like it had been redone recently. Sadly the only closet is basically useless. It’s tiny and the only bar with hangers sits about a foot over a small safe making it impossible to try to hang clothes. We ended up putting our hangers on the back of a chair and on a few hooks where they hung an ironing board.
The shower/tub combo worked well except the faucet handle leaked the entire time I showered. The height adjustable shower head is set too low for anyone over 5’8”. Likewise the mirror over the sink cuts the top of your head off if you are that height or above. The sink is basically a pedestal with a little space around it for items. There is a small double shelf in a corner that has some room. They provide body wash, shampoo and conditioner in pump bottles mounted in the shower/tub combo. Since our room was an ADA room it had grab bars as required.
If you stay in the Kachina lodge you must go next door to El Tovar for breakfast. Since most of the restaurants in the park are still closed it’s basically the only game in town for breakfast.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Sam L, Sales at Kachina Lodge
Responded 1 June 2021
Thank you for your review and feedback! Best, GCSR Team
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MarneyGtrRN wrote a review July 2020
Florida
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Have to check in at El Tovar. It’s super dark at night, bldg not clearly marked and as a 1st time Grand Canyon visitor-I feel the gentleman who checked me in could have/should have been more informative.
I didn’t have rim view and room cost $125 more than a quieter, more modern room about 5 min walk away in Yavapai lodge. Room with partial
Rim view would’ve been $200 more. IMO, if you’re awake to view the rim from your room-you’re at the Grand Canyon and more than likely fixing to go see the rim from outside your room anyways. Had to park on street with an uphill
Climb with luggage to arrive at building: which again is NOT clearly marked, especially when it’s dark.
There is another option in park besides the overpriced Xanterra management monopoly. Yavapai was nicer, quieter, right by grocery store, parking immediately outside of room, $125 cheaper, more updated, on shuttle line.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Claudia10229 wrote a review May 2022
Dallas, Texas
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We enjoyed the Kachina Lodge. Check in is at the El Tovar hotel. Parking is open to all hotel guests and visitors to the Grand Canyon, which means parking near any GC hotel might be difficult. We were super lucky and arrived at 10am and someone was leaving by the entrance to the Kachina Lodge. We left the suitcases in the car and hiked Bright Angel trail until we could check in. We left the car in the same spot for our visit since we could use the wonderful park shuttles for the rest of our stay.

We had a king bedroom facing the parking lot. We decided against paying for rim view since we were hiking all day and would be immersed in the gorgeous area. If you don't plan on walking a lot, then the rooms with a rim view would be spectacular. The lodge is right on the rim trail and easy access to the paved rim trail and other hotels and restaurants. WiFi worked well, no microwave but there is a mini refrigerator and safe. Bed was comfortable. There is a desk and chair and 2 soft chairs to rest in. The bathroom did provide amenities with a pump dispenser on the shower wall: shampoo, conditioner and body wash. Unfortunately the sink area is very small and they glued the soap dispenser to the counter and it was in a "prime" spot on the sink. Plenty of towels and hot water.

There is an ice maker in the hallway, plus soda machine. There also was a large sitting area (might have been the lobby in earlier times). the sitting area had a view of the canyon and plenty of chairs and sofas. Having a room on the south side of the Grand Canyon is great and saves much time for getting out to hike during the day. We were pleased with the room and location of the lodge.
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Date of stay: April 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Responded 13 May 2022
Dear Claudia, Thank you for sharing your review and feedback, we are pleased that you enjoyed the room and lodge location! Best, GCSR Team
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Kimberly F wrote a review Mar 2020
Port Moody, Canada
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Gorgeous view in a main floor partial view room! Room was clean and spacious. The lodge next door is where you access wifi and has a lovely rustic atmosphere. Really enjoyed our stay. Worth the expense to have the rim right outside your window, we could hear the people in the room above us easily. We only had one night. But wish we had more time, there is so much to do in the area!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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drforceps wrote a review July 2020
Brooklyn, New York
2.0 of 5 bubbles
It’s hard to fathom but this hotel is the worst hotel in the best location. Clearly the message is that you have no other option for best lodging at Grand Canyon so deal with it. The rooms are small and not comfortable for a family of 4 bathrooms are tiny. Due to covid not even a coffee machine but that’s the least of it. There is no employee to help you out and the dining at El Tovar which is the only option at this time is mediocre at best. 4 meals there in 2 days it’s just unbelievable. They should hire Marriott or Disney people to come in and revamp the whole thing add coffee shops and multiple accommodations at every level and dining options. Teach the employees customer service you can tell they have zero passion for their job.

Thankfully the Grand Canyon and wildlife do not disappoint and you deal with these accommodations.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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JBT wrote a review Dec 2021
Atlanta, Georgia
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I’m so mixed about writing this review! Was this hotel worth it? SIGH… yes and no. We left the park one day around 1pm to go into Tusayan and I was stunned at the line of cars to get into the park – these poor folks probably had an hour or more wait to get into the park. It was really (really) nice to already be there. I loved that we walked outside and saw the amazing views of the Grand Canyon (GC) and could stroll along the paths taking it all in. That said, the rooms are miserable (think low end budget motel). The toilet paper and tissue are literally the cheapest stuff you can buy. The room with 2 queen beds is so tiny, we could barely fit our suitcases. The hallways are musty smelling, run down and desperately need updating. I don’t know when we will go back to the GC, but I would not stay here again. The El Tovar is supposed to be nicer, but it was already sold out when I book this room about 8 months in advance of our trip. I think you have to book a year+ in advance (I got this room around 7-8 months in advance). Parking is a nightmare too. After a long day, we often had to circle around looking for parking and ended up in spots that were not close to the hotel. Bottom line, I think this company knows they “have” the tourists right where they want them – its like a monopoly. They can charge luxury prices, give minimal services and tourists will cycle through. If you stay here, set your expectations low for the hotel/room, and plan to spend as little time in the room as possible. Afterall, you’re at the Grand Canyon!
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Date of stay: November 2021
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: If you are handicap, or have bad knees, make sure to get an accessible room as some rooms can...
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Responded 25 Jan 2022
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Stephen W wrote a review Oct 2020
Santa Fe, New Mexico
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sure, parking is a hassle during the day as day-trippers probably want to park in this relatively "central" location. We unloaded quickly from a handicapped space and parked about 3 blocks away. I went out the next morning and moved the car to a space near the front door. A small inconvenience for being in the middle of everything. The room was very clean and we found the hotel to be very quiet. All the staff we saw were masked. The internet worked well and there were recycling bins in the room. The location is excellent... right on the Rim Trail. We had our own coffee and wine and found dinner both nights (chicken caesar salads and pizza) at the Maswick Lodge... about a 10 min. walk away. There was indoor-only dining at El Tovar and a food truck there during the day. If you have an interest in science, do not miss the geologic information on the Rim Trail walk to to the geology museum. The hotel's location is ideal and we would go back there again.
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Date of stay: October 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Room 6325 is an end room with a great view of the Grand Canyon
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Response from Sam L, Sales at Kachina Lodge
Responded 27 Oct 2020
Thank you for your review and feedback, we're so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us! GCSR Team
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cc_seattle_wa wrote a review Nov 2022
Seattle, Washington
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The lodges at the Grand Canyon are old but clean and such a convenient option. I would highly recommend staying in the park during peak season since parking gets full quickly. If you stay in the Park, once you park your car you won’t need it again until you leave. The shuttle service is the way to get around. During the off season, parking is plentiful but I would still splurge to stay in the park simply because it was wonderful being able to walk right out to the South Rim from our room.

I agree with other reviewers that a Canyon view isn’t necessary when you’re staying so close. Not sure what the cost difference is but if you’re looking to save some money, a non-Canyon view room is just fine.

October is definitely the time to visit the Grand Canyon. No crowds and you generally miss the snowy season. We were there at the end of October and just missed a snow storm by a day. The days are so pleasant this time of year and the nights dip into the teens so if you do come during this time of year, be sure to pack a warm winter coat, hat, and gloves. You’ll need them after the sun goes down.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: October was the perfect time to visit!
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Response from Sam L, Sales at Kachina Lodge
Responded 11 Dec 2022
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erin464 wrote a review Dec 2020
Houston, Texas
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for one night, in a room on the second floor facing the parking area. The rooms themselves are fairly nice but the hallways, common areas, and exterior of the hotel look quite creepy and resemble an old Soviet-era office building. The location is great, right on the rim, and right beside El Tovar Lodge. However, be aware that there is no designated parking for the hotel so depending on when you arrive you may end up driving around the nearby parking lots for quite some time and/or parking quite a ways away from the hotel. Also, if you travel during COVID be aware that the only nearby restaurant that is open is at El Tovar, and that requires a reservation. Otherwise, you need to go to the food hall at Maswick Lodge (walkable, but VERY dark at night so you're probably better off driving). The food hall also has food for purchase for breakfast, which is what I recommend if you're staying at Kachina and wanting to head out early for sunrise and/or to begin your hike. Note that you need to check-in at El Tovar when you arrive. I would put this hotel on-par with your standard La Quinta or other budget motels, but at a much more luxury rate.
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Date of stay: October 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Responded 8 Dec 2020
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Sandra Meria K asked a question June 2021
Seattle, Washington
Laundry facilities?
Answer from dbinhou7511
Houston, Texas1,615 contribution419 helpful votes
Sorry can't remember. Only stayed 1 night, so it wasn't an issue.
Nora E asked a question Mar 2021
Chicago, Illinois
Is there anywhere to do laundry?
Answer from SportsChick24
Wyoming, Minnesota35 contributions17 helpful votes
Sorry I am not sure. I would inquire directly with the hotel.
Answer from Emma2709
London, United Kingdom133 contributions120 helpful votes
yes they do!
Daudert wrote a tip 14 June
Naples, Florida7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Get a parking spot when you can and don't move your car as parking is limited. Use the busses."
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Campaignguy wrote a tip 13 June
14 contributions1 helpful vote
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Buy your souvenirs someplace else. Don’t buy the Chinese junk sold inside the shops in the park."
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Brenda L wrote a tip May 2024
11 contributions1 helpful vote
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Arrive early in day for parking spot even though you can’t check in til 4. It will help you miss the long line at entrance near Williams"
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EmiJacks25 wrote a tip Apr 2024
Knoxville, Tennessee112 contributions4 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"There was not much parking available due to day hikers taking up spaces, so we had to park and walk. There is a loading zone at the hotel, and the entire area was very safe."
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Mike B wrote a tip Apr 2024
Strongsville, Ohio5 contributions1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Stay anywhere else!"
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PRICE RANGE
AU$432 - AU$655 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
kachina hotel grand canyon national park, kachina lodge grand canyon
LOCATION
United StatesArizonaGrand Canyon National Park
NUMBER OF ROOMS
47
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kachina Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Kachina Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Grand Canyon South Rim (0.9 km), Grand Canyon Village (0.3 km), and Lookout Studio (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kachina Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and hiking.
Which room amenities are available at Kachina Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Kachina Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kachina Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include El Tovar Dining Room, Maswik Pizza Pub, and Arizona Steakhouse.
Are there any historical sites close to Kachina Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Hermit's Rest (2.9 km), Grand Canyon Railway Depot (0.2 km), and Trans-Canyon Telephone Line, Grand Canyon National Park (0.2 km).
Does Kachina Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Kachina Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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