We stayed 2 nights in a cabin at Bright Angel early October 2012. The construction was inconvenient-we were told about it beforehand though. The problem is the lack of lighting outside. After dinner it is dark and to get anywhere there are dark paths and dark steps. My husband fell on the steps going back to our cabin after dinner. All the restaurants are a good walking distance but in the dark it is simply not acceptable. When I informed the front desk at checkout about the problem the clerk said, "Oh, we may need to put out some solar lights". Well, duh-how long have you been in business?
The angel bright lodge restaurant was not very good in their service. Our dinners came cold and the service was very slow. 5 years ago it was much better.
We did enjoy the shuttle buses and touring the beautiful views. The Grand Canyon is the most beautiful place on earth we have seen and we will return.