We checked into the Maswik Lodge for one night on June 12. I was a little apprehensive after reading some of the reviews. I was very surprised and happy when I saw the room. It was spacious and bright, on the second floor of the “Mesquite” building. This is in the north part of the hotel because I specifically wanted a room with A/C. It was clean and comfortable, with a balcony facing the woods. We saw all sorts of wildlife (mostly deer and elk) and were within a 5-minute walk to the south rim of the canyon. The room also had a fridge and coffee maker. I cannot reiterate enough how very pleased I was. Is it a Ritz Carlton? Of course not. But the accommodations were really very nice. If you’re looking for room service, turn down service, and mints on your pillows, then this place is probably not for you. It was clean, comfortable, relatively modern, and VERY quiet. I was disappointed that I was only there for one night. Bonus: The staff was very friendly and welcoming.
One minor gripe: When checking in, they discuss the various dining options with you. There is a cafeteria-style restaurant directly on the property. We were too exhausted to go anywhere else, so we opted to have dinner there. Big mistake. My friend got a “chicken dinner”, which had two sides of mushy, overcooked vegetables. To add insult to injury, it was ice cold. I ordered from the pasta counter. I got a slab of room-temperature lasagna. The girl behind the counter realized she was out of garlic bread, so I had to stand there for 5 minutes while she made more. By the time I sat down to eat, mine was cold too. Important advice: If you really must eat here, keep it simple. Order a sandwich, a salad, or (maybe) a burger. Otherwise you will be stuck with really awful, school-lunch type food – and expensive for what you get. If I were to return, I would make reservations at one of the nicer restaurants. They are all within walking distance.
I almost gave this property 5 stars, but the lousy food bumped them down a notch. Otherwise it is picture-perfect.
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