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“Perfect lodging for what we needed” 5 of 5 stars
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Yavapai Lodge
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   11 Yavapai Road, Grand Canyon Village, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023   |  
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Maryland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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“Perfect lodging for what we needed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

We stayed at the Yavapai East lodge. The rooms were clean and air conditioned. We really like the added bonus of the lemon grass shampoo, conditioner, lotion, and hand soap they provided in pump bottles. Yavapai Cafeteria and grocery store made life very easy and the location of the lodge was in the middle of the park so everything was simple to get to. The price was very reasonable and we really like that they left a cart out in the hallway with extra towels and sheets if you needed them. Xanterra does a great job managing the property.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Xanterra, Director of Sales at Yavapai Lodge, responded to this review, July 9, 2013
I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the Grand Canyon and Xanterra's accomodations. We have recently renovated Yavapai Lodge and the improvements have been well received.

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments. Bruce
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

A quick check-in and a short drive from reception we found our room in one of the cottages in the forest. I think our only issue with this room was that it was right by the entrance on the ground floor. People walking in and out the building early morning/late night on both floors means you have a never ending percussion concert coming through the thin walls.
The room is very nice though, huge bed, big windows, decent bathroom with nice toiletries. Location is also good, a short drive from most trials. The Grand Canyon is magical, so staying close to the Rim where you can watch the sun set is a great plus. I would have no issue staying here again!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Beverley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Lodge accommodation was expensive but so is all accommodation in the park. Rooms were large, comfortable and quiet in one of several blocks in forest environment.5-10 minute walk to the rim and 2 minutes walk to the market square.not keen on the cafeteria environment of the self service restaurant on site. But very convenient for the supermarket, bank and shuttle bus stops.i would book again if staying at the south rim.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Alloa, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Stayed here for one night before hiking into the the Grand Canyon and staying at Bright Angel Campground. Got there about 8.30pm and checked in easily and then went straight to the cafe next to the reception as it shut at 9pm. It was fine, just had pizza - was slightly chaotic, loads of people wanting things and there didn't seem to be proper queues for anything so felt like a bit of a free for all, but the food was fine.

The room itself was actually better than what I was expecting though I'm not sure exactly WHAT I was expecting lol! Room was clean, bathroom was clean and I slept well. Reception kindly let us leave one of our bags with valuables in while we were inside the canyon and were really helpful the next day when we needed to drive to Bright Angel Lodge for the bus.

Would definitely stay here again. Had no problems whatsoever.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Indianapolis
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Yavapai Lodge (at least the East buildings) have recently been renovated and brought up-to-date. The rooms are clean & comfortable, as are the en-suite bathrooms. Snuggled among pines, the four buildings are just a walking distance from the bus stop (hat down to the NPS for such an efficient public transportation system) and the General Store, as well as the Yavapai Cafeteria.
The latter is overpriced, poorly tended to (nearly everything we had there was either undercooked or lukewarm), and generally not a recommended choice. For good dining experiences, it is far better to travel to El Tovar Restaurant (quite good) or the Arizona Room at the Bright Angel Lodge. But as far as lodging, the Yavapai Lodge is a good choice.
Warning: Wi-Fi is only accessible in the Cafeteria, and is rather iffy & sluggish at that, and cellular data is hard to get from the rooms as the buildings are on the far edge of reception potential. The Lodge could stand to upgrade its Wi-Fi server and should expand it to the guest houses for sure; that was sorely disappointing.
Warning #2: AC is only provided in the East buildings.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Annapolis, Maryland
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104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

Super clean hotel and nicely updated. I was impressed. I was hoping it would be closer to the rim, but I was surprised to even be able to stay IN the park -- so I'm not complaining. The staff were friendly, though the restaurant next-door looked a little uninspiring so we decided to eat elsewhere. EXCELLENT value!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

This is a great place to stay when visiting the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. The rooms are comfortable and clean. Staff were very helpful and the location in the Park was terrific. There was a small supermarket near the accommodation, which was also very much appreciated

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 11 Yavapai Road, Grand Canyon Village, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
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Location: United States > Arizona > Grand Canyon National Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Grand Canyon National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Yavapai Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 358
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At Yavapai Lodge, natural beauty meets the magic of convenience. Just half a mile walk from the canyon's South Rim and steps from the general store, bank and post office, Yavapai Lodge occupies a prime location in the Park. Of course, it's more than just the perfect place to start your adventure. Its newly-remodeled main lodge makes it a great place to relax and recharge, thanks to cozy seating areas and an outdoor patio. The main lodge is also home to the Yavapai Restaurant, which offers a new menu of hearty, Southwestern-inspired meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. After dinner, stop by our fully-stocked bar to plan the next day's adventures over drinks. Hospitality comes first at Yavapai Lodge, which is family-friendly, bike-friendly and pet-friendly. The lobby area has an array of books and board games for you to enjoy during your stay. ... more   less 
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Yavapai Hotel Grand Canyon National Park
Yavapai Lodge Grand Canyon

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