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“Extremely Dated Hotel with horrible beds!” 2 of 5 stars
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Hwy. 89A, Marble Canyon, AZ 86036   |  
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Marble Canyon
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“Extremely Dated Hotel with horrible beds!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2010

The rooms are extremely dated, there are no phones or alarm clocks, and the beds are absolutly the most uncomfortable I have ever slept on. At $70+ per night it is a monopolistic rip off. The hotel is capitalizing on those of us who are starting guided tours of the Grand Canyon tha leave from the hotel.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2010

We have passed this place for years on our way to the North Rim and Vermillion Cliffs where we hike. It looks good from the outside, and my wife called on our way up to reserve a room. Our room faced the highway. Upon entering, we could see daylight through the bug-eaten curtains, and when we pulled the curtains back, the window was covered by a layer of brown, previuosly liquid scunge. Not quaint, just sleazy. We were so depressed, we went to Lee's Ferry to barbecue, and had no tent but almost camped in our Subaru until we finally, and mistakenly, convinced ourselves that the room was not that bad. When we got back there and into bed, the bedspred felt grimy, and I got up to check under the mattress for the brown trails of Bed Bugs. None there, but it was so dirty that we didn't really sleep and then got out of there early. I have stayed in hotels all over Western Europe and in the US, but have never seen anything to compare to this motel. In the future, we will camp at Lee's Ferry or pass it by as we have in the past. Sleeping in the car at Lee's Ferry would've been a better choice.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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arizona
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8 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2010

Only stayed because of raft trip down Colorado. Rooms dirty, beds springy and hard to sleep on, bugs in bed. Only show in town :( .

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Moscow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2010

I didn't stay in the hotel itself, but the restaurant was great and staff is friendly. They also have a nice sports/adventure trading post.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2010

This place is a complete and utter dump. Having stayed just one night our advice to fellow travellers is simple: don't stay here.

With hindsight we would have been better off sleeping in our car. Certainly it would have been cleaner, more comfortable and less stressful.

Some of the failings (of which there are many):

Filthy sheets
Stained towels
Lots of bugs in the room
Totally illegible a/c controls (worn away from decades of use)
Non-functioning light switch (indeed, no main room light to speak of)
1970s-style* television with no channels programmed (*pre-dates remote controls)
Very poor drainage in shower (takes about 10 minutes to drain the tub after 1inch of water)
Uneven wash basin counter, slants at a beautiful angle
The worst beds in the world
Mattresses that do all they can to skewer you as you try to sleep
Filthy pillows

All in all, I would rather stay in hell than in this godforsaken excuse for a motel.

We would recommend driving an additional 40 miles to Page, or stopping at Cliff Dwellers and give them a try. Whatever you find couldn't possibly be worse than this...

Oh, and the boasts of free wi-fi are spurious. The hotspot doesn't even cover the motel, so in our room we were able to get intermittent 'visibility' on the hotspot, but not enough signal to actually connect...

To close, we expressed our dissatisfaction on leaving the motel but found the staff member on duty to be utterly disinterested. She really couldn't have cared less... if we'd said the room had burned to the ground she probably would have been indifferent.

You couldn't pay us to go back... and since a request for a refund was refused we shall be pursuing matters through our credit card company.

So, in short: don't stay there. The risk of falling asleep at the wheel by driving the additional 40 miles to Page is preferable to staying at this place...

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Rocky Mountains
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127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2010

This lodge was better than one that I reviewed and stayed in Kanab, yet its ratings are much worse. The rooms and bathrooms were reasonably sized and we were very comfortable there prior to our 4-day backpack trip down Paria Canyon. Although not inexpensive, the price (about $63 + tax) seemed reasonable considering it is so close to Lees Ferry. It is within easy driving distance to Page (about 45 minutes) but in a more peaceful setting. We stayed in May and the weather was cool. Did not see any bugs or snakes. We ate at the restuarant and the food was not bad considering the remoteness of the site. The Navajo salad was tasty and the steak done as ordered. Overall we were happy with our stay. On the morning of our backpack trip, we quickly arrived at Lees Ferry to be picked up by Betty Price and shuttled to the White House trailhead.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 Corners
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Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2010

We stop here frequently on our way to various destinations in the wilderness of Southern Utah and Northern Arizona. The staff is always down-home friendly and helpful. The rooms are dated and not glamorous by any means, but they are clean, comfortable, and serve the purpose of having a comfortable place to sleep and clean up before your next foray into the backcountry. And the restaurant has the best food on the Arizona Strip!

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Hwy. 89A, Marble Canyon, AZ 86036
Location: United States > Arizona > Marble Canyon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Marble Canyon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 52
Also Known As:
Marble Canyon Hotel Marble Canyon

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