Our family of 4 made reservations at this lodge because of the (jeep tour+room) rate was cheaper than staying on the Rim of Grand Canyon and bussing the Route 66 over to Peach Springs for the Jeep Tour. We were promised a road side room, only to have that taken away from us because others in a larger party showed up first and were given our rooms. We've read the reviews about the train noise. Impressive train traffic- nearly every 15-30 minutes, but with our iPad sleep noisemaker, it wasn't too bad. They shouldn't toot their horn overnight- but they do.
My notes: heater works good and has a fast heat up; great LGTV allowing for input from our iPhone so we could watch our own movies; TV had decent reception and programming; Beds were comfortable, pillows as well; shower was decent but toilet flush was less than enthusiastic- don't fear, a plunger is nearby; Coffee maker was a "one cup" version and only had columbian- no variety; No bathroom vent so no smell relief, and no humidity relief; kleenex and towels felt like sandpaper but the provided Desert Breeze shampoo and conditioner kept my long hair tangle free! The lotion smelled great and felt good on my skin; pool was dirty with a layer of sand on the bottom that hadn't been cleaned in a few days; dry reservation so we had no way to open our wine that we brought (since we forgot the wine opener-oofta!)
We visited the restaurant and our waitress happened to have a wine opener in her truck that she lent us for the evening. We were ecstatic!! The food was average, but we did find some vegan options.
The front desk staff had no clue about the Jeep Tour, even though they advertised it. We got conflicting info on start times, if we had a boxed lunch like the ad said, or if we were supposed to eat in the restaurant before we left. Turns out we got a boxed lunch, yet, we had to return it twice to correct the lunch since we ordered Vegan and got meat and cheese, and then cheese on the second run.
The jeep tour was fun and entertaining as we drove to the bottom of the canyon (18 miles) and waded in the frigid Colorado River. We ate our lunch there, mingled and drove back out. The town itself is horrid with broken down houses, gates and broken windows. They have a high incidence of diabetes and cardiovascular problems. There is one general store and no gas stations. Very small and depressing area, and without the Grand Canyon nearby, I'm not sure if they would still exist.
Overall- if you stay in Peach Springs- this is the hotel to stay at. I do recommend the Jeep Tour as it was fun, but for the 4 of us, it was $700 total. We did get $100 gift certificates to use in the Gift shop toward merchandise, or as admission for the Skywalk (which costs $30 to walk on, plus money for parking and money for getting onto the land- I hear).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hualapai Lodge is a center of activity for Hualapai Tourism visitors. Hualapai Lodge in Peach Springs is situated on Historic Route 66, the longest stretch of highway left of the “Mother Road” of the 30’s and 40’s, and is the primary road through the Hualapai Nation. The lodge retains the flavor of the period when Route 66 was a main passage from East to West. Hualapai culture envelopes visitors as they pass through the doors of the Hualapai Lodge, featuring native Hualapai artwork on display, the specially crafted river-rock fireplace, and a nest of comfortable seating arrangements. The warm, inviting atmosphere encourages visitors to begin and end their days by sharing their personal adventures. The full service Diamond Creek Restaurant compliments the family friendly atmosphere with breakfast, lunch, and dinner service.Hualapai Lodge is the place where visitors launch many of their Grand Canyon West adventures. Whitewater rafting and boat tours originate daily from the Hualapai Lodge. Visitors can enjoy Native American arts and crafts, hiking, fishing, hunting and more from this location. The Hualapai Lodge is the starting point of a breathtaking drive on the only available road leading to the bottom of the canyon, just 19 miles from the Grand Canyon Hualapai Lodge. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hualapai Hotel Peach Springs
- Hualapai Peach Springs