After reading reviews here on Trip Advisor, we decided to take a chance on the Red Feather, as we were traveling with our pet. As noted by others, the breakfast is pretty minimal, and we ended up at the Mc Donalds across the street, which was just about the slowest fast food restaurant we've ever been in...wonder what they do in summer when it is really busy. The rooms are also minimal, no hair dryer or coffee maker let alone a fridge. As noted by others, the pet fee was $10 per day, which is pretty standard. I considered the $50.00 deposit as a "zinger" to a captive tourist audience. At check-in, my husband was handed a slip of paper declaring, " Do not leave unattended pets in your room. Our housekeepers will not service your room if your pet is unattended. If your pet is found unattended and/or is disturbing other guests you will automatically forfeit your deposit, in addition to providing possible monetary compensation for guests that were disturbed by your pet." How friendly is that?? They should advertise as pet tolerant, perhaps, but friendly? No.The desk clerk told my husband, "Most people" walk their dogs at the canyon rim. This did indeed appear to be true as we saw many people there with dogs. Our pet, however, is a CAT, who would most decidedly not like to be walked anywhere. The clerk then suggested that we board the cat at the kennel in the park, at, of course, an additional $11 per day. ($13 for overnight) Upon arrival at our room, we beheld a ripped carpet at the entrance. My husband immediately called the desk to inform them that it was in that condition and we were not to be held responsible. She told him that she knew it was ripped!? How is that possible in a motel of this size? I guess as a pet owner one should expect to be stuck in a previously damaged room. When we left the next morning to sight-see, there was a man, possibly the pet inspector, in the room next to us, staring at us as we left, perhaps to insure that we did not leave the cat unattended, which we did not. That was creepy. When we checked out after the second night, the "inspection" was made promptly and we received a receipt showing the credited deposit. This winter we made an extended trip through the southeast and southwest, from Florida through Utah, staying in 11 motels and 2 condos, all of which billed themselves as pet friendly. The condos, of course, required deposits and cleaning fees, but the Red Feather was the only motel to require a deposit ,and the only one to not allow the pet to remain in the room alone. We were there on a weekend, so perhaps paid a higher price, $120 per night, including pet fee. Would I recommend this motel?? Without a pet, definitely not. With a pet, sadly, this is probably the most economical option.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in an idyllic Grand Canyon, Arizona setting, the pet-friendly Red Feather Lodge provides vacationers with affordable accommodations, personal service and easy access to golf, hiking, horseback riding as well as the spectacular attractions of Grand Canyon National Park. Please note: We are in a rural part of Arizona with no fiber optics. However, we dp provide the best wi-fi we can at no charge to guests ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Red Feather Hotel Tusayan
- Hotel Red Feather