We were on a tight budget and chose this hotel because it was the cheapest accommodation we could find in the park. It was bare bones but clean and in a great location. It is surrounded by Pine trees, nestled against a small forest. It is a 5 minute or less walk to the shops and cafeterias of the Grand Canyon Village and right by the bus benches for the free transportation lines. I would stay there again.
Unique Quality: Great location.
Directions: In Grand Canyon Village across the main road from the post office, grocery store, laundry, etc.
The only downside to the rooms here is there's no air conditioning. Fortunately, it wasn't terribly hot when we were there. The rooms are equipped with several fans, to make up for the lack of a/c.
We did have a small fridge in our room, perfect for keeping the beer cold!
The Maswik is set back from the rim about 1/4 mile, easy walking distance to the shuttle stop for the west road.
The Maswik is not so much of a lodge as a collection of buildings that are more of a basic motel. The rooms were adequate, beds comfortable, but the rooms were a 10 minute walk to the Rim. AT night there is really not enough light to comfortably navigate getting back and forth to say Bright Angel.
Unique Quality: Mule deer were continually around the buildings, especially at dusk.
The Maswik Lodge in the south rim has average rooms that you find in a hotel around a city-t.v.-decent beds-closet-drawers-bath. It is located behind the south rim in the trees. The building itself is a little more natureish than a city hotel being that it is a lodge. The cafeteria that goes along with the lodge and park is okay. They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It's good when you are on the move or if your tired.
Unique Quality: It is built like a log cabin and has a small outside patio.
This is a very adequate accommodation and set in a wooded area very near the canyon rim. There are several options for rooms and we stayed in the North Rooms at Aspen Cabin. It is a cabin of 4 units with a rustic looking exterior. The room was nice and had all the amenities you would expect including 2 queen size beds, coffee (or tea) maker, TV, refrigerator and air conditioning. The rates are per room and ours for my wife, myself and our grandson was $139.
Unique Quality: The main lodge at Maswik has a cafeteria which is open 6:00 a.m to 10:00 p.m. Along with the registration desk there is what we considered the best gift/souvenir shop and a very helpful transportation/actities desk.
Virtually all of the motels and facilities in the GC National Park are run by Xanterra so inquiries and reservations are made through them. Fortunately all the Xanterra staff we encountered were very helpful, informative and cordial
After hiking to the Phantom Ranch in 2004, my son and I spent a night at Maswik. Again, knowing about lodging is a big deal.
It is only 2 or 3 hundred yards frm the rim of the grand Canyon. Fairly new rooms and a lodge to eat in.
A bit more pricey than Yavapai but you are in and around the rim.
Unique Quality: Close to the rim with newer rooms. It is right to the South of where the steam engine train rolls in. Very close to all the activities around the rim...shopping, eating, etc.
Directions: Contact Xanterra or go to their website.
When we drove into the Grand Canyon looking for lodging we didn't have high hopes for a good deal. But we happened upon the Maswik lodge which we paid $80 for the night. I believe this was the cheapest we found at the time in January and we were able to check in without a reservation at 10 p.m. I would stay here again if I went back.
Unique Quality: The rooms are average and comfortable. The best part is the location. It's not right on the rim with a view but it's walking distance. The cafeteria opens at 6 a.m so you can grab a coffee and walk along the rim as the sun rises and the day begins.
Directions: 1/4 mile from the South Rim
Set back 1/4 mile or so from the rim, the Maswik Lodge offers spacious rooms and recently renovated cabins that have been comfortably modernized without the loss of their appealing rustic character. We stayed for $77 a night in July 2005. The rooms are not air conditioned and we were surprised that it wasn't hot. A fan is provided. Go to www.grandcanyonlodges.com
Unique Quality: Rustic rooms, close walk to rim and restaurants, best price in the park at $77 a night
Unique Quality: This was the view from our window, we didn't see any deer on our visit but heard they are often found just outside.
Our Room as Maswik
We are going on vacation is October. Our first stop will be the Grand Canyon. Since we will be staying overnight we are trying to decide if we should stay in Flagstaff or Williams. How far are the two towns from the Grand Canyon. We will probably arrive early Saturday morning after driving straight through from Houston. We are assuming we may want to visit Saturday after resting and Sunday or maybe just Sunday. Since we don't know if we will visit both days we might want to stay as close as possible. Any advice would be great. Thanks!
Don't understand why you want to stay in Flagstaff (85miles) or Williams(60 miles). I would stay either in the Grand Canyon (GC) Park. Many cabins/hotels operated by Park service : http://www.nps.gov/grca/ or you can stay just at the gate of the park (which is about 10-15 miles from center of park). Extremely small town called Tusayan with Best Western, Holiday Inn etc. http://www.thecanyon.com/index.cfm?go=Listings&CatID=2&SubCatID=7
Yes there are things to do in Flagstaff but considering the time you have you are better off staying in GC itself...
Someone had recommended these two towns to me. I didn't know that they were that far away. So obviously now that you have mentioned that I will stay at the Grand Canyon itself.
We stayed at the Rodeway Inn Red Feather Lodge in Tusayan and were very satisfied.
One a few minutes from the entrance of the park. http://www.redfeatherlodge.com/
Yes, stay within the park and you can check vacancy at www.xanterra.com, the website of the hotels in Grand Canyon National Park. If all hotels are full within the park, then stay in the town of Tusayan just outside the park. Only stay in Flagstaff or Williams if both the park and Tusayan have no vacancies.
we stayed in Maswik Lodge inside GC NP. Ideal to walk to edge (10 mins) and if you want to see sunrise then its got to be the best way to do it. Lodge was clean and comfortable with choices of eating places all within walking distance.
Tusayan had been recommended to us and if you have trouble getting a room inside the park then it looked a very neat place as we drove thrpugh on our departure.
Apache Street and Center Road, South Rim, Grand Canyon
100 Highway 64, PO Box 130, Grand Canyon
Highway 64, PO Box 3245, Grand Canyon
106 Highway 64, PO Box 146, Tusayan, Arizona, 86023, United States
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Address: Highway 64 South Rim, 1 Main Street, Grand Canyon, Arizona, 86023, United States