Maswick Lodge - Inside the Park, Grand Canyon
- Room Type : Standard Room
- Stay Nights : 1 night
- Stay Num : 2 people
I chose "Maswick Lodge - Inside the Park, Grand Canyon" because it was reasonable in the accommodations in the South Rim, and good access to sightseeing. I wanted to hike while staying at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, so I was looking for accommodation in the South Rim. This South Rim was surprised to find that the price was more expensive than I thought, but the "Maswick Lodge" was reasonable among them. In addition, it was close to the bus stop on the South rim bus and the famous Bright Angel Trailhead, and it was also attractive to have good access.
What is the exterior of the hotel? Check entrance and reception
A state before the hotel entrance. Because the restaurant can be seen from the large window facing the parking lot (opposite the entrance), I thought it was the first restaurant. When going by bus, when entering the entrance in front of the bus stop, it is a front desk immediately, I think that it will not be confused.
A view of the entrance seen from inside the hotel
The lobby has a feeling of cleanliness, and it is an atmosphere where you feel the warmth of the tree like a lodge. It is a restaurant behind the lobby and it is spacious. The restaurant is very lively as it is available to all guests as well as guests.
Road from building with front desk to accommodation building
Room in the standard room?
Exterior of accommodation building
Room entrance door
The rooms are plain, but the impression was better than I thought. Of course, although it is not a pretty look like the hotel, the bed was not bad, I got tired well and I got tired, I could pass the wind with a fan, I thought that it was a lodge that you can spend without problems, such as a refrigerator and a shampoo . It seems that other guests are enjoying hiking, etc. Also I was glad that it was quiet at night. I was able to organize my baggage by expanding the suitcase because it was as wide as it was.
The bed comfort was not bad. The next day was early in the morning, I slept tightly so I could leave tired and leave well.
The bedside table had alarms, phones, memo sets and so on.
There was also a TV set opposite the bed.
There was a desk (dresser) next to the TV.
There was a fan at the window.
The bathroom is a unit bath type with a bath / toilet.
The drainage of the bathtub was also good.
The shower was fixed type. The water pressure had enough strength and the temperature was satisfactory without problems. I felt that the ventilator was a little weak and I felt that I would not make it after the showers.
Amenity was equipped with shampoo, conditioner, body soap. I was glad because there was plenty. It was good that the scent was unified with green tea.
There was a tissue, hand soap and lotion on the sink. Not a lot of amenities are prepared but it is the minimum necessary, but I think that it is a lodge and it is a satisfactory quality.
There was also a hair dryer.
Closet and Safety Deposit Box
In the closet, there was a simple closet like clothes hung next to the sink. I had clothes and luggage for hiking, so a simple closet was enough. Safety box was not installed.
Mini bar / cafe
There was a cafe corner on the sink. There were capsule type coffee machines, paper cups, plastic cups, etc. at the cafe corner. Spoons, forks, water etc were not prepared, but you can get it at the restaurant which is attached to the front desk and water was free so that it was no problem.
A refrigerator was also installed.
There was nothing in the refrigerator, there was no mini bar.
Restaurants in the hotel
There was a restaurant behind the front desk.
Inside the store
You can choose from various kinds such as burger and pasta.
As regular guests can use it, it is always crowded in the shop.
The location is a sightseeing spot so it is slightly expensive, but the amount was also delicious.
Hotel surroundings environment
Since the area around the lodge is the center of the South Rim, there are many tourists. Everyone enjoys hiking etc, so I began activities early in the morning and it was quiet whether I went to bed early in the evening. It is about 5 to 10 minutes on foot, you can go to Bright Angel Trailhead and view the Grand Canyon from there. I think that it is very convenient for sightseeing by bus as more than one bus arrives from Bright Angel trailhead. Also, a train runs in front of the lodge, which is convenient for getting on a train.
Train running in front of the lodge
Staff & Customers
I checked in late at night, but the staff at the front desk at night saw that it was very lack of study. I wanted to make a final check on the bus called Hai Cars Express bus early in the morning, but it was that I have never heard (never heard of it). Although the bus depends on the season, it is moving from 5 o’clock in the morning, but assured that the bus moves only from 8 o’clock in the morning, it was not useful at all. I can not communicate in Japanese.
There are a lot of tourists staying. Everyone seemed to enjoy hiking, and when leaving the room after 5 o'clock, a number of other hikers heavily equipped came out of the room and walked out of the roof. There were a lot of tourists lighter in the restaurant.
It is far from the airport. Both Las Vegas and Phoenix will take about 3 hours by car. Because the place is within the South Rim, it is very convenient for sightseeing the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. There is a bus stop in front of the lodge, and I can also go to the trailhead in about 5 minutes on foot. Because it was planning to hike, the bus to the trailhead stops at the bus stop near Masswiku Lodge and it was convenient. Shopping is a long way to walk to the supermarket, but if you are a car you can go soon and the parking lot was widely convenient.
Bright Angel Trailhead
View from Bright Angel
It was very convenient for access within the South Rim so it was good to stay at “Maswick Lodge”. The room facilities were also good and I was able to sleep tightly and I was able to choose a variety of menus at the restaurant which was installed, so I enjoyed it even if I used it several times and it felt nice. There is also a dedicated counter to hear the information to go for hiking (it was not running late at night), you can refill drinking water for free, and the bus stop is also in front of the lodge, so it is recommended for hikers . Compared to other lodges, I think that it is relatively nice point that it is reasonable. Basically I stayed in a tent, but the quality of sleeping is different in the lodge, I can also enjoy the meal, so if I have the opportunity I would like to stay again.