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Kachina Lodge - Inside the Park

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We stayed in the lodge for 2 nights. It really is all about the location of the lodge. It’s overpriced, again, all about location, and convenience. We spent all of our time exploring the Grand Canyon, trails and lookout points within it, and star gazing at night. If we hadn’t been in the lodge, I don’t believe we would have explored it near as much. There are restaurants on site, but they aren’t exceptional, just convenient which makes the overpricing work for them. The rooms are outdated, small bathrooms, the towels don’t smell clean. The toilet paper is very coarse, soaps are provided but they don’t smell pleasant. The bedding is fine, not soft, our fitted sheet was on backwards though, may have been part of it. Parking is a bit crazy as all spots are open to anyone in the park. It’s easier to find a spot in the evening but you may not be near where you are lodging.

Positively surprised with our room. Because nothing else was available at time of booking (6 months in advance) we took the last available room at Kachina which was handicapped accesible. The room was large, with comfortable king bed. We didn't have a rim view, but we spent 2 days hiking the canyon so we didn't need it. Super happy with the empty mini fridge in the room, and high quality amenities. Of course the price is rather high, but you pay for the location. For a next visit I would definitely consider coming back.

We stayed in the Kachina on the canyon side 2nd floor. We had a STUNNING, unobstructed view of the canyon from our window! The window and screen opened which was excellent for a clear view of the canyon when first getting up in the morning, for taking pictures, and for airing out the room. The room is quaint, very clean, with a Keurig and K-cup coffees and teas, a bit dated, but nice. However, the entire hotel had a musty urine smell, and the room was even worse. It was so bad that our noses never went "blind" so to speak. We had small travel candles and opened the window, which helped some. I had read a few reviews before we went that mentioned an odor to the Kachina and Thunderbird rooms, but I was not expecting it to be so severe. The room was a minor detail as we spent everyday outside exploring the canyon. But, coming into a really stinky room after nice dinner certainly put a damper on the visit. I would not stay there again. I would try to stay in one of the Bright Angel cabins or the El Tovar. We had an amazing visit! The restaurants were better than good, they were excellent! Everyone was so nice and welcoming. Overall our visit was wonderful!!

It is essential to book lodging at the rim. It was an amazing convenience to walk outside and be 2 minutes from the rim. We were able to walk the trail when most tourists had left and then wake up early in the morning for sunrise or just to stroll with some serenity. Do not expect more than a motel. In fact, the place could use an update. The room was cramped and poorly lit. Hated the soap dispenser on the wall. The WiFi and cellular service are poor but that is true for the whole canyon area. However you have everything close from the shuttles, restaurants, gift shops and the visitor's center. You must ask for a canyon side view.

We stayed at the Kachina Lodge during our visit to the Grand Canyon. The room was comfortable and clean. They cheerfully gave us a rollaway bed for one of the grandkids. Everyone enjoyed the park and the hotel. We'll go again. ''

We booked a 3 night stay in a king room with a view. We were on the second floor. This lodge is kinda laid out weird. If you are on the second floor, you can take the elevator up but depending on where your room is, you may have several steps to take your luggage down to get to your room. We opted out of daily housekeeping service to help save the environment. I like the fact that the entire hotel system is environmentally conscious. The view from the room is breathtaking and you are just steps from the rim and very close to almost everything. The blue route bus service is several downhill steps away. The room was adequate, water pressure in the sink was really good- not so much for the shower. We had a small frig which was nice to keep our beverages cold. Two reasons I didn’t give this lodge a 5. One being is that parking is terrible. We arrived about 5pm-you check in at a different location and then drive to the lodge. Well, at that time it is almost impossible to find a parking spot anywhere. Tons of folks come for the sunsets and take any spot they can find even in lodge guest spots. I had to park 10 minutes away and go back and get my car after sunset to get a spot at the lodge. We never moved the car until we left. The other reason is that each day when we left to go hiking/biking, we came back tired.....only to find our room key didn’t work. Now we have to walk back to the other hotel where we checked in and get new keys. This happened each day and the front desk person the first time said it shouldn’t happen again-wrong, it did. They even had someone come with us the second time and he gave us some lame excuse—something about new locking system on doors and apologized.

Our Room was just STEPS to the Rim!!! I'll forgive that this hotel is a bit dated. The View out the window of my room was incredible! We were on the ground floor one room away from the exit, making for ease coming and going. Parking is not the easiest, but we were able to find a space within a 5 minute walk of our hotel. Once you're parked, you won't need your car again until you leave. The room was the least important part of this visit, but its proximity to the rim made the cost well worth it! We watched a storm come in over the canyon, and were able to get some awesome photos of the mist and clouds just a few feet from our room! Great location.

We were lucky to get a room on the ground floor near an exit so that we could pop out and be at the rim of the canyon in 2-3 minutes. At 80+ we're slow walkers! We'd had snow overnight, but the sun came out and the views were magnificent. GRAND! We each had a ski pole for balance, and were able to walk along the rim oohing and aahing at the ever-changing vistas. El Tovar had been booked well in advance, but we were able to reserve a table for dinner - it's next door to Kachina. We also had breakfast there. The room at Kachina was basic and overlooked the parking lot, but it was the best we could get several months in advance, and we were happy with its convenience and comfort. There's no lobby; one uses El Tovar to register - and it's crowded! We did not have a problem with parking, but that could be a problem as the Lodge doesn't have reserved spaces!

The hotel is located right on the rim of the Grand Canyon. You need to check in at the El Tovar next door, as there is no front desk in this property. The rooms are clean and the bathrooms are nice. There is no restaurant at this property and parking can be in short supply. Overall, I would recommend this property.

This motel is updated somewhat. The room is small with a brick painted wall that reminds one of a prison cell or old classroom. WiFi is a joke. Parking is awful and with luggage can be difficult. The food at El Tovar was a rip off very over priced. It was chilly and snowing while we visited and nearby lodges didn’t even have the fireplaces going. I think the Kachina and Thunderbird should be knocked down and a nice log cabin lodge built in its place with some updated amenities. I would never stay here again nor would I recommend it.

5 North Village Loop Grand Canyon AZ

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Hopi House and Bright Angel Lodge
  • Free in-room WiFi
  • Free parking
  • 24-hour front desk

Kachina Lodge - Inside the Park places you within a 5-minute walk of popular attractions such as Hopi House and Bright Angel Lodge. The 49 rooms at this hotel include refrigerators, coffee makers, and flat-screen TVs.


A flat-screen TV comes with digital channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Other standard amenities include a refrigerator, a coffee maker, and a hair dryer.

Property features

At Kachina Lodge - Inside the Park, guests have access to features like conference space. You can take advantage of free parking, along with a free area shuttle. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with tours or tickets, and answer any questions about the accommodations.

Room options

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds Partial Canyon View

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

84.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1088 reviews

Kachina Lodge - Inside the Park

5 North Village Loop, Grand Canyon, AZ 86023