The well-outfitted rooms at this motel-style lodge on the south rim are a good bet for families and are within easy walking distance of dining facilities at nearby lodges. Many rooms come with partial canyon views ($11 extra), and there are also several rooms for people with physical disabilities. There's no air-conditioning, but evaporative coolers keep the heat at bay.
Desert View Dr., Grand Canyon Village, Arizona, USA
888-297–2757-reservations only; 928-638–2631
Sep 7, 2004
Our family of four spent two nights at Kachina Lodge last week. For a National Park hotel, it was quite nice. I'm guessing it's been updated since the poster from 2002 visited there. Two queen beds, t.v., a/c, minifridge, coffeemaker, updated if not large bathroom. The rooms were quiet and if you ask for a canyonside, 2nd floor, you'll have a fabulous view of the canyon. I would not choose Kachina if you are physically challenged as it is somewhat
of a split-level structure so there are stairs everywhere. It is convenient to shuttle bus, restaurants at Bright Angel and El Tovar and all rim activities. Great choice for a family.
May 29, 2002
A pretty basic place with no charm but right next to Bright Angel and El TOvar, so you can find charm in their lobbies. The canyon view rooms are the best.
Jul 12, 2001
Winter 2001 I attempted to get a room at the El Tovar and inquired about a room and was told there was one. It turned out the clerk was right - It was out the back door of the El Tovar and in the next building - Kachina Lodge. You check in the KAchina Lodge at the El Tovar and are given keys and maps to your room. I was disappointed that I was not staying at the El Tovar but happy I was in a room on this late night visit of mine. The room was on
a lower level with rooms above and on the sides and across the hallway. Noise was a problem from the start with voices from people outside my room heared no problem inside my room with the door closed. The rooms furnishings showed age and no repair of damages ie. stained chair and torn carpet. Very disappointed on the condition of the room furnishings. No room service here so you can go next door to El Tovar or a nice steakhouse next door. There were a few vending machines and ice down the hall. If your looking to stay on the rim and just want a basic room ect. this is one of the choices of many. Is it the best -no. This is the basic type of room and condition you are going to get at some of the Grand Canyon Hotels on the rim. It's a give and take situation.