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Maswik Lodge

At a Glance

    Pros

  • larger rooms here than in older lodgings
  • good for families
  • affordable dining options

    Cons

  • rooms lack historic charm and cabins as well as rooms in the South Section are quite plain
  • tucked away from the rim in the forest

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Maswik Lodge Review

Accommodations are far from crowds and noise and nestled in a shady ponderosa pine forest, with options ranging from rustic cabins to more modern motel-style rooms. The lodge, named for a Hopi kachina who is said to guard the canyon, is 0.25 mile from the rim. The cabins are the cheapest option but are available only spring through fall. Rooms in the South Section have the fewest frills and resemble what you'd find at a typical budget chain property (though with wall-mounted fans instead of air-conditioning). The North Section rooms cost nearly twice as much but are larger and have brighter, newer furnishings, air-conditioning, and plenty of extras—refrigerators, coffeemakers, and safes. Families appreciate the pizza pub, a casual spot with a big-screen TV. Kids under 16 stay free.

    Hotel Details

  • 278 rooms.
  • Rate includes no meals.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 11-07-2013

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    Maswik Lodge Review

    Visited Grand Canyon "South Rim"
    In June 28 - 30th.Had 19 people(8 adults
    & 11 kids)with us.Rented 4 cabins $98.00
    per night per cabin.Got in at 10pm.
    They were so BAD,so SMALL,the beds were so HARD like sleeping on a board,the rugs had big black stains all over them So bad we put down the few towels they gave us to walk on.We were so tired from our drive from Las Vegas,I didn't say anything until the next morning.In the morning when Sun came up I found you had to walk by the cabins they rented to the staff.There was trash & furnituresetting
    outside the cabins.I know this because when I went to the front desk to complain
    I was told it was employee housing I had to walk by.I knew the cabins didn't have AC.that was the only thing the web site was right about,but with heat during the day it had an odor from being closed up.When I got to the front desk the manager was 5ft.away & never once came over,just told the girl to give us the second night free or we could check out.
    I told the clerk I didn't wont the rooms even if they were free & where were we going to stay at the last moment @ peak of tourest season. The clerk went again to the manager and came back & put us in 4 rooms in what I guess was the north hotel rooms.They were very nice and very clean.My advise to any one thinking about renting the cabins."DONT" pay the extra $10 or $15 and have a good nights sleep.



    & I was so embaressed

    by TDoleman, 7/15/10
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    Nice enough, good location

    Our room at Maswik was nicely appointed but a bit tight for 5 of us and our luggage, but I was pleasantly surprised at the appearance, I didn't expect much for a fixed priced national park lodge. The location close to the rim and bus stop & other hotels/restaurants is a bit farther than other hotels, but not so bad that we couldn't quickly drive somewhere or walk a few minutes. It is hard to park at hotels/restaurants near rim, good parking at Maswik. The cafeteria is convenient with good choices. Check in was quick & easy. I would recommend this place but would also recommend trying to get Bright Angel or El Tovar for their rimside locations first if possible.

    by Stephie, 6/30/07

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