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Old Feb 24th, 2011, 08:06 PM
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I am travelling to the Grand Canyon in August with my family (husband, 2 children 10 & 14 years old). We want to stay in park. Suggestions on where to stay? El Tovar seems to have the most amenities, but pricey. I understand that accommodations are basic/rustic, but I want clean. Any suggestions/tips where to stay?
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Old Feb 24th, 2011, 08:22 PM
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Bright Angel Lodge. August will be very hot.
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Old Feb 24th, 2011, 08:28 PM
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All the rooms I have stayed in in the park have been clean but basic. If el Tovar is too high, then I would choose Thunderbird, Kachina, Bright Angel, then Yavapai or Maswick. Thunderbird and Kachina are both motel type places on the rim between el Tovar and Bright Angel. Bright Angel has small cabins and rooms in the lodge, some on others near the rim. Some of the lodge rooms may have shared bathrooms, but the cabin we stayed in had its own. Yavapai and Maswick are both back from the rim a short walk and are motel type places.

If you call and nothing is available, call back and keep calling as people make reservations a year ahead and then cancel when the time gets close. These often don't make it to the web page, you need to call.
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Old Feb 24th, 2011, 09:28 PM
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"but I want clean."

They are all clean.

I stayed at Maswik with kids and the location was fine. We were on the ground floor and a mule deer came up to the window and just stared at us. One of those magic moments

http://www.grandcanyonlodges.com/gra...lodge-412.html
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We stayed at Bright Angel - very clean, 50's style rustic, inexpensive, right on the rim. I've yet to find a national park lodge that wasn't clean!
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Take whatever you can get at the park, at this point I doubt you'll have lots of choices... Bright Angel is my favorite.
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Old Feb 25th, 2011, 07:40 AM
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> I understand that accommodations are basic/rustic

Some, like the Bright Angel, are "basic" in the sense that there are few amenities (the cheapest rooms have shared bathrooms), but none are what I would call "rustic." And, as noted above, all are completely clean.
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Old Feb 26th, 2011, 08:07 PM
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Thanks all -- got a reservation at Maswick.
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