Maswik Lodge South

Grand Canyon, Arizona

The hotel

Surround yourself with Ponderosa pine forest at this simple, comfortable lodge, just a short walk to the Grand Canyon's edge. A food court on site serves American classics — or you can grab a freshly baked pizza at the Pizza Pub whilst you watch the sport.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Inside the National Park area, Maswik Lodge is 1/4 mile from the South Rim. Drive time from Las Vegas: 4 hours 15 minutes.

Hotel information

Maswik Lodge is split into North and South.

Maswik Lodge South has 90 motel-style rooms in six 2-storey buildings with no lifts. Rooms are non-smoking, with ceiling fans but no air-conditioning, full bath, TV, hairdryer, coffee maker and a small fridge. Standard Rooms have 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Maswik Lodge features a buffet-style cafe including International menu, gift shop, tour desk and pizza pub including big screen TVs. Complimentary shuttle bus year round to the rim and locations in Grand Canyon Village. Self-parking*.

*Denotes local charge.

Please note: There is a charge of approximately $35 per car to enter the Grand Canyon National Park. This charge must be paid locally and is subject to change. If you are planning to visit a number of National Parks in the area where entrance fees apply, you may want to consider purchasing an annual pass for $80 rather than paying for each Park separately. This pass is valid for 12 months and can be purchased at http://www.nps.gov/findapark/passes.htm

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Noisy, dim rooms - but still better than expected

Apr 14, 2021 LizonMorton Guadalajara, Mexico

I honestly wasn’t expecting much of Maswik Lodge based on reviews and the hotel website, but it was what we could get in the Grand Canyon and we knew we wanted to stay in the park. The good: The location is great, an easy walk to the rim and Grand Canyon Village. Check in and out were easy. Beds were comfortable, the heating and AC worked well,… Read more
I honestly wasn’t expecting much of Maswik Lodge based on reviews and the hotel website, but it was what we could get in the Grand Canyon and we knew we wanted to stay in the park. The good: The location is great, an easy walk to the rim and Grand Canyon Village. Check in and out were easy. Beds were comfortable, the heating and AC worked well, and wifi wasn’t bad. There’s a mini fridge and coffee maker. The website said there would be construction, but we didn’t see or hear it. The less good: It sounded like a herd of elephants was staying in the room above us. There’s no reserved parking for the hotel, but we were lucky that our building was set pack enough that we didn’t have trouble. The Maswik Food Court has very, very limited options. You do have to plan ahead to eat - either waaaaay ahead to get reservations in the park, or to drive out to the restaurants outside the park. It would be nice if there were grills at the lodge to cook out. The room was very dim with no overhead lights. Read less
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Apr 10, 2021 TobyDogT Honolulu

Good location - could walk to Bright Angel trailhead. Spacious room, although dim in the evening (could use another lamp and/or overhead lighting). Since there were 5 of us we had a rollaway cot brought to the room for an extra $15.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating I was happy with the wheelchair accessible queen room

Nov 1, 2020 MarieinParis Claremont, California

I stayed in the wheelchair accessible room with two queen beds and a bathtub. The ramp to get from the parking lot to the room isn't the best, but the room had a set up that worked well for me (see photos). There were grab bars in the bathroom, and there was a shower chair. I thought the bed was comfortable. I knew ahead of time that there… Read more
I stayed in the wheelchair accessible room with two queen beds and a bathtub. The ramp to get from the parking lot to the room isn't the best, but the room had a set up that worked well for me (see photos). There were grab bars in the bathroom, and there was a shower chair. I thought the bed was comfortable. I knew ahead of time that there wouldn't be a coffee maker in the room (due to COVID19), so I brought an electric tea kettle. There was a refrigerator, but that's it as far as appliances. My only real complaint was that the shower curtain smelled awful. It seriously needs to be bleached or replaced. COVID19 note: I was relieved that mask-wearing was enforced in the dining hall (while in line/getting food) and on the shuttle buses. I was happy that I decided to stay on the park ground this trip. It was MUCH easier to get to the Grand Canyon in time for sunrise than when I stayed at a hotel off site. I would definitely stay here again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The lack of food options is a huge problem

Oct 16, 2020 Rideap8nt Santa Rosa, California

I booked 4 nights through the national parks reservations page. I was quite disappointed to see reservations available on booking apps for more than $100 less per night than what I paid. I inquired at check-in if they could adjust my rate but they said they were unable to do so. Alas, we paid $275 a night for what would best be described as a… Read more
I booked 4 nights through the national parks reservations page. I was quite disappointed to see reservations available on booking apps for more than $100 less per night than what I paid. I inquired at check-in if they could adjust my rate but they said they were unable to do so. Alas, we paid $275 a night for what would best be described as a clean Motel 6. The big plus is that you’re able to walk 5 minutes to the rim and the Bright Angel trailhead. Room: clean and stocked with basics. No coffee so we brought our own coffee pot. Sadly the beds were not very comfortable but again it was clean. Mini fridge kept our drinks & food cold. Food situation: here’s the big issue right now. Very limited food offerings are available and if you don’t eat “fast food” type food (hamburgers, pizza, etc.) your choices are even more limited. We waited 2 hours for a table at El Tovar restaurant which was good but not exceptional and certainly not worth a 2 hour wait. There were two cocktail servers going around trying to service those who were waiting for a table but they just couldn’t keep up. When we were finally getting seated, they were telling people a 3 hour wait for a table. Thinking we would have better luck at the grocery store we tried there. We were able to buy a bagged salad mix and some precooked chicken, but the shelves are pretty picked over and there aren’t a lot of choices. No bars or lounges open anywhere in the park. Bottom line - if your typical diet is based on fast food you’ll probably be able to survive more than a day here. If you’re focused on a whole food diet (paleo, vegan, etc) you’re going to be really disappointed. Had we known, we wouldn’t have made the trip or at the very least we would have brought our big ice chest and our single burner camp stove and made our meals on the tailgate. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Overpriced. Not worth the money

Oct 15, 2020 CaribbeanSoul59 Summerfield, Florida

For what we paid we should be at a 4 star hotel at least. This is maybe one step up from motel 6. Should have driven back to Sedona. No coffee pot, really no services except snack bar type food near by. No walkable access to amenities. More than a little disappointed. Weather is great though.