We stayed in the Moran building at the Canyon Lodge arriving the day after the recent solar eclipse. Neither the Lodge, nor the park as a whole, were ready for the crowds and it showed with the disorganization evident. Not enough staff on hand and long waits in the dining room and at the lounge. Maps of the campus are necessary because the buildings are spread over a large area but were not provided in our room as promised. The door to our room was very difficult to push open because the automatic closer closer was set incorrectly. An elderly person or child would not be able to open it. As dining options are only available in one building (which dates back to the 50's) one has to walk or take the shuttle bus which operates about every 15 min. Even in good weather though the bus was crowded.
These hotel buildings are newly renovated and while the rooms were nice they unbelievably lack a TV. Their idea is one should enjoy nature. That's okay during the day but what about after dark, or if you want to check the weather channel in the morning? Rooms also lack air conditioning. It wasn't a factor during our stay but during a hot spell it could be.More