Nestled in the Ponderosa Pine Forest
The Maswik Lodge building and adjacent hotels rooms are contemporary is style, built in the 1960’s. The area however is rich cultural history. The original “Motor Lodge” was constructed in 1927 by Fred Harvey Company and the Santa Fe Railroad. Traveling by automobile to the parks was quickly becoming fashionable. Rather than having to travel by train or carriage, people could journey in their own automobile. This is how the term Motor-Lodge originated. In the 1940’s 36 cabins were added and 22 cabins were moved from Bright Angel. Many of the 120 cabins were demolished in the 1960’s and replaced by more contemporary two-story hotel rooms in 1968. The only architectural component remaining from historic lodge buildings are the original stone pillars.
Maswik is named for a Hopi Kachina who is said to guard Grand Canyon.
The Maswik Lodge today is a 278-room lodging complex nestled within several acres of Ponderosa pine forest. It is located just a short walk or quarter-mile from the canyon’s edge. The complex consists of a main lodge building that houses the Registration Desk, Gift Shop, Maswik Food Court and Pizza Pub. The lodging units are two story buildings that are spread to the North and South of the Main Lodge Building.
Accommodations at Maswik Lodge
- Maswik North rooms are located in 12, two-story buildings. The guest rooms are accessed from outside walkways and stairwells, (there are no elevators). Rooms feature in-room coffeemaker, refrigerator, air conditioning, safe, cable TV, telephone and two queen-sized beds or one king-sized bed. Rollaway beds are available by request, on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Maswik South rooms are slightly smaller, motel-style rooms located in 6, 2-story buildings. The guest rooms are accessed from outside walkways and stairwells, (there are no elevators). Rooms feature in-room coffeemaker, small refrigerator, safe, cable TV, telephone and two queen-sized beds or one king-sized bed. Rollaway beds are available by request, on a first-come, first-served basis. Rooms have wall-mounted fans with no air conditioning.
- Maswik Cabins are available during the summer months. These accommodations provide a more rustic National Park experience. The cabins are equipped with television and telephone. They have two queen-sized or two double beds, ceiling fan and a shower. These rooms do not feature air conditioning.
- Accessible rooms: Accessible rooms are available, including some with roll-in showers. To see available ADA-compliant rooms check the “ADA/Accessible Rooms” box in the online reservations application or call Central Reservations at (888) 297-2757.
Maswik Lodge Room Rates
|South Room with two queen beds||$97|
|North Room with two queen beds||$187|
NOTE: All rooms are non-smoking. If you smoke in the guest room a charge of $175 will be added.