Archive: National Park Lodge

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Review

Posted on Jan 19, 2017 by Tom Bricker  •  Hotels  •  3 Comments

The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is not a very nice hotel. To be fair, we knew this going in, and the accommodations were priced accordingly. This Fairmont review features my thoughts on staying here, room photos, and more. Note that this is one of three Fairmont hotels in the Canadian Rockies; we’ve already separately reviewed […]

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El Tovar Hotel Review

Posted on Jan 7, 2017 by Tom Bricker  •  Hotels  •  9 Comments

El Tovar Hotel is the iconic Grand Canyon National Park lodge that is located directly on the South Rim. This review features room photos, thoughts on whether staying here is worth the money, and more. I won’t bury the lede: if you have the means, El Tovar is unquestionably where you should stay when visiting […]

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Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel Review

Posted on Nov 22, 2015 by Tom Bricker  •  Hotels  •  8 Comments

Fairmont Banff Springs is a hotel in a castle. That’s right: a castle. I don’t know what more I need to write in this review. If you have a pulse, at some point in your life, you have wanted to live in a castle. Well, here’s your chance…at least for a night or two. Okay, […]

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Many Glacier Hotel Review

Posted on Jan 21, 2015 by Tom Bricker  •  Hotels  •  4 Comments

This post reviews Many Glacier Hotel in Glacier National Park, featuring photos of the rooms, common areas, restaurants, and a look at the view and location. Speaking of location, you know what, if the photo above doesn’t sell you on Many Glacier Hotel, there’s nothing I can write that will, so I’m going to devote […]

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Volcano House Review

Posted on Dec 28, 2014 by Tom Bricker  •  Hotels  •  3 Comments

Volcano House is the National Park Lodge located inside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park with views of Halema’uma’u Crater at the rim of Kilauea caldera. The hotel costs around $250-400/night depending upon season and view. This review features my photos and thoughts from my visit to Volcano House. On my “About” page, I reference the unreliability […]

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The Ahwahnee Hotel Photo Tour

Posted on Mar 19, 2014 by Tom Bricker  •  Hotels  •  2 Comments

The Ahwahnee Hotel is the flagship National Park lodge at Yosemite National Park, designed with a careful blend of rustic architecture and luxury. It’s a National Historic Landmark that was designed by architect Gilbert Stanley Underwood. The Ahwahnee is located below the Royal Arches rock formation in a meadow area that was a Native American […]

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