|I snagged this off the Internet|
The Grand Depot Cafe, where hotel guests eat. I would NOT recommend the restaurant: The buffet items were allowed to run out, and much of the food there seemed like it had been there quite a while; but it was paid for already, so we suffered through. If you click on the link, you will see the reviews, most of which are negative. Oh well, we got our bellies filled up after a good night's sleep (and Keurig coffee in our room) and were ready to board the train. We were told to put our luggage on the cart in the lobby and it would be waiting for us in our hotel at the rim of the Grand Canyon. We sat through a gunfight between the town sheriff and some outlaws (yawn), then boarded the train. A young lady stood at the front of the car and gave us facts about the train and the area as we headed toward our destination. After a two-hour ride, we got off the train and onto the bus that would take us to various locations on the rim. But first, lunch at Maswik Food Court. The food was better than at the Train Hotel, so that's something We visited with a another couple who were seeing the Grand Canyon for the first time. The husband had suffered a stroke some years before, and didn't get around too well; he seemed to be just one step from falling all the time. All the other guests from the train who were spending the night at the canyon would stay at Maswik Lodge, but the lady who put together our trip wanted us to stay at a hotel or lodge right on the rim. So after lunch and our two-hour rim tour, we checked in at the Thunderbird Lodge, built in the 1960's.
|The food at El Tovar is superb and the service is impeccable|
To be continued...
Oh, a note about our lost luggage: I have not seen it yet, but remember, UPS doesn't often deliver on weekends, and never on holidays. I would hope to receive it tomorrow. I'm waiting to post a review online for the hotel in Williams because whether or not I receive my luggage will affect the review. The man in shipping said he would email me the tracking number but I never received it. Perhaps he took down my email address wrong. I won't hold it against him (and the hotel) UNLESS we fail to receive our stuff.