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Thunderbird Lodge

Canyon Rim, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Gillette, Wyoming
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87 reviews 87 reviews
63 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We love the Grand Canyon and have visited several times. This time we stayed in the Thunderbird Lodge. The room was fine and my complaints mostly minor. The room was moderately sized but adequate for our needs. We spent most of our time out of the room. It was mostly clean and well organized. Each day we requested that the... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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76 hotel reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have stayed both here & Bright Angel Lodge and find them similar. Let's face it, you are paying for the location here not a luxurious room. It is dated & made me feel like I was sleeping a basement. The rooms are clean & have all that you need for an overnight stay. We found the check in experience... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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150 reviews 150 reviews
56 hotel reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Along with the Bright Angel, the Thunderbird comprise one two hotels right on the rim of the Grand Canyon. The property is right on the main path around the South Rim of the Canyon, and offers easy and excellent access to hiking, views and to shuttles around the park. The hotel itself looks like a 60's era WPA (if the... More

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Chicago
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently we did the Williams Train/Canyon overnight/Train trip, and the whole thing from start to finish was great. At the Canyon, we and friends stayed at the Thunderbird and Kachina lodges....they are pretty much mirror images of each other. After watching the National Parks series on PBS, we thought we wanted to stay at El Tovar, the original lodge built... More

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Toronto
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53 hotel reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The lodge had the only availability when we booked. Our room had two queen beds and a small bathroom. The beds were comfortable and there was enough space for our two bags. Not worth the cost of canyon view. No atmosphere and it is not about the service, El Tovar has more atmosphere. Expensive for what you get but it... More

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2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Travelled with another couple. Myself and the other gentleman approached the desk to check in and see if our room was ready. There was an employee with a "trainee" badge and two other gentleman behind the desk. My friend said "High Trainee, I hope you can help me". She quickly stated that she had three degrees and was working on... More

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XanterraCorporate, Director of Sales at Thunderbird Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments on your experience at our Yavapai Lodge. Customer service is key to our success, and the attitude you experienced is unacceptable. I am sure the information was passed on, but I am sending your comments to the Rooms Director for follow-up. I am disappointed in your review of the food in the Café, and I... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The view from our room was amazing. The shuttle bus stop was right out the front of our building. Parking was limited but we were lucky enough to get a spot out the front of our building. If we didn't we would have had to park in a car park for a different building and walk with our luggage. We... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I pretty much knew what to expect from this stay before we even checked-in, thanks to TripAdvisor reviews. What I was not prepared for was the AMAZING view. I had never been to the Grand Canyon prior to this and so reading other people's words about it are great, but it's something else entirely to see it in person. We... More

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XanterraCorporate, Director of Sales at Thunderbird Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments on your recent stay at Thunderbird Lodge at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Recent renovations have certainly upgraded the rooms, and guests have enjoyed the new amenities such as Kuerig coffee makers, safe, and flat screen TV. I am glad you were able to stay in Thunderbird and that it enhanced your Grand... More

New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We choose the "Thunderbird Lodge" because of its proximity to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon..just steps away from the front door of the lodge. We were 3 travellers and shared one small room with an extra folding bed - and one small bathroom with dim lighting - not too comfortable - but a bit "roughing it" didnt hurt.... More

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Sydney
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Family of four, stayed one night and it was great. Room was a bit squishy for all of us but we managed - our time was spent outside looking at the magnificent views! I gave 3 stars for the room but it's 5 stars for the location. Room had everything we needed (apart from more space) - had a second... More

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Address: Canyon Rim, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
Location: United States > Arizona > Grand Canyon National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 55
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