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Canyon Rim, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
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Thunderbird Lodge
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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Poole, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Thunderbird Lodge after 2 days mule riding. We decided we deserved a little bit of luxury and were very pleased with our room. The room was clean, well presented and had views of the canyon. Beds were comfortable, bathroom very pleasant and we made full use of the kueurig machine. Possibly Thunderbird seemed so good because... More

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Queensbury, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I wanted to stay at El Tovar, but it was sold out. Booked a cabin with partial view at Bright Angel Lodge, but when we arrived I was told we had a cabin with a parking lot view (be cautious booking online and call to confirm!). Was extremely disappointed, and the friendly staff at Bright Angel were able to book... More

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Clark, South Dakota
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We did not select this Lodge, as our Caravan tour did that for us .... nice place to stay, clean and quiet with beautiful views of the south rim of Grand Canyon. We did not have canyon views, but realize not everyone can have a room on that side.

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Kansas City
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116 reviews 116 reviews
18 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

To check in was done at Bright Angel Lodge. Thunderbird is the next building to the right and the stairs are the most accessible to parking lots. We were able to find a parking place earlier in the day near Bright Angel Lodge and the desk clerk told us to keep it there because the village parking spaces fill up... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our room was located on the first floor with a fantastic view of the canyon. Very clean and comfortable with nice extras such as in room Keurig coffee maker.The hotel was very quiet at night and front desk staff went out of their way to check us in early and hold luggage after check out. We would definitely stay here... More

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Louisville
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95 reviews 95 reviews
48 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We got this room at the last minute for our second night in the national park, and it was worth it to step out to the rim late at night and first thing in the morning. The rooms are nice; it's not supposed to be a luxury stay, but we found the room to be great for us, especially when... More

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

Thank you for your comments on our Thunderbird Lodge. We recently renovated the rooms there and in Kachina, and added amenities such as the Keurig coffee maker. I am glad you found the room comfortable, and that you enjoyed the meals at Bright Angel as well. The parking can be challenging at the rim lodges, but guests can usually move... More

Albany, Oregon
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here on our hiking trip of the Grand Canyon. The room was nice and clean, we had a view of the top part of the canyon. The service in all the facilities was really good. As with the north rim, the food was very expensive but tasted good. They were accommodating and let us leave our rental car... More

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Staten Island, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We originally booked the Yavapai and this room came up the day we were arriving. So I jumped at it. You are right on the rim. We were on the end room of the first floor so there was a partial view. The beds and pillows are fair. Nothing special. The bathroom is very clean and recently remodeled, I loved... 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 our Thunderbird Lodge. I am sorry you found the towels to be lacking in quality, and I will forward your comments to the Rooms Director for follow-up. I an disappointed to here that the front desk staff was not more helpful, and will also forward those comments to the Front... More

East Grand Rapids, Michigan
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are so glad that we chose to stay here. The view of the Grand Canyon from our room is spectacular! The room is clean, the bed is comfy and the Keyrig coffee pot makes sunrise java easy. The location is ideal. Hiking the Rim Trail is right outside our door. The free shuttle bus runs constantly which makes it... More

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Cleveland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed 2 nights during a tour and were fortunate to have a canyon view room it was a thrill to see the canyon right outside your window! The Canyon is always awe inspiring this was my 3rd time here and it still makes you say WOW! The location was perfect right in between El Tovar and the Bright Angel... 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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