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Thunderbird Lodge

Canyon Rim, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Cleanliness
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Boston
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hotel is clean and the rooms are small but the view and location is superb. It was nice being in the center of all the activity but better values can be had further from the rim. The wifi at the village is not good enough except for the most limited browsing.

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Canberra, Australia
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50 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The lodge was great, the rooms were well equipped and the beds were very comfy. The restaurant at the Blue Angel was superb and the service was outstanding. This was a great to walk out of and be right on the canyon. Parking was a little tight as the lodges are very popular, we would definitely recommend this lodge.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The location can not be beat. Although we were unable to book a room one month out, 3 days before our trip, I was able to reserve a room. Our room was handicap accessible. Although we do not require handicap facilities it turned out to be a great room. We had a door to the outside within steps of the... More 

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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Any other location and these rooms would be 1/4 the price that Xanterra is charging, but given their excellent location they can charge just about whatever price they want! We made reservations 5 months in advance and still didn't get view rooms, but just walk out the door and you've got one of the best views in the world! Also,... More 

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked about 9 months in advance and got some of the last room left and I can see way the Grand Canyon is at your doorstep so plan ahead do your homework and you will not be disappointed.and when you go eat breakfast in the el tovar dinning hall you must do it. And get up early walk the... More 

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Surprise, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

At the last minute we were able to get a room at the Thunderbird Lodge on the rim of the Grand Canyon. We had a wonderful time. The lodge was appointed with great beds, and luxury linens. Even had luxury liquid soaps and moisturizer. It was a fabulous experience walking out your hotel and looking down on the Grand Canyon.... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked the Thunderbird Lodge one year in advance for the first week in May. By the time we were finished with our booking procedure on line, the entire month of May was full so you need to plan early. The hotel is pretty basic. We had a king size bed that was quite comfortable. We were on the second... More 

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Arkansas
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84 reviews 84 reviews
18 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Book 9 mo or more in advance. Our partial view room, 2nd floor (6241) had a more open view than daughter's 6244. Beds are doubles, not queens but comfortable linens. Scratchy towels. Small frig, kreg with tea and coffee choices. Convenient for walking to Bright Angel Trail, Kolb Studio (loved displays of earliest photographers in canyon) El Tovar lodge for... More 

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Kaneohe, Hawaii
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Worth the price, which made our first trip there awesome. Clean and comfortable. No crowds. We were on the second floor. Bathroom very impressive for a lodge. Roomy with 2 sitting chairs and a lamp. Excellent location to shuttle pick up and pathway to view the canyon.

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Andover, Massachusetts
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As others have said, no amenities here but the hotel is directly next to Bright Angel Lodge which houses a coffee shop, restaurants, and gift store. We were hoping to stay at Bright Angel but were offered Thunderbird instead and we are so glad that happened! The rooms in the lodge (the half facing the canyon) look directly out onto... More 

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