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Canyon Rim, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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Holland, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Outstanding experience! We stayed at the lower level, but still had an amazing view of the Grand Canyon. The hotel is close to El Tovar and right on the rim of the Grand Canyon. The staff was really friendly and funny and made our stay a really special experience, we traveled in September and by that time they could have... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We got our reservations for a Canyon View room at the Thunderbird Lodge 10 months in advance. It was totally worth it. The Thunderbird Lodge (administered by the Bright Angel Lodge next door) looks like a 60's dorm on the outside. But inside we have a view of the canyon. The rooms are very comfortable, with free wifi, a keurig... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We loved our stay in Thunderbird Lodge. From the outside this hotel looks very uninspiring - big concrete block!! But the room was perfect, gorgeous decor, huge huge bed, tiny but perfect bathroom with lots of toiletries, lots of tea and coffee choices, it was great. We didn't have a canyon view room but this didn't matter. The hotel was... More

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Dallas/Ft. Worth
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52 reviews 52 reviews
40 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

In spite of the walking required and problems breathing with the high altitude, our stay--to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary--in the South Rim of the Canyon was fantastic. Memories were definitely made, and our room in the Thunderbird was wonderful. Even though the rooms facing the Canyon were already booked, we were still happy with our accommodations. The room and... More

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Sugar Land, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very basic room in a Lodge that is made from cinder blocks that costs 200 per night. We had a "view" room but the view was mostly blocked by trees. It was like stay I imagine in a Super 8 or something along those lines at a ridiculous price. Would have gladly paid more to stay at El Tovar.

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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 invested in a major room renovation, and I am surprised you did not find them updated and fresh. The trees have indeed grown over the years, but are not trimmed to facilitate better views. I hope you will return and are able to enjoy the historic El Tovar. More

Holtwood, Pennsylvania
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A dream come true to stay on the rim of the grand canyon. Three best friends on vacation and a last minute booking. We got up early for the sunrise which we almost missed but it was beautiful. The room was beautiful and plenty of media plugs etc. coffee pot in the room . We had great food at the... 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. I am glad to read that you enjoyed the room and the meal at the Bright Angel Lodge. The rooms have been recently renovated, and you can't beat the location. All National Parks are concerned about maintaining a low level of outside lighting to maintain a dark sky environment, but we... More

england
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed for one night and we looked on to a road, had a lot of noise from above and also a terrible whirring noise from ?? a generator all night. Also no kettle and when we asked were told a blunt 'no'....only hotel on a 3 week road trip who responded in this way! Maybe worth paying and staying if... More

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Oklahoma City, OK
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very comfortable hotel on the canyon rim and next to El Tovar for great meals. This is a basic room newly redecorated but highly recommended for its great location. Our room did not have a view but 100 feet took us to the Canyon edge.

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24 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice hotel - perfect location. Had a fabulous meal at El Tovar next hotel along. So dark when walking back - can't believe where you are. Nice breakfast at Bright Angel Lodge. Watched the sunrise and convenient to just walk a short while from hotel to the South Rim

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155 reviews 155 reviews
52 hotel reviews
257 helpful votes 257 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed two nights at Thunderbird Lodge. Expected worse given the reviews, but found a real gem of a lodge. We had a driveway view on the first floor - which is really no big deal, given you are 50 yards from the rim edge and can just walk out the lodge hallway. Arrived mid-day from Phoenix which was perfect timing... More

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Address: Canyon Rim, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
Location: United States > Arizona > Grand Canyon National Park
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