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Thunderbird Lodge

Canyon Rim, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
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  • Location
    5 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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Chester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent 2 nights in Thunderbird Lodge and it is very basic although expensive. I didn't want to walk around the room without shoes on but there was a great view out of the window of the Grand Canyon. It could do with being modernised because it looks very dated and 1960s. The food was very poor quality with basic... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Thunderbird lodge for one night. parking was a challenge but once we found a space, the rest of the experience was fantastic. Nice accommodations, no A/C but evaporative cooling was very comfortable, we couldn't even tell the difference. Bathroom is a bit small but everything worked fine and the entire room was very clean. Bed was... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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95 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Thunderbird Lodge for two nights and were pleasantly surprised. The parking is a nightmare as you have to wrestle for one around the lodge with the day visitors but when you get over that, the lodge is in a perfect location. It does not matter if you have a room with a view of the canyon... More 

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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

National parks aren't know for the best accommodations, but the view was the Grand Canyon from the window, the trail was a few feet away, restaurants are in the lodges and were decent, and everyone was friendly. 4PM check in but we passed the time of the heat in the bar which was nice. Recommend.

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Sudbury, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for 2 nights May 8-9th.in a KING room on main floor. This lodge is one of the Grand Canyon Lodges inside the GC National Park. David at reception was super friendly & helpful. This Xanterra resort located within steps of the Grand Canyon’s edge, and the view from our room was absolutely spectacular & breathtaking. Although not a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good, clean hotel with all the essentials (coffee maker, ironing board, cable TV, wifi) convenient to points of interest and bus transportation. No reserved parking so parking close to hotel can be a problem on busy park days.

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Delray Beach, Florida
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25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The thunderbird lodge has standard motel type rooms. It is clean and comfortable. There is no lobby or other amenities here but it is a short walk to the El a Tovar or Bright Angel where there are lobbies, restaurants and shops. The wonderful thing about this hotel is the location. When you step out the door you a at... More 

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Rhyl, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

traveling with two friends, stayed here one night so we could rim to rim the canyon over the next two days. check in next door at the bright angel lodge ( this also has several good dining options and a nice bar ). thunderbird lodge looks slightly dated from the outside, but the rooms are modern and generously sized with... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The thunderbird lodge is situated on the south rim of the Grand Canyon. I was lucky to have a canyon view room and could walk out from the rear door to the canyon. And what a view, breathtaking. Check in takes place in the nearby Bright Angel lodge as does eating and drinking. There are no facilities in Thunderbird. The... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is perched on the very edge of the stunning, breathtaking Grand Canyon - with views from the bed (rim side rooms). The decor is sympathetic to the natural surroundings and eco friendly. No particular services but you can easily access those at The Bright Angel and El Tovar (steps away). Super clean and very comfortable. Strongly recommended!

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