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BEST WESTERN East Zion Thunderbird Lodge

3.0 of 5 Junction SR-9 & US-89, East Zion, Mount Carmel, UT 84755
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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Las Vegas, NV
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50 reviews 50 reviews
11 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This hotel is awesome! You feel like you're staying in a cabin. The rooms are very spacious. The pillows are so soft, it's like sleeping on a cloud. Even though we arrived at 1 AM, the employees were willing to drive all the way back to the hotel to help us check in. This hotel is pretty isolated, but it... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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56 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The sign out front says it is the Best Western and that is 100% true. Wow, you will be blown away with how nice your room looks, rustic log furniture, great cable tv channel selections, speedy wifi, deer run wild in the yard around the motel. And the price, big city motels would charge 3 times more for this type... More 

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Tanya M, Owner at BEST WESTERN East Zion Thunderbird Lodge, responded to this review

You just brightened my day! I see it just like you do! Thank you! More 

Charlottetown, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We liked the comfort and decor of the room. Its proximity to both Bryce and Zion National Parks made it very convenient for us. The restaurant offered good food, The only drawback for us was that there was no breakfast included with the room and the restaurant did not open until 8AM.

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Tanya M, Owner at BEST WESTERN East Zion Thunderbird Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review. The restaurant is under different management and the owners of the hotel have no control there at all, but you can review the restaurant here on Tripadvisor under restaurants and let them know your feelings. More 

Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location away from the crowds, clean rooms with very comfortable beds. Wi fi is spotty at best in the evenings. Restaurant is not great but the service at both hotel and restaurant is exceptional. noise from above can be an issue- sliding glass doors are very noisy.

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Tanya M, Owner at BEST WESTERN East Zion Thunderbird Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I have never before heard about a sliding glass door being noisy and I am not sure if you mean you could hear people through them or sliding the door was noisy, but I think you mean you could hear people through the glass door. I will take that into consideration, but I think most... More 

Bloomington, Illinois
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4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The room accommodations were lovely. Did have some problems with Wi-Fi in the room. The restaurant had a great breakfast, but the evening meal was poor and overpriced. The waitresses were cordial and competent, the hostesses were devoid of personality.

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Tanya M, Owner at BEST WESTERN East Zion Thunderbird Lodge, responded to this review

Oh my! I am so sorry your hostess was devoid of personality, but this is a place to review the hotel and thank you for your kind review there. There is another place on Trip Adviser to review restaurants. For future guests, here are some dining options. Buffalo Bistro in Glendale. This place is unique and will leave an impression.... More 

Healdsburg, California
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97 reviews 97 reviews
68 hotel reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This Best Western is a good place to stay on your way to Zion National Park, featuring large rooms, comfortable bedding and many onsite amenities, including a large pool, multiple jacuzzis, restaurant, and even a golf course. That said, there's really no town here, but it's still a more than adequate roadside stay. We weren't all that impressed with the... More 

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Tanya M, Owner at BEST WESTERN East Zion Thunderbird Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review of the hotel. The restaurant is under different management, and there is another place on TripAdvisor where it can be reviewed so you can help them improve. As you pointed out, there are other options where guests can eat. Buffalo Bistro in Glendale. This place is unique and will leave an impression. They serve... More 

montana, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

great place you want my opinion I already gave it great place to stay recommended highly now they want 200 characters minimum what a waste of my time still want more characters don't think I will ever review anything again

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Tanya M, Owner at BEST WESTERN East Zion Thunderbird Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I agree about brevity. There is nothing wrong with that. More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

an excellent hotel, we had a very pleasent stay, found the pool and hot tub clean and well maintained, great after a day's touring, very happy with room and bed and the internet service. good location fot touring Zion and Brice parks and would be happy to return to the hotel, if back in area.

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Tanya M, Owner at BEST WESTERN East Zion Thunderbird Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for you nice review. I so love happy people! More 

Denver, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This hotel is 20 miles East of Zion Park and it was quiet and quaint. I am glad we stayed in Mt. Carmel Jct instead of Springdale based upon the short amount of time spent in Springdale for dinner. Granted, Springdale has more amenities to offer than Mt. Carmel, but that did not bother me. We ate breakfast at the... More 

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Tanya M, Owner at BEST WESTERN East Zion Thunderbird Lodge, responded to this review

The hotel is 12 miles from Zion's east entrance and 24 miles from the Visitor Center of park. This makes my hotel the idea place for those who are also visiting Cedar Breaks, Grand Canyon and Bryce Canyon. Heck, Bryce and Cedar Breaks are so close it would be a shame to not visit them while seeing Zion. They are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We may be showing our age but we enjoyed staying in a room where the thermostat was on the wall (and worked) and where a nice blanket was on the bed, not a too-heavy and hot down comforter. This place was perfect for us. The restaurant and gift shop were also very nice.

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Tanya M, Owner at BEST WESTERN East Zion Thunderbird Lodge, responded to this review

We are of the same mindset! I appreciate you! Thank you for your review! More 

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Address: Junction SR-9 & US-89, East Zion, Mount Carmel, UT 84755
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Location: United States > Utah > Mount Carmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN East Zion Thunderbird Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 61
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