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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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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars NEW

The best place to stay and access Zion's hiking trails. Quit close to park entrance. excellent dinning. also the restaurant across the street from the best western makes outstanding meals and sack lunches to take hiking with you.

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

Thank you so much for your kind review. I am glad you found and enjoyed the restaurant across the street from my hotel. More 

Pittsburgh, United States
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at the Best Western East Zion on our way to Zion National Park for the weekend. It was clean, affordable, and easy to book. My only complaint was that they did not have a desktop computer for use as advertised and the wifi was spotty in the room.

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

I am sorry you were distressed, but as you could plainly see, and as I hope was explained to you the entire lobby is being remodeled, and the rock/marble counter the computers will sit on was being constructed. We have always offered a free PC for guest use, and when remodeling is complete there will be two PC's for guest... More 

Ontario, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This property was conveniently located between Zion and Bryce Canyon NPs. The room was good and a restaurant was attached. The only drawback was that there was no complementary breakfast and the hotel restaurant did not open until 8:00 am. This was compounded by the fact that the town is small and there was no other restaurant available. Hence no... More 

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

During the winter things slow down so the restaurant does open later. I am sorry for that, but winter is simply winter and it's slow as heck around Zion in the winter. As for breakfast, we offer lower prices than all our nearby competitors so that you can enjoy a good breakfast at the place of your choosing. If you... More 

Riverton, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is in the middle of no where, but for the price and value, it was great. The only downside was the pool/hot tub don't open until June. We were there in Feb. and would have loved to use the hot tub.

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

We have just remodeled our pool and the rock work was sand blasted so all that was covered. Usually the hot tub is open in the winter - but not always. We don't advertise that it will be open. I am sorry for your inconvenience, but am thrilled you had a good stay otherwise! More 

Denver, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not sure why I read some negative views of this place. Our bed and all of the amenities were very comfortable and clean. It is really close to all of the places we wanted to visit. Everyone who works there is pleasant and the pillows are super fluffy! I only wished we were able to pick up a pie before... More 

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

Some people are happy people and others are not, and often it has nothing to do with the accommodations, but more with the person doing the complaining and how they are feeling at the time. I am thrilled you had a great stay! Thank you so much for your review! More 

London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a good, clean motel,with a terrific bathroom and huge shower! We couldn't find anywhere to eat in the town, so ended up in the hotel restaurant. We ordered beef broth soup and a salad with French dressing. A hamburger arrived and a salad with tomato ketchup! But the waiter could not have been nicer...but I think he had... More 

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

Oh my! I don't have anything to do with the restaurant, but that's too funny! I am thrilled you enjoyed your hotel stay. Thank you for your review. More 

Pennsylvania’s Endless Mountains, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a family run business and the staff was very helpful and friendly. I recommend the rooms on the hill and the lod deco was quite relaxing. The entire experience we had here was completely enjoyable and we plan on staying here again on our next trip to Zion National Park.

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

I really do enjoy happy people, and I am thrilled your stay was a good one! Thank you for your review. More 

Rexburg, Idaho
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this stay was better than our last visit. We have had some negative experiences in the restaurant at this motel; but, this trip was great and we will come again. The room we stayed in was newly remodeled, spacious, clean and easy to use. We arrived late and the staff was still friendly and available on our arrival. Beautiful country... More 

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

Thank you for your review and we love repeat visitors. The restaurant has been closed the last couple of weeks while they remodel the dining room even more. They dropped the ceiling and added duct work to add air flow so it's more comfortable for guests. More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The rooms are big, modern and comfortable. The beds are pillow top and very nice. The bathrooms are modern and impecable. All the amenities you needed in your room. Always a great stay at the Thunderbird. Bring your Golf Clubs for a great 9 holes. Excellent food at the restaurant.

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

I am thrilled you were happy with your room and your stay! More 

Cleveland, OH, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I stopped in late one night to get a place to sleep before exploring Zion the following morning. The hotel is extremely nice and clean. Did not have that "hotel" feeling that I get when in a place that isn't clean. Staff was amazing and the restaurant attached to the hotel had an AMAZING breakfast!

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

Happy people like you are always a pleasure to serve! Thank you so much for staying with us! 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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Also Known As:
Best Western East Zion Thunderbird Hotel Mount Carmel
Best Western Mount Carmel
East Zion Thunderbird Hotel
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