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BEST WESTERN East Zion Thunderbird Lodge

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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Seattle
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The room was clean and reasonably comfortable. However, there was a missing piece of "trim" between the tile floor and the bathtub. It was odd and would have been painful if you would have stepped out of the tub and caught the edge of the tile.

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Scottsdale, United States
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel was fine but after we drove through Zion and came out the other side we wished we would have stayed on the west side of Zion so that we would have had the small town to walk around. This side didn't have much to walk around to do. The hotel was nice though with a nice gift shop... More 

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

Thank you for your review. I love this location because we are so close to Zion and other parks. Zion National Park 12 miles, Bryce Canyon 60 miles, North Rim Grand Canyon 85 miles, Cedar Breaks 45 miles, Coral Pink Sand Dunes 12 miles, Glendale entrance to the Grand Staircase 9 miles and so on! I love this side of... More 

Paris, France
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent 3 nights while visiting both Zion and Bryce national parks. The hotel is conveniently placed half way between both parks. Not much to do in Carmel Junction but it did not matter are we were away all day long. Spacious room, clean and confortable. We relaxed by the pool and spa at the end of the day. Nice... More 

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

Thank you for your review. I love this location because we are so close to Zion and other parks. Zion National Park 12 miles, Bryce Canyon 60 miles, North Rim Grand Canyon 85 miles, Cedar Breaks 45 miles, Coral Pink Sand Dunes 12 miles, Glendale entrance to the Grand Staircase 9 miles and so on! I love this side of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed here three nights while visiting both Zion and Bryce national parks. It is well places half way between both parks. Price wise it compares well with those in Springdale, which is much closer to Zion. Carmel Junction is not much of a village, in fact it is a highway crossing with nothing going on. The hotel rooms were... More 

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

Our wifi has been upgraded since your stay, and we have not had any further problems with connectivity or speed. Throughout the rest of the year, we have plans to remodel the exterior, and that we apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause you. The prices in Springdale for the same quality of hotel are far higher. The restaurant... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

the location,the service,very clean,the food was great,breakfest,lunch,and dinner.the golf course was great.the rooms were very clean,and the beds were great.most of all,the staff was very friendly and very helpful.parking is easy.gas station,gift shop.

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

Thank you so much for the 5 star review and all the compliments! Your my kind of folks! For future guests, the restaurant is managed separately and can be reviewed under restaurants. Tanya Milligan Proud Owner of a small family owned business Best Western East Zion Thunderbird Lodge Junction of Scenic Byways SR-9 & US-89 Mount Carmel Junction, Utah More 

Surprise, AZ, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The physical plant of The East Zion Thunderbird in Mt. Carmel, Utah, was a clean, fun place to stay on our journey. Certainly old-fashioned but with plenty of charm! We usually like contemporary chain hotels when we travel, but this was a more like an Alpine Lodge, bed & breakfast place with a gift shop and a convenience store, and... More 

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

Thank you so much for the 5 star review! When in southern Utah in the center of the National Parks it's fun to fit in! That's part of the vacation experience and that's our goal - to add to your vacation experience in a positive way! Tanya Milligan Proud Owner of a small family owned business Best Western East Zion... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice place to stay with restaurant and golf course. Stayed here 3 years ago and it is still just as nice. Would recommend this hotel to anyone traveling in the area. Has a gift shop also. Home of the Ho made pies

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

Thank you for the compliments and I hope you continue to stay with us on your trips to Utah. Tanya Milligan Proud Owner of a small family owned business Best Western East Zion Thunderbird Lodge Junction of Scenic Byways SR-9 & US-89 Mount Carmel Junction, Utah More 

Minnesota
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful setting. Lovely people. Best beds and linens on our trip. I didn't want to get up in the morning. Restaurant on site was a plus. Good breakfast and dinner. Location worked perfectly for us on our way from Minnesota to Phoenix. Came from Bryce saw Zion the next day. Went to the Grand Canyon from here when we left.

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

Thank you so much for your 5 star review! People like you make it a joy to be in the service business. We pride ourselves on our beds. They are pillow-top, with a special mattress protector, topped with a down-like mattress topper, all wrapped in nice sheets and the bedspread is washed daily with the sheets. I think of it... More 

Orlando, Florida
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The family took a seven night tour through Colorado, Arizona and Utah. We stayed two nights at the Best Western East Zion Thunderbird Lodge. We travelled from Grand Canyon South Rim and on the way stopped and saw Lower Antelope Canyon, Lake Powell and Horseshoe Bend. The lodge is at a great location to visit Zion National Park and then... More 

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

Thank you so much for the 5 star review! It sounds like you had quite the vacation! Tanya Milligan Proud Owner of a small family owned business Best Western East Zion Thunderbird Lodge Junction of Scenic Byways SR-9 & US-89 Mount Carmel Junction, Utah More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This hotel -- while being a bit dated -- is in a great location to see Utah's and the areas greatest parks. Would even be a great base camp location to visit Page, Grand Canyon, Bryce, etc. Very close to Zion National Park as well. Guest laundry was also great and very helpful after a wet morning in the park.

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

Thank you for your 5 star review! What some might call dated I call history and beautiful. A student of Frank Lloyd Wright designed our buildings and that's why the rooms are huge inside. I hate the idea of having to conform to a box cut style just because it's 2015 and that's how new construction is building things. In... More 

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