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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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I enjoyed my stay here. Love the extra effort with log furniture. The bed was comfortable. Would definitely stay again. Enjoyed having the restaurant right there. $5 kind of a lot for oatmeal, but that's ok. Nice waitress and very good service.

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

I have nothing to do with the restaurant, but I am thrilled you enjoyed your stay in the hotel. We just had a new order of beds delivered, and put into the rooms. I can't sleep well in hotels with all the racket in the hotel corridors (which we don't have), hard beds and bed spreads that are almost never... More 

Dayton, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Clean, older motel, but a good stay for the area which had limited options. This is a more remote area, and the motel was well kept. Had a good night of sleep, room was good size. It was open at this time of the year (April), unlike many of the smaller motels with less amenities.

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

We are open year-round which is quite a chore out here in the sticks. It's amazing how many people travel this way in the winter though. I love this area, and I don't think you can get a better deal for the price. Of course there are nicer places, there is always nicer places, but for the price this is... More 

Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel has a great location for exploring Zion NP since the east side of the park is the superior side in my opinion. This is an older, but upgraded motel. We stayed for 4 nights in one of the one-story units, and the room was very spacious and we loved the knotty pine (?) decore. Breakfast is not included,... 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. I appreciate happy guests like you! More 

Brussels, Belgium
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21 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed here for 3 nights and it's location is perfect. After a long drive from Moab trough the Capitol Reef National Park we arrived at the hotel. It is located at a junction so besides a gas pump and a truckers diner there is nothing to see. But we choose this hotel because we didn't want to change hotel... More 

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

My favorite rooms are the very end units. We have 3 buildings and the most historic is a one level motel style, but the other 2 buildings have a more updated exterior. This is southern Utah, and this is what southern Utah is all about. It's not a place to find fancy hotel, at least out on the beautiful scenic... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

First, the good. This motel was clean and attractive and I especially liked the Keurig machine in the room. However, the service left much to be desired. The lady working the desk told me she could not move my room when I asked, but there was a gentleman who did move it with no problems. Later, I asked the lady... More 

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

It sounds like the desk clerk was probably alone and frazzled. She must have ran out of cream and sugar packets and could not leave the desk unattended. I apologize. The Chevron employees would have been happy to give you free sugar and cream. It's spring, and we are usually short employees until schools get out. As you noticed we... More 

Los Angeles, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
20 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

East Zion Thunderbird Lodge is on the other side of Zion if you drive there from CA. However, it is worth the drive. The area is less populated than the West side, Springdale area. The Thunderbird Restaurant serves delicious, comfort food and the staff is wonderful and courteous. Check out the stars at the night. The rooms are large 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 your kind review. If driving from California or Las Vegas, and only going to Zion this is not the best place to stay location-wise. But what is a trip to Zion without also going to Bryce Canyon! Bryce is spectacular and so different from Zion. Mid-may the North Rim of the Grand Canyon opens up... More 

Hendersonville, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a tough one. The staff were great and were clearly trying to be helpful and friendly. The property, unfortunately, is a roadside motel from the 1950's. I love retro like everyone else but not,apparently, as much as the ants in the non functioning bathtub. Location and price are the key words here and you get what you pay... More 

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

I have been in a few roadside motels in my life, and none had huge spacious rooms, personalized handcrafted furniture that differs from room to room, quality beds with fluffy mattress toppers and bedspreads that are washed daily along with the sheets, big sliding glass doors and the hotel itself sits on a golf course surrounded by mountains. A hotel... More 

Goshen, IN, United States
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Appropriately themed to blend in with its surroundings and friendly all-around, Thunderbird is sure to please. Not to mention the simple but thoughtfully-furnished rooms at a great price (which also include an in-room Keurig machine). And you can't beat the location if you're in the area to see Zion! The restaurant within the hotel is also worth a trip; my... More 

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

I so appreciate you, and am thrilled that you enjoyed what my hotel and this gorgeous area have to offer. Thank you so much for the 5 star review! More 

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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hotel is very clean, and the price is very good. We chose it because it's in the mid way between Zion and Bryce. However there was one thing that bothered me: the room was on the ground level floor, and there was no fence so anybody from the road can see ( or enter!) the room.The window latch was... More 

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

Why would anyone surround such beauty with a fence? The hotel sits on a golf course in an area that is meant for recreation. Other than owners, no one lives here! It is not a city. Me thinks you have had too much city life. Relax and enjoy nature here. There are no fences! There is clean air, lack of... More 

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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This lodge is very convenient if you are visiting Zion and Bryce canyon parks.Check in was smooth, we were given a room on the ground floor. To our surprise it opened out on a golf course which is attached to this lodge.I was also surprised to see the upscale Keurig coffee machine in the room.Beds were comfortable and the hot... More 

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

You enjoy nature! Good for you! We just got an order of new beds in, so they are going to be even more comfortable! More 

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