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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Salisbury, Maryland
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17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The staff was very friendly. The rooms are wonderful. There were 2 adults and 2 children. The room was spacious and was one of the nicest we have stayed in. The places to eat are very limited. No free breakfast. We arrived late, everything was closed except the restaurant attached to the hotel and frankly, it was very pricey for... More 

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Tropic, Utah
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This Best Western is an older hotel approx. 15 miles from the east entrance to Zion National Park. The room was comfy and very clean. There is as small back porch to sit outside and enjoy a cocktail and a smoke. Nice courtyard area just off the porch. There is an executive golf course right outside my door. The restaurant... More 

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Frankenmuth, United States
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The outdoor swimming pool closed too early. A time change area is near the hotel, so we lost an hour when checking-in to the hotel. Our children were not able to swim due to the time change and the pool's early closing.

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San Antonio, Texas
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wet carpet, humid room, room smells, AC barely works to keep room cold. Moved us to another only to find similar issues. For $130 a night, the accommodations and service is a one star. We requested a reduce rate and were given a 10 dollar discount. Told front desk, rate is un-acceptable and we would like to check out and... More 

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

First I am so very sorry about the carpet. Our maintained men have always done our carpets and do them in the off season, but a carpet company was doing the gift shop and they convinced us the rooms would be fine by checkin. On top of that we had a thunderstorm which made the area humid. We learned an... More 

Reno, Nevada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a typical Best Western, but its location, close to Zion National Park, makes it a very attractive place to stay. Rooms were large, beds were comfortable, but there was nothing outstanding about it. This is one of the few Best Western locations that does not offer free breakfast, however, there is a restaurant and gift shop on site.

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

We love the location here. We are 12 miles from Zion's east gate, 60 miles from Bryce Canyon, 85 miles from the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, 45 miles from Cedar Breaks National Monument, 12 miles to the Coral Pink Sand Dunes and 9 miles to the Glendale entrance to the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. Tanya Milligan Proud... More 

Boynton Beach, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Needed a Hotel that was between Mt Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon. Found this Best Western, and we were so glad we did!!! The room were exceptionally clean, and looked new! The surrounding scenery and views were beautiful! The staff at the front desk and in the restaurant were so friendly and accommodating, and the restaurant meals (much of... 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 am so glad you enjoy the hotel. You can review the Restaurant under that category on Trip Advisor. 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 

Bryce Canyon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You might think being 30 minutes from the Zion visitor center would be a bad thing. But, you get to enter the park from the east entrance and see the incredible beauty of the park that most people don't get to see.

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

I agree with you. There is so much to do on the east side of the park. The scenery is gorgeous and there are many unmarked hikes and petroglyphs as well. The east side of the park also makes it so you are then close to Bryce Canyon, Coral Pink Sand Dunes, Cedar Breaks and the Grand Canyon. Thank you... More 

Rockville, Maryland
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great rooms in a great location. Nice and quiet with well kept pool/hot tub area. Looks dumpy from the outside, but the rooms really are nice. The only bad part of the whole stay was the one dinner we had at the hotel restaurant. The service was extremely slow and the food was average. Great place to stay overall.

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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! You can review the diner under Restaurants on Trip Advisor. 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 

Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very good motel. Good location for visiting state parks,Zion, Bryce canyon, Grand Canyon. Towns such as Springdale, Kanab. Very pleasant and helpful staff, very efficient check-in and check-out. Beautiful room and good restaurant next door.

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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! We do have a great location. 12 miles from Zion's east entrance, 60 miles from Bryce Canyon, 45 miles from Cedar Breaks, 12 miles from the Coral Pink Sand Dunes, and 85 miles from the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Tanya Milligan Proud Owner of a small family owned business... More 

Dennis Port, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were looking for a place between Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon. Although we were much closer to Zion, it was only 60 miles to Bryce and it was a very easy 60-mile drive. The room was exceptionally clean. It was large and overlooked their par-3, 9-hole golf course. The staff went above and beyond to make our stay... More 

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

People like you make my day! Thank you so much for the 5 star review! I agree about the drive to Bryce. Those 60 miles are along Historic Byway 89 until you get to the All American Road - Scenic Byway 12. You travel though Dixie National Forest's Red Canyon on the way. It's simply beautiful! Tanya Milligan Proud Owner... More 

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