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Sacred Canyon Lodge

3.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Highway 191, Rural route 7, Chinle, AZ 86503
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The wonderful location at Canyon de Chelly and this being a more local place instead of the normal chain-hotels, was what made us choose Sacred Canyon Lodge. It looked very nice and appealing with the fall colours when we arrived but we had a few unfortunate experiences there. Had booked a room with king size bed but the room we... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A bit ragged around the edges, but lots more character than a Holiday Inn. Clean rooms, adequate bath. Heating unit is pretty noisy but gets the job done since it was about 20 degrees outside. Probably more pleasant in summer months. Price is reasonable. Large gift shop especially good for Navaho jewelry--pricey however.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We struggled to find the Lodge at first. A few u-turns, various attempts and checking the GPS - we finally arrived. The room was clean, staff was helpful. The only down side, when we asked out tours the next day, whilst we were provided a piece of paper with tour guide,names and mobiles, no indication on cost. When we asked... More 

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Sebastian, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Because this hotel is one of only a few options in Chinle, I gave a five rating. It's clean. And warm. That's all you really need. And, it's situated less than a minute from the mouth of Canyon de Chelly, which is the purpose of nearly all visits to Chinle. Because all the local tour guides are so familiar with... More 

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Tempe, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Old fashioned motor-lodge style rooms, with rustic Native American decor. Extremely quiet with thick walls, very clean. Cafeteria on site where you can get all of your meals. Very convenient to book tours or head out on your own to the view points and trails in the canyon. This is not a hotel, it's about being close to nature.

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el cerrito
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Stayed here before the name change and was a little reluctant to go this time due to some of the reviews. However I was relieved to find the place much as I remembered it. Sure, it doesn't have all the frills of the franchised chains. No hairdryer, safe, coffee maker, or ironing board. But it does have a large clean... More 

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Sun City West, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Enjoyed our one night stay at this lodge done in Navajo style decor and wished we had booked two nights. The basic cabin/motel is a bargain. The gift shop offers one of the best selections of authentic Navajo artisan work of any place on the way. The prices are reasonable and hefty discounts are given. I had no buyer's regret... More 

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Glendale, Arizona, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

My husband and I stayed at Sacred Canyon Lodge for 2 nights in early October. Our room was very comfortable and clean. The cafeteria style meals were served hot and were reasonably priced. The best experience was our 4 hour tour. We booked with Beauty Way and would highly recommend our knowledgeable guide T.J.. He was not only an excellent... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I decided to stay here based on the reviews and the fact that it was in the Canyon de Chelly park. Its an older hotel but clean, comfortable and quiet. There are no fancy amenities in the room ( refrigerator, coffee maker, hair dryer), the internet inside the rooms was spotty but I managed to survive quite well just the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I recently stayed a couple nights at the Sacred Canyon Lodge in late October. I've stayed at the other sister lodges at Monument Valley and Havasupai Indian Village and this one sits somewhere in the middle of the three with Monument Valley's The View being THE absolute best of the bunch. They really thought of the location when they built... More 

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Address: Highway 191, Rural route 7, Chinle, AZ 86503
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Location: United States > Arizona > Chinle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Sacred Canyon Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 69
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Also Known As:
Thunderbird Hotel Chinle
Thunderbird Lodge Grand Canyon

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