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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The hotel is perfect if you want to stay right in the park. There are only few hotel available in the Grand Canyon this was the one which had availability in April for August! The near by Angel lodge has more caractere. Thunderbird is fine also both hotels are litterally by one of the view points of the South Rim.... More 

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Setauket, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This lodge although missing some of the amenities of a lobby etc. had very nice and clean rooms, the equivalent of a Hampton or other quality mid-priced motel. The setting, however was spectacular. Just feet from the edge of the south rim and in the heart of the Canyon Park,can could leave your room and be in the spectacular Canyon... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Hotel #2 of our Globus tour. We enjoyed our stay at the Thunderbird Lodge. The room was clean, quiet, and had a great view of the canyon. Food service was next door at the Bright Angel Lodge. Good place to stay for our bus tour

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Elyria, Ohio
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34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here on an Insight Tour of the Canyonlands. Great place. Clean. Comfortable. Terrific location to watch the sun rise and set over the Grand Canyon. Great breakfast. Miles of hiking within walking distance. Many optional tours are available for a nominal fee. Park rangers want to tell you about the Grand Canyon.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth staying on the Rim for late evening and early morning views. Thunderbird Lodge was all very comfortable, good air con, bathroom and general room facilities all good (including coffee in room). We had a view of the Canyon from our room. Yes parking is busy, yes the rooms are a bit dark but it didn't detract from our... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the lodge itself was fine. there are no elevators so be prepared to carry your bags up a flight of stairs. You want get any canyon views. Parking is a nightmare and you probably have to park on the street. Convenient location to shuttle buses, walking distance to hermit point shuttle and all restaurants. Made reservations 3 weeks before we... More 

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Clovis, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were very lucky to get rooms at the Thunderbird since we only decided to come to Grand Canyon three weeks before our arrival date. We were unable to get into the El Tovar but once we saw our room at the Thunderbird we were very happy. We had a scenic view of the Grand Canyon from our room. Every... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here as part of a tour and so happy to have two nights. It's great to wake up to a view of the canyon! The rooms are comfy and close to eateries. We had a problem with our toilet overflowing and the maintenance guy came out asap to fix it for us! The breakfast area was nice too.

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Orlando, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted to stay in the Park. I recommend making reservations in any national park a year in advance to get what you want. We chose the Thunderbird Lodge and made the perfect choice. The lodge is very clean, comfortable, spacious, and we got a room with a partial view. We felt it was worth the view rate especially when... More 

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Dinwiddie, VA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed for one night during road trip. Nice views of canyon, lots to do around the hotel. Room was comfortable, a bit dated but what I expected to be in staying in a national park hotel. Would stay there again. Bed comfortable, clean room, fridge in room. Walking distance to gift shops and restaurants.

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Additional Information about Thunderbird Lodge

Address: Canyon Rim, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
Location: United States > Arizona > Grand Canyon National Park
Price Range: $197 - $230 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Thunderbird Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 55
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