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7 North Village Loop Drive South Rim, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
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#5 of 13 Specialty lodging in Grand Canyon National Park
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Contemporary style blended with natural touches make Thunderbird Lodge an ideal accommodation choice at the south rim of the canyon. Family-focused, the lodge has ample amenities to make for a memorable stay in the heart of the Historic District. Many of the comfortable, modern rooms offer canyon views while others overlook Historic Village streets. Thunderbird Lodge is walking distance to restaurants, gift shops, Kolb Studio, Verkamp’s Visitor Center and Bright Angel Trail Head. Please Note: Guests staying at Thunderbird Lodge will need to check-in at the Bright Angel Lodge Front Desk. Situated directly on the canyon rim, many of the rooms at Thunderbird Lodge have partial canyon views available, called canyon-side rooms. The rooms have either one king bed or two queen beds. Guest room amenities include a full bath, in-room Keurig coffee maker, refrigerator, flat screen television with satellite TV, telephone, hair dryer, and safe.
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Free parking
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Air conditioning
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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IndyKevin317 wrote a review Dec 1
Indianapolis, Indiana88 contributions31 helpful votes
The Thunderbird Lodge is a great location to stay if you plan to hike the Bright Angel Trail or the South Rim Trail. It was unbelievable that we were just steps from the South Rim. The prices are a little expensive but in terms of convenience you can’t beat it. I wish there were more places to eat near the lodge but a lot was closed because of Covid-19. Everything is expensive here so plan accordingly. I would definitely stay here again. The room was very clean and comfortable but there really aren’t any amenities here. You are paying for the convenience of being so close to the South Rim.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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bobber84mn wrote a review Nov 2020
Little Falls, Minnesota95 contributions3 helpful votes
We originally booked the Maswik lodge, but were upgraded to this Lodge due to construction. It was a tight fit for our family of 5 with just 2 beds. We had brought along an air mattress to also use. The staff was nice enough to provide bedding and pillows for us. We had a partial rim view. Not much to see. It was very nice to walk outside our hotel and be steps away from the rim.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Sam L, Sales at Thunderbird Lodge
Responded 3 days ago
Good morning and thank you for your review, we appreciate your feedback! Best, GCSR Team
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mauiwolf wrote a review Nov 2020
Las Vegas, Nevada1,479 contributions392 helpful votes
Sure, you are paying to be right on the rim. But it’s not worth it. I’d rather spend $150 less and stay in Tusayan. The rooms are fine, but the beds were not good. Neither the wife or I slept well. The parking situation is ridiculous. There’s no guarantee you’ll get a parking spot anywhere close to the room. You have to fight with all the visitors to the canyon for parking. The housekeeper was waking us up at 8:00 am. Plus, there’s no where to get a good meal so you have to drive to Tusayan anyway. Don’t bother.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Response from Sam L, Sales at Thunderbird Lodge
Responded 3 days ago
Good morning and thank you for your review, we appreciate your feedback! We will pass your concerns along to South Rim leadership. Best, GCSR Team
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Mwilson wrote a review Nov 2020
New Braunfels, Texas, United States4 contributions2 helpful votes
The Thunderbird lodge is very dated. Read between the lines...There is only a heater. No. A/C in the rooms. When you are Texas, you need at least a fan to move the air in your room. Then there is the restaurant situation. Only one at El Tovar open that needs reservations...booked solid. Had to drive back to civilization to eat. Scenery is great but don’t stay here...not to mention our room smelled like a dirty vacuum cleaner.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Sam L, Sales at Thunderbird Lodge
Responded 3 days ago
Good morning and thank you for your review! We're sorry to hear that you found the experience to be unsatisfactory, we'll pass your comments along to South Rim leadership. Best, GCSR Team
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Jeffrey S wrote a review Oct 2020
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania1,878 contributions450 helpful votes
During covid there are things you have to do in travel that are the new norm. I will leave out the horrible parking situation in this review because of it and the long check in at El Tovar which handled multiple hotel check ins Pros LOCATION GREAT WIFI CANYON VIEW 2ND FLOOR ROOM ROOM SIZE CLEAN Cons SHOWER WATER PRESSURE ROOM LIGHTING AND LACK OF PLUGS SIGNAGE FOR ROOM NUMBERS HARD BEDS (keep in mind I slept in the canyon on a pad two nights before here) That being said with covid it stood up
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Sam L, Sales at Thunderbird Lodge
Responded Oct 27, 2020
Good morning and thank you for your review, we appreciate your feedback! Best, GCSR Team
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$189 - $428 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Thunderbird Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Thunderbird Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Grand Canyon South Rim (0.7 miles), South Kaibab Trail (3.3 miles), and Grand Canyon National Park (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Thunderbird Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and shuttle bus service.
Which room amenities are available at Thunderbird Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Thunderbird Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Thunderbird Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Phantom Ranch, Bright Angel Bicycles and Cafe, and El Tovar Lodge Dining Room.
Are there any historical sites close to Thunderbird Lodge?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Hermit's Rest (1.8 miles), Grand Canyon Railway Depot (0.2 miles), and Trans-Canyon Telephone Line, Grand Canyon National Park (0.2 miles).
Does Thunderbird Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.