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Rural Route 7, Chinle, AZ 86503
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  • Very good41%
  • Average24%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
The only accommodations inside Canyon de Chelly National Monument.
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Air Conditioning
Refrigerator in room
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Montezuma County Airport95 mi
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Loved the old charm of the hotel. The staff was friendly, the store was quaint (and very reasonable for a gift shop) and I actually loved the cafeteria style restaurant. This really is the best spot if youre planning to visit the canyons for a...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staff were very unwelcoming on arrival. The room was a good size and felt comfortable. The bathroom was the smallest we'd had on our whole Roadtrip and it was a bit tired. The bath was stained with wear and you'd have difficulty moving around in...More

Thank CardiffMaddie
Response from Amber L, Admin. Assistant at Thunderbird LodgeResponded 6 days ago

CardiffMaddie, Thank you for taking the time to rate and review your stay with us at Thunderbird Lodge. We are so sorry though that your stay with us was not satisfactory due to room issues and the staff being unwelcoming. Your comments have been forwarded...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We slept well in a comfortable room at the back of the motel, exactly as pictured. Don't expect the Four Seasons, the bathroom is small, the towels only adequate, but we appreciated the larger than average fridge, the microwave and the hairdryer. The folks working...More

Thank dmoon806
Response from Amber L, Admin. Assistant at Thunderbird LodgeResponded 6 days ago

dmoon806, Thank you for taking the time to rate and review your visit to Thunderbird Lodge. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay, found the staff friendly and welcoming, and took advantage of the guided tour of the Canyon with Harold. We are very...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Overnight stay while visiting Canyon de Chelly. Lovely quiet location with an old style motel layout that has well fitted and comfortable rooms. The Cafeteria has some great Navajo dishes, and the their chocolate cake is way above average. All the staff were lovely, friendly...More

Thank A R H
Response from Amber L, Admin. Assistant at Thunderbird LodgeResponded 6 days ago

A R H, Thank you for taking the time to rate and review your visit to Thunderbird Lodge. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay, found the staff friendly and welcoming and enjoyed the chocolate cake! We do know the weather does get a...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Lodge is not "glamorous" by any stretch of the imagination. But it is very comfortable and the rooms are spacious with everything you need. Room was very clean. It is very affordable and close to Canyon de Chelly. We took one of the guided...More

Thank Carol P
Response from Amber L, Admin. Assistant at Thunderbird LodgeResponded 6 days ago

Carol P, We thank you so much for sharing your experiences at Thunderbird Lodge and Canyon de Chelly with others on TripAdvisor. Travelers find the reviews very helpful when planning their own trips. We are delighted that you were so pleased with the amenities, found...More

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August 31, 2018|
Response from JustPeachy17 | Reviewed this property |
There appeared to be stables located close by the hotel. I'm not sure what sort of rides you can book (short trail rides, rides deeper into the canyon, etc.). I'd guess they have multiple options available but we didn't... More
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August 26, 2018|
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Response from Michael C | Reviewed this property |
No bar I'm afraid but you can take your own as I did. Breakfast is available at a charge. Not too varied but enough to keep you going until lunch or dinner somewhere. That said it's still a lovely place to stay.
June 17, 2018|
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Room Tips
"Avoid the older, brick "rooms" in the center of the property like rooms 7-9!"
Sep 29, 2018
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"Any room will be satisfactory - all spread out along a large, roomy parking lot."
Sep 17, 2018
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"all rooms appear to be of equal size"
Sep 2, 2018
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"was not crowded but they wedged us in between two occupied rooms when they could have put a buffer of a..."
Jul 3, 2018
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