We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Thunderbird Lodge

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Thunderbird Lodge
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

630 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 572: English reviews
Gilbert, Arizona
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed overnight on a visit to Canyon De Chelly. The rooms were clean, cozy and comfortable. The staff was awesome. Enjoyed two great meals at the Cafeteria. The whole experience far exceeded our expectations. We will definitely stay there again.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank jfdino77
La Crosse, Wisconsin
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed here two nights in Feb, 2017. The room was clean and quiet, and appropriately decorated. Comfortable bed, soft towels, soaps and shampoos, and a full-flow shower head. Also contains fridge and microwave and a reasonable selection of TV channels. The Wifi worked fine and my cell phone was able to send and receive calls deep inside the room. Hotel...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank EasyRider2053
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Second stay there year and as the first it was very good. Remodeled rooms were clean and comfortable. Not 5 star but not priced that way either. Direct access to the canyon too. Did not try the restaurant as we ate in town. Enjoy!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Tim S
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a very nice, clean, comfortable place to stay for a very good price. Rooms had all of the amenities of nicer properties, comfortable beds, nice linens, nice bathroom amenities and towels. We had breakfast in their cafeteria and enjoyed the ambience, albeit a cafeteria. Had dinner in town, but probably could have had the same or better at...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Marshaaabq
Calgary
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were fortunate to book a king suite and found our 'room' was actually a very charming stand alone stone cottage. The suite features a separate bedroom and sitting area complete with sofa and comfy chairs as well as a dining table. The motel is conveniently located to the park visitor centre. The motel lobby features a unique gift shop...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Anne P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This lodge is right near the canyon. It fits right into the environment in that it is a low single story adobe looking motel with a gift shop, registration and cafeteria. Everything you need so close to the rims. We did not take the canyon tour but started out first thing in the morning straight out to spider rock to...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Elizabeth W
ATLANTA
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Thunderbird Lodge at Canyon de Chelly is exceptional. The rooms are clean and nicely furnished. A writing desk, flat screen TV and chairs for seating outside. Very old school but in a nice way. There is also a trading post with native arts and crafts. Also on the grounds is a cafeteria. Again old school but they give you...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Jim M
Muncy, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I spent two nights here. I think my general sentiment is a clean quaint room. Obviously an older property...a real throwback to the 50s or 60s motor lodges. Economically priced, and a good value. Also ate at the cafeteria next door...basic menu, but it was good for the price...and frankly not many other options nearby. Also a...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank photollew
Birmingham, Alabama
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although there is no extravagant fitness center or conference room, this hotel provides exactly what you need in an extremely convenient location to Canyon de Chelly and nearby tours. The hotel itself provides tours as well, and also has a cute gift shop and cafeteria complete with local food and the "regular" array of food items. My room was very...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Nathania N
Jamestown, Rhode Island
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent a night here passing through the region. No frills and priced accordingly. Clean, all the needed amenities. Staff is polite, cafeteria selection is limited. Nice selection of local native american crafts in the gift shop. Literally a 5 minute drive from the park. We drove into the park at night to take some moonlit shots of Canyon de Chelly....

 Report
Helpful?
Thank HBaertlein
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

173 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (170)
Viewed
Dining (11)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (51)
Viewed
Room/Suite (28)
Viewed
Bathroom (6)
Viewed
View from Room (4)
Viewed
Other (70)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (3)
Viewed
Other (3)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Chinle hotels
2.4 mi away
BEST WESTERN Canyon de Chelly Inn
0.6 mi away
Holiday Inn Canyon de Chelly
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The only accommodations inside Canyon de Chelly National Monument. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Thunderbird Lodge

Address: Rural Route 7, Chinle, AZ 86503 (Formerly Sacred Canyon Lodge)
Location: United States > Arizona > Chinle
Price Range: $66 - $112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Thunderbird Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 69
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Orbitz, Hotels.com, Agoda, Travelocity and Priceline so you can book your Thunderbird Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Thunderbird Hotel Chinle
Thunderbird Lodge Grand Canyon
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travelers have asked, with answers from Thunderbird Lodge staff and other travelers.
7 questions
Ask a question
Lee's Summit, Missouri
10 months ago
Florence, South Carolina
11 months ago
Prescott, Arizona
over a year ago

See all questions (7)

Questions? Get answers from Thunderbird Lodge staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer

“In the cafeteria, try the Navajo fry bread...great stuff.”
 of 5 bubbles EasyRider2053, 3 days ago | Read review
“The king suite in the stand alone stone cottage is a welcome change from a standard motel room.”
 of 5 bubbles 23annep, 6 days ago | Read review
“The family rooms are large with 3 queen beds”
 of 5 bubbles fmtrv, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Rooms located behind the cafeteria appear to be newer.”
 of 5 bubbles NyonyaLady, Dec 22, 2016 | Read review
“Duplex cabins are better than hotel rows.”
 of 5 bubbles T9610KAdavidg, Dec 15, 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question