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August 2013 GCNP Trip

Canton, Michigan
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August 2013 GCNP Trip

Which lodge is better, Kachina or Thunderbird lodge? Thanks in advance.

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Kachina Lodge
Kachina Lodge
987 Reviews
Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
Thunderbird Lodge
Thunderbird Lodge
810 Reviews
Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
Thunderbird Lodge
Thunderbird Lodge
#5 of 13 Specialty lodging in Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon Lodge - North Rim
Grand Canyon Lodge - North Rim
#6 of 13 Specialty lodging in Grand Canyon National Park
Kachina Lodge
Kachina Lodge
#8 of 13 Specialty lodging in Grand Canyon National Park
South Jersey, USA
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1. Re: August 2013 GCNP Trip

Doesn't really matter, both are on the rim and are hotel/motel style rooms! We stayed in Thunderbird in Oct and loved it! 2 floors and no elevators in either one!

Make your decision soon and book it!

SJG

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Thunderbird Lodge
Thunderbird Lodge
810 Reviews
Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
Evanston, Wyoming
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2. Re: August 2013 GCNP Trip

They are very similar to one another, they were built at around the same time, next door to each other, in the same location (right on the canyon rim). Neither lodge has any food & beverage facilities, but restaurants are conveniently located at El Tovar Hotel and Bright Angel Lodge. Make a choice and grab it quickly because rimside Grand Canyon lodges are always first to fill.

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El Tovar Hotel
El Tovar Hotel
3,180 Reviews
Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
Canton, Michigan
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3. Re: August 2013 GCNP Trip

Thanks for the advice on booking in advance. I had already booked the Thunderbird 2nd floor partial view because the Kachina was already full for the dates we are going.

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Thunderbird Lodge
Thunderbird Lodge
810 Reviews
Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
Kachina Lodge
Kachina Lodge
987 Reviews
Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
4. Re: August 2013 GCNP Trip

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