We stayed one night at the Thunderbird Lodge since we arrived late and then camped for 2 nights. The signs in the park are not the greatest, especially arriving after dark. We were at the Lodge but had a little difficulty identifying it and trying to find out where reception was until we noticed a small sign on a door that said reception was at Kachina Lodge. Everything was fine, the room was nice, recently redone, but small. They have WiFi in the lobby at Kachina, and they say they are installing it for the rooms but it was not ready yet. Somewhat expensive and we were on the street side, on the other side you would have a view of the canyon from your window. Convenient, but if I did it over again I would stay at one of the hotels in Tusayan. The only thing is that if you arrive in the park after hours there is no one to pay the entrance fee to, and as long as you don't leave the park no one checks. We actually tried to pay the campground attendant the next day but he couldn't do it. That saved some money but not nearly as much as staying outside the park would have.
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