...but I would not choose to stay here.
There is nothing to get excited about here. It's basic accomodation catering soley to tourists who have limited choice in Chinale, which is the place you need to be to go and see Canyon de Chelly.
BUT it is also the best choice in Chinale, where the Best Western and Holiday Inn don't feel, let's say, as authentic for the area. The staff at the check-in/office are, whilst not rude, really not very friendly (check-in closes early btw), and the rooms are the type that needed renovating five years ago, but have not been because the audience is, captive. The other MAJOR PLUS, for which you don't need to stay here, but may as well, is that they do excellent excellent [sic] tours of the canyon. I'd recommend the half-day for anyone with kids or those going for fun (so most) as half way into this or any canyon you get a bit over-canyoned, but the guide was first class, and it's very interesting to see and well worth the cost (60 or so dollars, I think).
So over all I can't say Thunderbird is bad, it's just uninspired and been a bit left behind, give than it's not particulalry cheap.
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- The only accommodations inside Canyon de Chelly National Monument. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Thunderbird Hotel Chinle
- Thunderbird Lodge Grand Canyon