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Thunderbird Lodge
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Very clean and comfortable room
User: Shannon C from: Tennessee
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Nov, 26, 2019
Travel Date: Nov, 1, 2019
Rating: 4
We are spoiled with larger rooms in chain hotels these days, but our room had everything we needed, was very clean, and comfortable! They have done a great job - my only negative was not being able to control the air more effectively.

Beautiful view and sunsets, right from our room!
User: reilly86 from: St. Paul, MN
Published Date: Nov, 21, 2019
Travel Date: Nov, 1, 2019
Rating: 5
Once we finally found our room, we were pleasantly surprised at how updated and nice it was! Of course, you can't beat the view! It was convenient and comfortable, and we enjoyed making coffee in our room each day before we headed out to explore.
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Cleaner than i expected and right next to the rim
User: Gary S from: New Jersey
Published Date: Nov, 18, 2019
Travel Date: Nov, 1, 2019
Rating: 4
We stayed in room 6236, on the first floor right next to the entrance/exit, for one night. The room was clean but on the tight side. Bathroom with a tub, king size bed, table, TV, small fridge. The fridge did not have any controls and seemed not that cold but none of our food spoiled, so it seemed to be ok. The bed and pillows were a bit soft but the heat/air conditioning worked well. Next door is the Bright Angel lodge where Thunderbird clients check in and out, and where there is a restaurant and café. The Thunderbird has a couple of candy/soda machines, but that's it. Biggest potential problem is parking; we found a space right outside the lodge, but other people told of having to park a mile away. And this was in November ! The best and most important part about the Thunderbird is that you are about 20 yards from the rim trail.
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Sunset and sunrise made very comfortable.
User: Dana H from: Ewa Beach, Hawaii
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Nov, 16, 2019
Travel Date: Nov, 1, 2019
Rating: 4
This location is perfect for a visit to the canyon. Clean, comfortable and great location for a canyon visit. The staff are very friendly and available 24/7. We checked in to relax then catch a stunning sunset, only to be matched by the sunrise the next morning ALL within steps of our room and the canyons edge!! A place to consider if visiting the Grand canyon National park.

Happy we stayed here for the location/ room was comfortable
User: LoveToTravel524 from: Santa Cruz, California
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Nov, 2, 2019
Travel Date: Nov, 1, 2019
Rating: 4
We booked only about 2 months ahead and were happy we could snag a room on the rim. Had considered Maswik and Yavapai Lodge but after visiting both we were happy at the Thunderbird lodge. Granted it looks horrible from the outside (old college dorm?!) but the actual room was quite comfortable. We were in room #6208, downstairs, no view, 2 queens, frig, ,lots of plugs, coffee maker, nice bathroom. Check in and everything happens at the Bright Angel Lodge right next door. There is no wifi in the room and limited access in the Bright Angel Lodge lobby. When we ate breakfast at nearby El Tovar we were surprised they would not give us wifi access even though all part of Xanterra hotel group. If you are arrive early be sure to go ahead and do paperwork for checkin and they will give you the room key in the 3-4p timeframe. Fantastic to be right on the rim for sunset and sunrise. There is a shuttle stop right in front of the hotel. We really enjoyed walking the rim trail both directions from the hotel. Had dinner and breakfast in the Harvey house cafe and it was fine and enjoyed the bar there too (Bright Angel Lodge).

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