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WahooHoward from: Montclair, New Jersey
Published Date: Dec, 30, 2019 Travel Date: Dec, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
Pricey, but rooms are decent and convenient to the Rim
Stayed here mainly because of the location, which is on the rim. The property, as with others in the Park, is pricey. We saved a little by opting for the "street view" rooms. You're only steps away from the rim trail, and can walk easily to the Bright Angel lodge (where there's food and a gift shop). Rooms are clean and comfortable. WiFi didn't work at all, and was iffy in the lobby area. Not great value for the money, but was fine for a special trip.
- Sleep Quality: 3
- Location: 5
- Service: 3
815rachaeld from: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Dec, 23, 2019 Travel Date: Dec, 1, 2019 Rating: 3
Dated hotel on rim, with some updates. Pleasantly surprised.
Not much to add that hast been said already. This is a 60s hotel that has had a makeover. Clean, good location. Still a 60s shell, concrete walls, dark hallways. But we had a rim view from our room and were steps from the edge. Humble place, not the Hilton. Worked for us.
Parking can be a challenge but we managed okay.
Shannon C from: Tennessee
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Nov, 26, 2019 Travel Date: Nov, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
Very clean and comfortable room
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.
reilly86 from: St. Paul, MN
Published Date: Nov, 21, 2019 Travel Date: Nov, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
Beautiful view and sunsets, right from our room!
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.
- Value: 5
- Sleep Quality: 5
- Service: 5
Gary S from: New Jersey
Published Date: Nov, 18, 2019 Travel Date: Nov, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
Cleaner than i expected and right next to the rim
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.
- Rooms: 4
- Cleanliness: 4
- Service: 4