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Thunderbird Lodge
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Amazing location, gorgeous views
User: lmjubb13 from: Newark, Delaware
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Aug, 6, 2019
Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2019
Rating: 5
This lodge was exceptional. We had a partial canyon view room and it was amazing to wake up to that view. Room was spacious, beds were comfortable, rooms were clean and we had a wonderful time. Location in the Grand Canyon village was great. Easy walk to El Tovar or bright angel for a meal and close to shuttle stops to ride to look out points along the south rim. Some reviews complained the rooms were outdated. Honestly I think the older decor is part of the charm. It’s modernized enough to be up to date and comfortable but still has that original charm. Loved it and would love to go back again someday!

Stay somewhere else
User: Chris S from:
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Aug, 5, 2019
Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2019
Rating: 2
High priced tourist trap! All about the location. Mediocre room at best especially for the PRICE! Do not eat at the Harvey Cafe next door! See my review! Hardly ANY parking at the 2 hotels (Bright Angel and Thunderbird Lodge)! Lesson learned!

Location location location
User: VVMB from: Miami Beach, Florida
Published Date: Jul, 29, 2019
Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2019
Rating: 5
Steps away from a gorgeous view! Got up early to enjoy quiet time viewing the canyon. It was so peaceful and beautiful. Also enjoyed ranger talks in the afternoon (5pm) right in back of the lodge overlooking the canyon. Plenty of shuttles to other areas of the canyon Visited as part of Caravan tours and it was a great trip! Highly recommend

Nice location and view- Bad housekeeping
User: MimiE183 from: Richmond, Virginia
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Jul, 26, 2019
Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2019
Rating: 4
Stayed 1 night w family in Thunderbird Lodge GC. Received wrong info from front desk when arrived to GC regarding parking. They do Not tell you that there is No parking for the accommodations at GC. Parking open to all visitors at the park. Plenty of shuttle service though. Rooms were well stocked and great views of GC. Worst part were the lack of clean sheets. Of course didn’t notice until late in evening at bed time. Sheets smelled dirty like sweat and urine. When we were checking out I turned over my young sons pillow to look for toys and found other side of his pillow was FULL of mascara stains. Disgusting! Housekeeping needs to be addressed immediately.

Natures grandeur and the starry starry night
User: shefalithakur2017 from: Ghaziabad District, India
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Jul, 22, 2019
Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2019
Rating: 4
Staying at thunderbird lodge gave us the glimpse of the awe-inspiring grand canyon right from its edge. You step out of the room and you are looking down the precipe which is beyond words. The location enabled us to breathe in the stunning work of nature and imbibe peace just looking at the majestic rock formation. The room was clean and comfortable and very eco-friendly. With helpful staff around our stay was very comfortable. And on our trek when we found peaks named the Shiva temple and rocks called the Rama schist, Brahma and Vishnu schist, believe me, it made my day and I felt proud of our history. And when we stepped out for star gazing it cannot be described. so many constellations could be seen with naked eyes and the trillions of stars made me truly believe that we were not alone in this universe.
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