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Thunderbird Lodge
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Right on the rim
User: jesseo582 from: Jackson, Wyoming
Trip Type: Friends getaway
Published Date: Apr, 20, 2019
Travel Date: Apr, 1, 2019
Rating: 5
Without being as famous as the next-door El Tovar nor as quaint as Bright Angel Lodge Cabins, the location here is simply splendid! Situated between the two, you have a choice fir dining options but I recommend you make dinner reservations weeks before you arrive, they fill up quickly. Most impressively, immediately out your back door is the south rim of Grand Canyon! It’s pretty hard to beat. The elk passing by, nibbling on the new grass, was an early season bonus. They’ll be in the woods by now I expect.

Solid room with a killer view
User: 630alany from: Oakton, Virginia
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Apr, 19, 2019
Travel Date: Apr, 1, 2019
Rating: 4
Look, I think most folks have noticed that this is a national park hotel. It has a little smell, but that's because it uses a non-traditional AC system. The shower nozzle is a tad low. The room was clean and comfortable, The view is really killer. My family would stay here again.
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Awful
User: johnrD4029ZF from: Harrogate, United Kingdom
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Apr, 14, 2019
Travel Date: Apr, 1, 2019
Rating: 1
One of the natural wonders of the world and they offer this 70’s looking carbuncle. It’s ugly,it’s dark and it smells of old damp carpet and you would find better accommodation in a road side motel. The facilities are massively inadequate for the number of guests there too.. don’t bother with this place, if you’re going to stay in the Grand Canyon national park then go to the El Tovar hotel next door instead. We booked 3 nights at the thunderbird and packed up and moved next door after just 1.

Clean, quiet, cozy and wonderful location!!
User: JBrown1286 from:
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Apr, 13, 2019
Travel Date: Mar, 1, 2019
Rating: 4
This is a National Park hotel. People need to quit expecting the Ritz Carlton. Our room at the Thunderbird Lodge actually exceeded our expectations. The room provided what we needed, was very clean, and was more updated and decorative than the outside of the building would suggest. (It looks almost like a prison from the outside:) The room was also well though out, maximizing space and providing plenty of storage. If you are deciding between in the park and a hotel in Tusayan, DEFINITELY go inside the park. You are right on the rim (except for Maswick), and cannot beat the convenience!
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Near the Rim
User: George C from: Chickamauga, Georgia
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Apr, 7, 2019
Travel Date: Apr, 1, 2019
Rating: 4
I paid almost $300 for a dorm room, but lets face it, you pay for the location. It is located right on the South Rim and the rooms have partial views of the canyon. Register at the Bright Angel right next door. Parking is really tough and they offer no help in finding a place to put your car. Shower head so low I had to bend over to wash my hair. You cannot beat the location though and that is the most important thing.
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