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YorkshireNicky40 from: Leeds, United Kingdom
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: May, 23, 2022 Travel Date: May, 1, 2022 Rating: 5
Really pleasantly surprised.
We were lucky to secure a parking spot at the front of the Bright Angel Lodge which is where you actually check in for Thunderbird Lodge located next door.
The lady at check in was so pleasant & helpful and gave us lots of information we wouldn’t have even thought to ask. We felt welcomed and valued customers even though we were only booked in for the one night.
The room was clean, tidy and had all the amenities required including Wi-Fi. The pillows were actually the comfiest we encountered during our trip and the bed was super comfy as well. It was lovely and quiet and we got a good nights sleep.
The bathroom by most standards was on the small side but it had everything you needed including complimentary toiletries and serviced all your needs.
109loveholidays from: Dollar, United Kingdom
Published Date: May, 16, 2022 Travel Date: May, 1, 2022 Rating: 4
We stayed here for one night and had a room on the second floor. We had a partial canyon view and even this was pretty cool. Check in at the Bright Angel Lodge was easy and the receptionist was friendly and helpful. We struggled to find a parking spot at 2.30pm when we arrived but were able to move the car closer to the lodge later in the day. When we checked out just before 11am there were lots of parking spaces close to the accommodation...a great time to arrive if possible.
The room was large and clean with a mini fridge, coffee maker and the usual toiletries.
We had lunch in El Tovar dining room which we'd booked in advance, enjoyed the experience.
Was worth staying in the park to be able to be on the trails early with no one around. Its magical.
If we ever get back to Grand Canyon we would definitely stay here again
- Rooms: 4
- Sleep Quality: 4
- Service: 5
savvy_dave from: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Published Date: May, 11, 2022 Travel Date: May, 1, 2022 Rating: 5
Excellent choice, right on the canyon rim
Had a really great stay at the Thunderbird Lodge, having been lucky enough to a secure a room last minute. Normally, as with the other lodges on the southern rim, it sells out months in advance. The price was also not excessive, and even slightly lower than comparable hotels in Tusayan, 20 minutes drive away from the canyon.
The Lodge is situated right on the canyon rim. Even if you aren’t lucky to have a canyon view room, you are literally a dozen steps away from this natural wonder. You can easily enjoy the canyon at sunrise, sunset or even during the night (the stars are amazing) and the historical Bright Angel and El Tovar Lodges are close by and accessible for meals and drinks.
Externally the lodge is an unattractive concrete block, but inside the rooms are large, bright and nicely furnished. Beds were excellent, the bathroom was immaculate and the usual amenities like fridge, coffee make, iron etc were all there.
The hard working house keeping team were happy to clean rooms daily or provide additional amenities and supplies.
There is no restaurant here, but you can eat at Bright Angel next door and there are vending machines. Car parking is available right next to the building and I could always find a space. Highly recommended.
- Sleep Quality: 5
- Location: 5
- Service: 5
smm405 from: Lebanon, New Hampshire
Published Date: May, 4, 2022 Travel Date: Apr, 1, 2022 Rating: 5
Great location and hotel
My wife nd I had a room overlooking the Grand Canyon. Beautiful. Rooms very clean, modern and comfortable. The rooms were quiet and the beds comfortable. Check in was easy and a short walk to our hotel and room.
- Rooms: 5
- Value: 4
- Service: 4
WhiteR203 from: Dothan, Alabama
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: May, 1, 2022 Travel Date: May, 1, 2022 Rating: 2
Expensive and mediocre.
Terrible hotel. Had to carry suitcases up stairs. TV was standard definition. Rooms are very small. Outside entrance walkway had a tilt to it and so did the bathroom floor! Coffee maker could only do one cup and then it would fail to do a second for me. No microwave in room meant we couldn’t reheat our coffees. Bathroom was very small also. Not big enough for me and my wife. Would not stay here again.