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Ontario
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We wanted to stay close to the south rim of the Canyon de Chelly, and were looking forward to staying in a unique motel. The Thunderbird is under relatively new ownership, and there is evidence of recent investment to upgrade the property, e.g. new electronic locks on the doors. Our room was clean and neat, and had a refrigerator and...

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Mattie B, Administrative Assistant at Thunderbird Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Semi-retiredOntario, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for Thunderbird Lodge. We are very proud of the new upgrades we have made to the guest rooms including flat screen televisions, new bedding, new carpeting, irons and ironing boards, hair dryers, mini fridge, microwave and single cup Keurig coffee makers. In March 2017, we will...

Gilbert, Arizona
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed overnight on a visit to Canyon De Chelly. The rooms were clean, cozy and comfortable. The staff was awesome. Enjoyed two great meals at the Cafeteria. The whole experience far exceeded our expectations. We will definitely stay there again.

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Mattie B, Administrative Assistant at Thunderbird Lodge, responded to this review

Dear jfdino77, Thank you very much for the excellent review of Thunderbird Lodge. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us. Please come back and visit again! Safe Travels, Management

La Crosse, Wisconsin
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here two nights in Feb, 2017. The room was clean and quiet, and appropriately decorated. Comfortable bed, soft towels, soaps and shampoos, and a full-flow shower head. Also contains fridge and microwave and a reasonable selection of TV channels. The Wifi worked fine and my cell phone was able to send and receive calls deep inside the room. Hotel...

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Mattie B, Admin Assist at Thunderbird Lodge, responded to this review

Dear EasyRider2053, We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us at Thunderbird Lodge! Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. Upon taking over management of the Lodge, one of the first things we did was to upgrade the wifi system. We are happy to know it worked well for you. Also, in March 2017...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Second stay there year and as the first it was very good. Remodeled rooms were clean and comfortable. Not 5 star but not priced that way either. Direct access to the canyon too. Did not try the restaurant as we ate in town. Enjoy!

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Mattie B, Admin Assist at Thunderbird Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Tim S, We are delighted you enjoyed your second visit with us and we hope you will return again to Thunderbird Lodge. Thanks for taking the time to write a TripAdvisor review it is very helpful for other travelers to read first hand what it is like at the lodge. Safe Travels, Management

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very nice, clean, comfortable place to stay for a very good price. Rooms had all of the amenities of nicer properties, comfortable beds, nice linens, nice bathroom amenities and towels. We had breakfast in their cafeteria and enjoyed the ambience, albeit a cafeteria. Had dinner in town, but probably could have had the same or better at...

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Mattie B, Admin Assist at Thunderbird Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Marshaaabq, Thank you so much for the fantastic TripAdvisor review of your recent stay with us at Thunderbird Lodge. The reviews help many other travelers make informed decisions on where they want to stay and we appreciate you taking the time to write one. We hope that you will come back and visit us again soon! Warm Regards, Management

Calgary
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were fortunate to book a king suite and found our 'room' was actually a very charming stand alone stone cottage. The suite features a separate bedroom and sitting area complete with sofa and comfy chairs as well as a dining table. The motel is conveniently located to the park visitor centre. The motel lobby features a unique gift shop...

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Mattie B, Admin Assist at Thunderbird Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Anne P, Thank you for your great TripAdvisor review of your recent stay with us at Thunderbird Lodge. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. Please come and visit us again soon! Regards, Management

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This lodge is right near the canyon. It fits right into the environment in that it is a low single story adobe looking motel with a gift shop, registration and cafeteria. Everything you need so close to the rims. We did not take the canyon tour but started out first thing in the morning straight out to spider rock to...

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Mattie B, Admin Assist at Thunderbird Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Elizabeth W, Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your stay with us at Thunderbird Lodge. You captured the essence of the canyon and surroundings and you described it beautifully. This will be very helpful to other travelers interested in visiting Canyon De Chelly and the marvelous Thunderbird Lodge. We hope you will come back...

ATLANTA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Thunderbird Lodge at Canyon de Chelly is exceptional. The rooms are clean and nicely furnished. A writing desk, flat screen TV and chairs for seating outside. Very old school but in a nice way. There is also a trading post with native arts and crafts. Also on the grounds is a cafeteria. Again old school but they give you...

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Mattie B, Admin Assist at Thunderbird Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Jim M, Thank you for your lovely review of Thunderbird Lodge at Canyon de Chelly. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us and hope that you will visit us again in the near future! Regards, Management

Muncy, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I spent two nights here. I think my general sentiment is a clean quaint room. Obviously an older property...a real throwback to the 50s or 60s motor lodges. Economically priced, and a good value. Also ate at the cafeteria next door...basic menu, but it was good for the price...and frankly not many other options nearby. Also a...

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Hello photollew, Thank you for taking the time to write a TripAdvisor review for us at Thunderbird Lodge. Reviews such as yours are so helpful for fellow travelers and we really appreciate you taking the time to let us know about your stay. We are delighted that you and your wife enjoyed your time with us and hope you will...

Birmingham, Alabama
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although there is no extravagant fitness center or conference room, this hotel provides exactly what you need in an extremely convenient location to Canyon de Chelly and nearby tours. The hotel itself provides tours as well, and also has a cute gift shop and cafeteria complete with local food and the "regular" array of food items. My room was very...

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Hi Nathania N, We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time at Thunderbird Lodge. We are pretty excited about our tour offerings; All-Day, 4-Hour and Sunset tours. In our opinion, it is the best way to experience the archaeological sites within the many canyons of Canyon De Chelly National Monument. If you visit us again, we hope you will take...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Additional Information about Thunderbird Lodge

Address: Rural Route 7, Chinle, AZ 86503 (Formerly Sacred Canyon Lodge)
Region: United States > Arizona > Chinle
Price Range: $94 - $159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Thunderbird Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 69
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Thunderbird Lodge Grand Canyon
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“In the cafeteria, try the Navajo fry bread...great stuff.”
 of 5 bubbles EasyRider2053, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The king suite in the stand alone stone cottage is a welcome change from a standard motel room.”
 of 5 bubbles 23annep, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The family rooms are large with 3 queen beds”
 of 5 bubbles fmtrv, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms located behind the cafeteria appear to be newer.”
 of 5 bubbles NyonyaLady, 22 Dec 2016 | Read review
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