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Grand Canyon Hotels

Thunderbird Lodge

  • Practical Base


  • Partial canyon views in some rooms
  • Family-friendly


  • Rooms lack personality
  • Check-in takes place at nearby Bright Angel Lodge
  • Limited parking nearby

Updated 05/23/2014

Fodor's Review

This motel with comfortable, simple rooms has all the modern amenities you'd expect at a typical mid-price chain hotel. For $11 more, you can get a room with a partial view of the canyon. Rooms have either two queen beds or one king. Some rooms have evaporative coolers (they're very effective) instead of air-conditioning.

Hotel Information


Desert View Dr., Grand Canyon Village, Arizona, United States


888-297–2757-reservations only; 928-638–2631

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 55 rooms
  • No meals

Updated 05/23/2014


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By Celine

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Aug 15, 2003

anywhere else, it wouldn't get a 3...

(stayed in AUG.03) I didn't mind the outside look of the motel. We checked in the bright angel lodge next door which had a gorgeous lobby. The staff was very nice and helpfull. The room was on the second floor as i requested upon booking. We had a view on the canyon. It wasn't a deep view but it was very enjoyable. I waked up early moring and checked through the window if it was a good time to get out for the sunset. The room was so-so. It was large,

the bathroom was clean. The chairs were stained, but not too much. The bed sheets had a hole in it and the AC was very noisy. We paid $130 (tax included) for the room, anywhere else I wouldn't have appreciate it, but there, we didn't mind. It was just too convenient and If I should return I would use it again.

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By Shawn

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Jul 8, 2002

A room at the canyon for a small price

My wife and I stayed in the Thunderbird Lodge and we were satisfied with the accommodations. It had a great view of the canyon and was convenient to everything. The room was nothing special but as they say, location is everything.

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