Zion National Park Hotels



Best Western East Zion Thunderbird Lodge

At a Glance


  • the restaurant serves great pie
  • grounds are well manicured—even the parking lot looks like a putting green


  • no elevator

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Best Western East Zion Thunderbird Lodge Review

About 13 miles east of Zion National Park, this red-adobe motel is a good option if you want to be within an hour's drive of Bryce Canyon National Park. Nestled in the foothills of the Zion Mountains and bordered by a scenic golf course, the hotel has rooms that are spacious and bright.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Junction of U.S. 89 and Rte. 9, Mount Carmel Junction, Zion National Park, UT 84755 | Map It
  • Phone: 435/648–2203; 800/780–7234
  • Website:
  • Location: Outside the Park

    Hotel Details

  • 61 rooms, 1 suite.
  • Rate includes no meals.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 10-28-2013

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    A resort where the restaurant closes at 8:00... Where the pool and hot tub are closed for the winter?
    I have several complaints about this hotel... let me list - -Loud clanking pipes from every room. -Radiant heat that was too hot or too cold -No bathtub (or only for very short people) After finding out the hot tub and pool were shut down for the winter I was excited to get into the tub... nope. -Television sound was out of whack- loud or mute are the only two options. -Half the TV stations were bad (static, no sound) -The restaurant made me sick (hard to deal with when hiking). I have never eaten worse restaurant food in my life. Don't get the fried rice and sweet and sour pork. They were also out of several items that I wanted. -I could hear very clear spoken conversations from the room next door. -The blankets were tucked in by the housekeeping to fit a small child.
    This was my worst hotel experience.

    by bobdaddy, 1/2/07

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