Fodor's Expert Review Thunderbird Lodge

Indian Hwy. 7, Chinle, Arizona, 86503, USA

Ideally located within the national monument's borders, this pleasant, if basic, establishment owned by the Navajo Nation hosts Native American dance performances weekends August through October. The cafeteria-style restaurant, in the site's original 1896 trading post, serves reasonably priced soups, salads, sandwiches, and entrées, including charbroiled steaks. The lodge can also help to arrange jeep tours of Canyon de Chelly and Canyon del Muerto.

PROS

  • only hotel inside park borders
  • summer performances by Native American dancers
  • tours offered right from hotel

CONS

  • small, rustic rooms not for everyone
  • spotty area cell phone service
  • a distance from other restaurants and services

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
HistoricalFamily
Quiet
Remote
Local Flavor
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 800-679–2473 | 928-674–5842

HOTEL DETAILS

70 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals, Credit cards accepted

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