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North Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The rooms have been updated. Room is clean, bed is comfortable. Quiet, did not hear neighbors. Night's stay about $100.00. Not too far from Chinle, but right next to the Canyon de Chelly Vistor's Center and route to ride the South Rim. Would stay here again!

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

Thank you for staying with us at Thunderbird Lodge and for taking the time to rate and review your visit. We are pleased you found your accommodations clean and comfortable and the surrounding area beautiful. Should your journey bring you back to Canyon De Chelly, we hope to welcome you back as our guest. All our best, Thunderbird Lodge Management

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for a night and the room was nice and cozy. Great that there was coffee and tea in the room since it was snowing outside. You don't need a room with a view here. We were on the ground floor facing the street and that too was a pretty good view. 20 steps out of your room...

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

Dear Li Lin C, Thank you for taking the time to rate and review your stay at Thunderbird Lodge. We are delighted that you were happy with your accommodations and that you were able to enjoy the majestic surroundings of Canyon De Chelly. If your journey brings you back to Canyon De Chelly, we hope you will be our guest...

Park City, Utah
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our stay at the Thunderbird Lodge. Nothing fancy, but it was clean and the staff was warm and friendly. The grounds were lovely with blooming lilacs, green grass, and shady cottonwoods. Our favorite part was the courtyards where you could relax in the solitude and enjoy coffee or a picnic lunch. The lodge is just far enough outside...

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

Dear Melissa J, Thank you for taking the time to rate and review your time with us at Thunderbird Lodge. We are thrilled you found your accommodations clean and pleasant, the staff warm and friendly, the food decent and the surroundings majestic! Should your journey bring you back to Canyon De Chelly, we hope to welcome you as our guest...

Scituate, Massachusetts
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Basically there are three hotels to stay in if you are visiting Canyon de Chelly. I have seen them all. Thunderbird is the only one in a relaxing peaceful setting. There are lawns and beautiful trees to sit under. All of the staff is very welcoming. The hotel is very reasonably priced. Reserve early as it was full for our...

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

Dear annabelle020, Thank you for taking the time to rate and review your say at Thunderbird Lodge. We are thrilled you enjoyed your accommodations, felt welcomed by the staff and took advantage of the gorgeous surroundings! Should your journey bring you back to Canyon De Chelly, we hope to welcome you back to Thunderbird Lodge. All our best, Thunderbird Lodge...

Phoenix
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have stayed at the Thunderbird lodge many times over the years first time back in the 1980s . It's. been updated and is very clean hotel people are very friendly the rooms are exceptionally clean I would recommend it to anyone. It's also right at the entrance to Canyon de chelly.

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

Hello MichaelPhoenix, Thank you for taking the time to rate and review your stay at Thunderbird Lodge. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and found everything satisfactory. We look forward to welcoming you back in the very near future. All our best, Thunderbird Lodge Management

San Diego
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This motel has been recently upgraded. All rooms very clean and everything is new. Fridge and microwave in room is very helpful. Lots of parking. Very close to Canyon de Chelley. Front desk staff very helpful. We were able to take a tour of the canyon floor directly from the front desk area. Quick response to room with extra blankets....

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

Hello LisaStocks, Thank you for taking the time to rate and review your stay with us at Thunderbird Lodge. We are sorry your kids didn't like the offerings at the Cafeteria. We are delighted though that you and your family found everything else satisfactory. Should your journey bring you back to Canyon De Chelly, we hope you will stay with...

long island
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After a day hiking in Canyon de Chelly, we were pleased with our decision to stay at Thunderbird Lodge. Simple, not fancy, but just what we were looking for. Above average gift shop and hearty servings for a reasonable price at the adjoining Thunderbird cafeteria. Service was pleasant.

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

Hello Guest, Thank you for taking the time to rate and review your stay at Thunderbird Lodge. We are delighted you enjoyed the accommodations, the food, and of course, the majestic splendor of Canyon De Chelly! Should your journey bring you back to Canyon De Chelly, we hope you will stay with us again. All our best, Thunderbird Lodge Management

Dripping Springs, Texas
Reviewed 25 March 2017

You are here for the tour THROUGH the Canyon de Chelly! The drive around the rim is a poor "second option" of the what the canyon has to offer. That being said, be certain to get a look at he canyon from above to gain perspective for what is going to happen when you take the full day tour through...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to rate and review your stay at Thunderbird Lodge. We are happy you found your accommodations clean and comfortable, if a bit out of date for your tastes, and the staff friendly and helpful. Your comments about the tour are wonderful! These details will be very helpful to others just planning their...

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Great location for the amazing canyon. Atmospheric setting with comfortable and clean rooms. Friendly Hotel and restuarant staff. Loved the Fry Bread! Exploring Canyon de Chelly is a wonderfully rich experience that requires a full day (ie afternoon/morning) to fully cover and absorb.

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

Hello Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a wonderful review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us at Thunderbird Lodge and that you found the accommodations comfortable and the staff welcoming. Should your journey bring you back to Canyon De Chelly, we hope you will stay with us again. All our best, Thunderbird Lodge Management

Santa Fe, New Mexico
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Charming, well-run, and spotless. Best of all, it's at the mouth of a spectacular National Monument: Canyon de Chelly. My wife and I stayed two nights and thoroughly enjoyed the place. We also took an excellent guided tour through the canyon that the Lodge set up.

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Dear dglindberg, Thank you for the excellent rating and review of your stay with us at Thunderbird Lodge. We are thrilled you and your wife enjoyed your two nights with us, as well as the tour. If your journey brings you back to Canyon De Chelly, we hope to welcome you both as guests again! All our best, Thunderbird Lodge...

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The only accommodations inside Canyon de Chelly National Monument. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Thunderbird Lodge

Address: Rural Route 7, Chinle, AZ 86503 (Formerly Sacred Canyon Lodge)
Region: United States > Arizona > Chinle
Price Range: RM484 - RM536 (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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Also Known As:
Thunderbird Hotel Chinle
Thunderbird Lodge Grand Canyon
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“Rooms are well off street, behind restaurant.”
lroberts1228, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
“You don't need a room with a view of the Canyon”
, 19 Apr 2017 | Read review
“ask for a king room in the old stone duplex”
timf212, 2 Mar 2017 | Read review
“In the cafeteria, try the Navajo fry bread...great stuff.”
EasyRider2053, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The king suite in the stand alone stone cottage is a welcome change from a standard motel room.”
23annep, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
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