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Fairbanks, Alaska
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed here to overnight before visiting Canyon de Chelly and Monument Valley. The hotel is in a very nice location close to Canyon de Chelly. The price is very reasonable. The staff are friendly. The room we stayed in was old, but clean. It was a cold night and we had to run the heating unit all night to...

Thank 835arnee
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Pretty awesome off season stay. Priced right. Right on South Rim Drive. Staff on point. No pushy sales on anything. So many sites to see. 4 to 5 days needed to do all the trails & tours. Lodge restaurant 3 out of 5. A bit pricey but it's right on site.

Thank Jayjay M
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed here for one night close to Canyon de Chelly NP. It looks a little dejected from the outside, but the rooms are lovely and spacious but cosy, with everything you might need. Comfortable bed, coffee machine in the room, free wifi. Good value. There is a cafe/restaurant next door, though I didn't try it out. They also run tours...

Thank rebeccacroke
West Lafayette, Indiana
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have three criteria for the hotels I review. The first is location; second comes cleanliness; third comes aesthetics and efficiency. The Thunderbird passes the first and second with flying colors, but the third got slightly below average marks. In a place like this, to be sure, no one is going to spend much time inside a hotel room! But...

1Thank Eleanor G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An excellent location outside of Chinle toward Canyon de Chelly, on a side road; room was clean, quiet, updated, and pleasantly situated. No traffic noise. While there is a cafeteria on site we chose a nearby (Chinle) restaurant for dinner (also excellent). Staff at the Lodge was efficient and friendly... the usual gracious Navajo. Definitely will select this motel/hotel again....

1Thank Goingwell2016
Reviewed 28 October 2016

This is our second year at the lodge. We have really enjoyed it. The rooms have more personality than a chain. We did miss the colorful bedspreads from last year. The new ones are bland. The rooms are clean, everything worked, and my husband loved the Keurig in our room. It is a peaceful, pleasant, reasonably priced place. We booked...

2Thank Tona Camille F
Wantirna, Australia
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Great accommodation at the entrance to Canyon DeChelly. Restaurant on site with good hearty food. Launching place for tours into the Canyon. Beware the VERY expensive jewelry store at the check-in desk area. Nice rooms, very clean, parking at the door.

1Thank rhayden2016
Casuarina, Australia
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Good size, clean room and comfortable bed with nice linen. Large TV. Bathroom is good: plenty of towels, hot water is hot. My one complaint is that there is not a fridge in the room. A microwave would be handy too as the dining options in Chinle are not very appealing.

Thank John F
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed one weeknight at the Thunderbird Lodge and really enjoyed the stay. It is the only place to stay inside Canyon de Chelly National Monument. There are other options in Chinle, AZ but this felt much more authentic. Our room was very clean and tastefully arranged. Each room has a Keurig coffee maker and 4 different k-cup choices which...

2Thank GoVols79
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed at the Thunderbird Lodge in October, 2016. There aren't many options in Chinle. At the time of this review, there were only three hotels / motels in Chinle. The Thunderbird Lodge seems like a historical property. It's essentially a drive up motel. My room was spacious, rustic, and in good working order. The walls are on the thin side,...

1Thank Rocky_Mountain069

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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: $74 - $150 (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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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
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“The rooms closest to the registration, in the room #20's) are very quiet with plenty of parking”
 of 5 bubbles deanc660, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms in the rear building are quieter as they are away from the road and the public park across the street. All units are ground level.”
 of 5 bubbles suzanneo768, 29 Sep 2016 | Read review
“My tip: it isn't easy to find, but well worth the trip.”
 of 5 bubbles 222hughs, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Eat if you can at the Junction restaurant for Navajo cooking and experience.”
 of 5 bubbles 601joc, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The older rooms are in the front section and are built of stone. Not as fancy but definately quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles karengE3033GJ, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
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