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Dripping Springs, Texas
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 We are happy you found your accommodations clean and comfortable, if a bit out of date for your tastes, and the staff friendly and helpful.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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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

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...

Amarillo, Texas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice rooms for a motel that have been recently remodeled. Motel sits near Canyon De Chelly, which is incredible and well worth the visit. We also took the 6 wheel truck tour of the canyon and that was great too. My son and I walked out the White House trail. It was built by CCC in the 1930's and...

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

Hello Dale S, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Thunderbird Lodge. Reviews are so important to other travelers and guests to make informed decisions on where they want to stay. We are thrilled that you and your son enjoyed your time with us and also enjoyed your tour of the canyon in one of our...

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just spent two nights here, to leave a full day for exploring Canyon de Chelly and couldn't be more pleased with the place, the staff, the price. Recently renovated lodge is beautiful and very comfortable. The staff are helpful. The cafeteria has good food at reasonable prices. And they offer guided tours of the canyon. Great place!

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

Hello John, We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us at the Thunderbird Lodge! We are proud of all the upgrades we have made to the property since taking over in January 2016 including our Navajo -guided tours of the canyon. Thank you for taking the time to write a review it makes decision making easier for other...

Blue Mounds, Wisconsin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed two nights at this charming, quiet inn just outside the canyon. We were very comfortable and plan to stay here again in the future. The king bed was nice and firm, the room clean and very quiet - which is a big plus for us.

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Mattie B, Admin Assistant at Thunderbird Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Tim, We are delighted that you and your wife enjoyed your stay with us at Thunderbird Lodge. We look forward to your return in the near future! Best, Management

Bend, Oregon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff was welcoming, and the lodge is a bit dated in a fun sort of way. The rooms are not modern but quite roomy. We loved that the Thunderbird is off the highway and adjacent to Canyon De Chelly. While not all rooms have microwaves or refrigerators we liked that there was an adjacent restaurant. One quirky thing is...

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

Hello Kim P, Thank you for your thoughtful TripAdvisor review. We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us. You must have stayed in one of our historical area rooms which at this time do not have microwaves and refrigerators due to the electrical load. We are currently working on this and we are thrilled to report that by March...

Juneau, Alaska
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an evening and morning to spend in Canyon de Chelly, so this lodge in the canyon was great! The service (telephone reservation, reception desk at arrival and departure) was good. The folks seemed happy to see us. The room was comfortable and the quiet remarkable (maybe because we'd spent a night in Holbrook hearing trains earlier in the...

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

Hi Anne, We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us at Thunderbird Lodge. Thank you for taking the time to write a review; it helps other travelers make informed decisions about where they choose to stay and do while traveling. We hope you will come back and stay with us again soon! Regards, Management

Ventura, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I wasn't feeling well and asked if we could have some extra time during check out which they were fine with. We checked out an hour late and they charged us another days stay. As well as a couple of instances of really poor service/grumpy staff.

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

Hello Amanda, I am so sorry this occurred. The additional day should never have been charged to you. Would you please email me directly and let me know the dates of your reservation and also the name it was under? We want to credit you for this fee. Please email me at admin@explorenavajo.com so we can get this corrected. Thank...

Ontario
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We wanted to stay close to the south rim of the Canyon de Chelly, and were looking forward to staying in a unique motel. The Thunderbird is under relatively new ownership, and there is evidence of recent investment to upgrade the property, e.g. new electronic locks on the doors. Our room was clean and neat, and had a refrigerator and...

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Mattie B, Administrative Assistant at Thunderbird Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Semi-retiredOntario, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for Thunderbird Lodge. We are very proud of the new upgrades we have made to the guest rooms including flat screen televisions, new bedding, new carpeting, irons and ironing boards, hair dryers, mini fridge, microwave and single cup Keurig coffee makers. In March 2017, we will...

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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: ₹ 7,171 - ₹ 7,301 (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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Thunderbird Lodge Grand Canyon
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“ask for a king room in the old stone duplex”
 of 5 bubbles timf212, 2 Mar 2017 | Read review
“In the cafeteria, try the Navajo fry bread...great stuff.”
 of 5 bubbles EasyRider2053, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The king suite in the stand alone stone cottage is a welcome change from a standard motel room.”
 of 5 bubbles 23annep, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The family rooms are large with 3 queen beds”
 of 5 bubbles fmtrv, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms located behind the cafeteria appear to be newer.”
 of 5 bubbles NyonyaLady, 22 Dec 2016 | Read review
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