Since this lodge was touted as being "inside" the canyon, we assumed it would have great views from the rim. This was not the case as the lodge is tucked in a grove of trees quite a distance from the rim.
The room was large, however, and quite comfortable with the exception of the bed on the first night. We had the staff remove the extra layer of foam bedding and the second night's sleep was much better. The refrigerator we requested was supplied immediately at no extra charge.
We ate most of our meals at the historic-trading-post-turned-cafeteria where the food was reasonably good and reasonably priced.
The grounds themselves were pleasant with lots of grass, trees and walking paths. There chairs on the patio area outside our room where we sat to watch the moon and stars.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The only accommodations inside Canyon de Chelly National Monument. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Thunderbird Hotel Chinle
- Thunderbird Lodge Grand Canyon