The minimalist design of these low-slung, concrete structures was once decried for sullying the South Rim, but these sibling lodges are apt for their setting in that they don't overwhelm the surroundings. Better yet, the canyon-side rooms offer stunning vistas of the Grand Canyon for less than half the price of the renowned view suites next door at El Tovar. The rooms at both lodges were upgraded in 2011–12 with a contemporary style and include black-and-white photos of canyon landscapes, flatscreen TVs, and labyrinth-patterned carpeting. Most rooms have two queen beds, and the cinderblock walls make for a quieter place to sleep than their thin-walled counterparts in other park lodgings.
Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon National Park› Hotel
Thunderbird and Kachina Lodges
In Grand Canyon Village
Our Rating Neighborhood Inside The Park Phone 888/297-2757 or 928/638-2631 Prices $180–$200 park-side; $190–$220 canyon-side Amenities Free Wi-Fi Units 55 units at Thunderbird, 49 at Kachina Web site Thunderbird and Kachina Lodges
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