Fodor's Expert Review Best Western East Zion Thunderbird Lodge

4530 State St. (U.S. 89), Mount Carmel Junction, Utah, 84755, USA

About 13 miles beyond the east entrance of Zion National Park, this low-slung motel with clean, spacious rooms decorated with rustic lodge-style furniture is a good option if you also want to be within an hour's drive of Bryce Canyon National Park. Nestled in the Zion Mountains foothills, the hotel is bordered by the sprawling greens of a nine-hole golf course and home to a funky ’50s-style restaurant known for country-fried steak, burgers, and homemade pie.

PROS

  • restaurant serves great pie
  • outdoor heated pool
  • hot tub
  • well-manicured grounds
  • outdoor heated pool, hot tub
  • well-manicured grounds
  • restaurant serves delicious pies

CONS

  • no elevator
  • too far off the beaten path for some guests
  • 20-minute drive to Kanab restaurants
  • breakfast not included

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Views
Casual
Countryside
Basic
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 435-648–2203 | 800-780–7234 | 435-648–2203-hotel direct | 800-780–7234-reservations

HOTEL DETAILS

61 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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