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Best Western East Zion Thunderbird Lodge

AAA - 2 Diamond

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This Mount Carmel, Utah hotel is the perfect midway point between Arizona and northern Utah.

Centrally located at the junction of US Highway 89 and Route 9 on the Utah border, the Best Western East Zion Thunderbird Lodge offers convenient access to a variety of national parks including Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park. Each well-appointed guest room at this Mount Carmel hotel is 100 non-smoking and features cable satellite television with HBO and free wireless high-speed Internet access. Enjoy a delicious meal at the onsite restaurant before exploring all that Kane County has to offer. The hotel also features a nine-hole golf course, an outdoor heated swimming pool (seasonal), hot tub (seasonal) and guest laundry.

The Best Western East Zion Thunderbird Lodge is just one mile from many local slot canyons including Red Cave, Red Canyon and Red Hollow. Spend an afternoon on ATVs through the Coral Pink Sand Dunes or hike through Zion National Park, only 15 miles away. A short day trip away guests can visit Bryce Canyon National Park, Red Canyon or the North Rim of Arizonas Grand Canyon. Guests will also enjoy visiting the Dixie National Forest, the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument and Lake Powell.

The friendly, helpful staff at the Best Western East Zion Thunderbird Lodge is ready to ensure a fun-filled memorable stay in Mount Carmel, Utah. Make a reservation today and save!

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Junction SR 9 & US-89 East Zion
Mount Carmel
United States
AAA - 2 Diamond


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Junction SR 9 & US-89 East Zion
Mount Carmel
United States

What's nearby?


  • 5 mile(s) from Orderville

  • 6 mile(s) from Glendale

  • 17 mile(s) from Kanab

  • 26 mile(s) from Springdale

  • 59 mile(s) from Panguitch

  • 65 mile(s) from St. George

  • 67 mile(s) from Cedar City

  • 88 mile(s) from Page, Arizona

  • 90 mile(s) from Lake Powell, Arizona

  • 185 mile(s) from Las Vegas, Nevada

  • 205 mile(s) from Flagstaff, Arizona

  • 295 mile(s) from Salt Lake City, Utah

  • 296 mile(s) from Moab, Utah

  • 463 mile(s) from Albuquerque, New Mexico

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 1017 traveller reviews
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Average stay, but not great value

24/05/2017 J E, Torrance, California

We stayed here after a visit to Zion National Park. While the room was reasonable, the value wasn't great because there was not complimentary continental breakfast like most motels or inns. The buildi... more


Stay in Carmel Junction, Utah

23/05/2017 David H,

It was ok stay , the front desk was helpful, the restaurant so-so. The rooms are slightly over-priced. CC @ the front desk was very helpful with directions and places to visit in the area.The scenery ... more


Don't come here with your RV!!

20/05/2017 Stefanie Z,

Horrible experience. Called ahead for their "RV Park" - what a joke! It's just a parking lot off the highway, across the street from the best western. Called twice and no one cared to mention there is... more

Owner Response
BestWesternHotels, Corporate at Best Western East Zion Thunderbird Lodge, responded to this review
We are sorry to hear that your recent stay with us did not exceed your expectations. We appreciate your feedback and will use it to make improvements to offer guests a better experience in the future. We hope you will give us another chance and stay with us again. -Best Western Hotels & Resorts

Shining pillar of excellence

20/05/2017 Don D, Atlanta, United States

If your are traveling west to Zion National Park or want to visit a number of the Utah parks near the Grand Canyon don't consider anywhere else. Good attitudes by all, large rooms with good light, gr... more


The road less traveled has made all the difference...

17/05/2017 JoAnne M, Hilton Head, South Carolina

I recently stayed at the BW Thunderbird Lodge with a group of friends while seeing Utah's Mighty Five National Parks. It is sort of off the beaten path; that is - not on the main entrance road to Zio... more