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Port Ludlow, Washington
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80 reviews
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Reviewed 11 July 2016

After spending on Salt Spring at our "cabin", for business concerns we went to Duncan. The hotel was well kept and very nice. The staff also knew where everything was in town. It is definitely 1970's vintage, which does mean that the rooms were large, and they were. There is a restaurant on-site, which we did not try. + It... More 

Thank Lynda L
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28 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 July 2016

A very nice room,Not real fancy but everything one needs including a comfortable bed.Right of the Trans Canada Highway on the Island.Easy to get in & out of.Owners are friendly.Place was quite quiet.Very good,reasonable restaurant across the parking lot that serves breakfast,lunch,and dinner.

1 Thank Mike L
Sooke, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Amazing customer service! These hosts really know what they are doing. Clean rooms, great beds, and the restaurant next door is bonus. Will definitely be back. Was only going to stay one night but it was so affordable and the hosts were so accommodating that I ended up staying another night.

Thank pamrides
Port Alberni, Canada
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19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Very happy with this hotel. Was it good value for your dollar - absolutely. Compared to other accommodations in this price range, it is very good. Nicely appointed little rooms, clean & very pleasant staff. Well done Thunderbird

Thank vanisl_gurl
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 June 2016

Very welcoming and friendly, spotlessly clean and wickedly good water pressure, all at a reasonable price. I would definitely stay at the Thunderbird in Duncan again. Oh, and great wifi speed to boot!

Thank Parsleyy
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Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Just off the main drag, this older, two-story motel fits the bill for a clean and affordable stay in Duncan. New fixtures in the small bathroom, nice comforters and pillows, and a flat screen TV. Mattresses were firm, but comfortable and the carpeting was clean. Beautiful hanging flowers add color to the exterior. Very helpful and friendly staff! Will stay... More 

Thank Catherine S
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46 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

Very pleasant stay at a well run and maintained motel in Duncan. The lady who checked us in couldn't have been more helpful and informative. Her two recomandations for dinner and breakfast were spot on. The staff even offered to move one of their cars so we could park our motorcycles in front of our room. Very pleased with our... More 

Thank Chevyimpala
Victoria, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 16 May 2016

Just had a two night stay, rooms are very comfortable and spotless, and the shower is fabulous, the service was excellent and I can't say enough good thinds about the Thunderbird and would not hesitate to recommend a stay there!

Thank jlscown
Vancouver, Canada
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2016

They've just installed true hi speed internet throughout the facility at some expense, but not to room rates. Bravo Thunderbird. Bed was comfortable, the shower worked and a nice choice of TV high def stations on a flat screen TV. Maybe bigger ones on the wall next time for easy viewing? York St Diner is attached and make a good... More 

Thank keithp5436
Yorkton, Canada
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28 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 17 April 2016

While staying in Duncan B.C.(Parental Visit) we enjoyed our stay at the Thunderbird. What makes this place worthwhile is not it's modernity, but the manager(I think he's the owner). He could not do enough for us and was very pleasant to deal with. Could I have chosen a finer place to stay? Of course, but the personal attention given by... More 

Thank Kerry W

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Thunderbird Motor Inn is centrally located in the Cowichan Valley; an easy walk to downtown Duncan, the Cowichan Sports Plex, and across the street from the Cowichan Theatre / Rec Centre / Aquatic Centre.We are 40mins north of Victoria (BC's Capital) and 35 minutes south of Nanaimo (The Harbour City) which makes us the perfect stopping point after travelling from the Washington State Ferries, BC Ferries, or the airports.We are close to the Chemainus Theatre, Cowichan Valley Exhibition Grounds, Sports Fields, many Local Wineries, Golf Courses, Shopping, BC Forest Discovery Centre, Vancouver Island University, Maple Bay Marina, Cowichan District Hospital.Located in the City of Totems, in the heart of Duncan B.C. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Thunderbird Motor Inn

Address: 5849 York Rd, Duncan, British Columbia V9L 3S3, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Duncan
Price Range: $91 - $116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Thunderbird Motor Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 32
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“i thought all the rooms were great”
 of 5 bubbles JackieWindsor879, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Any room should be fine. The hotel is far enough from the highway that it was quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles 552jayn, 11 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We liked our room (#55) on the second floor.”
 of 5 bubbles JoanN185, 31 Jul 2016 | Read review
“First floor rooms have laminate flooring.”
 of 5 bubbles judyh162, 26 Jul 2016 | Read review
“They're all about the same. 2 stories with outside access”
 of 5 bubbles Beth515, 23 Jul 2016 | Read review
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