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Thunderbird Lodge

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

Check in was nice, but the key didn't work the first time. 1/3 of the hotel was under renovation and kept neat. Our room was stuffy, but clean. Later there was a homeless woman blocking the staircase and asking me for a blanket. Air Conditioner worked, but noisy and turned off and on all night. The coffee pot in the...

Thank iamokaye
Hemet, CA
Reviewed 23 January 2017

We were going to run the Spirit of the Tribes 5k at UCR the next morning. We were able to get a room, pretty last minute about 2 weeks before. There were 4 adults and we got the suite that has a pull put sofa. If the sofa bed was upgraded I would have given an Excellent rating. Very clean...

Thank SereneEcho
Newport Beach, California
Reviewed 30 December 2016

I recently stayed at the Thunderbird because it was near the Mission Inn. I wanted to experience the Mission Inn at Christmas like i do every year. I took a LYFT ride there and avoided the $22 valet. When I was done at the Mission, I actually did walk back. It's about 3/4 of a mile and easy to do....

Thank Indi237
Torrance, California
Reviewed 8 December 2016

This is a good place to stay at. no hiding fees. nor security deposit. I didn't even provided my credit card when reserving online. I have stayed at Comfort Inn Moreno and they had ripped me off with the deposit and absurd fees. the Checking is quick and straight forward Pretty close to the freeway 91 Place is clean and...

Thank ramirezgdl2015
Maple Ridge, Canada
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I have stayed at this hotel for 5-6 nights per year for 6 years in a row. I have never had a bad stay. Clean rooms, friendly staff and decent prices keep me coming back. Close to the freeway and McDonads is a bonus.

Thank normd2016
Reviewed 10 October 2016

I booked a Non Smoking room for my wife & 2 year old son & when i walked in it stunk & smelled a lot like cigarettes. Then i go to use the restroom & i have no towels to shower, the toilet wouldn't flush & then the cable was failing & it was difficult to watch tv on the...

Thank Jesse B. C
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

I liked it. The staff was very nice and it is in walking distance from the Metrolink station. The weather was nice. Two very good restaurants near the Metrolink station. The only thing is that it has no elevator. But if you want your exercise, ask for the second floor.

Thank Aaron L
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

It looks more as a motel, the swimming pool doesn't work, will never work and the price is still the same, 100 dlls per night is extremely expensive for a place like that. The receptionist was nice but talking on the phone all the time. Also I had problems with the door room that was kind of broke. I would...

Thank Elizabeth C
Reviewed 24 June 2016

It was dirty. Tube was not clean. Had to ask them change the shower curtain. There was a pool but they would not allow us to get in cause it was being work on so they say. The smoke alrarm was beeping for the first night until I had them change the battery. There were guys hanging out side the...

Thank Margaret D
Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

Cockroaches in bathroom, the owners live right upstairs and are extremely loud. Shower doesn't work only tub... No amenities whatsoever not shampoo soap or anything.. There was a towel with brown spots on it.. We had no other choices but to stay here I would never stay again.. Not a safe hotel it kind of has a prostitute look when...

Thank Brianna R

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Old Riverside Foundation just awarded us with the Historical Preservation Award. Come see our transformation of one of the few Historical locations in Riverside. Located in the heart of Riverside with restaurants, shopping and entertainment. Come see one of the best value for your money in Riverside. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Thunderbird Lodge

Address: 2711 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92507-4237
Region: United States > California > Riverside
Price Range: $103 - $181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Thunderbird Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 44
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“Clean it up. And get ride of the druggys.”
margaretd264, 24 Jun 2016 | Read review
“There are no good rooms as far as I can tell”
Ptscrzn, 7 Nov 2015 | Read review
“First Floor, Park your car in front of your room.”
945iqbalk, 26 May 2015 | Read review
“Of course our trip was to see the Mission Inn and that is a must see but that whole area is just amazing. The topography of the Riverside area is of the most amazing we've seen in California. We have tried to make this trip for years and delayed it over and over. Don't you delay; go, you will love Riverside and be amazed as well.”
clydeM_11, 16 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Get a top floor, people in this area area up all night and like to stomp around upstairs.”
153aileenm, 23 Jun 2014 | Read review
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