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Thunderbird Motor Inn

2.5 of 5 Motel   |   5849 York Rd, Duncan, British Columbia V9L3S3 , Canada
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Ranked #1 of 5 hotels in Duncan
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for just a single night but I was very happy with my room. Quiet, very clean and up to date (not really that common for Motor Inns), and I loved that the owners took the time to make the rooms look warm and welcoming. I was very happy with my stay. The owners both checked me in and... More

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82 reviews 82 reviews
34 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked this motel for one night and found the service to be excellent. The woman who took my reservation over the phone was so friendly and helpful, accomodating my request for a room with laminate flooring, as well as an early check-in. The room was spotlessly clean and had a nice little kitchenette. It was good value and we... More

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Courtenay, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Stayed here for one night after reading the great reviews and it was everything I expected. Clean, comfortable and warm room with plenty of hot water with coffee shops and restaurants all within walking distance. Friendly, helpful owners - would definitely stay again!

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Lakebay, Washington
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

First of all, the owner (Martin?) was so kind and welcoming. The place is within walking distance to almost anything you would need or want. But the nicest part is that our room was SO CLEAN! This is an older building, mind you, but they certainly keep it up. Bed was comfortable and the room (single queen) was quite large.... More

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Ucluelet, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

I recently booked my basketball team at the Thunderbird Motor Inn. Rooms were clean and beds comfortable. New TV's and digital cable offered many channels for viewing. Maureen and Martin were very helpful. The location is fantastic as there are many restaurants within walking distance. Several of our players ate at the diner and indicated the food was great! We... More

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Victoria, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

I stayed for 2 nights. Rooms were clean and comfortable. Staff were very hospitable and courteous. The diner provided good food. What more can one ask at such a reasonable price? Also it is only a short walk to Thrifty Foods, Starbucks and the Aquatic Centre.

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Victoria, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

I can't express how amazing our stay with Maureen and Martin has been. We checked very early 8am due to staying at the most awful place ever, Super 8 Motel, and since then we have been accommodated as though we were family. It is a basic Motel, but clean, comfortable and convenient. The owners, Martin and Maureen, are what makes... More

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Victoria, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

This is the second time my partner and I have stayed at The Thunderbird in Duncan and it won't be the last. We spent three nights there this trip and found Owners Maureen and Martin to be as welcoming and warm as the first time we stayed. They're a wonderful, hard working couple, friendly, helpful and very easy to like.... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

This review is somewhat late, given we stayed here again back in July, but I chose today to catch up on my Trip Advisor reviews. This was the second time we stayed at the Thunderbird and can attest to the excellent reviews given by others. The owners (husband and wife) are simply fantastic. They really care about guest satisfaction and... More

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Nanaimo, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

I would recommend the Thunderbird Motel to anyone seeking quality accommodations. The Thunderbird Motel was central, well-maintained and the owners were fantastic. The owners were so kind and helpful, I felt very comfortable throughout my stay. I will always stay at the Thunderbird Motel while in Duncan as it has never failed to impress.

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Address: 5849 York Rd, Duncan, British Columbia V9L3S3 , Canada
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Duncan
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 5 hotels in Duncan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Thunderbird Motor Inn 2.5*
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 
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