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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
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
Northquarter Surrey, BC, Canada
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Surrey, BC, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was in town for two nights and wanted a place walking distance from a dinner party I was attending. The one room + bath arrangement is a decent size, with minimal frills, but was nicely kept up and very clean. The TV is a new flat screen with lots of channel and the WIFI was reliable and fast (and... More

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Toronto, Ontario
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136 reviews 136 reviews
58 hotel reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed one night here. Room was quite large and clean. Bathroom was also very clean. There's a fridge and microwave in the room. There's a local diner next to motel, also Wendy's and McD close by. We walked from motel to see the totem poles. A fair distance to walk but not bad.

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Victoria, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Duncan for a music festival and are beyond our tent camping years so sprang for an inexpensive motel. This one had good reviews on TA so we booked two nights. We were impressed by the staff (thank you, Maureen) and our room. It was sizeable with one queen bed, desk, table and chairs and a mini-kitchen with... More

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Port Coquitlam
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our 7 women cycling group stayed two nights on our way up the island. Owners, Maureen and Martin are fabulous. Very friendly, accommodating and ensured we were looked after. They take pride in the place. They have owned it for two years and it is evident they want all their guests to be happy and have a great experience. They... More

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Regina, Canada
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like other reviewers, we decided to stay here because of the great reviews. Looking at the motel from the street it's not somewhere we would normally be compelled to stay at. The owners were wonderful and very helpful when we checked in. You can tell that they really want their guests to be happy. While not fancy, the room was... More

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Sandwich, United Kingdom
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363 reviews 363 reviews
90 hotel reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

is not coated in sugar, but offers a very pleasurable experience nevertheless. Very charming owners have refurbished this motel, and although it doesn´t claim to be the Ritz, it meets most customers´ needs, particularly in this price category. Go there and check it out - you won´t be disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in this motel because of good reviews by other people. It was an excellent place to go. Nothing fancy but clean, helpful owners and very reasonably priced. Would stay there again if we need a place in Duncan. The restaurant on the property was also great.

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Vancouver, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been there almost A month. Came here on business . I can't say enough about what an excellent choice I made in choosing to phone this Location first when I was ask to go last minute. When back in town again I will be sure to book here again.

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Vancouver, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This is a great traditional style roadside motel. Very clean, with friendly staff. Very good value and best choice if you find yourself needing a bed in Duncan. There is a casual-style restaurant next door with great meals too.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I wasn't very optimistic when I learned I had to stay a couple nights in Duncan, but was very pleasantly surprised by this motor inn. From the light bright, hardwood floors to the in-room coffee service, to the tray by the door for holding wet shoes, this place has been very thoughtfully designed and provisioned. Even clean motels often have... More

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Address: 5849 York Rd, Duncan, British Columbia V9L3S3 , Canada
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Duncan
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Thunderbird Motor Inn 2.5*
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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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