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Thunderbird Motel

190 W Pine Street, Bishop, CA 93514
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Ranked #20 of 21 Hotels in Bishop
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We just came frm Death Vallye and it was quite late, so we did a last minute booking, price seemed to be ok and with breakfast (i mean, if you can call it so:-)). The room was not really clean and there was a strange smell! The bed cover was charged electrically and the room almost started to to burn.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

No hot water. Blood stains on the sheets. Stains everywhere. Cancelled the second night of my stay and got refunded cause they could not move me to a different room after complaining. I was fully aware and expected a cheap motel experience but did not expect this!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I got bitten by bed bugs on right side of my body. Several bites - from forehead to ankle. Still have marks on my arm and leg. Disgusting! The room we got was very small. There's hardly any maintenance done in last few years. Holes in the wall and ceiling are plugged by napkins - probably by motel guests. We... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We stayed here on a bank holiday weekend en route to SF from Vegas. It was ok, place seemed clean enough and had all that you would need but the bed had a plastic matress protector on it - argh! My partner didn't sleep well as this made him sweat, and given he was the only driver out of the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

Stay away. Nothing nice about it. First is the aroma of curry in the parking lot. Room was old, dilapidated, dirty, in disrepair and creepy. Holes in the walls, exposed electrical, broken vertical blinds, 1980s tv, old worn out linens. Ugh! Can't get any worse. Didn't want to get in the bed for fear of getting cooties.

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Muenster, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Be careful!! We stayed here for one night because we were on our way from Las Vegas to San Francisco and this motel was the only accomodation with rooms available....not suprising: we were bitten by lots!! of bed bugs, whole body full of bites. This motel is disgusting, overpriced and dirty - stay away.

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California, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in room 15 during Mule Days. The bedding had a mattress pad zipped around it, probably due to past bed bug complaints. Clearly when we pulled the covers back someone had vomited down the side of the bed with the color of the stains down the side. Plus a few chunks on the floor. The pillows were likely... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We had to find a hotel last minute due to inclement weather while traveling on the road. At the time, the prices were very good compared to the prices this hotel offers now. The bed was small (For 2 people), and the shower was probably one of the smallest showers that I've been in. However we couldn't complain it served... More 

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Riverside, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Lots of bed bugs, my buddy from work and myself got a room with two queen beds and both of us woke up with 30+ bites each, so both mattresses must have lots of them. Avoid this place - unless you work for pest control!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

I wish I had 4 more hands so I could give this place 6 thumbs up. Big clean room, quiet, awesome water heat & pressure. They are very friendly too. Great location, easy stroll to breakfast at Jack's (awesome waffles), great coffee @ Looney's, all the gear u could need at Mac's sporting goods then head to Whiskey Creek for... More 

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