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Thunderbird Lodge

2711 University Ave., Riverside, CA 92507
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I stayed at this property twice in one week. The property is well kept and staff is nice and courteous. Parking is enclosed and I consider it be safe. Brand New Cars parked in the parking lot. There are about 100+ Restaurants in about few square mile area. If you need good hotel around 3 star but at value price... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I have mixed feelings about this historic hotel. While the room seems to be clean and comfortable, it is located in a bad area of Riverside. Fortunately the parking area is in a well lit area in the center of the hotel; otherwise I would not recommend this hotel due to being unsafe.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This is a return visit to THUNDERBIRD LODGE Riverside & I am sorry to report didn't have as good a time here as the last visit a few years ago. ALthough the rooms are pleasantly appointed I found the bedding(Cover Roll) soiled, bathroom sink faucet handled kept falling off & a lack of towels for a party of (4). Also,... More 

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Clovis, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We travel a lot. We honestly were concerned about this property before arriving. We trusted our gut, along with trusting the photos online. The only negative comment we can state is location. It's not the best but when you factor price you have to understand. From what we saw online the photos were exactly as shown, both inside and out.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We got locked out of our room after coming back from a concert. The owner would not let us back into our room because we did not have our ID on us (it was inside the room). He proceeded to call the cops on us to resolve the issue of us wanting back into our room. When the cops arrived,... More 

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Monza, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Good rates, friendly staff, clean and spacious room. The position is not the best in town, but you have to take your car anyway and there's no need to walk around (there are no attractions nearby). Would definitely go back to this hotel.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I got Room No. 110. Every minute there was air pressure or bathroom plumbing pressure was making 10-15 seconds. That was on going every minute. I could not sleep at all. When I noticed the noise at first I thought it was happening when other people were using bathrooms but it was an ongoing all night and day event every... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Stayed at this hotel this past weekend. I actually live in the area but no air conditioning at the home and my family and I need to get some A/C. Thought this place was a good idea, good price for 80.00 for one night. My husband had reserved a room with a king bed but was told it was not... More 

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Placentia, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

stayed here for a dance competition at the convention center my girls were in. Room was clean but a little small for 4 people. Bed was comfy. WiFi never did work the two nights we stayed. Could not understand the shower. Had to fool with it for a while to get it to turn off. Not enough plugs for phones,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I have stayed at the Thunderbird Lodge four times and have had only great experiences. I believe the place was renovated shortly before I began staying here and it was done very tastefully. The staff is friendly and always remembers who I am (even though there are six month gaps between my stays). Great location near downtown, not far from... More 

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