We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 25 Riverside hotels

Thunderbird Lodge

2.5 of 5 Motel   |   2711 University Ave., Riverside, CA 92507
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Thunderbird Lodge to your Saves list
Thunderbird Lodge
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 8 more sites!
Ranked #9 of 25 Hotels in Riverside
A recent review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014
Claudia3100 Monza, Italy
Write a Review

41 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (2)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Monza, Italy
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Angeles, California
1 review
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Placentia, California
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Glendale, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Hotel had excellent customer service. Mattress was awsome, I usually complain because of a bad back, but not this time. Very close to downtown but not a good neighborhood to be walking around. Wifi was slow, but the manager made sure I was able to do what I needed.

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

Well I stayed at the thunderbird lodge in riverside for their good reviews and great advertisement . I was going to be in town for a few days so I just decited to give it a try. Everything was great clean rooms, comfy bed nothing to complain,... -the Negative side when we arrived I had asked for a non smoking... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Nice hotel. Rooms were nice and tastefully furnished. Close to downtown area which is quite interesting, although hotel appears to be in a slightly run-down area of town. Features complimentary parking near your room, working and free wi-fi, air conditioning, bar fridge and coffee machine. Overall, the price is about right for what you get.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Benson, AZ
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
13 hotel reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013 via mobile

Stayed in king size bed. Room was large and comfortable. Bed was extraordinary comfortable. Room was not dark at all. Pillows not comfortable. No coffee or breakfast. No tissues in room. Old style 19 inch tv. Service wasn*t good - couldn't get a reciept.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
New York City, New York
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Our experience was generally positive during our one-night stay with one major disadvantage. The hotel was easy to find with a colorful neon sign. There is a liquor store across the street and a McDonald's within walking distance but not much else nearby. Parking is within the perimeter of the rooms, so it was easy to keep an eye on... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Thunderbird Lodge, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Thunderbird Lodge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Thunderbird Lodge

Address: 2711 University Ave., Riverside, CA 92507
Location: United States > California > Riverside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Thunderbird Lodge 2.5*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Travelocity, Orbitz, Booking.com, Expedia, Priceline, Tingo, Hotels.com, Cheap Tickets, Odigeo, Venere and Otel so you can book your Thunderbird Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Thunderbird Hotel Riverside

16 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (10)
Hotel & grounds (2)
Room/suite (2)
Bathroom (1)
Other (5)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (7)
Hotel & grounds (2)
Room/suite (3)
Other (2)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Select tags to find the hotel that's right for you.
hotels in Riverside with
any amenities


Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Class
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 
Number of rooms

Questions & Answers

Here’s what questions travelers have asked, with answers from representatives of Thunderbird Lodge and other travelers.
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Thunderbird Lodge staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer