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Thunderbird Lodge

2.5 of 5 Motel   |   2711 University Ave., Riverside, CA 92507
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Ranked #9 of 25 hotels in Riverside
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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

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Glendale, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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.

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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

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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.

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Benson, AZ
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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.

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New York City, New York
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

My boyfriend and I stayed at this location earlier this year on Easter weekend for an event at the NOS center. Upon coming in its a nice calm location, we arrived rather early so that we can look around. The Lobby was clean and seemed new. The man at the check-in desk was friendly and got us the room we... More

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Blythe, California
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18 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012 via mobile

We tried to stay there this past weekend, when we got ready for bed my son asked what the bug was on his bed. It was a bed bug and underneath the matteress more bugs! Plus the pillows were dirty and stained. We will never stay there again!

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Eureka, California
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19 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

On our little road trip, our next stop was the Mission Inn area of Riverside. We like to walk the area and then hit some Route 66 locations. We read the T Lodge had be renovated and was a great price. It is very nice. But it needs some fine tuning. There are only canned lights in the ceiling. If... More

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Also Known As:
Thunderbird Hotel
Thunderbird Hotel Riverside
Address: 2711 University Ave., Riverside, CA 92507
Location: United States > California > Riverside
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
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Ranked #9 of 25 hotels in Riverside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Thunderbird Lodge 2.5*
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 
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