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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Phoenix, Arizona
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319 reviews 319 reviews
58 hotel reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

Stayed here to see the RIverside Festival of Lights in early December and was charmed, was the perfect place to stay, close location to downtown and was blown away by appearance of hotel. Original Structure and neon sign from 50 years ago, but totally modern and kept up. Rooms have all been redone, and are very beautiful inside and out... More 

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Goodyear, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2011

We couldn't be happier with this hotel! Our room was immaculate, the price was right, the bed was super comfortable and we could swear the rooms was sound proof! When we first arrived, there were only 4 cars in the parking lot. When we woke up...the parking lot was full and we didn't hear a thing!! My hubby is a... More 

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Fresno, CA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2011

Excellent value for a reasonable price. Rooms are clean and well kept. This is the 3rd time we have stayed while visiting friends in Riverside and we will stay here every time we come

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2011

Clean, friendly and oh so comfortable! The bed was incredible and is the type that makes you just want to stay in it. I found that I was upgraded when I got to my room. I will most likely be staying there once a month. And I am very very pleased with that.

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2011

The exterior doesn't say much about the place, but the rooms are nicely maintained. We originally reserved a regular room through hotels.com, for a reasonable price, but decided to upgrade to a suite. The people at the reception desk were accommodating and allowed us to just pay the difference. The standard room was nice and spacious; had a mini fridge... More 

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Sacramento, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2010

My girlfriend and I stayed at the Thunderbird Lodge in Riverside over our christmas vacation. The staff was very friendly and the rooms were clean and comfortable. When we arrived, we were upgraded to a King room at no charge based on the availability of the rooms, and the manager was very accomodating. Our rooms were clean and had all... More 

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Las Vegas, Nv.
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10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2010

I found THE THUNDERBIRD LODGE of RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNIA to have a MOST ATTRACTIVE room with the MOST COMFORTABLE bedding! Also, a VERY WELL ILLUMINATED exterior/parking area. This is an ATTRACTIVE smaller lodge which was TOTALLY redone a couple years ago. Only negative was it's CLOSED pool/spa area which if was open would of been VERY NICE! I found my room... More 

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Oceanside, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2010

My husband checked in here on a business trip. Discovered bedbugs all over the bed. The sheets didn't even look clean. All the front desk would do is try to offer him a different room! I had to bugbomb his luggage when he came home. Disgusting!

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tbirdlodge, Manager at Thunderbird Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Mrs. jammoms3, I do apologize for your husband's recent stay at our hotel. I was on vacation and did not have an opportunity to personally speak to your husband. Unfortunately, bedbugs are a current national problem and transferred through the belongings of our guests. The problem has been identified and is being treated as we speak. Please contact me... More 

Fresno, CA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2010

NIce motel and near where we wanted to be in downtown Riverside. Everything is new and the rooms are comfortable and spacious. Had a small problem with the satelite TV but the staff fixed it in short order. We will definitely stay here the next time we are in the area.

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Washington DC & San Diego CA
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68 reviews 68 reviews
30 hotel reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2010

This hotel has clearly been recently refurbished and was spotlessly clean. It is low on frills but the room was spacious and comfortable with all the amenities needed, such as iron, blow dryer, shampoo, nice soap, plenty of fresh, clean towels, etc. Check-in way easy and pleasant. The bed was very comfortable. I normally stay at places like Marriott and... More 

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