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Gateway Thunderbird Motel

1.5 of 5 Motel   |   1909 Fremont Boulevard, Seaside, CA 93955 (Formerly Gateway Lodge Motel)
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Ranked #11 of 12 Hotels in Seaside
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Pacific Grove, California
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I have stayed here and the rooms are filthy and the service from the front desk is terrible. Unfortunately, the clientele is very low-class, looks like drug dealers and users, Twice, someone pounded on my door in the middle of the night, lights were out and so was the TV. I asked who was there and the response was I... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

i booked far in advance for a very busy week in Monterey (car week) and got a very good rate. I expected a disaster from the reviews, which I read only just before going. But no disaster - a clean recently updated room with a nice new bathroom and a good bed. Linens and towels, while not upscale, were clean... More 

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London
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We arrived in monterrey thr weekendof a car festival, and there was no availavility elsewhere for our budget. Still we paid $247.4 per night. Extortionate for what we got. We were appalled by it. The other reviews speak for themselves. But the last straw was a knock at the door at 23:30 from the owner and her son (?)... son... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We are not snobs, nor are we slobs. We have an expectation of at least cleaned bedding, bathroom, flooring, etc. Not happening here. should save more money, and spend it with a higher class type of place. It is true...You Get What You Pay for. Our goal is to have a great time, at a reasonable price. Budget challenges. Should... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We used it as a base for 2 days to visit national parks, Carmel and Monterrey. The motel looked well used and a bit run-down. The room was very basic indeed. The price was OK but didn't feel like good value for money.

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Anaheim, CA
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

Upon reading most reviews, i made sure i brought with me a can of lysol spray. The room was nice & clean but you can smell something, maybe from the carpet so before the rest of my family gets in, i sprayed all contents of Lysol to the beds, carpet, tables, handles & restroom and we feel fine, secure from... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We spent the night here as it was the only place left. We really should have kept driving. The sheets had spots of dried blood on them, empty beer cans under the bed and the room was clearly not cleaned for some time.

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UK
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176 reviews 176 reviews
63 hotel reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Didn't recognise any of the horror stories written below- clean room, v helpful owners, fast cheap laundry room. Location means it's driving only to Monterey - otherwise it's a walk to one of the strip mall food joints. Fine for 1 night

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Toronto, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

PLEASE READ - So this is what happened, we decided to tour Los Angelis after a week long conference. We thought we could tour Hwy 1 and book a hotel/motel along the way wherever we decided to stop for the night. So we landed in Monterey, Ca and every room in the whole town was sold out for the night.... More 

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Oakland, California
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

I liked nothing about the motel. I originally booked on bookings.com, but found the same night about 2 months later for cheaper, so I paid upfront online. I expected old, but clean; not dirty and threadbare. The folks were nice and as helpful as they could be when they replaced our broken refrigerator and fixed the "very low-flush toilet." However,... More 

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Address: 1909 Fremont Boulevard, Seaside, CA 93955 (Formerly Gateway Lodge Motel)
Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Seaside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Gateway Thunderbird Motel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 66
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