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Gateway Thunderbird Motel

1909 Fremont Boulevard, Seaside, CA 93955 (Formerly Gateway Lodge Motel)
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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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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here with my family half way through month long touring holiday now we can compare it to all the other places we stayed we feel that here was very poor value. On positive side the staff were pleasant and helpful enough and the recently refurbished room was very good. It is also within easy driving distance of Monterrey but... More 

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Huntington, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I was really concerned after reading the reviews but as I described below, my experience was nothing but good. We were driving down the coast and needed to stay the night. All the hotels we checked - on tripadvisor, yelp, Hotwire, airbnb, priceline - all were charging ridiculous rates and were mostly sold out or unavailable. Traffic was really piled... More 

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Long Beach, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I have no complaints. My room appeared to be newly remodeled. Bedding was clean. Fridge and microwave were clean and worked fine. Flatscreen tv and wi-fi worked perfectly. Bathroom clean, shower worked great. No excessive noise from the neighbors or the street. In sum, my experience was much better than many of the older reviews posted here. I booked on... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 via mobile

Disgusting personnel very rude never stay there mold smells bad cock roches bedding is nasty.where is the health department they need to shut this place down. Please don't give these people any more business.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I had shown up with my partner.And was criticized about us using one bed...It went bad from there when we opened up the room to see there was food left over on the floor and in the fridge. TV channels were all fuzzy ..wi fi worked well . Breakfast was two different kind of Costco muffins cut into fours... Coffee... More 

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Santa Clara, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

First appearance makes you think this place will be OK but take my word for it, this place was a disgusting mess. It had toilets in the courtyards. When I pulled back the bed linen there were stains and I couldn't tell if had ever been laundered. The rooms smelled so stale and of old cigarette smoke. I didn't look... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We chose this motel strictly on price (the least expensive in the area) and I was pleasantly surprised by the value for money we got: * newly renovated HUGE room with matching bathroom * extremely stable and fast Internet connection * invigoratingly strong shower water pressure * courtesy 1 hour delay in our checking-out granted with a gracious smile *... More 

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Pacific Grove, California
2 reviews
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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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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
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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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