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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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  • 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

I've stayed at plenty of hotels/motels in Monterey CA and this is the worst. The lady at the front desk (THE OWNER) is beyond rude. She gave me an obvious dirty look when I asked for extra towels. And when I called to confirm my reservation I had to ask for someone else to talk to because she wouldn't help... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

This place is like a crack house motel. Holes in the walls blood stains on the shower curtains burns on the blankets cracked mirrors. It's possible someone died in our room it was beyond disgusting but looks great from the outside.

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Madera, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

The room was clean and quiet .The fridge and microwave worked very while they did'nt smelled and the towels where fine.the owner where very nice people I left my souvenir hanging on the wall and they were kind enough to send it to me by mail . which I appreciated the owners doing that for me. which there is no... More

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Fresno, California
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

This motel was one of the cheapest option. It cost $68, including tax. We got what we paid. The room was the smallest among the rooms that I have ever stayed. I have never seen such a heavily used bath towel in my life. There were fridge and microwave in the room, which was nice for the cheap motel but... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

We needed a place in a hurry. Our GPS suggested this Motel. It was the best night's sleep our family of 3 got on our 21 day trip. Very reasonably priced, and a separate bedroom with a queen size bed. Pristine, quiet, and great ocean air.Owner retrieved $1000.00 of camera equipment which was left by accident in a drawer, and... More

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Anaheim, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

Because of Concourse week in Monterey and Carmel, everything is sold out. What’s left are places you would never stay in normally that are charging 4/5 star rates for 1 star places; like this one. The place is old and dirty. The carpet in room was terrible; A/C is called a window open that is if you can get it... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012 via mobile

Monteray was totally full so no options other than this Motel. We were warned... And we also told we would be in good company with others desperate for a room. It would have scored higher except for the receptionist who seemed to take exception to us breathing let alone checking in and asking for some help... And the breakfast does... More

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Fresno, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

PROS: They allowed me to check in at noon. Free fast wi-fi. Ample free parking. CONS: The housekeeper uses a shopping cart from Target to hold her cleaning supplies. The road noise is loud. Ask for a room not next to the road. Small rooms. Bed is hard.

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Vidal Junction, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

The Gateway Lodge is next to the Thunderbird Gateway. It was clean and nice. We would stay again, the staff was very friendly.

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Uppsala, Sweden
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

So when we arrived we had no expectations at all since the reviews here before hasn't been that good. But now, sitting in the hotel I'm plesantly surprised. They changed their settings on the TV just to help me see tonight season premiere of Breaking Bad. That's service I don't even expect at a 4 star hotel. Prepare for an... 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*
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