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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 #10 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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San Francisco
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2008

We stayed here this past weekend and it was the worst hotel/motel experience I have ever had. When we arrived there were a bunch of men standing in an alley towards the back of the motel that were boozing it up and yelling extremely loudly. It's not the kind of place where you expect to park your car and actually... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2007

Upon seeing that this hotel was reviewed decently and rates were at the right price, I booked a room. The neighborhood gave me the "I dont think myself/my car is so safe here" feeling. The lady at the front desk (who didn't speak the language) just stared at me for over a minute before getting the manager, who was kinda... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2007

The architecture/building is great..too bad they don't care enough to take care of it. The only nice thing is the cool metal thunderbird sculpture on the exterior from 1950. The room we were given was across from the dumpster of the nearby Diner-so it smelled the room up all night-as there was no air-conditioning. The owners were grumpy and the... More

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Napa, CA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2007

This motel is an older one that has been recently updated. The motel rooms had new windows and doors with electronic card access locks like most modern hotels. The bed was comfortable and the bed linens were clean and not torn or badly worn. The exterior was recently painted and the parking lot had enough parking spots. The carpet was... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2007

Great room and rate and the room/bathroom was spotless. But if you are an early riser don’t expect continental breakfast. Coffee was not even out until after 8:10 am and the bite size muffin chunks appeared to be Costco muffins cut into 1/10ths and served on a plate.

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Sebring FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2007

We stayed at the motel 6 and had some problems, so we trekked around looking for another motel. We stay at the Thunderbird on N. Fremont St. in Seaside (only 10 min. from Monterey). We got an EXCELLENT price ($45 per night for 10 nights) plus high speed internet FOR FREE! The rooms are older but very clean. The owner... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2006

My husband and I stayed at this motel not expecting much for the price. Well, we got what we paid for. Upon arrival, things looked decent. The property was well maintained, and the building looked freshly painted. There were new doors on the rooms, using key card access. We were issued a key card with the room number written on... 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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