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Gateway Thunderbird 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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Seaside, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2011

I recently stayed at the Gateway for the months of April and May of this year. The room that I rented was given to me at a reasonable rate on a monthly basis. For the most part my stay was comfortable. In other words, I can't complain. As usual the owners were friendly and helpful if I had any requests.... More 

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San Mateo, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2010

stay away!!! this is a smelly, dirty, rude, and disgusting place to stay. there are plenty of other inexpensive places to lodge. i'm rating this less than zero, we booked on priceline and they didn't live up to their amenities. plus they don't even wash their linen. it smell and the towels felt like sand paper! please don't stay here,... More 

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San Francisco, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2010

I always try and stay at the smaller hotels to give the little guys a chance. In Seaside for example, there is not much do to and many smaller hotels. The proprieter is an affable fellow, but he seems to misunderstand the concept of quiet. I requested a quiet room. He gave me an upstairs room off the main path,... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2010

nice place . .. what can i say . im not hard to please . if yer rich folks , dont pull in . i like the place i would stay there again .. what else can i say ? the matress was comfy . its a good place .. grab a twelve pace and a pizza and settle down... More 

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seaside ca
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2010

i live in seaside the reason why they are so cheap is because no stays there because our city calls it the CRACK motel. either your there selling it buyibg it or smoking it.... just a heads up ya its cheaap but be careful where you breath and where u park your car

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Sebring FL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2009

Looks like it was updated since last time I stayed here. Bed was VERY COMFY, new carpet plus a micro/fridge made my stay very pleasant. In spite of high traffic on Fremont St., room was very quiet and a got 5 good nights of sleep during the 5 nights I stayed there. For the price, you could not ask for... More 

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California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2008

I booked a room for 2 persons online, since this was one of the only motels that had a room available for the date. We would have needed one extra bed for a third guest, about which I called the property directly and they told me (in bad english) that it would cost about $10 extra. I agreed to this,... More 

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CA
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2008

staff is unkind and unhelpful. i didnt like them. cheap place but if you have 5-10$ more chose another one to see smiling and easy going staff.,,

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Stockton, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2008

Ok, first of all that saying "you get what you pay for" well it applies here. If you go expecting the Marriott you will be disappointed. Me and my 2 daughters didn't go with that attitude and we were quite satisfied. The room was very very clean and quiet. The staff was extremely pleasant and attentive, the manager even called... More 

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San Francisco
1 review
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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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