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Thunderbird Motel

1415 S 5th Ave., Pocatello, ID 83201
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Pocatello, Idaho
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Besides the room smelling strongly of cigarette smoke, it was dirty too! At 1:00am I was awakened by 6 or 8 police pounding on the door next to mine trying to arrest one of five people inside. Finally the SWAT team arrived and convinced him and the others to surrender. It turns out he was a felon wanted in a... More 

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Helena, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We had a pleasant night stay here in Pocatello. The room was warm and cozy. Beds were comfortable. Dogs are allowed. The checkin process was easy and efficient and the front desk lady was really friendly. Parking was easy as well. We will stay here again.

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Mid Coast Maine, Maine
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

hreat place to stay great room great location food right down the street great maid serive office lady sweet quite a little run down but its a old hotel i just loved everything about the place i come every year ill be coming back allways left a tips for the maids maids are awsome

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The Thunderbird Motel was a great place to stay while visiting Pocatello . It met my needs for a great visit . I liked that it was across the street from Idaho State University , which gave me a sense of security . The room was clean and housekeeping came in everyday to change the linens , make the bed... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I checked in very late at night, after midnight. I rang the bell several times and then had to call before the owner woke up. She told me she'd taken some pain medication that morning for a migraine so I was feeling sympathetic. But then when she saw my reservation, she began complaining aggressively about Booking.com, saying that she never... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We stayed here for one night on a cross country trip. We drove up from "the back" and were quite shocked by the way the place looked. We decided to check it out and if we felt it was not good enough, we would forfeit and move on. When we went to the check in, the lady behind the counter... More 

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Sumner, WA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I like to give "off brand" hotel/motels a chance, so that is why I chose the Thunderbird Motel. It is an older establishment (what used to be called a motor inn, I believe), as can be told by the furnishings, the carpet, the bathroom fixtures, etc. However it is clean and the bed is comfortable. The manager is very pleasant... More 

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Calgary
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

Older two story motor hotel. Friendly reception, clean and comfortable rooms. Safe parking outside the room. Quiet atmosphere. Very near the University and easy to find. We stayed one night while passing through to St. George. This pleasant motel was reasonably priced and just what we needed.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This motel fit our needs considering we needed a basic motel for one night because we would be getting there late and leaving early. When we got to the motel they were just finishing cleaning our room. When I booked the room it said it would be ready at 2. It wasn't that big of a deal but I'm glad... More 

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Midvale, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We were in Pocatello for a couple of days on a photo expedition. We needed a basic motel to stay in for a couple of nights that was near the Zoo and this fit the bill. We knew we weren't going to spend much time in the hotel, so why spend twice as much for a newer hotel? The motel... More 

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