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Thunderbird Motel

1415 S 5th Ave., Pocatello, ID 83201
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Ontario, Canada
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101 reviews 101 reviews
31 hotel reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
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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13 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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Eureka, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

My family was returning home from a very long trip and we got to Pocatello very late at night. Stopped at the Thunderbird and within minutes we were in a very reasonable, very clean and quiet room. We departed early the next morning, and about 500 miles down the road I discoverd I had lost an expensive gold and diamond... More

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Edmonds, Washington
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Recently stayed a week at this motel while visiting family. The owners made us feel like family during our stay. We travel a lot & always try to stay local (anyone one can at a chain motel & miss the local feel). Thunderbird is close to everything & across the street from ISU, so the location in ideal. The rooms... More

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Regina, SK, Canada
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118 reviews 118 reviews
22 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

We felt real welcome at this motel. We wanted a place where you didn't have to climb stairs or use an elevator, but that looked clean, and the Thunderbird fit the bill. The lady in registration was very nice and the room, which had certainly seen better days, was clean and looked after. We just pulled up to the door,... More

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Missoula, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013 via mobile

First, let me say, the lady behind the counter was a joy! She was delightful and made us feel welcome! We were looking for somewhere that was "cheap" in price but cozy and safe. This was an extremely easy place to find. Once we got our room, we were pleasantly surprised. The room was very clean and smelled great! There... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Stayed here during a recent cross country motorcycle ride. The room was neat and clean, the location was within walking distance of Elmers restaurant, and the price very affordable. I highly recommend staying here if you don't need all the frills and just want nice clean room at a reasonable rate.

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Address: 1415 S 5th Ave., Pocatello, ID 83201
Location: United States > Idaho > Pocatello
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 43
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