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Thunderbird Motel

1415 S 5th Ave., Pocatello, ID 83201
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Ranked #8 of 14 Hotels in Pocatello
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 21, 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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119 helpful votes 119 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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14 hotel reviews
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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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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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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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18 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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22 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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