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Thunderbird Motel

345 Idaho Street, Elko, NV 89801
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San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

The room was just fine, with a sink outside the tub and shower/toilet area, very convenient for two travelers. Quiet, comfortable. There was plenty of room for parking. The beds were over-sized which was nice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 via mobile

The Thunderbird is a great classic motel. It's been renovated and is like staying with an old friend. Bed was nice mattress and linens. Towels and soaps were better than expected. It even has one of those old school heat lights with a timer in bathroom -that was nice since it got kinda chilly the night I stayed. Staff was... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

Always clean and well maintained. Walking distance to The Star and Flying Fish for dinner. We stay here when traveling to or through Elko. They are painting the pool, but we weren't wanting to use it this trip anyway. They offer continental breakfast now but we walk over to McAdoo's because they have hot, delicious offerings.

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Peak District, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Great retro motel that was a really great find on our road trip across the U.S. Perfect for a one night stopover and really, really great value for money. Well away from the Interstate and surprisingly quiet whilst still being near everything (such as The Star which really is THE place to eat locally)!

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Thank Colin1965
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

I enjoy small renovated retro-motels like the Thunderbird while traveling the road. With the proper care and attention by the owners, motels can be quirky, comfortable, and easy for a night's respite from the road. The Thunderbird hits on all points. Away from the interstate on Elko's relatively quiet main drag, the Thunderbird presents a modest, aging exterior, but the... More 

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Sebastopol, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Spent a night at Thunderbird motel in downtown Reno. Older place with neat neon sign proclaiming location, which is downtown Elko. Near all the good stuff, like Star Hotel. Room was spacious, clean, and quiet.

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1 Thank Greg J
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

From outside looks like a dated older motel. Park in front of room style. But inside was very clean and roomy. Right off main strip in a gambling town but quiet. Not at all modern or luxurious but after driving all day it was a welcomed stay. Friendly staff

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Going on previous reviewers high praise, I opted to check it out for myself. the Thunderbird, is a very unique property, and probably not for everyone. First, it is located a little on the more "working class" side of town, although, with that, it offers you a glimpse into how the locals live. It appears to be a older classic... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We stopped in Elko for the night on April 2 on the way to Reno. The place is not fancy, but the room was clean, decent sized and the beds were comfy. Bathroom was good. Shower worked well. Quiet. Nice continental breakfast in the morning with a waffle iron. Plenty of parking. Place is downtown. I would definitely stay there... More 

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Winnemucca, Nevada, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Front desk greeted us with great kindness and cheerfulness and was always ready to help with any of our needs. Though the motel is an older building, remodeling and updating has made it very nice. The room was quiet, clean, modern, and pleasant atmosphere with all the amenities we would expect here. The bed was very nice, comfortable and warm.... More 

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