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Thunderbird Motel

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132 Kearney Ave, Seaside Heights, NJ 08751
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Thunderbird Motel
Ranked #40 of 43 Hotels in Seaside Heights
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The sink, shower & toilet were beyond DISGUSTING!!!!! Dirty, utter filth, cockroaches, spider webs, filthy sheets, threadbare blankets, stinks of mold.... These owners are the most disgusting, greedy, lying sack of you-know-what's on the planet. Never, ever, ever stay here.

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Denver, Colorado
3 reviews 3 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I can't BELIEVE the owners/managers! RUDE, RUDE, RUDE!! I saw them featured on a travel show and decided to help them out after the Sandy destruction- my mistake. The rooms were so-so, not really cleaned well and the owner's son/manager was a total JERK when I asked to have the bathroom re-cleaned after finding feces in the toilet and hair... More 

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1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Horrible service from staff rude and doesn't look like it has ever been seen the pull out sofa bed was dirty and almost ripped to pieces surprised this place exists. I would never stay here again. My allergies to mold won't let me go back there ever again

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Bucks County, Pennsylvania
1 review
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

wanted to stay at the shore with the family. well I definitely picked the wrong place. where to start. extremely RUDE staff, very threatening demeanor - dont dare ask for extra towels or even look for any ice,,, there is none. dirty bathroom ummm does anybody clean here ?? wasn't to shore of the bugs ( looked like adult and... More 

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1 review
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awful service, dirty hotel. Everything smelled like badcigarette smoke. Will not be back ever again. Not worth the time or the money.I hope no one goes through the experience that we had on our vacation

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Madison, Wisconsin
1 review
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lobby was dirty, the rooms had cockroaches and the staff was extremely rude when I asked for some extra towels. They put extra hidden fees and then threatened me directly to my face! Don't come here!

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39 reviews 39 reviews
3 hotel reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Stayed at the Thunderbird Motel one night--it was gross. Smelly, dirty, disgusting--and I am talking about the Staff!! Room was really cheap and tacky--noisy and dirty. Dark hairs on the sheets, and gross stuff in the toilet--astounding!! The people next door were really drunk and loud--kept throwing beer bottles over the balcony. Weird, mangy dog loping a long the corridor--... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
308 helpful votes 308 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

I showed of never stayed here..dirty bathrooms..dirty fridge...dirty bedding...overall not kept well or maintained..close to the beach thats about the only plus...and the staff whenever they were around was rude and not helpful....stay somewhere else!!!!!!

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

Just returned from a week at Seaside heights .The thunderbird motel was very clean , close by to everything, boardwalk, beach, grocery store ,highway.It would of been nice if they had free wifi as its not always convenient to walk 2 blocks up to the mcdonlads for the free wifi. Also I found that the kitchen could of used more... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

My two friends and I stayed in this motel for 5 nights. The staff was very welcoming and friendly and they did everything to make us feel relaxed. There were great facilities in the room and it was spacious enough for 4 people to share. Good shower with immediate hot water. Air conditioning was a little loud but that is... More 

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Address: 132 Kearney Ave, Seaside Heights, NJ 08751
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Seaside Heights
Number of rooms: 8
Hotel Style:
#15 On the Beach Hotel in Seaside Heights

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