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Thunderbird Inn

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2004 W. Lucas St., Florence, SC 29501
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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71 reviews 71 reviews
18 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

This place is awful. The carpet is beyond worn; it has large holes in it and smells. The bathtub and shower looks 40 years old or more, past due to be replaced. When we were there it did not appear there were familes and couples staying there. The whole place looked liked intoxicated roudy men who were looking for a... More 

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Moncks Corner, South Carolina, United States
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This place was so old, and there is nothing wrong with that except they had not cleaned the carpet of smells nor the old old furniture there. I could not sleep in the bed as it had lumpy springs hitting me in my back. The next morning we thought we'd maybe take them up on the "free Breakfast" nasty is... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We waited at front desk 15 min. before the desk clerk finished his conversation about how hard he works. with the kitchen staff. The lobby should have turned us around, shabby torn furniture. When we finally got into our room there was a smell, our daughters room as well had a funky smell. The room did appear clean as well... More 

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 via mobile

One of the cheaper motels around since we were gonna be here around 2 weeks. Were on week 3 now and have had 6 cockroaches encounters. Told the front desk, they seemed appalled like it was odd an said it would be taken care of. I might as well have been talking to a wall apparently. And look under your... More 

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Hey folks. A few weeks ago my wife and I stopped overnight in Florence, SC while traveling from our home in Pennsylvania to visit our daughter in Florida. We stayed the night at the Microtel Inn, but when leaving the next morning, we saw the Thunderbird Inn across the road, and as we drove by it looked like a nice... More 

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Bellmore, NY
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We stayed here because relatives were raving about the breakfast. The rooms here vary from atrocious to fair. Our first room stunk like a public toilet. We returned to the front desk and were given a room that faced the pool area and "is hardly ever rented". It was clean, but very run down and the carpet, while obviously vacuumed,... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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66 reviews 66 reviews
49 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

i stayed here last year when i was in town working and this place seemed much cleaner. this time i am disappointed with my stay. i found roaches in my room floor looks to not have been vacuumed in I'm not sure how long. i found a piece of a broken glass pipe next to the nightstand while plugging in... More 

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Plainfield, New Jersey
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

we checked in and the first day in the bathtub was crikets ans we had to wash them down the tub, there were flies all in the room and a big blacl beetle crawling all in the room, very discusting , they had holes all in the sheets, u can't sleep at night people next door all outside making loud... More 

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Brooklyn Park, Maryland
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

People where friendly. The drain in the shower was rusty. had 2 beds but the one close to the bathroom had some kind of crumbs in the sheets. we where asked HOW MANY ADULTS AND SAID 3 BUT WHERE NEVER ASKED ABOUT KIDS. so they made us pay for the kids to eat breakfast. 2 and 8 year olds. the... More 

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Maxton, North Carolina, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

Ok...let me start by Ain before I do anything I start Google reviews first. Well this Google review was absolutely incorrect. Upon arrival I requested to see a room before checking in the receptionist gave me a room key and allowed me to look at the room. I loved it on top of all that you have a full breakfast!!... More 

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Address: 2004 W. Lucas St., Florence, SC 29501
Location: United States > South Carolina > Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Thunderbird Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 134
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