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Thunderbird Motel
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   216 Main Street, West Yarmouth, MA 02673 (Formerly Travelodge)   |  
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Ranked #13 of 19 hotels in West Yarmouth
Crystal Lake, Illinois, United States
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“ok for a short stay”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

The grounds were completely unkempt and actually seemed very dumpy and a little intimidating. Like you were in a bad part of town, which was not the case. There was no parking on the side of the building where are room was and truthfully it was not convenient, the room was clean and whatever they used to deordorize the room was extremely strong but it was better than the smoke smell, so that was good since we booked a smoking room since my husband smokes.

Room Tip: The rooms were clean and good sized. but there was nothing remarkable aobut it.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 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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Worcester, Massachusetts
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

This is possibly the worst place I've ever stayed! Granted we did book on short notice but the positive thing I can say is the rooms are large and bed was not horrible. It is rundown both inside and out and first rooms we were given reeked strongly of mold. We moved to new rooms which were slightly better but still very musty. Windows were bolted shut so no opportunity for fresh air and likely a fire hazard. The towels were dirty and I tried not to examine the bedding too carefully. No breakfast in sight. Person at check in was rude and housekeeping was very intrusive....rushing us to leave in the am even before official check out time. Thankfully we were only there 1 night and just to sleep. Would never recommend to anyone!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester, New Hampshire
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

If you are not looking to stay in a run down dump, then you should avoid this property at all cost. Pictures of the property are very mis-leading, this place is very run down inside and out. Plus you can stay at cheaper places right around this hotel for cheaper money and better accommodations. There is no outstanding value here !!!

Room Tip: Avoid this place at all costs
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Utica, NY
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

This is a very nice choice for the budget traveller. The rooms are fairly large and clean; there's a nice indoor pool and a very basic breakfast provided; the wireless internet worked well. The host is helpful with local suggestions. Its location in West Yarmouth is very convenient for exploring Hyannis or the rest of the Cape. I would return here, because for $75 a night (and that included the fee for having a pet) I don't see how you could possibly do better on a Memorial Day weekend. If you're looking to go to the Cape on a budget, this is the way to do it.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2011

We stayed here for July 4th Weekend and It was a great stay for us!! thank you so much. We will be back soon.

Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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South Burlington, Vermont
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2011

We reserved a room here with only 6 days notice.Everything around was either fully booked or 2 night minimum stay.We arrived around 5 PM and there was one couple ahead of us.We were treated very politely when we were checking in.The sign out front said newly renovated rooms.On our way into the entrance of the motel,we were shocked when we saw the main door in;a white door that had no latch or lock,and it looked like it hadn't been cleaned in weeks.We opened it with our elbows.On to the room itself.We held our breath.Surprise---new carpeting,new linens,good size room,clean bathroom.The soaps,shampoos,etc. were all minimal,but adequate with no waste.The free Wi-Fi worked very well.The TV was quite old,no flat screen,but worked ok with a good selection of channels.We had a very quiet restful night.All in all,a budget no frills hotel.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Enfield, Connecticut
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2011

I booked here based on good reviews on another web site! Don't believe it. My first impression wasn't too bad. It doesn't look like a dump from the outside. However, when I went into the office, the girl at the reception desk was on the phone and did not even acknowledge that I was in the room! The room we stayed in was dingy, and the indoor pool was not only not heated, it was FRIGID! My son who wants to swim every day of his life could only stand to be in the pool about 10 minutes. I complained to the travel site that this place was not as advertised after one day and demanded a refund from the web site and hotel manager. The hotel manager had an attitude with me and threatened not to give me a refund if we didn't get out within an hour! Our bags were already packed!

Room Tip: Don't Even Bother!!!
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  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Thunderbird Motel

Also Known As:
Thunderbird Hotel West Yarmouth
Thunderbird Hotel
Travelodge West Yarmouth
Thunderbird Motel West Yarmouth, Cape Cod, MA
Address: 216 Main Street, West Yarmouth, MA 02673 (Formerly Travelodge)
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Cod > West Yarmouth
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 19 hotels in West Yarmouth
Hotel Class:2 star — Thunderbird Motel 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Newly renovated rooms. ... more   less 
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