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“The Most Disgusting Place I've Ever Stayed” 1 of 5 stars
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2.0 of 5 Motel   |   216 Route 28, West Yarmouth, MA 02673 (Formerly Thunderbird Motel)   |  
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Ranked #11 of 20 Hotels in West Yarmouth
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
“The Most Disgusting Place I've Ever Stayed”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

The Thunderbird Motel was disgusting and the worst place I've ever stayed in. The mold/mildew stench was so strong that I was honestly unable to sleep. The carpet was damp and filthy. My husband and I wouldn't even walk on it with socks on but wore shoes any time we had to walk around. I didn't even want my luggage on the ground. And I'm no germaphobe.We never would have stayed but for arriving so late at night - we needed to (attempt to) sleep. We are well travelled, both domestically and internationally, and have stayed at the one stars as well as the four stars...this place was worse than any hostel in the EU I've stayed in. I give it one star only because we were there during a rainstorm and it kept the rain off of us :-). Avoid this place!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

It's pretty much everything you expect from a budget motel - rooms that are clean but a bit in disrepair, vending machines, doors that open onto a parking lot. But you can't beat the price, the staff is exceptionally helpful, and if you're there to focus on other events (I stayed here for a wedding) it's a perfectly fine choice. Can't beat the price, and it is close to several very cute little restaurants. Would stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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weare,nh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Nice motel for the price.The room was clean and management was pleasant and speedy to handle when a situation arose in our room with the bathroom.They promptly moved us to another room.If you and your family are on a budget don't hesitate to choose this motel.

Room Tip: Rooms on the backside were very quiet.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

We stayed at Thunderbird Motel in September & the experience was good. Its located on Rt 28 & very close to Hyannis port & about 17 miles to Falmouth port. Place was clean. Beds were little saggy. The night person at front desk "Nick" was very knowledgable & helpful with the directions, restaurants etc. He even helped us getting the rooms on the first level. They offered Continental b'fast which no one mentioned at the check in. We found out about it as it was wriiten on the phone (Free continental b'fast). B'fast was ok... bagels, muffins, donuts, cereals, caoffe, tea, juice.
It is a good place if you just want a place to sleep at night & the price was good.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012 via mobile

Our room was reasonably priced, had new carpeting, smelled clean, and was conveniently located. Management was new and the front desk person was very friendly. If you're looking for a clean basic room on a budget, then this place is good.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

There are better places to stay on the cape. Their free wireless was just great. I went to read my emails and received 4200 emails and 3500 spam emails. I am still dealing with the emails.
The pictures are very deceiving. The place is run down and dirty. The floor boards in our room by the sink were loose and covered over with carpet so you had to be careful not to trip.
The door and the room were spray painted the masking tape was still left on the handles and around the window frames. Not good. Our room wasn't cleaned and it was 2:30 in the afternoon.Left early. Never again!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

The Thunderstank, man. You just can't get over that Thunderstank.

Imagine the basement of your house, condo, apartment complex, whatever. Now multiply by two. Then raise that to the exponent of two, perhaps three, depending on how sensitive your nose is. Yeah, it's that bad.

And I'd really like to know where the water that was seeping into the bathroom in my room came from. Every time we mopped the floors with towels, the grayish water came back. Note that this was before we had even run the shower once. Gross.

Thankfully, we were only in the room to sleep, and the bed was actually reasonably comfortable, but there's no way I could have spent another day or two with that smell. You really can't blame this on the cleaning crew -- they certainly did the best they could with what they're given, but management needs to tear this place down and start over.

Spend the extra money and go elsewhere, especially if you're thinking of spending any significant time in your room.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: 216 Route 28, West Yarmouth, MA 02673 (Formerly Thunderbird Motel)
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Cod > West Yarmouth
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Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #11 of 20 Hotels in West Yarmouth
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Hotel Class:2 star — Travelodge West Yarmouth Cape Cod 2*
Number of rooms: 146
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