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“Good value but not enough parking” 4 of 5 stars
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Thunderbird Motel
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   345 Idaho Street, Elko, NV 89801   |  
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Ranked #9 of 27 Hotels in Elko
Bountiful, Utah
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Good value but not enough parking”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Stayed during Elko Co Fair. Parking lot too small for all the trailers. Clean motel. We couldn't get a non-smoking room due to the fair but the staff was willing to air out our room and it was ok. No frills (read hair dryer) but a great value compared to other motels in Elko.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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tbm345, General Manager at Thunderbird Motel, responded to this review, September 26, 2013
I am sorry about not having enough parking. I agree, sometime even I can't find parking. The next time your in town you should see about parking the trailer across the street, and at night you can park in the bank parking lot too. I hope the rest of your stay was pleasant. Hope to see you the next time your in town!
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

A great, older hotel in the center of Elko that is excellent for the price. Easy access to eateries, casinos or anything else you might need. A tip: you get cheaper rates by calling the hotel direct vs. online online booking.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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tbm345, General Manager at Thunderbird Motel, responded to this review, September 27, 2013
I am sure happy to see the good review you gave us. Thank you so much. And great tip on booking direct. Hope to see you next time you are in town.
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west wendover, nv
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

The Thunderbird is affordable and I like that it is an old motel that has been maintained and is always clean. The location is great because you can walk to the downtown area where all the restaurants and bars are. Just don't get me started on the Elko restaurants. Some are way over priced for the service and food they provide. I think the are just taking advantage of the influx of people and money that the gold & silver mines have brought to the area.

Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Scotland
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19 hotel reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We stopped in Elko on our return from Yellowstone to San Francisco, Elko is roughly half way.
The Thunderbird Motel was great, we booked on line using Expedia and the rate we got was very competitive
The motel is old style, however our room was spotless and the chance to soak in a bath after a long drive was great.
We made good use of both the free wi-fi and the $5 a head breakfast vouchers that we were given at check-in..

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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West Lafayette, Indiana
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

We were very pleased during our stay at the Thunderbird Motel. The room was clean and comfortable. The free WiFi worked well. And the staff was friendly and helpful. One additional bonus: The Thunderbird is a short two-block walk to the best restaurant in Elko, the Star Hotel.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013 via mobile

We needed 2 rooms late in the day of our road trip, and the Thunderbird was our third call, the first two chains full up. Lori was very nice, and although we were initially apprehensive since one of the rooms was a smoking room, we really couldn't have asked for more in a clean, reasonably priced motel for an overnight stay. Bonus points for being within walking distance of the fabulous Star Hotel for dinner!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Redding, California
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40 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

This hotel has always proved to be priced right and the rooms are clean. The hotel is dated, however it is maintained well. We chose this place for the great food, specially the ribeye steak at the Star Hotel Restaurant. It was too bad that it was closed on the 4th of July. If you ever pass through Elko, Nevada it is absolutely a must to stop at the Star for one of the best Basque meals you will ever experience. Occasionally the wait is long, but well worth it.

Room Tip: No elevator for second floor.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 345 Idaho Street, Elko, NV 89801
Location: United States > Nevada > Elko
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 27 Hotels in Elko
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Thunderbird Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Good old fashioned western hospitality awaits you at the Thunderbird Motel. Reasonable rates, comfortable rooms and a central downtown location make Thunderbird your ideal place to stay in Elko, Nevada. Relax in a comfortable room or take a dip in the pool.Just off of Interstate 80, Elko, Nevada is within sight of the majestic Ruby Mountains.Thunderbird Motel is your perfect base for seeing all that this quaint northern Nevada town has to offer. The Thundrerbird Motel in Elko, Nevada, offers clean, economical accommodations that won't break your budget. All rooms are equipped with free wireless Internet access. The coffee is always on in our office! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
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