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Thunderbird Lodge Mitchell
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1601 S Burr Street, Mitchell, SD 57301   |  
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Ranked #6 of 18 Hotels in Mitchell
Chicago, Illinois
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48 reviews 48 reviews
29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“clean and comfortable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

Very pleased with our one night stay, we had two adjoining rooms on the first floor per our request. Very nice lady at the check in. The property is older, but very very well kept and super clean. Our room was large with a flat screen, fridge and micro, all at a reasonable rate. We would stay again if we are in the area. Nice and quite also....

  • Stayed May 2012, 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

We were very pleasantly surprised that this "bargain" motel was also renovated and clean with very nice rooms. The management was very friendly and our stay was a welcome (and economical) pleasure...Thanks..

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Oconomowoc, Wi
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2012

Stayed one night, had two rooms. They accommodated our need for ground floor, as we wanted to have our motorcycles close to the room. Had exterior and interior doors. Rooms were BIG. But one of the first rooms had the AC from the upper floor dripping on us as we walked in and out and the floor was very wet. They got us a different room immediately. Yeah, it's old and a little worn, but it's reasonable, right off the freeway, many restaurants close by to walk to and down town a mile or so away. Great lobby, great staff and we got a better rate when we called for reservations, rather than doing it online.

Room Tip: Lower rooms had interior and exterior doors.
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Monticello, Minnesota
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98 reviews 98 reviews
49 hotel reviews
Reviews in 52 cities Reviews in 52 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2011

Stay at the Thunderbird about once a year. It is an older property a bit rough around the edges but well cared for. Get your picture taken on the big bunny out front. Good local next to an average cafe and McDonald's. Rooms clean shower drains work well plenty of hot water. Heater in room 47 is all or nothing. Talked to the front desk and they said they would sort that out. Staff seem to have been there for years. Very helpful and professional. Reservations are easy to make and rooms are ready when we arrive.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Minnesota
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2011

Stayed at the Thunderbird Lodge for one night in August 2011. Located right off the freeway, 10 minutes to Corn Palace. More reasonable than even the Super 8 across the street. About $67 for the night. Clean decent sized room. Has neat old character. Basic continental breakfast in morning (toast, toaster waffles, cereal etc.) Great stop off point if traveling across South Dakota.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2011

Initially we chose to stay with this motel because it was a locally owned property and the room rates were a fair price. The majority of the reviews I had read on Trip Advisor portrayed this motel as a decent place to stay, so I decided to book it for our Labor Day Weekend trip. In addition to my husband and my's room, we booked another room for my brother who required a pet room for his dog. The non-smoking room we stayed in was fine. There wasn't anything fancy about it, but it was clean for the most part. Unfortunately since my brother was needing a pet room, the only one that was available was a smoking pet room. Although he's not smoker, he said that for one night he'd be ok with staying in it. Everything seemed to be just as we expected until we woke up the next morning. My brother checked out of his room only to show my husband and me two disgusting pictures of the bed and pillow from his particular room. The pictures showed what appeared to be a blood stain on the bed/box spring nearest to the window. No sooner did my brother notice that, but he looked down at his pillow and there was a blood stain on the pillow too. The mear thought of these images made me cringe, especially since my husband and I had another night that we would be staying at this property. To make a long story short, we did end up staying another night without any incidences, but sadly I can't say that we'd recommend this motel after the whole "blood" incident with my brother's room. I informed the front desk clerk of the stains upon check out, so hopefully they will address the issue and correct it. The location, friendliness, and value are all positives of this property, but any situation that involves someone else's blood is a deal breaker.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Mesa, Arizona
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71 reviews 71 reviews
30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2011

On our national cross country motorcycle tour this year to Sturgis and points north, we rolled into Mitchell, SD minutes ahead of a raucous wind-rain storm system. Thunderbird Lodge was very reasonably priced and conveniently located. It's an older facility, but highly competitive and well run. Our room would compare favorable with any Chain motel room at twice the price! Owned and operated by a hard working, friendly and bright young man who knows his business. We would highly recommend this facility and will definitely stay here again! Has a pool, complimentary breakfast, large, comfortable rooms, and it's very clean. I recommend it to you wholeheartedly.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1601 S Burr Street, Mitchell, SD 57301
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Location: United States > South Dakota > Mitchell
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 18 Hotels in Mitchell
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Thunderbird Lodge Mitchell 2*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Thunderbird Lodge is a locally owned and independently operated motel. We are dedicated to hospitality and service at an incredible value. We feature an expanded continental breakfast, on-site Liquor Store, hot tub and sauna, and clean, comfortable rooms. ... more   less 
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