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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I whould definitely recommend this hotel over any place in Duncan ...... staff & owner s are so friendly & courteous .. Anybody reading this me & my fiance give this establishment two 🖒🖒 up and all so ⛤⛤⛤⛤⛤ (five stars all day long ......... Review from Monte & SHERRY .......

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Thank Jane D
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Reviewed October 29, 2016

My wife and I travel without kids and like clean, quaint, and quiet hotels. This meets the requirements 100%. We were looking for a base of operations for 5 days in BC while doing photography. The hotel personnel ie. manager (Cholo), his wife, the owner (Martin) and his wife, ALL were very attentive and conscientious to our requests and the... More 

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West Kelowna, B.C.
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Reviewed October 19, 2016

My wife and I were looking for a quiet, conveniently located hotel in Duncan and we found it. The Thunderbird Motor Inn is just off the highway, near restaurants, and not far from the city centre. The room was clean, the bed was comfortable, the fridge and microwave were appreciated, and the WiFi (both the hotel WiFi and Shaw WiFi)... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed October 12, 2016

Spotlessly clean and fabulous restaurant attached. The owners are wonderful people who truly care about you having a great time at their family run Inn. I think that occupancy of 100% on a October day speaks volumes for the hotel. Highly recommended.

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

Stopped by the hotel on a cold wet Saturday and was greeted by 2 friendly ladies at reception. The rooms are basic but clean. Restaurant on site but lots around. Well located just off highway but really quiet, although it was a long weekend. My room had a pull out couch. Overall clean good value and friendly service. Recommend

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Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

Working in hospitality myself, i tend to be quite critical of places i visit. Thunderbird Motor Inn is the epitome of hospitality. From front reception who is incredibly helpful and friendly to the housekeeping staff who are equally as friendly and attentive to their guests needs. I have thoroughly enjoyed my stay here and would recommend to anyone travelling nationally... More 

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Bella Bella, Canada
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Reviewed September 22, 2016

the motel was quiet close to a lot of downtown and was very accessible from the highway. very close to the VIU campus which made things much better. very accommodating to everyone's needs. I very well liked that the owner over saw everything and made sure you were comfortable everyday and night

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Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

The staff really goes out of their way to ensure you are treated well! Very friendly and very helpful from the moment I booked the room. Fast free wifi and clean rooms for a good price. Bed was comfy. A bonus is the attached York St Diner which is a cool little place to eat. I definitely recommend this hotel... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed September 11, 2016

Stayed for one night at the Thunderbird. The room was spotless and quite large. The bed was very comfortable. The owners were friendly & helpful. Lots of restaurants within a quick walk and downtown was only a 10 minute walk away. I would recommend that you stay here before any of the brand name hotels in the area.

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Sebastopol, California
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Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

If one comes to Duncan - which is definitely worth a visit - for the totem poles, Cowitchan First Nations cultural center or the nearby lakes and forests, Thunderbird Inn makes perfect sense unless you want a room that is inviting and not just functional. Excellent reception (thank you Rita), good bed, plentiful hot water, adequate sized room lacking any... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Thunderbird Motor Inn is centrally located in the Cowichan Valley; an easy walk to downtown Duncan, the Cowichan Sports Plex, and across the street from the Cowichan Theatre / Rec Centre / Aquatic Centre.We are 40mins north of Victoria (BC's Capital) and 35 minutes south of Nanaimo (The Harbour City) which makes us the perfect stopping point after travelling from the Washington State Ferries, BC Ferries, or the airports.We are close to the Chemainus Theatre, Cowichan Valley Exhibition Grounds, Sports Fields, many Local Wineries, Golf Courses, Shopping, BC Forest Discovery Centre, Vancouver Island University, Maple Bay Marina, Cowichan District Hospital.Located in the City of Totems, in the heart of Duncan B.C. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Thunderbird Motor Inn

Address: 5849 York Rd, Duncan, British Columbia V9L 3S3, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Duncan
Price Range: $67 - $86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Thunderbird Motor Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 32
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“i thought all the rooms were great”
 of 5 bubbles JackieWindsor879, Sep 22, 2016 | Read review
“Any room should be fine. The hotel is far enough from the highway that it was quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles 552jayn, Sep 11, 2016 | Read review
“We liked our room (#55) on the second floor.”
 of 5 bubbles JoanN185, Jul 31, 2016 | Read review
“First floor rooms have laminate flooring.”
 of 5 bubbles judyh162, Jul 26, 2016 | Read review
“They're all about the same. 2 stories with outside access”
 of 5 bubbles Beth515, Jul 23, 2016 | Read review
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