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Thunderbird Motor Inn

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Mackenzie, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great room at a reasonable price. A discount for phoning direct. Friendly owner. The onsite restaurant was very good. The manager came immediately when the air conditioner wasn't turning on. Outside entrances for easy access.

Thank Beth515
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed at the Thunderbird Motor Inn. The stay was very enjoyable. The room's were kept very clean. The owners and staff are very pleasant and helpful. They go out of their way to make your stay comfortable. The Inn is close to shopping and downtown and near the Trans Canada highway. It is quiet at night and you can't here... More 

1 Thank Ben D
Delta, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found this place through Trip advisor and agree with every positive comment. The couple is kind, helpful and willing to help in any way they can. The York St diner on the same property was very tasty. I have to say I ate the best burger I have ever eaten. Definitely recommend this spot.

Thank Sandy M
Port Ludlow, Washington
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76 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After spending on Salt Spring at our "cabin", for business concerns we went to Duncan. The hotel was well kept and very nice. The staff also knew where everything was in town. It is definitely 1970's vintage, which does mean that the rooms were large, and they were. There is a restaurant on-site, which we did not try. + It... More 

Thank Lynda L
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28 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very nice room,Not real fancy but everything one needs including a comfortable bed.Right of the Trans Canada Highway on the Island.Easy to get in & out of.Owners are friendly.Place was quite quiet.Very good,reasonable restaurant across the parking lot that serves breakfast,lunch,and dinner.

1 Thank Mike L
Sooke, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing customer service! These hosts really know what they are doing. Clean rooms, great beds, and the restaurant next door is bonus. Will definitely be back. Was only going to stay one night but it was so affordable and the hosts were so accommodating that I ended up staying another night.

Thank pamrides
Port Alberni, Canada
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19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very happy with this hotel. Was it good value for your dollar - absolutely. Compared to other accommodations in this price range, it is very good. Nicely appointed little rooms, clean & very pleasant staff. Well done Thunderbird

Thank vanisl_gurl
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Very welcoming and friendly, spotlessly clean and wickedly good water pressure, all at a reasonable price. I would definitely stay at the Thunderbird in Duncan again. Oh, and great wifi speed to boot!

Thank Parsleyy
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Just off the main drag, this older, two-story motel fits the bill for a clean and affordable stay in Duncan. New fixtures in the small bathroom, nice comforters and pillows, and a flat screen TV. Mattresses were firm, but comfortable and the carpeting was clean. Beautiful hanging flowers add color to the exterior. Very helpful and friendly staff! Will stay... More 

Thank Catherine S
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42 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Very pleasant stay at a well run and maintained motel in Duncan. The lady who checked us in couldn't have been more helpful and informative. Her two recomandations for dinner and breakfast were spot on. The staff even offered to move one of their cars so we could park our motorcycles in front of our room. Very pleased with our... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • 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 V9L3S3, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Duncan
Price Range: $76 - $98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 32
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