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Thunderbird Lodge

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#10 of 24 hotels in Riverside
The Old Riverside Foundation just awarded us with the Historical Preservation Award. Come see our transformation of one of the few Historical locations in Riverside. Located in the heart of Riverside with restaurants, shopping and entertainment. Come see one of the best value for your money in Riverside.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Golf course
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Tennis Court
Room features
Air conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Full view
60Somewhat walkable
Grade: 60 out of 100
39Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
8Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
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It wasn't as nice as expected.They did allow my dog to stay.The staff was nice and helpful.The room was clean but seemed dated to me.The pool is closed,but wasn't really pool weather so no problem there.
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This is supposed to a classic motel, with seasonal pool and hot tub, i think the pool was last open about 10 seasons ago and was the hot tub. The door locks did not works until the batteries were changed, there was no hot water in the morning as the boiler had broke. We had a very poor experience and would not go back, only redeeming feature is that it is close to down town Riverside which is nice.
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Staff are very friendly, plenty of parking spaces and within walking distance of pubs on University Ave. Reasonably priced for what you get. Room was clean, had fridge, hairdryer and coffee making facilities. Ice machine just outside reception and reception was manned 24 hours when we were there.
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I stayed at the Thunderbird twice in early April of 2018 during round of business trips. Both rooms were clean and nicely painted bright colors, grounds were well taken care of and staff friendly and helpful. It is close to everything in Riverside and the price point is outstanding, my rooms were much nicer than what I stayed at near the Ontario airport and at 2/3 the price.
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We stayed 2 nights. The room was hot and smelled like urine. I sprayed perfume didn't help. We had to move the microwave/ refrigerator stand to plug in the hair dryer. The bedspread was wrinkled as were the sheets and pillow cases. The carpet was horrible, I was afraid to walk on it without shoes. The tub had standing water in it, was not sure why. When we returned the second day the air was turned off and the room was hot and smelled again, and we had to move the TV stand to plug the TV in. Strange, Strange things. The pool had a sign on the gate CLOSED, it looked dirty and green. Not going back
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$88 - $136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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