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Gateway Thunderbird Motel

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Encinitas, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

Clean, recently remodeled room with microwave, refrigerator and flat screen t.v. Excellent value for the location so close to Monterey, Carmel and Pacific Grove. Very attentive, friendly staff. Great Italian restaurant right next door.

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Good location and price, but thats it.. They don´t pay any attention on cleaning. You can see it already at the reception, everything is dusty what people don't touch daily. The towels and linen are old, with many spots on them. The phone looks like it was never cleaned in the past ten years. I've found blood on the bathroom... More 

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Oakley, California
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3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Clean update rooms, decent beds and pillows. We went for the Half Marathon on Monterey and staying in town was not in the budget. This was only 5 miles away and worked out great. Neighbors were a little noise, thumping around until 11pm then again at 4am (I'm guessing they were doing the run also) We got back to our... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Stayed here with my family half way through month long touring holiday now we can compare it to all the other places we stayed we feel that here was very poor value. On positive side the staff were pleasant and helpful enough and the recently refurbished room was very good. It is also within easy driving distance of Monterrey but... More 

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Huntington, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

I was really concerned after reading the reviews but as I described below, my experience was nothing but good. We were driving down the coast and needed to stay the night. All the hotels we checked - on tripadvisor, yelp, Hotwire, airbnb, priceline - all were charging ridiculous rates and were mostly sold out or unavailable. Traffic was really piled... More 

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Long Beach, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I have no complaints. My room appeared to be newly remodeled. Bedding was clean. Fridge and microwave were clean and worked fine. Flatscreen tv and wi-fi worked perfectly. Bathroom clean, shower worked great. No excessive noise from the neighbors or the street. In sum, my experience was much better than many of the older reviews posted here. I booked on... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 via mobile

Disgusting personnel very rude never stay there mold smells bad cock roches bedding is nasty.where is the health department they need to shut this place down. Please don't give these people any more business.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

I had shown up with my partner.And was criticized about us using one bed...It went bad from there when we opened up the room to see there was food left over on the floor and in the fridge. TV channels were all fuzzy ..wi fi worked well . Breakfast was two different kind of Costco muffins cut into fours... Coffee... More 

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Santa Clara, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

First appearance makes you think this place will be OK but take my word for it, this place was a disgusting mess. It had toilets in the courtyards. When I pulled back the bed linen there were stains and I couldn't tell if had ever been laundered. The rooms smelled so stale and of old cigarette smoke. I didn't look... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We chose this motel strictly on price (the least expensive in the area) and I was pleasantly surprised by the value for money we got: * newly renovated HUGE room with matching bathroom * extremely stable and fast Internet connection * invigoratingly strong shower water pressure * courtesy 1 hour delay in our checking-out granted with a gracious smile *... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Gateway Thunderbird Motel

Address: 1909 Fremont Blvd, Seaside, CA 93955-3128 (Formerly Gateway Lodge Motel)
Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Seaside
Price Range: $89 - $230 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Gateway Thunderbird Motel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 66
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