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Thunderbird Motel

1009 E Broadway St, Missoula, MT 59802-4911
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#29 of 39 hotels in Missoula
The Thunderbird Motel is located two blocks from I-90 at exit 105. The closest motel to the University of Montana. Just a ten minute walk to the Adams Center! There is an indoor heated pool and hot tub for the enjoyment of guests with a sun deck that over looks the beautiful clark fork river. All units include a microwave and fridge. FREE continental breakfast and FREE Wi-Fi. Ask about our 2 person Jacuzzi Suites!
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charliedawn wrote a review Sep 2019
Spokane, Washington30 contributions11 helpful votes
We pulled into town on a Friday night with a college football game coming up, so they only had one room left. Lots of steps to get up to the room. It was large and had a jaccuzzi. We used the jaccuzzi but I felt a bit uneasy getting in and out without any grab bar (young people wouldn't have that problem). We had a hard time getting the plug open afterwards, had to use something to get under the stopper to open it. Very hot water. And the trains! The track is just across the street, but they need to blow the horn as they go by. And they went by about every half hour. The TV was an older model, which looks odd now that we are used to the flat screens. One of the barstools had burn holes in the seat, probably from some hair appliance being set down on it while hot.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Brent H wrote a review Jul 2019
Saskatoon, Canada17 contributions4 helpful votes
$99 dollars to catch a disease is what you get at this motel. The only real cool thing was the neon. The pool is filthy , the hot tub ...dear lord and they even made the continental breakfast terrible ....I mean how. Run run away from this motel.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
Jon M wrote a review Jul 2019
Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand475 contributions97 helpful votes
Room #112 > You will here the train horns all night long > We are Non Smokers, however felt like we had each smoked a pack of 25 cigarettes from being in the room. > The whole establishment us stuck in the 70's - datedbeyond belief > Over priced... we were charged $85 + taxes > The previous customers coffe bag we found wet inside the coffe maker ( yuk ) > The prevoius customers Bath Towel was still hanging on the back of the bathroom door Clearly we wouldnot recommend this place or chose to stay here again
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Jyst do not book here
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geraldh463 wrote a review Jun 2019
Fox Island580 contributions83 helpful votes
I used to stay here 50 years ago. We were passing through Missoula on our way to do a float trip on the Smith River. This was a good place to overnight so picked the Thunderbird. Had read a wide range of reviews. We found the place was clean, well located for off on I90 but a little worn. We weren't sorry we stayed at $75/night. We got what we expected.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
Mayday66 wrote a review Aug 2018
Medicine Hat9 contributions26 helpful votes
It was a 2 star motel so I went in with expectations based on that and it was pretty much what I expected. It was old, dated, a little dirty. My wife claims a mouse ran across the bed, I can't verify that as I did not see it. If you are attending something at Grizzly Stadium the location is fantastic. Checking in was a hassle because they are still in the 60's when it comes to technology and I was a little nervous about showing up without an email or confirmation. What I did not like is I was there for an event and the City was busy and options were limited. This motel would only sell me a room for 2 nights even though I only needed 1. And they jacked up the rate to $125, so it cost me $250 US to stay there for about 6 hours. This is not a $125 night motel and would expect a Best Western or Holiday Inn or something like that for that price. In this case I didn't have other options, but next time if I do have options I would pick something else.
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Trip type: Traveled with friends
$72 - $110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Thunderbird Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Thunderbird Motel?
Nearby attractions include University of Montana (0.2 miles), Missoula Farmer's Market (0.7 miles), and Missoula Art Museum (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Thunderbird Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Thunderbird Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Thunderbird Motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Thunderbird Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Thunderbird Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pearl Cafe, Catalyst Cafe, and Five on Black.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Thunderbird Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Thunderbird Motel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of Missoula.
Are pets allowed at Thunderbird Motel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Thunderbird Motel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Garnet Ghost Town (3.9 miles).