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Thunderbird Motel

1009 E Broadway St, Missoula, MT 59802-4911
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#31 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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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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24-hour front desk
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Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
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Zurubabul wrote a review Feb 2021
Missoula, Montana15 contributions6 helpful votes
Polite helpful staff. Hot showers. Heaters work. Key card, key reader problems. Your door key can not go near anything, it must have it's own pocket or space away from everything or anything that isn't wood/paper based. Internet is not fast enough to check email. So noisy. Much Loud.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: The higher your room number, the better off you are.
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Kim S wrote a review Aug 2020
Helena, Montana12 contributions1 helpful vote
Out of sheer desperation to find a room for the night, my daughter and I came upon the Thunderbird Motel. The only room available was a "suite". The price was very reasonable so we went for it. The room was ok. Old & outdated but we're not picky. There was a coffee maker but no coffee or cups. Desk clerk was very nice & provided these things. Coffee was very good. Refrigerator & microwave in room. Staff was very nice. Most of the guests looked like they were on meth. It was a little scary. A homeless guy went into the pool area for a bit. They don't lock it. Parking area leaves much to be desired. Very narrow. Angle parking. You have to back all the way out. Probably the worst part was the train horns ALL NIGHT LONG! Unless you're a heavy sleeper or wear ear plugs, you're not going to sleep well. There was cable TV on old box type TV. Haven't seen one of those for a while! On the plus side, it's right next door to a grocery store, a bar & restaurant as well as a convenience store. Probably would not stay here again though.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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charliedawn wrote a review Sep 2019
Spokane, Washington38 contributions12 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 contributions16 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
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Jon M wrote a review Jul 2019
Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand535 contributions196 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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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 Catalyst Cafe, Five on Black, and Market on Front.
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 there any historical sites close to Thunderbird Motel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Travelers' Rest State Park (9.2 miles).