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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love this place, we stay there often. I love how you are left alone. The parking isn't the best but that really doesn't matter. I love the hot tub rooms. The privacy here is priceless. They make you feel special. However don't expect them to answer their phone they are bad that way.

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Portland, OR
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

We had a room with a nice mountain view for under $100. Hotels here seem very expensive. This one was clean, friendly, and maintained pretty well. A couple of cosmetic scratch and dents, but clean and nice. It appears to be a family run operation. The woman running the desk made reference to her son doing a good job maintaining... More 

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Campbellsport, Wisconsin
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

I thought the price was a little high for what you get. Our room had a slight musty smell at first. Very large rooms, and the staff is very talkative. A little noisy at night but not bad. Staff is friendly. For 1 night this is ok.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Outside was rikity, I knew going in this was a cheap motel, but had hopes when I call to verify my reservation. The person said " yes we have you upstairs in the "new/renovated" section." we get there and we are in rm 201, right next to the offices. if this was new??? room looked like it was from the... More 

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Alberta, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

I'm not fussy but this motel didn't meet our expectations! No flat screen TV and the location was close to trains going by at night, it was noisy! It is close some dining if you like fast food as other restaurant had smoking and was noisy as well.

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Akumal, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

I love the Thunderbird for its consistent affordability and simplicity. It is not a 5 star Hilton but functional. They run a tight ship. Sure the TV is a bit dated but works fine. I do not walk into the room and feel grimy. Parking is tight. If you have an RV you might think again. Albertsons is right next... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016 via mobile

This was the most disgusting hotel I have ever seen, and I've worked as a housekeeper at multiple places. Me and my fiance had just finished a week long camping trip in Yellowstone National Park and had left a day early to road trip back to Canada. It was late, we were exhausted and we wanted a bed to sleep... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I can't blame the hotel. After all, they did let me inspect the room before checking in. But after paying and moving in I could see that this place is in bad shape on many levels, primarily cleanliness. Good things include free wi-fi, park at the door for 1st floor rooms, a big Albertson's grocery is right next door and... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I stayed two nights and walked behind the property and watched some fisherman cast their lines and catch what I believe was trout. Got me excited about the area in this mountain town, especially since I've been in Florida for so long. The motel was clean, I saw other posts and took a chance.I'm glad i did stay, It was... More 

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Puyallup, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

When checking in, we asked if there was A/C and wifi. We were told there was. We had no cell phone service so the wifi is what was keeping us connected to family in the area. The AC sorta worked (not really) and the wifi sorta worked (not really) There were clothes left behind the sofa from a previous guest,... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Thunderbird Motel

Address: 1009 E Broadway St, Missoula, MT 59802-4911
Location: United States > Montana > Missoula
Price Range: $107 - $142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 31
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