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Aurora, Colorado, United States
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44 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It's tough to complain when the price is right. The room was spacious, clean, and comfortable. The young man behind the counter was a true gentleman with an awesome smile and started things off right. The pool was cool, refreshing, and clean. For the price this place could easily warrant five stars except it advertised free wifi and breakfast. It... More 

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Thank NHHD
FrontDesk_GM, General Manager at Thunderbird Motel, responded to this review

What a wonderful review to read! We are thrilled we were able to provide you with clean and comfortable accommodations along with great service and amenities. Thank you for choosing Thunderbird Motel during your recent travels and for taking the time to share your kind feedback with us! We strive to provide everything our guests may need all at an... More 

Sacramento, California
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31 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The front desk clerk was very friendly and efficient. Our room was fine except for the peeling pain in the bathroom and a few other spots. The bed was comfortable. The main reason we stayed here was their dog friendly policy; however, there was no grass in the area for dogs. The room was quiet and clean. Checkout was fine.... More 

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Thank douglasgibsonjr
FrontDesk_GM, General Manager at Thunderbird Motel, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to provide you and your family with a clean and comfortable place to stay. We are glad you enjoyed our quiet accommodations, ideally located by various attractions. We apologize that the grass areas around our property are small. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us as we continuously work on improving... More 

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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in Elko for a stop on our way from Salt Lake City to Reno. We did not have any expectations beforehand but the motel was exactly right for us. A nice, spacious and clean room with the promised amenities. Furthermore the pool helped keeping cool and the motel location was in the middle of the fine town which... More 

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FrontDesk_GM, General Manager at Thunderbird Motel, responded to this review

We are thrilled to hear we were able to meet and surpass your expectations. Thank you for taking the time to share your positive commentary. It would be wonderful to host you again should you find yourself in the area. We hope you get the chance to explore more of what Elko has to offer! Come back soon! More 

Sandbach, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

We stayed here for 2 days to explore the nearby Ruby Mountains. Our room was clean and well-equipped with fridge, coffee-maker, microwave. The bed was comfortable. They have a pool outside. Breakfast was included although there is not enough seating for everyone. The plates/dishes/cups etc were all disposable creating a huge amount of waste each day. Do not book through... More 

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1 Thank greenerfingers
FrontDesk_GM, General Manager at Thunderbird Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Thunderbird Motel Elko, conveniently located for anyone visiting Ruby Mountains or the various casinos and entertainment. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and we were able to provide you with a restful night's stay! We apologize for the inconvenience with the charges and suggest that you always book directly through the... More 

Watsonville, California
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139 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

the room has a coffee maker, microwave oven and refrigerator. Generally, a spotless room with some wear from the chair's leg hitting the dresser. There is breakfast but nothing fancy: pre-packaged pastries, choice of cold cereal with 2% milk, and warm coffee. You can cook your own waffles which is the only "hot" food item offered. But, it is free.... More 

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Thank 427BeatleBob
FrontDesk_GM, General Manager at Thunderbird Motel, responded to this review

Your kind words brighten our day! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay in our clean and comfortable rooms during your most recent trip to Elko! We appreciate your suggestions in regards to our accommodations and bathroom and promise to keep them in consideration during our next updates. It would be a pleasure to see you again... More 

Carson City, Nevada, USA
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12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

My darling wife and I had to go to Elko for a test I had to take. We went the night before and stayed at the Thunderbird. Great spot.The room was extremely clean. The bed was very very comfortable. They also have a nice pool. The room had a fridge and microwave. Within about three blocks was a wonderful Basque... More 

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Thank billf697
FrontDesk_GM, General Manager at Thunderbird Motel, responded to this review

It is always wonderful to hear we were able to, once again, provide a guest with a clean and comfortable stay! Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us and for choosing Thunderbird Motel during your travels. We can't wait for your next visit! Our clean pool and comfortable beds will be waiting for you! More 

Rome, New York
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

The check in was easy and pleasant. The room was pleasant, with both frig and microwave the bed was clean and comfortable. Bring your own pillow, they were bumpy. The bathroom was nice and the toiletries were very nice. It was a quiet hotel, pool looked great . It is a 2 story outside entrance motel. The convienence of the... More 

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Thank MinnaR1
FrontDesk_GM, General Manager at Thunderbird Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words. We are so happy to hear you had a nice stay and really enjoyed everything we have to offer. Please come back soon! More 

SF, CA
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26 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Good roadside stop-over off the main drag of Elko. The room is quiet, although the AC unit is a little loud. AC unit was also not easy to figure out - the AC had a (turns out unlocked) lock on it, and the thermostat had a post-it saying "do not use" - confusing! The breakfast is over early at 9am,... More 

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Thank looper2
FrontDesk_GM, General Manager at Thunderbird Motel, responded to this review

We appreciate your encouraging review! Thank you for choosing Thunderbird Motel for your stop-over. It is pleasing to learn you had an overall enjoyable stay with us. We are sorry to hear you missed out on our complimentary breakfast but glad that we were able to provide you with some energy for the continuation of your trip. We encourage all... More 

Madison, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

Needed a place for the night on a road trip and this place was fantastic. Very clean, great price. Had wifi, breakfast, microwave, fridge. Very comfortable. Staff was very nice late at night when we checked in. Has a pool. Things were very quiet.

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Thank Logan K
FrontDesk_GM, General Manager at Thunderbird Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us and for choosing to stay at Thunderbird Motel Elko! We are extremely pleased to hear you thoroughly enjoyed our clean and comfortable accommodations, along with our friendly service. Conveniently located just off Interstate 80, makes us an ideal place to stay when traveling through Nevada and we are... More 

Colorado
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35 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

The Thunderbird Motel used to be the best kept secret in Elko for lodging - no longer. With the change in ownership came neglect of a once fine facility. The place needs a coat of paint, to say the least. The lack of basic maintenance is really starting to show. The furniture, now pushing 35± years old (it's been there... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Good old fashioned western hospitality awaits you at the Thunderbird Motel. Reasonable rates, comfortable rooms and a central downtown location make Thunderbird your ideal place to stay in Elko, Nevada. Relax in a comfortable room or take a dip in the pool.Just off of Interstate 80, Elko, Nevada is within sight of the majestic Ruby Mountains.Thunderbird Motel is your perfect base for seeing all that this quaint northern Nevada town has to offer. The Thundrerbird Motel in Elko, Nevada, offers clean, economical accommodations that won't break your budget. All rooms are equipped with free wireless Internet access. The coffee is always on in our office! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Thunderbird Motel

Address: 345 Idaho St, Elko, NV 89801-3135
Location: United States > Nevada > Elko
Price Range: $59 - $78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Thunderbird Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 70
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Also Known As:
Thunderbird Hotel Elko
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