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Quality Inn, Near Chico State
Ranked #3 of 17 Hotels in Chico
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Sunnyvale, CA
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed August 28, 2009

I took my wife to visit Chico for the first time since I had been there for college. This location had always looked sketchy, but no longer. The Quality Inn Thunderbird has undergone a complete remodel , rooms completely redone and Flat screen TV's added, the beds are the not bad at all.

If going to Chico, the Thunderbird is where I'll be staying. Clean, great location, and the #2 ice cream shop in the US just a walk across the street.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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chicohotel, Regional Manger at Quality Inn, Near Chico State, responded to this review, September 16, 2009
Dear Law20
Thank you for your review on our Quality Inn Thunderbird Lodge, and a belated welcome back to Chico, I assume you went to Chico State?. We are very pleased with the hotel renovation and the addition of the flat screen TV's. Our Pillow Top Mattress Beds have also been a hit with hotel guests. I'm especially pleased to receive a comment regarding our cleanliness as this is a direct result of team member pride and training here at the Quality Inn Chico, CA. Thank you also for the tip about the ice cream shop, I'm visiting this Chico Hotel next week and will make a point to break my diet there.

Thank you
Tracey Thompson
Quality Inn, near Chico State University
Chico, CA
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Reviewed August 19, 2009

My family takes visits my son at Chico state several times each year and usually stay outside the university area because there are no good hotels with great beds right by campus. That changed greatly, the Quality Inn Thunderbird has undergone a complete remodel , rooms completely redone and room TV is great, the furniture and decoration is wonderful and the beds are the BEST I have seen in any other hotel in town. Very impressive what they have done with the rooms and property. After dropping my son off at Chico for the fall semester this week, my daughter and I went to San Francisco for a mini vacation, stayed in a 4 star hotel that did not have beds as comfortable as the Thunderbird at Chico!

The Thunderbird is now my go to hotel when visiting my son at Chico State! Keep the pricing as is and I will be happy to book there each and every time from now on!

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
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chicohotel, Regional Manger at Quality Inn, Near Chico State, responded to this review, August 26, 2009
Dear BethAnne
Thank you so much for your great review on our Quality Inn located in Chico, CA. Our goal is to offer visitors to California State University, Chico Campas a nearby quality hotel with clean, comfortable accomodations at an affordable price. The pillow top mattresses, like the Flat screen TV's, have received a lot of positive feedback and really make a difference when looking for a good night's stay. I hope you had the opportunity to enjoy our continental breakfast and relax by the pool. We look forward to your next visit to the Chico area.

Thank you
Tracey Thompson
Quality Inn, Chico, CA
formally Thunderbird Lodge
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Reviewed August 10, 2009

WOW the old Thunderbird has flowed away...The new Quality Inn is very nice at first glance....until the bug in the bathtub, the rather large cockroach in the middle of the room. I have it in a kleenex...to show the manager in the morning. Then...after wanting to put a coke in the fridge.....old food...stinky old food....geeezzz fire or re-train the cleaning staff. If they have a pest control company the should fire them!!! Cause it isn't working. Time for bed now....I hope the rest of the night is uneventful!! The wireless didn't work....at least the hardwire did!!

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled on business
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chicohotel, Regional Manger at Quality Inn, Near Chico State, responded to this review, August 26, 2009
Dear Toolmanmatt
Thank you for your honest review of our Quality Inn Hotel in Chico, CA. I am truly sorry to hear about your experience with us, but thankful for the comments so we may correct them right away. We have undergo extensive housekeeping training since your visit, sharing with the staff your comments and how they affect each and every guest experience. Now that our construction is complete I'm please to say the Complimentary wireless internet is working great, I am thankful we installed both hardwired and wireless internet access so you were able to connect online.
We are very aware that guests have many choices when visiting Chico, CA, and as we strive to be the best valued hotel in Chico, we value all comments to help and guide us to be the best.

Thank you
Tracey Thompson
Quality Inn, Chico, CA
formally Thunderbird Lodge
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Orange County
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Reviewed July 22, 2009

great service, the rooms were stunning, and overall was one of the nicest hotels I've ever been to; highly recommended!

  • Stayed July 2009
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Thank timewalk02
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chicohotel, Public Relations Manager at Quality Inn, Near Chico State, responded to this review, August 2, 2009
Thank you so much for your good review on the Quality Inn Chico, CA.

We are very proud of our newly remodeled rooms, and the fact that Quality Inn has put their name on our Chico hotel.

It is especially pleasing to receive good comments about Great Service, and I have forwarded your comments on to my dedicated team.

I hope you had the opportunity to enjoy our complimentary breakfast or relax by the hotel pool.

Thank you again, and we look forward to seeing you again at the Quality Inn Chico.

Sincerely
Tracey Thompson
Quality Inn Chico, CA
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Hawaii
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Reviewed July 17, 2009

The hotel has just been re-modeled and was quit clean. The owner/manager was very pleasant and attended to our needs personally.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with family
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Thank Kawahine
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chicohotel, Regional Manger at Quality Inn, Near Chico State, responded to this review, July 20, 2009
Thank you for your kind comments about our Quality Inn Chico. I have shared your review with our staff, so it may encourage them to continue to provide the great service you experienced. It is our goal to provide great service, clean rooms and value for anyone looking for a hotel in Chico.

Thank you again on behalf of all the staff here at the Quality Inn Hotel in Chico.

SIncerely
Tracey Thompson
Quality Inn Chico
formally Thunderbird Lodge
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Santa Barbara
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Reviewed July 17, 2009

The Quality Inn Thunderbird is perfect. The remodel was extensive from the studs out -- wiring, plumbing, drywall, bathrooms, carpet, furniture, beds, and plasma TV. It's a new hotel with new ownership and beautiful landscaping and new signage just going in. The pillow top beds are the most comfortable beds of any I've ever had at any hotel, and I've been in hotels from Southern California, the U.S., Europe, Middle East to Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. These beds beat them all. And at this level hotel, all one is looking for is a great night's sleep, which we got. But wait, there's a whole lot more. The service was great -- Gus the GM lives on the property and is there to serve 7 days a week, and he's excellent at it. The deluxe continental breakfast is superb. The plasma TV is a quality Samsung. The area is quiet, but is downtown within walking distance of everything. Stay here. It's great!

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
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Thank SantaBarbaraguy
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chicohotel, Regional Manger at Quality Inn, Near Chico State, responded to this review, July 20, 2009
Thank you for your review of the Quality Inn Hotel in Chico, formally the Thunderbird Lodge. We are proud to provide good service, clean comfortable rooms at a great proce here in Chico, We hope you will come visit our hotel again next time your are in Chico, CA.

Thank you on behalf of Gus and the rest of the staff.

Tracey Thompson
Regional Manager
Quality Inn Chico
formally Thunderbird Lodge
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California
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Reviewed June 30, 2009

The "Bird" has undergone a major renovation (new everything, including beds) and is a great location with a good price. The past is just that and is worth a stay. They need to work on the cable though, but no major flaws.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank casluth
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chicohotel, General Manager at Quality Inn, Near Chico State, responded to this review, July 10, 2009
Dear Casluth

Thank you so much for your kind comments about the Quality Inn Chico, formally the Thunderbird Lodge.

Yes we are very proud of our recent renovation, and very pleased to be in the Quality Inn family of hotels

Since your visit we have upgraded the Cable TV, added some movie channels, sports channels and news channels.

The Quality Inn Chico (Thunderbird Lodge) now offers complimentary continental breakfast and wifi internet access, we also have a business center for you to check your email if you don't have a Laptop with you.

Thank you again for your Trip Advisor Review of our hotel.

Gus Guzman
General Manager
Quality Inn Chico
formally Thunderbird Lodge
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Property: Quality Inn, Near Chico State
Address: 715 Main St, Chico, CA 95928-5617
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Location: United States > California > Chico
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Chico
#3 Family Hotel in Chico
#5 Business Hotel in Chico
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Quality Inn, Near Chico State 2.5*
Number of rooms: 63
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Quality Inn near Chico State near the California State University Chico campus. The Quality Inn® near Chico State is less than a mile away from the Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park outdoor recreation area and museum. This unique venue features a Victorian-era house with 26 rooms, a gift shop, a theater and more. Guided tours of this facility are held weekly. This California hotel is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Chico. If business brings you to town, the convention center and California State University, Chico campus are within walking distance. The Silver Dollar Speedway is within five miles. The city of Chico has recognized as bicycle friendly town, so hit the town for pleasure and explore the downtown area, Bidwell Park and much more. Additional points of interest close to this Chico, CA hotel include: Butte County Fairgrounds Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Chico Museum. ... more   less 
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