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Thunderbird Lodge
Ranked #11 of 24 Hotels in Riverside
Reviewed March 20, 2012

The exterior doesn’t show much, but the inside… WOAH! Thunderbird Lodge is one of the cleanest, comfy, and friendly hotels. EVER!

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 11, 2012

Large updated, comfortable room with mini fridge, microwave and coffee maker. Our toilet kept running and the satalite TV kept going out but as soon as we brought it to the manager's attention it was taken care of. The pool was scummy and full of leaves - we were dissapointed there was no swimming. The room was clean, the staff was friendly. If you are looking for a clean room at a good price stay here, just check to see if the pool is available before booking the room.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 3, 2012

Stayed here to see the RIverside Festival of Lights in early December and was charmed, was the perfect place to stay, close location to downtown and was blown away by appearance of hotel. Original Structure and neon sign from 50 years ago, but totally modern and kept up. Rooms have all been redone, and are very beautiful inside and out and extremely clean. Great pricing for what you get. Would love to stay again, highly recommend to anyone needing to stay in the area. Bed was extremely comfortable and got great nights sleep.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 18, 2011

We couldn't be happier with this hotel! Our room was immaculate, the price was right, the bed was super comfortable and we could swear the rooms was sound proof! When we first arrived, there were only 4 cars in the parking lot. When we woke up...the parking lot was full and we didn't hear a thing!! My hubby is a light sleeper and usually hears everything....not here! The rooms are really quiet. One last thing...the staff (Jeanette)was very friendly and accommodating! All in all....a great place to stay!

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 26, 2011

Excellent value for a reasonable price. Rooms are clean and well kept. This is the 3rd time we have stayed while visiting friends in Riverside and we will stay here every time we come

  • Stayed: July 2011
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Reviewed July 3, 2011

Clean, friendly and oh so comfortable! The bed was incredible and is the type that makes you just want to stay in it. I found that I was upgraded when I got to my room.

I will most likely be staying there once a month. And I am very very pleased with that.

  • Stayed: June 2011
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Reviewed March 21, 2011

The exterior doesn't say much about the place, but the rooms are nicely maintained. We originally reserved a regular room through hotels.com, for a reasonable price, but decided to upgrade to a suite. The people at the reception desk were accommodating and allowed us to just pay the difference.

The standard room was nice and spacious; had a mini fridge and a microwave. The one big downside was that it only had a shower. No tub. It was a large, spacious shower, large enough to fit a tub, but without a tub. That was the main reason, we decided to move to a suite. The suite had a shower and a tub; a mini fridge and a microwave, just like the standard room. But... it had a red heart-shaped tub in the room as well. It was totally kitsch, but cute. It was fun.

The bed was comfortable, and it was overall quiet in the whole facility. It is also close to downtown Riverside, where you can visit the Mission Inn and other local boutiques and restaurants.

I would stay here again.

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Address: 2711 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92507-4237
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Location: United States > California > Riverside
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 24 Hotels in Riverside
Price Range: $76 - $144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Thunderbird Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Old Riverside Foundation just awarded us with the Historical Preservation Award. Come see our transformation of one of the few Historical locations in Riverside. Located in the heart of Riverside with restaurants, shopping and entertainment. Come see one of the best value for your money in Riverside. ... more   less 
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