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“Worst place ever!!”
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Thunderbird Inn
Ranked #28 of 41 Hotels in Florence
Reston, VA
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Worst place ever!!”
Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

I have never left a review before but felt compelled to do so on this place. The room was so dirty I didn't want to touch anything. The furniture was old and had stains on it. My drapes didn't close completely and this was a ground floor room. The front desk receptionist was very nice. The housekeeping people were very nice. The buffet breakfast was ok but nothing special. Someone recommended this place to me and for the life of me I can't imagine what they were thinking. There are many nicer places in the area. It was cheap but better to spend an extra $20 and get something decent.

Stayed March 2014
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Lapeer, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed November 9, 2013

The room was a little dated but overall was great! Housekeeping was great! Breakfast was great! Desk staff was friendly! I truly enjoyed my stay here! I would stay here again! I stayed for 2 weeks while working in town.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

Best motel I've ever stayed in. The food was AMAZING. everyone was super extremely nice. The rooms were clean, beds were comfy, and service was five star. The pool is always open, lit heated saltwater and totally clean. I can't say enough about how great this is. Rate is very low also.

  • Stayed September 2013
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1 Thank driftingraven
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Sarasota, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed July 4, 2013

We drove through the night and finally got very tired around 5:30 AM. We called a few places to see if they had late check-out, thinking we’d check in around 6 AM and check out around 2 or 3 PM. Most places either didn’t allow it, or charged extra (or were too expensive to begin with for our budget). We did find one place about 15 min from the Thunderbird for $35, but once we drove up it looked way too sketchy so we kept looking.

We finally saw the sign for the Thunderbird and decided to go in and ask about late checkout. They said we could actually stay until the next morning for no extra charge (NO other motels or hotels that we called or stopped in offered that), and with my AAA membership it was only $50. The room was clean and the beds comfortable (we used our own pillows). Everything worked (though we didn't try the microwave); it was nice to have the fridge in the room. The bathroom was a bit outdated and dingy I suppose, but fine and clean for $50. It was pretty quiet but there were so big trucks outside or room during different times. I didn't use the pool but did walk by it and it looked very clean and big. Breakfast was pretty good too, and included in the price. :) I’d definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed July 1, 2013

Our kids started pitching monster fits after being in the car too long. We were driving from DC to Florida and everybody had just had it. Our dog was with us so our options were severely limited. The Thunderbird said "ok," so Thunderbird it was.

Overall, I can't complain. Everything was clean, if not shabby. The staff gets five stars. The woman who worked at the front desk was fabulous! We ate at the buffet and thought the fried chicken was worth mentioning in this review.

I can't give it more stars though because ... well, I just can't. If you've stayed there then you know why.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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1 Thank Travelinglew
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Level 4 Contributor
18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed May 12, 2013 via mobile

The staff is amazing and that is as far as anything good goes. There was a white substance all over the bed skirt and corner of the bedside table. There was hair from someone shaving around the bathroom sink. The carpet is gross and the bedspread had cigarette burns. They did plant flowers and keep the grounds around the pool clean. We would have left but it was NASCAR weekend and we didn't know so this was the only room we could find for under $200. The toilet looks like a tiger had attacked it and there were ashes behind the tp holder. The breakfast was edible but nothin to rave about. I would have preferred bagels and cream cheese over the mystery meat I thought was ham.

  • Stayed May 2013
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1 Thank Ilovemymares
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Concord, North Carolina
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed May 10, 2013 via mobile

Compared to Howard Johnson motel this place is 150% better. Cleaner better service and better breakfast.and no one stole articles out of my suitcase like they did at Howard Johnsons. I will stay again

  • Stayed May 2013
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Property: Thunderbird Inn
Address: 2004 W Lucas St, Florence, SC 29501-1203
Location: United States > South Carolina > Florence
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #28 of 41 Hotels in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Thunderbird Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 134
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