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Thunderbird Lodge Mitchell
Ranked #3 of 18 Hotels in Mitchell
Certificate of Excellence
Chicago, Illinois
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71 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Basically great”
Reviewed June 10, 2013

Didn't expect a lot but really enjoyed our stay. Room was just what we wanted, nice door to the parking lot. Several restaurants next door. Good breakfast included. Very friendly and helpful staff. Enjoyed watching a truckload of hogs out front (local color).

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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63 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed May 27, 2013

Had a very sudden change of timeframe and needed to find a place in the Mitchell area that night as I was driving. The property is easy to find and pretty much off the interstate. Its a low key property, nothing fancy, though they have their own liquor store of sorts on the property. Room was exactly what I needed, a clean quiet place to lay my head for a few hours before setting out again early that next morning. Would stay here again if I was in the area.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Avarel
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intl falls, mn
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59 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed May 14, 2013

This is one we were happy to find. $52 total, clean, large room with two beds, pleasant decor, nice clerks, hot tub, micro and fridge in every room, continental breakfast. We checked out the Best Western which was significantly more, and could not find a reason to pay for it. The Thunderbird Lodge is a good example for the franchises!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Caroln G
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Auburn, Georgia
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110 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed May 5, 2013

I cannot say enough awesome things about this hotel. The staff was awesome. The room was super comfy. The price was wonderful. The breakfast was good.

If you're pulling off of 1-90 for the night, or have made the mistake of traveling to Mitchell, SD to see the worst tourist trap in the lower 48 states - stay at the Thunderbird Lodge!!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Thank JamesPMason
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Nine Mile Falls
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91 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed April 25, 2013

We are coupon room junkies, and have experienced the good, the bad and the ugly. This time we were pleasantly surprised by the friendly service we received on the phone and at check-in. Far better than most front desk experiences. As others have stated, the property is in need of freshening up, but our room was clean, comfortable and more than acceptable to us. The continental breakfast was OK, about on par with what we expected.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Douglas D
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New Yuck
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed December 27, 2012

We stayed more than one night. The staff was very stuck-up, and unfriendly. They were more engaged with their lap-tops, newspapers, and the television. The staff we dealt with was Chelsey, Linda, and Deb.
Beware of the breakfast! They do not wear plastic gloves when handling the food, and do not wash their hands prior to handling the food. They claim to have fresh donuts delivered daily, and throw out whatever isn't eaten that day, but instead will use the day-old/ old ones first, and the staff eats the fresh ones!
2 mornings in a row, we witnessed the Donut Guy deliver a big box around 5:30/5:45 am, enough to hold around 6 dozen donuts. They were never put out, the night gal took them home, and by 7:15 am, the day-old donuts were gone which left nothing for the majority of the guests staying there. We mentioned to the owner, Matt C. the donuts were gone by 7:15, and did nothing to provide more that day. The following morning, we found they only deliver 1 or 2 dozen daily.
We also witnessed the staff trash-talking other guests, and workers, while we were standing there!!!
It is apparent they are nice enough to take your money once they've convinced you to stay, after that, prepare to be on your own, and be trash-talked behind your back...

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank Alan N
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Sedona
2 reviews
Reviewed October 22, 2012

The room had not been renovated!!!!! Look for another hotel. We paid over $100 for a room with carpet that was actually worn out to the point where the pad under was exposed in a couple of patches. The veneer on the bathroom door was chipped off, about 12" X 6". Unfortunately we arrived on the day pheasant hunting opened and their advertised range of rates did not apply. It appears as though the rates were highly inflated. The exposed mattress support looked like the set needed replacing. If I were the owner of this establishment, I would be embarrassed. The continental breakfast was basic, no fruit, yogurt or bagels or even butter (margarine out of a squeezable bottle). Although the room appeared clean, it was so beat up, it felt dirty. This is my first review and I depend on Trip Advisor when on the road. My husband could not believe it was rated as high as it is! II felt this place was so bad, I wanted to warn other wary road travelers about this rip off.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Sedgard
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Property: Thunderbird Lodge Mitchell
Address: 1601 S Burr St, Mitchell, SD 57301-4788
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Location: United States > South Dakota > Mitchell
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 18 Hotels in Mitchell
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Thunderbird Lodge Mitchell 2*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Thunderbird Lodge is a locally owned and independently operated motel. We are dedicated to hospitality and service at an incredible value. We feature an expanded continental breakfast, on-site Liquor Store, hot tub and sauna, and clean, comfortable rooms. ... more   less 
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