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Thunderbird Lodge

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This place is great with character you don’t find these days. Clean and comfortable. Checked in late and didn’t wait a second. I see the pool and withing walking distance of everything. I actually added another night!

very easy to find because hotel right on main street. staff is friendly and very helpful. we're love to stay here again.

The room looked exactly like the photos. It was clean. But that’s really the only good thing I can say. I have never stayed in a hotel with such thin walls. I could hear the TV on one side of me and the family that was coughing and hacking all night on the other side. The deadbolt didn’t work. The lighting was awful (very dim) and the light bulb in the bathroom wasn’t connected properly and kept flickering. Lastly, the bed wasn’t comfortable at all. We won’t come back.

No bath, and safety is not a primary concern. Lock had no chain or deadbolt and door had a key so a hotel staff member could've easily came in while I was sleeping (solo female traveller). I slept with easy access to a self defense tool for this reason alone. Is close to the bus station so that's good.

It's located in the downtown area, which is a little older, and a little busy and loud sometimes. The rooms are nicely furnished and clean. The rooms only have a shower, however. They do have TV with cable and a refrigerator. There is breakfast each morning, but it is all cold food - yogurt, cereal, and pastries. The only gluten-free item is yogurt, so not the best pickings for breakfast. There are a lot of restaurants around, which is good for dinners, and there are a couple coffee places close by. There is only a lock on the door, not a swing lock, and that doesn't seem very safe for the area. They should put swing locks on all the doors as well.

Comfortable, clean room. The heater was located up high, had to climb up on a chair to reach it to turn it on.

Staff were friendly, hotel is older but seems to have some upkeep and maintenance going on. Location is good and felt safe compared to other options in the same price range. Room was a bit cold but extra blankets were requested and given. Room had thin walls could hear neighbors and the nightly train. Breakfast is basic.

For a quick cheap stay, it was wonderful. Old Art Deco bldg, I think. But has been worked on so it feels like new. No cracks or beetles!

This hotel is centrally located and a great location for access to all Redding attractions. The rooms are hit or miss. Our first stay went well so we were inclined to stay another round on a second trip to the area. Unfortunately, the other building (where breakfast is served) seemed to be older and weirder than the rooms on the north side of the complex. During our most recent stay, the room smelled musty, bed felt weird and TV did not work properly... That said, Hotel staff were kind and considerate, breakfast is basic but filling, and the vehicle stayed safe in spite of the downtown location. Overall, I would stay here again, but request a specific room.

Loved being downtown walkable to shops, eats, and path along the river! Place was not luxury but super clean and affordable! Would definitely stay again.

Nice clean room, clean shower. Friendly staff. We just needed a place to spend the night to avoid driving in the dark. Good bed, everything in working order. Great price.

Not being familiar with the area, I chose this hotel out of several that were in the vicinity I was interested in. For a single night's stay, it turned out to be a nice hotel for being located right in the downtown area.

We were passing through Redding and stayed here only for one night with our big dog. Looks a bit outdated on the outside but the room looked surprisingly modern with pergo flooring. The room was a bit small and the walls a bit thin but for the price, it was definitely adequate and did the job. Check in process was very quick. There was a complimentary breakfast offered to us, however, we did not take advantage of it. There are plenty of food options within walking distance. We walked our big guy around the area at night and did not feel unsafe but stayed very alert the whole time as there were many lone individuals cruising around. Overall, good experience and would definitely stay here again.

I've stayed here at least 8 times in the last two years, but it's beginning to get a little worn out. Initially I could get a room on the bottom floor for easy unloading. But now I am told at the desk at check in, I must "request" a bottom room at the time of reservation. No one asked that question, or any question like "is there anything else I can answer for you?" When I said I was a regular, zero response. So, as always, it turns out it's the little things that get us to either like or dislike something. Granted, it's a great price at $78 for the night. But the place is beginning to fall into the "you get what you pay for" category. Keep your expectations reasonable if staying here.

Short stay in Redding. This was a clean, convenient hotel that offered a great price. Bed was comfortable.

I really wanted to like this place. Redding is my home town and I have been happy to see the revitalization of it's downtown. The price and location of this hotel was perfect for me. The room looked new and I really thought it was great, at first. The problem was that I got eaten alive. We stayed there 3 nights and a week later, I still have over 20 bed bug bites on me. I have traveled the world, hiked through jungles, volunteered in 3rd world countries, and never had a run in with bed bugs. So although I knew something had bitten the heck out of me, it wasn't until we were headed back home that I realized it must be bed bugs. After doing a lot of research, there is no doubt in my mind. These are unlike any bites I have had before, and they all showed up in the morning after sleeping in room 216. Too bad, I really thought we'd found a good place to stay when I visit my family.

We were very pleasantly surprise with this hotel. The staff was awesome and very helpful. The hotel room was very clean and comfortable. The pool was very inviting and they are located next door to an awesome Mexican restaurant, with very authentic food.

Close to restaurants; served our purpose which is a pretty good place spend yhe night for our 4 states road trip!

A motel-like facility in a noisy area. The room was ok, but the fridge hadn't been cleaned out from previous guests and the water pressure and wifi was weak. The AC unit is oddly placed in the closet area, where the air is partially cut off by a divider wall. We didn't bother bringing it up with staff because the woman who checked us in was testy as all get out, like we had bothered her at her house. Free breakfast had been a selling point when selecting this lodge, but all they offered was basic bread/bagels/danishes and cheap cereal.

This hotel isn't bad. The room is a good size for one person or a very affectionate couple. The furniture is contemporary and appears to be new. The bed is pretty comfortable. Offers free WiFi and few continental breakfast options (bring your on butter, they have several jam options). The location is central to most things in Redding. The drawbacks are a noisy toilet, limited parking and thin walls, so pack your earplugs.

1350 Pine St Redding CA

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Thunderbird Lodge is located within a mile (2 km) of Redding Civic Auditorium and Turtle Bay Exploration Park. This 58-room hotel has conveniences like free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Located centrally in Redding, it's also near Lake Redding and Sundial Bridge.


Dining

Free continental breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 7 AM to 9 AM. Enjoy a bite to eat at La Cabana Restaurant, the hotel's onsite restaurant.


Rooms

Thunderbird Lodge's 58 air-conditioned rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect free WiFi and cable TV. Free local calls, hair dryers, and ironing boards are also standard.


Property features

Renovated in 2015, Thunderbird Lodge offers an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an area shuttle. The 24-hour front desk has staff always at the ready. Additional amenities include a business center, a computer station, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Double Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Thunderbird Lodge

Everyone (27) Couples (20) Business (3) Family (11) Other (5)
5

local classic small town morel

Everyone

This place is great with character you don’t find these days. Clean and comfortable. Checked in late and didn’t wait a second. I see the pool and withing walking distance of everything. I actually added another night!

By on May 4, 2018

3
Everyone

very easy to find because hotel right on main street. staff is friendly and very helpful. we're love to stay here again.

By on Apr 3, 2018

2

paper thin walls

Everyone

The room looked exactly like the photos. It was clean. But that’s really the only good thing I can say. I have never stayed in a hotel with such thin walls. I could hear the TV on one side of me and the family that was coughing and hacking all night on the other side. The deadbolt didn’t work. The lighting was awful (very dim) and the light bulb in the bathroom wasn’t connected properly and kept flickering. Lastly, the bed wasn’t comfortable at all. We won’t come back.

By , from Albany, Oregon on Apr 1, 2018

3
solo traveller

No bath, and safety is not a primary concern. Lock had no chain or deadbolt and door had a key so a hotel staff member could've easily came in while I was sleeping (solo female traveller). I slept with easy access to a self defense tool for this reason alone. Is close to the bus station so that's good.

By on Mar 31, 2018

4

adequate hotel

Everyone

It's located in the downtown area, which is a little older, and a little busy and loud sometimes. The rooms are nicely furnished and clean. The rooms only have a shower, however. They do have TV with cable and a refrigerator. There is breakfast each morning, but it is all cold food - yogurt, cereal, and pastries. The only gluten-free item is yogurt, so not the best pickings for breakfast. There are a lot of restaurants around, which is good for dinners, and there are a couple coffee places close by. There is only a lock on the door, not a swing lock, and that doesn't seem very safe for the area. They should put swing locks on all the doors as well.

By , from Oregon on Mar 14, 2018

3

hotel was near downtown, convenient location

Everyone

Comfortable, clean room. The heater was located up high, had to climb up on a chair to reach it to turn it on.

By , from Corona, CA on Mar 6, 2018

4

good price for an older hotel.

Everyone

Staff were friendly, hotel is older but seems to have some upkeep and maintenance going on. Location is good and felt safe compared to other options in the same price range. Room was a bit cold but extra blankets were requested and given. Room had thin walls could hear neighbors and the nightly train. Breakfast is basic.

By on Mar 1, 2018

5

nice!

Everyone

For a quick cheap stay, it was wonderful. Old Art Deco bldg, I think. But has been worked on so it feels like new. No cracks or beetles!

By , from Auburn CA on Feb 21, 2018

3

hit or miss

Everyone

This hotel is centrally located and a great location for access to all Redding attractions. The rooms are hit or miss. Our first stay went well so we were inclined to stay another round on a second trip to the area. Unfortunately, the other building (where breakfast is served) seemed to be older and weirder than the rooms on the north side of the complex. During our most recent stay, the room smelled musty, bed felt weird and TV did not work properly... That said, Hotel staff were kind and considerate, breakfast is basic but filling, and the vehicle stayed safe in spite of the downtown location. Overall, I would stay here again, but request a specific room.

By on Feb 9, 2018

5

great location and super affordable!

Everyone

Loved being downtown walkable to shops, eats, and path along the river! Place was not luxury but super clean and affordable! Would definitely stay again.

By , from California on Jan 19, 2018