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Thunderbird Lodge in Riverside

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Fine place to stay. Tv is only disappointment. Old crt so not able to hook up my computer or music.. Pictures of rooms are deceiving. They are much smaller.. Reminded me of old days inn rooms.

Hotel was a bit outdated but the bed was very comfortable. There was a loud noise throughout nights instayed (plumbing).

I had to get out of LA late at night. I decided I was too tired to drive on so I found this hotel.

The staff was rude, the room had no towels when I asked for some the lady shoved some into my arms. The shower knob broke as soon as I tried to turn the water on to take a shower. It was just an awful experience.

Great for the price! Room was clean and very comfortable for my purposes. Glanced at a couple of other rooms and they were just as nice. Room smelled fresh. FREE and DEPENDABLE INTERNET!

The bed was to soft, and there location was not the best.

nice clean room with all needed appliances, air conditioner, refrigerator, microwave, coffee cooker, hair drier, clothes ironer and ironing board, and free wifi. Nice experience.

Clean and tidy room with newer beds were a welcome sight. The linens were also clean and crisp and fresh. While the room was on the smaller side, it did have everything necessary to make for a nice overnight stay.

Staff was very friendly and quick to help out. The wifi is awful and the tv kept losing signal but the room was clean and comfortable.

don't miss it i love it clean, comfortable, fine, and good price in that area

When I first checked in it took 5 mins before anyone even came to front desk to check in me in. Getting to room there were no towels and smell vaguely like Indian food. Constant police presences because of the loud college students. NO BREAKFAST! Smoking rooms look different than rooms advertised. When checking out, @ 1030 I actually had to go find a staff member just so I could check out.

WOOOOOOOOW IT'S CLEAN NICE AMAZING GOOD WOOOOW LUV IT

Staff was very friendly, rooms clean, comfortable enviorment.

My Husband and I had a great time at our stay. The Red Heart Shaped Jacuzzi Tub in our room was very cute and a lot of fun! Perfect for a romantic getaway.

Upon arrival, the receptionist was rude and condescending. The pool is not maintained (black sludge in the pool and jacuzzi. The room was nice at first glance, but the bathtub would not drain and late in the evening the toilet backed up. The bed was lumpy and uncomfortable. When checking out, I had to wait at the front desk, and look for someone who worked there for almost 10 minutes. Finally, a man in pajamas (the morning receptionist) came out and checked me out of the room. It was a budget stay, but I'll give my money to another budget hotel next time.

This place was perfect for my concert experience. It was nice and clean, close to the downtown scene and right next to the freeway. 4 thumbs up.

Nice clean room comfortable bed and not a bad location.

Excellent location off of the 91. Beautiful renovation and nice rooms. Not alot of traffic so no Continental breakfast. Very quiet and peaceful.

I rested before heading out for a concert. When you first walk in the room, there is a STENCH that emanated from the Carpet. You could see that it was dirty, and in dire need of cleaning, or replacement. I didn't want to walk on it in my socks! when coming back from concert, I pulled the covers back, and there wad HAIRS on the pillow, and the sheets! the comforter was visibly dirty, and I could not lie down and get any sleep. I slept on top of covers, and only under my own blanket that I brought with me. I don't feel that The owner of the Thunderbird lodge should charge the ridiculous price of 71.99 when he can't even have CLEAN SHEETS, AND CLEAN BLANKETS AND CARPETS, AND HAIRLESS BEDS. I deserve at least 51.99 back!!!!!!! I chose this place because of the location near the Amtrak, and the Municipal Auditorium. I should have paid 15.00 more, and gotten a 4-star hotel, with 4-star hotel room smell and clean sheets!!!!! Never again

Traveled there for a friends party. Decent location. Content with stay.

2711 University Ave Riverside CA

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Business center
  • 24-hour front desk

Thunderbird Lodge in Riverside is located within a mile (2 km) of California Museum of Photography and Fox Performing Arts Center. This 44-room motel welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi, free self parking, and a spa tub. Located centrally in Riverside, it's also near Riverside Convention Center and University of California-Riverside.


Rooms

All 44 rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can enjoy satellite TV and stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Pillowtop beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include free local calls, free bottled water, and ironing boards.


Property features

Guests of Thunderbird Lodge in Riverside enjoy a spa tub, free WiFi in public areas, and a business center. Free parking is available if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with sightseeing, directions, and local dining recommendations. Additional amenities include a seasonal outdoor pool, express check-in, and express check-out.

Room options

Superior Double Room, 2 Double Beds

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Superior Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Suite, 1 King Bed, Jetted Tub

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Suite, 1 Bedroom

King 1 | Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Thunderbird Lodge in Riverside

Everyone (5) Business (4) Couples (5) Other (3) Friends (3)
3

never expected a crt tv

Everyone

Fine place to stay. Tv is only disappointment. Old crt so not able to hook up my computer or music.. Pictures of rooms are deceiving. They are much smaller.. Reminded me of old days inn rooms.

By , from las vegas on Oct 29, 2017

3

business trip

Everyone

Hotel was a bit outdated but the bed was very comfortable. There was a loud noise throughout nights instayed (plumbing).

By on Mar 24, 2017

3

good stop for a road trip to phoenix

BusinessTravelers

I had to get out of LA late at night. I decided I was too tired to drive on so I found this hotel.

By , from Australia on Jan 29, 2017

2

horrible

Everyone

The staff was rude, the room had no towels when I asked for some the lady shoved some into my arms. The shower knob broke as soon as I tried to turn the water on to take a shower. It was just an awful experience.

By on Nov 21, 2016

4

kitschy and comfortable

Everyone

Great for the price! Room was clean and very comfortable for my purposes. Glanced at a couple of other rooms and they were just as nice. Room smelled fresh. FREE and DEPENDABLE INTERNET!

By , from California on Sep 19, 2016

3

it'll do in a pinch.

Everyone

The bed was to soft, and there location was not the best.

By on Jul 26, 2016

5

satisfied

BusinessTravelers

nice clean room with all needed appliances, air conditioner, refrigerator, microwave, coffee cooker, hair drier, clothes ironer and ironing board, and free wifi. Nice experience.

By on Jul 12, 2015

4

a well kept, historic property

Couples

Clean and tidy room with newer beds were a welcome sight. The linens were also clean and crisp and fresh. While the room was on the smaller side, it did have everything necessary to make for a nice overnight stay.

By on May 28, 2015

4

last minute trip

Singles

Staff was very friendly and quick to help out. The wifi is awful and the tv kept losing signal but the room was clean and comfortable.

By on May 18, 2015

4

nice and good price

Singles

don't miss it i love it clean, comfortable, fine, and good price in that area

By on Oct 7, 2014