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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

As the quality of the motel rooms are quite OK. Clean, with a comfortable bed. Operation - rather mediocre, if at all it is. Basically equipped, poorly acting WiFi network. Continental breakfast - very weak. Muffins from the refrigerator, coffee, juice.

Thank JPopiel
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

The best feature of this motel is its location which is downtown Bishop, on the main street and close to restaurants and bars. The motel is a bit run down and it could use some upgrades but was okay for one night. The room was reasonably clean and the bed was comfortable. I'd have given this place three stars however... More 

Thank Wayne R

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Okay for a budget motel. Reception was very nice. My room was clean, linen and towels clean, hot water in shower, micro/fridge, coffee maker in room, very limited continental breakfast. For some reason wifi would not work for me so reception told me to try the city wifi and that worked. I did sleep okay. The parking lot is very... More 

Thank 480teresa
Bath, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Lots of people say that this motel was very bad... But me and my family had a very good stay for the the value!! There were no faulty machinery (showers, taps etc.) and there was also breakfast in the morning! Also it is near the town centre of bishop and an amazing bakery!!

Thank maddiegibbs
Westminster, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 June 2016

Stayed here two nights while hiking in the area. It's ok just to shower and sleep on a bed. Not recommended for a couple. For a couple guys out hiking it's decent. Great location though. Right in the middle of town off the 395.

Thank SteveHB
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38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2016

Bishop offered us this hotel off the main drag (about two blocks). The Hotel is right across the street from AAA, asked the owners where we should eat. The bowling alley a few blocks north (walking distance) was super for dinner. Fresh cooked. I had the Pastrami dinner, the other two travelers had the cod fish & chips. All were... More 

Thank Patti B
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 October 2015

The room was last decorated in the 80's. There were large stains on the carpet. The sink faucet gave cold water when you wanted hot, and hot water when you wanted cold. The bathroom door handle stuck and locked me inside several times. There was no bathroom vent and mold on the ceiling of the shower and the floor behind... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2015

We had reservations in advance for two that ended up costing more than what they said when we made the reservation . The place was run down and the room had a weird smell in it ,couldn't tell if it was mildew or bug spray but it was bad ! the location was good : close to an laundry mat... More 

1 Thank Ron S
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660 reviews
136 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 257 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2015 via mobile

I found their rates high for the quality of motel but that said they were the cheapest in the area. I don't know why Bishop is so expensive and most places had no vacancy. That said the room was decent and mostly clean. A few things here and there but nothing to overly complain about. Comfortable bed and a quiet... More 

Thank DeanneHA
Tucson, Arizona
1 review
Reviewed 22 July 2015

a truly horrible experience, no light in the bathroom, the in-wall AC unit sounds like a 747 taxiing for takeoff, the mattress sits on a wood box, not sure those things on the bed qualify as pillows, not much of a selection in the "free breakfast", other than that...what did you expect for $85?

Thank Mike F

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Additional Information about Thunderbird Motel

Address: 190 W Pine Street, Bishop, CA 93514
Region: United States > California > Bishop
Price Range: £53 - £86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Thunderbird Motel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 22
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“Get off the main drag and you will enjoy this hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles pattib437, 9 May 2016 | Read review
“Just stay away from this bug infested place.”
 of 5 bubbles milanj93, 22 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Ask for non-snoking for sure.”
 of 5 bubbles jenrader, 9 Jul 2011 | Read review
“Upstairs, eastern part of the motel. Great view.”
  • Looking west out the window of my room to the nearby Sierras.
 of 5 bubbles c28timeline, 15 Jun 2011 | Read review
“Call before going through a travel site!”
 of 5 bubbles CJQ62, 9 May 2011 | Read review
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