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Thunderbird Motel
Ranked #12 of 14 Hotels in Pocatello
Edmonds, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
108 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“family visit”
Reviewed 8 February 2014

Recently stayed a week at this motel while visiting family. The owners made us feel like family during our stay. We travel a lot & always try to stay local (anyone one can at a chain motel & miss the local feel). Thunderbird is close to everything & across the street from ISU, so the location in ideal. The rooms are nice, roomy & most of all, clean. They offer a great weekly rate & make everyone feel at home.The staff is super & willing to help with anything. Its the place to place in Pocatello! I would give it 6 stars out of 5. There is no restaurant but lots of places within walking distance that have good food. We will return.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Regina, SK, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
180 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2014

We felt real welcome at this motel. We wanted a place where you didn't have to climb stairs or use an elevator, but that looked clean, and the Thunderbird fit the bill. The lady in registration was very nice and the room, which had certainly seen better days, was clean and looked after. We just pulled up to the door, unloaded our stuff,and we were set. On the plus side, the beds were very comfortable and our room was very well lit, unlike the last hotel we stayed in that cost more than twice as much. On the down side, there was a definite lack of places to plug in our devices. Overall, I would recommend the Thunderbird for a one night stopover, especially considering the price of $56, taxes in.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Missoula, Montana
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2013

First, let me say, the lady behind the counter was a joy! She was delightful and made us feel welcome!
We were looking for somewhere that was "cheap" in price but cozy and safe.
This was an extremely easy place to find. Once we got our room, we were pleasantly surprised. The room was very clean and smelled great! There was plenty of room.
Now, it is a little dated, so if you are looking for some place that is fancy with everything included, this is not the place. It is cozy, clean and incredibly friendly!!
We loved it!!

  • Stayed December 2013
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Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2013 via mobile

Stayed here during a recent cross country motorcycle ride. The room was neat and clean, the location was within walking distance of Elmers restaurant, and the price very affordable.

I highly recommend staying here if you don't need all the frills and just want nice clean room at a reasonable rate.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Broomfield, Colorado
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2013

The very basics of a modern hotel - This place is fine for a few guys on a road trip but would not stay here with my family. Just your avearge 1950s hotel located right next to a University and nothing else really around. Got in late at night and the room clerk did not have an idea of anything close by that delievers. That should just be basic knowledge.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2013

We arrived in Pocatello on our way to Yellowstone and stayed here for a night. The room is basic with no fridge or microwave. For ice, you need to request it from the reception table at the lobby (this is our 1st experience on getting ice this way). The beds and pillows are OK. The HVAC does not have a heater button and so it was quite cold. If you opt for a basic place to stay, this will be it. This place is located in front of a cemetery and also quite in-front of the University of Idaho. The price is not worth the room equipments. If you travel with family and needs the fridge and microwave, move up the value chain!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Ridgefield
Level 6 Contributor
114 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2013

This Motel is run by a husband and wife team.I used Tripadvisor reviews to make selection. If you want a big qlitzy motel this is not the place for you. I found it to be clean,quite and safe. Room was not fancy but met my expectations. You cannot be the rates,they are wonderful. As I stated this is not a fancy motel ,

Room Tip: I asked for a ground floor room.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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Property: Thunderbird Motel
Address: 1415 S 5th Ave, Pocatello, ID 83201-6835
Region: United States > Idaho > Pocatello
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 14 Hotels in Pocatello
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Thunderbird Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 43
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