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Thunderbird Inn
Ranked #28 of 41 Hotels in Florence
Norton, Ohio
1 review
“Go somewhere else”
Reviewed 4 December 2012

Unfortunately we were stuck here for a week with a golf package which was overpriced. Rooms are very outdate, stunk, our non-smoking room has several cigarette burns and some kind of red stain on the floor, definitely no bare feet in this room, the microwave that we were to have was not there, the towels and wash clothes felt like 80 grit sandpaper, the prostitutes they rent to had us up all night with the horn beeping four time to let them know their next customer was there. The common area around the pool was dirty; heater/air conditions and TV did not work in that room either so was unable to use it all week. We had contacted the front desk about these concerns and the manager MR. Norris was to call us. Evidently he doesn’t care as we never received a call from him. All in all go down the street a couple hundred yards may pay a little bit more but better than staying in this dump.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
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English first
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 August 2012

Hotel room filthy!
Mold, filtrations, smelly, room was rund down and furniture broken, tub was black instead of white.
I book this hotel trought Hotwaire with out knowing the name, making a complain to Hotwaire as this was rated 2.5 stars in their website. Not even a 1 star.
After being there for 30 minutes we decided to leave and go to another hotel as my on started to cough.
Would never ever recommend anybody to stay there with there family.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Orlando, Florida
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2012

first... urine on the toilet seat.
second... dead bugs.
third... filthy.
fourth... dated amenities. (uncomfy beds, ac cycles hot air, drippy tub.)
fifth thru 300... if you have to drive another hour to find a place to sleep, it will be well worth it.

that said, the lady who checked me in was great. very helpful and polite. but she is the ONLY good thing about this motel.

ugh.

Room Tip: look for another hotel.
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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California
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2012

The non-smoking room we got reeked of cigarettes. There were several different kinds of bugs crawling and flying all over the room. It could have been cleaner (lots of dust). The towels were small and really thin. We were surprised that Hotwire would rate it as a 2.5 star hotel. It was more like a 1 star.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Charleston, South Carolina
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2012

Long story short, We booked another hotel and went for the cheapest thing we could find. When we arrived, they had given away our room. So at 2am we drove hotel to hotel with two kids in the car, trying to find a comfortable place to lay our head. Three hotels were sold out before we stumbled upon the Thunderbird Inn. I didn't expect much from the no name brand side of the highway motel. The room was cheap and but they had the best breakfast I ever had at ANY hotel's restaurant. The room was poor but the breakfast was excellent. I debated what score to give the hotel, and since you go to the hotel to sleep first, eat second... I have to tell you, the room smelled like boo boo. I couldn't sleep over the smell. I laid the kids on top of the covers and tried to do my best. We would have never known about the breakfast until we went to check out. The other hotel had sent over a voucher to cover room and breakfast for our trouble. If it wasn't free, it would not have been for me.

Room Tip: This is a late night rest stop, not a leisure hotel. The country kitchen is the best thing they have...
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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hillside
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2012

We have eaten there at various times and end enjoy ourselves. We decided to get a room the last visit. Not impressed by room. We were on the 1st level. What really angered me was the tile around faucet was broken. When the bathroom light was turned out a beam of came from faucet area. When I looked through I saw a corridor. Thjis discovery was made after the tub was used. Informed desk clerk said could allow us to wash in another room. unacceptalbe. Took some time to get over.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Jensen Beach, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2011

After reading reviews about being favorite spot, etc. we stopped. We waited at check in until the clerk finished a lengthy personal call about a football game. Granted, the food was good, but the rest was bad! A dead roach greeted us on the carpet; if it wasn't so late & we had already dragged luggage up to 2nd floor we would've left then. The non-smoking room had ashes left behind the paper roll, cracked ceilings throughout. The lamp had a burned-out bulb; we were told by front desk clerk we'd have to wait until morning for maintenance or housekeeping. When we insisted, he managed to find one. The absolute worst mattress -- hard as a rock!! Beware of good reviews, the few dollars differfence is not worth it.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Thunderbird Inn
Address: 2004 W Lucas St, Florence, SC 29501-1203
Region: United States > South Carolina > Florence
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #28 of 41 Hotels in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Thunderbird Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 134
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