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Thunderbird Lodge

3.8 km from Riverside centre
  • Free Parking
  • Free Wifi
  • Pool
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2711 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92507-4237
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San Bernardino, California
Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

I absolutely love this hotel. Not only are the rooms awesome the staff who works there in the front office are seriously the nicest people I have ever came across in all the years that I've stayed at hotels. They have very clean rooms, Fridge, Microwave, its all around a great place to stay for sure if ur visiting Riverside....

Thank ashlees100
Wofford Heights, California
Reviewed 7 November 2015

The shower did not work. No plug in the tub. Coffee pot with no basket. Who goes in a room and checks to see if the shower works? Well, I will from now on. I am in town for a mandatory conference for a Charitable Organization and the housing committee did a terrible job of putting people in rooms. That...

Thank Ptscrzn
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 4 November 2015 via mobile

We stayed here based on Trip Advisor ratings and the choice was just fine. The staff were pleasant and helpful and the courtyard parking was very nice. The room was big, clean and the bed comfortable. The A/C was a bit noisy, but overall a better than average stay.

Thank ZumaDawg
Reviewed 6 October 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I came to have some quality alone time. We were charged $75 on a Sunday. We were told they only have smoking rooms which later found it to be a lie after observing. When we got to the room and opened the door, it was the most foul smelling stench of something that was burnt. DRUGS I'm...

Thank Tracy H
Reviewed 27 May 2015

I stayed at this property twice in one week. The property is well kept and staff is nice and courteous. Parking is enclosed and I consider it be safe. Brand New Cars parked in the parking lot. There are about 100+ Restaurants in about few square mile area. If you need good hotel around 3 star but at value price...

1Thank Iqbal K
Reviewed 17 May 2015 via mobile

I have mixed feelings about this historic hotel. While the room seems to be clean and comfortable, it is located in a bad area of Riverside. Fortunately the parking area is in a well lit area in the center of the hotel; otherwise I would not recommend this hotel due to being unsafe.

2Thank 951raidersfan
Las Vegas, Nv.
Reviewed 2 January 2015

This is a return visit to THUNDERBIRD LODGE Riverside & I am sorry to report didn't have as good a time here as the last visit a few years ago. ALthough the rooms are pleasantly appointed I found the bedding(Cover Roll) soiled, bathroom sink faucet handled kept falling off & a lack of towels for a party of (4). Also,...

4Thank AFamilyGuy_1
Clovis, California
Reviewed 17 October 2014

We travel a lot. We honestly were concerned about this property before arriving. We trusted our gut, along with trusting the photos online. The only negative comment we can state is location. It's not the best but when you factor price you have to understand. From what we saw online the photos were exactly as shown, both inside and out....

1Thank clyde M
Reviewed 5 October 2014

We got locked out of our room after coming back from a concert. The owner would not let us back into our room because we did not have our ID on us (it was inside the room). He proceeded to call the cops on us to resolve the issue of us wanting back into our room. When the cops arrived,...

5Thank Christina L S
Monza, Italy
Reviewed 8 July 2014

Good rates, friendly staff, clean and spacious room. The position is not the best in town, but you have to take your car anyway and there's no need to walk around (there are no attractions nearby). Would definitely go back to this hotel.

1Thank Claudia3100

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Old Riverside Foundation just awarded us with the Historical Preservation Award. Come see our transformation of one of the few Historical locations in Riverside. Located in the heart of Riverside with restaurants, shopping and entertainment. Come see one of the best value for your money in Riverside. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Thunderbird Lodge

Address: 2711 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92507-4237
Region: United States > California > Riverside
Price Range: $121 - $173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Thunderbird Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 44
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“Clean it up. And get ride of the druggys.”
 of 5 bubbles margaretd264, 24 Jun 2016 | Read review
“There are no good rooms as far as I can tell”
 of 5 bubbles Ptscrzn, 7 Nov 2015 | Read review
“First Floor, Park your car in front of your room.”
 of 5 bubbles 945iqbalk, 26 May 2015 | Read review
“Of course our trip was to see the Mission Inn and that is a must see but that whole area is just amazing. The topography of the Riverside area is of the most amazing we've seen in California. We have tried to make this trip for years and delayed it over and over. Don't you delay; go, you will love Riverside and be amazed as well.”
 of 5 bubbles clydeM_11, 16 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Get a top floor, people in this area area up all night and like to stomp around upstairs.”
 of 5 bubbles 153aileenm, 23 Jun 2014 | Read review
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