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Thunderbird Motor Inn

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent little motel for less $. The owners and manager couple are perfect hosts. Room had an awesome bed (like staying in high end hotel). VERY clean and updated. Also, had an awesome attached trendy cafe!

Thank JEM O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to stay when in Duncan. The owners and staff take a great deal of pride in this motel. Have stayed here twice I the the last two months and have not been disappointed. Next time I am back in Duncan and need a place to stay it will be back at the Thunderbird.

1Thank MTB-Ryders
Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 6 December 2016

My husband and I were looking for clean and quite and we found it at the Thunderbird. At first glance, you may not believe it but we were very pleased with the room, the check in process, the food at the restaurant and the close proximity to our event.

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Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

I whould definitely recommend this hotel over any place in Duncan ...... staff & owner s are so friendly & courteous .. Anybody reading this me & my fiance give this establishment two 🖒🖒 up and all so ⛤⛤⛤⛤⛤ (five stars all day long ......... Review from Monte & SHERRY .......

Thank Jane D
Reviewed 29 October 2016

My wife and I travel without kids and like clean, quaint, and quiet hotels. This meets the requirements 100%. We were looking for a base of operations for 5 days in BC while doing photography. The hotel personnel ie. manager (Cholo), his wife, the owner (Martin) and his wife, ALL were very attentive and conscientious to our requests and the...

Thank Glenn Y
West Kelowna, B.C.
Reviewed 19 October 2016

My wife and I were looking for a quiet, conveniently located hotel in Duncan and we found it. The Thunderbird Motor Inn is just off the highway, near restaurants, and not far from the city centre. The room was clean, the bed was comfortable, the fridge and microwave were appreciated, and the WiFi (both the hotel WiFi and Shaw WiFi)...

Thank Urbane_Canada
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Spotlessly clean and fabulous restaurant attached. The owners are wonderful people who truly care about you having a great time at their family run Inn. I think that occupancy of 100% on a October day speaks volumes for the hotel. Highly recommended.

Thank gordp1205
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped by the hotel on a cold wet Saturday and was greeted by 2 friendly ladies at reception. The rooms are basic but clean. Restaurant on site but lots around. Well located just off highway but really quiet, although it was a long weekend. My room had a pull out couch. Overall clean good value and friendly service. Recommend

Thank Traveller O
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Working in hospitality myself, i tend to be quite critical of places i visit. Thunderbird Motor Inn is the epitome of hospitality. From front reception who is incredibly helpful and friendly to the housekeeping staff who are equally as friendly and attentive to their guests needs. I have thoroughly enjoyed my stay here and would recommend to anyone travelling nationally...

1Thank Wafflesaredelicious7
Bella Bella, Canada
Reviewed 23 September 2016

the motel was quiet close to a lot of downtown and was very accessible from the highway. very close to the VIU campus which made things much better. very accommodating to everyone's needs. I very well liked that the owner over saw everything and made sure you were comfortable everyday and night

Thank JackieWindsor879

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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Thunderbird Motor Inn is centrally located in the Cowichan Valley; an easy walk to downtown Duncan, the Cowichan Sports Plex, and across the street from the Cowichan Theatre / Rec Centre / Aquatic Centre.We are 40mins north of Victoria (BC's Capital) and 35 minutes south of Nanaimo (The Harbour City) which makes us the perfect stopping point after travelling from the Washington State Ferries, BC Ferries, or the airports.We are close to the Chemainus Theatre, Cowichan Valley Exhibition Grounds, Sports Fields, many Local Wineries, Golf Courses, Shopping, BC Forest Discovery Centre, Vancouver Island University, Maple Bay Marina, Cowichan District Hospital.Located in the City of Totems, in the heart of Duncan B.C. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Thunderbird Motor Inn

Address: 5849 York Rd, Duncan, British Columbia V9L 3S3, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Duncan
Price Range: ₹ 4,275 - ₹ 6,283 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Thunderbird Motor Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 32
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“i thought all the rooms were great”
JackieWindsor879, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Any room should be fine. The hotel is far enough from the highway that it was quiet.”
552jayn, 11 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We liked our room (#55) on the second floor.”
JoanN185, 31 Jul 2016 | Read review
“First floor rooms have laminate flooring.”
judyh162, 26 Jul 2016 | Read review
“They're all about the same. 2 stories with outside access”
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