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Yorkton, Canada
Reviewed 16 April 2016

While staying in Duncan B.C.(Parental Visit) we enjoyed our stay at the Thunderbird. What makes this place worthwhile is not it's modernity, but the manager(I think he's the owner). He could not do enough for us and was very pleasant to deal with. Could I have chosen a finer place to stay? Of course, but the personal attention given by...

Thank Kerry W
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 4 April 2016

I stayed here with my family last weekend and we all slept like babies … the beds were so comfortable. The room was spotless, and the bathroom had a nice deep tub. The owners are wonderful and they have assembled a great team of courteous and accommodating staff that made us feel welcome. We thoroughly enjoyed the meals we had...

Thank WeThreeMillers
North Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 4 April 2016

We stayed here for two nights, the service and staff were fantastic! It was quiet, had free wifi and the rooms were very clean. The restaurant on site had great food with huge portions. I would definitely stay here again!

2Thank wickedyweb
Langley, British Columbia, Canada
Reviewed 2 April 2016

really unfriendly push their restaurant you have to walk to the office to get a hair dryer because there are none in the rooms, wifi doesn't work but manager denies it and says "try again" nothing redeeming about it felt like we were being watched constantly and told to be quiet while outside of our door at 10:30 pm even...

3Thank ingreebogenhower
Thunderbird M, Owner at Thunderbird Motor Inn, responded to this review

Your review came as a complete surprise; the vast majority of guests are pleased with our service and hospitality. Had you let us know while you were here, we would have had the opportunity to resolve any issues affecting your stay. We do inform our guests to dial zero if there is anything they require; we apologize for forgetting to...

Heriot Bay, Canada
Reviewed 27 March 2016

We stayed here one Saturday night. The office staff were very helpful and accommodating of our few requests. It was surprisingly quiet for being 2 blocks from the Trans Canada Highway. Room was clean & WiFi worked well. Shower was awesome! Very affordable and easy access to Highway. The restaurant was very good but be aware.... Huge Portions. I would...

1Thank WandF_L
Reviewed 26 February 2016

The other reviews say it all, but only one mentions the WiFi. But first, the shower made me think I had stepped back to the 70's, before concern for the environment turned showers into dribbles. (I'm used to it, but it's nice to get a real blast once in a while.) But the WiFi is quirky. I booted up, got...

2Thank ianjc
Thunderbird M, Owner at Thunderbird Motor Inn, responded to this review

We thank you for your feedback. We are currently under the process of having the building rewired so that our guests will experience in-room high speed unlimited streaming for video, games etc. We are excited to offer this to our many guests at no extra charge. On your next visit, we think you will be extremely pleased with this additional...

Gimli, Canada
Reviewed 8 February 2016

Clean, comfortable, reasonable rates, owners were very friendly, As we are seniors we really appreciated getting a ground level room...no stairs to contend with. The shower was to die for....lots of pressure and hot water.There was a diner right next door, recommended by the motel owner, and it was terrific as well. Would definitely recommend this motel to friends and...

2Thank kenlin2016
Saskatoon, Canada
Reviewed 1 February 2016

I just had a 2 night stay in the Thunderbird Motor Inn and was thoroughly impressed with the cleanliness of the room, the staff and the cost. If your planning a trip to Duncan, and are looking for a super clean affordable place to stay, don't hesitate to book at the Thunderbird.

3Thank doug_osm
150 Mile House, B.C. Canada
Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

This little Motor Inn was a lovely surprise. Looks like ordinary motel from outside & nothing really special or fancy about inside except very clean rooms. We were on bottom floor & rooms had wood finished floors so added to the clean look instead of carpeting which in some places is the downside . Spacious rooms, 2 queen beds, comfortable...

1Thank barbes150
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 26 January 2016

We had need of a place to stay in Duncan and chose the Thunderbird Motor Inn because of trip advisor reviews and we were not disappointed. The reviews were spot on...great location, wonderfully clean with great service. I was very surprised at how quiet it was despite being one block away from the hiway. The bed was comfortable and we...

1Thank suzabella60

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  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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: $95 - $130 (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”
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“Any room should be fine. The hotel is far enough from the highway that it was quiet.”
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