Overview of Thunderbird Lodge in Riverside

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Premium bedding, pillowtop beds, individually decorated
Premium bedding, pillowtop beds, individually decorated
Premium bedding, pillowtop beds, individually decorated
Premium bedding, pillowtop beds, individually decorated

3.6/5 Good

Guests rated this property 3.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • 24/7 Front Desk
  • Hot Tub

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment

Explore the area

    Popular LocationCalifornia Museum of Photography15 min walk
    Popular LocationRiverside Convention Center19 min walk
    Popular LocationMount Rubidoux Park3 min drive
    AirportOntario, CA (ONT-Los Angeles - Ontario Intl.)29 min drive

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  • Superior Double Room, 2 Double Beds

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds
    More detailsSuperior Double Room, 2 Double Beds
  • Superior Room, 1 Queen Bed

    4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsSuperior Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Suite, 1 King Bed, Jetted Tub

    3.5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsSuite, 1 King Bed, Jetted Tub
  • Superior Room, 1 King Bed

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsSuperior Room, 1 King Bed
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed OR 1 Double Sofa Bed
    More detailsSuite, 1 Bedroom

About this area


Located in Riverside, Thunderbird Lodge in Riverside is in the city center and near the airport. Riverside Metropolitan Museum and University of California Riverside Botanic Gardens are local attractions and those in the mood for shopping can visit Galleria at Tyler and Inland Center Mall. Fiesta Village Family Fun Park and The Cove Waterpark are also worth visiting.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • California Museum of Photography - 15 min walk
  • Riverside Convention Center - 19 min walk
  • Mount Rubidoux Park - 3 min drive
  • University of California Riverside Botanic Gardens - 7 min drive
  • University of California-Riverside - 9 min drive

Getting around

  • Riverside-Downtown Station - 12 min walk
  • AirportLos Angeles - Ontario Intl. Airport (ONT) - 29 min drive


  • D'Elia's Grinders — 7 min walk
  • The Old Spaghetti Factory — 10 min walk
  • Cafe Sevilla — 11 min walk
  • Heroes — 13 min walk
  • Back to the Grind — 13 min walk

About this property

Thunderbird Lodge in Riverside

Art Deco Riverside motel in Eastside, near Riverside Convention Center
This motel features a spa tub, a 24-hour front desk, and express check-in. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include express check-out, free newspapers, and tour/ticket assistance. All 44 individually decorated rooms provide free WiFi, free wired Internet, and pillowtop beds. For a bit of entertainment, TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can also appreciate conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves. Housekeeping is available once per stay.
Thunderbird Lodge in Riverside offers 44 accommodations with complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. Televisions come with premium satellite channels. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

This Riverside motel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided once per stay.

Recreational amenities at the motel include a spa tub.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and transportation

  • Free uncovered self parking

Things to do

  • Spa tub
  • Access to nearby outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Access to nearby outdoor pool


  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Housekeeping (once per stay)
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Communal living room
  • Designated smoking areas
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Linens
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Premium bedding


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Towels


  • Premium channels
  • Satellite channels
  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Phone

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Check-in from 3 PM - midnight
Express check-in


Check-out before 11:00 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 2 2020 to December 31 2020 (dates subject to change):
  • Swimming pool

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards

Property is also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Thunderbird Lodge in Riverside and receive a full refund?
Yes, Thunderbird Lodge in Riverside offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Thunderbird Lodge in Riverside cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Thunderbird Lodge in Riverside?
As of Nov 25, 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Thunderbird Lodge in Riverside on Nov 26, 2020 start from $89, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Does Thunderbird Lodge in Riverside have a pool?
Yes, this property has outdoor pool access.
Is Thunderbird Lodge in Riverside pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Thunderbird Lodge in Riverside?
Self parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Thunderbird Lodge in Riverside?
Check-in is from 3 PM - midnight.
What time is check-out at Thunderbird Lodge in Riverside?
Check-out is at 11:00 AM.
Where is Thunderbird Lodge in Riverside located?
Located in Eastside, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Riverside Metropolitan Museum and Riverside Convention Center. University of California-Riverside is 2.9 mi (4.6 km) away. Riverside-Downtown Station is 12 minutes by foot.
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Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
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Wonderful and friendly staff. Thank you Neil for the friendly and professional hospitality. The Thunderbird Lodge will always be the first place i look to for stays when needed. Thank you for the great service.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2020

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with family
Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Got kicked out because I didn’t let the front desk know I was going to have guests over. My Guests were over at a decent time. I checked in at 4:00pm & I got kicked out at 8:30pm
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020

3/5 Okay

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It’s ok TVs should be updated and they need to change the lights
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2020

2/5 Poor

Happy face iconLiked: Room comfort
Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2020

3/5 Okay

Business traveler
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The property is alright and the staff is wonderful. Unfortunately, this time I was not pleased. Other hotel quests helped to make my stay there even more miserable. Playing loud noisy music and partying with various visitors throughout the entire night. They finally stopped around 5:30 or 6:00 in the a.m. The plumbing needs some serious repairs. If I flushed the toilet there would be a loud piercing, annoying, whistling from the old water pipes for 5 to 10 minutes. But if you used the shower the whistling would go on for 30 minutes or more. This happened when quests upstairs above me used the bathroom too. Tweeeet swooot!!! How awful! I complained about this to the manager the very following morning. She was kind and sympathetic and moved me to a different room without all the drama. Still I lost quiet time and a nights rest to loud, obnoxious, selfish individuals. I don't blame the hotel for the loud, annoying, creepy people but I do hold them responsible for those terrible, noisy neglected water pipes.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2020