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Thunderbird Lodge in Riverside

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Property grounds
Superior Room, 1 King Bed | Premium bedding, pillowtop beds, individually decorated
Lobby sitting area

Overview of Thunderbird Lodge in Riverside

Thunderbird Lodge in Riverside

2.5 star property
7.0 out of 10 Good
7.0/10 Good

Popular amenities

  • Parking included
  • Free WiFi
  • 24/7 front desk
2711 University Ave, Riverside, CA, 92507

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationRiverside Metropolitan Museum15 min walk
  • Popular LocationCalifornia Museum of Photography15 min walk
  • Popular LocationRiverside Convention Center19 min walk
  • AirportOntario, CA (ONT-Los Angeles - Ontario Intl.)28 min drive

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About this area


Thunderbird Lodge in Riverside is located in Eastside, a neighborhood in Riverside, and is in the entertainment district and near the airport. Santa Ana River Trail and San Bernardino Golf Club are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those in the mood for shopping can visit Galleria at Tyler and Inland Center Mall. Riverside Metropolitan Museum and University of California Riverside Botanic Gardens are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Riverside Metropolitan Museum - 15 min walk
  • California Museum of Photography - 15 min walk
  • Fox Performing Arts Center - 19 min walk
  • Riverside Convention Center - 19 min walk
  • Fox Entertainment Plaza - 2 min drive

Getting around

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


  • Heroes Restaurant and Brewery - 13 min walk
  • The Old Spaghetti Factory - 9 min walk
  • El Trigo Restaurant - 8 min walk
  • Farmer Boys - 12 min walk
  • Applebee's - 10 min walk

About this property

Thunderbird Lodge in Riverside

Hotel located in Eastside
Near University of California, Riverside, Thunderbird Lodge in Riverside provides everything you need. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi.
Additional perks include:
  • Free self parking
  • Express check-out, free newspapers, and tour/ticket assistance
  • Express check-in, a TV in the lobby, and a 24-hour front desk
  • Guest reviews say great things about the overall value and helpful staff
Room features
All 44 individually furnished rooms have comforts such as premium bedding and laptop-friendly workspaces, as well as amenities like free WiFi and free bottled water. Guest reviews speak positively of the spacious rooms at the property.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with shower/tub combinations and free toiletries
  • TVs with premium channels
  • Refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers


English, Spanish

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 on site

Things to do

  • TV in common areas

Family friendly

  • In-room microwave
  • In-room refrigerator


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Free newspapers in lobby

Guest services

  • Multilingual staff
  • One-time housekeeping
  • Tour and ticket assistance


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom available in select rooms
  • In-room accessibility available in select rooms
  • No elevator
  • Roll-in shower available in select rooms
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Communal living room
  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Pillowtop mattress
  • Premium bedding


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/bathtub combination
  • Towels


  • TV with premium satellite channels

Food and drink

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


  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Individual decor
  • Individual furnishings
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop workspace
  • Phone

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


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

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

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

We should mention

This property does not have elevators

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Frequently asked questions

Is Thunderbird Lodge in Riverside pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much does it cost to stay at Thunderbird Lodge in Riverside?

As of May 31, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Thunderbird Lodge in Riverside on Jun 1, 2023 start from $105.0, 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.

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 hotel is 0.8 mi (1.2 km) from Riverside Metropolitan Museum and 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from University of California, Riverside. California Museum of Photography and Fox Performing Arts Center are also within 1 mi (2 km). Riverside-Downtown Station is 12 minutes by foot.




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Rating 8 - Good. 247 out of 1000 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 25%
Rating 6 - Okay. 202 out of 1000 reviews" "
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Rating 2 - Terrible. 126 out of 1000 reviews" "
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
It would be nice to have a breakfast room there. Coffee in the room is weak. Another thing i would like to request would be an Iron & board.
Stayed 1 night in May 2023

6/10 Okay


Disliked: Cleanliness
The noise and room wasn't clean
Stayed 1 night in May 2023

2/10 Terrible


Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Everything was disgusting!! Dirty bedsheets and bedspreads. The rooms smelled so horrible..sercice was just awful.
Stayed 2 nights in May 2023

10/10 Excellent


Stayed 1 night in May 2023

8/10 Good


Business traveler, Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
The access to the downtown area was very convenient, and although we needed to drive every day, the road was straightforward to the downtown. The utility system was noisy. I heard loud noises several times during the stay. The wifi was weak, and the wifi weakness might be a temporary issue. Considering the price
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2023

6/10 Okay


Traveled with partner
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
The women at the front desk were very friendly and quick which I appreciated. The room itself was okay, the bed cover had holes and smelled weird, the blanket was stiff and old. The shower was fine and everything worked okay. However, not the best area and there were lots of sketchy people walking around the property. This one lady who just walked around all day was circling my car repeatedly at night but I had my boyfriend with me so I felt safe. Woke up at 3 am to some strange looking guy knocking on our door twice, he also knocked on our neighbors but no one else’s door. Very strange and uncomfortable but that’s the area so be careful. Didn’t feel safe in this hotel but the room itself was fine.
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2023

2/10 Terrible


Traveled with partner
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
They do not clean the rooms
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2023

4/10 Poor


Business traveler
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Did not change bedsheets and blanket
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2023

8/10 Good


Stayed 1 night in Apr 2023

6/10 Okay

verenice, Moreno valley

Business traveler, Traveled with partner
Liked: Staff & service
It okay only they need internet thank you
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2023

General hotel information

Highly Rated Amenities
Comfortable Beds & Nice Bathroom
Star Rating
Nearest Airport
Ontario, CA (ONT-Los Angeles - Ontario Intl.)
2711 University Ave, Riverside, CA