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Thunderbird Lodge in Riverside, Riverside

2.5-star2.5 stars
2711 University Ave, Riverside, CA, 92507, United States of America

Art Deco motel within easy reach of Riverside Convention Center
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Collect nightsYou can collect® Rewards nights here
Fantastic service
Great location
Breakfast can be improved
Pool should be renewed
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From 67 reviews

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Thunderbird Lodge in Riverside, Riverside

from $79
  • Superior Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Superior Double Room, 2 Double Beds
  • Superior Room, 1 King Bed
  • Suite, 1 King Bed, Jetted Tub
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom

What’s around Thunderbird Lodge in Riverside, Riverside


  • Heart of Riverside
  • Riverside Convention Center - 20 min walk
  • Riverside Metropolitan Museum - 15 min walk
  • California Museum of Photography - 16 min walk
  • Fox Performing Arts Center - 19 min walk
  • Fox Entertainment Plaza - 19 min walk
  • Mount Rubidoux Park - 36 min walk
  • University of California Riverside Botanic Gardens - 39 min walk

Getting around

  • San Bernardino, CA (SBD-San Bernardino Intl.) - 20 min drive
  • Ontario, CA (ONT-Los Angeles - Ontario Intl.) - 23 min drive
  • Murrieta, CA (RBK-French Valley) - 42 min drive
  • Riverside-Downtown Station - 16 min walk
  • Moreno Valley/March Field Station - 13 min drive
  • Riverside-La Sierra Station - 14 min drive
  • Free self parking

At a glance

Key facts


  • 44 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
  • Express check-in/out

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Free self parking

At the motel

Things to do
  • Outdoor seasonal pool
  • Spa tub
Working away
  • Business center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free bottled water

Recent reviews

Good 7.2 From 371 reviews

Thunderbird Lodge in Riverside, Riverside
Very Good8.0
Just What We Needed
Nice remodeling job! The room was comfortable; just what we needed for the night. Don’t expect breakfast, but there are plenty of restaurants close by. Much of the surrounding area isn’t as well-kept, but I was not worried for my safety at all. I would recommend a stay, and if my travels take me back to Riverside, I’d book a room again. Thank you.
Lisa, us1 night trip with friends
Thunderbird Lodge in Riverside, Riverside
Weird vibe
The pictures and reviews didn’t look too bad but it is horrible. Homeless people hanging around the lobby, scruffy and dated. The room had an odd smell, dirty carpet. I checked in late - around 10pm and the guy from reception knocked on my door to tell me he’d given me the wrong key which freaked me out. I didn’t even stay the second night as I didn’t feel safe which was a complete waste of money.
, us2 night trip
Thunderbird Lodge in Riverside, Riverside
Very pleasant experience, much better than we were expecting.
John, us1 night romance trip
Thunderbird Lodge in Riverside, Riverside
Now hear this!
Room #118, The bearings are worn out on the PTAC unit (heater unit) it made a consistent grinding sound, quite irritating!
Graham, us2 night business trip
Thunderbird Lodge in Riverside, Riverside
Walking distance to stores.
Great and hardworking staff. Walking distance to stores.
Cathleen, us2 night business trip

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Thunderbird Lodge in Riverside, Riverside

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