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1 room, 2 adults

Thunderbird Motel, Missoula

2-star2 stars
1009 East Broadway, Missoula, MT, 59802, United States of America

Riverfront motel with indoor pool, near University of Montana
  • Free WiFi
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Room is all right
Value for money could be better
Service is adequate
Location is ok

Thunderbird Motel, Missoula

from $75
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Signature Suite, 1 Bedroom, Jetted Tub, City View

What’s around Thunderbird Motel, Missoula


  • In Heart of Missoula
  • University of Montana - 13 min walk
  • A Carousel for Missoula - 18 min walk
  • Smokejumpers Center - 7.6 mi / 12.2 km
  • Montana Snowbowl Ski Area - 13.3 mi / 21.4 km

Getting around

  • Missoula, MT (MSO-Missoula Intl.) - 11 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 31 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time ends at anytime
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the motel

Food and drink
  • Free breakfast
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Indoor pool
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Spa tub
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
Working away
  • One meeting room
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • ATM/banking
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Iron/ironing board
Freshen up
  • Shower/tub combination
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Microwave
  • Daily housekeeping

Thunderbird Motel, Missoula’s small print

Also known as

  • Thunderbird Motel MISSOULA
  • Thunderbird MISSOULA
  • Thunderbird Hotel Missoula
  • Thunderbird Motel Motel
  • Thunderbird Motel Missoula
  • Thunderbird Motel Motel Missoula


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

  • Pool access available from 10 AM to 10 PM.
  • Children under 17 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool or spa tub without adult supervision.

    The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

    Optional extras

    Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 10.00 (subject to availability)

    We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

    FAQs for Thunderbird Motel, Missoula

    • Is there a pool at Thunderbird Motel?
      Yes, there's an indoor pool. Guests have pool access from 10 AM to 10 PM.
    • Are pets allowed at Thunderbird Motel?
      Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
    • Is parking offered at Thunderbird Motel?
      Sorry, there's no parking at Thunderbird Motel.
    • What are the check-in and check-out times at Thunderbird Motel?
      Check-in ends–anytime. Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge of USD 10.00 (subject to availability).
    • What is there to do near Thunderbird Motel?
      Recommended spots to visit include University of Montana (13-min walk) and A Carousel for Missoula (0.9 mi), along with Smokejumpers Center (7.6 mi) and Montana Snowbowl Ski Area (13.3 mi).
    • Are there restaurants at or near Thunderbird Motel?
      Yes. Nearby restaurants include Market Deli (1-min walk), Five Guys (4-min walk), and Pizza Hut (4-min walk).

    Recent reviews

    Good 7.0 From 68 reviews

    Good 6.0
    OK but not quite satisfactory
    We were on the end of a 3 week trip with new motels most nights. This was the least appealing of all the nights. It wasn't uncomfortable but just didn't give us a feel of a clean room. Maintenance and cleanliness were our factors. Was nice and quiet and comfortable mattresses but my hubby wasn't happy and he doesn't complain much. Sorry but this was our feeling.
    Doris, us1 night trip
    Fair 4.0
    Stuck in the 80’s
    Hotel room is in need of a major overhaul. Lights over vanity didn’t work. Carpet was dingy. Won’t stay there again.
    Carol, us1 night romance trip
    Poor 2.0
    Thunderous crap
    This was right next a railroad track with trains constantly travelling and honking throughout the night. The headboard fell and hit my head. The lady at the front desk was rude, and a loud squeaking pipe kept us awake most if the night. This place is awful.
    Steven, us1 night family trip
    Very Good 8.0
    Decent digs.
    The Staff was friendly. The Hotel is definitely outdated but was clean and the bed was comfortable. Affordable price.
    Adele, us1 night romance trip
    Good 6.0
    Be sure to check the faulty headboard
    It left something to be desired. When the headboard falls off and almost crushes your 5year old, something should’ve been done.
    Dan, us1 night family trip
    Very Good 8.0
    Good sleep.
    Everything was good except the breakfast. It's a very minimal continental breakfast, no frills at all. Very boring.
    Lloyd, us1 night romance trip
    Very Good 8.0
    Thank you. I was comfortable and pleased with the
    us1 night trip
    Fair 4.0
    The place was run down, the room did not have a Jacuzzi as I thought it would. The pillows were stained, the heater didnt seem to run properly, the toilet ran forever after being flushed. The pool was sort of down in a basement (had a dungeon feel) with a hotel room in the pool area which reeked of cigarrett smoke, and the hotel owner kept staring at my 14 year old daughter making us very uncomfortable. It was not as nice as the pictures made it look.
    Jennie, us2 night family trip
    Very Good 8.0
    Good enough
    This no-frills hotel is a convenient location for the campus, and only slightly less so, downtown Missoula (still walkable, but it was a very very cold walk). We got a free upgrade upon arrival and our room was quite big, and relatively clean. The wifi is slow and intermittent, and there's a train that passes near enough to hear, but all we needed was a place to sleep, so it was good enough.
    us1 night romance trip
    Fair 4.0
    Thunderbird ThunderTrain
    The Thunderbird is very convenient to U of M campus across the river and across the street from excellent Drum Coffee roasters. It's walkable to downtown, so the location is great for all that. It is just too close to the RR tracks if you are in room 217. You think a train is going through the room all night. It's a tired old hotel (lobby, room decor and bathroom) that definitely needs a total renovation. It worked for me for one night where I all needed was a convenient bed.
    Nancy, us1 night trip with friends

    Thunderbird Motel, Missoula

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