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"Nice clean and newly renovated room. Would stay again. " More

By a verified traveler on Sat 25 Jul 2020

Hotel Description

Motel perfectly located for exploring Bishop

City center stay

Within a 10-minute walk of the motel, you'll find Bishop Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center and Bishop City Park. Northern Inyo Hospital and Tri County Fairgrounds are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Free shuttle, parking

Free self parking is available and the motel's front desk is staffed around-the-clock. Guests will appreciate perks like free WiFi and a free airport shuttle. Luggage storage is also provided.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 22 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Other amenities include coffee/tea makers, hair dryers, and phones.

Classic Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$79* Per night/room Apr 19 - Apr 20

Classic Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Thunderbird Motel ratings based on 8 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.6 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Thunderbird Motel

Everyone (5) Other (1)
5 out of 5
Nice clean and newly renovated room. Would stay again.

Posted by , from Topaz Lake NV on Jul 25, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 1, 2020 by Mack

Thank you for staying with us! We appreciate your feedback, and hope to see you again soon!!

5 out of 5
The motel room was amazing! Large, comfy beds, very modern decor. Great place!

Posted by on Feb 4, 2020

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5 out of 5
For a hotel of this kind it was always friendly even if I didn’t check in till 2 AM. The bedding was always clean & the bed is very comfortable.

Posted by on Nov 12, 2019

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3 out of 5

Nice even though construction going on

The Thunderbird was under re-construction/updating their motel. Our handicap room had been completed for our stay, but it had a number of things missing -- like towel bars, counter in bathroom, closet bars, electric outlets in bath. But it was just enough to accommodate us! The host was very helpful, and no noise to wake us up!

Posted by , from California on Jul 25, 2018

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3 out of 5

Good place to stay for a night.

Pros: The charm.
Cons: The heater was extremely loud.
Location: Right behind the Looney Bean.
If you stay longer than one night they do not clean the room every night. The shower is hard to gage, it was either freezing or boiling. The hardest thing to get used to was the heater at night. It was VERY loud. The staff is very pleasant. If you need an affordable place to sleep for a night, this is the right place.

Posted by on Jan 1, 2018

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3 out of 5

It was OK

Pros: The price was better than other hotels.
Cons: The Hotel needs new carpet, paint, and to be cleaned better. It is older but could be nice if the room was updated and cleaned.
We stayed at the hotel as a last minute choice for the purpose of resting and sleeping only. The bed was harder than we like but was adequate. The room was dirtier than other motels we have recently stayed at.

Posted by on Jun 29, 2016

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1 out of 5

Rather camp than stay here again.

Pros: Staff
Cons: Rebuild from the ground up.
Stayed here out of desperation for a room. Only positive, staff was nice. The room smelled like a stale ashtray. It was so overwhelming. We were nauseated the whole time. The curtains didn't close all the way, people were able to peep through. Wifi was unstable. Continental b-fast = a dispenser of dry cereal and Costco bought mini muffins. Pay a little more and stay at a nicer place. It's not worth the savings.

Posted by , from So Cal on Aug 3, 2015

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4 out of 5

Hotel is nice for an older hotel.

Had a very nice stay. Hotel is a little out dated as far as amenities. But for the price it is still a good place to stay. They do need to update Thier tv's and they need a freezer big enough to keep your catch in since it is a fishing town.the staff odds extremely friendly. The only downfall is every time I have stayed here by booking through Travelocity, we have issues about the payment. The hotel always try to say that the first night was not paid for,and that Travelocity only takes your credit card number to hold the room. But your itinerary clearly shows that you already paid for the first night when you make the reservation and you only owe the balance for the rest of your stay. So far every time I have had to call Travelocity and have them talk to the hotel.if this entry gets fixed then the stay will be much more pleasant.

Posted by , from monrovia,ca on Jul 27, 2015

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About the Thunderbird Motel

Location 190 W Pine St, Bishop, CA 93514

Property Features

Thunderbird Motel offers its guests coffee/tea in a common area. WiFi is free in public spaces. A roundtrip airport shuttle is free (available 24 hours). Self parking is free. This Bishop motel is smoke free.

  • 22 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Fresno Yosemite Intl. Airport (FAT) (542.9 km / 337.3 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Thunderbird Motel offers 22 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and complimentary toiletries. This Bishop motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Cable television is provided. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 20.00 per pet, per night
  • Only dogs and cats are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room
  • Certain rooms only
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation


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

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

  • Staffed front desk
  • No elevators
  • Debit cards


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 20.00 per pet, per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Thunderbird Bishop
  • Thunderbird Motel Bishop
  • Thunderbird Motel Motel
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You should know

  • Pets are welcome in specific rooms only, which can be requested by contacting the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.