Thunderbird Motel - Bishop

190 West Pine Street , Bishop, United States, 93514  show map
 2 stars
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Thunderbird Motel - Bishop

Free Wi-Fi
Free parking
Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Check-in/ Check-out

VIP check-in/ -out

Breakfast
Pets allowed

Overview

Located in the heart of Bishop, the 2-star Thunderbird Motel offers non-smoking rooms. Opened in 1968, the hotel attracts visitors with its ancient architecture.

The city center is 10 minutes' walk of the property. Such Bishop sights as Monument Bank and Mountain Light Gallery are all within reach.

Laws Railroad Museum is 350 meters from the hotel and Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest is about 650 meters away.

Thunderbird Motel can be reached in 50 minutes by car from Mammoth Lakes airport.

Rooms

Guests of Thunderbird Motel can make use of individual climate control, cable television, a safe, wireless internet and coffee/tea makers. In-room self-catering facilities include a microwave and a fridge.

Eat & Drink

A variety of dishes are served in Whiskey Creek At Bishop and Holy Smoke Texas BBQ, which are only 5 minutes’ walk away.

Services

Guests can make use of 24-hour front desk and tour/ticket assistance on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Year renovated:   2009.  Number of rooms:   22.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • 24-hour reception
  • VIP check-in/ -out
  • Pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Luggage storage
  • Vending machines

Dining facilities

  • Breakfast
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities

Media

  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

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Hotel Address:

190 West Pine Street , Bishop, United States, 93514

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City Center
  • Bishop
    400 ft
Airports
Restaurants
  • Whiskey Creek At Bishop (cuisine: American)
    300 ft
  • Jack's Waffle Shop (cuisine: American)
    200 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2009
  • Number of rooms:
    22

Rooms and availability

Thunderbird Motel photos Room
Queen Room - Non-Smoking
Bed type: Queen-size bed or 2 Queen-size beds
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  • Air conditioning
  • Shower
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    How to reach hotel

    hotel Thunderbird Motel - Bishop Bishop location
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    Hotel Address:

    190 West Pine Street , Bishop, United States, 93514

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Bishop
      400 ft
    Airports
    Restaurants
    • Whiskey Creek At Bishop (cuisine: American)
      300 ft
    • Jack's Waffle Shop (cuisine: American)
      200 ft
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Year renovated:
      2009
    • Number of rooms:
      22

    Thunderbird Motel Location

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    What's nearby

    Popular areas

    • City Center - 400 ft

    Parks

    • Park Shop - 1400 ft
    • Great Basin Apcd - 1400 ft
    • National Park Svc - 1700 ft
    • Mill Pond Recreation Area - 1.5 mi

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    • Inyo County Airport - 1.7 mi

    Medical care and Hospitals

    • Northern Inyo Hospital - 3300 ft

    Casinos

    Near the hotel

    • Mountain Light Gallery - 1000 ft
      106 South Main Street, Bishop
    • Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest - 2100 ft
      798 North Main St, Bishop
    • Laws Railroad Museum - 1100 ft
      P.O. Box 363, Bishop

    Restaurants nearby

    • Whiskey Creek At Bishop - 300 ft

      Address: 524 N Main St
      Phone: 760-873-7174

      73% likes this, based on 283 reviews
      Cuisine: American

    • Holy Smoke Texas BBQ - 300 ft

      Address: N. Main Street

      68% likes this, based on 95 reviews

    • Amigos Mexican Restaurant - 400 ft

      Address: 285 N Main St
      Phone: 760-872-2189

      64% likes this, based on 37 reviews
      Cuisine: Mexican

    • Jack's Waffle Shop - 200 ft

      Address: 437 N. Main Street
      Phone: (760) 872-7671

      61% likes this, based on 152 reviews
      Cuisine: American

    • Imperial Gourmet Chinese Restaurant - 300 ft

      Address: 785 N Main Street

      69% likes this, based on 102 reviews
      Cuisine: Chinese

    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Year renovated:
      2009
    • Number of rooms:
      22

    Thunderbird Motel Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Thunderbird Motel

    Average guest rating

    6.0out of 10
    Good
    Based on 65 reviews

    Guest reviews

    • Older travelers
      7.8

      The hair dryer in my room is out of work.

    • Older travelers
      5.0

      The location fit my travel plan, close to Mono lake.

      New decoration is needed, everything in the room is so old and dirty. AC is too loud, cannot fall in sleep if it is turned on.

    • Family with children
      5.8

      Proximity to centre of town, but it's not a large town. Clean.

      Management staff were not very friendly. An improvement in this alone would increase customer satisfaction. Facilities are very old and tired.

    • Older travelers
      10.0

      I loved staying here after 4 nights of camping in the Sequoias. The room felt homey, nice furniture, sheets with patterns on them. I loved the neon signs, and how old fashioned yet well maintained the motel was.

    • Older travelers
      6.2

      Less expensive then most in the city. Adequate room.

      Difficult to reach staff in the morning.

    • Older travelers
      4.6

      fairly clean

      shoddy workmanship electric outlet broke light switch gave shock

    • Single
      2.8

      nothing

      dirty rooms filthy shower tub old worn out bedding dust on everything noisy and inefficient air conditioner im hard of hearing but still heard other guests coming and going had to park on the street no room for a pick-up with camper should have just slept in the camper

    • Older travelers
      9.6

      clean simple nice staff good basic room good shower all around OK

      Bed was smaller than a queen i think, parking OK, old key door lock

    • Family with children
      8.2

      Location in heart of town is nice, just far enough away from the highway to minimize traffic noise. Restaurants, and shopping are within walking distance A large K-mart is a short drive away at north end of Bishop. 1/2 hour drive, 5000 ft elevation gain away is world class wilderness, streams and lakes.

      The a/c was slightly weak on a 105 degree day. Mini-fridge was not cold enough. More windows on 2nd story level units to maximize view would be a desirable addition.

    • Group of friends
      8.0

      The Thunderbird notel met my expectations as a reasonably priced motel that served my purpose for a two night stay.

      Nothing really. The motel is old but clean and the staff is very friendly.

    • Single
      3.2

      I didn't like anything about Thubderbird Motel and I reported that to you. So you send me a survey that is weighted toward the positive andf I dopn't appreciate this waste of my time. The place is a dump and you should be more responsible about yor recommendations. You havce lost a customer in me. Tim LaVelle

    • Older travelers
      8.2

      The operators are very eager to please. The room was large for the price, very clean and tidy. Coffee was provided in the room, cereal and fruit in the lobby, but with a great coffee shop only a few steps away, we had breakfast there instead. Banks are easy walking distance, as is a good bar and restaurant. Easy to find and a great value. I'll stay there again.

      Standard motel air conditioner.....kind of loud. I ran it until the room was the temperature I liked, and shut it down for the night.

    • Group of friends
      9.6

      There was a mistake about the booking. The Manager corrected it imediatly. Upon reliasing I was not going to like the arrangement she offered to move and upgrade us to a sister motel a block away. Good decision!!! The rate quoted was different," Weekend rates" You might want to look into that. All in all everything worked out well. Thank you, Darel

    • Older travelers
      9.6

      The day we left to stay at the Thunderbird Motel, we had major car problems that left us sitting in a car dealership from 10am till 5pm. This put us way behind schedule. The manager waited for us to arrive which was 11:00pm. We were very greatful not to have to sleep in our car. She went out of her way to make sure we were comfortable which we appreciated after the day we had. I would stay there again next year when we travel to Lake Tahoe.....

    • Family with children
      6.6

      Fast wi-fi

    How to reach hotel

    hotel Thunderbird Motel - Bishop Bishop location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    190 West Pine Street , Bishop, United States, 93514

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Bishop
      400 ft
    Airports
    Restaurants
    • Whiskey Creek At Bishop (cuisine: American)
      300 ft
    • Jack's Waffle Shop (cuisine: American)
      200 ft
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Year renovated:
      2009
    • Number of rooms:
      22