Thunderbird Motel - Bishop

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


On-site parking

Luggage storage

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Check-in/ Check-out

VIP check-in/ -out

Pets allowed


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 hotel is placed 5 minutes' walk from Monument Bank and Mountain Light Gallery. The property is in a 10-minute walk to Bishop city center.

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.


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

Serving a wide assortment of dishes, Whiskey Creek At Bishop and Holy Smoke Texas BBQ are about 100 meters from the property.


There are a storage room, a car park and a vending machine provided on-site.


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


  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Breakfast
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Room facilities

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


  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor



Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 12 years
Existing bedding FREE
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 


Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

190 West Pine Street , Bishop, United States, 93514

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City Center
  • Bishop
    400 ft
  • 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:
  • Number of rooms:

Rooms and availability

Thunderbird Motel photos Room
Queen Room - Non-Smoking
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed, 2 Queen-size beds

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  • Carpeted floor
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  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Wake up service

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • City Center400 ft


  • Park Shop1400 ft
  • Great Basin Apcd1400 ft
  • National Park Svc1700 ft
  • Mill Pond Recreation Area1.5 mi

Universities, Institutes

Air business related

  • Inyo County Airport1.7 mi

Medical care and Hospitals

  • Northern Inyo Hospital3300 ft


Near the hotel

  • Mountain Light Gallery1000 ft
    106 South Main Street, Bishop
  • Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest2100 ft
    798 North Main St, Bishop
  • Laws Railroad Museum1100 ft
    P.O. Box 363, Bishop

Restaurants nearby

  • Whiskey Creek At Bishop300 ft

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

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

  • Holy Smoke Texas BBQ300 ft

    Address: N. Main Street

    68% likes this, based on 95 reviews

  • Amigos Mexican Restaurant400 ft

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

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

  • Jack's Waffle Shop200 ft

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

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

  • Imperial Gourmet Chinese Restaurant300 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:
  • Number of rooms:

Thunderbird Motel Reviews

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

Average guest rating

6.0out of 10
Based on 65 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Older travelers

    The hair dryer in my room is out of work.

  • Older travelers

    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

    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

    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

    Less expensive then most in the city. Adequate room.

    Difficult to reach staff in the morning.

  • Older travelers

    fairly clean

    shoddy workmanship electric outlet broke light switch gave shock

  • Single


    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Fast wi-fi

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
  • 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:
  • Number of rooms: