Thunderbird Motel - Bishop

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


On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception


Flat-screen TV

Check-in/ Check-out

VIP check-in/ -out

Pets allowed


Thunderbird Motel is situated in a ski area of Bishop, 6 km from Laws Railroad Museum. The building was renovated in 2009.

The city center is 10 minutes' walk of the property. Due to highway nearby, this hotel is perfectly connected with other parts of Bishop.

A short walk to parks and a pine forest as well as ski areas.

Mammoth Lakes airport is situated within a 55-minute drive from Thunderbird Motel.


For a comfortable stay in Bishop Thunderbird Motel offers 22 rooms fitted with individual climate control, wireless internet, cable television, a safe and coffee/tea makers. They feature en suite bathrooms with a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

The hotel is about 5 minutes’ walk from Whiskey Creek At Bishop serving American dishes.


24-hour reception, tour/ticket assistance and wake up service as well as a storage room and a vending machine are available for guests' use.


Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Year renovated:   2009.  Number of rooms:   22.

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


  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Breakfast

Room facilities

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


  • Flat-screen TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor



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

Children and extra beds


Pets are allowed on request.

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Hotel Address:

190 West Pine Street , Bishop, California, United States, 93514

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City Centre
  • 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
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed, 2 Queen-size beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Universal AC/DC adapters
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

Offering free Wi-Fi, this room includes a cable TV, a refrigerator, a microwave and an en suite bathroom.

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • City Center400 ft


  • Great Basin Apcd1400 ft
  • Park Shop1400 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


Local attractions

  • Laws Railroad Museum3.7 mi
    395 Silver Canyon Rd
  • Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest12.0 mi
    798 N Main St between Big Pine and Deep Springs
  • Keough\'s Hot Springs7.7 mi
    Keough Hot Springs Road

Near the hotel

  • Mountain Light Gallery1000 ft
    106 S Main St

    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, California, United States, 93514

    Get directions
    City Centre
    • 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: