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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

I'm a o/o truck driver and stay here often,Though dated the rooms are clean,quite and comfortable...the staff are very friendly and helpful (with the exception of Norman who works the front desk) they have a country restaurant,great food and a real breakfast for free w/room. There is plenty of restaurants in the area....I don't recommend going to the Phenox bar... More 

2 Thank William G
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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49 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Checked in on the 3rd of July and when me and my daughters took stuff to room I was very disappointed. My daughter sat one of the bags on the bed along with her tablet and when she went to pick up tablet, there was feces on the bed which she got on her hand as well. There was also... More 

1 Thank Lester G
Plainfield, New Jersey
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016

Booked two rooms last night and we got bitten by bed bugs. The guy at the front desk was nasty however it appeared that they wasn't surprised by it. I I really think this place should be shut down and fumagated.

2 Thank Elaine M
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6 reviews
Reviewed 27 April 2016

but they make the best breakfast buffet on the east coast (yep road dog has been to most) after running 3,600,000 safe miles I ended up at agood grub spot for dinner daily for instance the average corner grocery store in new Orleans has better grab and go food than even the French quarter like downman mkt on downman rd... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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114 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2016

It was a debate between three and four stars and I decided to give this place a little love because of the kitchyness aspect of it. Well that and the staff were all quite friendly. By no means is this place the Ritz Carlton nor was it my first choice of places to stay in Florence but it was cheap... More 

Thank MrInternational702
Toronto, Canada
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24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Hotel is old and in need of many upgrades. A train went past everynight and woke us up. No wifi if you are far from office. The breakfast was very good, but restaurant is old and run down. I would never stay there again and I didn't really feel very safe. Lots of other hotels in area.

Thank Blackbird45
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12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

Passing through on way to Florida so booked one night. Room was dirty and AC smelled terrible. Towels were folded as if they've been cleaned but obviously they weren't (toothpaste and hairs on the towels). Also cigarette burns and smoke smell in our "non smoking" room. Really just a depressing mess. Front desk guy was nice though.

Thank hush79
Columbus, Georgia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 22 February 2016

love this hotel, best breakfast in the state.towels are a little rough, water is extremely hot. use to be me and boyfriend getaway hotel, I use to come down from charlotte and he from lake city, room 103 for 5 mos then I moved down.

Thank Shelia S
bronx ny
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25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2016

Place is a great stop on 95 , had buffet supper very good southern fare , breakfast was also great . Every one was very nice and professional . be aware its not the Ritz Carlton older TV not a flat screen , no frills but clean rugs in dining room need of replacement , but overall wonderful A little... More 

Thank papabear_7
Midlothian, Virginia
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110 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2015

Visiting it, one gets the feeling that this was once THE main motel on U.S. 52, but is now being overtaken by modernity. It also has a restaurant and bar. It is so close to the Interstate (95) that one gets the feeling that if a truck should hurtle off the overpass, it's going to be your roommate. You can... More 

Thank GarthG51

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  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast

Additional Information about Thunderbird Inn

Address: 2004 W Lucas St, Florence, SC 29501-1203
Region: United States > South Carolina > Florence
Price Range: RM253 - RM271 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Thunderbird Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 134
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“Check beds carefully before you place anything on them”
 of 5 bubbles LesterG653, 5 Jul 2016 | Read review
“If you want wifi get a room close to office.”
 of 5 bubbles Blackbird45, 20 Apr 2016 | Read review
“ask for remodeled room”
 of 5 bubbles mlrichsr, 21 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Away from the interstate, that is, the west side of the hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles GarthG51, 2 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Free WiFi but unable, to access. Can't hear the Highway!”
 of 5 bubbles GeorgesLM, 24 Oct 2015 | Read review
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