Gateway Thunderbird Motel - Seaside

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1909 Fremont Blvd, Seaside, California, United States, 93955  show map
 2 stars
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Gateway Thunderbird Motel - Seaside

Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

Laundry

Self-service laundry

TV

Flat-screen TV

Sports activities

Horseback riding

Golf course

Tennis court

Breakfast

Continental breakfast

Overview

Situated close to a beach, the central Gateway Thunderbird Motel offers 66 non-smoking guestrooms with views of Monterey Bay and Central Coast. Gateway Thunderbird Motel opened its doors in 1970.

Del Monte Beach is located just 2.8 km away. Set within a 30-minute walking distance from Seaside city center.

The hotel is surrounded by vineyards and an oceanarium.

Monterey Peninsula airport is about 10 minutes by car.

Rooms

Staying at Gateway Thunderbird Motel guests can make use of a private safe, multi-channel television, a private balcony, a trouser press and a DVD player supplied in the rooms. Some rooms have the coast view. A microwave, a dishwasher and a fridge are also provided for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

Those staying at Gateway Thunderbird Motel can sit down to a complimentary breakfast. Guests can dine at City Diner and Sarita's Mexican Food, about 100 meters away from the property.

Services

The conveniences such as parking and a vending machine are offered on site.

Relax

On-site leisure options feature a tennis court and a golf course. The hotel's activities include scuba diving, deep-sea fishing and horse riding.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   66.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • Limited time reception
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Vending machines

Sports & Fitness

  • Horseback riding
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course

Services

  • Self-service laundry
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Continental breakfast

Meeting facilities

  • Fax/Photocopying

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Dressing area
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
  • Blackout curtains

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 5 years
Existing bedding FREE
There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

1909 Fremont Blvd, Seaside, California, United States, 93955

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City Center
  • Seaside
    1.4 mi
Airports
  • Bus stop
    700 ft
Restaurants
  • City Diner (cuisine: American)
    200 ft
  • Sarita's Mexican Food (cuisine: Mexican)
    300 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    66

Rooms and availability

Gateway Thunderbird Motel photos Room
King Room Non-Smoking
  • Room size:

    205 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • General:Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Satellite TV
Room Description:

Satellite TV is available in this room. A microwave and small fridge is also provided in this Non-Smoking Room.

Gateway Thunderbird Motel photos Room
Double Room Two Double Beds Non-Smoking
  • Room size:

    205 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds

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  • General:Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Satellite TV
Room Description:

Satellite TV is available in this room. A microwave and small fridge is also provided in this Non-Smoking Room.

Gateway Thunderbird Motel photos Room
Queen Room Two Queen Beds Non-Smoking
  • Room size:

    240 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 King-size beds

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  • General:Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Satellite TV
Room Description:

Satellite TV is available in this room. A microwave and small fridge is also provided in this Non-Smoking Room.

Gateway Thunderbird Motel photos Room
Double Room Three Double Beds Non-Smoking
  • Room size:

    410 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    6 persons

  • Bed type:

    3 Double beds

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  • General:Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Fax machine
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Satellite TV
Room Description:

Satellite TV is available in this room. A microwave and small fridge is also provided in this Non-Smoking Room.

Standard Queen Room
  • Room size:

    230 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
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  • General:Dressing area
  • Clothes rack
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Extra long beds
  • Dining:Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

This double room features a satellite TV and microwave

Queen Room Two Queen Beds
  • Room size:

    280 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 King-size beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Dressing area
  • Clothes rack
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Extra long beds
  • Dining:Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

This double room features air conditioning and microwave

Triple Room
  • Room size:

    305 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    6 persons

  • Bed type:

    3 Double beds

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  • General:Telephone
  • Bathroom:Towels
  • Bedding:Extra long beds
  • Dining:Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

This double room has a microwave.

Gateway Thunderbird Motel Location

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • City Center1.3 mi

Parks

  • Seaside Parks Maintenance3700 ft
  • Recreation and Comm Activities1.0 mi
  • Seaside Recreation and Comm Dept1.1 mi

Beaches

Local attractions

  • Ventana Vineyards2.5 mi
    2999 Monterey-Salinas Highway
  • Old Fisherman\'s Wharf2.9 mi
    Monterey, CA
  • Museum of Monterey3.0 mi
    5 Custom House Plz Monterey State Historic Park
  • Dennis the Menace Park2.8 mi
    Pearl Street and Camino El Estero
  • Bruce Ariss Wharf Theater3.0 mi
    Old Fishermans Wharf, Monterey

Restaurants nearby

  • City Diner200 ft

    Address: 1901 Fremont Blvd
    Phone: 831-394-3697

    50% likes this, based on 31 reviews
    Cuisine: American

  • Taste of Vietnam600 ft

    Address: 1868 Fremont Blvd
    Phone: 831-394-8855

    72% likes this, based on 43 reviews
    Cuisine: Vietnamese

  • Stammtisch German Restaurant1400 ft

    Address: 1204 Echo Ave
    Phone: 831-899-3070

    76% likes this, based on 30 reviews
    Cuisine: German

  • Sarita's Mexican Food300 ft

    Address: 1936 Fremont Blvd
    Phone: 831-394-4407

    64% likes this, based on 36 reviews
    Cuisine: Mexican

  • Baldemiro's Taco Shop1000 ft

    Address: 2008 Fremont Blvd
    Phone: 831-899-2231

    70% likes this, based on 30 reviews
    Cuisine: French, Mexican

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    66

Gateway Thunderbird Motel Reviews

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

Average guest rating

4.8out of 10
Guest rating
Based on 44 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Couple
    3.8

    Nothing much to say... The staff was friendly.

    The facility was pretty run down and not well taken care of. We won't be staying there again.

  • Family with children
    2.8

    The towels were gross, the beds were hard, there wasn't any local channels on the TV, they said there was "free breakfast" but there wasn't especially at 6AM. The customer service was rude as well.

  • Couple
    2.8

    I regretted my stay at this hotel.

    This hotel was... unpleasant. The wall was covered in scary mirrored tile directly opposite the bed for what seemed an obviously lecherous purpose. The room smelled of an unidentifiable saccharine, borderline toxic odor. I presume this was cleaning solvent of some kind, which is a mild relief, but it was rather noxious. The toilet was barely bolted to the floor and rattled loudly while you sat on it, and the bathroom door did not close or bolt.

  • Family with children
    4.6

    It's not a three satr hotel

  • Couple
    5.8

    bag of trash left out of trashcan in room

  • Older travelers
    7.0

    Location, price

    Run down, warnout

  • Single
    7.0

    Its proximity to a lot of stores and eating establishments. The lady at the desk was kind and efficient.

    The room was a little small for my taste. The rug should have been cleaner.

  • Couple
    7.0

    Very close to the warf and cannery row. No hassle check in and out. Room had microwave and mini fridge. Free HBO.

    Room, towels and bedclothes were pretty warn, but all were clean. You get what you pay for!

  • Family with children
    2.8

    I cannot begin to describe how physically revolting the room was. The carpet was so filthy our feet became black from walking on it (it was also moist). Less than half of the lights worked. The heater didn't work. The trash from the previous guest was still in the fridge, on the floor, and under the bed. The condition of this motel would make a Bay Area slumlord blush. The continental breakfast consisted of (I am guessing) possible five donuts/muffins and a pot of coffee to share with the neighboring motel. I was not the only guest to go the common room and look confused at the small empty plate with crumbs and empty coffee pot.

  • Couple
    6.2

    Clean, with a firm bed. Hot water works.

    Tired 70's era building with paper thin walls, plug in heater, old everything, no coffeemaker.

  • Group of friends
    3.2

    Comfortable bed and that is all.

    As we had to pay A$170.00 per night at this hotel due to the MotoGP at Laguna Seca we expected a half decent hotel to stay at for that price. When booking this hotel through Booked.net it advertised that breakfast was included in the price. What breakfast, this consisted of small muffins cut into very small sections with a cup of black coffee, you had to ask for any juice to be provided. The room was not clean, and the towels were so small, old and grey, we had to ask for fresh towels to be provided, they never took away the wet towels from your room. They didn't empty any of the garbage bins and the old TV was unwatchable. A very poor response from hotel staff, hardly looked at you, very unwelcoming. Overall a poor hotel and surprised that Booked.net has it listed. We would not recommend this hotel.

  • Older travelers
    3.4

    The Thunderbird is well past it's prime and in need of basic cosmetic repairs. The rooms are smal, and the shower area hardly usable. The one thing I thought to be most unsuitable were the bath towels. Less than normal size, old, thin and rough. So much so that they wouldn't completely dry you off after a shower. Not a place we would return to .

  • Group of friends
    5.0

    It was the most affordable place I could find in the area that included free wifi.

    The bed was NOT comfortable at all!

  • Single
    5.0

    location, price

    paid for king size bed, wasn't given one. room location at the hotel was terrible. I was told king size bed was not available. Room had no a.c. heating system at least 40 years old.

  • Single
    7.0

    The price was wonderful! However, I think the hotel could use a little face lift. Other than that, the location is great. Right off the freeway and located near everything; shopping centers, restaurants, etc. I was very comfortable. THANK YOU VERY MUCH, STEPHANIE!!

    I can't complain...whenever, I stay over at any hotel lately, my biggest concern would be cleanliness and bedbugs. There were none!!!! That's a huge plus for me!!

How to reach hotel

hotel Gateway Thunderbird Motel - Seaside Seaside location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

1909 Fremont Blvd, Seaside, California, United States, 93955

Get directions
City Center
  • Seaside
    1.4 mi
Airports
  • Bus stop
    700 ft
Restaurants
  • City Diner (cuisine: American)
    200 ft
  • Sarita's Mexican Food (cuisine: Mexican)
    300 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    66