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Thunderbird Motor Inn, Duncan (and vicinity)

Duncan motel with restaurant and bar/lounge

  • Free WiFi and free parking
From
$138 CAD

Restrictions related to your trip

This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local, and health advisories for this destination before you book.

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  • Room, 1 Queen Bed with Sofa bed, Smoking - Guest Room
  • Room, 1 Queen Bed with Sofa bed, Smoking - Guest Room
  • Room, 1 Queen Bed with Sofa bed, Smoking - Living Area
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds - Living Area
  • Room, 1 Queen Bed with Sofa bed, Smoking - Guest Room
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8.6.Fabulous.
  • Not everyone has a credit card and they don’t accept visa debit cards. I called before I…

    Sep. 27, 2020

  • Pleasant check in.

    Sep. 12, 2020

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 48 hours gap period enforced between guest stays
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Convenient
Easy parking
Dining options
Quiet
Safe
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 32 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Business center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning

For families

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Free toiletries

What’s around

  • Cowichan Aquatic Centre - 4 min walk
  • World's Largest Hockey Stick - 4 min walk
  • Duncan Visitor Centre - 8 min walk
  • Duncan Farmers Market - 14 min walk
  • Cowichan Valley Museum - 14 min walk
  • Quw'utsun' Cultural Centre - 15 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking
  • 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking
  • Room, 1 Queen Bed with Sofa bed, Smoking
  • Room, 1 Queen Bed with Sofa bed, Kitchenette
  • Room, 1 King Bed
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds, Kitchenette

Location

  • Cowichan Aquatic Centre - 4 min walk
  • World's Largest Hockey Stick - 4 min walk
  • Duncan Visitor Centre - 8 min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Cowichan Aquatic Centre - 4 min walk
  • World's Largest Hockey Stick - 4 min walk
  • Duncan Visitor Centre - 8 min walk
  • Duncan Farmers Market - 14 min walk
  • Cowichan Valley Museum - 14 min walk
  • Quw'utsun' Cultural Centre - 15 min walk
  • Chances Cowichan - 16 min walk
  • Chances Casino - 17 min walk
  • Vancouver Island University-Cowichan Campus - 17 min walk
  • BC Forest Discovery Centre - 36 min walk
  • The Raptors - 3.7 mi / 6 km

Getting around

  • Victoria Intl. Airport (YYJ) - 67 min drive
  • Nanaimo, BC (YCD) - 29 min drive
  • Maple Bay, BC (YAQ-Maple Bay Seaplane Base) - 12 min drive
  • Ganges, BC (YGG-Ganges Harbour Seaplane Base) - 56 min drive
  • Mayne Island, BC (YAV-Miners Bay Seaplane Base) - 126 min drive
  • Bedwell Harbour, BC (YBW-Bedwell Harbour Seaplane Base) - 156 min drive
  • Saturna Island, BC (YAJ-Lyall Harbour Seaplane Base) - 174 min drive

At a glance

Size

  • 32 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3 PM-1 AM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local, and health advisories for this destination before you book.

Special check-in instructions

If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests traveling with pets must contact this property in advance to ensure the availability of a pet-friendly room.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed
  • Food and water bowls available

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the motel

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café

Working away

  • Business center

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden

Accessibility

  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Grab bar - near toilet

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding

Things to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

Dining

York St. Diner - This diner serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Small print

Also known as

  • Thunderbird Motor Inn North Cowichan
  • Thunderbird Motor North Cowichan
  • Thunderbird Motor
  • Thunderbird Motor Inn Duncan
  • Thunderbird Motor Duncan
  • Thunderbird Motor
  • Thunderbird Motor Inn Motel
  • Thunderbird Motor Inn Duncan
  • Thunderbird Motor Inn Motel Duncan

Policies

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • Yes, Thunderbird Motor Inn does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 3 PM - 1 AM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, York St. Diner. Nearby restaurants include Phad Thai Restaurant (9-min walk), One More Sushi (9-min walk), and Romeo's Place (10-min walk).
  • No, this motel doesn't have a casino, but Chances Cowichan (16-min walk) and Chances Casino (17-min walk) are both nearby.
  • Thunderbird Motor Inn has a garden.
8.6.Fabulous.
  • 4.0.Fair

    The bird has fallen from the nest

    I don’t know what happened but this hotel has gone downhill. It looked so run down since the last time we were there. Rubber flooring pulled up, weeds overgrown. No hanging baskets or any of the added extras that may this quaint local hotel so appealing. It was little things like the coffee pot still had the last occupants filters and coffee remnants in it and the floor was sticky. The bed was comfortable but my husband had to reposition the box spring onto the frame first. We’re really sad that we won’t be considering the Thunderbird for our next visit to Duncan as it was always out first choice.

    Cathy, 1 night trip, Aug. 30, 2020

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  • 6.0.Good

    Neighborhood is rough. Room is very dated, but was clean and quiet.

    Julian, 1 night business trip, Aug. 19, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Was very clean and the staff were friendly. The place is a little outdated but it seems well maintained.

    Tia, 1 night business trip, Jul. 4, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great low buck motel

    This is not a fancy place but it nice and clean and the staff were friendly. I’m happy.

    1 night family trip, Dec. 25, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Small but clean, comfortable beds, friendly staff, great adjoining restaurant, good central location.

    2 night family trip, Nov. 1, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    We stayed at the Thunderbird while in town for a concert. The building is older but one of the cleanest rooms we’ve stayed in. The mattresses may have been a bit older but they were comfy and we slept well. . The Wi-Fi worked well for us too. Overall it was a good place to stay and we would stay again.

    1 night family trip, Oct. 31, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    There is an excellent restaurant, it is convenient just far enough off the highway to not have road noise, good beds and friendly, helpful staff.

    DanW, 1 night romance trip, Oct. 19, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    Loud guests outside their rooms smoking about 8' from our room. Resteraunt on site closed Thanksgiving Day. Plentiful quick hot water

    2 night family trip, Oct. 12, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    Rundown. Scruffy bathrooms. All the basic amenities but upkeep of facility is lacking.... chipped countertops, old Lino and carpets and patchy caulking in washroom

    CFG, 1 night business trip, Oct. 4, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    The room was very cozy. Great selection of TV channels!!

    2 night family trip, Oct. 3, 2019

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