A Little Bit About Us...

We are an independent hotel that have been in the business for over 25 years. The Historic Thunderbird Lodge was originally built in 1960 and was part of the original hotel franchise Thunderbird Lodge. 

We have recently finished a complete renovation from inside and out and we find ourselves to be a very unique hotel because of the history of the hotel.  Throughout the years we have changed our rooms to accommodate the needs of our guests. This is no different. We've put in a lot of love into the building and we are confident that it shows.

The Thunderbird Lodge is located in a historic part of Riverside that is currently being developed. We are located in Downtown Riverside. The Thunderbrid Lodge has been marked as a Historical Landmark by the City of Riverside.

The City of Riverside has been our home for all of those years. We pride ourselves in having grown in the City of Riverside. We feel like this is home, so we want you to feel like you're at home.  We hope that your stay is a pleasant one and that if you ever have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact us.


"The unique City Raincross Symbol (above) is derived from combining a replica of the mass bell used by Father Junipero Serra, missionary priest and founder of the California Missions, and the cross to which the Navajo and Central American Indians prayed for rain. Called the "Raincross" symbol, it was designed for the Mission Inn and given to the city by Frank Miller. The Raincross symbol has been identified with Riverside since 1907. Variations of the symbol are used extensively throughout Riverside in architecture, street signs and lighting standards, and is used on the City flag."