I stayed here in early June 2013 for 2 weeks including a weekend for an executive education program at the Thunderbird academy. I am not familiar with the quality of accommodation in this area, but the rooms were pretty clean and standard. Nothing fancy and the rooms in the main building near the reception was slightly better and certainly convenient for long stays and for people with disabilities. The rooms in the third and fourth blocks were really far from the reception and the walk during summer months are really horrible. After a one week, I decided to ask the receptionist for a change of room to the main building and they obliged. The staff were very friendly and helpful. There is plenty of parking space and I would recommend renting a car as this place is pretty far from Scottsdale town centre and there is nothing to do here. The campus has a pub which is pretty good, but serves the same pub food every day. They close at 8 pm and the other option is to visit the self service cafeteria for soft drinks, tea, coffee, snacks and chips which is open 24 hours. They also serve a very lean breakfast on the weekends at the same place. Arizona heat is very dry and unbearable but they have stacks of complimentary water bottles at the receptions at all times.
The reception can also help organize day trips to grand canyon and several other local attractions. I took a flight to grand canyon from the deer valley airport on an 8 seater plane, and it cost me around $600 including a helicopter ride to the Colorado river basin.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Thunderbird Executive Inn is located in Glendale, Arizona on the campus of the Thunderbird School of Global Management. This Hidden Gem will surprise and delight you with its upscale guest rooms, 24 hr complimentary snack lounge, and unique diversions such as the Thunderbird Pub that is located in an historic military airfield control tower. With proximity to Arizona's Spring Training baseball and the University of Phoenix Stadium, the Thunderbird Executive Inn is the perfect hotel for leisure travelers. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Thunderbird Executive Inn And Conference Center
- Thunderbird Executive Hotel Glendale