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Thunderbird Executive Inn & Conference Center
Ranked #4 of 15 Hotels in Glendale
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 22 February 2014

I am a motel girl. I don't spend much, but I do like nice places. This is the place. Great for the price. I stayed 5 days and the inn was definitely a home away from home. The Inn was elegant and I will forever stay here when down in the Glendale area. The staff was wonderful. Rosa was the house keeper and she was always willing to give us extra towels and extra garbage bags. She was pleasant and helpful. Every time I came through main door, either to come or go, I was always greeted with a hello or a have a good day. The staff was helpful and always willing to help me. I had a headache one night and they quickly brought me some medicine. The rooms were always clean and the TV was excellent to watch at the end of a long day. The bathroom was big, and had room to move around in it so you didn't fell you were being closed in. The only negative would be that there was no bathtub and that there was no place to put my shampoo and conditioner bottles. They have a soap dish, but they had to be laying down otherwise the bottles would fall on the floor. A hanging shower caddy would be nice to have.
The amenities were excellent!! They were always available at all hours of the day. I was lucky to have a room just down from the commons room, so it was easy to get something at any time. There was always plenty of water (even when you come in the main doors at the front desk, they have water sitting there for you to take). There was juices and soda, milk for the mornings half and half for coffee (I don't drink that though) The ice machine was right there also, so I was always able to have ice water. There was cold cereal in the mornings, and soup in the afternoons and evening. There was apples both at the front desk and in the commons room. There was snack bars and popcorn. A microwave was provided as well in the commons room. I thought that was going to be a problem because it wasn't in the room, but it was no hassle to go to the commons room when needed. Over all I was very impressed and extremely pleased at how wonderful the Thunderbird Executive Inn and Conference Center was. It is the place and I would recommend it to my family (I would say my mom, but she was with me for this trip) This is the place to choose when down in the Glendale area. Nothing but good from this place! You will not regret staying here.

Room Tip: The room with a king size bed on the second floor is close to the commons room, perfect distant. No...
  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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Patti D, General Manager at Thunderbird Executive Inn & Conference Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2014

Thank you for your recent stay at the Thunderbird Executive Inn and the compliments on the service, amenities and location. We're thrilled you found the hotel to not only meet your expectations, but rather WOW and exceed them. From the housekeeping staff, to the front desk, and conference services teams, we take pride in personalizing and anticipating our guests needs. The complimentary lounge with snacks, beverages, soups, and cereals is definitely aimed to please every guest. We look forward to your many return visits to the Thunderbird Executive Inn and for making us "the place" to be in Glendale! Thank you!

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Reviewed 11 February 2014

After reading the reviews from other hotels that included issues of safety and cleanliness, I was impressed with the positive reviews on these points about Thunderbird. It is all true. What a great place to stay at a very competitive price. The open "help yourself" snack shop with soda, snacks, and fruit was a fun surprise. We will definitely stay at the Thunderbird Executive Inn for all future trips to Phoenix.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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Patti D, General Manager at Thunderbird Executive Inn & Conference Center, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2014

Thank you for your recent stay at the Thunderbird Executive Inn in Glendale, AZ. Nestled on The Thunderbird School of Global Management campus, the Inn offers a resort-like hotel atmosphere with quiet grounds and many amenities to make your stay comfortable. We're thrilled that you found our hotel to be clean, comfortable, affordable and all around a great place to stay. Please come visit us again the next time you visit the Phoenix/Glendale area. We look forward to seeing you again sometime. Thank you for being our guest!

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Reviewed 30 January 2014

Our son-in-law goes to school here and they live nearby...thought we would stay here. We had a marvelous stay. It was very quiet. The staff were SO nice. They have a 24/7 snack area for breakfasts and snacks. (No eggs or bacon but plenty of items to chose from.) We will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Patti D, General Manager at Thunderbird Executive Inn & Conference Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2014

Thank you for staying with us on your recent visit to Glendale, AZ and The Thunderbird School of Global Management. We're excited that you gave us the opportunity to show you that we know how to take care of our guests. With our 24-hour complimentary pantry area and complimentary Wi-Fi, we make every stay a comfortable one. Please don't hesitate to contact us for your next visit. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Reviewed 13 January 2014

The Thunderbird offered a quiet room with a breakfast area and snacks available. The staff was more than accommodating with our every request. We slept well in a clean room. Why spend more? This is excellent value for the money.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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Patti D, General Manager at Thunderbird Executive Inn & Conference Center, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2014

We understand that value is remembered long after the cost is forgotten, and we truly appreciate hearing that you found the Thunderbird Executive Inn to be a great value! We strive to create a memorable experience for all of our guests and it sounds like we did just that. Our team of service champions take pride in ensuring that you are well taken care of and are very happy that you found them to be accommodating and efficient with any requests you may have had. Thank you for taking the time to share your review. We look forward to your next visit, please come see us again in the near future!

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Reviewed 13 January 2014

We stayed here 2 days while going to the Fiesta Bowl. I only wish we had stayed another day! Facilities are great. Rooms are nice (however only showers, no bathtubs). The lounge and the free snacks and drinks really pleased my wife and kids. We had a great time. The staff was very helpful and eager to please.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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Patti D, General Manager at Thunderbird Executive Inn & Conference Center, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2014

Finding a hotel that has just the right amenities is very important to every traveler and we're very pleased to hear that we accomplished that for you during your recent visit to Glendale, AZ for the Fiesta Bowl. We take pride in providing a clean and comfortable room, with the right balance of amenities, including complimentary wifi and a complimentary snacks and beverages in our guest lounge. Please come back and see us again the next time you visit Phoenix. We look forward to seeing you and your family again soon.

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Reviewed 9 January 2014

I had a very short stay for business. I had to get in, get right to sleep, and get back out. This was, without doubt, the easiet place in the world to do just that. The room was spotlessley clean, without being sterile. Staff was top-notch friendy and efficient. The room was very comfortable, and completely quiet. The upstairs lounge is a wonderful amenity.

Room Tip: While there aren't "suites", any room will be clean and comfortable. Courtyard view is...
  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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Patti D, General Manager at Thunderbird Executive Inn & Conference Center, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2014

Thank you for the compliments regarding your recent stay at the Thunderbird Executive Inn. We're thrilled you enjoyed your stay and found the room and amenities such as the complimentary lounge and wifi to be a great value. We look forward to seeing you return and enjoying a longer visit in the near future!

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Reviewed 7 January 2014

We stayed at the Thunderbird Inn when we went to the Fiesta Bowl. It was very convenient to the University of Phoenix Stadium where the game was held (about 20 minutes away.) We also went to other locations around the Phoenix area, and it was convenient to use the 101 Interstate nearby. The rooms were very clean, and the staff was extremely helpful. Free snacks were available in the lounge area all the time, and free computers and a printer were available. The best part of all was the reasonable price that included all these amenities. The Inn is on the campus of the Thunderbird Graduate School of Global Management. We would not have known about this great place if we had not looked on Trip Advisor.

Room Tip: We stayed in 325, across the driveway from the office and lounge area.
  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Patti D, General Manager at Thunderbird Executive Inn & Conference Center, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2014

Thank you for your wonderful comments on our Glendale, AZ location. We're thrilled that you found the Thunderbird Executive Inn to be convenient to the stadium, and nearby shopping and dining with the added value of our complimentary lounge, we agree our hotel is great option if traveling to the West Valley for business or leisure. Our associates take pride in delivering expectional customer service and provding a clean and comfortable hotel room for every visitor. Thank you for taking the time to post your comments. We look forward to welcoming you back on a future visit.

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Additional Information about Thunderbird Executive Inn & Conference Center

Address: 15249 N 59th Ave, 1 Global Place, Glendale, AZ 85306-3236
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Region: United States > Arizona > Central Arizona > Glendale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Glendale
#4 Romantic Hotel in Glendale
#4 Family Hotel in Glendale
#6 Business Hotel in Glendale
Price Range: £64 - £87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Thunderbird Executive Inn & Conference Center 2.5*
Number of rooms: 134
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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