We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Thunderbird Executive Inn & Conference Center

Certificate of Excellence
2.5 of 5
Hotel website
15249 North 59th Avenue, 1 Global Place, Glendale, AZ 85306
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
Professional photos
Thunderbird Executive Inn & Conference Center
View Map
Add Photo Write a Review

122 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this property
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    75
    34
    9
    3
    1
See reviews for
25
33
15
24
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (32)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (122)
  • Mar-May only
    (55)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (23)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (14)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (30)
All months
Henderson, Nevada
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went here for an industry conference. My first room faced the street and was noisy. They immediately put me in a nicer, quieter room. EVERY person on the staff, right down to the housecleaners, was unbelievably nice and accommodating. The front desk has everything down cold, including knowing where to eat locally, tips for getting around, and so forth.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Patti D, General Manager at Thunderbird Executive Inn & Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us at the Thunderbird Executive Inn. Whether staying for business or leisure our hotel located on the Thunderbird School of Global Management campus will be a positive experience. Our guestrooms, recently renovated, combine the necessities of a modern hotel room with the comfort of a room designed to make you feel at home. Our experienced... More 

New York CIty
Level Contributor
19 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Inn is easy enough to find- but I didn't expect it to be so far away from downtown Phoenix. I was traveling with my partner who had a conference to attend at the Thunderbird Biz School so it was perfect for him. He was able to access the room and facilities throughout the day and loved the accessibility. As... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Patti D, General Manager at Thunderbird Executive Inn & Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing the Thunderbird Executive Inn on your recent visit to Glendale, AZ and the Thunderbird School of Global Management. Our location on the Thunderbird university campus is a quiet and resort-like environment, with beautiful grounds for walking around at night. If attending a class or meeting, this is an ideal hotel location with the convenience of your... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

My husband and I just spent a night at the Thunderbird and while we found our room clean, we did not enjoy our stay. The bed and pillows were not comfortable at all. The channel selection was limited and while the shower stall was nice we missed having a tub. If you're looking for a standard hotel room this is... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Patti D, General Manager at Thunderbird Executive Inn & Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you for giving the Thunderbird Executive Inn a try on your recent visit. We take pride in providing all of our customers with a clean and comfortable room to stay in while at our hotel. I'm sorry that we did not meet your satisfaction with the bed comfort. We hear your concern and will look at opportunities for improvement.... More 

Boulder Creek, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

This is my second stay at this hotel and both occurrences have been enjoyable. Rooms are great (big and with decent furnishings, and enough space to lounge around) and the amenities are wonderful. The second story lounge is the place to visit: fully stocked with snacks to take on your drive, a refrigerator stocked with sodas and juices, and even... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Danielle A, Manager at Thunderbird Executive Inn & Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent stay at Thunderbird Executive Inn! We appreciate your great comments and appreciate that we made you feel right at home, even at 2AM! That is great to hear that you enjoyed our clean hotel, and wonderful staff. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future! More 

Level Contributor
37 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

The hotel is located in the campus of the School of Global Management so be prepared to look for that, then the hotel front desk. Our GPS had told us we had arrived but were confused because we didn't know it was located on the campus. The rooms are clean and comfortable. The bathroom was a little outdated but functioned... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Danielle A, Manager at Thunderbird Executive Inn & Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent stay at Thunderbird Executive Inn! We appreciate your great comments about our clean hotel, great pricing and wonderful staff. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future! More 

Level Contributor
59 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I stayed here for around two weeks. This place makes you feel that you are back to college days. The rooms are right sized and bathrooms are modern. The beds were comfy and the study area was good and wifi was fast. Overall I liked the room and service. The reception desk is very helpful. They also have a nice... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Danielle A, Manager at Thunderbird Executive Inn & Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent stay at Thunderbird Executive Inn! We appreciate your great comments about the hotel and staff. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future! More 

Longview, Washington
Level Contributor
167 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We stayed here for 9 days last month for Spring Training and, for the most part, enjoyed it very much. Let's start with the good: Our room was clean and modern with good wifi, a huge, spotless bathroom, tons of storage and a comfortable bed. There was also a mini-fridge, flat screen tv and giant, walk-in shower. The grounds are... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Danielle A, Manager at Thunderbird Executive Inn & Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent stay at Thunderbird Executive Inn! We appreciate your great comments and look forward to welcoming you back in the future! More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
Level Contributor
247 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Thunderbird Executive Inn doesn't really seem like it is designed to be a place for lodging, as the parking is a little spread out, and the rooms are on the smaller side. Nevertheless, it is a good find in the Valley of the Sun. It gives you a close option to the ballparks of Peoria and Glendale for spring training,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Patti D, General Manager at Thunderbird Executive Inn & Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing the Thunderbird Executive Inn on your recent stay in Glendale, AZ for Spring Training baseball. Finding a hotel that provides the right amount of comfort, with the added amenities of a home away from home is what makes Thunderbird Executive Inn unique. We take great care to ensure our guests are well taken care of with... More 

Portland, Oregon
Level Contributor
40 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here over 5 days to see Seattle Mariners Spring Training games @ Peoria Sports Complex. So easy! Up 59th to Bell Road, left on Bell down to 83rd (In and Out Burger is your landmark), and left again puts you at Stadium Drive and the Peoria Sports Complex, home of the San Diego Padres and the Mariners, in 10-15... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Danielle A, Manager at Thunderbird Executive Inn & Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Thunderbird Executive Inn for your recent stay. We are happy to hear that our location worked out great for you, and that you enjoyed our friendly staff and the fellow baseball fans that were also staying with us. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future! More 

Camrose, Canada
Level Contributor
57 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

From the moment we checked in the hotel was at our service. It is also a Business University with huge beautiful grounds all around. The snacks offered were very abundant. They have a Snack Room upstairs where there are snacks 24/7. They also had a light continental breakfast there too. In the lobby was fresh fruit, water and more snacks... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Danielle A, Manager at Thunderbird Executive Inn & Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Thunderbird Executive Inn for your recent stay. We appreciate your kind words regarding our friendly staff and clean rooms. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future! More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

36 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (18)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (5)
Viewed
Business center/function rooms (1)
Viewed
Room/suite (7)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
View from room (2)
Viewed
Other (1)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (18)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (8)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Business center/function rooms (5)
Viewed
Room/suite (1)
Viewed
Other (2)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Glendale
9.4 mi away
Comfort Suites Univ. of Phoenix Stadium Area
8.1 mi away
Hampton Inn & Suites Phoenix Glendale - Westgate
2.8 mi away
SpringHill Suites Phoenix Glendale/Peoria
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
7.3 mi away
Staybridge Suites Phoenix/Glendale
7.3 mi away
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Phoenix-Glendale
1.0 mi away
Quality Inn & Suites at Talavi
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Price Your Stay