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Thunderbird Executive Inn & Conference Center

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   15249 North 59th Avenue, Glendale, AZ
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Ranked #4 of 15 Hotels in Glendale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • 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
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Kansas City
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars NEW

Okay, fellow tripadvisorans, I will admit to you in the narrative of this review that I have rated this hotel higher than I normally would, and I did so for a reason--this hotel is pretty darn cool. I have a fondness for this place that transcends a few fairly (for me) significant negatives. As always with my reviews, if you... More 

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YUMA
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27 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Open to public for weekends, otherwise dorm type accommodations for adults. Well kept, great staff, but old and out of the way. Pool unheated and no hot tub, so a no go for our February visit. Good price though, nearly half of other Glendale options.

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Michigan City, Indiana
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a fabulous place, although not very close to downtown. The rooms are spacious and clean. The bed was very comfortable. The walk-in shower is large and showed no signs of mold or aging (as occurs in many hotels). There is a lap pool onsite and a separate room with free internet (the connection in the room is a... More 

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Chappell, Nebraska
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84 reviews 84 reviews
21 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Thunderbird Executive Inn and Conference Center is situated on the campus of an International Business and Trade School. There are lots of amenities and extras; the rooms are nice and the value is very good.

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

Thank you for recently staying with us at the Thunderbird Executive Inn and Conference Center. We value each guest, as we know that you have a choice when deciding where to stay while here in Glendale on business or pleasure. We're glad that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back to Thunderbird, the next time... More 

Bothell, Washington
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73 reviews 73 reviews
40 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In looking at reviews from others, it seems there are different room option. This review is for a room in the 300 building opposite the main building. The room is small with very little room once the queen size bed and other furniture is there. The bathroom area is a decent size, but the shower stall (no tub) is small.... More 

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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. At Thunderbird we do take great pride in providing options for our guests that allow for a choice whether to utilize the water conservation card and have only the dirty towels replaced. It sounds like in your case that the housekeeping staff replaced your towels... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To call this an Executive Inn is absolutely misleading. It is more like a college dorm and at best it is a motel with a centralized activity center. Although the place is clean and painted the property is very dated. Parking was unavailable near our room and we had to park in an overflow area and walk back to our... More 

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

Thank you for staying at the Thunderbird Executive Inn on your recent visit. I'm sorry to hear about your experience with our hotel. We strive to accommodate all of our guests and their needs, and I was disappointed to hear that we did not meet your expectations. We take great pride in providing exceptional service as well as a clean... More 

Rowlett, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife & i stayed here in December. Don't waste your time, there are much better places to stay than this all over the Phoenix area. The pics are deceiving. Its very poorly lit up at night. The lobby area sits in the middle of this "campus"...the signage to find lobby is as poor as the lighting. This sits right... More 

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

Thank you for the comments on your recent stay. We're sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectations. We strive to accommodate all of our guests with a comfortable room, the right technology and all the amenities to make your stay enjoyable. We understand that we did not do that in your case, but please be assured that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a hidden secret!! Wonderful room, love the lounge area. So convenient, could walk around the grounds at night with the best security!! Clean, friendly!! We couldn't believe how perfect our stay was. We will be back!!! Happy! Happy!!! Did not want to leave!!! Thank you!!!!

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

Thank you for your wonderful comments on our hotel, security and location. We're thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and had the time to enjoy the beautiful campus grounds. We look forward to your return visit. Thank you for being our guest! More 

Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I were traveling throughout Arizona for our 10th anniversary and stumbled upon this gem of a hotel. The room was beautiful, the staff was so sweet (especially Doña, who gave us a hug as we left, telling us we had to come back because we were part of the Thunderbird family now), and the breakfast and snacks... More 

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

Thank you for choosing the Thunderbird Executive Inn on your Arizona road trip, and while traveling through Glendale, AZ. We're thrilled that you enjoyed your stay. Our staff is a differentiating point for us, and Dona is one of those team members that shines. I have shared your comments with Dona and the rest of the team and I know... More 

Levittown, Pennsylvania
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3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I stayed here when we rented a car and drove from Phoenix to Glendale to the Grand Canyon and Sedona, Scottsdale and all over really. The room was beautiful, clean, like an apt. We luckily stayed here twice! There is a bar on "campus" since this is a business college, where we were able to relax and... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel and comment on your stay from last year! We're excited to hear that we created a memory for you and your boyfriend with our hotel and definitely with the coffee. We would love to share some of that coffee with you again, and look forward to welcoming you back very... More 

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Additional Information about Thunderbird Executive Inn & Conference Center

Address: 15249 North 59th Avenue, Glendale, AZ
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Location: United States > Arizona > Central Arizona > Glendale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Thunderbird Executive Inn & Conference Center 2.5*
Number of rooms: 134
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Also Known As:
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Thunderbird Executive Inn And Conference Center
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Glendale
#2 Family Hotel in Glendale
#5 Business Hotel in Glendale
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