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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 #3 of 14 hotels in Glendale
Shawnee, Kansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great accommodations”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013 via mobile

We didn't really know what to expect when we found and booked this place online. What a fantastic stay! The rooms are clean and well appointed. The staff is friendly and helpful. There is a breakfast/lounge are with free snacks and beverages all day long. For the price you can't beat this hotel!

Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Patti D, General Manager at Thunderbird Executive Inn & Conference Center, responded to this review, January 11, 2013
Thank you for your wonderful comments on our hotel and staff. Providing a clean and comfortable guestroom along with the amenities that make you feel at home is always a top priority. Making your stay enjoyable and memorable is what motivates our staff to go above and beyond for each and every guest! We look forward to seeing you again in the near future.
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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
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

I was assigned to stay here for a weekend training and I was very pleasantly surprised. the rooms were clean, the staff was BEYOND nice and accommodating and the Thunderbird Pub close by helped save on cab fare. If ever in the neighborhood again, I would stay here in a heartbeat. Our ride to the airport was running late so a member of the staff offered to take us himself! If you get a chance, don't miss the Thunderbird cookie! It's the best cookie I have ever had. :)

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Patti D, General Manager at Thunderbird Executive Inn & Conference Center, responded to this review, November 14, 2012
We are happy you had the opportunity to try out our location in Glendale, AZ and that you had such a positive experience. We take great pride in knowing our guests leave with such a memorable experience (including enjoying the Thunderbird cookie)! We look forward to your next return visit. Come see us again soon!
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Solon, Ohio
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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Nice clean room and friendly helpful staff. On the campus of Thunderbird School of Global Management - the top ranked international MBA/MIM school in the U.S. Short walk to the T-Bird pub and a nice place to have a relaxing walk around the campus. They have a number of conference rooms for their executive educational training near the rooms. Hidden gem and a nice alternative to the chain hotels but with all the amenities and service.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Patti D, General Manager at Thunderbird Executive Inn & Conference Center, responded to this review, November 5, 2012
We strive to exceed our guest expectations by providing the right room, the right technology and the right service to make every stay relaxing, invigorating, stimulating and filled with positive interactions. This is also true for our conference center and educational training. We're glad you enjoyed your time at the Thunderbird Executive Inn. Thank you for your compliments, we look forward to seeing you again in the future!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

My Husband and I stayed here to attend the Monday Night Football game at the Univeristy of Phoenix Stadium. First of all the staff was extremely friendly and welcoming upon check in. The room was way more than I expected! It was spacious, clean, and modern. The room had a great mini fridge and a safe. Closet was very roomy. The shower was amazing!!! Enough to fit 4 people in!! Very clean!!! The fact that they have a breakfast room/lounge with 24 hour access is a bonus!!! Free snacks and drinks all day and all night!!!! How can you beat that?! The grounds are beautiful. Very quiet and peaceful atmosphere The location is great, close to freeway and just a short drive to downtown Phoenix. Short drive to the stadium as well!!! I just can't say enough good things about this place. This place really is a hidden gem. I will stay here every time I come out for the games!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Patti D, General Manager at Thunderbird Executive Inn & Conference Center, responded to this review, November 5, 2012
Thank you for your wonderful compliments on our location, staff, and overall hotel. Our team takes pride in providing exceptional service to all of our guests, and comments like yours makes it all worthwhile! We're thankful you found our hidden gem in Glendale, AZ and look forward to your many return visits!
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15 hotel reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Really enjoyed my one week stay here. The staff are really very pleasant, they actually go out of their way to please! The 24 hr snack bar can only be described as excellent! Lovely pictures of the history of Thunderbird Campus all around, and great amenities in the rooms. Swimming pool is close by. Good business centre.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Danielle A, Sales Manager at Thunderbird Executive Inn & Conference Center, responded to this review, October 3, 2012
Thank you for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed your time with us. We pride ourselves in giving great value for the price and providing superior customer service. We hope to have you stay with us the next time you are in the area. Thank you again!
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Auburn, California
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22 hotel reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

You can't beat the price of this refurbished dorm building. (You would never know it had been a dorm room). It is very quiet except for the fire alarm that went off at 3am due to heavy rains that night. I was surprised by the especially warm staff and great 24/7 snack/drink area upstairs. Free bottled drinks all day long, can't beat that! Tip: If you want to use the salt water pool, it is doesn't open until 8am (I enjoy my early am swims).

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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36 hotel reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

The hotel is located on the campus of Thunderbird and is an excellent value. Rooms are good sized with nice bathroom. Bed was very comfortable. Despite being on a university campus (it's grad school only), it's very quiet. There's an open lounge on the second floor with free snacks, juice, etc and also pool table. There's a good size pool and access to excercise facilities a short walk away. For jogging it's a near a major park that cuts through much of Glendale. There's a very nice pub on campus that has good food and excellent range of international beers. The campus is built on a former air force base that was converted into a grad school, some of the remnants of the base are still visible officer barracks, hangar, and control tower (where the pub is located)

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GlendaleInn, Manager at Thunderbird Executive Inn & Conference Center, responded to this review, August 20, 2012
Thank you, we really appreciate the time you took to post such nice comments about our property. We strive to make each guest experience a truly pleasant one. We hope you visit us each and every time you come to the Glendale area.
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Also Known As:
Thunderbird Executive Inn And Conference Center
Thunderbird Executive Hotel Glendale
Address: 15249 North 59th Avenue, Glendale, AZ
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Location: United States > Arizona > Central Arizona > Glendale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Glendale
#1 Business Hotel in Glendale
#4 Family Hotel in Glendale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Thunderbird Executive Inn & Conference Center 2.5*
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; 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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