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Thunderbird Executive Inn & Conference Center
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

Stayed here for two nights in August - got a great deal on line. Staff was extremely friendly and helpful, ample snacks, water and coffee/juices available. We were told that breakfast is not included but there was an eating area - good quality juices, snacks, quick soups. All good quality stuff and was continually stocked. Cereals and snacks also available for breakfast. Nice quite location even though it is on a school campus - nice grounds with pool. will definately stay here again if i travel out there.
Rooms were well appointed, clean, well equipped

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled on business
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Patti D, General Manager at Thunderbird Executive Inn & Conference Center, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2013

We enjoy receiving customer feedback and appreciate the time you took to share your experience while visiting the Thunderbird Executive Inn. Our location, on the campus of the Thunderbird School of Global Management, offers a resort-like experience with a quiet atmosphere, ample amenities, and spacious guest rooms. Providing a memorable service experience is our top priority and we're thrilled you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to your next visit when traveling to Glendale again in the future!

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Reviewed August 11, 2013

Perhaps you, too, have elderly relatives living in the West Valley and need a place to stay while you're checking in on them? This is a basic, affordable, quiet and comfortable hotel and though I'm usually traveling by myself, I have always felt safe here. Even during the less busy times, there are people (hotel guests, employees) around but it's not a "party until dawn" sort of atmosphere. Often there are (adult) students around and a sense that something interesting is going on here. The front desk staff couldn't be nicer and have been very helpful and kind to me and to my friends and family. They are the best.

Tips: Yes, they have computers and a printer you can use and they are right next to the snack and drink bar. They now have fresh small containers of juice along with the power drinks and so forth and I appreciate that they always have good tea and some fruit here and at the front desk. Ask how to access the wifi. Sometimes reception is better in the central lounge/snack bar area. Do check out the campus pub as they have good burgers (even veggie burgers) and a nice selection of beer. Lingering later in your room in the morning might mean that your room is made up later in the afternoon. You'll also miss the best time of the day here, as morning is a great time to walk over into the campus.

And yes, they still have free copies of the New York Times, Arizona Republic and other papers available every single day.

Stayed: June 2013, traveled solo
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Patti D, General Manager at Thunderbird Executive Inn & Conference Center, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2013

Your opinion matters to us, and we are thrilled that you see the Thunderbird Executive Inn as a "lifesaver". We pride ourselves in providing the right atmosphere, both quiet and clean, while delivering best in class customer service, so that you can have a place to relax while visiting your family in town! Thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent stay. We look forward to the next visit in the near future.

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Reviewed July 30, 2013

Nice, clean place to stay. Staff is very friendly and helpful. The only problem is there are no microwaves in the rooms so you have to walk to the main building to use one. They have snack items avail all day if needed.

Room Tip: I did not use the fitness center. Rooms with an outside entry have a higher noise volume from the singing and buzzing bugs outside.
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled on business
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Patti D, General Manager at Thunderbird Executive Inn & Conference Center, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2013

Thank you for choosing the Thunderbird Executive Inn for your recent visit to Glendale, AZ. Providing our guests with the right amenities to make your stay both enjoyable and comfortable is always our top priority and goal. Thank you for your suggestion on adding microwaves to the guest rooms, as we look to renovate and improve our facilities, we will definitely keep this in mind. In addition, we're glad that you found our staff to be friendly and helpful. We take pride in our hotel and the services we provide and your comments make it all worthwhile. We look forward to seeing you again in the future!

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Reviewed July 14, 2013

thought the value was great, the room was very spacious and comfortable, the staff were very friendly and helpful. the landscape was well kept. plenty of meeting room and classroom, also had great location for afterhours activities.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled on business
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Patti D, General Manager at Thunderbird Executive Inn & Conference Center, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay and for your compliments on our great hotel location, spacious and clean guestrooms, friendly staff and well kept grounds. Our goal is to provide all of our guests with a comfortable room, productive meeting environment and a personalized experience that meets your specific needs. Whether you are visiting the Thunderbird Executive Inn on business or pleasure, our hotel is equipped to make each visit an enjoyable experience. We take pride in creating loyal guests that return again and again and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Reviewed June 30, 2013

This is undoubtly the best kept secret in Glendale, Az. While located on a college campus that was formerly a WW2 training airfield it is very peaceful and beatufully landscaped. The staff was extremely polite and pleasant to talk to. The rooms were spacious and very clean. There is a lounge with complimentery drinks and snacks. The days that I was visiting it was 118 degrees and the front desk always had ice cold bottled water waiting for you when you when you came in. Dona made my check in and check out painless. I will be back.

Room Tip: Rooms in the west side of the main building have been recently renovated.
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled on business
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Patti D, General Manager at Thunderbird Executive Inn & Conference Center, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2013

Thank you for choosing to stay at the Thunderbird Executive Inn on your recent visit to Glendale. We're pleased you found our hotel to be quiet, relaxing and beautful and experienced first hand the customer service standards we strive for everyday. We're proud to hear that you believe we are "the best kept secret in Glendale" and we look forward to your return so that we can welcome you back the Thunderbird way!

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