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Minneapolis
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Tucked back and off the street on campus, the Thunderbird Executive Inn & Conference Center is relaxing and comforting. We spent 3 nights before and after our flight to Hawaii and it was just the place to be. The snacks are available 24/7 which suited us with our late night schedules. Staff was professional, room was spacious. We will be...

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Danielle A, Manager at Thunderbird Executive Inn & Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us at Thunderbird Executive Inn and Conference Center. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our relaxing comforting environment, and the variety of snacks and beverages offered! We look forward to welcoming you back to Thunderbird, the next time you are in AZ.

Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

The place was very clean and staff helpful. Room was updated and had all the normal amenities. Snack bar was awesome. Has chips, bars, teas, coffee, cup of noodle, and a few other things. Several cold drinks too. And it's all free. Location is close driving distance to many restaurants and malls. No walking distance to almost anything though. It's...

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Danielle A, Manager at Thunderbird Executive Inn & Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us at Thunderbird Executive Inn and Conference Center. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our clean guest rooms and friendly staff! We look forward to welcoming you back to Thunderbird, the next time you are in AZ.

Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 4 January 2017

I called this motel after I read the great reviews. I told the night clerk that I was 30 miles away. He told me he had vacancies and I should come on over. 40 minutes later I arrived and tried to check in. I was told no, because the internet wasn't working. I told the clerk I was tired and...

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Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

The bed was a little firm for me, but it's so nice to have a fridge In the room that's not loaded with high-priced snack traps! Instead, snacks and beverages (nonalcoholic) are free in a lounge area upstairs from the main lobby!

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Danielle A, Manager at Thunderbird Executive Inn & Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us at Thunderbird Executive Inn and Conference Center. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back to Thunderbird, the next time you are in AZ.

Arlington, Texas
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

This place has so much history from originally being a WWII military base to the Global Management School that it is now. I found this place on booking.com. I was looking for a reasonably priced room for one night during the Christmas Holiday time. I got much more than I anticipated for 78$. The room had a comfortable king bed...

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Danielle A, Manager at Thunderbird Executive Inn & Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us at the Thunderbird Executive Inn and Conference Center during the holidays. We are happy to hear that your stay was great, and that you enjoyed all the amenities that we offer. We look forward to welcoming you back to Thunderbird, the next time you are in AZ.

Show Low, Arizona
Reviewed 30 December 2016

We had a wonderful stay at this hotel over the holidays. We booked through hotwire and were surprised when we showed up to be charged $5 a night for parking (holidays and weekends are free parking). However, the free snack pantry that was open 24 hours a day more than made up for it in value. They were stocked with...

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

Thank you for your comments and for staying with us at the Thunderbird Executive Inn. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your guestroom and the pantry area with complimentary snacks. All of our hotel rooms are equipped with either one king / queen bed, or two queen beds. Our rooms with two queen beds, do have a large walk-in closet...

Colorado Springs
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Do yourself a favor and search the internet before booking to understand the history of the property and it's role in WWII. Wish I had! It has absolutely nothing to do with my review but a lot of history here. Okay, on to the review. First thought is like many others - what the heck? Staying on campus at a...

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

Thank you for your comments on your recent stay, as well as your suggestions for improvement, we value all of your feedback! As you mentioned, the history of the campus, dates back to WWII, when it was a fighter pilot training base. Photographs of the campus over the years, can be seen throughout the hotel and campus. The original air...

Palm Springs
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

I believe that this is the first negative review I have ever posted, but I was extremely disappointed with our stay. I had stayed here previously and while it was nothing fancy, it was clean & adequate for the price & star rating. This time was different & I will never stay here again. First of all, there are not...

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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 for your December stay. I reviewed your comments and I'm sorry to hear about the issues you encountered during your stay. The AC turn dial allows for a 4 degree difference in temperature cooler or warmer than the set point, and although it sounds like the facilities/security team was able to remotely...

Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 3 December 2016

I have lived within 5 miles of this hotel for the past 25 years, and I did not know it was here. It is tucked inside the campus of the Thunderbird International School of Management. I was so excited to have found it when I was planning a surprise party for my mom's 80th birthday. With one phone call, I...

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

Wow! Thank you for choosing the Thunderbird Executive Inn to host your mom's 80th birthday! We're thrilled that our knowledgeable staff took care of all of your needs, covering everything from the hotel guestrooms, to the dining space rental with full catering and Pub. Taking care of our guests and attendees to create a memorable experience is always our top...

Reviewed 28 November 2016

My room was spacious, clean and had all the amenities I needed. The staff were friendly and helpful. I enjoyed my stay. This was my second stay, and I would stay here again when I am in the area. The grounds were well kept and I enjoyed the on site cafeteria and pub during my stay.

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

We appreciate hearing about our guests' stay. Thank you for taking the time to share your overall positive experience. The Thunderbird campus offers several dining options outside of our complimentary pantry area. We're glad to hear you had time to visit the café and Thunderbird Pub during your visit. Please come back and see us again, and say hello at...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
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 

Additional Information about Thunderbird Executive Inn & Conference Center

Address: 15249 North 59th Avenue, 1 Global Place, Glendale, AZ 85306
Region: United States > Arizona > Central Arizona > Glendale
Price Range: $120 - $169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Thunderbird Executive Inn & Conference Center 2.5*
Number of rooms: 134
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Also Known As:
Thunderbird Executive Hotel Glendale
Thunderbird Executive Inn And Conference Center
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Glendale
#4 Romantic Hotel in Glendale
#4 Family Hotel in Glendale
#6 Business Hotel in Glendale
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