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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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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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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...

Reviewed 15 November 2016

This was a surprise in that it is actually on the ASU campus. The room was very large and well appointed. It was very quiet and comfortable. The surrounding campus is well maintained. I would definitely stay here again!

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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 at the Thunderbird Executive Inn. We take pride in providing a clean and comfortable room with the amenities that make you feel at home. We're pleased to hear that we took care of your needs and look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

Osoyoos, Canada
Reviewed 14 November 2016

The grounds are like a park, on a university campus setting - it's so great to have a walk around the safe area in a beautiful park-like setting right out your door! The staff are so friendly and helpful! Our room was very clean and comfy. Bedding was beautiful - white down comforter with matching shams - like a high...

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

Thank you for choosing to stay at the Thunderbird Executive Inn! Our location on the campus of the Thunderbird School of Global Management is a beautiful setting, just as you describe. The grounds are well-maintained with walking paths throughout the campus. The hotel is situated on the north part of campus and offers many amenities to make you feel at...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • 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: €85 - €200 (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
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#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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