Best Western Plus Hotel Scottsdale Thunderbird Suites,  Scottsdale

4.0/5  - based on 397 guest reviews.
7515 E Butherus Drive, 85260-2416, Scottsdale, United States - See map
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***Perfect location for your shopping getaway!*** In the heart of North Scottsdale, two blocks from Kierland Commons, the Best Western Plus Scottsdale Thunderbird Suites is a newly renovated all suites hotel. A warm and friendly atmosphere and a smiling face from our guest services staff are just the first hints of what is in store for you during your stay with us at the Best Western Plus Scottsdale Thunderbird Suites. For business or leisure, our hotel offers the services and features to help you make the most of your stay. We are pet friendly! Our resort hotel and Silver Wings Restaurant and Lounge, located in the center of north Scottsdale and two blocks from upscale 'main street' Kierland Commons shopping and dining, offers many of the services and amenities that are found at larger Scottsdale resort hotels at a fraction of the cost, yet with an improved service only a smaller hotel can offer. Plus, our hotel is literally only steps next to the new Scottsdale Quarter shopping, dining, and offices. Should nostalgia strike you, our hotel is only minutes from Old Town Scottsdale with its myriad of boutique shops and galleries. At the Best Western Plus Scottsdale Thunderbird Suites you are "close to home". We treat you to our own special brand of hometown hospitality. Our location is a perfect setting for your leisure travel in the Valley of the Sun or those ever important business meetings and seminars. No matter what your purpose for coming to Scottsdale, Phoenix or other points in the Valley, our resort hotel makes it happen for you. Enjoy your stay.

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  • 5
    « Highly recommend »

    Great Hotel great location full service. Restaurant bar shuttle service I used them all and they were all great! Great staff to everybody I encountered was very nice and professional. The pool and hot tub are a very nice feature

    4
    « Great value, good breakfast »

    Reasonably priced for the area, nice and comfortable, good breakfast buffet included with hotel. Newer and clean! LOVE the suite! Pool was a bit cold, and could use the pool heater to be turned on for a bit!!!

    5
    « Great Get-a-Way »

    Hotel has most amenities. Best of all, a great breakfast. Hot foods, fruits, and pastries. Pool and spa terrific also. No DVD players in room. Staff very friendly. Very close to Scottsdale airport (walking distance).

    5
    « FANTASTIC!! GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE!!! »

    This is a fantastic Best Western! The rooms are spotless and the beds are really comfortable. The breakfast staff is the best we have seen on all our travels!! Ren, Steve, and Jackie could and should write a book on customer service!!!!!!

    4
    « Nice and Quiet airport Hotel »

    This is a very nice Best Western, not the typical motel style. It is close to the Scottsdale airport. A GPS is required to find it. Good parking, quiet at night, quiet AC, Nice staff, good service. The room was spacy, but the furniture and carpeting were worn. Otherwise clean. For people used to having a good breakfast this breakfast was sub-standard. Excellent wifi.

    3
    « Comfortable but dated »

    This hotel needs to be updated and we were also not informed that it is directly next to a small airport (jets) and an industrial area! Unfortunately our room backed on to a noisy restaurant or bar and there was loud music until about midnight.The rooms were clean and the bed comfortable but from the decoration and furnishings it appeared to be run down and in need of a total makeover. The best part was the breakfast, which was excellent. I am glad that we only stayed for one night here. I have a problem with Best Western calling some of their hotels "Plus". I have only stayed at one of these "Plus" hotels that genuinely deserved this label and that was in Oregon.

    5
    « Great Value in Northern Scottsdale »

    Nice location, close to major highways & roads. The Breakfast was always amazing and well done. The breakfast staff was even better. Very Helpful! Best value in Scottsdale in my opinion, in a super safe location.

    3
    « Clean rooms, but next to noisy construction site »

    I had a room here for three nights, Tuesday-Friday. The room was very clean. Had a king-size bed and separate "living room" area, Room 401. Although I had requested a quiet room, this was both near the elevator (not in itself noisy, but other guests who got out of it were noisy) and near the rooftop air ducts/heating-cooling system. But the worst noise is the large construction site right across the way-- trucks start arriving around 3:30am, complete with loud back-up beeps and idling engines. Sadly, the noise is loud enough to wake me up despite using earplugs. I know this isn't the hotel's fault, but it is still a factor for people who need a full night's sleep before work. Breakfast was decent, the women working in the breakfast area were very nice. Parking is adequate and there's a large mall nearby for restuarants. Good, safe location. Sadly, will not stay there again until the construction is complete.

    3
    « Comfortable but Dated »

    This hotel was not what we expected based on the online promotions which oversold it. It is very dated and the location is directly bordering on a large private airport. The staff was excellent. The included breakfasts were palatable. The room was very dark and the balcony was too small to be of much use.

    4
    « Good value and great staff »

    Rooms were clean and lobby was very inviting. Breakfast was great and staff was extremely pleasant. Steve at breakfast and Lori the bartender in the lounge were obviously happy to be at their jobs and went out if their way to be sure we had a pleasant experience while at the hotel.

  • 3
    « Good value, great location »

    What made this hotel good for us was the location and flexibility of the room layout. Our room had two rooms - one that had two double beds and bathroom and one room had a pull out sleeper sofa, desk and kitchenette. There were 5 of us so the lay out was good. This is a basic hotel, but it suited our needs. It was quite, which is always important. The bathroom amenities were ok - the soaps were fine but the shampoo/conditioner were junk, and very skimpy in supply. The breakfast was generous and varied each day. They had a hot buffet with the usual oatmeal, sausage, bacon, some type of egg and some type of waffle/pancake. Yogurt, fruits, cereals, muffins, toast, bagels were all available as well. The eating area was clean and spacious. The pool was nice, mostly in the sun and clean. The hot tub, on the other hand, had a strong yellow hue to it and did not look clean or inviting. The location is great. We could walk to The Quarter and Kierland Commons and all of the shops and restaurants. We spent little time in the room and most of our time out and about, so it was just what we needed. The hotel is a good value and good basic format.

    1
    « Motel »

    I wanted to give this hotel a better review but by the time we left I was just so over this place. We traveled to Scottsdale for spring training. From the moment we checked in until we left it was constant disappointment. 1st of all -Terrible location. Sits almost right on top of the airport and not close to parks. Many closer hotels to each ball park, with better pricing. The room was out dated and very basic. At check in the gentleman was very short with me and said he would take care of my charges for the room in an hour or so and just gave me the keys. I should have known I would be charged incorrectly. The bathrooms were newer but very small. We found silverfish bugs two different days in our room. The breakfast was good and the staff in the breakfast lounge were very pleasant. We had the do not disturb on the doo and it was taken off and housekeeping entering while we were not in the room. We had all new towels. The second day we had requested someone-a manager- call us about behind OVERCHARGED by $200 and were assured they would. This was NOT a pending charge or the deposit for the room. No one ever called. Upon check out the lady at the front desk was very rude, and unapologetic. Again assuring someone would call us. When we explained we found bugs in the room plus we were supposed to be contacted about the overcharge she asked us to ? loose the edge and stop being snotty? I'm sure she would had an attitude if someone took $200 from her and never said sorry. The overall look of the hotel was more of a motel I have had very bad experiences with best westerns lately and do not plan to stay again.

    5
    « Clean, Friendly, & Accommodating! »

    We stayed here for Spring Training and the suites were perfect for our family of 5. The rooms were so clean and the beds very comfortable. The hotel is set up nicely, with private balconies and a lovely pool & hot tub set in the middle of a very well maintained garden/lawn area. The hot breakfast buffet was delicious and the hotel bar was a very nice amenity...allowing you to enjoy your happy hour pool-side. The location was so convenient, with plenty of shopping and restaurant options right there. We will definitely stay here again!

    5
    « Great place to stay »

    The staff were again very helpful and friendly. Close to the places we needed go and the fact they take you in their van within 5 miles is wonderful so we Uber from airport and back. Breakfast is very filling and tasty. We will return again

    5
    « Loved our Stay »

    Can't say enough good things about the Best Western Plus Scottsdale. Checking in was a breeze. Our room was big and spacious. Not easy finding accommodations for three adults but we had two queens and a pull-out coach in a separate room. Worked out perfectly. Breakfast was great. It's free and lots of choices, both hot and cold. Steve is the best! I was not sure about the location when booking, but loved it when we got there. Perfect location for us. Some people may not like being near a small airport but I loved watching the private planes and helicopters taking off in the morning. Never heard them at night. I also left a bag behind by mistake, called the hotel a couple hours later when we realized it, and it had been turned in by someone on staff. Very honest people. Would definitely recommend this hotel to others and I would certainly stay there again.

    1
    « Bring Earplugs and bolt your door!!! »

    My husband and I went to Scottsdale for a quick trip out of town. He picked the Hotel and I met him there. Parking was easy! Location was great! Room was huge and clean. Yet from the moment I got into the room I knew the stay would be a nightmare! There is night club about a block away with an outdoor music venue. They were playing music till all hours of the night on Friday and Saturday. When the band wasn't playing they played 80's Hair rock through the loud speakers. Our room windows were closed and it sounded as if the music was right outside our window. At 8:15am on Saturday morning the housekeepers knocked once on our door then barged into the room before we even had a chance to realize what was going on. My husband complained to the front desk staff that morning. In the evening after we returned to the hotel he asked the staff member at the front desk to leave a note to housekeeping to not clean our room so early. We wanted to enjoy the hot tub that evening, but there were two kids playing in it unattended. So we figured we would just relax in the room, which was very difficult due to the night club noise! After having a difficult time falling asleep due to the music from the club down the street, housekeeping waited until 9am on Sunday morning to knock on our door to clean the room. Again we complained. On Monday morning they barged in again at 8:15am. My husband complained to the front desk staff AGAIN!! The Sales Manager was at the desk and refunded us one night stay. For going on a weekend trip, we got very little sleep and relaxation. It was a huge disappointment and I expect more from a Best Western in a posh neighborhood like Scottsdale.

    5
    « Terrific Hotel - Great Location - Incredible Staff! »

    My friends and I stayed here while visiting Scottsdale for the Arabian Horse Show. We weren't expecting much - just a place to sleep and shower. I cannot tell you how pleasantly surprised we were during our stay! The room itself is a bit dated and could use a few more outlets, but that was more than made up for by the incredible staff. Each and every person that we encountered was friendly and helpful and seemed genuinely interested in making our stay the best it could be. Two of us were early risers, so we would tiptoe down to the lobby to avoid waking our sleeping friend. We found the lobby's communal table (with ample outlets and lighting) to be perfect for us. The front desk and breakfast room staff always checked to see if we needed anything - our new best friend Steve would let us know when he had fresh coffee and water. And speaking of breakfast room - wow! It is seriously one of the best breakfast buffets I have every enjoyed anywhere - and this was complimentary! Everyone who makes it possible should be commended - and their pride and care in making it a great experience for the guests absolutely shines through. And we cannot forgot about Lori in the bar - we very much enjoyed spending some time with her in the evenings. We also made use of the great complimentary shuttle service to take us to the show in the mornings - what a fabulous perk. The room was also very quiet, given the proximity to the Scottsdale airport.

    2
    « Outdated Hotel »

    This does not feel like a BW Plus. The rooms are very dated and the beds are of poor quality. They advertise a full fitness facility, but it has outdated machines and no free weights. There is no glasses, just plastic cups. For what they charge at this location, it is a complete bust.

    4
    « Great breakfast »

    Nice clean rooms. Save your appetite for the breakfast buffet, You will want to pig out big time. From oatmeal, cereal, pastries, French toast, eggs, fruit, yogurt. It's a hotel. The rooms are clean and comfortable. There is a new night club down the street and if you have a room on the far side, you can hear the bump, bump, bump bass sounds....until you turn your AC on. Oh, and pool is nice too.

    5
    « Excellent customer service »

    The staff was very friendly and helpful. The breakfast staff went out of their way to make sure you had what u needed. The free shuttle in the area was well worth the stay. Everyone was friendly and helpful.

  • 5
    « Wonderful staff!! »

    We spent 11 nights here to celebrate our 50th anniversary. We were welcomed by John who gave us a room on the fourth floor with a great view of the mountains. Very clean spacious rooms. We enjoyed the daily breakfast, staff efficient and very friendly especially Steve who went above and beyond to make everyone happy. Had several meals in Silverwings Lounge and enjoyed Lori's company. Impossible to mention all staff by name but have never encountered a more hardworking staff in a hotel. Everyone seemed happy to be at work. Great location, shuttle convenient when we didn't want to drive. Lovely pool area. Highly recommend.

    3
    « Recently remodeled »

    Room was very nice, looks like it is was recently remodeled. Electrical outlet availability was a problem in the room we had (315). The nightstand had a lamp which had two outlets, one of them being used by the clock radio. The desk had no outlets available to plug in my lap top, my husband wanted to use his as well. I would have had to unplug the floor lamp or TV in order to have an outlet. There was an outlet in the bathroom. Was a little bit of a problem with both of us wanted to charge our phones. The bed was very comfortable. I travel with my own pillow, so cannot comment on the pillows. There was no information book in the room telling what the TV channels were, where things are located, etc. The bathroom is very small, again I think this was this room, may not be with the others, the toilet paper roll made a nice armrest while using the john. There was a small space with a microwave, small fridge and coffee maker just outside the bathroom, maybe this is why the bathroom was so cramped. I used reward points for this stay, maybe that is why it was a little substandard. Other hotel reward programs that I use usually give me an upgrade at check-in when I cash in points making me feel like I am a valuable customer. When we were leaving, another customer had their door open and the room looked more spacious, the microwave etc were in a sitting area and it looked like the bedroom area was a separate area in the back. The grounds were very nice, has a beautiful outdoor pool area with tables and chairs, large palm trees. Breakfast was excellent, a good variety of foods and friendly hostess.

    4
    « 1 night stay to see family »

    Easy to access from the interstate. Check in was quick and easy. The room size was nice with a door that separates the sleep area from the suite area. Coffee maker, fridge and microwave were handy. It was too cold to use the pool but it was in the center of the court yard and looked nice. Free breakfast was great and the staff was friendly. Only down side for me was the sleeping, mattress was too hard for me and I could hear the person in the room next to me snoring.

    4
    « Close to everything! »

    This property is well maintained. We were surprised that they offered a shuttle within a 5 mile radius. This is perfect for those who are attending the Barrett Jackson Auto Auction. The king bed suite included two rooms. The front room included a small refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, TV and desk. The bedroom had a small balcony to see the nice view of the mountains and sun rising. There is an airport next to the hotel. We noticed that it was quiet after a certain hour and then the traffic started again about 6 am. The breakfast had a great selection of hot food items; omelets, scrambled eggs, sausage and potatoes. There are many cold options to choose from along with the fruit and pastries. Everything was clean and nicely organized. The staff was friendly.There is also a bar/lounge next to the restaurant called, Silver Wings. There is a pool and Jacuzzi available in the center court of the hotel. This location is close to everything. Abundant restaurants and shopping available. We would stay again.

    4
    « Nice hotel, friendly staff »

    Had a good stay at this BW. Staff very friendly, suites are large, bathroom small. We were mislead by the notation that there was a restaurant. It truly is just a bar with fast food items. Breakfast is the typical hotel breakfast room with hit and cold choices. It was a true plus to have free shuttle service to and from the Barrett Jackson auction sight.

    4
    « Great location and Breakfest »

    This was our first time at this great location Perfect for the value customer that wants to be close to the action in Scottsdale The pool is a nice size and if your a early riser the planes taking off will help to wake you early from the private airport almost beside the hotel

    4
    « What a bargain. »

    I would have said this was excellent, but the night clerk at check in just didn't seem to care about anything. And the housekeeping came by too early in the morning. Other than that, the staff was very friendly and helpful. And for the price, you get a really nice size suite and a yummy breakfast.

    5
    « Great Choice »

    A hidden secret of places to stay. Nice spacious rooms, great staff, nice pool and great breakfast staff with good food. The location was near many restaurants and shops. I will definitely stay there again when I visit Scottsdale again!

    4
    « Getaway from the Cold »

    For a nice place to take a break from the Canadian winter, this hotel is close to everything. It is comfortable and reasonably priced. Only downfall is that it is beside an airport. Some noise from the planes.

    5
    « Scottsdale stay »

    Our stay at this facility was a pleasure thanks to the staff and the amenities offered. The building was well kept and the grounds were beautiful. All staff we encountered, as well as housekeeping was extremely courteous and kind and we highly recommend this hotel to all that plan to travel in the area.

  • 2
    « Need improvement »

    The hotel staff was friendly but the room accommodations was below standards and need improvement. We had to change rooms because the door was broken and the lock would not work and the TV in the bedroom also did not work. They could not get it to work and they needed to relocate us to another room. The hotel room was below standard and need updating and was not as clean as it should have been. The toilet was stain had to clean it myself. The breakfast servers was great, but the breakfast needed to change it was the same items everyday with one change.

    5
    « Trip to the Fiesta Bowl »

    This hotel is outstanding for the price. Clean rooms, great pool, great location, great shopping within a mile, the staff is outstanding especially Steve in the breakfast area. Oh and free breakfast. The shuttle drivers are great and will drive you anywhere within a 5 mile radius. Would definitely recommend this hotel and stay here again.

    4
    « Nice place »

    This hotel is a nice place to stay. Good location, close to many things. The room was clean and ready on time for me to check in. The bathroom looked as thought it has recently been remodeled. Nice tile work.

    5
    « Wonderful staff, a home away from home »

    The staff is always friendly and provide excellent customer service. Due to my trip changing multiple time I had to cancel my reservation then showed up without a reservation. They immediately accommodated my stay. The breakfast is always hot and very good. The staff within the dining area are very pleasant and make sure that they always offer wonderful hospitality.

    4
    « great job »

    nice quiet hotel,very well groomed property,service staff is very good, Steve, the breakfast guy is super, have stayed here before,will certainly book again if business brings me to the area.very good restaurants within walking distance.

    4
    « Close to medical facility. »

    Our trip to the area was for medical treatment and all of the employees were very helpful and happy to help whenever we needed anything. We asked for no housekeeping service while we were there due to medical issues and not wanting to be disturbed, and they were quite happy to let me just ask for whatever we needed. We don't usually like to bother others unless necessary. Our room on the ground floor was very spacious and had extra space to move around in. The suite provided a door between rooms so my husband could take naps while I worked in the other room without disturbing him. There was a very nice work area for computer work right next to the mini-kitchen area. Although we were advised that the beds were new, they were extremely hard and not the usual pillow-top models that Best Western Plus usually has. They could have been softer for our taste. The carpeting was old and thread bare in some places and it was clear that it had not been replaces since this hotel became a Best Western 3 years ago. The room had a smell of old cigarette smoke, even though the entire hotel is advertised as a non-smoking property. I would venture to say that if the carpeting had been replaced, and the air system filters replaced, that smell would go away. Breakfast was surprisingly better than the usual hotel breakfast fare with a variety of options including fresh fruit. Even the eggs were tasty. There is a nice little bar and grill in the hotel that is open in the evenings. We did not check it out, though. There were too many other places with a larger variety of menu options very near the property, so we opted to go out whenever we could, or just go get carry out orders. We would definitely return to this hotel when back in the area. It is much better than some of the other choices nearby and for a better price. And, the option to use the courtesy shuttle makes this a far better choice.

    5
    « Tallest palm trees! »

    I believe the palms here are the tallest I've ever seen - nice clean hot tub & pool Best breakfast & best service ever! Good bar food & great bar keep. We really enjoyed our 3 nights here. From friendly check in to efficient check out it was great. Had room 305 king suite overlooking pool and it was very nice Will stay again

    5
    « A Hidden Gem »

    Just arrived home from a great stay at BW Thunderbird Suites. Although across from the Scottsdale airport, we could hardly tell it was that close. I am truly a fanatic when picking hotels, and this will now be our go to hotel when in the area. The cleanliness of this hotel is amazing, excellent support staff, great breakfast included, thank you Steve for your hard work and efforts in the morning! Bed was comfortable & space in rooms was good. IF I had to find one thing wrong, it would be, the bathroom is small. However, that does not take away all the great things this property has to offer.

    5
    « Thanksgiving »

    We stayed here to be close to our family. The room was a one room suite, it was close to park and walk to the room. Front room had couch, TV, business and kitchen area. Bedroom suite had king bed, flat screen, walk in closet. Bathroom was large with 2 separate sinks, large jacuzzi and the walk in shower We were close to pool, the grounds around the pool and hot tub were beautiful, peaceful to sit around. We will definitely stay again

    5
    « This not your 5 star hotel; It has a 5 star quality of service »

    This, not your 5-star hotel; It has a 5-star quality of service. When staying at any hotel you expect quality service. This is what you will get when you stay at the Best Western Plus, in Scottsdale, AZ. The service was there from the moment I checked in, to the moment I checked out. First and foremost, Steven. Keep in mind this hotel serves a complimentary breakfast. However, Steven provided service to each customer like we were paying him top dollar. A top quality restaurant could benefit if they captured Steven. Then there were Ethan and Lana. These are your premier desk clerks. I arrived early, very early. I was made to feel comfortable. In the evening there was Ethan. These desk clerks are on the top of their game. Not to forget, the maintenance man. As I was leaving he too asked how was my stay and he said have a safe trip home. I cannot leave out the Starlite Lounge. This is a place within the hotel that serves drinks and food. The food was wonderful and bartenders... outstanding. Wow, what a place. After my five days stay, as I was leaving the hotel, I became confused and sad. I was unsure if I was leaving a hotel or if I was leaving home. If ever I were to travel near or through Scottsdale, I will stop by to spend a night at home.

  • 5
    « Best Western at Scottsdale Airpark »

    We love love this property it is so convenient if you fly in or out of the air park. The hotel is in wonderful condition and has great rooms. Parking lot is clean and neat and well lit I feel very safe there when alone. You can walk to restaurants, Kierland Commons bars and shopping with in minutes.

    4
    « Great place to stay. »

    For events at West World or surrounding activities, it has great value. Staff is always very helpful and courteous. It's not a 5-Star resort, but perfect if you're looking for a place to "home base" for your busy daily activities, Thunderbird Suits definitely fills the bill. You start off with a great complimentary breakfast, served by a very attentive staff. (You didn't hear it from me, but ask the chef and he will make a special breakfast burrito for you).

    5
    « Hidden place yo stay in Scottsdale Arizona »

    Excellent place to stay in Scottsdale. Breakfast is also includedl and wifi. The rooms are clean and all the premises inside the hotel. The service in the bar is excellent and friendly bartenders. In the morning in the breakfast area, Steve takes care of you while you are having breakfast. He is checking on you for any need.

    4
    « not so great in scottsdale »

    This was a hotel that should have been great, but missed the mark on almost all categories. It was dirty, noisy and served mediocre food. Shuttle service was mediocre. Room service was poor even cigarette butts at the pool

    5
    « Safe and secure accommodations »

    I spent one night at the Best Western as a last minute booking. The entire experience was professional and pleasant. Room was very clean and had all the amenities I desired. At night I felt safe and secure in a very comfy bed. Shower was strong and warm. Breakfast was hot and plentiful. Nice presentation and good tasting. Not your usual "breakfast included". I'd definitely stay again.

    4
    « great location »

    pretty sunsets. enjoyed the suite with 2 tvs and kitchenette. overall very clean hotel and new. very friendly efficient staff. good breakfast. very convenient parking and near shopping areas.nice pool though small.

    4
    « Scottsdale Airport Best Western »

    Super convenient for guests doing business at the airport. Hangars right across the street. Nice,clean hotel with great staff and better than average free hot breakfast. I will be staying here anytime I have business at the Scottsdale airport which is about 4-5 times a year.

    5
    « GREAT STAFF makes all the difference! »

    Ben and Team are always great! Location is incredible and the price is right whats not to like!! And they shuttle you too say what?? Laurie in the Bar always has a smile on her face and makes a mean cocktail!! Enjoy it I always do!! Pound for pound best value in North Scottsdale.

    5
    « Walking distance to Kierland Commons, nice complementary breakfast »

    Nice to have a suite with a separate bedroom for a reasonable price. Enjoyed the complementary breakfast and Steve offers the best customer service around. We walked to Kirtland Commons and enjoyed shopping.

    5
    « Amazing stay, very friendly staff!! »

    Clean room, excellent and very helpful staff. Free breakfast that was awesome and Steve will go above and beyond to make sure you are satisfied! Steve is the best hotel worker I have ever met, he deserves a raise!!! Pool and Hot tub area clean at all times and very quite and peaceful. Don't have anything thing bad to say about this hotel, our stay was amazing.

  • 5
    « Social butterflies red hat group trip »

    Butterfly wonderland is well worth a visit! The hotel is located within driving distance of all Scottsdale has to offer. No problem with airport noise. Even the temporary road construction was not noticeable. Very good breakfast excellent staff

    4
    « Nice hotel in North Scottsdale »

    nice hotel and very reasonable price. Excellent staff and service. Great breakfasts and Steven provided excellent service. Lovely pool area and courtyard. close to all shopping and amenities in north Scottsdale. Would stay again.

    3
    « none »

    It was very hot in Arizona but the surrounding area is very nice. We did enjoy having a lounge/bar and the bartender was very entertaining. The crew at the breakfast room was terrific and the food was also good

    5
    « Staff define hospitality »

    I can't express enough how very welcoming and accommodating the staff are at this BW hotel. The front desk staff, van drivers, breakfast server, bar & grill server - all those I encountered treated me like a treasured guest in their home. The room was clean, big, and all I needed. Great value for the area.

    5
    « Family Stay »

    Nice hotel next to the Scottsdale Airport. Quiet, clean and tremendous customer service. Bathroom was a little small. Plenty of restaurants and shops within walking distance or a very short car ride. Definitely will use again.

    4
    « Nice Hotel »

    We were here for 5 days visiting family. This hotel is right across the street from Scottsdale Airport but only heard a few fights take off early am. Stayed in a king suite that was clean and spacious. Most of the rooms over look a beautiful pool/whirlpool surrounded by palm trees. I used the whirlpool often but the pool was too cold for me! They told me it was set at 85 degrees..no way (I know what 85 feels like) Breakfast was the *best* I have ever had at a hotel and Steve was so accommodating..seriously this guy deserves a big raise! Only complaint I have was the fan in bathroom is on the same switch as the light and it's very loud..ugh!

    5
    « Great location in Scottsdale,AZ »

    Thank you for a great rest before we left AZ. We had a long day of travel and the hotel was very nice. Great Beds/nice pool and hot tub. Breakfast was very nice. Lots of choices and great staff. Nice information available about the surrounding area too. We will be back!

    5
    « Best Breakfeast »

    We stayed for a week, we had a diffrent course everyday , and it tasted great. It is worth it just for the breakfeast. Clean rooms. We are going to stay again here when we come once a year for work. They have a shuttle service. I cant say enough how it was nice

    3
    « Alright. »

    Hot tub wasn't hot. It didn't even bubble. Then when it did, it shot cold water. Food in the morning was ok. The orange juice part was broken. Beds were ok. We requested extra blankets but there was not enough staff so we had to go get them ourselves, after a long night of driving.

    3
    « A solid stay. »

    not quite the level of a BW Plus, but very close. breakfast staff was amazing, food was above average for level of hotel, rooms were average. Could use some updating, and from the looks of lobby, that's on the way. easy commuting with walking and ubering

  • 5
    « our stay for wedding »

    Of all the hotels we have stayed in the past I would say this is the best we have found so far for value received. This is a pet friendly hotel we brought our toy dog with us. We would recommend this hotel to anyone who asks us. also we would stay there if or when we are in the area again.

    4
    « Incredible breakfast room »

    If you find yourself in North Scottsdale, the Best Western Thunderbird Suites is a great stay. I would have rated it excellent, except be aware, it is next to the Scottsdale airport, and planes leave early, so ask for a room on the other side of the airport. What made the stay exceptional was Steve in their breakfast room. I have never seen a harder working, more accommodating, friendly person than Steve. The room itself is spacious, and the breakfast choices excellent, made exceptional by Steve!!

    4
    « Good value and Location »

    Property consists of suites with separate sitting room/kitchenette and bedroom. It is clean with average hotel furnishings. Bathroom is smaller than average. Breakfasts were better than average, served in a large pleasant room with excellent service. Location is right at the Scottsdale Airport (not PHX) and walking distance to two upscale Shopping/Dining Lifestyle Centers. Overall experience was good and we would return.

    4
    « great breakfast and service to match »

    Perfectly nice little hotel. Nothing fancy but economical and clean with good internet and a fine breakfast. The service at breakfast was unbelievable it was so good. Steve, the gentleman that runs this area, was perfect and made me feel as though my satisfaction was his only goal. The food was decent but the service sublime.

    4
    « A good value for money hotel in Scottsdale »

    We have stayed at the Thunderbird Suite on many occasions, even before being taken over by Best Western and we have never been disappointed. Indeed we feel that the overall cleanliness and upkeep of the hotel has been somewhat improved since Best Western took over. Whilst the hotel is not exactly central, it is convenient for the Scottsdale airport and generally a quiet place to stay even though the airport is close by dealing with smaller jet planes! All the rooms are suites with a separate seating area and with kitchen facilities. The pool area is well maintained and easily accessible. A very good breakfast is provided and a special mention must go to Steve who could not do enough to ensure that breakfast at the Thunderbird was a very pleasurable experience....thanks Steve, keep up the good work you are a credit to the hotel! There is a small bar area which provides a limited menu but the hours are rather short i.e. it closes at 9.00pm However for a good value for money place to stay, with a more than above average standard of comfort, we cannot fault the Thunderbird Suites and we plan to return next May when we return to Arizona. Thank you to all the staff and keep the English tea coming Steve!

    5
    « I have stayed here three times »

    The people here are very friendly, great customer service. They shuttle me often to business place and dinner or nearby hopping areas. The rooms are clean and updated and the property well maintained. I have tried different types of rooms in each corner, it is a quiet place. It could only be made better with larger bathrooms and more comfortable beds. I learned to bring my own pillow because theirs are very thick. I was picky this time of which floor I stayed on upon check in and they were very gracious. Overall, I will stay here again and am pleased with breakfast and overall service. Seriously have never had such nice service at breakfast with a employee who sets my place and brings tea to me.

    4
    « Pleasantly Surprised! »

    My fiancé and I planned a vacation months in advance through Hotels.com. After seeing the hotel I booked and reading the reviews she canceled our previous booking and booked this hotel last minute. Even though it's not a resort it's clean, the staff is extremely friendly and it serves it's purpose. There's a free shuttle that runs from 8am-8pm that can take you anywhere within a 5 mile radius. The pool is open most of the day as well and there's free breakfast every morning. Steve, the waiter who runs the breakfast is super friendly and accommodating. We had a great stay and would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone on a budget.

    4
    « 2nd stay »

    We stayed here 2 years ago and found it comfortable. It's not the most modern or luxury but that's not the point to me. Facing the small low key Scottsdale airport near Keirland Commons. Room comfortable once again although getting a bit battered but finally slept all night through here - a first on our 3 week road trip. A/c so quiet , perfect! Best breakfast all round as well. Steve the breakfast host is to be commended but not a morning social person so would rather be left to my own devices and choose my own food and drink. Peaceful sitting around pool but found the water temperature really cold. Sure it was much warmer then that last time. Had some room issues with no stopper for sink in kitchenette, key card reader not working one day and room not made up. Reported spa not working but was told new part on order but the spa wasn't working 2 years ago either!

    4
    « Excellent value, comfortable, superior service »

    Stayed here wile attending a conference at an expensive nearby hotel-resort. Standard midrange mini-suite room but clean, spacious and comfortable. Complimentary shuttle service to my conference hotel, a surprise. Breakfast buffet better than average with superior service - when was the last time you were at a hotel's free breakfast buffet and which staff offered to put out your place setting and get your coffee? Charming bartender in the late afternoon-evening lounge. We'd go back.

    4
    « I made new friends »

    Top 10 Excellent features: 10 - Excellent customer service. After 9 days, these people became my friends! 9 - Staff went the extra mile to help! 8 - Shuttle service took you anywhere you wanted to go within a 5-mile radius! 7 - Large rooms 6 - Clean 5 - Beautiful well-maintained pool and hot tub. 4 - Dinner cuisine was excellent 3.- Quiet and peaceful 2 - Convenient 1 - Great bar, great bartender and great drinks! Suggestions that would make the hotel even better: 3 - Upgrade beds. Need softer mattresses. 2 - Improve breakfast food. A self-serve waffle iron would be nice. 1 - Repaint and re-carpet rooms to a lighter brighter color. Rooms are too dark. Because of the issues listed above in suggested changes, I was going to cancel my reservation as soon as I entered my room. I decided to stay the night and go to another hotel in the area on the next day, but because of the people that work in the hotel, I decided to stay the full nine days. ALL of these folks went out of their way to help me over and over again! They truly know the meaning of great customer service and friendship. In my opinion that is gold. I am glad I stayed!

  • 5
    « Customer service is EXCELLENT Everyone works to make me feel at home. »

    I am in Scottsdale for private pilot instrument training. The staff here at the Best Western Plus have bent over backwards to fulfill every request that I have made. It feels like a home away from home.

    5
    « Great hotel with excellent service. »

    First of all, I'm a light sleeper and I have a hard time sleeping in a hotel room with a loud AC unit. The king suite I had was laid out great. There is a separate living room where the AC is located and you can close the door to the bedroom at night. It was very quite and I got a good nights rest. The breakfast for surpasses other hotels I have stayed at. The host/waiter Steve who goes above and beyond what is customary making sure your breakfast is enjoyable. Best Western has earned a new and loyal fan and I will book with them every opportunity I get.

    5
    « EXCELLENT accommodations »

    This is a beautiful hotel but it's beauty is not totally contained in its physical plant. The STAFF are wonderful, caring and they know what the word "service" means. Refreshing pool, picturesque views, rooms with ROOM and comfortable beds. Reasonable price and breakfast and a happy hour munch is included.

    5
    « Wonderful Staff and accommodations »

    A very friendly place, free breakfast that was awesome and Steve will make sure everything is good for you if you require something special it is taken care of. They took us to our meetings picked us up

    2
    « Nice Hotel But Nothing Special »

    The hotel is not as good as when I previosly stayed when it was The Thunderbird Suites. I asked for a room looking North but the guy on reception wasn't interested in changing the room I had already been allocated. The rooms were OK and they had all the amenities you need but I wouldn't stay here again. There are hotels just as good in the area that charge lower rates

    5
    « Nice place to stay for business or pleasure »

    My husband had a Dr's appt on a Monday morning, & rather than fight rush hour traffic in Scottsdale, we opted to go down on a Sunday & spend the night. What a perfect idea. We got right in even though we were a bit early, I did some shopping & the hubby hit the pool. PERFECT.

    5
    « Convenient and Comfortable »

    Very comfortable suite with very comfortable beds. Pool and Jacuzzi are small but adequate and clean. Though the Jacuzzi was not working and had too much chlorine in it. The breakfast in the morning was exceptional! Very fresh and a huge assortment to select from. The grounds are well maintained and pleasant. The room was clean and only had a problem with one lamp outlet not working in the bedroom. Hotel is next to the airport, so we were concerned about noise, but we didn't need to be. We were on the ground floor at the back, and never heard a thing from the airport when indoors. Very pleasant, helpful staff also. Less than 3 miles from the Mayo Clinic which was the purpose of our trip, and only a couple miles off the 101 down Scottsdale Blvd. Plenty of restaurants in the area.

    5
    « Leisure »

    Awesome hotel tucked away in North Scottsdale. Close to small airport but you don't hear the planes when your in your room. Nice pool and Jacuzzi. Restaurant and bar on location. Breakfast staff over the top Steve will blow your mind with his attentiveness. Great location within 1 mile of great shopping, restaurants and dinner movie theatre. Book this you wont regret it.

    5
    « Clean, helpful staff, above ave breakfast »

    Start with the rooms, clean, large, suite with breakfast bar, fridge and sink, desk. Comfy bed, good sheets. Breakfast was much better than expected, lots of fresh fruit, plenty of carbs, different meats, cereal and some of the nice extras not at most hotels. Staff at breakfast was very accommodating, friendly, smiling. Didn't use the pool, but it was 114°. (not the water) Checked wifi and signal was strong. Rooms 209, 107 were facing pool and close to parking lot.

    4
    « Quiet spot near the busy Scottsdale Quarter »

    Nice, clean, quiet retreat. Staff (reception, lounge, shuttle driver, breakfast manager, etc) were wonderful: friendly and efficient. Free shuttle rides to the nearby Scottsdale Quarter. Only drawback is the pool. No shade or umbrellas make it close to unusable in Arizona summers and you need to bring your own pool towels (theirs are smaller & thinner than bath towels)!

  • 5
    « A great place to stay! »

    This hotel is adjacent to the Scottsdale Airport and very convenient for both business and pleasure. Though this is an older hotel, its been updated and very clean! The staff is also very polite and professional and also offer a shuttle service.

    5
    « Excellent next time I go to Scottsdale I will stay there again love it »

    Excellent visit next time I go to Scottsdale I will stay in this hotel I love the place and the people that were there the place was clean and nice workers were friendly and will to help the guests breakfast was good

    4
    « Very cool hotel, with fantastic pool »

    Great hotel with fantastic food/pub. Rooms were great. Pool was large, but a bit on the cold side. Hot tub was perfect. Great location and history in this locale. Would recommend and would re-book! Thanks so much

    5
    « Excellent kitchen staff Steve. »

    We enjoyed an excellent breakfast there, and we're amazed at the attentiveness of the staff, especially Steve who actually said our table for us for breakfast. We were amazed with his incredible help. Would love to stay there again just for the eating experience.

    5
    « Great place! »

    Great place to stay! Business or pleasure, great location for both, shopping centers just around the corner, restaurants and cafés, airport a short drive (20-25 minutes) all the staff super helpful, convenient amenities, overall a great place to stay! Highly recommend

    5
    « Great service, convenient to Scottsdale Airport and Shopping »

    Great people, great location, and superior service. Breakfast buffet is "home cooked" style on most days. The bar/lounge is pleasant with very good food options. The business meeting rooms are spacious and well appointed.

    5
    « Thunderbird Inn, Scottsdale by Airport »

    Very clean, well appointed mini-suites with helpful, friendly staff. I left some personal property behind, and the hotel arranged for it to be sent to my office using my Fed Ex account. Bar & restaurant are not fancy, but the bartender and chef are personable. It is well located by the airport and mall with high end restaurants and clothing stores, etc. I would stay there again without hesitation.

    4
    « Vacation »

    The Best Western Thunderbird in Scottsdale, AZ is a relaxing hotel with all the amenities I require at a fair, reasonable price during my off season travels. From check in to check out and everything in between, Lana at the front desk handled it. Steve in the dining area at breakfast, David the cook, Sal the night cook, presented scrumptious fare. Sal is way better than he is allowed to be. Lori runs an inviting bar experience with tasty drinks and conversation. A real gem. Brian and Santos keep things running mechanically up to par, though the pool water cooling system has now NOT been working during my two stays. Might want to put some money into that. The lone issue is housekeeping which is good when it's done. A haphazard schedule done daily by different people. I requested morning service upon arrival and again on my 5th night and that didn't seem to cover it, so I skipped having any the last six nights. At least then I knew when I could clear up on my own.

    5
    « An Older Hotel With a Facelift »

    If you are looking for a place to stay in Scottsdale, with access to shopping, near the MIM and Taliesin West, this is a good place to stay. The rates were reasonable (for Scottsdale), but the rooms are very very clean. The hotel staff was friendly and helpful and quick to make things right. The hotel offers breakfast, but there are lots of nearby restaurants. It is near the Scottsdale Air Park, but we didn't hear a lot of noise.

    5
    « Great experience »

    Very helpful staff. The suite was very clean. The bathroom has separate shower and bathtub and two sinks. The rates were great, the breakfast was very tasty and well-presented. Overall, a very good experience.

  • 5
    « Thunderbird Motel Suites »

    Steve in the dinning room deserves a raise in pay. He would go above and beyond expected service from a dinning room employee... Front desk was alway happy to help with info and solving problems. Fully cooked breakfasts were an added surprise.

    2
    « Choose carefully »

    Hotel was below average. Dirty rooms, untrained staff, broken amenities. I highly suggest doing your research first before booking this hotel as there are plenty of other options in the area at a similar price.

    5
    « excellent rooms, staff and atmosphere »

    Love this Best Western. The staff is always on their game and truly care about my stay. I drive the extra just to stay at this Hotel vs all the others around. I recommend this Best Western to both work associates and family.

    4
    « Best Western Scottsdale Plus »

    First time at this hotel in Scottsdale. Overall, it was a great stay in a nice hotel. Rooms were nice, clean and comfortable. Had a small fridge, coffee machine and a large bathroom area. When returning, I will stay there again.

    5
    « An excellent place to stay in Scottsdale »

    I was not sure where to stay in Scottsdale, but chose this hotel because of it's proximity to Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West. The hotel was excellent - they gave me a two room suite. The pool was divine, the breakfast the best I've ever had at a hotel chain. The location was very convenient to all areas of Scottsdale. Very quiet, and an excellent bed. I would definitely stay again!

    5
    « Oasis in the desert »

    This motel/hotel is off the path. It sits in a corner by the private airport. It is very quiet, no traffic driving by yet close to lots of restaurants and shopping. Very clean, great breakfast, nice rooms and pool.

    3
    « GOOD HOTEL FOR THE MONEY »

    Hotel location is very good for getting to restaurants and shopping. Room was a bit small and the bathroom was very tiny. Bed is very firm. Services are very good and breakfast is nice and the staff was great.

    5
    « Very professional and friendly staff »

    My husband and I really enjoyed my trip to Scottsdale and the staff at the Best Western Plus Thunderbird Suite were very professional and friendly. The hotel is located near a lot of shops and restaurants.

    5
    « Professional »

    Very good looking hotel. Two room suite. Very well maintained. Excellent staff. Excellent service. Excellent breakfasts and room service selection. Excellent rate. Keep up the good work. We'll be back.

    4
    « Best Western Arizona »

    Exterior of hotel and pool was very pleasing. They offered a great free breakfast in a very clean atmosphere. The rooms were clean and adequate, however if you are expecting 5 star interior, this is not it. My trip started on business however turned into pleasure vacation in the latter part and I was satisified enough to remain at this hotel.

  • 5
    « Staff of this little gem make all the difference »

    We only stayed here for a night and the hotel was like many in the area, but the staff was outstanding! Friendly, helpful, responsive, especially Steve in the breakfast area. You can tell the management of this hotel is doing something right because it is reflected in attitude of the people who work here. Rooms are bedroom/living area suite set up. Facility is a little older, but well maintained, and clean. Rooms was very quiet and AC kept us comfortable over the start of 100 plus degree heat. Location is great, close to shopping, golf and hiking. Has a large pool that was clean and inviting. Breakfast is amazing with freshly cooked real eggs, pork and chicken sausage, biscuits, cinnamon rolls, freshly prepared fruit, homemade salsas, etc. Lots of choices and very filling. We will definitely book a stay here again.

    5
    « Gracious staff »

    Breakfast was more than a meal. Steve served us like we were royalty and topped off our stay in grand fashion! The room was lovely and clean. Smokers standing outside the room where we had to walk through the smoke was not appreciated, but that was not the fault of the hotel.

    4
    « Great stay very friendly staff »

    Visited for 3 nights and couldn't have had a nicer stay. Scottsdale is a beautiful place and we at first thought the hotel was a little out of the way but there is a driver at the hotel who will take you anywhere within 5 miles and was always available and really friendly. The breakfast included was lovely a really good choice and there was coffee and water available in reception all day. When we stayed a lot of the guests were working so we had the pool and hot tub to ourselves most of the day. I would recommend but just remember the hotel is 24 miles from airport and 9 miles from downtown if that doesn't bother you definitely a good choice.

    4
    « Clean, comfortable and incredible staff »

    Very nice and attentive staff, something that seems to be hard to find these days in a hotel. Nice location bear Scottsdale airport and near plenty of restaurants. Would stay here again when visiting.

    4
    « Comfortable and Quiet »

    We slept soundly in the most comfortable king size bed. Staff especially courteous and helpful. This hotel is clean and inviting. Hotel shuttle will take you to nearby restaurants and bars and help you find what you are looking for.

    4
    « Good Value »

    The hotel was centrally located for business & pleasure. There were plenty of great restaurants in the area as well as shopping. The way the rooms are configured this hotel is excellent for families as there's ample room.

    5
    « Great stay, nice area »

    We enjoyed our stay, my room was very spacious and comfortable. The breakfast was more than I would have expected with different hot cooked items each day. The breakfast attendant (Steve?) gave us top notch service. Hotel is located in a nice area with a lot of shopping and eating choices nearby.

    5
    « Great Place to Stay »

    We only spent one night at the Thunderbird, and wish we had booked more! The whole atmosphere at the hotel is impressive. It felt like we were staying at an upscale Scottsdale Resort...with a fantastic, friendly local tavern on the premises! Very enjoyable stay.

    5
    « excellent service »

    for breakfast, Steve set up a place for me, refilled my drinks, he was awesome. Lori the bartender was super friendly and personable. Mark, Brian and Nick the shuttle drivers were amazingly helpful and made me feel so comfortable. Excellent experience!!

    4
    « Good value »

    First three nights of our golf vacation were spent at the Thunderbird. Great location to get to most areas - expressways close north south. Rooms were very well kept - clean and comfortable Really liked the breakfast - great choices and service

  • 5
    « Best Western Plus Scottsdale Thunderbird Suites »

    This Best Western is conveniently located adjacent to the Scottsdale Airport. The rooms are well equipped, clean and comfortable. There are a number of places to eat nearby. If you have a reason to visit Scottsdale I would certainly recommend this hotel for your stay.

    5
    « Excellent service »

    Great service at breakfast bar; Steve was wonderful; he was do NH his best very present and taking care of all the guest, Lovely experience with breakfast great way to start the day. Very good location, over all it was very convenient and great experience

    4
    « Excellent value! »

    My husband and spent two nights here. The location is very convenient to Kierland shops and restaurants, and lots of others in Scottsdale. We requested a first-floor suite and #107 was on the west side. The living room was spacious as was the bedroom. We used the refrigerator and microwave. For the price, we brought our own paper towels, napkins and plastic utensils. There was plenty of drawer space and hangers. The king bed was comfortable for both of us and the TV worked well. The room was very clean and there were plenty of towels and toiletries. The complementary breakfast had the standard waffles, sausage, cereal and baked goods. My husband used the gym and said that it was fine. Overall, staying here was an excellent value!

    5
    « Had a Wonderful time at Best Western Plus »

    Clean room. Excellent and very helpful Staff. Delicious Complimentary Breakfast. Pool and Hot tub area clean at all times Nice Restaurant and Lounge. Good Price Great Place to stay when your in Scottsdale.

    5
    « Excellent customer service, clean, lovely hotel »

    I booked a mother-daughter long weekend here because it is super close to American Girl and shopping. Based on the other reviews, I am glad I did. I am Canadian, and everyone says we are friendly, but all of the people working here, are the friendliest we have met. Steve, for morning breakfast is lovely! KInd, friendly, and will do whatever you need. The bar person at the little restaurant, Lori, super kind and lovely. It also has a kids' menu which was awesome! It is within walking distance to Kierland Commons and Scottsdale Quarter (tons of great shopping for a mom-daughter weekend). Note that it is 20 minutes drive to downtown Scottsdale, but Phoenix/Scottsdale is very spread out- either you have to rent a car (I find it super expensive renting cars in Phoenix), or plan where your 'home base' is and then uber or transport to wherever else you want to go. They have a very friendly shuttle here within 5 miles. I used 'supershuttle' from the airport, which was incredibly easy to use (just go over to the supershuttle booth by baggage pick up) in Skyharbour airport. And otherwise, used hotel shuttle, and uber for longer distances....Rooms here are clean and pool is great! For the price, the breakfast, friendly service, this is an amazing hotel- I enjoyed being across from the scottsdale airport...it was fun to sit out on the balcony of the restaurant, watching the little planes takes off. Never heard them at night...and I'm a light sleeper!

    4
    « Convenient to Scottsdale Airport »

    Visited this hotel because it was the most convenient hotel for RunTheRunway2017: hotel is just across the road from Scottsdale Airport. Very nice hotel; friendly and efficient staff; excellent breakfast ... thank you Steve ... small bar/lounge offers selection of beers, wines, cocktails and a limited selection of food. Location very convenient to Kierland Commons shops and restaurants and not far from Old Town Scottsdale with its wide variety of stores and restaurants. If I run the race next year, we will be sure to stay here again.

    4
    « Pretty good but fell short the first night »

    Stayed four nights. Our room was not cleaned after the first night. Staff had gone home after we came back from the days activities. Disappointed after the first day but very good after that. Rooms were very nice and large. Room prices for the four nights were about $100 higher than normal rates. I think they jacked up the rates because the final four was there that weekend.

    5
    « Great Value »

    We stayed in AZ during a busy week and most of the other hotels had inflated prices. BW had the best value - good room, good breakfast and a great price. I would stay here again. The noise level of the small airport nearby might put some people off but we are early risers so it didn't bother us.

    4
    « fair price »

    small but clean pool, great breakfast, quiet room, close to the musical instruments museum but little else unless you happen to be flying out of scottsdale airport if so excellent choice, we weren't so it wasn't close to anything, downtown scottsdale 20 min drive as everything is so spread out. good value hotel

    5
    « I love this place! »

    I have been staying at this hotel for the past nine years. The staff is always friendly and accommodating. I love to stay here! Recently, the doors were reversed on the bathrooms to create more space.....great improvement to what was already a great experience. The complimentary buffet breakfast and the service that goes along with it are always a wonderful start to the day!

  • 4
    « Spacious, Comfortable, with a Friendly Staff »

    Great location for a quick overnight in the Phoenix area. LARGE suites, great hot tub, and a nice green courtyard in the center. Our balcony had a view of the sunset over Camelback Mountain. The Phoenix icon. Very close to the Scottsdale airport, but no noise problems despite overlooking the runway. Would stay a gain when in the area. Small caveat, the green grass in the central courtyard seemed to be used by those staying by their pets. But, most owners seemed very responsible in their "pick up" mode.

    3
    « just ok this time »

    we stayed here with our dogs for a major competition in town. Half way through our stay, the air conditioner stopped working. Since we were only in the room between 8pm and 6 am it took a few days to realize why it was so warm. We notified the front desk and while they had someone come look at the unit, it wasn't fixed and our options were to pack every thing up and move, just to repack it the next morning or open a window (on the first floor) on to a lighted landscape feature, with now protection features on the window. No apologies and no discount was offered. Very disappointed we paid so much for no air conditioning.

    4
    « Very nice stay! »

    Our family of four had a great stay here! The suite offered the perfect set up for our family. The kids really enjoyed the heated pool in the courtyard. Breakfast was good with great service! Would definitely stay again.

    4
    « Great Stay »

    Good Atmosphere and service. Spent 5 days. Nice relaxing lounge barge. Well kept and clean even if they allow pets. No pet smell. They keep the rooms and surroundings very clean. Definitely would love to stay again at this hotel.

    5
    « The finest Best Western I have ever stayed ! »

    The best kept , well maintained , cleanest facility I have stayed with to date. Breakfast was well above the standards of any other location. Very nice bar area with a very impressive menu. The pool area is surrounded by the building , with plenty of sun & shade.

    5
    « Great Location! Wonderful service! »

    Stayed here the first week of November 2016. Had a great time! The double bed room with a living room was clean and comfortable. Our room had a mini-fridge, microwave and sink. A/C worked well. The outdoor pool is centrally located in the middle of the hotel, but at night, the pool wasn't crowded and the Jacuzzi/whirlpool was nice and hot. Lauren, in Guest Services, was exceptional! Steve (who works the breakfast shift) was helpful, all the way around. These two individuals made my stay, that much more pleasant and I will definitely stay at this location again. The hotel shuttle service was fast and convenient. The breakfast was also quite tasty and varied each day.

    3
    « o.k. hotel »

    I knew that this hotel is not going to be tip top because the price I paid. And I was right. It is totally fine for the price, so do not expect much. Each room has refrigerator, microwave. Also they have breakfast that is very convenient. The room is just average. This hotel is right next to Scottsdale airport.

    4
    « Breakfast made it worth while »

    The rooms are fine. Clean and comfortable. Was not super excited about being next to the airport but inside the room it was quiet! The grounds are well-kept and clean in the pool was nice. The staff is phenomenal. Everyone is very friendly. But the best part was Steve, the dining room attendant. He was amazing and friendly and had tons of knowledge about the area. He made the trip that much better! The breakfast was mostly homemade, including a most unbelievable salsa!!! Highly recommend this place!!

    3
    « Good Location »

    Good location. Picked room based on location near Mayo Clinic. Stay was fine except for returning to hotel 2nd night and power had gone out due to traffic accident in area. I felt the staff should have been better prepared for an emergency such as this. I was a on the 4th floor and had to walk up the stairs. Being a single woman traveler, I thought the staff should have had a flashlight and offered to take people to their rooms. Not knowing the area or the hotel, it was unsettling. I mentioned it the next morning to the front desk and the person didn't know the power had been out! I realize it was not the hotel's fault, but I thought the staff should have been better trained if something occurred like this! Plus the room had not been cleaned that day.

    3
    « good location, pretty average hotel »

    Stayed in this hotel for the location and it was great. The hotel is pretty average, but ataff is friendly and rooms ok. Free breakfast was weak but it was close to some great breakfast places if that makes a difference If you are on a budget and need the location, this is the place.

  • 5
    « A great nights stay! »

    Stayed here overnight for business. The staff was very friendly. The hotel had a nice pool & hot tub. The rooms were very clean & comfortable beds. Had a fridge & sink area in them. Bathrooms were clean as well. Hotel offers hot/cold continental breakfast free for quests. Lots of stores & restaurants in area. Hotel also is right next to Scottsdale airport. Would definitely stay again.

    5
    « son-in-law's graduation »

    Great experience, friendly and helpful staff. super comfortable bed. Staff assisted us in getting to our son-in-law's graduation venue with a map and detailed instructions. when we got off the freeway we called the front desk and they gave us easy to follow instructions on how best to return to the hotel. Steve in the breakfast restaurant was very attentive to all of our needs.

    3
    « Amazing Breakfast Staff »

    I am very conflicted about this property. There are many wonderful things, and one big flaw that I need to point out. I'll start with the good. The breakfast staff is absolutely wonderful. The entire team, but especially Steve provide some of the best service I have ever seen anywhere. He is extremely attentive and personable, always asking if you need anything, or getting you a refill of the drink that he remembers you had. He has lots of stories to tell, and can talk to you for ages if you want a great conversation. This alone almost makes the hotel worth it to stay to me. The other good points are the pool and courtyard in general are beautiful, and very clean. The rooms are nice and the location in proximity to shopping and things like that is perfect. The big con for me and my family (who have two rooms) is the room cleaning staff. They've forgotten to clean a couple of times, even when we were gone most of the day without 'do not disturb' hanging. The main thing is that even when they do clean, they'll forget things - like bringing new towels, or TP, or vacuuming the floor. My sister and I ran completely out of TP a couple days ago. Other than perhaps the cleaning staff being a bit forgetful or nonchalant, this is a wonderful property and I'd definitely consider staying here again if I'm ever back in the area.

    5
    « Steve! »

    Steve in the restaurant serving breakfast gave the best service ever (as I told him) in my 48 years. Attentive, positive, and clearly genuinely caring about my experience....the main reason I will stay there again, even though I spent only an hour total during my 3 day stay there. Honestly, best service ever, he deserves a promotion!! Somebody better tell Steve he is appreciated by the people he works hard to give better than great service to...promotion, promotion, promotion!!

    4
    « Conveniently located with great staff »

    I would absolutely stay at this hotel again if I returned to Scottsdale. I traveled to Phoenix to receive treatment at the Mayo Clinic. This hotel had a courtesy shuttle that covered a 5-mile radius and took me to my appointments as well as to the pharmacy. We were within walking distance of shopping and a lot of great restaurants, but could also get a ride to anywhere we didn't feel like walking to. The pool area is very clean and large and was never crowded so it made for a nice quiet place to relax, read a book, and cool off. The continental breakfast had a lot of variety, incredible service, and stayed open until 10 AM (which is great for those of us who like to sleep in!) We booked a room with two full size beds. The room was smaller than expected and the decor wasn't very modern but it was comfortable and very very clean. I saved around $500 booking with this hotel instead of the Residence Inn on the Mayo Clinic campus. The staff was truly amazing. Everyone was so friendly and polite. They remembered our names, greeted us whenever we crossed paths, and gave great recommendations on dining and entertainment. The hotel is not nearly as large or nice as it appears in the photos, but it is a much better value than many of the surrounding hotels and I was very pleased with our experience.

    5
    « A Family »

    Your staff made us feel welcomed and important. There were many choices we could have made but I am so pleased we stayed with you. Steve and Sal in the morning are a tag team of breakfast wonder! Truly a blessing.

    5
    « Amazing Service! »

    If you are looking for a nice place to stay with a friendly and a customer service driven staff this is your place! The free breakfast is great, but Steve, the host and Sal, the chef make it amazing! I have a severe soy allergy so they asked if they could accommodate me. I have not had eggs at a restaurant in over 5 years. They did not treat me or the other guests like a bother, rather it seemed to be their sincere pleasure to go above and beyond to serve us. The chef visited each person in the room. Steve gave great hiking tips and local information. It was absolutely the best hotel breakfast experience I have ever had. The rooms are spacious, updated, and clean. My room was cleaned by the time I returned from breakfast. It is right next to the Scottsdale Airport, which may be a drawback for some, but my room was quiet and the view of the mountains was beautiful. It is close to great shopping, hiking, and anything you might need. I highly recommend this hotel!

    5
    « Awesome Hotel »

    We really enjoyed our stay, everyone of the staff were so friendly and helped us with all of our needs. The employees were happy and helped made you have a good day with their friendly, happy attitude. I give this hotel a thumbs up they were awesome.

    4
    « Comfortable beds »

    I had an appointment at Mayo Clinic, and Bestwestern gave me a very good rate. My wife and I stayed only one night and the beds were very comfortable to sleep on. I have a breathing disorder, and they provided me with extra pillows to prop up my head to sleep better. Had the breakfast buffet the next morning, and was not very impressed. The waffles I had were hard and cold. The eggs and potatoes were ok, not sure if I will eat there again. All and all, the staff was very pleasant,and helped out whenever they could. I would recommend this hotel, and it is only 5 miles from Mayo Clinic,5 very easy miles.

    5
    « pleasant experience »

    This hotel had a great location - close to everything. The room was very clean. Staff were very friendly and helpful. One of the nicest things about the hotel was the daily breakfast. Food was prepared fresh every morning. A different dish was offered every morning. Sal and Steve are the best! Thank you.

  • 3
    « Non-upscale hotel for Scottsdale »

    I chose to stay in this hotel as it was close to the Scottsdale locations I needed to attend. I was a resident of PHX for 3 1/2 years so I know the area very well. This hotel is off Butherus near Scottsdale Quarter and Kierland so it's very convenient from that aspect. It's right near the Scottsdale airport so there is some road noise -mostly from motorcycles so I would recommend a room in the back vs. the front. The room I started in had a leaky AC which needed repair so the maintenance engineer took charge and moved me to another room. He was very helpful and service-oriented. Unfortunately, the front desk staff wasn't alerted that I moved rooms so I got a call later in the afternoon from the staff. No one said anything at first - I heard some yelling in the background - Btw - front desk manager - very unprofessional! They finally spoke and asked who I was in the room and why. I explained (after they woke me up from a nap) and then they left me alone. The room itself is fine. A nice sitting are with couch, TV and kitchen with microwave and fridge. The bathroom is TINY. You can barely fit in there -- bad design. I did notice the underside of the couch cushions needed to be cleaned due to stains - I won't get it into, but it was gross. Housekeeping - turn over the cushions and look! The bedroom was separate and the bed was comfortable. Breakfast was fine - good layout and plenty of space to sit. The pool area looked nice, but I did not use it. With so many hotel choices, I probably won't stay here again, but if budget is your first priority - then consider this hotel.

    3
    « just ok »

    This hotel is very basic and in the middle of no where. The pool was very nice and clean and the rooms were also clean. One down fall was the washroom in the hotel room was very tiny(especially with 3 people sharing a room) and there was no additional mirror in the room(i have never seen this at any other hotel). The hotel had a great breakfast and nice staff. I would say this was more of a corporate hotel with people using it for their business travels more than a vacation spot. I also would not suggest walking on that street at night time time as it is pitch black with no lights at all. There were also some shady people wandering that street at night time. Ok experience but would not return.

    5
    « quality and value »

    The best western plus offers both quality and value, will always look here first when planning our next trip. Very good beds, clean, hot breakfast and internet included. Consistent and dependability that I have come to count on.

    4
    « Great Value! »

    This hotel is convenient to everything in Scottsdale, without the high prices. My unit had a bedroom, small kitchenette, desk, and small living room. What more can one ask for! I am always concerned to stay in a kitchenette unit, although convenient can have unpleasant odors. This hotel did not have those issues! Everything was well maintained, and clean. Yes the bathroom is a bit small, but I am appreciative that the space was put into the living areas and not a room I spend little time in. Pool area was well maintained and an appreciated respite from the heat. Staff went above and beyond to make me feel comfortable, thank you. A real affordable little gem here, with staff attitudes tying this package up in a bow!

    5
    « Excellent Best Western »

    Just wanted to comment on this Best Western Plus, it was a great stay from the check in to the check out. The hotel is well kept, grounds perfect, room very clean and comfortable, great location, very nice pool, nice bar, good food and the best is their staff. We were treated like true guests, the staff really cares about the customer. Lori the bartender was fantastic and very helpful about the area we enjoyed her and the both cooks, I know one was David and the other we did not get his name, were excellent and could not do enough to please you. We always went back each night after sight seeing to eat and have a few drinks, we really felt at home. Steve, the gentleman at breakfast was a true customer service ambassador for Best Western, really takes care of his guests and make you feel welcome. Last but not least was Lana at the front desk, she was very nice, efficient and very helpful along with the others working the desk. We had no bottle opener to open a beverage and just a little thing like looking for an opener and opening the bottle for us was such a nice gesture from a busy front desk employee. Little things do count and hopefully Best Western realizes what a fantastic staff they have. The maid service was wonderful and very efficient. We will return to this hotel when we are in the Scottsdale area again and we highly recommend this hotel to anyone staying in Scottsdale. Thank you Best Western Scottsdale employees for a great vacation stay. The Green's

    4
    « Thunderbird Best Western Plus Arizona »

    Lovely place to stay. I was there for the Miss Jetset Model contest Hangar Party. The location was extremely convenient for this event at the Executive Airport. The staff was very nice and the bartender gets 5 stars! I highly recommend the Hamburger!

    5
    « Best Western Thunderbird in Scottsdale is the BEST »

    This Best Western is on a dead end street across the street from the local Scottsdale airport. It's NOT noisy at all and the room I had was huge: big comfy living room, kitchen, big bedroom, and two sinks in the bathroom. Pool was great and service at breakfast set a new record for any hotel. This hotel is a MUST when you visit Scottdale or Phoenix. It's near the new Musical Instrument Museum, a real gem.

    5
    « Extremely quiet and restful »

    We normally stay at the Marriott, Towne Place Suites off 90th and Shea Blvd. This time I chose here and I'm glad I did. Loved everything about this location. Yes, the bed could had been softer but that's just my personal preference. I asked for a quiet location for my room since my son and I have trouble sleeping with lots of noise. The room was on the third floor and extremely quiet. We were told about the breakfast which we loved, including the very attentive staff. The pool was in a central location with easy access. The overall cleanliness of the hotel was excellent. there was always someone cleaning something. I will be back to this location.

    4
    « Long weekend in Scotsdale »

    Very good property and location. Great value. Breakfast and Breakfast staff, Salvadore, were super. Rooms were very nice and the pool at the property along with green space well taken care of. Very close to a very nice pedestrian shopping center.I would recommend this property to anyone wanting to stay in the Scottsdale for business or pleasure.

    5
    « Continued Excellence! »

    This property is truly a hidden gem. The service, location, amenities, and cleanliness make this a must-stay destination. the team at Best Western Thunderbird Suites works in a cohesive manner to ensure your optimal experience while staying there. I highly recommend this property for both business and leisure purposes.

  • 2
    « Birthday bummer »

    So my husband decided to surprise me with a birthday get away, and chose the Scottsdale Best Western Plus because we both have been very happy with any best western plus in the past. And he was also trying to find an extra nice place to stay for my birthday. The staff was incredible, the staff is the only reason I gave it two stars. Other then that it fell very flat. My husband upgraded to a suite and thank goodness he did because I can not imagine how bad a regular room would have been. The furniture was very very very uncomfortable (except for the bed it was awesome). There was food left in the fridge from the guest before us, so u know that hasn't been cleaned. My biggest complaint was the bathroom it was so small, once inside u had to sit on the toilet to open and shut the bathroom door. It is just a very outdated hotel. And in no way should be considered a plus, maybe at best a regular best western. The hired a really good photographer to take the hotel photos for the internet because the place no way compared to the photos. So of you are looking for an average place to sleep for the night it is great, anything more go else where. There are so many other beautiful hotels in scottsdale.

    5
    « A comfortable place. »

    Very nice room, very friendly people, better than average breakfast with excellent service, good location, big pool. We had a room on the third floor and I appreciated the elevator. I would consider this place a top of the line BW!

    5
    « Enjoy a beverage from Lori in the Lounge »

    Had a great stay , everyone should try this gem of a hotel! Great pool, great hot tub (lol) Like anyone in AZ wants to get in the hot tub but ME!! Wonderful staff like Tamara , Steve and that wonderful Lori behind the bar. She just compleated the experiance.

    5
    « Best Getaway »

    Hotel was very clean and inviting, and the staff was very warm and friendly. I felt very safe and very welcome. The shopping area was in walking distance, Scottsdale Quarters and Kierland. The location has office park area near it but is still secluded and quiet. The pool is a nice size. The rooms are non-smoking, however there is a nice smoking area set aside for those who do. Wait until you have breakfast, its the best with choices lots of choices.

    5
    « Vacation »

    Spent 10 nights at BW+ Thunderbird and from checkin through checkout had a great time. Lana and Erica at the desk, Steve, David in the restaurant, Ron the maintenance man, and Lori and John in the bar. Everyone was efficient, courteous and friendly. We didn't want to leave. The local shuttle from the hotel was good. The housekeeping staff alternated daily but all did a good job. Even the other guests were friendly! Will be back again.

    4
    « Great hotel, cheaper option in Scottsdale. »

    Came out to Scottsdale for a conference, every room I looked into was 200 and up! The BW had a nice lay out with a pool in the courtyard, delicious breakfast, and a modern feel to the lobby. Decent sleep and a great location! Only downside, is there is an airport beacon that depending on your room will be shining into your windows.

    5
    « The place where everyone knows your name! »

    I honestly have no idea where to start - this place is amazing. It's a great location and the rooms are nice too, all of them are suites with a living area and bedroom. However, what really makes this particular hotel shine is it's staff and how empowered they are to do what it takes to make things perfect for YOU - they treat each guest individually. This is not a cookie cutter experience. This is my second visit, my first time with my daughter (12) - I come for business and she tagged along this time as we have friends in the area. My hubby also flew out later in the week. The location is perfect - close to all the shopping and restaurants you could ever want (if you choose to leave this little gem!) Each morning we went to the complimentary breakfast. Steve was our host - the first day he asked what we wanted to drink. On our second day when we came down he immediately set the table with water for me and my girls favorite juice. The gentleman who cooks makes the salsa from SCRATCH, he even dries the peppers himself. It's amazing. This is just the breakfast people!!! From there each day the complimentary shuttle took me to work - and took me home from work (Mark and Brian were my drivers). My daughter stayed at the hotel. On the first day the shuttle didn't work and we needed to get groceries, Tammy at the front desk actually arranged for a cab for us and reimbursed us for it. By the end of the stay my girl had made friends with everyone there. The lady at the restaurant (Lori is amazing!!!) made her all the shirley temples she could drink and the wonderful cook (Allyn) made her the best lunches, with my approval of course - if you go, try the hamburger, Allyn gives Zinburger a run for their money! The staff at this hotel seems to remain consistent - the locals frequent the restaurant and I've even befriended a couple of them. The woman that worked 3-11 at the front desk, Lauren. She literally took my daughter under her wings. She spent time with her and even taught her pokemon go tricks. I won't go into detail but a situation happened to make my girl feel uncomfortable and literally everyone at this hotel adopted her and made her feel safe and like family. I will NEVER stay anywhere else when I'm in town. Lauren, if you read this...thank you from the bottom of my heart. You are a wonderful, kind, and giving person. Lori and Allyn - you both rock and I can't think you enough for also being so kind to us. I can't wait until my next visit to catch up. Ben - keep hiring and empowering your staff like you have been. They really take this best western to the next level. I'll see you again in the fall!

    5
    « Unparralelled Service and Care along with Location, location, location. »

    The perfect combination of form and function await your visit to the Best Western Thunderbird Suites. The property and rooms are impeccably maintained and the service of all staff on site is truly remarkable. The location to shopping, entertainment, arts, and more makes this the perfect destination getaway.

    4
    « az stay »

    njce hotel,great breakfast,close to everything,good rooms and service. pool closes to early in summer.Easy check in and check out. . Close to all az golf, auto auctions and dinning. I would stay there again , and look forward to seeing the friendly staff again...

    5
    « Bonanza Deal »

    I really enjoyed our stay. Spacious rooms and great service. The room was clean and the hotel was great. I really enjoyed the stay as well as my family. The location is great and not to far off the beaten path. Access to the hotel is easy and is in an area in which getting around to the connecting roadways are near. I was impressed with the staff and the hotel.

  • 3
    « Nice but crowded »

    Very close to higher end shopping mall and small airport. Very friendly customer service front desk clerk. Two rooms a bedroom and living room were convenient. The bathroom is small, felt crowded, felt claustrophobic. Otherwise, clean rooms, quiet location and good service.

    5
    « Couldn't ask for better Customer Service »

    We got stranded in Phoenix while our Acura was being repaired. While there, the guy at the breakfast bar was extremely accommodating and super friendly! He went out of his way to make our stay comfortable and even offered to drive us to the Acura Dealership 2 miles away to check on our car. His above and beyond attitude made our bump in the road much more pleasant! Wish that I could remember his name!

    4
    « Helpful and Curtious Staff »

    Early check-in was very helpful, the room had a seperate bedroom and for the price was very comforting. The pool was nice and lots of restaurants close by to choose a nice dinner from. Thank you Best Western Great Job!!!

    5
    « Right across the street »

    I fly in and out of KSDL frequently...this property is right across the street from the Landmark FBO...could not be more convenient...rooms are reasonably priced, clean and spacious. Would not consider any other option.

    4
    « Customer Service is everything and they definitely have it! »

    Booked a two night stay and upon check in guest service clerk did not present the food and beverage voucher which I realized only upon checkout. I emailed the Manager of the property and he did even better, he credited my account with more than the voucher value. Why? Because he values his customers! Lobby area is nice and clean, coffee and tea available, snack/vending next to hotel front desk, hot breakfast available each morning in additional to bagels, muffins, fruit and yogurt. I will definitely let folks know its a perfect location to all Scottsdale attractions at a reasonable price but the customer service was excellent. Let me also add Steve in the breakfast room both mornings could not have been more pleasant or courteous! He is such an asset to the property. He always made guests feel welcome and offered assistance even when we might have needed it but not thought to ask. We enjoyed our stay!

    4
    « Weekend Getaway »

    Very friendly staff, clean hotel, had a nice 2 room/2 queen bed suite. A couple of youth soccer teams were at the hotel during our weekend stay, and surprisingly, it was still very quiet. The included breakfast offered a wide variety - eggs, waffles, sausage, biscuits & gravy, fresh fruit, yogurt, coffee, juice, hot & cold cereals, milk, breads, danishes, muffins and a wonderful breakfast staff. There are not enough positive things to say about Steve & his polite attentiveness. Steve was such a pleasure in the morning and kept things full. He really is an asset to this organization. I recommend this hotel.

    4
    « Nice for small conference »

    Nice, comfortable, convenient. Breakfast staff was very accommodating. Pool is nice and located in the center of lodging buildings. Convenient to Scottsdale shopping and about six miles to Old Scottsdale. Located next to Scottsdale exec airport.

    4
    « Older hotel but clean »

    We stayed just one night last week but would choose this hotel again. Lobby is spacious and nice. There is a table with coffee and a large dispenser with ice water flavored one day with orange slices and the next with lemon. Very refreshing in the heat. Check in was quick and paper and map of the area available if one want. The room was older and the furniture a little tired but it all appeared very clean. The bathroom was very tiny but I liked that it was contained in a room rather than the sink out in the bedroom portion as some hotel do. Breakfast was included and actually a good surprise. Good variety. Sal working in the breakfast area was friendly and right there to take our plates when we stood up to find a place to put them. Pool area was really nice as well with a large grassy area outside the pool fence. Nicely landscaped.

    4
    « Very nice rooms »

    All rooms are mini-suites, with a living room and a bedroom, separated by the bathroom. A TV is in both the living room and the bedroom. The bathrooms are a little small--design flaw--however I was told there is a plan to alter the door arrangement, thereby allowing more room in the bathroom. The service people were great, except the check-in desk--I experienced an overall tone of indifference.

    5
    « Wonderful little gem by Scottsdale Airpark - Best service around! »

    The entire staff was extremely accommodating, courteous and genuinely eager to please. The rooms have been recently upgraded and mine was spotless! The breakfast in the morning is superb, as is the service! Lauren at the front desk was beyond helpful throughout the weekend. Such a great location, with the best service around!

  • 5
    « Great staff »

    The hotel is clean and neat. The breakfast buffet is good. The best part is friendliness of the staff. Steve does an exceptional job. He wants customers to come so much so that he asked that I review here on trip advisor.

    4
    « The Good and the Bad. »

    The Good: The free breakfast and the staff that prepares it and maintains the dining area is what makes this hotel. The food choices are many and the service is excellent. Salvadore knows his way around the kitchen and will even make you something special if you wish. Steve is incredibly attentive to your needs and goes above and beyond in making sure your dining experience is a pleasant one. These guys know your name after one first visit and greet you every day. You will find yourself spending extra time there as you enjoy a leisurely and filling breakfast. And when you go home you will feel as if you are leaving friends behind. Lighting is adequate which is a rarity in most hotels. And they have definitely improved their internet connection as well since my last visit. The Bad: Housekeeping is still a hit or miss operation. While the rooms are clean, they are not always re-stocked completely each day. And they don't follow up to ensure that each room gets cleaned each day. If they miss you on the first round because you had a do not disturb sign up, they don't recheck even after you've taken the sign down. This has happened to me both times I stayed there. And you will have to ask for a refund as they wont offer one first when you call to complain. On a positive note, when they do clean the room, they do a good job.

    5
    « Perfect place to stay »

    Stayed 5 nights in this hotel last week and was very impressed with the service. The rooms were clean and the breakfast was excellent. All of the staff was wonderful especially Steve who worked in the restaurant. He was outstanding and couldn't have done enough for my husband and I. Location is good with short drive to attractions and restaurants. I would definitely stay in this hotel again if I'm in the Scottsdale area

    5
    « Clean, and Comfortable »

    We had a Wedding in the Family and it was held near the Best Western. The shear convenience was enough to satisfy our needs, but the rooms were clean and roomy. Parking was adequate and close to the rooms we stayed in. Breakfast was very good!

    4
    « A pleasant stay »

    We made two separate two-night stays either side of a trip to northern Arizona (a total of four nights). Our suite comprised a bedroom with a king-size bed and a sitting area with a 3-seater settee, desk and small kitchen area with a fridge and microwave; both rooms had television. Although the furnishings were rather tired-looking, the rooms were comfortable and we did not experience disturbance from the nearby airport. The outdoor pool was uncrowded during the time we were there. Breakfast in the restaurant was very good and was included in the price. The staff were friendly and I would like to make a special mention of Steve in the restaurant who did everything in his power to be helpful and friendly.

    5
    « great place to stay »

    Lana at the front desk made our stay very good, from fixing messed up reservations to helping making our check out a wonderful experience. She is a huge asset to this property. She took the extra time to make our stay wonderful.

    5
    « Pleasantly Surprised! »

    Wonderful breakfast (eggs, bacon, sausage, chili, fruit, waffles), friendly staff, and above average rooms. We arrived in Scottsdale early, and they even let us check in at 9 AM since they had one clean room ready. No complaints here - would definitely give them my business again!

    5
    « Excellent value & Comfortable stay »

    Big room, Extremely clean, friendly staff, convenient location. I will be returning! The shuttle service was very convenient and the breakfast was very nice. Others in our group used the pool and enjoyed that as well.

    4
    « Best employee is Steve at Breakfast!! »

    Double beds are not very comfortable. Maids need to be able to understand english. But...breakfast is great and Steve exceeds all expectations and the location, grounds and overall room are wonderful.

    5
    « Great Value »

    This staff at this hotel were exceptional - friendly and so helpful. The free breakfast was better than paid breakfasts at fancy restaurants. The location was great for kids because of the airport as well as proximity to places along Scottsdale road - this made grocery shopping and going out to eat very easy. I will stay here every time I visit Scottsdale.

  • 5
    « Great spot in Scottsdale! »

    This hotel is ideally situated to enjoy all that Scottsdale has to offer. The courtyard with in-ground pool is beautifully landscaped and is perfect for relaxation - and access from your room. The breakfasts are hot, varied, and delicious. We had restful, quiet nights. Plus the staff is very friendly, courteous, and helpful. I'd highly recommend the Thunderbird Suites!

    4
    « comfortable hotel amidst busy airport »

    This hotel is good for those who are early to sleep and early to rise in order to get a good night sleep. Any hotel that is near an airport is going to be noisy with departing planes and the city's helicopters. The hotel is far enough off major thoroughfares in Scottsdale that it is an oasis from all the hectic driving and trying to find your way around.

    3
    « Decent but pricey. »

    This hotel, immediately next to the Scottsdale Airport, was comfortable but could use an update. Our two room "suite," for $187 per night included a tv in each room, two fairly comfortable double beds, many pillows, and a decent temperature control system. The included breakfast was ok - not great. We stayed three nights, and the maid service cleaned only one of the three.

    3
    « Good Rooms, Tiny Bathroom, Great Breakfast and Staff »

    The suites were good although the bathroom was tiny. Breakfast in the morning was great and the staff working there was very quick in cleaning up and replacing items. The rooms were a little close to the airport so you did hear some airplane noise.

    4
    « Best Western PLUS Scottsdale Thunderbird Suites, Scottsdale, ARIZONA »

    Great place for family fun in the sun. Close to Westworld, Race Track and local adventures. Nice basic, full breakfast with very friendly staff. Clean suites, older building, nice pool with hot tub. It is located right next to the private airport so there is a bit of private jet noise in the background.

    4
    « Good lodging in a great location »

    The Thunderbird Suites offers a good basic living room, that has a small kitchenette area coupled with a large bedroom area and a very small bathroom with a tub/shower. It is a very clean well kept facility. The pool has a hot tub and the towels are available all the time beside the pool. We enjoyed the complimentary breakfast that starts at 6am. Clean, quiet, very adequate, not a lot of frills but within walking distance of great Scottsdale shopping and restaurants. We would go back.

    3
    « Room smells old »

    Room is way smaller than picture and smelly. Bathroom is very small and the shower doesn't have a plastic mat inside, so, it is very slippery. My daughter slipped and fell, so, she got brused up her knees. The sofa sleeper had potato chip crumbs and when I called to ask if they could come to make the sofa, she said no. She said that we had to do it. Perk was friendly workers and breakfast. I wouldn't reccommend this hotel. The price is too high for what it is, very dissapointed.

    4
    « Not bad »

    The rooms are very spacious and the breakfast was really great. For the price I paid, I felt like I got more than my moneys worth. I think the only downside for this place was the location. There is not much to do in the area if you are walking. I think this place is great if you are flying out or into the Airport, but for sightseeing, this is not a sightseeing type hotel. My wife and I were a little disappointed because of the location. Otherwise, it's a really nice hotel.

    5
    « Winter getaway »

    Very nice! Complimentary breakfast, lounge with inexpensive food and drinks. Clean. Employees very friendly. Our stay was two weeks and we enjoyed the area, ability to walk to many places because we did not have a car.

    5
    « Was very impressed... »

    Took a team of 17 for a soccer tourney and would stay here again without question. Went out their way on all levels to accommodate all the teams that stayed this weekend. Rooms were great for the boys and the families.

  • 3
    « An older motel, clean but unexceptional »

    Located right by the Scottsdale airport, there was occasional jet and helicopter noise, but it wasn't bad. This is an older property, where the hotel is four banks of rooms arranged in a square around a pool and courtyard. The walkways to the rooms required stairs (at least for most rooms), and were accessible to anyone (not just to hotel guests). With slider windows and doors opening onto the publicly accessible walkways, I didn't feel overly secure (though there were no issues). The room itself was a suite with a reasonable living room and two queen beds in the bedroom. The bathroom was small - the door got in the way of getting in and out of the shower, and it was easy for one knee to touch the vanity/sink side, while the other knee touched the tub/shower. Everything was clean and well maintained. The breakfast was standard low-end hot breakfast (bacon and scrambled eggs in warming trays, some limited fruit, cereal, some muffins and coffee). It was fine, but I preferred to eat elsewhere after the first day. One note. The older air conditioning unit in the room was quite noisy. I just turned it off, but if it were hot out, and you needed the air conditioning, the noise would be substantial, even on low fan speed.

    4
    « Great Place to Stay »

    WE were visiting the Scottsdale area for the first time. The free breakfast each day was excellent. The king-sized bed was very comfortable, and the hotel room was very quiet. The location was near several restaurants, which made eating dinner out very convenient.

    3
    « Decent but nothing special »

    The room was a great size since it was a suite. However the hotel was noisy, you could hear a lot of outside noise as well as sound coming from rooms around you. The pool was a pretty good size for kids to play around in. Service was pretty good, no complaints there. The complimentary breakfast was decent but nothing special.

    3
    « Reasonable stay in Scottsdale »

    BW Plus in Scottsdale is a nice place to stay, if you are not picky about your comfort. The hotel is not the best kept (bed headboards are splashed, previous guests' items are left in the bathroom, toiletries are not replenished every morning, room service either wakes you up or doesn't come for 2 days), but the proximity to the Kierland area is excellent, and you can easily get there. The proximity to the airport is not a problem, as the nearby workers made more noise than the planes. The breakfast is excellent and plentiful, and the staff overall is very friendly and nice.

    4
    « good service and breakfast »

    I stayed here because of the shuttle service to to barrett jackson and russo and steele. It is across the street from Scottsdales airport which is great if you are flying in general aviation. Great breakfast. Rooms are average but clean. Scottsdale is a pricey area to stay but close to where I wanted to go.

    2
    « Expected more for the price »

    I paid $235/night for this hotel. At this price, I expect an upscale room and some amenities. This hotel did not meet my expectations for the high price paid. This is an older hotel, and I can't understand why it is so highly rated on Tripadvisor. The bathroom is very small and my room had an exceptionally noisy bathroom fan. There is no other mirror in the room that you can use to put on makeup, and there is no makeup mirror. There is a small refrigerator, microwave and sink ? but no provided utensils, glasses, or plates. There is a pool area in the middle with a very small ?hot? tub (the temperature wasn't that hot). We could not figure out how to turn on the jets. We could find the emergency shut off, but we could never find the ?on? switch. The main pool was heated, but not enough for us to swim in January. However, the biggest insult was the towels provided in the pool area. The ?towels? were more like dish towels. They were incredibly tiny. One towel didn't come close to wrapping around me - and I'm not fat. The whole pool experience was low budget ? not what I expected for a $200/night room. The breakfast was typical Best Western, nothing fancy. The Exercise Room could hold three people, max. It was small. The elevator was in one building and my room was adjacent. The elevator did not line up with my building's floors. So you could take your luggage up to ?2? on the elevator, but then you still had to climb up or down ½ floor of steps. The hotel is right against the airport, so it is noisy during the day. The planes didn't seem to fly much at night, thankfully. The bed was comfy and I slept well. The hotel's upside is that you can walk to the new mall area from the hotel ? in the daytime. I would not recommend walking at night because the first two blocks are not very well lit and there are several empty buildings. Even if this hotel cut my bill by 50%, I would still say this hotel is not a good value. Next year, I will return to the Hyatt Old Scottsdale where I've stayed many times in the past.

    1
    « Don't let the good reviews fool you »

    I did extensive research on area hotels. The reason for my trip was because of a surgery at the Mayo Clinic. My consulting appointment was last June, and I chose to stay in the Residence Inn Desert View at Mayo Clinic. That place was wonderful. As my surgery approached, the Mayo Clinic had given me a list of several area hotels to check out. I wanted to make an informed decision, knowing I would spend a good amount of time there recovering from major surgery in November. Trip advisor was the first place I looked. I've used TA as a resource for years, and it has never failed me. I saw that many reviews for the Best Western Thunderbird Suites were favorable and they had all the amenities I was looking for, including shuttle service to the Mayo Clinic, less than 5 miles away. The price was better at the Best Western than at the Residence Inn and that of course played a big factor. I should have realized then that it was too good to be true. The pictures on this site also make Thunderbird look far nicer than it actually is. As we checked in at nearly midnight, we were exhausted from our flight and just wanted a soft bed to fall on. We rang the bell at the front desk and out walked a young man. He asked us what floor we'd like to stay on, and I indecisively said "just give us the best option". Clearly we had checked in as a couple, so I was a bit surprised to find we had been sent to a room with two double beds. They weren't big enough for us to both sleep in comfortably, and yet that's exactly what we did. Needless to say we didn't sleep well. I was also surprised to see this is an old school motel with outdoor entries to each room. Not a big fan of that. I must have missed that part in my research. The room entry door was so bad, it did not even reach the ground. Meaning the crack was so big underneath, you could see daylight. Creatures of all kinds could have crawled through there. The bathroom was tiny and I questioned whether I would be able to maneuver myself comfortably in it as a healthy adult, let alone one who is recovering from surgery. The décor was dated and there was a noise factor coming from adjacent warehouses and airport. It just was not comfortable in any way. On a positive note, my boyfriend said he did not mind this place at all since it reminded him of his military barracks. If you're into that kind of accommodation, then this is the place for you.

    5
    « Great Service! »

    This Best Wester Plus was in a good location for the conference I was attending (Kierland Westin), Dominic at the front desk was very helpful with any request I had. Good quality for the price and a good experience overall.

    3
    « Spruced up motel »

    With such high reviews, I expected more. This is an older motel that is well managed. For the price point, it is very average. Negatives - It's a motel... must go outside to get to room - Tiny tiny bathroom... did I mention tiny - Very noisy... the walls must be paper thin - Older rooms... low ceilings... noisy A/C Positives + Location... close to nice outdoor shopping + Breakfast... homemade eggs! + Rooms are spacious (except for the low ceilings) Average for the price

    1
    « Feeling duped by Trip Advisor for the 1st time »

    I did extensive research on area hotels. We're talking spreadsheets went into this people! The reason for my trip was because of a surgery at the Mayo Clinic. My consulting appointment was last June, and I chose to stay in the adjacent Residence Inn Desert View at Mayo Clinic. That place was wonderful. As my surgery approached, the Mayo Clinic had given me a list of several area hotels to check out. I wanted to make an informed decision, knowing I would spend a good amount of time there recovering from major surgery. Trip advisor was the first place I looked. I've used TA as a resource for years, and it has never failed me. I saw that many reviews for the Best Western Thunderbird Suites were favorable and they had all the amenities I was looking for, including shuttle service to the Mayo Clinic, less than 5 miles away. The pictures on this site also make Thunderbird look far nicer than it actually is. As we checked in at nearly midnight, we were exhausted from our flight and just wanted a soft bed to fall on. We rang the bell at the front desk and out walked an odd young man. I remember him mentioning the Margaret Thatcher movie out of the blue. He asked us what floor we'd like to stay on, and I indecisively said "just give us the best option". Clearly we had checked in as a couple, so I was a bit surprised to find we had been sent to a room with two double beds. They weren't big enough for us to both sleep in comfortably, and yet that's exactly what we did. Needless to say we didn't sleep well. I was also surprised to see this is an old school motel with outdoor entries to each room. Not a big fan of that. I must have missed that part in my research. The door was so bad, it did not even reach the ground. Meaning the crack was so big, you could see daylight through it. I know Arizona has critters including cockroaches, so let that sink in. The décor was dated and the bathroom was tiny. I mean so small, I was wondering if the door would open and shut properly, or if I'd be able to turn around or dry my hair without bumping into something. This clearly was not going to work for my comfort, let alone a recovery from surgery. Another thing not mentioned in the reviews is that this hotel is not consistent with what you would expect from a Scottsdale address. I had never been to Scottsdale before, so I had no idea how hoity-toity it is. this hotel certainly doesn't fit in to that description. Its near an industrial district, so the airport was very close as were some warehouse type buildings. We hear the noise of helicopters and trucks with back up safety beepers going off at all hours. On a positive note, my boyfriend said he didn't mind it, as it reminded him of military barracks. So if you're into that, this is the place for you! In the morning, we tried the free continental breakfast. as you may have guessed, it was not good. I did eat some Yoplait yogurt. It was sealed in the container and not beyond its expiration, so I felt safe with that. We checked out immediately after breakfast. A lot of money to stay for less than 12 hours, but thankfully Residence Inn Desert View allowed us to check in early at about 8 am. Someone called this a budget hotel, and that I take issue with. I ended up paying the same amount at the better place with my Mayo Clinic discount. Do not waste your money. This place is gross.

  • 5
    « Very Nice Breakfast »

    Somewhat of an interesting property in that if you do not have a ground floor or the elevator goes to your floor, you need to be able to carry your luggage up and down some stairs. This is really the only downside. The rooms were very nice, clean, and the breakfast was great. Good presentation and the eating area was nice and large. I would stay here again.

    3
    « Nice room, bath bathroom »

    This hotel in good location in regards to dining and shopping in area. Rooms very good size, but bathroom very small and tight. Bumped into door and frame several times when using bathroom. Had to squeeze past to close door to use shower. Bed a little too firm for my liking also.

    4
    « budget hotel near busy airport »

    This hotel was chosen for its location, access to restaurants, and easy to drive to. The pillows really helped my sleep as did the bed, but the planes at the airport will wake you up in time for breakfast. The modern amenities and being able to close the door to the bedroom while the other family member watched television made this a contemporary good choice. The safety of the hotel and the general neighborhood was also an important consideration for us and that is why we chose this location.

    5
    « Excellent. Feel like home »

    Great service , people very helpful Clean rooms , very good housekeeping Good price , the best deal to what you can get Front desk very helpful, ask for Lana ( she is great ) Great breakfast and friendly people ( Chava , Monica , David ... The best )

    5
    « BW PLUS ROCKS »

    We were welcomed by happy people. Thank you. We like staying at the BW Plus at Northern and 16th St in Phoenix; however, this location is PRIMO. My Apple store was walking distance and fabulous restaurants there. The hotel employees were really fun to talk to, especially the bartends and chef. We spent a couple of hours in the bar and enjoyed a fine dinner there. This was a slow time just before the holiday rush and your employees were gearing up for the busy season. We really appreciated the hospitality and the breakfast was FANTASTIC with Corned Beef Hash (my husband's favorite dish). Thank you Best Western for having the BEST pillows and bedding too. We will return. You have really great locations in the Phoenix area.

    5
    « Home away from home »

    From the day I was greeted by Lana at the front desk or made a happy cocktail by John or Lori at the end of a day, not only did the home cooking and generous portions ease the long duration I was away from my family but it helped past the time without intrusion. This is my obvious choice for anytime I am visiting the Scottsdale area as it is reasonably priced, has shuttle and a killer breakfast that will not leave you hungry, that's for sure-

    5
    « Excellent service and best included hotel breakfast »

    Have stayed here many times while visiting family in the area. This is a great Best Wester Plus close to Kierland and other Scottsdale Rd. shopping, etc and a terrific value given that it is located in a high end area. Front desk goes out of their way to make you feel welcome and they are very responsive to any requests (and I tend to have many!). Salvador in the breakfast area is fabulous - makes the best salsa and truly cares about his food and service. I never really expect to eat much when breakfast is included with the room, but this hotel's breakfast is really good - hot and cold food.

    5
    « Best secret in Scottsdale »

    This hotel was wonderful. I would highly recommend it and also eat in the bar/lounge. The food in there was better than food I have eaten in a five star restaurant and the service was outstanding. Even if I wasn't staying at the hotel I would eat there when in Scottsdale.

    4
    « Room with a view »

    A great place to stay which was close to everything. Lana was a great help in suggesting our room with a balcony overlooking the airport. We had a great time watching the private planes arriving and leaving. The room was quite even being close to the runway. Our room was very spacious, easy access to jacuzzi and pool. The only downside was the small bathroom. But overall, highly recommend!

    3
    « Competent Quarters »

    The Hotel has a interesting and enjoyable Aviation oriented Lobby and Restaurant / Bar Interior boating a rotary airplane engine in the Bar. The hot breakfast foods on the weekend seemed to be re-heated but cold cereal and fresh fruit choices were abundant . The hot Breakfast on Monday was fresh made. Due to maximizing the room occupancy, towel service was lacking. For the price, this was an excellent choice of Hotel in a nice location.

  • 4
    « Modern budget hotel amidst Scottsdale airport neighborhood »

    The entrance to the hotel is an easy turn off Scottsdale Boulevard and drivers don't seem to be in a hurry to race through the roadways to get there which made pulling into the parking lot go smoothly. Upon entrance, the hotel was professional, a brief faint smile at best, busy ansering phones and multi-tasking. I knew they were busy. Upon check-in, they were startled to hear of our scare at the Best Western in Phoenix on Northern Avenue, but were understanding and glad for our business when we explained what happened there. The hotel had modern amenities, and we both really liked the bedside chargers where the lamps were--easy switches to reach over and turn off--especially with arthritic hands. The rooms were fairly quiet with the exception of the morning flight departures from the airport. It was time to get up anyway. I like the fact they had magazines about the region for a visitor to browse through. Coming up to visit the restaurant scene in the area, we were pleased to find how easy it was to get around the general area from the hotel.

    4
    « Nice hotel But a little hard to find »

    Small Bathroom, nice to have 2 rooms my wife is and early bird and I stay up late, Good breakfast , nice sitting area with desk, fast internet. I would stay again but it was not close to my travels Scottsdale is a large city

    5
    « GOOD PLACE TO STAY »

    We love this hotel. The rooms are great and so is the staff. the breakfast is good and plenty off it. the bar needs to stay open at least till 9. They were open till 9 last time we were there. good choice of options for breakfast. Beds are comfortable and rooms are very clean.

    5
    « This one is for you..... »

    Good location, nice facility, reasonable rates, friendly and accommodating staff, convenient...what is not to like? These folks know how to make your stay very pleasant, so our recommendation is that you give them a visit. We think you will also be pleased with your stay here.

    5
    « Great Hotel »

    Staff was very helpful, professional and courteous, specially the shuttle driver Carmelito. The room was comfortable and had all the amenities. Convenient location. Breakfast was delicious, great variety, options for all the family

    2
    « Not a Best Western Plus property! »

    As a hospitality consultant, I would have to say that my experience at this Best Western Hotel property was sub-par. From the moment I checked in, to the moment I checked out was a very poor experience. It all started when my wife and I checked in on Thursday afternoon and were not greeted by the front desk attendant who appeared to be hiding in the back reading her iPhone. When we got her attention, she checked us into our room but when we got to the room, Housekeeping was still busy cleaning the room (at 3 pm). When we went back to the Front Desk, the Front desk was clearly lost as to what to do and she had no other managers on duty to help her. She said that there was no GM or MOD on duty. I asked her to have someone contact me regarding these issues. When we got to the new room, we noticed right away that there was no hot water despite leaving the water running for an extended period of time. When I contacted the Front Desk again, she told me that she had contacted Maintenance and it should be fixed. That evening, when we got back from dinner, there was still not hot water ? we did not get hot water until Friday morning. In short, no one contacted me regarding any of these issues during my stay. Overall, the room was clean and comfortable (no suitcase caddy in the room) but the bathroom was ?unfinished?. The toilet area was open to the rest of the bathroom ? putting a door would have added some privacy and allowed the room to be used simultaneously for other purposes. There was no towel rack by the shower, so there was no place to put your towel while showering and after showering, and the clothes hook on back of bathroom door was loose (basic maintenance). And just to add more inconvenience to the guest (as noted in other postings on TripAdvisor), the published TV channel guide didn't align to the TV's actual channel guide.

    4
    « Adequately Met Our Needs »

    We stayed here because our daughter had an event in The Valley and it was convenient for the shopping we wished to do the next day. I think it is a little expensive for what it offers; while we only stayed one night and didn't have a chance to use all the facilities, this is not a resort hotel. The location is very close to Scottsdale Airport; other reviewers who suggest there is no airport noise are incorrect - while this isn't a busy international airport and there is a nighttime curfew, there are a lot of helicopters and business jets that use this airport during the day. The windows do not keep out jet noise; while I am an aviation enthusiast and welcomed watching the jets taking off, this may be a nuisance for some. There is no flying at night, but it seems to restart about 7am. The wafer-thin wall construction also did not hold back TV noise from the next room - thankfully, they turned off their TV about midnight. While hotels do not have much control over guest behavior, they should build their hotels with adequate soundproofing in the first place.... The room itself (a king suite) was perfect for us three - the sofa bed was fine for our daughter - though the bathroom is tiny. The room was clean and adequately stocked, though we had to call the front desk for linens for the sofa bed - the response was quick and apologetic. Breakfast buffet was fine - there were some nice hot food items (sausages, sausage patties and an egg and potato mix). Very comfortable chairs and it was VERY pleasant to have music playing in the breakfast room rather than having a TV blaring cable news channels - thank you! :0) Check-in staff were very pleasant; we didn't interact with any other staff. The pool area looked very attractive, though we didn't have a chance to use it. Overall, it served its purpose and will be a good option when we are in the Valley.

    3
    « Good Accommodations in Scottsdale »

    We stayed at this location for a recent golf trip. The rooms were what was expected; clean and well laid out. The washroom was a little small but still functional. The Courtyard was beautiful and we took advantage of the pool and hot-tub several days. The pub was very nice and the staff was extremely friendly. The service by the front desk was excellent. My only concern was the breakfast that was included did not come close to meeting our expectations. After staying at many similar suite hotels, this part of the Hotel could use some improvement. Overall, we had a very satisfactory stay. Certainly the location was great for access to the golf we chose. I would stay here again if on another similar trip. Thanks to all of the Staff on this most recent stay for your hospitality.

    5
    « Chillas »

    Nice place to stay a good view of mountains sorrounding and nice swimming pool with spa is a good place to hang out in the evenings with a drink also the shuttle facility is so good never felt nay thing far away and because of which every thing was at a reachable distance.

    5
    « Scottsdale »

    This is the second time we stayed at this hotel. We liked it so much the first time we came back. The first time we stayed here because it was close to what we were doing. But the second time we stayed here because it was a great place to stay..People are great and the amenities are great.

  • 5
    « Aviation themed hotel »

    Excellent hotel with a history in the aviation community in the Scottsdale and central Arizona area. Even though we were next door to the Scottsdale airport, we could not hear aircraft engine noise inside the room.

    5
    « Best find »

    Booked this hotel last minute based on reviews. It is a first class hotel, clean, quiet and good staff. Almost adjacent to the Scottsdale Airport, it is still quiet. The included breakfast is one of the best I've had. For added pleasure book a room on 4th floor corner for a real balcony.

    4
    « Solid »

    We spent a little over a week staying in a different hotel room every night. Like most Best Western hotels I've stayed in, this one was clean and comfortable. The staff was very friendly and accommodating and the free continental breakfast is always a nice addition. While we didn't use the pool area, it looked very inviting and clean. If in the area again, I would definitely stay here.

    5
    « Stayed here with family on start of holiday »

    The hotel is nice and clean, room was large and had a separate sleeping area with a sofa bed in the living area. The shower was functional and clean. The breakfast was massive and very nice, to be honest i've moved hotels now after 3 nights there and miss the breakfast.... The pool and Jacuzzi were nice, and the hotel offered free WiFi. The area is nice and easy to find, just off Greenway Rd and Scottsdale Rd, or just down from the 101. All in all I would stay here again next time I'm in Phoenix.

    4
    « best western scottsdale thunderbird »

    Nice size rooms, with a large bathroom. Did have coffee available and lots of cupboard space in the kitchen, but no supplies of any sort. The room was very clean and the property is 100% non smoking, which I did not know until after we checked in. Nice pool area and ample breakfast area,

    5
    « Second time at this hotel and it was STILL GREAT!!!! »

    SO i stayed at this hotel around this same time last year for work and I was not disappointed. The staff, cleanliness, atmosphere, and location are all great. You can walk a short distance to several restaurants/ movie theater, and shopping or use the hotels shuttle to get around. The rooms are HUGE and that's an understatement. They feature a living area, sleeping area, 2 TV's a desk area and a small "food area" IE coffee maker, mini fridge, and microwave. I was here for 4 nights and it was fantastic... Can't wait to stay here again in February!

    5
    « GREAT ACCOMENDATIONS »

    A great staff, rooms, food, and location to the Mayo clinic Hospital, and airport, without airport noise. I would stay here again and I would recommend it to everyone. If you are looking for a great value at a 5 star hotel the Scottsdale Thunderbird is the best.

    4
    « Excellent lower cost alternative to meeting hotel »

    Excellent value, saved more than $1000 over meeting host hotel. Large rooms, very well designed rooms, comfortable beds, 2 sinks, minimal kitchen but way better than most, 2 TV"s, soaking tub and separate shower. American made shampoo, etc instead of potentially toxic Chinese. Better than average free breakfast, excellent shuttle service, decent pool/spa with 24 hr access (just be quiet). Wonderful and very helpful staff. Interiors all very good. Excellent location. Sort of negatives: Outside decor/paint could use some help. It is an old building, lacking in architectural finesse, could use some color and decorations. On our stay, the fitness rooms door lock was not functioning, unable to get in. But over all, a superb place to stay at an excellent price.

    3
    « Good location for access to Keirlands »

    A very average hotel that we stayed at due to location. The beds were comfy, nice that there was a door to the kitchen/living area. Pool temp was erratic and you have to chase the sun during the afternoon....it becomes very shady but that would help in the summer! The staff were always very nice, but our last day we had to move rooms late in the day due to a very foul odor in the room coming from the vents - obviously some critter had an accident in there. No mention to us of any compensation or promo for next time so I may seek a place elsewhere when I return in a few months. Our first room had a patio with no view, but the last one did have a view although no patio...a shame.

    5
    « Very impressed »

    I was thoroughly impressed with this hotel. I was in the area for a conference and was looking for somewhere inexpensive, but nice. The staff could not have been nicer and went out of their way to make sure the stay was comfortable. I will definitely stay there again if I am in the area.

  • 5
    « An oasis of calm! »

    We were slightly early but no problem - a very warm welcome from Tammy and the other front desk girls. After a quick coffee in the lobby we arrived at our suite, top floor overlooking pool ( as they all do ) as requested, very nice. Yes, the bathroom is minute - over large people would struggle in here but can put up with that. A/C quiet! A godsend after the noisy A/C we had to put up with at all our previous hotels. Had run out of toothpaste after 3 weeks on the road but no problem - front desk had supplies. Slept well although found comforter on bed rather too hot and heavy. Pitch black in bedroom with curtains drawn, had to open curtains slightly to let in a sliver of light. Room very clean due to the very hard working room maids who no one seems to mention very much!! Breakfast great! Good selection of hot and cold food items, well looked after by the very friendly and cheerful breakfast gentleman. Best breakfast all round so far! Pool area an oasis of calm - so nice. Water temp just right. Had pool to ourselves most times, blissfully peaceful. A hotel which is very popular with all manner of airport staff which is just across the road but very low key so no problems with noise. A lovely hotel, with excellent staff. Within a few minutes walk to the pretentious Scottsdale Quarter for people with more money then sense!

    4
    « Great stay »

    People were friendly and hotel was pleasant. Pool was more than we expected and food was worth the and money. Too far from the airport but was easy to get to and from. Restaurants and shopping was close.

    5
    « Nice central locationa »

    The staff is excellent rooms are comfortable and large. Resturaunt on the property. Small regional airport close by but didn't really notice it. I would stay here again the hospitality was terrific! Shopping and restaurants near by as well .

    5
    « Best Hotel Visit Yet! »

    I travel up to this area often, but this was my first time staying at the Best Western Plus, in Scottsdale. Not only was the staff amazing (I've found it hard to find truly nice, hotel staff while traveling, they were so lovely!), but the room was fantastic. If you need a comfortable, beautiful, home away from home stay here. This will be the only hotel I stay at on visits, 100% recommended!

    5
    « Best Hotel for the Money »

    Best hotel for the money. Excellent customer service. Great location and convenience for what I had to do here in the area. Full breakfast service. Pool and sauna. Great weather and close to many shops

 

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·From: Los Angeles, CA. Travel 101 US South to the I-10 East to Blythe/Phoenix. Stay on I-10 all the way to Phoenix. From I-10 in Phoenix, take Exit 147A and then Exit 147B to the AZ 51 North to Greenway Road Exit 12. Keep right onto Greenway Road and follow it for four miles to where Greenway becomes East Butherus Drive at Scottsdale Road. Continue thru the light four blocks and the Best Western Plus Scottsdale Thunderbird Suites is on the right. 391. 31 miles, approximately six hours. ·From: Las Vegas, NV. Take US 93 South toward Phoenix/Needles. Turn left to stay on US 93 South, crossing into Arizona. Merge onto I-40 East/US 93 South via the ramp on the left toward Flagstaff/Phoenix. Merg...

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