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Tempe, AZ: Hotel & Motel Planning Guide

Find the perfect hotel in Tempe using our hotel guide provided below. Search for cheap and discounted hotel and motel rates in or near Tempe, AZ for your personal leisure or group travel. We provide the best Tempe, Arizona hotel and motel rooms. Browse the Tempe area hotels to find the perfect lodging! Please use the provided map of the Tempe hotels. Coordinating a group? Get Tempe Group Hotel Discounts or Book a Tempe Meeting

The Tempe center point is about the area of Downtown Tempe and the area of ASU Stadium- Sun Devil Stadium.

It's easy to get to Tempe, Arizona, and well-worth the trip. The town has become a progressive oasis in the state, convenient to Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Mesa. The town beckons young professionals, urbanites, culture lovers, and families to its vibrant downtown, perched on the edge of Tempe Town Lake. In fact, many students come to Tempe to study at Arizona State University and just never leave. More from this guide...

Tempe Hotels & Accommodations

Fairfield Inn & Suites Phoenix Tempe / Airport 2222 South Priest Dr., Tempe, AZ 85282 Website
  • Affordable Airport hotel
  • Hotel has 33 suites
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Aloft Phoenix Airport 4450 East Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85034 Website ~3.18 miles northwest of Tempe
  • Mid-scale Airport hotel
  • Check in: 3:00
Hampton Inn & Suites Tempe Phoenix Airport : 1550 South 52nd St. 1550 South 52nd St., Tempe, AZ 85281 Website
  • 3-star Airport property
  • Airport shuttle available
  • AC worked well
  • The majority of guests thought, the hotel was modern
Tempe Mission Palms Hotel & Conference Center : 60 East 5th St. 60 East 5th St., Tempe, AZ 85281
  • High-end Downtown hotel
  • Airport shuttle provided
  • Most guests thought the service was very professional
  • Good bar service
AC Hotel Phoenix Tempe / Downtown 100 East Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, AZ 85281
  • High end Downtown hotel
  • 6 floors in hotel
Hampton Inn & Suites Phoenix / Tempe Asu Area 1415 North Scottsdale Rd., Tempe, AZ 85281
  • Mid-scale Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 32 suites
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Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Tempe Asu Area in Tempe 2102 East Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, AZ 85281
  • Three Star Suburban property
  • Fitness center on property
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Homewood Suites by Hilton - Tempe 2104 East Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, AZ 85281
  • Affordable property
  • 4 floors in property
Holiday Inn & Suites Phoenix Airport 3220 South 48th St., Phoenix, AZ 85040 ~2.57 miles west of Tempe
  • Midscale Airport property
  • 5 floors in property
  • Most guests found the staff to be very friendly
  • Quiet location
Homewood Suites by Hilton Phoenix Airport South 4750 East Cotton Center Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85040 ~2.83 miles southwest of Tempe
  • Mid-scale Airport hotel
  • 125 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Friendly staff
  • Most guests found the kitchenette to be good
Courtyard by Marriott Tempe Downtown : 601 South Ash Ave. 601 South Ash Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281
  • Mid-scale Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 3 meeting rooms
  • TV needs to be updated
  • Free Wi-Fi in the room
Graduate Tempe - Tempe 225 East Apache Blvd., Tempe, AZ 85281
  • 3-star Downtown property
  • 7 floors in property
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Best Western Inn of Tempe 670 North Scottsdale Rd., Tempe, AZ 85281
  • Low priced Airport property
  • Check in time: 3:00 pm
  • Easily accessible by car, said 87%
  • The majority of guests thought they were poorly maintained
Aloft Tempe 951 East Playa Del Norte Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281
  • Affordable Suburban property
  • Gym is available on property
Baymont Inn & Suites Tempe Phoenix Airport in Tempe 808 North Scottsdale Rd., Tempe, AZ 85281
  • Midscale Airport hotel
  • Hotel has 4 floors
Moxy Phoenix Tempe / Asu 1333 South Rural Rd., Tempe, AZ 85281
  • 3 star Suburban hotel
  • Hotel has 4 floors
Quality Inn at Asu 1375 East University Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281
  • Low priced Airport property
  • Check-in: 3:00pm
  • Easily accessible by car, said 80%
  • Good breakfast
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Hyatt Place Tempe / Phoenix Airport : 1413 West Rio Salado Pkwy. 1413 West Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, AZ 85281
  • Three Star Airport hotel
  • 123 rooms in property
  • Almost all guests criticized the small bathroom
  • All guests enjoyed the restaurants & bars nearby
Red Lion Inn & Suites Scottsdale / Tempe Asu in Tempe 1429 North Scottsdale Rd., Tempe, AZ 85281
  • 3-star Suburban hotel
  • Has environment-friendly policy Read more
  • Everything kept very clean
  • Average wifi quality
From$55
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Springhill Suites Marriott Phoenix Tempe Airport 1601 West Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, AZ 85281
  • Three Star Airport property
  • Airport shuttle available
From$79
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Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Phoenix Tempe 2100 South Priest Dr., Tempe, AZ 85282
  • Affordable Resort property
  • 2 suites in hotel
  • Management should be more attentive
  • Good wifi quality
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Comfort Suites Airport Tempe 1625 South 52nd St., Tempe, AZ 85281
  • Mid-scale Airport property
  • Hotel has 2 meeting rooms
  • Great reception
  • Rooms are ok
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Red Roof Inn Phoenix Airport - Tempe 2135 West 15th St., Tempe, AZ 85281
  • Affordable Airport property
  • 3 floors in hotel
  • Friendly service
  • No breakfast, hot tub, hair dryer
Motel 6 Tempe Asu 1915 East Apache Blvd., Tempe, AZ 85281
  • Low Cost Downtown property
  • Check in time: 1500
Hilton Phoenix Airport in Phoenix 2435 South 47th St., Phoenix, AZ 85034 ~2.42 miles west of Tempe
  • High-end Airport hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • The majority of guests thought, the hotel was modern
  • Very nice wellness & sports facilities
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Thanks to the light rail from downtown Phoenix and downtown Mesa, getting to Tempe is easy. Once you're there, you can hop on the Valley Metro bus for a small fee or ride the free FLASH and ORBIT neighborhood circular buses. The town is also investing in a downtown streetcar, in a move designed to help residents go completely car-free.

There's so much to discover in Tempe. Sports lovers come for the football games at Arizona State, and to tee off at the city's two public golf courses. At Rolling Hills Golf Course or Ken McDonald Golf Course, you can tee off any day of the year, except for Christmas Day. The golf courses each feature pro shops, a full-service restaurant, and lessons are available. Online booking makes scheduling your day on the greens a breeze.

Much of the action in Tempe centers around man-made Tempe Town Lake, one of Arizona's most popular tourist sites. In fact, more than 2.4 million people visit the lake each year to walk, run, and bike its perimeter. Others opt for a day on the water, embarking from Town Lake Marina by boat or kayak. Tempe Town Lake is ringed with other attractions, including the Tempe Center for the Arts, a Veterans Memorial and Public Safety Memorial, parks, and recreation facilities, including volleyball courts.

Of course, a visit to Tempe is not complete without spending some time in the desert landscape. You can check out historic Native American markings on Hayden Butte, or visit Desert Botanical Garden, Papago Park, and Hole-in-the-Rock for scenic views and day hikes.

Whether you're in town for a college graduation, weekend getaway, or arts festival, make the most of your time in Tempe, Arizona in its lively downtown and Town Lake.

When to Visit Tempe, AZ

Anytime is a good time to visit Tempe, Arizona. The desert climate ensures that you'll only deal with rain once or twice a month, on average. Winters are typically mild, in the upper 60s. Though summers climb into the low 100s, low humidity makes the heat bearable.

The best time to come to Tempe depends on what kind of entertainment you plan to pursue. Tempe boasts a robust calendar of weekly, monthly, and annual events dedicated to arts and culture, and Tempe Town Lake hosts more than 40 special events each year, from the Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade to Ironman Arizona and the largest Independence Day celebration and fireworks show in the state.

Each Sunday, October through April, downtown Tempe comes alive with the 6th Street Market, a diverse showcase of local artisans, makers, and performers. Over 100 vendors and performers are slated to participate each season. For a world-class arts experience, visit during the three-day juried Fall Tempe Festival of the Arts that is held each year in late November/early December. This festival ushers in the holiday season with an exhibition of artist booths down Mill Avenue, with a slate of live music performances, street performers, exhibits, and more. The following weekend in December, Santa arrives by boat! The annual Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade delights locals and visitors with a lighted procession of festively decorated boats on Tempe Town Lake, an event which has become a favorite Arizona holiday tradition.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Tempe, AZ:

seasonality of hotel rates in Tempe

Averate Rates by Star Rating

Below we've posted 3 graphs displaying average price patterns by star rating class in Tempe, AZ. Analyze these line graphs to evaluate the most cost effective seasons to book in Tempe for your upcoming travels.

Luxury Hotels in Tempe, AZ

4 Star Average Prices: $171.72

There are several excellent luxury hotel options in and around Tempe, Arizona. For a five-star experience, check into The Phoenician, A Luxury Collection Resort Scottsdale. This grand resort is ideal for a romantic escape or a family vacation, and it is pet-friendly, too. A children's pool and children's activities ensure that you can spend time with the kids or get some alone time and ensure they are well-entertained.

Pamper yourself at the on-site spa or indulge in 24-hour pool access. You can work on your fitness at the wellness center or lounge in a pool cabana. The hotel offers ample event space, too, from intimate rooms for board meetings to grand ballrooms for galas and weddings.

If you are seeking more privacy for a honeymoon or personal retreat, check into the Canyon Suites at the Phoenician Luxury Collection. Sculpted marble tubs, sunset terraces, and fire pits are just a few of the luxury amenities you'll enjoy at the Canyon Suites.

4 Star Hotel Prices in Tempe

Affordable Hotel Options in Tempe, AZ

3 Star Average Prices: $114.49

For a value rate at a chic boutique hotel, check out Hotel Adeline in Scottsdale. The grounds feature a subtle vintage vibe, from the kidney-shaped pools to the tiki-style outdoor bar. Rooms feature funky artwork, plus upscale touches like designer toiletries and Egyptian cotton sheets.

You'll find style in spades at Aloft Hotel, located in the Tempe Arts District. Loft style blends with modern style at Aloft with fun amenities like a lobby bar, a billiards table, and a cozy outdoor pool and terrace. While you will pay for extras like breakfast here, you will discover excellent hotel rates and chic guestrooms.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Tempe

2 Star Average Prices: $82.81

2 Star Hotel Prices in Tempe

Tempe: Real Discounts

Homey-yet-luxurious Arizona Grand Resort is the perfect hotel for those seeking amenities and great rates near Tempe. You'll find amazing rates here, especially during the hot summer months. Don't miss dining under the stars at this property. The facility's name fits, as the grand property features over five floors and grounds that include a lazy river, golf courses, children's pool, and poolside bar. The fitness center rivals any outside facility in its square footage and fitness equipment. Two restaurants, a bar/lounge and poolside bar, along with breakfast service ensure you'll never have to leave the luxurious Arizona Grand Resort.

If you are seeking a luxury hotel in the heart of Tempe, Arizona, Tempe Mission Palms - Destination Hotels and Resorts should be on your radar. The hotel's central courtyard offers an escape from the downtown scene, with an outdoor pool, lounge chairs, terrace dining, and outdoor fireplaces, to ward off the desert nighttime chill. On-site event space, excellent bars, lounges, restaurants, and chic décor make this a hotspot for events and wedding parties.

Hotel Discounts in Tempe, AZ

Residence Inn Tempe Downtown/University is an excellent option for travelers seeking modern style and excellent rates. If you are a AAA member, you will secure excellent discounts at this downtown Tempe hotel. The décor is one of this hotel's most attractive features, with chic pendant lighting and seamlessly designed interiors that make you feel like you're staying at a boutique hotel at a much higher cost.

The hotel is a favorite of families visiting Arizona state students, who love the in-room kitchenettes, convenience shop, pool and spa access, free receptions, and daily breakfast. Free internet service, in-room desks, free daily newspapers, and ample event space make this hotel a favorite of business travelers, too. The hotel is also pet friendly.

For another affordable hotel option near ASU, check out Courtyard by Marriott Tempe. Clean, convenient, and comfortable, Courtyard by Marriott Tempe also offers a AAA discount.

Taste Arts and Culture in Tempe, AZ

Tempe is known as a town that supports the arts, and there's no better place to experience the breadth of offerings than at Tempe Center for the Arts. The architecturally significant facility frequently hosts international and local musical ensembles and theater troupes, as well as exhibitions in its 3,500 square-foot gallery. Each year, Tempe Center for the Arts also welcomes the community to TCA's Disrupt FEST, bringing forward-thinking, edgy performances and art to the community.

You can learn more about Tempe's past at the Tempe History Museum. The museum's free admission makes this a fascinating and affordable attraction for families and history lovers, with added value programs like free concerts. If you visit in June or July, kids can participate in Tempe Time Machine programs on select days. Third Thursdays are another favorite attraction at the Tempe History Museum, serving up dessert and coffee and a chance to interact with local artisans and historians.

For a hyper-local experience, head to downtown Tempe. Yuccata Tap Room, billed as "Tempe's original home for live music," does not disappoint. The live music sets are rivaled only by the craft beer selection. Be sure to pop in on a Tuesday for "Beers and Baos," the house specialty. Discover local flavor for a good cause at 1865 Coffee House. Indulge in a donut, iced latte, or barista brew served up by this non-profit coffee house, which benefits the Salvation Army.

Foodies with a taste for upscale creations head over to House of Tricks, where the artistic plating and fusion dishes delights all the senses. When it comes to breakfast, Tempe takes brunch seriously. Each June and July, the Tempe Brunch crawl allows participants to visit four brunch spots, enjoy specials, giveaways, and indulge in mimosas to their hearts' content.

Recent traveler reviews of Tempe, AZ

Below are reviews of the city of Tempe, AZ from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Kiwanis Community Park"
Score 5.0 / 5

The beautiful Kiwanis Community Park where we had our family picnic, again my family was impressed with the park, and Arizona Mills which was across from our hotel.

Janet S., from 29-May-2014
"Tempe is a great hub for a Pheonix area visit"
Score 4.0 / 5

Tempe was a great central location for us while visiting friends and playing golf in the greater Phoenix area. Tempe offers everything anyone could ask for for amenities. The In And Out Burger is a must! We plan on coming back sometime for Spring Training.

Karl G., from 09-Feb-2014
The average traveler rating of the city of Tempe, AZ shown above is 4.5 out of 5 based on 2 reviews
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