Whether you’re in town visiting your ASU student, here to reminisce at an Alumni event, or looking to stay somewhere close to the Arizona State University, Tempe boasts a great selection of hotel properties to choose from. With a mix of property types, including full-service, limited service, suite properties and economy hotels, you’ll enjoy being close to campus while also discovering great food and attractions around every corner. Check out our list of hotels that are within 2 miles of the Memorial Union, also known as the heart and soul of ASU’s Tempe Campus.
These hotel properties are perfect when you are visiting for ASU Graduation, ASU Move-in Week, ASU Homecoming Games and so much more. Take full advantage of short commutes and public transportation to make visiting this college town a breeze.
100 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 642-6140
Known for lakeside views and their rooftop pool, AC Hotel Phoenix Tempe/Downtown is located just north of Downtown Tempe. You’ll have easy access to activities and events at Tempe Town Lake, and you’re across the street from Sun Devil Football Stadium and “A” Mountain. Start your day with their European-inspired breakfast. The hotel also happens to be on the route of the brand new Tempe Streetcar, opening Fall 2021.
951 E. Playa Del Norte Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 621-3300
Open your Marriott Rewards to something different in the Tempe area. This contemporary hotel is inviting and fun with casual, cool amenities you’d expect for the business or leisure traveler. Guests are within walking distance to great food options including Macayo’s Mexican Restaurant, In-N-Out and Monroe’s Hot Chicken at the new Watermark Tempe.
670 N. Scottsdale Rd., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 784-2233
Best Western is conveniently located off major freeways and north of campus near some great food from fast casual to full service, shopping at Tempe Marketplace and a quick drive to neighboring cities like Scottsdale and Phoenix. They also offer an indoor and outdoor pool/spa area making play time fun year-round.
108 E. University Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 968-6800
Looking out most of the windows of the Canopy provides direct site lines to ASU Tempe Campus. Just a short jaunt to historic Old Main, Palm Walk and many ASU buildings, guests can enjoy this boutique hotel while benefiting from their Hilton Honor and Hilton Clean Stay programs. Discover award winning cuisine at their full-service restaurant, Alter Ego, and don’t miss the rooftop pool and Alibi bar on the 14th floor with panoramic views of the Superstition Mountains and South Mountain. Plan an awesome Graduation Party in one of their comfortable meetings rooms that feels way less like a meeting room and more like a casual lounge, or hit their eastside terrace for an intimate experience with your family.
808 N. Scottsdale Rd., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 858-9898
This property offers large, spacious suites for you to enjoy during your visit. On-site laundry convenient for those longer stays, easy grab-n-go breakfast and an airport shuttle offer the convenience of traveling. You’ll also find they have a great fitness center so you don’t miss a beat while on your stay and a huge outdoor pool with cabanas and lounge chairs so you can enjoy your visit even more.
225 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 967-9431
This southwestern designed hotel has a charming lobby that is adorned with artwork curated locally. Graduate Hotels are known for placing themselves adjacent to university campuses and engulfing their team and hotel design to eat/drink/sleep that particular campus. When you check in, your room key is a Student I.D., the front desk has pages from Charles Darwin’s book “The Origins of Species,” in which an ASU professor actually discovered LUCY, the origin of man. You’ll also enjoy scenic garden views or stand out views of ASU Gammage, a Frank Lloyd Wright designed theater across Apache Blvd.
1415 N. Scottsdale Rd., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 941-3441
We love a Hampton for the waffles alone, but this property has easy access to neighboring cities and takes you just north of the 202 Red Mountain Freeway, making it a breeze to explore Tempe as well as other cities in the Phoenix area. Enjoy their climate-controlled pool and comfortable beds, and wake up refreshed for a day of fun.
1031 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 966-7202
Apache Blvd. Is known for its plethora of globally inspired cuisine, from Pakistani to Chinese and Mediterranean, so your taste buds will thank you for choosing this hotel to hang your hat during your visit. You’ll be within walking distance to the nearest Valley Metro Light Rail station and the Tempe Street Car to take you all around campus and along Apache Blvd. Pack your best stretchy pants!
601 E. 6th St., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 207-1578
This dual branded property offers suite options as well as standard studio rooms that are beautiful, comfortable and in the heart of ASU Tempe Campus. We love their rooftop bar and pool that give you great views of the city. Other modern amenities and a covered parking garage ensure a great stay when you’re visiting Tempe.
1413 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 804-9544
Where can you find a property that has a restaurant on-site, a large pool and is pet-friendly? Right here! We love all the modern amenities this hotel has to offer with easy access to the airport, free parking and so much more. These spacious guest rooms have a separate living area making it easy to stretch out for a few days and feel right at home.
1333 S. Rural Rd., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 968-3451
We’re obsessed with this hip hotel brand that has all the feels of New York lounge mixed with a hint of vintage, all with modern amenities. You’re greeted at check-in with a welcome drink (alcoholic or non-alcoholic), and can chill poolside in their spacious pool and lounge area. We love the proximity to Arizona State University, your favorite food chains, and even better, locally owned globally inspired cuisines that can be found along Apache Blvd.
510 S. Forest Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 967-2300
Located just east of Mill Avenue, next to Tempe City Hall, is the beautiful Residence Inn. Enjoy the incredible lounge for meeting up with your favorite Sun Devil, a quick jaunt to local favorite spots like Postino Annex, Snooze AM Eatery and Cafetal Coffee Co., and a spacious rooftop area with a state-of-the-art fitness center and pool with views of “A” Mountain. There’s an on-site parking garage and an airport shuttle. This property is perfect for extended stays in case you’re moving your graduate in or out of campus, visiting for graduation or family weekend, or just staying a bit longer while you visit destinations to the north like Payson and Sedona.
601 S. Ash Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 966-2800
Just west of Mill Avenue, you’ll find Sonesta Select Tempe Downtown. This hotel offers spacious rooms, a large pool area for a great day with the family and is close enough to the action of Mill Avenue restaurants and taverns. We love this hotel for its close proximity to just about everything.
1601 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 968-8222
This Marriott property offers spacious suites with on-site amenities that you’d expect to enjoy while on vacation, like a lovely outdoor pool, a complimentary airport shuttle and a fitness center. You’ll even find a wide variety of snack options in the lobby. Everything you need to make the most of what we can assume will be a very busy visit with your Sun Devil.
1020 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 887-4703
Located near ASU and Downtown Tempe, this conveniently located hotel is within walking distance to METRO Light Rail and the 101 freeway. There are also several delicious restaurants nearby to satisfy every taste and budget.
60 E. 5th St., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 894-1400
One of the most iconic Tempe hotels, Tempe Missions Palms Hotel is known for its palm tree adorned exterior, relaxing rooftop pool that magically hides you from the sounds of a bustling city, and incredible access to the nearby restaurants, bars and taverns on Mill Avenue. Guests can enjoy modern amenities and recently renovated rooms and lobby at this delightful property that make your stay most enjoyable.
1375 E. University Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 774-2500
Recently renovated and located near some of the most fun attractions and restaurants, like Salut Kitchen Bar, Republic Ramen and August Karaoke Bar, find yourself at The Tempest Hotel at ASU. You’re a short distance from campus with shopping, dining and entertainment at nearby Tempe Marketplace and Downtown Tempe.
11 E. 7th St., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 968-8885
Enjoy luxury and relaxation at The Westin Tempe. With the highest rooftop bar and pool in the East Valley located on the 18th floor, you’ll be enjoying Arizona views from every angle. Guest rooms and suites are equipped with iconic Heavenly® Beds and don’t miss checking out the ultimate fitness center. It will also feature three new restaurant options, for everything from morning coffee to evening cocktails at the Skysill Rooftop Lounge.
Opening Fall 2021
511 S. Farmer Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (800) 528-1234
This is a boutique Best Western brand, but it’s not your dad’s Best Western. From cool interiors to a rooftop lounge, this new hotel is located in the Farmer’s District just west of Downtown Tempe and nearby transportation a plenty. We love the food options nearby at Culinary Dropout at The Yard and The Lodge Sasquatch Kitchen. The Vib Tempe is scheduled to open late October 2021.