Planning a trip can be a lot of work. That is why staying at a hotel with an on-site restaurant is so convenient and it knocks out half of your planning to-do list: Where to stay and where to eat. We love trying out new restaurants and driving to nearby local spots, but sometimes it’s just easier to have a dining option within steps from your room. After or before a long day of exploring Tempe, we wouldn’t want anyone being too hangry for too long! Lucky for you, many of Tempe’s hotels offer quality on-site dining options.
*Hotels are taking precautionary measures in light of COVID-19. Service and hours may be limited. Please contact the hotel directly for more inquiries.
100 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 642-6140
A great way to start your day in Tempe is with a full stomach. AC Kitchen, found in the AC Hotel Phoenix Tempe/Downtown lobby, offers a European-inspired breakfast for $16 per person. From sliced prosciutto to fresh French croissants, there is no need to leave your hotel for a satisfying morning meal.
Breakfast: Friday – Sunday: 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.
After a full day of meetings or sight-seeing, the AC Lounge is the perfect space to get-together with your colleagues or friends over their full-service bar. Enjoy their signature cocktails, local craft beers, and small plates in their spacious dining and seating area.
Dinner: Monday – Sunday: 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
108 E. University Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 968-6800
Alter Ego is located on the ground floor of the hotel, decorated with gorgeous modern interiors with art pieces from local artists. They also have an open patio with a view of Downtown Tempe and Arizona State University. I wouldn’t blame you if you eat here even if you aren’t a hotel guest. Alter Ego serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, plus they have a menu of hand-crafted cocktails. Our favorites? Their Katsu Chicken Sandwich or the Ego Burger, made with Canopy Angus blend, Spiked Aioli, and Bacon Jam.
Breakfast: Monday – Friday 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Lunch & Dinner: Sunday – Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Brunch: Saturday – Sunday 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
If you’re thirsty for more, head upstairs and try Alibi, Canopy by Hilton Tempe’s rooftop lounge. This is where you can catch a sunset, sit poolside, and sip on a nice cold drink all at the same time. They also offer a poolside bites menu, which is inspired by street food from around the world. Try their Poki Sampler or their Steamed Pork Buns for some great bites.
Thursday – Friday: 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Sunday: 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.
2100 S. Priest Dr., Tempe, AZ 85282 | (480) 967-1441
Milagros Restaurant (Temporarily Closed)
From salads to burgers, fish to prime rib, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Phoenix Tempe’s on-site restaurant has something for everyone. Their most recommended menu item is their tortilla soup, so be sure to try it. They are open from breakfast to dinner, 6 a.m.- 10 p.m.
*Currently closed. They have a breakfast and dinner bar available by the lobby.
4400 S. Rural Rd., Tempe, AZ 85282 | (480) 897-7444
2000 W. Westcourt Way, Tempe, AZ 85282 | (602) 225-9000
Top of the Rock
A local and traveler’s favorite dining destination, Top of the Rock specializes in contemporary fine dining, boasting panoramic views of Phoenix, Tempe, and Scottsdale. They also have a patio, which is the ideal spot to enjoy a cocktail and watch the sunset. It is a perfect complement to a stay at the Marriott Phoenix Resort Tempe at The Buttes or a memorable spot for a delicious dinner any time of year.
Open Thursday – Sunday: 5 – 9 p.m.
Thirsty Cactus Pool Bar and Grill (Available for hotel guests only)
Marriott Phoenix Resort Tempe at The Buttes is known for its resort-style pools carved out of the mountainside and outdoor amenities. Hotel guests can stay at the pool all day with the adjacent Thirsty Cactus Pool Bar and Grill, where you can savor burgers, sandwiches and enjoy refreshing drinks.
Lunch hours may vary: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Lobby Lounge (Available for hotel guests only)
Lobby Lounge is a casual alternative dining spot located by the hotel lobby. You can enjoy a view of Tempe, with its floor-to-ceiling windows, while you sip on some cocktails post-meeting or enjoy lunch with colleagues and family.
Lunch hours: 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Market Café (Available for hotel guests only)
If you’re looking for a quick bite, the Market Café is the place to grab a cup of coffee and light breakfast. They have an indoor picturesque waterfall and koi pond, so take a seat and relax here before heading out for a great day in Tempe.
Breakfast hours: 6:30 – 10:30 a.m.
601 E. 6th St., Tempe, Arizona, United States, 85281 | (480) 207-1578
H-Bar (Available for hotel guests only)
Hyatt House/Hyatt Place is one of the newest hotel additions in Tempe. Sip on creative poolside cocktails and enjoy some appetizers at the H-Bar. Located on the 8th floor by the rooftop pool, they have an amazing view overlooking the Arizona State University Campus and Downtown Tempe, with plenty of seating.
Open Wednesday – Saturday: 5 – 10 p.m.
Morning Spread (Available for hotel guests only)
A complimentary morning spread is available to all hotel guests. A selection of pre-packaged breakfast items, hot breakfast sandwiches, fresh fruit and yogurt can be enjoyed in their spacious dining area, located on the first floor.
Open Monday – Friday: 6:30- 9:30 a.m. | Saturday & Sunday: 7 – 10 a.m.
60 E. 5th St. Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 894-1400
The Mission Grille
Dine in their beautiful courtyard or inside the restaurant to start off your day with their traditional American breakfast dishes.
Open Daily: 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Harry’s Place serves delicious entreés and small plates, from Queso Cactus Dip to Pan Seared Salmon they have a great selection of dishes to try. If you’re visiting during the winter, enjoy your meal while sitting near their outdoor fireplace.
Open Daily: 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Cabana Bar & Grill (Available for hotel guests only)
Cabana Bar & Grill is located right by the Tempe Mission Palms’ rooftop outdoor pool. Sip on some cocktail while you catch a tan and enjoy the view of “A” Mountain and Downtown Tempe.
Open Saturdays and Sundays with a select menu.
11 E. 7th St., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 968-8885
Coming soon. Opening July 2021.