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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Phoenix Tempe University

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1031 East Apache Boulevard, Tempe, AZ 85281 (Formerly Tempe University Inn)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I planned to stay for 2 nights but unfortunately power was out on the second night due to a severe storm. I had to leave the hotel as the power was not expected to be turned in until 4 am. I must tell you that the entire staff was very helpful during this ordeal. Justin, the manager on duty, tried... More 

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Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Two of us stayed at this location for four nights in July 2015. The property is well maintained and appears recently renovated though one desk clerk said it had been a couple of years. The carpets were clean with no stains, the paint on the walls was crisp and had no dings or scuffs. The beds and pillows were comfortable.... More 

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Angie M, Regional Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Phoenix Tempe University, responded to this review

jjlash ~ Thanks for taking the time to write a review about your recent experience at our property. We value your feedback and glad you enjoyed your stay. We will make sure and address the quality of breakfast so the next time you stay with us everything will be perfect. Thanks again and hope to see you soon! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

Where I'm from we have an amazing HIE in California. I was hoping with the reviews and my previous experience - I would have good luck... I'm sorry but this place is awful. From the old run down true feeling of this place, the moldy bathtub (yes moldy- so moldy I wore shower shoes) and uneasy feeling about the door... More 

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Angie M, Regional Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Phoenix Tempe University, responded to this review

Iggywiggly ~ Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review about your recent review. We value all feedback as it only helps improve ourselves. We are sorry that your stay wasn't enjoyable. With your concerns we will make sure we address these with the proper department. As far as the bath tubs go we are resurfacing the... More 

San Francisco, California
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23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I was in town for a night and looking for a good value with easy access to downtown Phoenix for a baseball game. This hotel is a 5 minute walk from the super convenient light rail which made going to the game a cinch. The hotel was fairly typical for a holiday inn express. I was happy for the bigger... More 

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Angie M, Regional Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Phoenix Tempe University, responded to this review

Lowetide8 - Thanks for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay at our property. We are glad our location worked out perfect for you while attending at game in Phoenix and having the access to the light-rail. We look forward in seeing you again the next time your travel needs bring you to Tempe. Take Care! More 

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31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Right off I10. Easy to get to with friendly staff. The breakfast was good,and the room was quiet. The room shows some customer abuse, but it was clean and the beds were comfy. Good internet connection. Two very good restaurants within easy walking distance (across the parking lot) and a mall across the street in the other direction. I would... More 

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Angie M, Regional Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Phoenix Tempe University, responded to this review

Ontheroadknow ~ Thanks for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Phoenix University Tempe. We value all of our guest feedback and use it as encouragement and training. We hope to see you again the next time your travel needs bring you to Tempe. Take Care! More 

Salt Lake City, Utah
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46 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Our party of four stayed one night here to attend the Utah vs. ASU game at Sun Devil Stadium. It was very affordable and in a prime location. We used the free shuttle from the airport then took a short walk from the hotel to the Tempe train/metro. That took us directly to the stadium and to Mill Avenue. If... More 

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Angie M, Regional Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Phoenix Tempe University, responded to this review

Zachtuck ~ Thanks for taking the time to write a review... We are glad our hotel worked out for your stay during the Utah vs ASU game... I am glad having the complimentary shuttle saved you from having to rent a car and our location worked perfect. We hope to see you again the next time your travel needs bring... More 

prescott,arizona
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241 reviews
86 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We stayed here several nights in March with another couple and had a pleasant stay at a typical HIE. Location very good and prices very competitive. Room comfortable as was bed and it was quiet; room and bathroom spotless. Staff friendly and helpful. Breakfast average. Would stay again.

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Angie M, Regional Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Phoenix Tempe University, responded to this review

Sueprc ~ Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review about your experience at our property. We love hearing you enjoyed your stay and that you would stay with us again. We look forward in seeing you again the next time your travel needs bring you to Tempe. Take Care! More 

Rochester, MN
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26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We stayed at 3 HIE hotels while on a 2 week "snow bird" vacation around AZ and NM and while this is an OK hotel I'd stay between 2-3 stars at best. No problems with cleanliness but room decor was a bit shabby, breakfast area was pathetic (food was OK but tiny area, go eat in the lobby which was... More 

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Angie M, Regional Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Phoenix Tempe University, responded to this review

SE_MN_warmth_seekers - Thanks for taking the time to write a review and thank you for your loyalty! We value your feedback as it helps us improve ourselves. We are glad the location worked out for you. Being a conversion property we did make some changes and added the breakfast area. (Before they didn't have one) so with the additional seating... More 

Thousand Oaks, CA
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24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Staff here are excellent. Free shuttle was a godsend from the airport. Driver arrived quickly and was very helpful with local information. Front desk stored our bags and even loaded them on the shuttle after we had checked out in the evening of the next day. Shuttle driver not only took us to a local restaurant, but picked us back... More 

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Angie M, Regional Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Phoenix Tempe University, responded to this review

Ocean4ever ~ Thanks so much for your great review.. We value your feedback as it only helps us improve ourselves and it also helps our future guest. We are glad that having a shuttle helped you out during your stay. It is always nice to hear that our shuttle driver is very accommodating. Look forward in having you back as... More 

Calgary, Canada
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140 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Had a good sleep and decent rest for 5 nights on a recent golf trip. Breakfast was ok for me cereal ect, father in law enjoyed the glutin free bagels, nice touch holiday inn!. Rest was pretty basic but comfortable and a reasonable price.

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Angie M, Regional Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Phoenix Tempe University, responded to this review

Grant L ~ Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay. And thanks for choosing to stay with us while on your golfing get a way... We are glad our property worked for your stay while in Tempe. We hope to see you again soon the next time your travel needs bring you... More 

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