Sheraton Downtown is centrally located to multiple sporting arenas, and other attractions. Downtown does not offer much for entertainment other than sports. There are few restaurants. We dined at the hotel restaurant "District" our first night. This is my only critisism of this hotel. The food sounded good, but was so salty and oily it really wasn't even edible! Across the street there is a cute little "mall" which has a few restaurants..we ate at the Greek one. It was good. Food was well prepared and healthy, nice atmosphere too. The staff throughout the hotel are all very friendly and helpful. The pool area is nice. The gym is very good, offering not only several types of cardio equipment, but also several weight machines, free weights bands, balls, etc. It is very clean. If you want more there is a YMCA four blocks away that is very nice, and offers many group fitness classes like cycling, yoga, etc. The hotel is only 3 blocks from the light rail, which gives an economical method of travel to explore other locations if you do not have a car. Tempe, is a 20 min ride on the light rail. There one can rent a bike and ride around the lake. Bicycle Cellar is located ajacent to the Veteran's Station. They very helpful and nice, as well as resonable in pricing. Tempe was a nice little town to explore and has a lovely campus. The city Zoo and Botanical gardens are easily accesable from here too. The Botanical Gardens are pretty neat if you are not from an area with cactus. It is well layed out and very interesting. There is also Mesa, which we did not visit...but it would have been only three more stops from the light rail.
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Response to: Lovely hotel, but do not eat in the restaurant
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Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent stay with us. Your feedback is truly appreciated and a great gift that allows us to get better.
It was gratifying to hear that, in addition to exploring our hotel, you also had time to explore the area, using a couple of different modes of transportation, making for a really well-rounded trip. I always think that is an ideal way to vacation.
Regarding your comment on the meals in our restaurant, please be informed that we have recently converted to our new light Spring/Summer menu, featuring some wonderful new summer salads and vegetarian dishes! Our chefs have created a truly innovative new menu that incorporates fresh products indigenous to the Southwest. We think you would be impressed and invite you to re-visit the restaurant the next time we welcome you back to town.
Again, thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to write us. We do hope to welcome you back again soon.
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