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Holiday Inn Express Phoenix Airport (University Drive)

3401 E University Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85034-7211
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 07/28/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 07/28/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#67 of 185 hotels in Phoenix
Whether you are in Phoenix for business or pleasure, the newly-renovated Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Phoenix Airport has all the comforts and conveniences you would expect from luxury airport hotels. Centrally located near I-10 and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, our location gives easy access to downtown Phoenix and Tempe, including the Phoenix Light Rail, Chase Field, Phoenix Convention Center, Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe Town Lake, Phoenix Zoo, US Airways Arena, Arizona State University, University of Phoenix, and Ewing Irrigation. This 4-story hotel features 114 beautifully appointed guest rooms and free high-speed (wired & wireless) internet service. You may also enjoy our 'park and fly' and eliminate worries of high airport parking rates. Nearby you will find Mill Avenue, Arizona Mills Shopping Mall, award-winning golf courses, restaurants & nightlife, and casinos. You will find yourself amazed with our award-winning service, convenient location, and spacious guest rooms featuring our Stay Smart bedding collection, microwaves, refrigerators, expanded cable and free HBO. Don t forget our complimentary freshly prepared breakfast buffet, including a variety of hot items like sausage, sausage gravy, omelets, biscuits, and a make your own pancake station.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Free airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Vending machine
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Fax / photocopying
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish


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8640 wrote a review Jul 2020
Bishop, California471 contributions123 helpful votes
Spent the night here recently before flying out of PHX Airport. This stay was during the COVID 19 period and I was impressed by the precautions being taken by the hotel and staff. The room was clean and comfortable and was very close to the airport. Transportation to and from the airport is available if needed. All staff encountered were professional and polite. I'd stay here again if needed.
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Date of stay: June 2020
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Weepee45 wrote a review Mar 2020
Ferndown, United Kingdom108 contributions32 helpful votes
Slightly tucked away so not noisy but very convenient for the airport. Friendly and helpful staff. Comfy bed and good coffee machine in room with fridge and microwave. Superb walk in shower and clean throughout. My only comment would be to please add another toaster in the breakfast area. One two slice toaster is just no enough. Apart from that the inclusion of breakfast in the price is great. A free ride to the terminal as well.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Buzzsaw22 wrote a review Mar 2020
Shelton, Washington357 contributions145 helpful votes
Nice updated hotel with free breakfast, free large pool and hot tub, nice bar, business and reading rooms. Has a Waffle House restaurant next door. It is located in a large corporate area so it is fairly quiet. Has free shuttle to and from the airport. Excellent and knowledgeable staff. Has a decent gym, and small pantry and sundries shop.
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Date of stay: March 2020
fussypants7 wrote a review Feb 2020
Montana44 contributions29 helpful votes
We stayed here the night before an early flight and it was exactly what we needed. The front desk gentleman was really nice (don’t recall his name, French accent) and gave us an upgrade. The shuttle runs consistently and took us to the airport at 0410. The only thing I would improve is there are no USB charging ports in the room, so don’t forget your adapter!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Twigman56 wrote a review Feb 2020
Mays Landing, New Jersey8 contributions2 helpful votes
Some people had said that because this place was in the “city”, it wouldn’t be nice. However we found it to be the opposite. Building was clean inside and out, rooms were clean. Nothing wrong with this place at all. Staff was very nice as well. Would consider staying there again.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
$96 - $234 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday Inn Express Phoenix Airport (University Drive)
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Inn Express Phoenix Airport (University Drive)?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Holiday Inn Express Phoenix Airport (University Drive)?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Holiday Inn Express Phoenix Airport (University Drive)?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Holiday Inn Express Phoenix Airport (University Drive)?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn Express Phoenix Airport (University Drive)?
Conveniently located restaurants include Peppersauce Cafe, Waffle House, and Cookin' On Wood.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Holiday Inn Express Phoenix Airport (University Drive)?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Holiday Inn Express Phoenix Airport (University Drive) have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Holiday Inn Express Phoenix Airport (University Drive) offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Holiday Inn Express Phoenix Airport (University Drive)?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Holiday Inn Express Phoenix Airport (University Drive) offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Holiday Inn Express Phoenix Airport (University Drive)?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Holiday Inn Express Phoenix Airport (University Drive)?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Orpheum Theater (4.6 miles), The Rosson House Museum (4.1 miles), and Hunt's Tomb (4.3 miles).