I stayed here because it was only a 2 blocks walk to the Phoenix Convention Center, an excellent venue for a conference, and I am a member of the Marriott Rewards program at the Gold Elite level. Also it was one of the two suggested hotels for conference attendees. Every staff member I encountered was friendly and desired to be helpful. I ate in the Café for breakfast both mornings. The continental breakfast is $13 and includes fresh fruit, pastries, bagels, and oatmeal. If you want a chafing dish item (eggs, etc.) you would have to order the full buffet, or you could order from the menu. I did use the fitness center on the 5th floor. It had a variety of machines, and at least half a dozen of most types.
It is about a 20 minute taxi ride from Sky Harbor Airport at a cost of approximately $20 including tip. I decided to do this instead of renting a car and having to pay a high price for overnight parking.
My chief complaint was the block party on Saturday night. It turned out to be a celebration of the hotel's 2 year anniversary, and the public as well as hotel guests were invited. I did not see any signs in the lobby about this, and did not check the hotel happenings channel, so I was rather unhappy to return from my conference only to hear LOUD music in the street below my room. I called the front desk to inquire as to what was transpiring and how long it was expected to continue. I was assured that it would end at 11 p.m. When I checked out the next morning the desk clerk asked whether I enjoyed my stay. I did mention that I was unable to go to sleep before midnight and that had I been informed of this block party I would have asked to be located on the other side of the building. She apparently advised the Sr. Manager of Hotel Operations of my dismay because he telephoned me within a couple of hours of my departure. I did appreciate his quick follow-up and concern that he wants all hotel guests to have an enjoyable stay. He offered an acceptable compensation for the noisy night. I read other reviews but did not find the hotel to be "tired," as it is just celebrating its 2 year anniversary as the Renaissance. The bed was comfortable, and everything was in working order. I would stay here again, but ask for a higher floor or to be in an even-numbered room so as not to face the street on which the hotel fronts if I were to be there on their next anniversary!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy an artful and memorable urban retreat when you book a stay at Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel. We offer easy access to some of the city's finest attractions, including the Talking Stick Resort Arena (home of the Phoenix Suns), Chase Field (home of the Arizona Diamondbacks), Phoenix Zoo, Orpheum Theatre and Heard Museum. Plus, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) is just 4 miles from our front doors. Guest rooms at our hotel in downtown Phoenix, Arizona feature stylish decor, luxurious bedding, LCD TVs, premium bath amenities and spectacular cityscape views. Enjoy fine dining at our celebrated restaurants, and stay in shape at our state-of-the-art fitness center and heated rooftop pool. Discover style and comfort at Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel. Please note that valet parking for the hotel costs $32 per night. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel Phoenix
- Wyndham Phoenix
- Phoenix Wyndham