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“Comfortable and Modern” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Residence Inn Tempe Downtown/University

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Residence Inn Tempe Downtown/University
Ranked #8 of 49 Hotels in Tempe
Certificate of Excellence
Chicago, Illinois
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36 reviews
29 hotel reviews
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“Comfortable and Modern”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2013

We recently had an overnight stay at the Residence Inn. It was a great experience. Upon walking in, you feel as though you have entered a modern apartment building lobby. Parking is convenient as it is in the attached garage (free on weekends).

The room was well laid out and nicely decorated. We are not ones to usually stay at a Residence Inn, but were happy with our selection. The room was super clean and inviting. The colors are bright and modern touches made it feel fresh. The one downside was that the air conditioner vents were directly across from the bed and made for a breezy nights sleep. But the air worked great... which you definitely need in AZ.

The morning breakfast in the lobby was excellent. They had all of the basics covered and one really can't complain as it is all well prepared.

The front desk staff was efficient, friendly and personable.

For the rates, you really can't beat it.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank funandrelaxation
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Jeffrey K, General Manager at Residence Inn Tempe Downtown/University, responded to this review, October 21, 2013
Thank you so much for staying with us and taking the time to write a review of our hotel. We are ecstatic to now be open here in the heart of Downtown Tempe. I was happy to read that you enjoyed your stay at this very atypical Residence Inn. We hope to see you again sometime soon.

~Jeff
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2013

The Residence Inn Tempe Downtown is in a fantastic location, just across from Sun Devil Stadium and steps away from the center of Mill Avenue. You can walk easily to restaurants, bars, shopping, ASU campus, etc. Parking is very easy in the attached garage. Also, the light rail and bus stops are just across the street. Additionally, the hotel offers a complimentary airport shuttle. I chose this hotel (despite being a local) because I had an event and needed to be close by. Plus, I wanted to be able to walk since I would be drinking.

The rooms are quite nice. They are the new Residence Inn design and are modern & comfortable. The layout of the room really works well and truly has a residential feel. I especially enjoyed the great work space layout in the room. The room did have some cleanliness issues. There was hair on the bathroom floor and their seemed to still be some dust from construction.

The associates I encountered were all especially friendly and helpful. All things considered, it was a very good stay and I would definitely consider a return visit.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Alex B
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PHXTD, Manager at Residence Inn Tempe Downtown/University, responded to this review, October 11, 2013
Hi Alex B.

Thank you so much for being our very first review on our Trip Advisor Page! We especially appreciate your comments on how to make our hotel an even better experience for future guests. We have followed up with our housekeeping department and will see to it that we are keeping a lookout for construction dust that may be lingering around. We're so glad you found our staff to be helpful and friendly and that you enjoyed your stay!
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Property: Residence Inn Tempe Downtown/University
Address: 510 S Forest Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281-6490
Location: United States > Arizona > Central Arizona > Tempe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 49 Hotels in Tempe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn Tempe Downtown/University 3*
Number of rooms: 173
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover the perfect balance of comfort and convenience at Residence Inn Downtown Tempe/University. As one of the top hotels in Tempe, AZ, we offer easy access to Arizona State University, Mill Avenue District and Tempe Town Lake. Back at the hotel, enjoy large suites with separate spaces for sleeping, living and working, plus fully equipped kitchens for a home-away-from-home feel. Sleep peacefully at night in luxurious bedding, and wake to a free breakfast each morning in the lobby. Our fitness center lets you stay fit even while on the go, and our outdoor, rooftop pool provides lovely views of the desert landscape. Don't worry about missing your flight with our free shuttle service to PHX Airport. Relax in the evening with premium movie channels, or mingle with guests at The Residence Inn Mix, offering cocktails and snacks. Whether traveling on business or leisure, you'll always stay connected with complimentary Wi-Fi throughout our hotel. Book your stay today and start planning your adventures! ... more   less 
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