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“Perfect Tempe Location” 5 of 5 stars
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Courtyard Tempe Downtown
Ranked #12 of 47 Hotels in Tempe
Certificate of Excellence
globalflyereal
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89 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Perfect Tempe Location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

Located in the heart of downtown Tempe, the hotel is ideal to walk to any venue or bar/restaurant in Tempe. Very clean, safe and comfortable. A free shuttle service on the half hour to the airport. Very friendly service. Ask for a room not facing Ash Street or you may be bothered by the Light Rail noise. The only downfall is the price. $169 a night is steep.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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James O, General Manager at Courtyard Tempe Downtown, responded to this review, February 21, 2013
Thank you for letting others know you enjoyed your stay and found the hotel was perfect. We do have many guests taking advantage of the proximity to Tempe’s vibrant downtown! Our connectivity to other parts of Metro Phoenix is enhanced by the Light Rail and our shuttle service to the airport! Come visit again!

Sincerely,

James O'Meara
General Manager
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

I spent a couple of days interviewing ASU students at the Engineering Career Center, and the Courtyard was just a perfect location. The drive from the airport was easy, and the hotel is just a couple blocks from the career center - the AWS guest parking lot I would have used was further than the hotel itself! And the same distance away is Mill Ave. with lots of restraurants and bars. The room was nicely equipted with everything I needed. I didn't have a good opportunity to use it, but the pool and hottub were inviting and I'm disappointed I didn't find the time. If I have to go back to ASU for work, I'm definitely staying at the same location.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank EricSchreiber
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James O, General Manager at Courtyard Tempe Downtown, responded to this review, February 21, 2013
Many of our guests are in Tempe to participate in ASU activities and find our location is exceptional. When you add the dining and entertainment options within walking distance, we can’t be beat! Thanks for letting others know about your experience and we look forward to your return visit!

Sincerely,

James O'Meara
General Manager
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Seattle, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

I have chosen this hotel for a large group of university administrators who participated in a seminar at ASU. Everything there was arranged beautifully and everyone worked hard, starting from the manager Katy Gross and all the staff members who were extremely nice and polite, ready to help and explain, arrange for a shuttle to the airport, etc. Their breakfasts are delicious and served at a first notice, rooms were always clean and quite spacious. Bright colors and nice interior design, and a pool outside made our stay here very pleasant. Just wanted to express my gratitude to the administration and the staff of the hotel. Good job, thank you.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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James O, General Manager at Courtyard Tempe Downtown, responded to this review, February 21, 2013
Our sincere thanks for letting us know we exceeded our expectations! We are pleased to have a great team, lead by Katy, who is passionate about customer service and taking care of every guest!


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James O'Meara
General Manager
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

This was a wonderful hotel that my family will likely go back to stay with again. It's convenient and close to stores (we got our baby supplies at Whole Foods and Safeway, < 5 miles away), and it's in walking distance (about 2 blocks) from the start/finish lines for the Soma Triathlon and AZ Ironman. The staff was very accomodating to us, since we traveled with our infant, and they provided a pack and play for her to sleep in, as well as a refrigerator. The bed is very comfortable, just like we want it (my husband wants to buy one to replace ours). When we had issues with the sink not draining, they immediately tried to resolve the issue, and when they couldn't- sent help so we can move rooms. They totally (I feel) went out of their way to make our stay comfortable. The cafe downstairs was reasonable for us (<$40 per meal) for breakfast and dinner and Starbucks was available 24/7. We wished it offered lunch too, although a lot of restaurants are in the Mill Ave area, about < 10 minutes walk. ZTejas is just beyond the hotel parking lot, so that too was great. Very friendly staff.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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James O, General Manager at Courtyard Tempe Downtown, responded to this review, February 21, 2013
We appreciate your review via Trip Advisor! It is rewarding to learn that our team was able to assist in many ways to make your stay comfortable for you and your little one. Our guests do enjoy the location to Tempe activities and the amenities of the hotel to ease the stress travel can often bring! We look forward to a repeat visit someday.

Sincerely,

James O'Meara
General Manager
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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27 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

The location is amazing just one block from Mill Avenue, restaurants, the campus, and the college sports arenas. The lobby is large and great for sitting around talking with friends, enjoying a drink or reading a book. Pool is also big and plenty of sitting areas around it. Staff was friendly and helpful as well.

Some people had complained about train noise so I was a little nervous but I didn't notice any noise at all. I could visibly see a train from my room but the double windows keep all of the noise out. My wife and I never had a problem.

This is the BEST HOTEL IN TEMPE!

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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mississippi
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112 reviews
102 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

The location of the hotel is perfect for Mill Ave area restaurants and shops. There are plenty of choices for food at all price ranges. It is a short walk to the light rail station for an easy ride into downtown Phoenix for sporting events - only $3.50 round trip. There is a free shuttle to PHX airport which makes this hotel a great location for doing many different activities around the Phoenix area.
The hotel room was normal courtyard style. The AC was a little loud but worked great. I did not eat at the hotel, but there is a small restaurant there with a few TVs for sports in the lobby. The free wifi worked very well.
There were a lot of external door entries into the hotel which concerned me. But, there are multiple security cameras around the building that were monitored at the front desk.
The price was a little high for courtyard level, but the location, free hotel shuttle, cheap light rail should all be considered when making your hotel decision. These extras have a lot of value.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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3 Thank engineer64
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Oakland, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

Every single person from the shuttle driver to the desk staff, housekeeping and grounds, with whom I interacted here was gracious and helpful. The place is spotlessly maintained and I had a room right off the lobby with easy access to the pool. I was able to get oatmeal and soymilk at the cafe for breakfast and a free ride in the shuttle for lunch and dinner. The pool had comfortable lounge chairs with towels laid out - a touch I'd expect more at a resort than a courtyard. It wasn't a huge pool but I was able to do laps. Quite close the University of Arizona where I was lecturing and lots of restaurants and shops within walking distance.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Property: Courtyard Tempe Downtown
Address: 601 S Ash Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281-2822
Location: United States > Arizona > Central Arizona > Tempe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Tempe
#4 Romantic Hotel in Tempe
#4 Business Hotel in Tempe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard Tempe Downtown 3*
Number of rooms: 160
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The refreshing, state-of-the-art lobby at the Courtyard Tempe Downtown Hotel provides great flexibility and choices for our guests. Enjoy free Wi-Fi throughout and easy access to the latest news and weather conditions via our GoBoard(R). The highlight of our new lobby experience is The Bistro - Eat. Drink. Connect.(R), which provides guests with healthy food and Starbucks(R) beverage offerings in the morning and evening dinner service with cocktails. The Courtyard Downtown Tempe Hotel is ideally situated in the heart of Tempe, AZ and is just blocks from Arizona State University, Sun Devil Stadium, the Phoenix Zoo and a free ten minute shuttle ride from Sky Harbor Airport. Guests can enjoy fishing and boating on Tempe Town Lake, hiking at Papago Park or visit Mill Avenue District-home to restaurants, shopping and microbreweries. Book your stay with us today at the Courtyard Tempe Downtown Hotel, one of the top hotels in Tempe, AZ. Your stay is sure to be more enjoyable than ever before. ... more   less 
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