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Residence Inn Tempe Downtown/University

510 S Forest Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281-6490
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  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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#6 of 56 hotels in Tempe
Discover the perfect balance of comfort and convenience at Residence Inn by Marriott Tempe Downtown/University. As one of the top hotels in Tempe, Arizona, we offer easy access to Arizona State University, Mill Avenue District and Tempe Town Lake. Back at our downtown Tempe 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. 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!
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Property amenities
Electric vehicle charging station
Free internet
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Kids stay free
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Car hire
Business Centre with Internet Access
Paid public parking on-site
Car park
Paid internet
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Rooftop pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Room features
Air conditioning
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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T13 wrote a review Jul. 2021
Catonsville, Maryland75 contributions79 helpful votes
I always stay here when I’m in town for business. It’s convenient, clean and the service is awesome. I had an issue with my bathroom sink and it was fixed when I returned later that day. There is Free breakfast which they are serving individually due to Covid. Most people are not wearing masks as they’re not requiring them for vaccinated people. Great restaurants within walking distance as well. I will continue to stay here when I come back.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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lucycan wrote a review Jun. 2021
Minneapolis, MN2788 contributions1319 helpful votes
Stayed one short night. Property is located great for anything ASU related. Room was great, beds comfy, great full kitchen. Room showing slight wear but everything in working order. Great rooftop pool and workout room. Elevators were a bit slow, despite being 4 of them. Breakfast was "take away" basically you ordered from someone who got you the food. So no open buffet yet. Perhaps a Covid thing? Overall a great stay and I would not hesitate to stay again.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Room Tip: 11th floor is top but has the pool and workout room
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2 Helpful votes
Tracycanadastrong wrote a review Nov. 2020
Benton Harbor16 contributions7 helpful votes
From the moment we arrived at this hotel, i knew I had made a mistake. It was listed as a category 5 and had decent reviews online, however we were in for a big disappointment. My first impression is that it's dark and old, and is just like a university student hotel or dorm. We got the 2 bedroom suite, which I believe is supposed to be their nicest room. when we checked in, i first noticed that the dishwasher was full, so I had to unload someone else's dishes if I wanted to use the kitchen. Barely any supplies in the kitchen. Fridge had garbadge in it from the last person. There were No chairs or furniture whatsoever on balcony. In general the room seems Run down and dark and has been damaged by students staying here. The most disgusting thing i noticed after i got into bed was that the thin duvet on the bed had several massive stains. Human fluids of some type. So we took that off and just used the sheet. How in the world marriott assigned this hotel a category 5 is beyond me. We are here for 11 days, and didn't want to have to eat take out the entire time. But it seems impossible to find a hotel chain that has a kitchen and isn't run down. We are absolutely checking out early and finding a hotel that cares about upkeep and cleanliness.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
2 Helpful votes
KristinaKaye wrote a review Jul. 2020
Dallas, Texas12 contributions
I would consider our family a “fairly avidly active traveling family” of 4. We have two young boys and probably stay on average at 5 hotels/15 nights a year. This property absolutely blew my mind. Not only were they beyond on top of the COVID game, each and every employee behind the front desk was kind, patient, and professional. The same goes for housekeeping. We extended our stay (twice) and they were so patient and gracious and even reached out to us to ensure we knew to get our key cards replaced before we would get locked out. The level of communication between employees to ensure guest satisfaction I don’t think I’ve ever seen (and I’ve been in the restaurant and hospitality industry myself for 21 years). This specific trip we had a total of 9 of us and in 2 rooms as we flew to meet out of state family. Multiple times a day we saw staff sanitizing the pool area. Even during COVID they’re still honoring their complimentary breakfast policy via pre-bagged breakfast sacks which includes a bottle of water, your choice of muffin flavor, an orange and a yogurt. It was perfect before a day of hiking or sightseeing with a young family! This property is extra safe and secure as you can’t even enter the property without a valid key card or buzzing to the front desk. We are already planning our next visit to this specific property! The location is SUPREME! And don’t even get me started on their rooftop pool view! BREATHTAKING and STUNNING! THANK YOU, Residence Inn Downtown Tempe for the most memorable family vacation inside the states to date and humoring us with all of our needs and banter! Our only “pit” would be the pool closing at 8pm but that’s not a complaint. It’s more of a “bummer but we understand.”
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
MJB wrote a review Jul. 2020
Provo, Utah2 contributions1 helpful vote
Other than the location, there is nothing special about this hotel. No housekeeping, ridiculous side charges (i. e. Parking). Check in person (Dan?) neglected to provide site Covid procedures, which another clerk gave us later (this should have been a priority BEFORE check in). Limited sanitation stations. One at main floor elevator but not other floors, none at rear entrance. No sanitation wipes. Other than location this is just another RI...nothing special about the property and the lack of Covid protection and information is inappropriate.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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US$141 - US$401 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Residence Inn Tempe Downtown/University
Which popular attractions are close to Residence Inn Tempe Downtown/University?
Nearby attractions include The Zone Escape Rooms (0.2 km), Arizona State University (0.4 km), and Mill Avenue District (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Residence Inn Tempe Downtown/University?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, a fitness centre, and a hot tub.
Which room amenities are available at Residence Inn Tempe Downtown/University?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
Is parking available at Residence Inn Tempe Downtown/University?
Yes, a parking garage and paid public parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Residence Inn Tempe Downtown/University?
Conveniently located restaurants include Snooze, an A.M. Eatery, The Chuckbox, and House of Tricks.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Residence Inn Tempe Downtown/University?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Is Residence Inn Tempe Downtown/University located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.05 km away from the centre of Tempe.
Are any cleaning services offered at Residence Inn Tempe Downtown/University?
Yes, dry cleaning and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Residence Inn Tempe Downtown/University?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Residence Inn Tempe Downtown/University offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Residence Inn Tempe Downtown/University?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Old Adobe Mission (7.5 km) and Hunt's Tomb (3.6 km).