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Red Lion Inn & Suites Phoenix-Tempe
Ranked #5 of 52 Hotels in Tempe
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“Good things, Bad things........................”
Reviewed 8 November 2005

This is the second time in eight years that I have stayed at this Hampton Inn. I now remember, why I don't stay here more often. My main complaint is that the walls are SO THIN you can hear conversations and TV's quite easily. Also, the bathroom in the Suites are very small.
On the other hand, the front desk help was very friendly and helpful. A lightbulb was burnt out and they were up to replace it within 5 minutes, also the battery in the smoke detector was beeping, they took care of that problem promptly.
The extra room is nice, however, would I stay here again? Probably Not

Stayed November 2005
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Reviewed 2 November 2005

We stayed here on our first night of a big Grand Canyon vacation--arriving weary in the evening. Pick up at the airport was prompt (I called as we got off the plane and they drove up as we stepped out with our bags). The next morning transportation back to the airport to rent a car was also good. We were in no rush and enjoyed a drive through ASU.

The room was a little small for a Hampton Inn but the beds were comfortable and the room was clean. Breakfast was usual HI fare which was filling and good. An excellent choice for us--family with two kids--11 and 15.

  • Stayed October 2005
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Reviewed 16 May 2005

This HI is not your typical hotel. While the grounds are appealing and the facility sports three tennis courts and a raquetball court, by definition this is a motel. The rooms are typically entered from outside and not the inside. We stayed in a King mini suite that had a decent sized living room, but the bed and bath were a little on the smaller side. The suite was dimly lit and laid out in a not so friendly way. We prefer a more open and less jumbled room, but that is just our preference. The breakfast was decent, but we have had better at many other HIs. Depending on where one's room was located, it could be very cumbersome to make way to one's room. Add the heat in the summer, and getting in the room can be exhausting. We found the public areas to appear better kept than the actual room. However, it was a decent room with only the accessibiilty and egress causing problems for us: with regard to the room.
Upon arriving at the front desk one morning to verify directions to the river, the nice young lady at the counter noticed that we were carrying "motel" towels. Seeing us with towels and hearing us asking for definitive directions to the river, she asked if we were taking the "hotel's" towels with us. When we replied yes, she informed us that the towels could not leave the premises. Of course we took them with us anyway, and yes we did return them, however, beware of the towel police! (this is the first time, in all of our traveling, that we have ever had had our hand called on our towels). This incident would further set the tone for our stay.
The "motel" is convenient to many good restaurants and downtown, by car. The rooms are just shy of being average for HI suites. While the outside of the facility is appealing, it stops there.

  • Stayed June 2004
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Additional Information about Red Lion Inn & Suites Phoenix-Tempe

Property: Red Lion Inn & Suites Phoenix-Tempe
Address: 1429 N Scottsdale Rd, Tempe, AZ 85281-1714 (Formerly Hampton Inn & Suites)
Region: United States > Arizona > Central Arizona > Tempe
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Tempe
#10 Family Hotel in Tempe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Red Lion Inn & Suites Phoenix-Tempe 2.5*
Number of rooms: 118
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a three-tier Resort style destination centrally located in the heart of the Phoenix Metro Area, 1 mile north of Arizona State University, 2 miles south of Old Town Scottsdale, 1 mile west of the brand new Tempe Marketplace, and less than 4 miles east of the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX).The Red Lion Inn & Suites Phoenix/Tempe – ASU is conveniently located one mile from downtown Tempe and Arizona State University. With 162 beautiful guestrooms and suites, our hotel offers central location, diverse amenities and a friendly staff with in-depth knowledge of the region. Whether you’re travelling to Arizona for business or pleasure, we are the ideal destination for anyone visiting the Phoenix/Tempe area. If you’re looking for world-class shopping, recreation and entertainment, you’ve come to the right place. Watch the Cactus League Spring Training featuring 15 MLB teams. Golf at top notch courses like ASU Karsten Golf Course, Arizona Grand Resort or the Legacy Golf Resort. Paddle a kayak around Tempe Town Lake and afterward, take in a Broadway performance at the ASU Gammage auditorium. Shop at Old Town Scottsdale, just four miles away and one of the biggest destinations in the greater Phoenix area. Relax in one of our guestrooms featuring signature Red Lion beds, complimentary wi-fi, work desks and flat screen TVs. Suite options include rooms with an oven, dishwasher, refrigerator and microwave. Our resort-style setting offers a complimentary breakfast, fitness center, 24-hour convenience store, news stand, outdoor swimming pool, 15-person whirlpool, tennis court and a putting green. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Hampton Inn & Suites Phoenix Tempe - Asu Hotel Tempe
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Hampton Inn Tempe
Tempe Hampton Inn
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