Tempe, AZ Hotels
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Tempe’s warm weather and family-friendly atmosphere make it a fantastic vacation destination to enjoy festivals, southwestern cuisine, and outdoor activities. A short drive from Phoenix, Tempe is a unique city with a culture all its own. Trying to find a steal of a deal on lodging while you're in town for business or pleasure? You'll find plenty of bargain hotel options depending on when you visit and where you want to stay, such as at the Comfort Suites Airport.

Hipmunk's Best Hotels in Tempe, AZ

Drury Inn & Suites Phoenix Tempe
Drury Inn & Suites Phoenix Tempe
1780 West Ranch Road, Tempe
from $109
Four Points by Sheraton Tempe
Four Points by Sheraton Tempe
1333 S Rural Road, Tempe
from $75
Sheraton Phoenix Airport Hotel Tempe
Sheraton Phoenix Airport Hotel Tempe
1600 S 52nd St, Tempe
from $87
Phoenix Marriott Tempe at The Buttes
Phoenix Marriott Tempe at The Buttes
2000 W Westcourt Way, Tempe
from $78
Red Roof Inn PLUS+ Tempe - Phoenix Airport
from $50
Tempe Mission Palms - Destination Hotels & Resorts
from $109
Hotel Tempe/Phoenix Airport InnSuites at the Mall
from $59
Private Vacation Homes-East Valley Gilbert, Chandler & Tempe
from $213
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Phoenix Airport at Tempe
from $63
SpringHill Suites Phoenix Airport/Tempe
SpringHill Suites Phoenix Airport/Tempe
1601 W Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe
from $78
More About Tempe, AZ Hotels...

Visit in Summer for an Affordable Hotel

Fall is a wonderful season to head to Tempe. The milder weather during this time is perfect for outdoor adventures, such as hiking and golfing, or patio dining. But if you are looking for a rock-bottom deal on a hotel, plan your trip sometime from May through October. Although the summer can be scorching, and late summer welcomes the “monsoon” rains, hotels drop their rates for those willing to brave the heat. Staying at the beginning or end of summer gives travelers a better chance of more bearable weather.

Low Hotel Prices Near Campus and the Airport

Most hotels in Tempe are centrally located, which is convenient for travelers wishing to be close to everything. The city is less than five miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, making it easy to fly in and get right to vacation activities.

Downtown Tempe is the most coveted area for hotels because so many attractions are within walking distance. Properties closer to the edge of town, along the borders of Scottsdale, Mesa, Chandler, or Phoenix, will have lower rates to lure budget travelers. Arizona State University’s Tempe campus has become a hotspot for dining and nightlife and is one of the best areas to find a comfortable room at an affordable rate. Choose from budget hotels, such as Days Inn Tempe ASU and Quality Inn at ASU, or those that are more upscale, including Four Points by Sheraton Tempe.

If staying near a college campus doesn’t sound like your best option, airport-adjacent properties can offer less-crowded and quieter environments. Stay at wallet-friendly chain hotels like Best Western Plus Tempe by the Mall, Candlewood Suites Phoenix/Tempe, Extended Stay America, and Red Roof Inn Phoenix Airport.

Luxury Hotels That Won’t Break the Bank

If you travel to Tempe during the low season, even posh hotels can be budget-friendly. Look for lodgings between the college campus and downtown. Courtyard by Marriott Tempe Downtown and the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel are convenient to light rail stops as well as popular attractions such as the Sun Devil Stadium for ASU football games.

Live Like a Local With AirBnb

Sometimes you want to forgo a hotel room for a different experience. A vacation rental offers travelers the opportunity to live like a Tempean. Check out Airbnb for a rental that suits your travel style. Families and couples may feel more comfortable in a house, apartment, or condo with a kitchen and separate living and sleeping quarters. This gives everyone their own space and some privacy. It also allows visitors to connect with locals on a more personal level and get the scoop on hidden gems around town.

Getting Around Tempe

Tempe is part of the greater Phoenix Metropolitan area. The easiest way to get around on your own schedule is to rent a car. Sky Harbor International Airport’s Car Center houses more than a dozen major rental car companies.

Many hotels, such as Marriott Residence Inn Tempe Downtown, offer complimentary airport shuttle service to save travelers money. The PHX Sky Train is your link to Tempe and Phoenix's public transportation system. METRO Light Rail is another convenient and affordable transportation method. Taxi service is available, and all companies charge the same rates. A minimum fare from the airport is $15, even if you are only a few miles away, but multiple passengers don’t increase the rate. So for several people traveling together, it might be more cost-effective to take a taxi than a bus to and from the hotel.

No matter what your plans in Tempe, let Hipmunk help you find a hotel that will suit your budget. You can find rooms near the best golf courses, family-friendly attractions like the SEA LIFE Aquarium, and dining and shopping, so pack your shorts and sunscreen and start planning your trip.

Affordable Hotels in Tempe, Arizona

Tempe, Arizona is a popular hotel destination because of its proximity to the Phoenix Airport, University of Arizona, and because of the low cost of its hotels. Hotels like Ramada Tempe, Tempe Mission Palms, and Residence Inn Tempe offer rates under $100 a night. The best time to visit Tempe is from November to April so that visitors can avoid soaring temperatures. Car rental is a popular option for travelers, or the Valley Metro Rail.

Popular Business Destination

Because of its proximity to Phoenix, Tempe is a popular spot for business travelers looking for an affordable room. The Ramada Tempe Inn has a 24 hour business center and free wireless access, as well as work stations in all rooms, perfect for professional guests.

Vacation in Arizona

For guests looking to explore downtown Tempe and its entertainment district, featuring shops, dining, and nightspots, the Tempe Mission Palms is the perfect hotel destination. It's also conveniently located under 6 miles from the airport, and features a rooftop pool.

Affordable for Prospective Students

The Residence Inn Tempe is very close to Arizona State University, perfect for visiting students and families. It's also close to the downtown entertainment district for some relaxation.