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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Phoenix Tempe - University

1031 East Apache Boulevard , Tempe, Arizona 85281

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EXPRESS Start™ Breakfast
The real breakfast of champions? The kind that’s complimentary and waiting for you every morning. We’ve got a whole buffet full of offerings ready to help kick start your day.
We’re big on the little things. Like Wi-Fi, coffee and tea, and all the in-room conveniences that make you feel right at home, even when you’re away.
Power up while you power down. Bedside outlets, a plush duvet, your pick of pillows, and a quiet place to settle in means you’ll get some solid shut-eye.

Explore Our Hotel

Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Phoenix Tempe - University! With convenient access to Loop 202, we are within walking distance to Arizona State University with Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe Marketplace, as well as the popular Mill Street District featuring a wide variety of shopping and restaurants. Guests will appreciate our close proximity to Tempe Town Lake and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport..

This Tempe hotel offers 100% non-smoking accommodations and a plethora of amenities such as spacious guestrooms, deluxe hot breakfast, outdoor pool, fitness area, business center, and close access to the light trail.

Our opportune location places you minutes from downtown Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale, Glendale, Chandler and Gilbert. Local points of interest include Phoenix Zoo, Desert Botanical Gardens, Pueblo Grande Indian Museum, Phoenix Convention Center, Old Town Scottsdale, Casino Arizona, University of Phoenix Stadium (Cardinal’s Football), Phoenix International Raceway, Chase Field, US Airways Center and Sun Devil Stadium. Golf enthusiasts will truly appreciate the abundance of world class golf courses in the area.

We are confident that your stay in Tempe, Arizona will be a pleasant experience, so Stay Smart!

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Guest Rooms
Guest Rooms
Experience quality sleep in comfortable beds with new linen and pillow selection. All rooms have Keurig machines refrigerators and microwaves. Business travelers enjoy spacious desks and ergonomic chairs high speed WiFi. Families and groups enjoy Suites with sitting area and pullout sofa beds
Room Features


  • Black-out Shades
  • Pillow Menu
  • Rollaway Bed/Cot Available
  • Crib Available
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • In-room Safe
  • Separate Hanging Closet
  • In-Room Heating and A/C Controls

Bathroom/Personal Care

  • Bathroom Amenities Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Bathtub

In-Room Features

  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Tea Maker
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Work Desk with Lamp
  • Desk-level Electrical Outlet
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Premium Channels
  • Stereo/Radio
  • Direct-dial Phone
  • Phone with Voicemail
  • Windows Open by Guest

Added Value

  • Complimentary Coffee/Tea Supplies
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Eat & Drink
At the Holiday Inn Express/ Tempe/ University we offer free full hot breakfast bar which includes Yogurt, variety of eggs, cereal, cinnamon rolls, bacon, sausage links, biscuits, pancakes,and more. In a rush? use our "food to go" bags for convenience!
  • Full Breakfast Included
  • Breakfast Buffet Included
  • Continental Breakfast Included
  • Complimentary Coffee in Lobby
  • Kids Eat Free
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Business Services

  • 1 Meeting Room(s) Available
  • On-Site Business Center
  • Printer
  • Copier
  • Scanner
  • Office supplies available

Internet Access

  • Free High-Speed Internet in all Rooms
  • Wireless Internet service is free for all IHG® One Rewards members
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Entertainment & Recreation

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Heated Outdoor Pool
  • Outdoor Pool Hours of Operation: 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Health & Fitness

Complimentary Fitness Center

One Elliptical machine One Treadmill One stationary bike weights rack Balls Half ball

Hours of Operation: 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Fitness Center Type: LIMITED

Fitness Center Equipment:

  • Elliptical Machines
  • Treadmill
  • Stationary Bicycle
  • Free Weights

Last Renovation of Fitness Center Equipment: 2018

Housekeeping & Laundry

  • On-site Guest Self-Laundry Facilities
  • Hours of Operation: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Added Value

  • Wake Up Calls
  • Ice Machine

Hotel Details

1031 East Apache Boulevard

Tempe, Arizona 85281

United States


Check In: 3:00 PM

Check Out: 11:00 AM

Check-in Age: 21

  • Parking + -

    • There is one parking space per room. Parking pass will be provided by front desk.
  • Shuttle + -

  • Accessibility + -

      Accessible Hotel Areas

    • Public Entrance
    • Guest Rooms
    • Elevators
    • Public Restrooms
    • Registration Desk
    • Exercise Facility
    • Business Center
    • Pool
    • Number of Accessible Meeting Rooms: 0

      Hotel Areas with Accessible Routes from Accessible Public Entrance

    • Registration Area
    • Accessible Guest Rooms
    • Business Center
    • Exercise Facility
    • Pool

      Provided by Hotel

    • Accessible Self Parking
    • Van Accessible Self Parking
    • Ramp Access
    • Portable Bathtub Seats
    • Closed Caption TVs
    • Telephone with TDD
    • Visual Alarm/Alert in Guest Rooms
    • Visual Alarm/Alert in Public Spaces
    • Communication Kits with Visual Alarms
  • Pet Policy + -

    • Service Animals Allowed
    • Regrettably we do not accept pets but please contact the Tempe Lake Vet Clinic Resort located at 1211 E. Curry Road Tempe AZ 85281; phone: 4809661580. If a pet that's not a guide dog or service animal is discovered, a policy violation fee will be charged.
  • Facility + -

    • Smoke-Free Facility
    • Number of Floors: 3
    • Total Number of Rooms: 72
    • Number of Suites: 22
    • Number of Non-Smoking Rooms: 72
    • Number of Accessible Rooms: 5
    • Come Experience our state of the art modern Formula Blue design transformation completed July 2018!
    • Public Spaces Renovated in: 2018
    • Guest Rooms Renovated in: 2018

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  • Languages + -

    Languages Spoken by Staff

    • Spanish
  • Credit Cards + -

    • American Express
    • Visa
    • MasterCard
    • Diners Club
    • Carte Blanche
    • JCB
    • Discover
  • Our Highlights
    Highlights subtitle
    Forks Up for Pac-12 Sun Devils Athletics!
    Streetcar to take you into the heart of Tempe
    Conveniently Located in Tempe, AZ
    Minutes to Everything!
    Newly Renovated Rooms
    Forks Up for Pac-12 Sun Devils Athletics!
    Come enjoy your favorite Sun Devil sports all year round! We're located 1.5 miles away from all of ASU's major sport complexes, including Sun Devil Stadium.
    Streetcar to take you into the heart of Tempe
    Steps outside our hotel is Tempe's newest streetcar that can take you into the heart of Tempe onto Mill Ave.
    Conveniently Located in Tempe, AZ
    Our Hotel is Conveniently located near the zoo, aquariums, arcades and scenic hiking trails. Dine and shop at Tempe Marketplace and Arizona Mills. Explore Tempe Town Lake from a paddleboard or kayak. Get inspired at one of the many museums and galleries throughout the city and on the ASU Tempe Campus. And that’s just the beginning.
    Minutes to Everything!
    Come see what the Valley of the Sun has to offer! We are walking distance from the Valley Metro Light Rail (Dorsey/Apache stop), which will take you into downtown Tempe & Phoenix, or a few minutes drive to the heart of Old-Town Scottsdale. Climb 'A-Mountain' or stroll through the Desert Botanical Gardens. Or unwind with local beer from Four Peaks!
    Newly Renovated Rooms
    Experience our newly renovated rooms located in beautiful Tempe, Arizona. We are located within walking distance to Arizona State University, and offer complimentary guest parking, breakfast, and internet access during each stay.
    Green Engage
    All of our hotels use the IHG Green Engage system, an innovative online environmental sustainability system that gives our hotels the means to measure and manage their impact on the environment. It’s our way of making sure we’re protecting our surroundings for our guests today, and tomorrow.

    FAQs for Holiday Inn Express & Suites Phoenix Tempe - University

    • Yes, when you book your stay at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Phoenix Tempe - University direct with IHG, choose one of our flexible rates which include the flexibility to change or cancel your reservation at no charge. For full details, refer to our Travel Advisory details.

    • Yes, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Phoenix Tempe - University has an outdoor pool.

    • Breakfast at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Phoenix Tempe - University is available from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM.

    • Check-in at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Phoenix Tempe - University is from 3:00 PM, and check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contact the hotel directly for options available for early check-in or late check-out.

    • Yes, the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Phoenix Tempe - University offers free WiFi!

    • No, there is no on site restaurant at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Phoenix Tempe - University.

    • Yes, there is an onsite fitness center at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Phoenix Tempe - University.

    • Rates for accommodations at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Phoenix Tempe - University vary by season. For your rate options, please input your dates.

    • The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Phoenix Tempe - University has 72 guest rooms. Enter your dates to view available rooms for your stay.

    • No, pets are not allowed at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Phoenix Tempe - University.