10 Best Budget Hotels in Phoenix: Affordable Stays in the Valley

If you're traveling to Phoenix on a budget, you'll be happy to hear that the city offers plenty of budget accommodations for a comfortable and affordable stay.

The Budget Lodge Downtown Phoenix offers a great downtown location at affordable daily rates. The rooms are clean and comfortable, parking is free, and you can't beat the location, which offers easy access into the downtown business and cultural district.

Another affordable downtown option is the Hotel San Carlos, one of the oldest and most storied hotels in the city. Although a bit frayed at the ends, the hotel offers affordable rates, a great location, and plenty of character.

If you're looking for a budget stay in Tempe near the Arizona State University campus, try the Country Inn & Suites by Carlson. The modern hotel offers spacious rooms, complimentary breakfast and Wi-Fi, plus free shuttle to the airport. 

Another good budget option is La Quinta Inn & Suites Phoenix I-10 West, which is close to the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport and downtown attractions. Hotel amenities include free high-speed Internet access, outdoor swimming pool and spa,  fitness center, and a business center. Rooms are spacious and include such extras as in-room microwaves, refrigerators, coffee makers, hair dryers, and iron with ironing board.

For a boutique stay that won't bust your budget, try The Clarendon Hotel. The hotel offers a great central Phoenix location, Mexican cafe on-site and plenty of local color and history. Although it's not a bare-bones budget stay, it's still a good value. 



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