10 Best Hotels in Downtown Phoenix: Urban Retreats for Weary Travelers

Sleek skyscrapers, stylish lobbies, and Southwestern-tinged ambiance invite visitors to downtown Phoenix, the city's busy nexus of financial and entertainment activity. Downtown Phoenix hotels offer upscale business-class accommodations that give visitors a welcome break from the rush of city life.

The Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel stands 31 stories tall in the heart of downtown, beckoning visitors with a stunning white rooftop that turns translucent at night. This downtown Phoenix hotel is next door to the Phoenix Convention Center and offers weary business travelers, convention-goers and other visitors a chance to relax in the large outdoor pool and take in the exceptional city views.

Over at the Westin Phoenix Downtown, guests take in the panoramic city views through floor-to-ceiling windows, and unwind with the Westin’s signature touches, including warm lighting, relaxing music, and beautiful botanical displays, all designed to soothe travelers’ frazzled senses.

For a stylish downtown stay, a book a room at the Hotel Palomar, a boutique inn with a rooftop garden and some of the most spacious guest rooms in downtown Phoenix. 


Looking for a hip, unique boutique hotel near downtown? The Clarendon Hotel, just north of the downtown financial district, offers a fun, youthful destination with a decidedly mid-century modern feel.

If you want to stay in the heart of downtown without breaking the bank, the Budget Lodge Downtown Phoenix offers clean, comfortable accommodations at very affordable rates.

Finally, visitors seeking a glimpse into downtown’s glamorous past will want to lodge at the Hotel San Carlos. Built in 1928, this historic boutique hotel has hosted such luminaries as Marilyn Monroe, Humphrey Bogart, and Mae West and still offers a gracious retreat for visitors.



Experience a touch of Phoenix history at the Hotel San Carlos, the city's only historic boutique hotel. Gracing the corner of Central and Monroe since 1928, the hotel has over 128 guest rooms and is within easy walking distance of most downtown...  Read More



This central Phoenix hotel is located just north of downtown in what is becoming known as Phoenix's midtown museum district. This once-shabby downtown hotel was transformed into one of the city's hippest and most coveted hotel...  Read More



The Fairfield Inn and Suites Phoenix Midtown Hotel is located on Central Avenue, a short drive or short Metro Light Rail ride away from downtown Phoenix attractions. This is a AAA Diamond property offering complimentary shuttle service to...  Read More



The Hilton Suites Phoenix is a full service Hilton located conveniently in the Midtown/Downtown Phoenix district. The hotel is adjacent to the Metro Light Rail and approximately 7 miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Spacious...  Read More



Conveniently located blocks from the Phoenix Civic Center, U.S. Airways Center, Chase Field, ASU Downtown and other downtown business and entertainment destinations, SpringHill Suites Phoenix Downtown offers guests a host of amenities for a...  Read More



All the amenities guests have come to expect from this upscale business-class hotel chain are represented here, offering a comfortable, chic stay in the heart of downtown Phoenix. The 693 spacious guest rooms offer mountain or downtown views,...  Read More



The Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel is conveniently located next to the Phoenix Civic Center and within walking distance of many major downtown attractions, including the Arizona Science Center, U.S. Airways Arena and Chase Field. The 31-story...  Read More



The Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel blends the stylishness of a boutique hotel with the amenities of a business-class stay. Guests enjoy a clean, modern hotel with spacious guest rooms, flat-panel TVs and good views of central Phoenix. Some...  Read More



Finding a quiet sanctuary in the middle of downtown Phoenix is not easy, but the Westin Phoenix Downtown invites guests to unwind and relax in the heart of the city's busy business and entertainment district. Located near the Phoenix Convention...  Read More



Palomar Phoenix CityScape is a newly opened 242 room hotel located at the vibrant CityScape center in downtown Phoenix. The hotel is within walking distance of US Airways Center, Chase Field and the Phoenix Convention Center. The hotel is...  Read More


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