10 Best Hotels near US Airways Center: Great Stays in Downtown Phoenix

If you want to stay in one of downtown Phoenix's most stylish hotels, book a room at the Hotel Palomar. This chic downtown hotel is part of the Kimpton hotel family, known for its modern boutique style and long list of amenities. Rooftop bar? Check. Daily wine reception in the lounge? Double check. The hotel also has a great restaurant and bar, and it's steps away from downtown shopping, nightlife and major venues like the US Airways Center and Chase Field.

If you're looking for a business-friendly hotel, check in at the Hyatt Regency. This upscale downtown hotel has 693 guest rooms, many with downtown or mountain views. There's also a 24 hour business center, salon, gift shop and business lounge. For a meal you won't forget, reserve a table at the Compass Arizona Grill on the 24th floor, which is the city's only revolving restaurant.

If you're a fan of historic properties, the Hotel San Carlos has been welcoming visitors to downtown Phoenix since 1928. The rooms are a bit on the small side, but there's a slightly frayed elegance to the hotel that is attractive. The Ghost Lounge on the first floor is a welcoming spot for cocktails, live music and food.



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 Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and area attractions within a three-mile radius. Other amenities include complimentary Internet access, complimentary breakfast, a business center, free parking, a fitness center with cardio equipment, outdoor pool and spa facilities, and valet dry-cleaning services. The midtown location is perfect for visiting central Phoenix museums, shops and restaurants, and is within walking distance to the city's Metro light rail system.

Recommended for Hotels near US Airways Center because: The Fairfield Inn and Suites is located just north of downtown Phoenix and offers a host of amenities, including free breakfast and WiFi.

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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 two-room suites provide a comfortable base for guests in town for business or leisure. The 11-story atrium, featuring live palms, garden plants, and soothing fountains, provides a soothing backdrop after a long day of business or sightseeing. The hotel has a business center, fitness room, swimming pool and gift shop. There is also a full-service restaurant, the Great American Grill, as well as a lounge.

Recommended for Hotels near US Airways Center because: The Hilton Suites is comfortable and affordable, located a short drive from downtown Phoenix attractions.

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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 comfortable stay. Free high-speed Internet, complimentary transportation to and from Sky Harbor Airport and local downtown businesses, and spacious, functional studio-suites make this a perfect place to make a home away from home during your downtown Phoenix stay. Every suite is equipped with a well-lit work area, wet bar, mini-refrigerator, sofa sleeper, lounge chair and ironing board. A swimming pool, whirlpool, cardio room and complimentary breakfast buffet make this a comfortable downtown hotel for business or leisure.

Recommended for Hotels near US Airways Center because: The SpringHill Suites Phoenix Downtown lets you stay close to the action, without having to spend a bundle.

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The Holiday Inn Phoenix Downtown North might not be in the heart of downtown, but it provides plenty of value and convenience. The hotel is just one block from the Metro Light Rail, which connects visitors to the US Airways Center, Chase Field and other downtown attractions. Just hop on the light rail and you're a few short minutes from downtown. Even better, for events at US Airways Center, guests can utilize their event ticket to ride the light rail for free to and from US Airways. Comfortable rooms, free wi-fi, fitness center and 24-hour business center are just some of the amenities you'll find at this family-friendly hotel.

Recommended for Hotels near US Airways Center because: The Holiday Inn Phoenix Downtown North offers easy access to downtown via the light rail.

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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, 37" flat screen TVs, deluxe bath products, and comfortable work areas. Guest services include a 24 hour business center, Wi-Fi, salon, gift shop, and business lounge. Guests also enjoy access to an outdoor pool and hot tub, 24 hour gym, and sun deck with lounge chair. Compass Arizona Grill, located on the 24th floor of the hotel, is the city's only revolving restaurant.

Recommended for Hotels near US Airways Center because: The Hyatt Regency in downtown Phoenix is ideal for business travelers, or anyone looking for top-notch amenities in the heart of the city.

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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 destinations,earning a reputation for great ambiance and dining along the way. The lobby decor consists of an eclectic collection of statuary and paintings (most of the art is available for purchase), but the real star of the show is the eye-grabbing Oasis pool, featuring a giant glass water wall, massage jets and underwater speakers. Rooms are colorfully decorated with bold print rugs, signature beds and original Arizona-themed pop art on the walls.

Recommended for Hotels near US Airways Center because: While not in the heart of Phoenix's downtown business district, The Clarendon Hotel is convenient to downtown and offers a taste of local Phoenix culture.

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The Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel is conveniently located next to the Phoenix Convention Center and within walking distance of many major downtown attractions, including the Arizona Science Center, U.S. Airways Arena, Chase Field, Copper Square and downtown restaurants. The 31-story hotel features over 1,000 modern guest rooms, many offering unrivaled views of downtown, along with surrounding mountain ranges. Amenities include an onsite fitness center, outdoor pool, gift shop, modern meeting spaces and the hip new District Restaurant and Bar. Spectacular views and the hotel's excellent location make this one of the most appealing business-class hotels in Phoenix's downtown business district.

Recommended for Hotels near US Airways Center because: The Sheraton Phoenix Downtown is a sleek, 31-story business-class hotel that's comfortable and appealing.

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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 next to the Phoenix Convention Center, the Westin is also steps away from the Arizona Science Center, U.S. Airways Arena, Chase Field and downtown restaurants and bars. Many of the spacious modern guest rooms feature floor to wall city views, while the Lapis Pool and Terrace offers a soothing escape from the city noise below. Province Restaurant and Lounge is the hotel's casual upscale dining room.

Recommended for Hotels near US Airways Center because: The Westin is an upscale hotel offering great city views, located just steps from downtown attractions.

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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 of the guest amenities include access to a fitness center, swimming pool and a cafe and lounge. The hotel is walking distance to downtown amenities, making it convenient for attending a Phoenix Sun's game at the US Airways Center or a Diamondback's game at Chase Field. You can also take the light-rail and head to museum district, home to the Phoenix Art Museum and the Heard Museum.

Recommended for Hotels near US Airways Center because: Great customer service and lovely downtown views makes the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel a smart bet for Phoenix visitors.

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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 surrounded by an array of restaurants, shopping and entertainment to include Tilted Kilt, Breakfast Club, Lucky Strike Bowling, Urban Outfitters and much more. This downtown luxury hotel gives you the ultimate urban retreat, within easy reach of the city's countless attractions, and features high-speed internet access, a daily hosted wine reception, Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails gastro-lounge, Lustre rooftop lounge, a roof-top pool with spectacular views, and complimentary access to Gold's Gym Elite for guests. Guest rooms invite guests in with stylish amenities and touches from home including plush bathrobes, Italian Frette linens, pillow top mattresses, iHome alarm clocks, designer bath amenities, flat screen TVs, fully stocked gourmet honor bars, laptop sized safe, hairdryers, iron and ironing board. For guests seeking elite accommodations, Palomar Phoenix has suites available. These spacious accommodations exude style with large dining areas, living spaces, and upgrade baths with soak tubs, some accompanied by views of US Airways Arena.

Recommended for Hotels near US Airways Center because: The Hotel Palomar is a newcomer to the downtown hotel scene, but has quickly become a boutique destination.

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