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.