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A Top-Rated Tempe Hotel Near ASU
Red Lion Inn & Suites Phoenix-Tempe

Located in the vibrant college town of Tempe, Arizona and minutes from eastern Phoenix, Red Lion Inn & Suites is the best value hotel in the region. Convenient to Arizona State University (ASU), Red Lion Inn & Suites Phoenix-Tempe features well-appointed hotel rooms and suites, a convenient, complimentary airport shuttle to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX), and thoughtful amenities to make your stay in southern Arizona the best ever.

You'll also find plenty of on-site recreation, including BBQ grills, a putting green, an outdoor pool, a spa, and a patio. Whether you want to cook up a hot, tasty meal or spend an afternoon lounging under the sun, Red Lion Inn & Suites is Tempe's best value hotel.

Top Features
  • Complimentary Hot Buffet Breakfast
  • Free Hotel Parking
  • Complimentary Shuttle Transportation to PHX, Tempe Marketplace, ASU & Light Rail Tramstop
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool & Spa
  • Newly Renovated Fitness Center
  • Pet-Friendly Hotel
Get Local At Nearby Attractions
  • Downtown Scottsdale
  • Arizona State University
  • Cactus League Spring Training
  • Phoenix Zoo
  • SeaLife Arizona Aquarium
Contact Us

Red Lion Inn & Suites Phoenix Tempe
Address: 1429 N. Scottsdale Road, Tempe, Arizona 85281
Tel: 480-675-9799

Features
Our Tempe Hotel Amenities

Fun Under The Arizona Sun

Red Lion Inn & Suites Phoenix-Tempe offers some of most enjoyable and convenient amenities at our hotel near Arizona State University. Whether you're a business or leisure traveler, enjoy our complimentary airport shuttle to and from the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. Start your mornings with our signature, free breakfast and stay connected with complimentary WiFi. After relaxing in our Tempe, AZ hotel rooms or exploring the city of Tempe, check out the resort-style services and amenities offered at our Arizona State University hotel.

Features At Our Tempe Hotel

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Complimentary airport transportation
  • Complimentary shuttle to Tempe Marketplace, ASU Campus, Light Rail Tramstop, & Mill Ave.
  • Coin operated laundry
  • Valet laundry services
  • Pet- Friendly ($15 per night)
  • Fitness center
  • 24-hour convenience store
  • Snack shop
  • News stand
  • Outdoor swimming pool & spa
  • Putting green
  • Outdoor patio with BBQ grills
  • 1,320 square feet of event space

Features
Tempe Transportation Options
Arrive & Depart with Ease

For the convenience of our guests, Red Lion Inn & Suites Phoenix-Tempe near ASU offers complimentary transportation to and from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport via our private airport shuttle. From arrival to departure, our hotel near Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport prides itself in accommodating our guests with efficient transportation in Tempe. For guests who prefer to drive, we have partnered with the Budget Rent-a-Car across the street. Stay at our Tempe hotel to take advantage of discounted car rentals and complimentary parking.

Dining
Eclectic Dining at Nearby Restaurants in Tempe, AZ
Plus, a Complimentary Breakfast to Start Your Day

Satisfy your appetite any time of day with delicious dining options in the Tempe / Phoenix region when you stay at Red Lion Inn & Suites. From a hearty breakfast buffet to casual lunches to elegant dinners, dining at Tempe's eclectic restaurants are a treat for your tastebuds.

Complimentary Breakfast

Power your morning with a complimentary breakfast buffet, served fresh each day. From 6am to 10am, Red Lion Inn & Suites Phoenix-Tempe serves our signature complimentary breakfast (menu may vary day to day).

  • Fresh juices
  • Pastries
  • Bagels
  • Assorted cereals
  • Yogurt
  • Eggs
  • Meats
  • Breakfast potatoes
  • Pancakes

Local Recommendations

The Mission

Located in the heart of downtown Scottsdale, the Mission blends old world charm with modern elegance. Indulge in their award-winning Latin cuisine and tequila bar in one of most romantic spots in Arizona.

Citizen Public House

If you're looking for the best place in town to grab a bite to eat while you sip a cocktail, look no further than Citizen Public House. This trendy spot nestled in Old Town Scottsdale is home to award-winning cuisine and creative cocktails.

Four Peaks Brewery

A favorite among Arizona State University students, Four Peaks offers award-winning craft beer and delicious bar food. Meet your friends for happy hour at this popular bar, equipped with multiple flat screen televisions.

House of Tricks

Nestled in the heart of downtown Tempe is House of Tricks, a remodeled 1920's cottage turned restaurant. This seasonal restaurant features a quiet, sun-dappled patio, a tree-covered bar and historic bungalows.

5th and Wine

Located in Old Town Scottsdale, 5th and Wine is a wine bar serving some of the best chicken pesto pasta, Portobello burgers and bruschetta you'll ever try.

Yucca Tap Room

Known locally as the "Best Dive Bar" in Tempe, Yucca Tap Room features local art, live music, games, tasty food and a whiskey room.

Groups
Premium Tempe, AZ Event Space
Host Your Event at Red Lion Inn & Suites Phoenix Tempe

Conveniently located near Arizona State University and the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, Red Lion Inn & Suites Phoenix-Tempe boasts 1,320 square feet of sophisticated event space in Tempe, AZ, for sales conferences, product presentations and training seminars of up to 60 guests. Whether your gathering is business-related or a special celebration, allow our event planning team to coordinate your event in one of our two Tempe, AZ event spaces, equipped with audio/visual services and complimentary Wi-Fi.

From the minute they arrive to the second they depart, ensure a smooth and enjoyable vacation for your guests with our assisting amenities, including complimentary airport shuttle, complimentary breakfast and full access to our state of the art fitness center, putting green, outdoor pool and hot tub.

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Neighborhood
Popular Attractions & Things to Do in Tempe - Phoenix
Explore Everything Arizona's Capital City Has to Offer

From historic and cultural sites to shopping destinations and family attractions, the Tempe/Phoenix region offers plenty of things to do. Our hotel in Tempe is convenient to the city's most popular attractions including the Downtown district and professional sports teams, as well as a host of hidden gems.

Major Attractions in Tempe

Desert Botanical Garden

The Desert Botanical Garden is home of Arizona's stunning plants and flowers. Come learn about the Sonoran desert climate and how it affects the desert plants in Arizona.

Heard Museum

The internationally renowned Heard Museum proudly partners with hundreds of Native American artists, tribal leaders and elders to share stories and traditions. Visit and be amazed by vibrant exhibitions, authentic festivals and exceptional shops.

Phoenix Art Museum

The Phoenix Art Museum is the largest visual art museum in the Southwest, featuring more than 17,000 works of American, Asian, European, Latin American, Western American, modern, and contemporary art and fashion design.

The ArtFest™ of Scottsdale is one of the valley's most popular events, bringing 150 artists from all over the country into Downtown Scottsdale. This event features fine art, local authors, handmade crafts, live music, delicious food, and hands-on kids activities. Known for cutting edge contemporary art, the ArtFest™ of Scottsdale cannot be missed.

Hidden Gems

House of Tricks

House of Tricks is a remodeled 1920's cottage turned restaurant that, featuring a quiet, sun-dappled patio, a tree-covered bar and historic bungalows. The restaurant closes the beginning of Arizona's scorching summers and reopens every August.

Papago Park

With scenic trails and minimal elevation, Papago Park is one of the loveliest places for hiking and mountain biking. The Phoenix Zoo and Desert Botanical Garden is also conveniently located in the Park.

The Rusty Spur Saloon

The oldest bar in Scottsdale, Rusty Spur Saloon is an authentic cowboy hangout with swinging doors, live music and fantastic burgers. Celebrities, tourists, locals and real cowboys all flock here for the delicious food and Wile West atmosphere.

Family Friendly Things To Do

Arizona Science Center

Open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm daily, the Arizona Science Center offers more than 300 hands-on, interactive exhibits, a state-of-the-art planetarium, a giant-screen theater and live demonstrations. Show your family the fun side of science.

The Phoenix Zoo

Located in Papago Park is the Phoenix Zoo, featuring four American Southwest flora and fauna trails, a petting zoo, and a Safari Train. Bring the family for some educational animal fun.

The Phoenix Children's Museum

The Phoenix Children's Museum is a spacious sanctuary for engaging the minds, muscles and imaginations of children. With the philosophy that every child knows how to play at their own developmental level, these interactive exhibits do not come with instructions.

Neighborhood
A Favorite among Hotels near ASU
Arizona State University Area

As one of the best Tempe hotels near ASU, Red Lion Inn & Suites Phoenix-Tempe is the perfect choice for campus visits. Throughout the year - from graduations and parents' weekends to alumni reunions and sporting events - our great rates, personalized service and contemporary guestrooms make us a favorite among hotels near ASU for Sun Devil students, families, friends and alums.

Visiting for ASU Orientation?

Enter "ASU" when booking your room at our hotel near ASU Tempe for a special discount on Arizona State University Parent & New Student Orientation.

Established as a small teaching college in 1885, Arizona State University has grown into the largest university in the nation with several campuses spread throughout the Tempe metropolitan area. Even if you're not in town for an ASU event, the scenic campus is worth a visit. The grounds are officially declared an arboretum with tags marking many of the trees and plantings that showcase desert and tropical flora from around the world.

Free Museums and Exhibits:

Life Sciences Building

This living museum houses dozens of reptiles, including a comprehensive sampling of the poisonous snakes of Arizona.

Fine Arts Center

The Arts Center is home to the ASU Art Museum, which has a fine permanent collection and an active guest artist program. The museum gift shop is a great place to get beautiful and unusual gifts.

Hayden Library

The vast collection is housed mainly underground in the center of campus. It has many unique features, including a children's drama collection, various exhibits and rare and valuable works available to the public in the Luhrs reading room. Where else can one walk in and request to see a page from a Gutenberg Bible?

Gammage Auditorium

This striking facility is a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed theater hosting international talent, Broadway shows and local entertainment. One of Wright's last architectural designs, the auditorium was originally slated for Baghdad before being built in the Valley of the Sun.

ASU Mars Space Flight Facility

Extraterrestrial exhibits include the Thermal Emission Spectrometer experiment that was sent aboard the Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft when it launched in November 1996. The facility also has a visitor area with displays about Mars and a television continuously tuned to NASA TV.

ASU R. S. Dietz Museum of Geology

View minerals, gems and fossils from Arizona and around the world. The Museum also has a six-story Foucault pendulum, remains of a Colombian mammoth excavated in 1985, a T-Rex brain cavity and many other rare and extinct mammalian fossils, including those of saber-toothed cats.

Neighborhood
Look to Our Tempe Hotel

For Fun Tempe, AZ Attractions

Red Lion Inn & Suites Phoenix Tempe is located only a mile away from downtown Tempe. Surrounded by the majestic Sonoran Desert, downtown Tempe provides a contemporary cultural scene and boundless outdoor recreation with Old West flair.

For those who love the outdoors, downtown Tempe is known around the world for its wide variety of recreational pursuits, including golf, biking, horseback riding, rock climbing, and even hot air ballooning. On any of Tempe's 325 days of sunshine a year, you'll find locals and visitors teeing off on the region's 200 championship golf courses, hiking through the scenic Papago Park and boating across Tempe Town Lake.

When it comes to culture and entertainment, Tempe is just as multifaceted. Take in an off-Broadway show or musical at Arizona State's Gammage Theater or spend an evening at the symphony or ballet. Browse world-class museums featuring Native American art and artifacts, and indulge at fabulous international restaurants. As one of only eight cities in the country to field teams in all four major professional sports -including the MLB's Arizona Diamondbacks, the NHL's Phoenix Coyotes, the NBA's Phoenix Suns and the NFL's Arizona Cardinals-Tempe serves as a paradise for diehard Arizona sports fans.

For shoppers, our Tempe, AZ lodging is centrally located from some of the finest malls, boutiques, antique shops, outlet and cutting-edge art galleries.

Neighborhood
Explore Fun Things to do in Tempe With Kids
Your Guide to Family-Friendly Tempe

While known as a thriving college town, sports center, and shopping destination, Tempe also offers plenty of fun things to do with kids. With more family-friendly attractions in development each year, Tempe, AZ is one of the best destinations featuring something for everyone. Browse our guide to family-friendly Tempe for some of the fun things to do with kids.

The Phoenix Zoo

Located in Papago Park, the Phoenix Zoo is a favorite of kids and parents alike. As the largest non-profit zoo in the country, the Phoenix Zoo features more than 1,200 animals, an array of attractions, including a Children’s Trail and Petting Zoo, and educational programs for kids of all ages. The Phoenix Zoo is also home to several permanent exhibits and incredible experiences including camel rides, giraffe encounters, Safari train rides, playgrounds, water play areas, and much more.

Phoenix Zoo

455 North Galvin Parkway

(602) 286-3800

Located 3.1 miles from Red Lion Inn & Suites Phoenix-Tempe

SeaLife Arizona Aquarium

Add the SeaLife Arizona Aquarium to your itinerary for a guaranteed good time for everyone in the family. Featuring more than 5,000 sea creatures including sharks, stingrays, and octopi, the SeaLife Arizona Aquarium is the perfect place to discover the undersea world. The aquarium offers interactive exhibits so you can get up close with marine life, a stunning 360-degree ocean tunnel, touch tanks, and a new kid-friendly Dive Adventure Quiz Trail.

SeaLife Arizona Aquarium

5000 South Arizona Mills Circle (at Arizona Mills Mall)

(480) 478-7600

Located 6.5 miles from Red Lion Inn & Suites Phoenix / Tempe

Children’s Museum of Phoenix

Designed for kids up to age 10, the Children’s Museum of Phoenix offers plenty of fun things to do while encouraging education and piquing your child’s curiosity. With exhibits designed for all child groups, including babies and toddlers, the Children’s Museum of Phoenix offers experiences ranging from art studios to building experiences to music exhibits, and more! .

Children’s Museum of Phoenix

215 North 7th Street

(602) 253-0501

Located 8.9 miles from Red Lion Inn & Suites Phoenix / Tempe

Neighborhood
Scottsdale & Tempe Shopping Areas

From Department Outlets to Boutique Shops

Red Lion Inn & Suites Phoenix-Tempe is centrally located to all the top spots for shopping in Tempe and Scottsdale. From luxurious department stores to unique boutique shops, take your pick of these Tempe shopping destinations - just a short trip from our Tempe hotel near ASU:

Old Town Scottsdale

With tons of shops and places to eat, no wonder it's one of the most popular tourist spots in the area. 

Arizona Mills

Arizona Mills features 170 shops and dining experiences as well as exciting family entertainment options, including Harkins Theaters, IMAX, GameWorks and Sea Life Arizona Aquarium.

Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall

With more than 225 retailers and two million square feet of retail space, Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall is known as a rather unique luxury mall, featuring upscale stores like Neiman Marcus, Barneys New York, Nordstrom, Macy's and the largest Dillard's in the country.

Tempe Marketplace

The Tempe Marketplace offers live music, fantastic restaurants, kid-friendly fountains, an outdoor fireplace and 1.3 million square feet of retail space. Shop this outdoor market as you stroll along a golden Arizona sunset.

Mill Avenue District

For more than 100 years, the Mill Avenue District has been the heart of Tempe, featuring festivals, live music, shopping, dining, coffee shops, Tempe Beach Park and Tempe Town Lake.

Neighborhood
Tempe, AZ Sporting Events

From College to the Major Leagues

In addition to Arizona State University athletics, Tempe is also home of four major professional sports teams including the MLB's Arizona Diamondbacks, the NHL's Phoenix Coyotes, the NBA's Phoenix Suns and the NFL's Arizona Cardinals. One of the only few regions in the country to have teams in all four major professional sports, Tempe is home to many diehard sports fans and athletes. Book our accommodations at Red Lion Inn & Suites Phoenix-Tempe to stay close to all the exciting sporting events in Tempe, AZ. 

Top Tempe, AZ Sporting Events

MLB's Cactus League Spring Training

Baseball aficionados swear that there's no better ball than spring training (unless, of course, we're talking about game 7 of the World Series). The Cactus League consists of 15 professional teams training in multiple stadiums around Phoenix. 

Ironman Arizona

Ironman Arizona is a triathlon that runs from Tempe Town Lake, through the Sonoran Desert, to Papago Park. Registration is open to anyone but fills up fast as this race is a qualifier for the big-daddy Ironman World Championship.

Arizona Dragon Boat Festival 

Dragon Boat racing as an amateur water sport held over the past 2,000 years throughout southern China. Thousands of paddlers and spectators from all over the United States, China, Canada and Taiwan flock to watch hundreds of teams compete in Tempe's version of Dragon Boat racing.

P.F. Chang's Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Marathon & ½ Marathon

With live music every mile, this three-day event is more of a party than a race. The course starts in Phoenix, continues through Scottsdale, and finishes in Tempe. But the real fun is at the children's race, the two-person half marathon relay and the mini-marathon. 

Hotel Amenities

Here are a few of the main amenities this property offers. If you have questions about anything you don't see here please feel free to contact the Front Desk.

breakfast-offered
Breakfast
air-conditioning
Air Conditioning
pet-friendly
PetFriendly
wifi
WiFi
outdoor-pool
Outdoor Pool
Free Parking
Parking
business-center
Business Center
fitness-center
Fitness Center
airport-shuttle
Free Airport Shuttle
shuttle-service
Shuttle Service
smoke-free
Smoke Free
Environmentally-Friendly
Environmentally Friendly
refrigerator
Refrigerator
microwave
Microwave
tv
Flat Screen TV

Room Types