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.
There are Also a Number of Free Museums and Exhibits:
This living museum houses dozens of reptiles, including a comprehensive sampling of the poisonous snakes of Arizona.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.