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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at University Inn and Suites for 5 nights. Reserved a queen room and was upgraded to queen suite. The staff were kind and helpful. Rooms have been updated and refreshed with a retro vibe. Easy walk to all that Tempe has to offer. Will definitely stay again. Thank you for an enjoyable stay.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an awesome place to stay!! A jewel of an Inn & Suites. As soon as I walked through the door. I knew I came to the right place. As I checked in, I was notified by the beautiful staff member of the recent remodeling they've done. For the price, the location, the style, and the great staff. You can...

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Sindoor B, Owner at University Inn & Suites, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the amazing review! Our #1 goal is guest comfort and we are extremely happy to hear that you had a wonderful stay. We look forward to seeing you again next time!

Pittsboro, United States
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Outside looks dumpy, but rooms are upgraded and relatively new. The biggest problem is the noise, cars and motorcycles zooming up and down the street all night. Kept me up all night long and no attempts at soundproofing. Would not stay there again.

Thank Lisa D
Sindoor B, Guest Relations Manager at University Inn & Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time and reviewing our property. We sincerely apologize for the outside vehicle noise and are in the works of solving the soundproofing issues as much as possible. Being an old building, there is only so much one can do and we hope to resolve it soon. The property is still under renovation which includes the...

Greater Cincinnati
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed here last weekend for the Phoenix Marathon. This hotel is great. Had a chance to meet one of the owners. Sindoor was very kind and accommodating. She was very helpful with the local restaurants, attractions, and directions to where we wanted to go. The location of the hotel is perfect if you are staying in...

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Sindoor B, Owner at University Inn & Suites, responded to this review

Pleasure meeting you and your wife! I look forward to seeing you again and hopefully be completely done with our renovations when you visit AZ next time. We appreciate the review and thank you for the kind words!

Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

I came to stay this past weekend for the RNR Az half marathon weekend. The location is perfect because its in the heart of Mill ave and with in walking distance to everything. The room was renovated and beautiful. Walked in to a clean and fresh smelling room. The bed was super comfy and I loved the comforter. The staff...

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Sindoor B, Owner at University Inn & Suites, responded to this review

Many thanks for the beautiful review! We look forward to seeing you again and appreciate you choosing our hotel for your stay.

Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 5 November 2016

If you just look a place to rest in night this is place for you. It is sided in center of Tempe and there are good cafeterians and restaurants close to the hotel. Rooms are clean and remodeled. There are no restaurant or cafeterian in the hotel, so if you looking for more services this might not be the hotel...

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Sindoor B, Guest Relations Manager at University Inn & Suites, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! We have placed refrigerators in all of our rooms and hope you will visit us again in the near future. Unfortunately our property is extremely small to have resort style amenities, but within one block of the hotel are over 50 different restaurants and bars to enjoy. Truly apologize for the inconvenience.

Reviewed 4 November 2016

Great location:walking distance to everything on Mill Ave. Clean and nice place that has been recently remodeled. The owners keep working on improving the hotel and adding amenities. Friendly and helpful staff. I feel like it's gonna be a very popular place for Tempe visitors.

Thank Natalia B
Sindoor B, Owner at University Inn & Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and choosing our hotel for your stay! We look forward to serving you again in the near future.

Reviewed 24 October 2016

This place blew me away! From the outside, it is an aging small motel. First, walking into the reception area, I was greeted by a very friendly and knowledgeable Sindoor, one of the owners. She gave me some great tips, and was willing to look up bus schedules for me. I walked into the room, and it was nothing like...

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Sindoor B, Owner at University Inn & Suites, responded to this review

Many thanks for the beautiful review! Our efforts have paid off with meeting great guests like you. We will be adding mini fridges in the rooms soon, and we have begun work with the outside for you to enjoy next time you visit our hotel. We are happy to hear your stay was enjoyable and truly hope to see you...

Reviewed 16 October 2016

All I can say is that these new owners are doing a great job of making an old hotel into a very clean and nice boutique experience. They're their heart and soul into their renovation. The rooms are perfectly remodeled and very clean. From the carpets, beds, and entirely new bathrooms, all things I'd expect from a high end hotel....

Thank Charles G
Sindoor B, Owner at University Inn & Suites, responded to this review

Hello and thank you very much for the wonderful review! We take pride in making sure all of our guests are satisfied, even when it's getting ice due a broken ice machine. We truly hope to see you again in the near future!

Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 October 2016

We had an incredible stay. This was the first time my wife and I stayed at this Inn and Suites, but it won't be the last.The employees definitely make this Inn special.The bed was so comfortable with the wonderful linens and thick towels. Water was offered with the room and on the way out the door. So romantic! Personalized service...

Thank Joseph U
Sindoor B, Owner at University Inn & Suites, responded to this review

Thank you! We are happy to read that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
WELCOME TO UNIVERSITY INN & SUITES EXPLORE OUR HOTEL IN TEMPE, ARIZONA Join us for a relaxing, comfortable and remarkably affordable stay at the family owned and operated University Inn & Suites in Tempe, Arizona. Following our comprehensive renovation, our updated boutique hotel blends classic style with modern comfort. Make yourself completely at home in our 29 spacious rooms and four suites. We pride ourselves on offering travelers unmatched convenience to everything there is to see and experience in Tempe - we're located across the street from the Arizona State University campus and less than one mile from Sun Devil Stadium, one block from the restaurants and bars on Mill Avenue, two miles from Tempe Diablo Stadium and five miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Guests arriving by car enjoy free onsite parking. Whether you're visiting Tempe for business, leisure or an ASU event, you'll be delighted with our hotel's accommodating staff and first-class amenities. Visit the University Inn & Suites Tempe and discover the best value within walking distance of downtown Tempe. Hours of operation: 7:00am-Midnight Daily *If you would like to check-in after midnight please call hotel ahead of time to accommodate. ... more   less 

Additional Information about University Inn & Suites

Address: 902 S Mill Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281-8683
Region: United States > Arizona > Central Arizona > Tempe
Price Range: €104 - €210 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — University Inn & Suites 2.5*
Number of rooms: 29
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Also Known As:
University Motel Tempe
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