Phoenix Place Hotel & Suites Rating: 3.5 Pearls
Midtown, Phoenix, Arizona

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Pros

  • Two heated pools and attractive landscaping
  • Tennis court and volleyball court
  • 24-hour: business center, fitness center, and concierge
  • 10-minute drive from downtown Phoenix
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Efficient, cheerful staff

Cons

  • Bland rooms are showing wear and tear
  • No food served mornings
  • Few restaurants or clubs within walking distance

Bottom Line

This 160-room mid-range hotel is a 10-minute drive from downtown Phoenix and has peaceful, shady grounds with two heated pools, a volleyball court, and a tennis court. But bland rooms are showing wear and tear, and there's not much to do in the immediate area.

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 Location

Tucked away on a quiet street, 10 minutes from the restaurants, shops and sports facilities of downtown Phoenix

The immediate area around the hotel has a mix of residential and business buildings, but few restaurants or shops. Don't expect a bustling atmosphere -- nighttime brings a ghost-town feel to this block. It's a short drive, or ride on the city's light rail system, to downtown attractions such as the Phoenix Art Museum, US Airways Arena, and nightclubs. Shuttle service is not offered.

  • 10-minute walk to a Central Avenue stop on the Phoenix Light Rail System
  • 15-minute walk to Park Central, the city's oldest shopping mall
  • 5-minute drive or 5 minutes to by light rail to the Phoenix Art Museum
  • 10-minute drive or 15 minutes by light rail to downtown Phoenix, US Airways Arena, Chase Field, and numerous restaurants
  • 15-minute drive or 20 minutes by light rail to Sky Harbor International Airport
  • 15-minute drive to Piestewa Peak, a popular hiking destination
  • 20-minute drive to the Phoenix Zoo
  • 30-minute drive to downtown Scottsdale

 Rooms

Bland rooms have tube TVs and are showing wear and tear, but some have Sleep Number beds

The hotel's generic rooms have tube TVs and generic, chain-like decor, and some guests have complained of maintenance issues (broken air conditioners, poor television signals).

All rooms include:

  • Free Wi-Fi and wired Internet
  • Flat-screen TVs with HBO
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Empty mini-fridge
  • Microwave
  • Coffeemaker
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Telephone with free local calls
  • Free 'USA Today' delivered on weekdays

Room types:

  • Standard Room: 300 square feet; king or two queen beds (some are Sleep Number Beds, some aren't)
  • Cabana Suite: 340 square feet; king or queen bed (not Sleep Number beds); living area; pull-out sofa
  • Handicap accessible rooms available

 Features

Pleasant grounds, two heated pools, and a playground

  • Two heated pools: One on the ground level with a waterfall; and the other for the private use of Cabana Suite guests atop the hotel roof, with views of downtown Phoenix
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • 24-hour business center
  • 24-hour concierge
  • Well-shaded grounds with sand volleyball court, tennis court, and playground
  • Wedding area with shaded altar and seating
  • Gift shop, onsite ATM, and laundry facilities
  • Free covered parking (a life-saver in the summer)
  • Safety deposit box (not big enough for a laptop)
  • 5,000 square feet of event space
  • 24-hour front desk staff

 Food

A Mexican-style bar and grill, and no room service

  • Hacienda Bar and Grill serves Mexican-inspired cuisine for breakfast and dinner, but there's no service morning through early afternoon.
  • No room service, but guests can charge meals to their room
  • There is little dining available in the immediate area, so if you want to eat outside the hotel, expect to take a cab or the light rail to restaurants in downtown Phoenix.

 Bottom Line

This 160-room mid-range hotel is a 10-minute drive from downtown Phoenix and has peaceful, shady grounds with two heated pools, a volleyball court, and a tennis court. But bland rooms are showing wear and tear, and there's not much to do in the immediate area.

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Address

  • 3600 North 2nd Ave, Phoenix, AZ, 85013

Room Types

  • Cabana Suite
  • Guest Room
  • Guest Room w/ Sleep Number Bed

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 160
Pool: N/A
Fitness Center: Yes
Cribs: Yes
Jacuzzi (in room): N/A
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Hotel Information

Location: Midtown, Phoenix
Address: 3600 North 2nd Ave, Phoenix, AZ, 85013
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