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Mid-range hotel with plain design in a Phoenix suburb
The 102-room Residence Inn is mid-range and mediocre, with decidedly plain design. A tan stucco exterior gives way to a functional lobby and buffet area that could belong to any mid-range chain hotel. The rooms are equally generic; they don’t try to wow you with decor, but strive for practicality. The free amenities are a plus, however, and the location is convenient, with two huge malls across the street. For a more contemporary room, try the Spring Hill Suites next door.
In Chandler, a 30-minute drive from Scottsdale and Phoenix
The hotel is in Chandler, a suburb east of Phoenix, and lies just off the main arteries of the 101 Freeway and Chandler Blvd. within a landscape of chain stores and two large shopping malls: The Chandler Fashion Square and Chandler Gateway. Both are within easy walking distance, as are a variety of restaurants. No shuttle service is offered.
Big suites with kitchens and flat-screen TVs
The kitchen and dining table are big enough for guests to whip up and serve a full meal, and there is ample space for working and eating at the desk.
All rooms include:
A small heated pool and free self-parking
Free breakfast buffet and evening reception appetizers; room service is available from an off-site restaurant
This unremarkable mid-range hotel in Chandler, across the street from two large malls, is bland all-around, from the exterior to the rooms. But families who don't mind sacrificing style may find the clean, spacious room with kitchens convenient, and the freebies (Wi-Fi, breakfast, evening appetizer reception) make this a good value. Rooms at the SpringHill Suites next door are considerably more modern and appealing, but they're not quite as large, and they have kitchenettes rather than full kitchens.
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