Residence Inn Phoenix Chandler/Fashion Center Rating: 3.0 Pearls
Chandler, Phoenix, Arizona

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Pros

Cons

  • Older property showing wear and tear
  • Some complaints of slow Internet connection
  • Bland decor
  • Some in-room AC units can be noisy
  • No on-site restaurant

Bottom Line

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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 Scene

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.

 Location

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.

  • 5-minute walk to Chandler Fashion Square and Chandler Gateway
  • 20-minute drive to Casino Arizona, a popular gambling casino
  • 20-minute drive to Arizona State University in Tempe
  • 30-minute drive to downtown Scottsdale
  • 30-minute drive to the Phoenix Zoo
  • 30-minute drive to Papago Park, a popular hiking area
  • 30-minute drive to Sky Harbor International Airport

 Rooms

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.

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 Features

A small heated pool and free self-parking

  • Small heated pool and Jacuzzi with plastic lounge chairs and glass patio tables with umbrellas
  • 24-hour fitness center is a single small room with two treadmills and an elliptical machine (all with individual TVs), as well as free weights.
  • 24-hour business center (a single computer and printer in the lobby)
  • 24-hour front desk staff
  • Free self-parking
  • Laundry facilities
  • Safety deposit box big enough for laptops
  • 441 square feet of meeting space
  • The Market shop open 24 hours with snacks and refreshments
  • Tennis courts

 Food

Free breakfast buffet and evening reception appetizers; room service is available from an off-site restaurant

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free evening reception with appetizers
  • Room delivery available from The Order Inn for lunch and dinner.
  • Many dining options are available across the street at the two shopping malls.

 Bottom Line

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.

Things You Should Know About Residence Inn Phoenix Chandler/Fashion Center

Address

  • 200 North Federal Street, Chandler, AZ, 85226, US

Room Types

  • 1 Bedroom Bi-level Loft
  • 1 Bedroom Suite
  • 2 Bedroom Suite
  • Penthouse Suite
  • Studio

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 168
Pool: Yes
Fitness Center: Yes
Internet Access: Yes
Pets Allowed: Yes
Cribs: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: Chandler, Phoenix
Address: 200 North Federal Street, Chandler, AZ, 85226, US
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