• Downtown location offers easy access to dining, sports arenas, and entertainment
  • Great views of Phoenix through floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Sophisticated rooms with writing desks, flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers, and mini-fridges
  • Heated pool with skyscraper views
  • Restaurant serves upscale American fare with South American influences
  • 24-hour fitness and business centers
  • Valet parking for a daily fee
  • Free Wi-Fi for SPG members
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  • Wi-Fi costs a daily fee for non-SPG members (program is free to join)
  • Pool is quite small
  • No spa
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This upscale, high-rise business hotel is located in the heart of downtown Phoenix, close to restaurants, the convention center, and museums. Features include ample business facilities, such as meeting space and a business center, and there is a pool (small, but heated) and an American restaurant and bar on-site. The 242 rooms are impressive for their large size, modern design, and great amenities, but mostly for their incredible city views through floor-to-ceiling windows. There are daily fees for parking and Wi-Fi, though the latter is free for SPG members. Hotel Palomar Phoenix has a cooler atmosphere and better nightlife scene, but no fitness center.

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  • Cribs
  • Fitness Center
  • Internet
  • Jacuzzi
  • Pets Allowed
  • Pool

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The Westin Phoenix Downtown


Luxe high-rise hotel in downtown Phoenix

Opened in 2011, the 242-room Westin offers upscale and sophisticated design and a convenient downtown location. The hotel has a modern and understated look that very subtly hints at its Southwest location, with glass decor, polished stone walls, and dark wood textures. The outdoor heated pool, located on the second floor, is a tad small for the size of the hotel, but the deck area offers impressive views. Floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the hotel deliver great views of Phoenix's downtown skyscrapers. For business travelers visiting Phoenix, the hotel is a solid pick.

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Walking distance to all of downtown Phoenix

The Westin is on Central Avenue in downtownPhoenix, one block from Phoenix Civic Plaza, the city's largest convention facility. The hotel occupies nine floors of the 26-story Freeport McMoRan Center, and downtown restaurants and sports facilities are within walking distance. Shuttle service is not offered, but the city’s light rail system connects to Sky Harbor International Airport and is available across the street.

  • Two-minute walk to a Central Avenue stop on the Phoenix Light Rail System
  • Eight-minute drive or light-rail ride to Phoenix Art Museum
  • Nine-minute drive or light-rail ride to Heard Museum
  • 18-minute drive to Pueblo Grande Museum & Archaeological Park
  • 20-minute drive to Piestewa Peak, a popular hiking destination
  • 10-minute drive or 20 minutes by light rail to Sky Harbor International Airport
  • 20-minute drive to the Phoenix Zoo
  • 30-minute drive to downtown Scottsdale
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Clean, unobtrusive style plus city panoramas

Rooms here are uncluttered and upscale, with high ceilings, expansive floor space (most rooms are around 540 square feet), and walls of 10-foot windows showing panoramas of the city skyline and distant mountains. The Westin Heavenly beds are plush, with 250-thread-count sheets, down blanket, five pillows, a pillow-top mattress, and duvet. All rooms feature writing desks, coffeemakers, mini-fridges, iPod docks, 42-inch flat-screen TVs with standard cable. Ironing equipment and safes are located in the closets. Large and elegant bathrooms have walk-in showers or shower/tub combos, as well as bathrobes, hairdryers, and Westin's signature White Tea bath products. The 720-square-foot Corner Studio room has a separate walk-in shower and standalone soaking tub with incredible city views.

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Business facilities, a heated pool, and a 24-hour fitness center

Westin's main restaurant, Province Urban Kitchen & Bar, serves seasonal American dishes with a South American twist for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. Room service is available. The second-floor pool is tiny, but is heated and has views of Phoenix's skyscrapers. Many of Westin's facilities operate 24 hours a day: the well-equipped fitness center (more great views), the front desk staff, and the business center. Meeting space totals 15,000 square feet. Valet parking is available for a nightly fee. Laundry facilities and shoeshine service are both available. Wi-Fi costs a fee, but is free for SPG members (program is free to join).

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  • Air Conditioner

  • Airport Transportation

  • Basic Television

  • Business Center

  • Cable

  • Cribs

  • Dry Cleaning

  • Fitness Center

  • Internet

  • Jacuzzi

  • Kids Allowed

  • Laundry

  • Meeting / Conference Rooms

  • Pets Allowed

  • Pool

  • Rental Car Service Desk Onsite

  • Room Service

  • Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space

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