Phoenix/Tempe/Mesa Hotels on Light Rail

Hotels With Walking Distance of the Train

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••• Hotel Palomar in Downtown Phoenix. © Judy Hedding

This list is designed for those people who may be coming to the Phoenix area and want to find a hotel within walking distance of a Valley Metro Light Rail station. In this way, people arriving at the airport could take the connecting shuttle to the light rail station, and use light rail to get to their hotel.

People who are visiting and intend to stay at one of these hotels during their stay are most likely to be able to handle all their transportation needs on light rail if they will be going to:

There are many other major points of interests, such as museums, bars and shopping, along the light rail route. You can see a map of those points of interest here.

Now, a word about these hotels. The Phoenix, Tempe and Mesa hotels I have included here are within half a mile of a Light Rail station. These are usually rated as better than average in quality.

Cheaper hotels can be found, but remember -- if the price seems too good to be true you might not want to stay there. In general, you will find that smaller hotels on East or West Van Buren, near ASU and near the airport might be less than desirable. That's not true of all, of course, but true of many.

In those neighborhoods, I'd stick to the known brands of hotels. Also, if you are willing to walk farther than half a mile from your hotel to Light Rail you'll have more options. In this case, please remember that between May and September walking a mile back and forth from a light rail station to your hotel can be very unpleasant due to high temperatures. A one-mile walk in 110°F can easily result in heat-related illness.

Phoenix Hotels Near Phoenix Light Rail Line

(See these hotels on a clickable map showing the METRO Light Rail stations.)

Aloft Phoenix Airport
4450 E. Washington, Phoenix
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Crowne Plaza Phoenix Airport
4300 E. Washington, Phoenix
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DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Phoenix
320 N. 44th St., Phoenix
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Fairfield Inn & Suites Phoenix Midtown
2520 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix
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FOUND:RE Phoenix
1100 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
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Hampton Inn Phoenix Airport North
601 N.

44th St., Phoenix
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Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Midtown
4000 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
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Hilton Suites Phoenix
10 E. Thomas Rd., Phoenix
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Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Airport North
3838 E. Van Buren St., Phoenix
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Hotel 502
502 W. Camelback, Phoenix
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Hotel Palomar Phoenix at CityScape
2 E. Jefferson, Phoenix
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Hotel San Carlos
202 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
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Howard Johnson Airport Downtown
4120 E. Van Buren, Phoenix
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Hyatt Regency Phoenix
122 N. 2nd St., Phoenix
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Radisson Hotel-Phoenix Airport North
427 N. 44th St., Phoenix
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Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel
50 E. Adams, Phoenix
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Rodeway Inn Downtown Phoenix
402 W. Van Buren
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Sheraton Grand Phoenix
340 N. 3rd St., Phoenix
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Westin Phoenix Downtown
333 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix
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Wyndham Garden Phoenix Midtown
3600 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix
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Tempe Hotels Near Phoenix Light Rail Line

Courtyard Tempe Downtown
601 South Ash Avenue, Tempe
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Holiday Inn Express & Suites at ASU
1031 East Apache Blvd, Tempe
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Motel 6 Tempe ASU
1915 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe
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Residence Inn Tempe Downtown/University
510 S. Forest Ave, Tempe
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Tempe Mission Palms
60 E. 5th St., Tempe
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Mesa Hotels Near Phoenix Light Rail Line

American Executive Inn
1554 W. Main St., Mesa
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Baymont Inn & Suites Mesa
651 E Main St., Mesa
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Knights Inn Mesa
630 W. Main St., Mesa
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Mesa Mezona Inn
250 W. Main St., Mesa
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Mesa Travelodge
22 S. Country Club Dr., Mesa
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Phoenix-Mesa Marriott
200 N Centennial Way, Mesa
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Getting Around Outside of Light Rail Area

If you will be leaving the immediate area of Light Rail during your visit, a taxi might be the best bet if you are just going somewhere once or twice, like Scottsdale or Glendale. Keep in mind that it is rare here that you are able to just stand on a city street and hail a cab. This isn't Times Square! It is more likely that you'll have to arrange for a cab or ride share service in advance. If you'll be doing some traveling around the Greater Phoenix area, renting a car is advisable.