3-Star Hotels Near Ye Olde Pipe & Tobacco Shoppe, Phoenix, Arizona

by Patrick M. Lind

AAA defines a three-star hotel as having a "distinguished style" and "marked upgrades in physical attributes, amenities and guest comforts." Finding such a hotel near Phoenix's Ye Olde Pipe & Tobacco Shoppe is not a difficult endeavor because of its location in the luxurious Biltmore District, six miles northeast of downtown.

Embassy Suites Phoenix - Biltmore

The Embassy Suites Phoenix - Biltmore puts guests less than a mile from Ye Olde Pipe & Tobacco Shoppe and next to the Biltmore Fashion Park Shopping Center. The hotel offers two-room guest suites; each features MP3 clock radios and separate living spaces. Guests can relax amid the foliage and koi pond inside the hotel's atrium. Each day the hotel offers a free cooked-to-order breakfast and an evening manger's reception with cold beverages and an ideal setting for conversation. The on-site restaurant serves steaks and fine wines.

Courtyard Phoenix Camelback

Located on Camelback Road, the Courtyard Phoenix Camelback offers three-star accommodations within one mile of Ye Olde Pipe & Tobacco. Guests of the hotel can also easily reach The Colonnade Shopping Center and Biltmore Fashion Park on foot. Guest rooms have a bit of a chic, modern feel, with vibrant colors, wood furnishings and tall ceilings. Standard in-room amenities include fully opening windows.The hotel's restaurant serves an American-style menu. Guests will also find an abundance of eateries within steps of the property. For recreation, guests have access to an outdoor swimming pool, whirlpool and fitness center.

Hotel Highland

The stylish Hotel Highland offers boutique guest rooms within walking distance to Ye Olde Pipe & Tobacco Shoppe. Each of the hotel's 119 rooms has a bright and airy design featuring earth tones and the latest technological gadgets, like wall-mounted, plasma-screen televisions and iPod docking stations. The outdoor swimming pool with poolside lounge provide guests with a spot to cool down, and the hotel's fitness center helps guests maintain their workout rhythms. Guests can also take advantage of the complimentary airport shuttle service and free on-site parking.

Hotel San Carlos

The Hotel San Carlos began hosting guests back in 1928. This three-star boutique hotel has 128 guest rooms. Room designs vary, with no two rooms exactly alike. Selected art pieces and dark wood furnishings characterize the rooms, as well as basic amenities. The hotel's rooftop swimming pool and sundeck provide guests with panoramic views of downtown and the surrounding mountains. From the hotel's downtown location, guests can reach Ye Olde Pipe & Tobacco in just over 10 minutes by car.

About the Author

Patrick M. Lind has been freelance writing since 2007 and has worked as an editor and journalist for ChicagoSporting.com. He received a Master of Arts in history from the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands and has traveled extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and Middle East.