Hotels by the Arizona Mills Mall

by Kira Jaines

The Arizona Mills Mall, in Tempe, is the site of more than 175 shops, restaurants and entertainment venues, including an IMAX theater and the Sea Life Arizona Aquarium, the state’s second large-scale aquarium. The area attracts thousands of out-of-state visitors each year. Several hotels are within one mile of the mall.

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Holiday Inn Express Tempe

Tempe’s Holiday Inn Express in the Arizona Mills shopping center is six miles from Sky Harbor International Airport, but does not offer a shuttle service; hotel staff will arrange for taxi pickup. Of the 128 non-smoking rooms, 36 are suites; all guest rooms are designed in a studio style with separate sitting areas. The Holiday Inn provides a complimentary breakfast buffet, and the mall offers many dining choices. Only service animals are permitted.

SpringHill Suites Tempe at Arizona Mills Mall

Adjacent to the Arizona Mills, SpringHill Suites is about four miles from the airport and provides shuttle service from morning to late evening. All 121 suites have separate work areas and include sofa beds for extra sleeping space. The property has a small meeting room. In addition to a hot breakfast buffet, guests have the choice of a “Grab-n-Go” breakfast. Several restaurants at the Arizona Mills are within walking distance. Service animals stay for free, but guests with pets are charged a nonrefundable sanitation fee.

Best Western Tempe by the Mall

Best Western Tempe by the Mall is across the street from the Arizona Mills Mall and three miles from the airport. The hotel provides 24-hour airport shuttle service and has a heated indoor pool. The property is pet-friendly and completely non-smoking. In the morning, the Best Western serves a free hot breakfast with “make your own” waffles, scrambled eggs and sausage. Take advantage of several package deals that include aquarium visits, military personnel discounts and park-and-fly.

Tempe Mission Palms

The 303-room Tempe Mission Palms is less than a half-mile from Arizona Mills and four miles from Sky Harbor. The resort has a rooftop swimming pool and tennis courts and a 30,000-square-foot conference and meeting center. All guest rooms are nonsmoking and feature large sitting areas and work spaces. Each room offers in-room digital security safes large enough to accommodate laptops. Dine at the on-site Mission Grille restaurant and Harry’s Lounge. The Arizona State University's Karsten 18-hole golf course is less than two miles away. The hotel’s airport shuttle runs from early morning to late evening.

About the Author

Based in Arizona, Kira Jaines writes health/fitness and travel articles, volunteers with Learning Ally and travels throughout the Southwest. She has more than 16 years of experience in transcribing and editing medical reports. Jaines holds a Bachelor of Arts in telecommunications and journalism from Northern Arizona University.