Hotels Near Phoenix METRO Light Rail Stations
Map of Hotels in Phoenix, Tempe and Mesa Within Walking Distance of Light Rail
NOTE: The four additional stations and the Park 'n' Ride at the end of the line in Mesa will open on August 22, 2015.
This map is designed for those people who are coming to the Phoenix area and want to find a hotel within walking distance of a 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 on light rail if they will be going to:
Phoenix Convention Center (conventions, trade shows)
CityScape (downtown entertainment and dining district)
Chase Field (Arizona Diamondbacks baseball)
Talking Stick Resort Arena, formerly known as US Airways Center (Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury basketball, Arizona Rattlers Arena Football, concerts)
Symphony Hall (Phoenix Symphony)
Comerica Theatre (theatre, concerts)
Orpheum Theatre (theatre, concerts)
Tempe Beach Park / Tempe Town Lake (concerts, festivals, water recreation)
ASU (university, museum, theatre, stadium)
Mesa Arts Center (theatre, concerts)
There are other major points of interests, such as museums 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 METRO Light Rail station. These are usually rated at least 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 degrees can easily result in heat-related illness.
If you will be leaving the immediate area of METRO 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 in advance. If you'll be doing some traveling around the Greater Phoenix area, renting a car is advisable.
The hotels are marked with red balls. Click on the red ball to get the name and address of the hotel. Click on the hotel link to find hotel ratings, details, phone number and to check for reservation availability through Hipmunk.
Phoenix Hotels On METRO Light Rail
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