University Inn

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42-inch flat-screen TV with digital channels
42-inch flat-screen TV with digital channels
42-inch flat-screen TV with digital channels
42-inch flat-screen TV with digital channels

Overview of University Inn

University Inn

2.5 star property
Convenient for Arizona State University

8.6/10 Fabulous

273 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
902 South Mill Avenue, Tempe, AZ, 85281
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Air conditioning
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Premium bedding
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Maple-Ash
  • Arizona State University - 1 min walk
  • Tempe Town Lake - 6 min drive
  • Phoenix Zoo - 10 min drive
  • Desert Botanical Garden - 12 min drive
  • Old Town - 14 min drive
  • Casino Arizona - 15 min drive
  • Scottsdale Fashion Square - 20 min drive
  • Talking Stick Resort Arena - 18 min drive
  • Chase Field - 20 min drive
  • Camelback Mountain - 24 min drive

Getting around

  • Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) - 10 min drive
  • Chandler, AZ (CHD-Chandler Municipal) - 22 min drive
  • Mesa, AZ (MSC-Falcon Field Municipal) - 24 min drive
  • Scottsdale, AZ (SCF) - 29 min drive
  • Mesa, AZ (AZA-Phoenix - Mesa Gateway) - 31 min drive
  • Phoenix, AZ (DVT-Phoenix Deer Valley) - 33 min drive
  • 9th Street Station - 1 min walk
  • 6th Street Station - 7 min walk
  • Mill Ave - Third Street Station - 10 min walk

About this property

University Inn

University Inn puts you within a 15-minute drive of Arizona State University and Old Town. Freebies such as WiFi and self-parking are added perks, and guests looking to stay active can experience the nearby hiking/biking trails. Fellow travellers say good things about the helpful staff and location. The property is only a short walk to public transportation: 9th Street Station is steps away and 6th Street Station is 7 minutes.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks are required at the property
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 25 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until midnight
  • Express check-in/out
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - midnight
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after noon please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • This property requires identification documentation for all guests and visitors, including children.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • One child stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free uncovered on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • On-site parking is limited

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Travelling with children

  • Children stay free

What to do

  • Hiking/biking trails nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage


  • 2 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1959


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Grab bar near toilet


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 42-inch flat-screen TV
  • Premium digital channels

Home comfort

  • Heating (climate-controlled) and air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Window screens

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow-top mattress

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall shower heads
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Access via exterior corridors

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Breakage deposit: USD 100 per stay

Optional extras

  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-in between midnight and 4:00 AM can be arranged for an extra charge (amount varies)
  • Late checkout can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-out is available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

This property reserves the right to pre-authorise the guest's credit card prior to arrival.

Also known as

University Inn Tempe
University Inn Suites
University Inn Hotel
University Inn Tempe
University Inn Suites
University Inn Hotel Tempe

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at University Inn?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
How much does it cost to stay at University Inn?
As of 17 Aug 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at University Inn on 18 Aug 2022 start from £105, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Are pets allowed at University Inn?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at University Inn?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spaces may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at University Inn?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. There's a charge for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability). Check-out time is 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Express check-out and contactless check-out are available.
Is there an on-site casino at University Inn?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Casino Arizona (15-min drive) and Lone Butte Casino (16-min drive) are both nearby.
What is there to do at University Inn and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as hiking.
Are there restaurants at or near University Inn?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Blaze Pizza (3-min walk), Casey Moore's Oyster House (3-min walk) and Rita's Italian Ice (3-min walk).
What's the area around University Inn like?
University Inn is in Maple-Ash, a short 10-minute drive from Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) and 16 minutes' walk from Tempe Town Lake. Travellers recommend the hotel for its walkable location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

We stayed two nights for ASU graduation, and loved the walking distance to Mill Avenue restaurants & shops. The staff was helpful friendly and courteous at checkin, checkout and when we needed anything from extra coffee to garbage can liners. The Inn was renovated about 5 years ago with nice bright paint, waterfall showers, etc. The room was clean, stocked with amenities, hair dryer, ironing board, and plenty of pillows. We booked the room with a queen bed and a little alcove with a sofa bed which was nice. A hotel is under construction across the street so the first night we did hear a very loud continuous warning recording when someone’s were trespassing on the property but it was less pronounced the second night, and easily drowned out with a set of orange earplugs. And a new light rail was being tested and about to go live so this area is improving. The only minor thing is the CVS down on the corner is a little sketchy but it has lots of conveniences so that outweighs any minuses.
gretchen, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nicole, 2-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Paul, 1-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Clean and comfortable, but change the bathroom doo
Although it doesn’t look too pretty on the outside, the rooms were modern, clean and comfortable. The only complaint I’d have is I can’t stand hotel bathrooms with the sliding barn door. They look nice, but offer very little privacy. I would stay here again though.
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Everything was great but you can't be a light sleeper because you're too close to the main highway. I can sleep through a gun battle so it didn't bother me everything about the place is terrific.
Neil, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The manager was so friendly and we got a free upgraded room.
2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Very convenient to events around area
Kevin, 5-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Never judge a book by it's cover
My stay at University Inn was absolutely wonderful. To be perfectly honest, I try to stay away from places that aren't popular "name brand" hotels/motels because usually they're more run down and sketchy, but I chose this place because literally all but 3 hotels in Phoenix/Tempe in my price range were fully booked. This one got the best reviews so I chose it. BOY AM I HAPPY I DID!! As my title says, never judge a book by it's cover. From the outside, University Inn looks like your average, run-of-the-mill dated motel. Once you walk into one of their rooms, you realize it's not. The other reviews are right. The rooms are modern, quite swanky looking. The bathroom was beautiful, the wall paint design was modern, large TV, great variety of cable channels. The woman who checked me in (sorry I either forgot or forgot to get your name) was so cheerful and nice. The only problem I had was the parking. The lot is tiny, and there are very few spaces. I was lucky to find one but I almost rear-ended 2 cars trying to park into it. The spaces are small, leaving barely any room between the cars. Other than the parking, the whole experience was great. If I'm ever in Tempe again, I'll be staying here.
Kristin, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Megumi, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Overall good
The room we had was a little noisy at it was at the front, roadside. Also,the shutters let in quite a bit of light. However. It was clean and friendly helpful,service. Fun quirky decor. The corners of the bed were sharp - ouch!
lulu, 1-night trip
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