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A Review of the Omni Tempe Hotel at ASU: School Spirit Meets Downtown Luxury

A Review of the Omni Tempe Hotel at ASU: School Spirit Meets Downtown Luxury

Looking for a review of Tempe’s latest downtown hotel? You’ve come to the right place.

I stayed at the Omni Tempe Hotel at ASU for 2 nights. Read on for my recap and experience.


Where is the Omni Tempe Hotel?

View of downtown Tempe

The Omni Tempe Hotel is located in downtown Tempe, Arizona, on the corner of University Drive and Mill Avenue. The address is 7 East University Drive.

It’s ideally situated — there’s a CVS and Pita Jungle across the street. I stayed here and was able to walk to many surrounding stores and restaurants. I also walked to different nightlife spots in the area.

There are rideshares available (Uber, Lyft, Waymo) and many people got around via electric scooter.

Tempe has public transportation options, including buses, the Tempe Streetcar, and the Valley Metro Rail. There is no hotel shuttle provided to the airport.

It is within walking distance to the Mill Avenue Shops, less than a mile from Tempe Town Lake, and less than 5 miles from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

When did the Omni Tempe Hotel open?

Lobby of Omni Tempe Hotel at ASU

The Omni Tempe Hotel at ASU is Tempe’s newest hotel, welcoming its first guests on April 27, 2023. It is the latest in a broader revitalization of the downtown area, bustling with new businesses.

Every Omni Hotel is inspired by the location, and this one is ASU themed.

I loved the cute touches like the fridge in the room in ASU colors with an ASU sticker on it, and drawers that looked like school filing cabinets.

They feature the largest ballroom in Tempe. They are available for corporate events and weddings and have special seasonal offers on their website.

What are the accommodations like at the Omni Tempe Hotel?

Hotel room with bed, desk, and sitting area

The hotel is 36,000 square feet and has 330 rooms and 11 suites.

I found the rooms to be comfortable, with funky, almost 70’s themed furnishings. My room was spacious, located on the 13th floor with floor-to-ceiling windows and views of downtown Tempe.

The room came with two water bottles, a bathrobe, and bath amenities. I had plenty of ports for charging my devices and there are microwaves available upon request.

The floor I was on included filtered water and ice machines by the elevator. There is room service available.

Rates start at $275/night.

What are the dining options on site?

Crispy branzino with corn and legume succotash

There are four dining options while staying at the Omni Tempe Hotel at ASU, as follows:

  • Lucero (rooftop, dinner)
  • Neighborhood Services Bar + Restaurant (lobby, breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • Salt & Gila (poolside, lunch)
  • Library Rules (lobby, breakfast, afternoon and evening bar)

I had dinner at Lucero and I highly recommend trying it at least once during your stay. Reservations are recommended.

They have a rooftop area that overlooks the downtown area and is a great spot to catch the sunset.

When I was there, the fire pits were lit and they had live music playing.

I also stopped by Library Rules to try their special holiday ginger snapper whipper hot chocolate. I appreciated that the store sold local items and souvenirs, from candles to jewelry.

From 4pm-9pm, Library Rules transforms from unassuming coffee shop to busy lobby bar, with an impressive cocktail program.

What amenities does the Omni Tempe Hotel at ASU have?

Rooftop pool with blue skies

There is a 24-hour fitness center on site. It was being pretty well utilized when I passed by and is located right next to the pool (possibly an incentive!).

There’s a rooftop pool and restaurant with private cabanas.

Upon request, guests can order an in-room fitness kit consisting of a mat, dumbbells, bands, kettle ball, and stress ball.

The only parking is valet parking and it’s $39/night.

There is also currency exchange, laundry and dry cleaning services, shoe shining, a concierge, business services, and free WiFi provided.

I appreciated that there were many spots to relax, including hanging chairs in the lobby and comfortable lounge furniture by the pool.

The pool area also had a ping pong table and looked to have other games available.


Are pets allowed?

Cactus candy on display

Pets are allowed at the Omni Tempe Hotel at ASU. They must be 25 pounds or less.

There is a nonrefundable cleaning fee of $150 for the first pet, $50 for the second.

Omni Tempe Hotel at ASU Review

Woman holding hot chocolate and smiling

My stay at the Omni Tempe Hotel at ASU was comfortable. The staff was attentive and the hotel was ideally situated for my itinerary around the city.

I stayed here by myself as a solo female traveler for business and felt safe.

Given the opportunity, I would stay here again and recommend it for visitors to the area.

Till next time, safe travels!


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