Convenient to the University of Arizona and other Tempe locations, this 11-story hotel was built in the Mill Avenue district in 2013. There is no on-site restaurant, but each suite is equipped with a full kitchenette for those who want to avoid the expense of eating out, and contemporary furnishings and spacious rooms make for a comfortable stay. The contemporary décor is streamlined and more than functional. A complimentary breakfast adds to the bargain. Be sure to head to the rooftop, which boasts a pool, Jacuzzi, and fire pit, to watch the sunset over Phoenix. (The free shuttle to the airport is an added bonus for short-term travelers. Be sure to request it before arriving.)