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Iregeo Feb 6th, 2013 04:25 PM

Please recommend SAFE budget accommodations in the Phoenix area
21 y.o. son and his friend are going to spring training for a bit in March. As I understand it, they'll spend a day in Glendale and a day in Talking Stick. They may spend some time visiting with other friends at ASU. They will have a car, and are looking for true budget accommodations (max $100/nt.) somewhere in between, or simply convenient to all.

Where would you suggest looking that meets their budget but will also be safe?


WillTravel Feb 6th, 2013 04:44 PM

I have a friend who has happily and safely stayed at the Hostelling International hostel in Phoenix several times. However, I would recommend getting a 3* or better hotel by bidding on Priceline - check .

Iregeo Feb 6th, 2013 04:58 PM

WillTravel, I would use Priceline, but I need to guarantee 2 beds.

WillTravel Feb 6th, 2013 05:03 PM

Maybe use Hotwire, then, and book for 3 people (or choose an option with bed choice). Also check TravelZoo and Groupon.

clarkgriswold Feb 6th, 2013 05:15 PM

Best Western I-17 Metrocenter, or Red Roof Inn Phoenix on Willett.

Iregeo Feb 6th, 2013 07:29 PM

Thank you clarkgriswold.

Iregeo Feb 6th, 2013 07:57 PM

clark, can you comment on the safety of the following area:

1600 block of N. 13th Ave.

Again, thanks.

alex_carter Feb 6th, 2013 09:30 PM

Hi Iregeo, according to your need there are some nice budget hotels in phoenix are like Red Roof Inn, Grace Inn Phoenix, Travelodge Phoenix, Best West Inn Downtown.

tomfuller Feb 7th, 2013 06:41 AM

There is a HI Hostel at 1029 N. 9th St.
Never stayed at this one but most HI Hostels are great with a dorm bed for less than $30 night. Nearly all have a kitchen.

sylvia3 Feb 13th, 2013 02:19 PM

Got the Sheraton Tempe for $50 via Hotwire last week; phoned for 2 beds, no problem at all.

Iregeo Feb 14th, 2013 05:51 AM

Thanks, Sylvia. Is that for dates in March?

sylvia3 Feb 15th, 2013 08:24 AM

Late Feb. However, they usually have a "sale of the day" thing.

starrs Feb 15th, 2013 10:42 AM

They may not be interested but tell them they should see Taliesin West in Scottsdale.

Iregeo Feb 15th, 2013 06:13 PM

No thank you, starrs.

starrs Feb 15th, 2013 06:25 PM


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