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Old 03-05-2013, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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I'm looking for a decent hotel to stay at for a week. I would like to stay in the midtown area so I can explore in all directions.
I was looking at Extended Stay America either the midtown or biltmore location but the reviews sound awful so I'm thinking about the one in old scottsdale. The address is 3560 N Marshall Way. Is this a safe area?
Does anyone know of any other hotels in the midtown area that are decent/safe for $70-80/night?
My week will be in July.
Thanks!
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Old 03-05-2013, 06:32 PM
 
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The Biltmore location has really great freeway access, is a safe area, and a ton of stuff around it so I'd choose that location. The Old Town location is also very nice and safe, if not safer. It will just take a few minutes to get to the freeways to explore. The Midtown location looks ok. Not a bad area necessarily but kind of in the middle of office buildings. there are some working class areas around it but nothing terrible. There are some nice, historical areas around it too. A couple miles north at Central and Camelback has lots of stuff and some stuff further downtown too. If you want light rail access it would be good though.

Haven't stayed at any but these are my opinions of the locations specifically.
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Old 03-05-2013, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Calgary, AB
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I would look for deals on priceline or another hotel discounter Sue. You can get some great deals and put basic criteria in like minimum star level and general location. I think we paid $50/night for a Hilton in Scottsdale a couple of years ago during July. Found it on Priceline.

July is VERY inexpensive for hotels in Phoenix... lots of "stay-cation" deals at the local resorts as well.
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Old 03-06-2013, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Extended Stay America at 2nd Ave and Osborn is centrally located and 2 blocks from the light rail and financial district. You could ride the light rail both ways for a $4 daily pass and see some spots, getting off at the end of the line in Phoenix, downtown, and Tempe.

We don't really have the type of hoods here where if you get caught up there at night you'll get robbed and left for dead. Phoenix is more of a urban sprawl, suburban metro. Quite unlike many older dilapidated cities in the East and Rust Belt Midwest
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Old 03-06-2013, 06:09 PM
 
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as Tired says, since you're here in July (the slowest month here in Phx) and your budget is $70-80/night, I'd look for deals at a place nicer than Extended Stay....hotels and resorts offer summer specials here that can be a good deal....priceline, orbitz, and hotwire are great if you can navigate them and know how to "read between the lines"....you can also just call up hotels directly and politely ask if they have any special promotions or summer rates....the very, very best places here will still ask a little over $100/night....also, watch out for "resort fees", which can go up to $40/night extra.....
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Thanks guys. I've been checking out priceline, travelocity,.... I've found some good deals I think.
See ya in July Phoenix!
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Southeast Valley
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Another great site is www.hotwire.com I've ALWAYS had great experiences with them.
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Old 03-08-2013, 12:55 AM
 
Location: Rural Michigan
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I'm looking for a decent hotel to stay at for a week. I would like to stay in the midtown area so I can explore in all directions.
I was looking at Extended Stay America either the midtown or biltmore location but the reviews sound awful so I'm thinking about the one in old scottsdale. The address is 3560 N Marshall Way. Is this a safe area?
Does anyone know of any other hotels in the midtown area that are decent/safe for $70-80/night?
My week will be in July.
Thanks!
I would wait to book that trip until the last minute - especially if you don't have to be in a certain location.. worst case in the summer might be a motel 6 for ~$40 - ish a night.. I cant think of any event in July that fills all the hotels everywhere, and would cause you to not be able to get a room for under $80. Last summer you could hace your pick of the litter, including Hiltons for under that price.

If you book now, they know you're not a local and you wont get the lowest price.
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:45 AM
 
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We stayed in the Biltmore area last July at a place called Hotel Highland at Biltmore, and it was great. They changed hands now and are owned by Hampton. Here is the link:

Hampton Inn Phoenix Biltmore AZ

I think we spent about $80 a night, if I remember correctly.
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