Tempe Mission Palms, A Destination Hotel

60 East Fifth Street | Tempe, AZ 85281 [See Map]
#22 in Best Phoenix Hotels
Hotel Class 4.0-star Critic Rating Moderate Guest Rating
TripAdvior Traveler Rating

Based on 664 reviews
Property Type Hotel with 303 rooms, 4 floors
Primary View(s) Neighborhood
Style Modern, Rustic
Best For Business travelers, Families, Couples

U.S. News Review

Flanking the northwest edge of the Arizona State University campus, Tempe Mission Palms allows guests easy access to the area's museums, parks and shopping centers. Guests love the resort's convenient location, but they also recommend taking advantage of the hotel's facilities. The rooftop swimming pool is a popular spot to kick back and soak up some rays; you'll also find a tennis court and a basketball hoop up there, just in case you grow restless. And though Tempe's numerous eateries can be found nearby, visitors recommend breakfast or lunch at the Mission Grille Restaurant, which serves up Southwestern cuisine. When bedtime rolls around, you'll find rooms here to be spacious and stylish. However, some recent guests note that the hotel's location near the airport means that overhead noise is common. Try booking a room on a middle floor for a more peaceful slumber.

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“The Tempe Mission Palms is more warm and inviting than might be expected of a large corporate hotel near a major university. ... Nothing feels cramped, here. Even the rooftop pool is large for an urban hotel, and there are mountain views from the sundeck.”

Other Awards:
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Lodgings 2015
  • Frommer's Recommended

Guest Rooms

The hotel's recent renovation helped modernize guest rooms and public spaces but still made sure to retain the Southwestern style. Standard guest rooms feature rustic-inspired furniture, textured fabrics, and local art in desert colors with pops of turquoise. Bathrooms are new, with granite counters and large mirrors.

  • Rooms include seating area and minifridge
  • Daily $15.95 hospitality fee covers airport shuttle, valet parking, fitness center, and in-room wireless Internet access and coffee/tea service

Standard room size:

325 square feet
  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available
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A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 664 guests have reviewed the Tempe Mission Palms, A Destination Hotel, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: 4.5 (based on 664 reviews)

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  • Shuttle Service
  • Internet Access
  • Business Center
  • Dining
  • Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Fitness Center
  • Pool

Location & Parking

Located in downtown Tempe, on the outskirts of Arizona State University's campus, Tempe Mission Palms is less than half a mile west of Sun Devil Stadium. The hotel is near many shops and restaurants and the Hayden Butte Preserve. Nearby transportation options include buses, the light rail and rental bicycles.

  • About 5 miles east of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
  • Airport shuttle offers daily service from 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Airport shuttle, valet and self-parking covered by daily $15.95 hospitality fee

  • 24-hour valet parking (free)
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle (free)
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach
  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping


The Mission Grille at Tempe Mission Palms serves full American breakfasts a la carte and buffet-style — including made-to-order omelettes — as well as sandwiches and salads for lunch. The afternoon and late-night lounge, Harry's Place, offers small plates, sandwiches and entrees like rotisserie chicken, flatiron steak and pan-seared red snapper. Cabana Bar & Grill takes care of guests on the pool deck.

  • Harry's Place has an outdoor terrace overlooking the property's landscaped courtyard
  • 24-hour in-room dining

Number of restaurants:


Cuisine types:

Buffet, American
  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast


The rooftop pool deck at Tempe Mission Palms includes a heated swimming pool bordered by two whirlpools. The neighboring Cabana Grill serves snacks, sandwiches and salads, along with a full menu of tropical cocktails. Cabanas provide shade from the Arizona sun.

  • Plenty of lounge chairs available for guest use

Number of pools:


Pool types:

  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo

Pool amenities:

  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar



Families at Tempe Mission Palms can find extra space in the property’s executive rooms and suites, which include sofabeds. One-bedroom suites include a dining table and wet bar. Kids menus, cribs and high chairs are available on request.

  • Kids club
  • Cribs
  • High chairs


The fully equipped fitness center is located on the second floor between the rooftop swimming pool and tennis court. Use of all three is covered under the daily hospitality fee. The concierge can also point guests to nearby biking, jogging and hiking trails.

  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles
  • Tennis (free)
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats
  • Motor boats


The 30,000 square feet of meeting space at Tempe Mission Palms includes dedicated boardrooms as well as a ballroom with a foyer. Many of the rooms have natural light, and all offer Internet access and on-site multimedia equipment and support. Two courtyard "break stations" provide snacks and sunlight to weary conference attendees.

  • Certified by the International Association of Conference Centers
  • Business center (fees for some services)

Number of meeting rooms:

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available


Pets weighing up to 50 pounds are welcome at Tempe Mission Palms with a one-time payment of $100.

  • Pets allowed (with fee)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting


There is a course nearby.

  • Golf carts
  • Golf packages
  • Club rentals
  • Club house
  • Refreshment stand or restaurant
  • Caddy service
  • Pro shop


Tempe Mission Palms offers couples a variety of indoor and outdoor venues for wedding ceremonies and receptions — including a lush courtyard with fountain. Other spaces include a poolside terrace, a garden patio and a formal ballroom.

  • Catering packages available
  • Ceremony packages include rehearsal, changing rooms, aisle runner, chairs and water service

Maximum wedding guest capacity:

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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60 East Fifth Street | Tempe, AZ 85281 [See Full Map]