by Eileen Ogintz
This 162-room hotel is centrally located between Phoenix and Tempe, and only 1.4 miles to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Guests appreciate free hot and cold breakfast, free long-term parking, free Wi-Fi and a free 24-hour airport shuttle. There are microwaves and refrigerators in the rooms and free coffee and tea in the lobby. There is no charge for a crib, but there is for a rollaway bed. Dogs are permitted and the rooms feature shower/tub combinations, helpful when traveling with young children. Rooms feature one king or two queen-sized beds. Suites include a bedroom separated by a door from the living room, which includes a pullout queen sofa sleeper and TV.
There is an outdoor pool and laundry service. Rooms feature one king-sized bed or two double beds. Up to three children, 18 or younger, may stay free when occupying a parent or guardian’s room. Enjoy the daily 5:30 “Kickback” reception with alcoholic and soft drinks and hot snacks. Free soda and popcorn are available from 3 to 10 p.m., too. There is a guest pantry and guest laundry, as well as same-day dry cleaning services.
Our Editor Loves
- Free popcorn
- Free airport shuttle
- Free evening reception
- Family Room 5+
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
If you need a great place to stay, this is it. The place is beautiful and the rooms are really nice. The staff is great. Breakfast is more than I needed for sure. They even gave us hot dogs, chili, salad, nachos and pasta at night from 5:30 to 7:00. They even gave people 3 free drinks with the meal but we don't drink but it looked like a great deal. What a great stay.
One of the two of us previously enjoyed this hotel, so we chose it on that basis. Drury Inn also runs a free shuttle to/from the nearby airport, which was a great convenience. Some other hotels also offer free breakfast, but Drury Inn has an interesting, rather unique "kickback" time with both food and drink offered in the early evening. The food and drink menu is limited, but it certainly enhances the value of the hotel stay. Service at the front desk and the dining area was excellent--friendly and welcoming. We will look for this chain in other cities that we visit.