by Eileen Ogintz
Just minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, this 31-story Phoenix hotel is in the heart of the city and a block from the Phoenix Convention Center, which hosts sporting events, musical performances and other entertainment. You can use your Marriott or SPG points here, as well as earn points for stays at properties including Ritz-Carlton, Westin and Courtyard Marriott.
Traditional rooms feature one king or two double beds. Some larger Sheraton Club Rooms feature two double beds plus a double sofa bed; Executive Suites feature one king or two double beds plus a double sofa bed. Dogs up to 80 pounds are permitted. Those opting for the Sheraton Club have access to complimentary continental breakfast, evening hors d’oeuvres and beverages, and Club Managers to help guests plan their time.
There is a fourth-floor pool and sundeck with plenty of lounge chairs and the Breeze Bar to order lunch or a snack. There is complimentary Wi-Fi in the lobby, laundry service and a choice of where to eat. The District American Kitchen & Wine Bar is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and embraces Phoenix with open-air patio seating, live entertainment and local artwork. Check out the rooftop garden with fresh vegetables and herbs used by hotel chefs.
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- Onsite dining
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After the construction is done, guests staying at the hotel may miss the art glass installation by the elevator between the first and second floor. Don’t miss it! In fact, it is worth stopping by just to see it. It is by Deanne Sabeck. I only wish more information were provided about the installation!
For now, things are disrupted. They have lots of work-arounds for stuff and try to have staff stationed around to help way-find. But it remains inconvenient. The elevator service is limited. Breakfast was comical with electrical circuits being overloaded and napkins running out in the lounge. What was scary was a guest commented how much BETTER organized than the previous day.
The room was small for two double beds. Why only one robe with 2 beds? Take the eco version of housekeeping!
WiFi was good. The TV was huge! Intuitive shower controls.
The staff were outstanding and friendly, but just not pleasant right now. The noise stops at night, but it’s loud during the day.
I'm sure it'll look beautiful when it's done but I would avoid staying here until renovations are completed. They do construction as early as 6:30am on a Saturday... which is horrible because downtown Phoenix is one of the most quiet downtown areas that I have ever visited. It could have been a decent rest if not for the banging.