|Quoting Chi-town (Reply 26):
Does anyone know where this Red Roof is at? Is it in a decent part of town or no?
I know exactly where that is, as my mom once stayed at the Sheraton next door and it is only a couple of miles from my house. If you have a rental car (and looking at the locations you are visiting, I assume you will), it is fine as it is close to the I-10 and easy to get around. It's neighborhood is nice and quiet, a mix of small offices and warehouses. It is relatively close to the Tempe nightlife, only a few bucks cab fare. There are few concessions (i.e. gas stations, grocery stores) in walking distance so if you plan on drinking at the hotel keep that in consideration. The nearest convenience store is 3/4 of a mile away, at University and 52nd St (I think there is a QT
there, a real nice convenience store too, much better than all the Circle Ks around here).
So as long as you don't plan on walking it is a great location for a hotel, and pretty centrally located too.
Still, lock your cars tight and bring in your luggage anywhere you go in the Phoenix valley, as auto theft is big here. One of my good friends had a car stolen from a gated apartment community around Easter, and I always lock my doors, lock the steering wheel, put the parking brake on, bring in my radio faceplate, and don't leave anything valuable or attractive in my car, even in my own driveway. It can happen in any neighborhood around here, good or bad.
Oh, as for the specific location, it is adjacent to the I-10/Broadway Rd interchange in west Tempe, about four miles from the airport and three miles from ASU.
[Edited 2008-01-23 23:31:02]