June 01, 2022
By Featured Venues & Destinations

Planning a trip can be a lot of work. That is why staying at a hotel with an on-site restaurant is so convenient and it knocks out half of your planning to-do list: Where to stay and where to eat. We love trying out new restaurants and driving to nearby local spots, but sometimes it’s just easier to have a dining option within steps from your room. After or before a long day of exploring Tempe, we wouldn’t want anyone being too hangry for too long! Lucky for you, many of Tempe’s hotels offer quality on-site dining options. 

Tempe hotels with delicious restaurants

AC Hotel Phoenix Tempe/Downtown

100 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 642-6140

AC Kitchen

A great way to start your day in Tempe is with a full stomach. AC Kitchen, found in the AC Hotel Phoenix Tempe/Downtown lobby, offers a European-inspired breakfast for $16 per person. From sliced prosciutto to fresh French croissants, there is no need to leave your hotel for a satisfying morning meal. 

Breakfast: Friday – Sunday: 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

AC Lounge

After a full day of meetings or sightseeing, the AC Lounge is the perfect space to get together with your colleagues or friends over their full-service bar. Enjoy their signature cocktails, local craft beers, and small plates in their spacious dining and seating area. 

Dinner: Monday – Sunday: 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Canopy by Hilton Tempe Downtown

108 E. University Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 968-6800

Alter Ego

Alter Ego is located on the ground floor of the hotel, decorated with gorgeous modern interiors with art pieces from local artists. They also have an open patio with a view of Downtown Tempe and Arizona State University. I wouldn’t blame you if you eat here even if you aren’t a hotel guest. Alter Ego serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily, plus they have a menu of hand-crafted cocktails. Our favorites? Their Katsu Chicken Sandwich or the Ego Burger, made with Canopy Angus blend, Spiked Aioli, and Bacon Jam.

Breakfast: Monday – Friday 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. 

Lunch & Dinner: Sunday – Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Brunch: Saturday – Sunday 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.


If you’re thirsty for more, head upstairs and try Alibi, Canopy by Hilton Tempe’s rooftop lounge. This is where you can catch a sunset, sit poolside, and sip on a nice cold drink all at the same time. They also offer a poolside bites menu, which is inspired by street food from around the world. Try their Poki Sampler or their Steamed Pork Buns for some great bites. 

Thursday – Friday: 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Saturday: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Sunday: 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Marriott Phoenix Resort Tempe at The Buttes

2000 W. Westcourt Way, Tempe, AZ 85282 | (602) 225-9000

Top of the Rock

A local and traveler’s favorite dining destination, Top of the Rock specializes in contemporary fine dining, boasting panoramic views of Phoenix, Tempe, and Scottsdale. They also have a patio, which is the ideal spot to enjoy a cocktail and watch the sunset. It is a perfect complement to a stay at the Marriott Phoenix Resort Tempe at The Buttes or a memorable spot for a delicious dinner any time of the year.

Open Thursday – Sunday: 5 – 9 p.m.

Thirsty Cactus Pool Bar and Grill (Available for hotel guests only)

Marriott Phoenix Resort Tempe at The Buttes is known for its resort-style pools carved out of the mountainside and outdoor amenities. Hotel guests can stay at the pool all day with the adjacent Thirsty Cactus Pool Bar and Grill, where you can savor burgers, sandwiches, and enjoy refreshing drinks.

Lunch hours may vary: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Lobby Lounge (Available for hotel guests only)

Lobby Lounge is a casual alternative dining spot located by the hotel lobby. You can enjoy a view of Tempe, with its floor-to-ceiling windows, while you sip on some cocktails post-meeting or enjoy lunch with colleagues and family.

Lunch hours: 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Market Café (Available for hotel guests only)

If you’re looking for a quick bite, the Market Café is the place to grab a cup of coffee and light breakfast. They have an indoor picturesque waterfall and koi pond, so take a seat and relax here before heading out for a great day in Tempe. 

Breakfast hours: 6:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Hyatt Place Tempe / Phoenix / University

601 E. 6th St., Tempe, Arizona, United States, 85281 | (480) 207-1578

H-Bar (Available for hotel guests only)

Hyatt House/Hyatt Place is one of the newest hotel additions in Tempe. Sip on creative poolside cocktails and enjoy some appetizers at the H- Bar. Located on the 8th floor by the rooftop pool, they have an amazing view overlooking the Arizona State University Campus and Downtown Tempe, with plenty of seating.

Open Daily: 5 – 10 p.m.

Morning Spread (Available for hotel guests only)

A complimentary morning spread is available to all hotel guests. A selection of pre-packaged breakfast items, hot breakfast sandwiches, fresh fruit, and yogurt can be enjoyed in their spacious dining area, located on the first floor.

Open Monday – Friday: 6:30- 9:30 a.m. | Saturday & Sunday: 7 – 10 a.m.

Tempe Mission Palms

60 E. 5th St. Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 894-1400

The Mission Grille

Dine in their beautiful courtyard or inside the restaurant to start off your day with their traditional American breakfast dishes.

Open Daily: 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Harry’s Place

Harry’s Place serves delicious entreés and small plates, from Queso Cactus Dip to Pan Seared Salmon they have a great selection of dishes to try. If you’re visiting during the winter, enjoy your meal while sitting near their outdoor fireplace.

Open Daily: 4 p.m. for small plates and cocktails

5 p.m. to 10 p.m. for dinner and cocktails

Cabana Bar & Grill (Available for hotel guests only)

Cabana Bar & Grill is located right by the Tempe Mission Palms’ rooftop outdoor pool. Sip on some cocktail while you catch a tan and enjoy the view of “A” Mountain and Downtown Tempe.

Open Saturdays and Sundays with a select menu.

The Westin Tempe

11 E. 7th St., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 968-8885

The newest hotel in Tempe just opened in September 2021 adding three on-site dining and drinking options to the list:

Terra Tempe Kitchen & Spirits

Located right in the lobby of The Westin Tempe, Terra Tempe Kitchen & Spirits features Sonoran-style cuisine with a healthy twist. Using the best local ingredients, the menu tells Tempe’s story with a blend of Spanish, Native American, Mexican, and early American pioneers' influence. They also serve hand-crafted cocktails, local beers, and a great wine list.

Open Daily

Breakfast: 6 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Lunch: 11 a.m – 2 p.m.

Dinner: 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Bar: 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Skysill Rooftop Lounge

Experience the highest, panoramic view of the city located at The Westin Tempe’s rooftop lounge. Watch your favorite games on their video wall as they broadcast major NFL and ASU games. During ASU home games, they are offering 15% off food and beverage when you show your ticket stub on home game. They serve hand-crafted cocktails, wine, beer, and shared plates. Make sure to follow them on their Instagram and Facebook to hear about their latest specials, deals, and events.

Open Daily:

Monday- Thursday: 4 p.m.– 10 p.m.

Friday: 4 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Saturday: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Sunday: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Cup of Joe

Cup of Joe proudly serves Starbucks Coffee and offers baked goods, sandwiches, and salads perfect to grab and go. They have plenty of seatings and tables with Free Wi-Fi.

Open Daily: 6 a.m.– 6 p.m.

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