DALLAS, Jan. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- As the Phoenix-area prepares to host the biggest football game of the year, the travel experts at Hotels.com® have compiled last-minute booking tips for fans who haven't yet reserved their hotel rooms.
While Phoenix and Glendale offer some of the most convenient hotel locations, the surrounding cities of Mesa, Scottsdale and Tempe have seen the highest demand during the weekend of the championship (1/30/2015 through 2/2/2015).
"With major national sports events like this, we typically see additional hotel inventory open up in the week leading up to the game," said Taylor L. Cole, APR travel expert for Hotels.com. "And while demand is expected to be high, there are still some hidden gem locations where you can score a hotel stay."
- Some of the best deals available right now can be found southeast of Phoenix in places like Mesa and Chandler, with affordable options at 2-star properties starting from $180* and from $190* per night, respectively (1/30 through 2/2). Visitors can get to downtown Phoenix from the Sycamore/Main Street Park-and-Ride by taking the Valley Metro Light Rail to the 3rd Street/Washington Station. On game day, fans can get to the University of Phoenix stadium by transferring to the route 60 bus at the Montebello/19th Avenue Station.
- Hotels around the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport present another convenient option. Rooms at 2-star properties are starting at $223* per night (1/30 through2/2) and visitors can connect to the Valley Metro Light Rail via the PHX Sky Train at the 44th Street/Washington Station.
- Phoenix, Scottsdale and Glendale currently have limited availability, but additional rooms are expected to be available as room blocks are released closer to game day. Fans hoping to stay in these areas should book alternate accommodations with flexible cancellation policies and check back as additional inventory opens up.
- Travelers are encouraged to thoroughly check each property's guest reviews, cancellation policy and take notice of any length-of-stay requirements.
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*All prices are based on current advertised rates (excluding taxes & fees) as of January 15, 2015. Prices are subject to change and availability.
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