Downtown Phoenix and Hampton Inn & Suites

This review of the wheelchair accessibility of the Hampton Inn & Suites in downtown Phoenix is from Fall 2022

Phoenix’s Hampton Inn & Suites is in downtown. The light rail stop is only 1-2 blocks away (depending on which way you want to take the light rail). It is located within walking/scooting distance to pretty much everything in downtown, and the light rail connects it to the airport, art museum, Arizona State University, etc. It also appears to be a new build or at least newly renovated–it was in great shape.

Light Rail, Entrance and Lobby

We walked/scooted the 2 blocks from the light rail (we were coming from the art museum, so it was a 2 block walk). The light rail is a long way from the airport, but accessible through a tram and then two long covered walkways. The light rail stations are ramped and/or have elevators, there is no gap between the train and the station, and there are designated sitting areas with fold-up seats for scooters/wheelchairs. Like most forms of public transit, you may need to exercise caution when/where you ride it.

The entrance of the building had a sliding power glass door to enter the lobby. I did not see a lowered counter, but the staff were willing to come around the counter to assist with check-in. There is a bar and breakfast area on the main level. The hotel also has digital keys, which work in the multiple elevators and for the rooms.


The room was very accessible for our needs. The toilet was about 19″ and the bed height around 24-25″. The shower was big enough for my scooter, and I appreciate the extra drain in the middle of the floor to help with any overflow/splash from the shower. There was ample room for maneuvering around the room.

The wheelchair accessibility of the Hampton Inn & Suites in downtown Phoenix was on-brand–it was the typical, easy-to-use rooms that I have come to expect from this chain.

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