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Top South Mountain Cheap Hotels

Drury Inn & Suites Phoenix Airport
3 out of 5
3333 E University Dr, Phoenix, AZ
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $85 per night from Nov 15 to Nov 16
4.6/5Exceptional! (1,326 reviews)

"My flight out of Chicago got delayed and I was supposed to move into my new apartment that day and suddenly had to find a hotel for the night. My overall experience was great! Checking in was easy, my room was really spacious. The only part I did not experience was the breakfast offering in the morning. ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2020

Drury Inn & Suites Phoenix Airport
Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Airport
3 out of 5
3422 E Elwood At University, Phoenix, AZ
The price is $84 per night from Nov 15 to Nov 16
4.3/5Excellent! (977 reviews)

"Very good lighting in room. Comfortable bed. Quite a lot of traffic noise. An amateur car race was staged outside our window about 11:30pm. Was no restaurants nearby to walk to. Staff was very friendly."…"

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2020

Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Airport
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Phoenix-Airport
2.5 out of 5
3401 E University Drive, Phoenix, AZ
Free Cancellation
The price is $87 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 3
4.3/5Excellent! (972 reviews)

"Good location, quiet area close to the airport and businesses."…"

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2020

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Phoenix-Airport

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Legacy Golf Resort
3.5 out of 5
6808 S 32nd St, Phoenix, AZ
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4.2/5Very Good! (977 reviews)

"Great stay. Place was clean and quiet and had everything I needed"…"

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2020

Legacy Golf Resort
GreenTree Inn & Suites
3 out of 5
4234 S 48th St, Phoenix, AZ
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $78 per night from Nov 19 to Nov 20
4.2/5Very Good! (1,682 reviews)

"The pool was freezing cold. There was a panda express wrapper between the bed and night stand on the floor when we checked in."…"

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2020

GreenTree Inn & Suites
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Phoenix Airport, AZ
3 out of 5
4702 E University Dr, Phoenix, AZ
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $72 per night from Oct 30 to Oct 31
4/5Very Good! (1,735 reviews)

"Complementary coffee and tea. Clean lobby. Express check out."…"

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2020

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Phoenix Airport, AZ
Extended Stay America Phoenix - Airport
2.5 out of 5
3421 E Elwood St, Phoenix, AZ
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $63 per night from Nov 19 to Nov 20
3.3/5 (990 reviews)

"Everything was clean and the staff was very nice. Great service!"…"

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2020

Extended Stay America Phoenix - Airport
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Cheap Hotels in South Mountain

South Mountain offers cheap accommodation options and a range of things to see and do, making it a budget-friendly vacation choice. You can find ways to save money while getting to know this destination, which is home to attractions like Mystery Castle, South Mountain Park, and Halle Heart Children’s Museum.

When it comes to affordable places to stay in South Mountain, the area has hotels that won't break the bank. These options offer competitive rates and have positive reviews from bargain-minded travelers:

GreenTree Inn & Suites - 3-star hotel. You'll find free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking at this property. Guests who stay here appreciate its spacious rooms and helpful staff.

Extended Stay America Phoenix - Airport - Customers like this 2.5-star hotel for its quiet guestrooms and central location. It offers free on-the-go breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking.

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Phoenix Airport, AZ - At this 3-star hotel, you can take advantage of free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Reviews mention the helpful staff and overall condition.

Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Airport - 3-star hotel. You'll find free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool at this property. Guests who stay here appreciate its convenient parking and proximity to the airport.

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Phoenix-Airport - Customers like this 2.5-star hotel for its clean rooms and helpful staff. It offers free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking.

Planning Your Trip to South Mountain

Still choosing trip dates? Find out more about the local climate with these monthly averages so you can make the most of your time.

  • Hottest months: July, June, August, and September, with an average temperature of 105°F
  • Coldest months: December, January, February, and November, with an average temperature of 46°F
  • Rainiest months: July, March, August, and February, with an average rainfall of 0.97 inches
  • Driest months: October, November, September, and December, with an average rainfall of 0.67 inches

Sightseeing In and Around South Mountain

South Mountain attracts visitors with its major shopping area and fantastic dining options, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the popular local attractions that are highest on your list, such as Taliesin West and Chase Field, and choose other low-cost activities to fill your itinerary. Take in the local culture at Halle Heart Children’s Museum and Phoenix Theatre, or enjoy the area's natural beauty at South Mountain Park.

South Mountain is also notable for its:
  • Golfing
  • Sports
  • University life
  • Casino gaming
  • Excursions

Getting Around South Mountain

The most convenient airport is in Phoenix, AZ (PHX-Sky Harbor Intl.), 4.4 mi (7 km) away from the city center. If that doesn't suit your budget, the next closest is 16 mi (25.7 km) away in Chandler, AZ (CHD-Chandler Municipal). South Mountain might not have very many public transit choices so renting a car could be a reasonable alternative to explore more of the area.

Frequently asked questions

What is South Mountain like for travelers on a budget?
South Mountain offers cheap accommodation options and a range of things to see and do, making it a great vacation choice for budget-conscious travelers. You can find ways to save money while getting to know this destination, which is home to attractions like South Mountain Park, Mystery Castle, and Halle Heart Children’s Museum.
What's the best budget-friendly accommodation in South Mountain?
Based on reviews, GreenTree Inn & Suites is a popular 3-star hotel for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other good options to stay on the cheap include Extended Stay America Phoenix - Airport and Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Phoenix Airport, AZ.
How many inexpensive hotels should I expect to find in South Mountain?
Expedia has 7 hotels in South Mountain that are ideal if you are watching your pennies.
What is there to see and do in South Mountain?
South Mountain attracts visitors with its major shopping area and fantastic dining options, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the top local attractions on your list, such as Chase Field and Talking Stick Resort Arena, and then make time for other wallet-friendly activities. Enjoy the local natural beauty at South Mountain Park and Desert Botanical Garden, or check out the area’s cultural spots like Phoenix Convention Center.
How can I get to South Mountain and get around on a budget?
Scoping out the transportation options in South Mountain is a smart way to keep your trip affordable. The nearest airport is 4.4 mi (7 km) away from the center in Sky Harbor Intl. Airport (PHX). However, if that doesn’t suit your budget, you can book a flight to Scottsdale, AZ (SCF), located 18.2 mi (29.3 km) away. South Mountain might not have many public transit options so renting a car could be an economical alternative to explore the area.

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