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Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix college

Where The Smart Kids Stay

Hotel near Arizona State University

Stay near ASU's Downtown Phoenix Campus

When it comes to higher learning, Phoenix makes the grade with flying colors thanks to a deep affiliation with Arizona State University, the public university with the largest enrollment in the nation. One of ASU’s five campuses, the Downtown Phoenix campus, is just minutes from our centrally located boutique hotel, making us the perfect choice for parents weekends, pre-enrollment visits or taking in a Sun Devils sporting event. Taken together, the ASU campuses in the Valley of the Sun create a vibrant learning and professional hub where other activities such as athletic events, gallery shows and public performances all combine to create a must-visit destination whether you’re an alumni, parent, student or visitor who wants to experience one of the nation’s great universities. Whatever your needs, we’re here to ensure your visit is an A-plus experience.

ASU Building Tempe

ASU Downtown Campus

The downtown campus sits in an urban epicenter among the city’s best cultural, culinary, sporting and entertainment finds. In this professional and fast-paced environment, students, professors and visitors easily connect to other ASU campuses (and other Phoenix highlights), thanks to the light rail and other transit options. The campus features contemporary classrooms and modern-day landmarks showing off this town’s iconic architecture.


ASU Tempe Campus

This vibrant campus showcases subtropical landscaping, broad pedestrian malls and eclectic architecture. Wander among the iconic, century-old Palm Walk, Old Main, Sun Devil Stadium and ASU’s other Pac-12 athletic venues and the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Gammage Auditorium. The most solar-powered campus in the country, Tempe grants easy access throughout Phoenix via public transit (including light rail).


ASU Calendar of Events

Highlights of this beautiful, courtyard-fashioned campus include the Albert Paley-designed entry gates, extensive public art and Fletcher Lawn, which is surrounded by Oxford-inspired architecture. Seek inspiration where students often do, too—among subtropical landscaping, mesmerizing fountains, and plenty of outdoor enclaves and green spaces.


In addition to an intriguing lineup of events that take place throughout the calendar year, here are some annual happenings to keep on your radar:

Commencement and Convocation:

Commencement and Convocation:
Graduate and Undergraduate Commencement, May 8, 2023

2023 Academic Calendar:
View the Academic Calendar

2023 Sun Devil Football Schedule:
  • Aug. 31 – Southern Utah (Thursday)
  • Sept. 9 - Oklahoma State
  • Sept. 16 - Fresno State
  • Sept. 23 - USC
  • Sept. 30 – @ California
  • Oct. 7 – Colorado
  • Oct. 12 – bye
  • Oct. 21 – @ Washington
  • Oct. 28 – Washington State
  • Nov. 2 – Bye week
  • Nov. 4 – @ Utah
  • Nov. 11 – @ UCLA
  • Nov. 28 – Oregon
  • Nov. 25 - Arizona