Best Rooms: There are no buildings to obstruct the view from the north side of the building, where the best view of the mountains and desert can be seen from floors 10 - 31, facing E. Taylor St., from odd-numbered rooms *01 - *45 (e.g. 1003, 1725, 2909). The south side of the building facing E. Van Buren St. has nice views of the downtown area from even-numbered rooms *02 - *36 on floors 20 - 31 (e.g. 2006, 2312, 2736); this view is best when there's a Diamondbacks baseball game and you can see a great view of the fireworks show at night.
Best Rooms: Rooms overlooking the garden or pool offer great views, while rooms on the exterior are overlooking the parking lot.
Best Rooms: Given its location near the airport, there isn't much in the way of views at this hotel. That said, even-numbered rooms between 224 - 232 and 324 - 332 enjoy pool/sunset views and balconies.
Best Rooms: The best views face the north side of the building, where you'll be able to see the Phoenix city landscape. From the northwest you'll be able to see Tempe and the airport, and from the northeast, you'll see the man-made Tempe Town Lake, as well as the city.
2.5 star hotel
Area: Phoenix Airport Center
1.85 mi from city center
Best Rooms: Corner rooms at Fairfield Inn Phoenix Airport facing E. University Dr. offer a nice view of the pool.
Best Rooms: There aren't many views available, as the hotel is in a residential neighborhood.