"Funky place with fantastic staff but not so clean"
The Clarendon Hotel is a funky throw-back of a motel centered around a large pool in an up and coming urban section of Phoenix. Everything about this place is mellow and pleasant. Check in was a breeze. Issues with a broken shower were quickly addressed and fixed. Tranquilo, which is located in the hotel, has the most amazing Mexican food ever. They offer room service and they are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A must try! As a frequent traveler, I would consider staying here again since it's so off the beaten path, but the caveat is the room condition. While the housekeeping staff is always present, friendly and seemingly busy, my room was truly dirty. The alarm clock was filled with dust and grime, the vanity mirror had smudges over it, the sinks and shower were not cleaned well (hair in drain, debris in sink). I was so disappointed by this. Crumbs on the floor. Etc. I wanted to love this place, but I found myself distracted by all the dirt, dust, and clearly "missed" smudges, fingerprints, dust, debris, stains on the bed covers, etc. If they can improve housekeeping, this place is overall excellent. For now, the veneer of hip and happening quickly diminishes upon the discovery of fellow traveler's debris.
Traveller from Chicago, IL