Citizen Science Association

Accommodation and Transit

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Thanks to our partnership with Arizona State University, attendees have access to specially negotiated ASU booking rates at select nearby hotels. Use the links below to access any discounted rates (see each listing for full details). Many of these hotels also honor a limited number of rooms at federally negotiated rates for ASU guests – please inquire with the hotel directly before booking.

While all of these hotels are near the ASU campus, some may be closer to the Memorial Union where the conference is held than others. See below for details on public transportation options that connects many of these hotels to the university center, airport, and other popular regional destinations.

Graduate Tempe
225 East Apache Boulevard, Tempe, AZ 85281
Book your Preferred ASU Rate

  • Walking distance to ASU, restaurants, shopping and entertainment
  • Complimentary Shuttle Service to/from Sky Harbor Airport and within 3 mile radius of the hotel.
  • Complimentary High Speed Wi-Fi.
  • Complimentary Bikes


Hyatt House Tempe/Phoenix/University 
Book your preferred ASU rate
601 E. 6th St Tempe, AZ 85281

  • Walking distance to ASU
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary High-speed wireless internet
  • Parking is $15.00 per night in a secure parking garage


Tempe Mission Palms
60 East Fifth Street, Tempe, AZ 85281
Book your Preferred ASU Rate

  • Valet or self-parking (included in destination fee)
  • Access to health club and fitness center (included in destination fee)
  • Airport Shutte Service (included in destination fee)
  • High-speed wireless Internet access (included in destination fee)
  • Discounted hospitality fee to $12.95 plus tax per room, per night (regularly $19.95 plus tax per room, per night)


Vīb Best Western Tempe
511 S Farmer Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281
(480) 805-2070
Book your Preferred ASU Rate

  • Complimentary Self-Parking
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in Guest Rooms
  • Complimentary Lyft Business to and from work within 3-mile radius (for business travel only)


Sonesta Select Tempe Downtown
601 S Ash Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281
Book your Preferred ASU rate

  • Complimentary Breakfast vouchers
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet in every guest room and guest areas
  • Complimentary parking
  • Shuttle service within a 5 mile radius of hotel (excludes airport)


MOXY Tempe
1333 S. Rural Rd, Tempe, AZ 85281
Call 480-337-2853 and request ASU LODGING rate
Book your Preferred ASU Rate

  • Complimentary transportation to/from Sky Harbor
  • Complimentary Bikes
  • Complimentary High Speed Wi-Fi


Canopy by Hilton Tempe Downtown
108 E. University Drive
Tempe AZ 85281


Book your Preferred ASU Rate

  • Complimentary WI-FI
  • Complimentary Bikes and access to Fitness Center
  • Conveniently located to ASU, Gammage and Mill Avenue, walking distance to dining, shopping and nightlife


DoubleTree by Hilton Phoenix – Tempe
2100 S Priest Dr Tempe, AZ 85282
Tempe, AZ 85281

Book your preferred ASU rate.

  • Complimentary daily full hot breakfast
  • Complimentary shuttle to and from the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport/ within 5 mile radius of Hotel
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in all guest rooms
  • Complimentary self parking


Element Scottsdale at SkySong
1345 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85257

Book your preferred ASU rate

  • Complimentary hot breakfast buffet daily
  • Complimentary light evening reception, Monday – Thursday


The Westin Tempe
11 E. 7th Street, Tempe, AZ 85281
Book your Preferred ASU Rate

  • Complimentary High Speed Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary access to WestinWorkout
  • ½ block from Mill Ave. District; walking distance to over 70 dining options
  • Destination Fee Waived ($22 per night value)
  • Destination Fee includes the following:
    • Daily Enhanced High Speed Wi-Fi
    • $25 Food and Beverage credit in Cup of Joe, Terra Tempe, or SkySill Rooftop
    • Bike Rental for 2 (2 hour max)
    • 1 free Drip Coffee for up to (2) guests at Cup of Joe


Policies at ASU to ensure pandemic health and safety have complicated options for accessing low-cost dorm rooms. We are working to confirm whether dorms will be available as a reasonable option for attendees. If you were depending on dorm rates to facilitate your attendance, please consider the following options: a) share a room with another attendee – CSA Connect is a great space to seek roommates, b) think about volunteering to offset registration rates- details here.

Getting Around:

Transportation from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport:

Condensed transportation guide
Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport – Official Site



Transportation around Phoenix:


Uber – download app
Lyft – download app

Local bus and light rail:

Use the Valley Metro trip planner for detailed route information

Download Transit Book

Bus and light rail fares:





Full Fare

(Ages 19-64)




Reduced Fare (Ages 6-18, 65+, Medicare, people with disabilities




Transportation Around Tempe:

A free bus called the Tempe Orbit serves the Tempe areas. From the website: “There are six Orbit routes: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. All routes operate seven days a week, 365 days a year with 15-minute frequency on most routes.

The Orbit routes use “flag” stops, which means that the driver will pick up and drop off passengers in neighborhoods as long as it’s safe. Passengers should wave at the driver to let him or her know that they would like to be picked up. On major streets like Mill Avenue, University Drive, and Broadway Road, designated bus stops should be used. To get off the bus in a neighborhood, passengers should pull the cord located near the windows. On major streets like Rural Road or Priest Drive, designated bus stops should be used.”


Transportation to other regional cities:

A Flix Bus connects to Flagstaff, Tuscon, and other regional cities for low fares. 


Memorial Union Directions and Parking

Transit and parking on campus is limited. University recommendations can be found here.