My stay at University Inn was absolutely wonderful. To be perfectly honest, I try to stay away from places that aren't popular "name brand" hotels/motels because usually they're more run down and sketchy, but I chose this place because literally all but 3 hotels in Phoenix/Tempe in my price range were fully booked. This one got the best reviews so I chose it. BOY AM I HAPPY I DID!! As my title says, never judge a book by it's cover. From the outside, University Inn looks like your average, run-of-the-mill dated motel. Once you walk into one of their rooms, you realize it's not. The other reviews are right. The rooms are modern, quite swanky looking. The bathroom was beautiful, the wall paint design was modern, large TV, great variety of cable channels. The woman who checked me in (sorry I either forgot or forgot to get your name) was so cheerful and nice. The only problem I had was the parking. The lot is tiny, and there are very few spaces. I was lucky to find one but I almost rear-ended 2 cars trying to park into it. The spaces are small, leaving barely any room between the cars. Other than the parking, the whole experience was great. If I'm ever in Tempe again, I'll be staying here.