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Hotel Help: Phoenix

Wed Jan 23, 2008 12:35 am

Myself and my roommates are going to Arizona for Spring Break in March. We are looking for a decent hotel near downtown but we know nothing about the area and where the best places to stay are?

We are planning on visiting the Cubs spring training location, US Airways Center, Chase Field, University of Phoenix Stadium, ASU's campus, and we are going ATV'ing north of the metro area.

Where would be a good place to stay....and what hotels?
 
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RE: Hotel Help: Phoenix

Wed Jan 23, 2008 1:30 am

What do you want to spend?

Try www.hotels.com , www.expedia.com , www.travelocity.com and the like. Also www.priceline.com

The earlier the better as AZ is a Spring Break destination.
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RE: Hotel Help: Phoenix

Wed Jan 23, 2008 3:23 am

You can't go wrong with the Courtyards/Fairfield Inns/ etc by Marriott in that area. I've been to almost everyone of them in the valley and they are always very clean and comfy, and reasonably priced.
 
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RE: Hotel Help: Phoenix

Wed Jan 23, 2008 3:27 am

I stayed at the Airport Hilton for about 2 months (work). The hotel itself is fine, the staff is great, but some of my co-workers were bit by bed bugs, so be careful.
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RE: Hotel Help: Phoenix

Wed Jan 23, 2008 5:17 am

There are so many hotels in the valley it's hard to recommend just one. Why don't you post some places you are considering and maybe us Phoenicians can help you along.
 
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RE: Hotel Help: Phoenix

Wed Jan 23, 2008 5:26 am



Quoting Asuflyer05 (Reply 4):
There are so many hotels in the valley it's hard to recommend just one. Why don't you post some places you are considering and maybe us Phoenicians can help you along.

Somewhere reasonable near downtown that is not too shabby.
 
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RE: Hotel Help: Phoenix

Wed Jan 23, 2008 5:46 am



Quoting Chi-town (Reply 5):
Somewhere reasonable near downtown that is not too shabby.

Honestly I would stay in Downtown Tempe or Downtown Scottsdale versus Downtown Phoenix ("downtown" is the fashionable word out here now). Although closer for games and stuff it pretty much shuts down at night. Tempe and Scottsdale offer way more to do.
 
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RE: Hotel Help: Phoenix

Wed Jan 23, 2008 5:48 am

In Scottsdale:

The Phoenician - http://thephoenician.com/pages/index.php

The Camelback Inn - http://www.camelbackinn.com/


I've stayed in both and they are very nice places.
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Wed Jan 23, 2008 7:12 pm

There is a Springhill Suites in Tempe that is about 5 min from the airport. It is close to the 202 freeway and about 7 min (walking time) to Mill Ave (where the nightlife and ASU girls are) in Tempe.
 
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Wed Jan 23, 2008 7:29 pm

Seeing that you appear to be a Cubs fan, (sorry about that), the Marriott-East Phoenix/Mesa is the spring training place for the fans of the Cubs. Shuttle buses run to the ball park on game days, still only a few miles from Mill St in Tempe, if you're going to drive, make sure someone is sober..if you're going to make the trek out to the UOP stadium, might as well take in a Brewers game. Why US Airways center?? Chase Field will have its tours. both are located next to each other. Getting a rental car could be a challenge, just because you have a reservation doesn't mean that one will be available when you deplane, might have to bring it to your hotel. If you come, be sure to have a good time and bring your sun screen.
 
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RE: Hotel Help: Phoenix

Wed Jan 23, 2008 8:43 pm



Quoting AirCop (Reply 9):
Why US Airways center??

We are going to a Suns game.
 
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Wed Jan 23, 2008 8:47 pm

How about a Coyotes NHL game out at the Jobing/Glendale Arena?

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Wed Jan 23, 2008 8:55 pm



Quoting Diamond (Reply 7):
In Scottsdale:

The Phoenician - http://thephoenician.com/pages/index.php

The Camelback Inn - http://www.camelbackinn.com/


Damn, those are some expensive Hotels.

The spring hill looked nice but it was over a grand for 5 nights. We are college kids. We cant afford that. I hope we can find something around Tempe or Scottsdale for cheap.
 
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Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:01 pm

I will add the hotel I stayed at is literally down the road from Tempe in Phoenix. On University I believe.
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RE: Hotel Help: Phoenix

Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:11 pm

Anyone ever stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Airport on University Ave.?
 
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Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:22 pm



Quoting Chi-town (Reply 12):
Damn, those are some expensive Hotels.

Sorry about that. I wasn't sure if you were going to splurge or look for something economical. My brother lives in Scottsdale now - I'll ask him for a few ideas.
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Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:36 pm



Quote:
Chase Field will have its tours. both are located next to each other.

Chase Field is spectacular. I had dinner at the Front Row/TGI Fridays back in 2000 on a non-game day and it was great. I also really enjoyed the area where you could go out and sit in the stands in left field. I attended a game in 2005 at Chase Field and it was great. The roof was open when I attended the game.

Heres a shot I took from a Delta Air Lines Boeing 767-200 on 05 on final approach to PHX.

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Chi-Town, I know this is not downtown but I always stay at the Hilton Squaw Peak Resort which is 9 miles to the North of downtown. I usually pay $89 a night. Here is a link to the hotel: http://www1.hilton.com/en_US/hi/hote...=128410959,QWRM1QO304UKMCSGBJC222Q

The "Valley of Sun" is my favorite part of the country. I love the architecture, the weather, the scenery, the opportunity, the amenities, and the culture. When my network marketing business takes off I hope to make the Phoenix Area my home.

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Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:39 pm

Starwood, Starwood, Starwood. Best bed I have slept on out of any hotels.
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Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:50 pm



Quoting Chi-town (Reply 14):
Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Airport on University Ave

My manager stays there when he is in PHX-it's pretty average- like a Marriott Courtyard.
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Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:41 pm



Quoting Boston92 (Reply 17):
Starwood, Starwood, Starwood. Best bed I have slept on out of any hotels.

Specifically Westins. Love the Heavenly Bed.

As for the Courtyard/Fairfield Inn, I've never had a problem with any of the ones I've stayed in. Great hotels - good price, fine on amenities. Love the free WiFi at Courtyards - makes it easy to do work on the road. I'll be staying in the Courtyard in Marina Del Rey next month when I'm in LA on business next month.
 
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Wed Jan 23, 2008 11:24 pm



Quoting Delta767300ER (Reply 16):
attended a game in 2005 at Chase Field and it was great.

Picture from a D-backs game my daughter and I attended last June:

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l264/tmoore065/DSC03624.jpg?t=1201130612

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Wed Jan 23, 2008 11:51 pm



Quoting DeltAirlines (Reply 19):
I'll be staying in the Courtyard in Marina Del Rey next month when I'm in LA on business next month.

On Lincoln and Maxella--nice little shopping center right there-have fun

(Not a stalker-I just live close to there)  Wink
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Thu Jan 24, 2008 12:30 am



Quoting Tom in NO (Reply 20):
Picture from a D-backs game my daughter and I attended last June:

Next season the scoreboard in center will be replaced, with the biggest scoreboard in baseball, if not in all sports. Why they need something that big is beyond me, but its the D-Backs money. Still a nice place to experience a major league game especially when its 110 outside.
 
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Quote:
Picture from a D-backs game my daughter and I attended last June

Great photo. I will see if I can dig out anything from my visit to BOB/Chase Field.

Other than touring all the sports stadiums, If you like the outdoors you could hike up Squaw Peak (I refuse to call it the new name), South Mountain, Camelback Mountain, and the Dreamy Draw Park. They provide some spectacular scenery and great excersize. I am proud to say I have made it to the summit of Squaw Peak multiple times. Its not easy but its well worth it. The Greater Phoenix Area also has numerous shopping, golf, restaurants, ect. for you to enjoy.

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RE: Hotel Help: Phoenix

Thu Jan 24, 2008 3:47 am



Quoting DeltAirlines (Reply 19):
Specifically Westins. Love the Heavenly Bed.

Are the Heavenly Bed, Sweet Sleeper, and Four Comfort Bed all the same?
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RE: Hotel Help: Phoenix

Thu Jan 24, 2008 6:08 am



Quoting Chi-town (Reply 14):
Anyone ever stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Airport on University Ave.?

Yes. It is within walking distance to plenty of South Phoenix/West Tempe's finest gentleman's clubs and body shops.
 
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RE: Hotel Help: Phoenix

Thu Jan 24, 2008 7:16 am

http://www.redroof.com/reservations/...RProximityResults.aspx?searchtype=

Does anyone know where this Red Roof is at? Is it in a decent part of town or no?
 
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Thu Jan 24, 2008 7:29 am

Quoting Chi-town (Reply 26):
Does anyone know where this Red Roof is at? Is it in a decent part of town or no?

I know exactly where that is, as my mom once stayed at the Sheraton next door and it is only a couple of miles from my house. If you have a rental car (and looking at the locations you are visiting, I assume you will), it is fine as it is close to the I-10 and easy to get around. It's neighborhood is nice and quiet, a mix of small offices and warehouses. It is relatively close to the Tempe nightlife, only a few bucks cab fare. There are few concessions (i.e. gas stations, grocery stores) in walking distance so if you plan on drinking at the hotel keep that in consideration. The nearest convenience store is 3/4 of a mile away, at University and 52nd St (I think there is a QT there, a real nice convenience store too, much better than all the Circle Ks around here).

So as long as you don't plan on walking it is a great location for a hotel, and pretty centrally located too.

Still, lock your cars tight and bring in your luggage anywhere you go in the Phoenix valley, as auto theft is big here. One of my good friends had a car stolen from a gated apartment community around Easter, and I always lock my doors, lock the steering wheel, put the parking brake on, bring in my radio faceplate, and don't leave anything valuable or attractive in my car, even in my own driveway. It can happen in any neighborhood around here, good or bad.

Oh, as for the specific location, it is adjacent to the I-10/Broadway Rd interchange in west Tempe, about four miles from the airport and three miles from ASU.

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