The best area to stay in Phoenix is the downtown, an area rich in culture, art and history, whichoffers unique experiences all year round. In this area you will find many popular attractions such as the Phoenix Convention Centre, where the city´s most important fairs and conferences are held, as well as events and theatre productions.
In terms of its culinary offering you will find the best pizzas and burgers in Arizona here, the famous Hard Rock Café, and many other places which stand out for their delicious breakfasts. Culinary events such as the “Historic Downtown Phoenix Food Tour” are also held here throughout the year.
For sport lovers, you can visit the Chase Field baseball stadium, home to Arizona´s Diamondbacks, and the Taking Stick Resort basketball arena (also known as the America West Arena) which belong to the Phoenix Suns, all within the downtown. They are all used throughout the year as venues for concerts and special events.
For getting around the city, you can use the light-rail, buses or hire bikes. If you are travelling by car you should make certain provisions in advance, such as finding out if your hotel has a car park,as although Phoenix centre has miles of parking spaces, they can make your trip much more costly.
BEST LOCATED HOTELS IN PHOENIX
Price per night
Hyatt Regency Phoenix
122 North 2nd Street
104€ - 122$
SpringHill Suites Phoenix Downtown
802 East Van Buren Street
83€ - 97$
Price per night
Sheraton Grand Phoenix
340 North 3rd Street
94€ - 110$
Westin Phoenix Downtown
333 North Central Avenue
105€ - 123$
Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix Cityscape
2 East Jefferson Street
121€ - 142$
Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Downtown
15 East Monroe Street
79€ - 92$
Price per night
Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel
100 N 1st St
RECOMMENDED / BEST VALUE
92€ - 108$
On the map, which shows the most convenient area to stay in Phoenix, Az, you can see a selection of some of the best located hotels.
With entertainment, shopping, restaurants, bars, and a thriving live music scene, downtown Phoenix is the most engaging area to stay during your visit. Downtown Phoenix acts as a business center during the day, but comes alive at night, as trendy restaurants, cocktail bars, pubs, rooftop lounges, and music venues fill with people.
For hands on family fun and learning, spend the day at the Arizona Science Center or Children’s Museum of Phoenix. The Phoenix CityScape shopping center has the best retail offerings in the city and also houses a bowling alley, movie theatre, and numerous restaurants. The art community of Phoenix is flourishing. See for yourself with a stroll down Roosevelt Row, a block of art galleries and exhibits. Enjoy America’s favorite pastimes, watching baseball and drinking brews, at Chase Field Park, home of the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Downtown Phoenix is the best area to stay for easy and quick transportation, as it is accessible by a modern and reliable rail system. Additionally, buses, taxis, and bike-hire outposts are easily found throughout downtown.
Other neighborhoods to stay in Phoenix
For a relaxing and luxurious stay in Phoenix, head to Paradise Valley. Located in a cradle of mountains, this neighborhood is the area to say for those looking for a bit of paradise. Paradise Valley is the home to numerous luxury golf and spa resorts. For a more active holiday, hit the scenic trails of the neighboring mountains for a bit of hiking. At the end of the day, enjoy a sumptuous dinner at one of the many refined restaurants populating the area. Paradise Valley is a quick 20 minute drive from both downtown and Phoenix Airport Center.
Camelback East is preferred by outdoorsy types as the best area to stay in Phoenix. Also known as East Phoenix, this area is a great base for hiking Pietsewa Peak and Camelback Mountain. It is also accessible to the Desert Botanical Garden, where visitors learn about local flora and fauna. Arizona Biltmore Hotel and the Wrigley Mansion are grand examples of Phoenix’s history and historical architecture.
Transportation into and around Camelback East is best facilitated by car, as public transportation is limited.
Another popular hiking area is North Mountain Park, lying just North of Downtown Phoenix. This area is the best place to stay if you’d like easy access to panoramic city views from the summit of North Mountain’s landmark peak. This is also a lovely area to picnic as large ramadas are available both to reserve or on a first-come, first-serve basis.