Best area to stay in Phoenix

Best area to stay in Phoenix

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.

Hotel   Avg price
Hampton Inn & Suites Phoenix Downtown
77 E Polk St
80€ - 82$
Hotel   Avg price
Sheraton Grand Phoenix
340 North 3rd Street
288€ - 294$
Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Downtown
15 East Monroe Street
291€ - 297$
Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix Cityscape
2 East Jefferson Street
315€ - 321$
Westin Phoenix Downtown
333 North Central Avenue
319€ - 325$
Hotel   Avg price
Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel
100 N 1st St
300€ - 306$


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.


If you were interested in finding out where to stay in Phoenix, you may also be interested in knowing where to stay in Grand Canyon or where to stay in Sedona.

Downtown, the best area to stay in Phoenix


First time, a weekend, with family, nightlife, without a car


phoenix downtownWith 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.



Hotels in Downtown Phoenix




Other areas to stay in Phoenix




Spring cleaning, golf, fine restaurants


Old town ScottsdaleScottsdale’s international reputation has been based upon its quality resorts and spas, excellent restaurants and outdoor activities offering a whole year around experience due to its great climate. With a nickname as ‘’the most livable city’’ it is a great area to stay for a break of any length.


By day, you can golf, go hiking or kayaking, or visit its excellent galleries and museums. By night, enjoy the food and wine at one of the fine restaurants for which Scottsdale has become famous. Just 12 miles from Phoenix you can drive between the two in just 20 minutes with ease.



Hotels in Scottsdale







Wells Fago Arena, live concerts, lake


TempeJust a 15-minute drive to the east, Tempe is an inner suburb of Phoenix, getting its name from the Vale of Tempe in Greece. One of the best places to stay for visitors to Arizona, Tempe is home to Arizona State University and the Tempe Center with its dance and comedy shows and live concerts is one of its main attractions.


The Town Lake offers everything from kayaks to paddleboats, open air events are hosted at the Beach Park and the Wells Fargo Arena with a capacity of 14,000 holds concerts as well as sporting events. If you are interested in history, head for the hills, Hayden Butte with its centuries’ old rock art.



Hotels in Tempe





Paradise Valley


Honeymoon, golf, hiking, luxury


Paradise ValleyFor 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.



Hotels in Paradise Valley





Camelback East


Airport, hiking


Camelback EastCamelback 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 Piestewa 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.


Camelback East it's also the place to stay if you want to be close to the airport.



Hotels in Camelback East





Deer Valley Village


Biking, hiking, Deem Hills


Deer Valley VillageDeer Valley Village is a great alternative place to stay when in Phoenix, and is particularly ideal for those who love outdoor activities- especially hiking. The popular surrounding Deem Hills are brilliant for hiking day trips, whether you are a serious hiker or just want a casual walk with the family. If you are more adventurous, you can also go mountain biking on these hills or in the surrounding area.


Also, Deer Valley Village has plenty of shopping options, restaurants and even a nearby waterpark. With a range of good-quality accommodation options, you won’t regret choosing this destination to stay in!



Hotels in Deer Valley Village





Desert View


Sonoran Desert, beautiful scenery


Desert ViewDesert View Village is another ideal rural place to stay in Phoenix! Famous for its gorgeous greenery and natural beauty, it is another walker’s paradise.


As well as the nature, there are plenty of other reasons to enjoy staying in the village. It is home to many excellent restaurants, several interesting local museums and a surprisingly lively nightlife. It is a youthful neighborhood, and you can also spend the day playing sports at one of the many outdoor facilities.


There are a wide range of accommodation options to choose from here, many with sweeping views of the surrounding Sonoran Desert.



Hotels in Desert View







Enchanted Island Amusement Park Desert, families


EncantoThe Encanto Village is an exciting place to stay when in Phoenix. There are many things to do here for a range of travelers and some great hotels to choose from. Families will love spending time at the Enchanted Island Amusement Park. This exciting hub is always packed with families and tourists!


You can also enjoy a relaxing round of golf at the Encanto Golf Course. Or even admire the Phoenix Art Museum. Encanto is also home to numerous restaurants and cafes serving up local and international cuisine. Encanto is a lively area with annual events and a really friendly vibe.



Hotels in Encanto Village





North Mountain


Hiking, on a budget


North MountainAnother 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.



Hotels in North Mountain