Avondale is a small city southwest of Phoenix, divided by the (usually dry) Agua Fria River running north to south and I-10 east to west. A fair amount of the land is agricultural, especially south of the interstate; to the north are several upscale residential estates, two (Crystal Gardens and Garden Lakes) centered on a series of artificial lakes. The main shopping area is on the east side of town near the intersection with Loop 101 (between I-10 exits 133 and 134); hotels are located one mile west, in a rural setting. The center of Avondale lies to the southwest, one mile from Phoenix Goodyear Airport and 17 miles from downtown Phoenix. The town is just five miles from the start of open desert, and is close to three scenic mountain ranges - White Tank Mountains to the west, Sierra Estrella to the south and South Mountains to the southeast.
Accommodation at the new Homewood Suites by Hilton hotel in Avondale comprises 123 studio, one or two bed suites, richly decorated and equipped with such amenities as a full kitchen, sofa bed, executive desk, free internet access and upgraded bedding. Both free hot breakfast and free weekday evening receptions are provided free of charge; other meals are available from the restaurant at the adjacent Hilton Garden Inn. Hotel amenities include a 24 hour convenience store, a free local area shuttle service, a business center & meeting space, a gift shop/newsstand, and a pool & fitness center.
The Hilton Garden Inn is one of a pair of recently opened Hilton hotels in Avondale, built on farmland at the south side of I-10, 15 miles west of downtown Phoenix, and within a few miles of many businesses and shopping centers in the Goodyear/Tolleson/Avondale region. All rooms and public areas are very elegant and modern, and the full service hotel has a good range of amenities including an all-day restaurant (room service available), a lounge/bar, 24 hour convenience store, free 5-mile radius local area shuttle, business center and over 4,000 sq ft of banquet/meeting space. Leisure facilities are an outdoor pool (complete with a small waterfall), whirlpool and fitness center.