Fountain Hills is the most northeasterly suburb of Phoenix, adjoining Hwy 87 at the edge of the Tonto National Forest and the Goldfield Mountains. The land is hereabouts is hilly, split into thin mesas and branched canyons, and the many upscale residences in town are built along the ridges, giving fine views over the surrounding desert. Fountain Hills is bordered to the east by Fort McDowell Indian Reservation along the Verde River, to the south by the Salt River Indian Reservation, and to the north by McDowell Mountain Regional Park, which contains over 50 miles of scenic hiking trails.
Most of the limited facilities in town, including a small shopping center, are near the south end of Shea Blvd, just off Hwy 87; the next nearest locations are a ten mile drive away across open desert, at the north edge of Scottsdale.
The Comfort Inn hotel in Fountain Hills is right at the south edge of town, at 17105 E Shea Boulevard, on the south corner of its intersection with Saguaro Boulevard. Firerock Country Club is a short distance west, Desert Canyon Golf Club just to the north and We-Ko-Pa Golf Club to the northeast, along highway 87. The hotel, which is situated in a residential neighborhood, has an outdoor pool & hot tub, newsstand, microwaves in all rooms, and is next to a 24 hour Denny's restaurant.