is a small town at the west edge of Arizona along the Colorado River
at the intersection of Hwy 95 with Hwy 62 from Twentynine Palms, California. The former road leads north to Lake Havasu City
and south to Quartzsite
; like these two cities, Parker enjoys a hot desert climate, temperatures commonly exceeding 110°F during the three months of summer, and pleasantly mild in winter. The town center is small, and visitor facilities limited, though there are a reasonable selection of restaurants and small shops in the downtown area, along Kofa and Joshua avenues. Two supermarkets (Wal-Mart and Safeway) are located on the east edge of town on Riverside Drive, near the municipal airport.
Notable landscapes within 25 miles of Parker include the Whipple Mountains (in California), Gibraltar Mountain Wilderness, Cactus Plain Wilderness, Bill Williams River
and Lake Havasu
Map of Hotels in Parker, AZ
Hampton Inn Parker
1110 S Geronimo Avenue, Parker, AZ 85344
Newly built late 2017, the Hampton Inn hotel has a central yet relatively quiet location in Parker, one block from the Hwy 95 intersection, in an urban neighborhood. The Colorado River bridge is one mile north, while the two main stores in town (Walmart, Safaway) are half a mile east, together with a small selection of restaurants. Free breakfast is provided, available in a take-out version (Mon-Fri) for guests leaving early. All guest rooms contain a microwave, refrigerator and 50 inch TV. The usual fitness center and outdoor pool are available, plus a convenience store, a business center and a meeting room.
Best Western Parker Inn
1012 Geronimo Avenue, Parker, AZ 85344-5142
The 45 room Best Western Parker hotel is centrally located at the intersection of Riverside Drive (AZ 95) and Geronimo Avenue, two miles east of the Colorado River and the California border, one mile from Parker airport and two miles from the Greyhound bus station. The Best Western offers free continental breakfast, and there are various restaurants within walking distance in downtown Parker. Free internet access, guest laundry, a microwave/refrigerator in each room, an outdoor pool, bbq grill and a business center are the other main amenities.
Quality Inn Parker
604 S California Avenue, Parker, AZ 85344
Quality Inn Parker occupies a fairly old, L-shaped building with exterior corridors, close to the town center along the main road from the west (California Avenue; Hwy 62). There is one restaurant/cafe next door and several others within walking distance. The Colorado River is just half a mile west. Facilities at this affordable motel are guest laundry, free continental breakfast, wireless internet access and a refrigerator/microwave in each room. Pets are welcome, for a fee.