Peoria is a northwest suburb of Phoenix, bordered by Glendale to the east and Sun City to the west, centered along US 60 which crosses the south side of the city, intersecting Loop 101. This region is densely developed, with many housing estates and business parks, but the city boundaries extend a long way north, across several more upscale and recently constructed residential districts, to a sizeable expanse of as yet undeveloped land, ending at the far side of Lake Pleasant in the foothills of the Bradshaw Mountains. This lake is one of the most popular attractions near Phoenix, offering many recreation facilities surrounded by pristine desert scenery. The recently constructed Loop 303 freeway is intended to provide a focal point for new development in the northern reaches of the city.
The main commercial area in Peoria, with shopping and hotels, is around Arrowhead Mall, near the Bell Road intersection of Loop 101; this is also the location of Peoria Sports Complex, a major baseball facility.
The Residence Inn of Peoria has a quiet location in a small complex of restaurants and other hotels, one mile from all the many shops of the Arrowhead Towne Center Mall and the North Valley Power Center, plus the sports facilities in and around Peoria Stadium. The 101 Freeway runs past the rear of the building - access is from Bell Road (exit 14). The 90 extra large suites at the hotel feature a full kitchen, extra sofa bed, luxurious bedding and separate areas for work, sleep & relaxation; ideal for extended stay guests. Complimentary items include full breakfast, evening reception (Mon-Thu) and parking, while for leisure, the Residence Inn offers the expected pool, hot tub and fitness center.
Bluegreen Vacations Cibola Vista Resort and Spa, an Ascend Resort
27501 N Lake Pleasant Parkway, Peoria, AZ 85383
Bluegreen Vacations Cibola Vista Resort is built right at the north edge of greater Phoenix in a beautiful desert location, less than a mile from undeveloped lands to the north, including Lake Pleasant (10 miles). The resort is set back from the main road (Lake Pleasant Parkway) so provides a quiet, peaceful stay, with full service amenities. The complex is extensive, including one extra large (saltwater) pool with waterslide, a second pool, tennis courts, landscaped gardens, courtyards and walkways. A variety of treatments are available from the on-site Cibola Vista Spa. The 59 oversized guest rooms all feature a balcony, kitchenette and sofa bed; some have a whirlpool bath.
Hampton Inn Peoria is part of the main lodging district in town, around the Bell Road exit of US 101, near Peoria Sports Complex and Arrowhead Mall. There are 112 rooms available, all containing a refrigerator/microwave, and including a selection of suites featuring a sofa bed and kitchenette facilities. Rooms look out over the busy commercial neighborhood, where over a dozen restaurants are within a quarter of a mile. Leisure amenities are the usual fitness center, pool and hot tub (outdoor). The hotel provides free hot breakfast and has meeting space for up to 50 people.
Serving Peoria as well as nearby Sun City, Surprise and Deer Valley, the Holiday Inn Express is easily reached from the 101 freeway (Bell Road exit), yet it has a secluded location along a side street, overlooking the course of the New River. This is relatively a large hotel, with 98 rooms and 16 suites over four floors, a business center, fitness center and outdoor pool. Good quality free breakfast is provided, including a selection of hot items. The nearest restaurant (Cracker Barrel) is right next door.
Adjacent to the large Peoria Sports Complex, the Comfort Inn Peoria hotel along Paradise Lane is also less than a mile from the Arrowhead Towne Center, Peacock Village and the North Valley Power Center. Access is from exit 14 of the 101 freeway. The 78 room, pet friendly hotel has an outdoor pool, laundry, business center, meeting space for up to 55 people, and microwaves & refrigerators in all guest rooms. Free hot breakfast is provided each morning, available in a take out version for guests leaving early.
The Ramada hotel has a central location in Peoria along US 60 near the Intersection with Hwy 101, and it occupies quite a large site surrounded by plenty of parking, centered on a secluded garden with palm trees, outdoor pool and patio. The full service facilities include extensive meeting space, an American-style restaurant (open for lunch, dinner & room service), a fitness center and a business center. Accommodation choices are king or queen bed rooms, and suites with wet bar & sofa bed. The nearest shopping center is one mile south along 91st Avenue.