Surprise is the northwesternmost of the Phoenix suburbs, and like neighboring Sun City it contains many modern housing estates, some centered around golf courses and small lakes. Grand Avenue (US 60) forms the northern boundary of the city and leads to downtown Phoenix 22 miles southeast, while in the other direction, the highway soon exits the developed area and crosses 30 miles of empty desert before the next settlement, Wickenburg. The main commercial center in Surprise is around the Bell Road - US 60 intersection; all the city's hotels are within a couple of miles, as is Surprise Stadium, a baseball field adjoining a community park and several other sporting facilities. Two popular scenic locations in the vicinity are Lake Pleasant to the north and Skyline Regional Park to the south.
The most northwesterly of several dozen Marriott hotels in greater Phoenix opened early 2010 in a lightly developed area south of Bell Road, near Surprise, Sun City and El Mirage, and 23 miles from downtown Phoenix. The 116 luxurious, modern suites are available in four different configurations, all featuring a full kitchen with granite countertops, separate living/sleeping areas and free wi-fi. In common with all hotels of this brand, a good range of amenities are on offer, principally complimentary full breakfast, complimentary evening reception (Wed and Thu), pool/hot tub, fitness center, sports court and meeting space. Locations in the vicinity include Surprise Stadium, Surprise Aquatic Center and Surprise City Hall.
Highlights of Hampton Inn Surprise are the free hot breakfast (take-out version available), the sheltered outdoor pool/hot tub on the sunny southwest side of the property, the modern fitness center and the meetings facilities, which can cater for events of up to 150 people. The hotel enjoys a prominent yet quiet location, along US 60 but set back 300 feet from the highway, near such locations as Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center, Desert Springs Golf Course and Sunrise Marketplace. Guest rooms are on four floors, and all contain a refrigerator/microwave. There is one restaurant adjacent (Denny's) and others a short walk southeast along the main road.
The beautiful new Holiday Inn Express & Suites Surprise opened 2007 in an upmarket residential area along Bell Road, close to Sun City West, Glendale and El Mirage as well as Surprise. The hotel is within walking distance of the Surprise Baseball Stadium, and just over a mile from the nearest main shopping/restaurant complex, around the junction with Grand Avenue (US 60). All the familiar Holiday Inn Express amenities are provided; free hot buffet breakfast, gift shop, fitness center, outdoor heated pool, hot tub and meeting space. There are 115 rooms and suites on offer, all very clean, modern, brightly colored, and equipped with microwave & refrigerator.
One of several recently built hotels in the fast expanding city of Surprise, AZ, the Comfort Inn opened in 2008 and provides good quality, reasonably priced accommodation to visitors to the nearby suburbs of Sun City, El Mirage and Peoria, or those just travelling by along US 60 (Grand Avenue). The hotel is a short walk from various shops and restaurants by the junction with Bell Road, though the surroundings are mostly residential. There are 86 rooms at the Comfort Inn, all equipped with microwave, refrigerator & plasma TV; its other facilities include free deluxe continental breakfast, outdoor pool & hot tub, sun deck, meeting rooms, business center and guest laundry.
The well established Quality Inn hotel in Surprise, near Sun City, is right at the northwest edge of the Greater Phoenix metropolis, with undeveloped desert just a few miles away to the northwest. The hotel is located one block south of Bell Road, and one mile west of Grand Avenue (US 60), close to the course of the Agua Fria River. The suburb of El Mirage lies to the south, while to the northwest are the luxurious estates and golf courses of Sun City West. Accommodation comprises 69 above average sized rooms, some with microwave/refrigerator; the main amenities are free hot breakfast, pool (indoor), hot tub, fitness center and meeting space. Many of the rooms have pleasant views over an extensive tropical plant nursery, which adjoins to hotel to the south and east.
Although located along busy Bell Road, Days Inn Surprise is shielded from the highway by other buildings and so provides a peaceful night's sleep. The interior corridor motel has three floors and 60 rooms, all containing a microwave & refrigerator, some with views over the garden and outdoor pool/whirlpool, on the south side. Interior facilities are guest laundry, a business center and a 50 person meeting room. Wi-fi and continental breakfast are complimentary. Around a dozen restaurants can be found within three blocks, westwards along Bell Road.