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Aug. 12, 2007
grumpy55
Men's 60
102 posts
phoenix world
Anyone know of a decent reasonably priced hotel near Desert West Park in Phoenix. First time going there. Any info would be helpful. Thanks
Aug. 13, 2007
Dbax
Men's 60
1294 posts
I'm a Phoenix Police Detective. There are lots of hotels at 51st ave. and Mcdowell Rd. and at 59th ave. south of I-10. I don't know prices, but I do know which ones to avoid.

Avoid....
Motel 6
Red Roof Inn
Crossroads
Travelers Inn

There is a brand knew La Quinta that appears decent. If you have specific hotels you want to know about let me know.

The reason to avoid the listed, are that there is a good possibilty your room will be next to a drug lab,or hookers and your car will be gone in the morning!
Aug. 13, 2007
red from Wylie tx.
Men's 60
48 posts
Thats funny I got an e-mail from one of the guys on our team in 99 he said sounds like the Red Roof we stayed at that year, don't know about drug labs but we did have hookers at all hours of the day and night. We were up at 6:00 in the morning heading out to the park and a young girl with her baby was hanging around the lobby. They did not seem to bother us I guess we looked a little old to be looking for action especially coming in after playing several games.
Aug. 13, 2007
grumpy55
Men's 60
102 posts
Thanks Dbax for the info. Its a big help.
Aug. 13, 2007
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2688 posts
Dbax, email me at b_fairchild@hotmail.com
I have a question or two about a motel.
Bruce
Aug. 13, 2007
docswear
Men's 55
98 posts
Dbax:... thanks for the heads-up..... very helpful..... do you have any idea how close the Harrah's hotel/casino is to the fields at Caesar Chavez Park? We get a pretty big break to stay at a Harrahs and just wondered if it would be close enough to make it worth staying there.

thanks
docswear
Aug. 13, 2007
the wood
1087 posts
Yeah, like your practical needs will stand up to your bride's need to pull down the one arm bandits. At least, you can say that you asked the question though. But we both know the truth, don't we?
:-)
BW
Aug. 13, 2007
Dbax
Men's 60
1294 posts
Guys my e-mail address is dbax5@msn.com. I will be more than happy to answer questions about safe areas and traffic. Please be advised that these are only my personal opinions.

For you guys playing at Desert West, I ran this by my buddies at work today. We feel that though it may be convenient to stay near 51st ave. and Mcdowell Rd., we would suggest staying along interstate 17 between Dunlap ave. and Peoria ave. This would be in the Metrocenter area next to Rose Mofford Complex. This area provides shopping and every restaurant you can imagine. The down side is that on Friday morning you would have to fight traffic s/b on I-17 to get to Desert West. Saturday and Sunday would be no problem.

Harrahs is out in the middle of nowhere, probably 45 minutes or more away. Would also be a traffic problem Friday morning.
Aug. 13, 2007
docswear
Men's 55
98 posts
Dbax... thanks again for the information. Harrahs sounds out of the question due to the distance and possible traffic.

Wood.... you know me, I live to keep my bride happy but we actually could stay there for free.....of course staying in a hotel with my wife that is "free" is using questionable judgement when there is a casino on the premises.... cheaper to stay at a five star place on the beach....
ntty
Aug. 13, 2007
AZPlayingBall
Men's 55
10 posts
Go out to dysart and litchfeld road area, about 10 miles west of desert west on I10. There hotels and every resturant you could ever want and much more, even alot of shopping out there. That area has really, really grown and you won't be dissappointed. The city names are avondale, goodyear.
Aug. 13, 2007
Dbax
Men's 60
1294 posts
This is also an alternative. Also a good one for Caesar Chavez Park. There is nothing close to that complex.But be aware that inbound traffic to the city will be very heavy Friday morning.
Aug. 13, 2007
Dbax
Men's 60
1294 posts
This is also an alternative. Also a good one for Caesar Chavez Park. There is nothing close to that complex.But be aware that inbound traffic to the city will be very heavy Friday morning.
Aug. 14, 2007
AZPlayingBall
Men's 55
10 posts
If your a golfer and you happen to out of the tournament early there's 9 golf course's within 5 miles of dysart rd and the i10 freeway. Don't know what the format is, or will be, but it's just some more info for you.

As "Dbax" said on frday traffic will be a pain in the butt going east to 67th ave in the early morning from dysart and litchfield roads. You can use Indian school or mcdowell roads from litchfield or dysart road east all the way to 67th ave, thomas rd doesn't go all the way through to 67th ave.
Aug. 14, 2007
hornachec
Men's 55
50 posts
we're staying at premier inns at metro center, got rooms for $50 a night ... right across highway from Rose Mofford, about 15 miles to dessert west. not the ritz but clean rooms and hot tub and pool were great after the games... don't know how many rooms left but contact Anne Hamrick at 1-866-800-0003. Hotel is right at metro center
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