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Discussion: Accomodations in Phoenix

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Aug. 12, 2008
surf88
Men's 60
868 posts
Accomodations in Phoenix
To those in the know, we are playing at Desert West in Phoenix for the Worlds and was wondering if you Arizona players have any good recommendations as to where to stay. We'd like a pool, a good workout room and want to be close to the fields.
Thanks
Ed, Scrap Iron 55's
(970) 728-3144
Aug. 12, 2008
Dbax
Men's 60
1265 posts
I'm a Phoenix Police detective and I can tell you what to avoid. Avoid all the hotels at 51st ave. and Interstate 10 area. These are closest to Desert West but are crack and meth infested. You will be lucky if your car is still in the parking lot in the morning. These would ionclude, Holiday Inn, Days Inn, Red Roof Inn, Hampton Inn and others on both the north and south side of the freeway.

You will be much better off further west on I-10 around 99th ave. or 107th ave. Desert West is at 67th ave.

More questions email dbax5@msn.com
Aug. 12, 2008
18mike
Men's 55
23 posts
We are playing at Cesar Chavez.
Where are the best places to stay near this complex.
Holiday Inn, Hampton,Fairfield inn type.
Should we look east on Baseline towards Tempe?
any help will be greatly appreciated!!
Aug. 12, 2008
Dbax
Men's 60
1265 posts
You would be correct. I would look around Baseline Rd. and I-10, east of Caesar Chavez which is in the middle of nowhere. There are several hotals around Arizona Mills Mall which is at Baseline Rd. and I-10. Also lots of restaurants nearby. You would be in Tempe.
Aug. 13, 2008
cpope
Men's 60
160 posts
ED

Desert West has fairly good fields in the daytime, night time the lights really, really suck. The area also really sucks.
Players had there cars broken into 3 times in three days.
We stayed at:
Crown Plaza
2532 W Peoria Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85029
(602) 943-2341

Its 12 miles away but byfar an excellant place. Easy to get to Desert West. Crown Plaza is more of a resort than a hotel.

Sorry we will miss you all this year, we are not going to Phoenix again, 3 years was enough for us.

Tell Robin we said HI, good luck with the tournament. See you all soon.
Charlie & Anne
Aug. 13, 2008
mad dog
Men's 60
3930 posts
dbax what about us that are playing at rose mofford.i did a hotwire that had some places in and around the 17 near there.is this an ok area.
Aug. 13, 2008
Joncon
289 posts
The neighborhood around Rose Mofford is good/decent.

Don't go any farther than 1 mile South on I-17 though.

North on I-17 is good.



For Chavez Park, I think the 1-10 area, West of 99th Ave will also be close. Maybe less traffic than the trip to Tempe.
Aug. 13, 2008
AZBaller
44 posts
Hey DBAX, I said the same thing last year about the hotels at 51st and I10 area and you said there was no problems w/them. How is it they went from no problem hotels last year to crack infested hotels in a year. If they are drug infested now they were last year to, Hmmmmmm...... Are you posting this stuff from the dougnut shop????
Aug. 13, 2008
Dbax
Men's 60
1265 posts
Show me that post. I definately said to avoid this area. You are probably the one on crack.
Aug. 13, 2008
Dbax
Men's 60
1265 posts
Mad dog, Joncon is correct. Hotels in the I-17 corridor, roughly from Northern ave. to Cactus Rd. are decent. Avoid the Premier Inn!! Another lowlife place.
Comfort Suites is very nice. Also a new Hyatt Place which used to be Amerisuites. Crown Plaza is nice.
Avoid Super 8 and Motel 6 at Northern ave. Best Western at Northern Ave. is nice.
Aug. 14, 2008
BONES
Men's 60
93 posts
Dbax--------hope you can help with some information-----Are team or at least most of us are going to stay at the Springhill Suites at 9425 North Black Canyon Hwy Phoenix-------dont know what fields we are playing at---we will be a major division team-----Is this hotel safe and is it fairly close to the complexes???????? Any information is appericated
thanks
SB SoCal Gusto60
Aug. 14, 2008
Dbax
Men's 60
1265 posts
Bones, a fine choice. It is centrally located. Lots of restaurants and shopping nearby. If you play at Rose Mofford, you are right next to it. Anywhere else, allow plenty of time for morning traffic on the weekdays.
Aug. 14, 2008
diehard
Men's 55
245 posts
Hey BONES,
Right now it looks as though 60 major is playing at Caesar Chavez.
Aug. 14, 2008
Jill at Mavericks
4 posts
Dbax - Not being from the area, we are wondering about the Hotel Scottsdale at 5101 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale. Thank you for any input. Jill
Aug. 14, 2008
BONES
Men's 60
93 posts
Dbax------Diehart----thanks for the information and help----Good luck to both of you----stay health and play hard-----TC
SB
Aug. 14, 2008
Dbax
Men's 60
1265 posts
Jill, don't know the hotel, but the area is very nice. If you play at Mesa Riverview or Papago, you would be ok. Anywhere else is a long drive.

Check out..................
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g31350-d652935-Reviews-Hotel_Scottsdale-Scottsdale_Arizona.html

for reviews.
Aug. 14, 2008
Dbax
Men's 60
1265 posts
Surf88,
There is a brand new Courtyard by Marriot at 9400 W.McDowell Rd. Probably about 20 minutes away from Desert West. Tons of new restaurants and shopping at 99th ave. and McDowell. This is at the intersection of I-10 and Loop 101.
Aug. 14, 2008
Jill at Mavericks
4 posts
Dbax - Thank you SO much for answering so quickly. I really appreciate it. We can rest at ease now.
Jill
Aug. 14, 2008
4x4
Men's 65
595 posts
Last year when we were at Papago we stayed at a Best Western there that had a nice courtyard area & was just around the corner from Papago. I think it was Best Western Papago.

There is a great restaraunt "Frasher's" not too far away. Bring your appetites and be pleasantly surprised.

We're at Caesar Chavez this time around and I found a Quality Suites in Tempe that I booked into.

Pete 13
Aug. 15, 2008
surf88
Men's 60
868 posts
Thanks to all who responded to my accomodations question. I really appreciate it. Charlie, we'll see you and Anne at TOC in January.
Ed
Aug. 25, 2008
Vito
Men's 60
20 posts
to dbax; We are tentatively playing @ Desert West and are staying at Fairfield Inn,4702 E University Dr. Is that a good area, and do you know the hotel. Thanks in advance for any input. Vito
Aug. 25, 2008
Dbax
Men's 60
1265 posts
Vito this is a decent area and good motel. Mostly industrial and close to airport. Give yourself plenty of time on the weekday to get to Desert West. Should be no problem on the weekend.
Aug. 25, 2008
Vito
Men's 60
20 posts
What a great help this is for all of us who do not know the Phoenix area.. play safe..Thanks again, Vito.
Aug. 29, 2008
idahoreb
Men's 50
47 posts
We are staying at the Residence Inn in the Tempe area. What is the area like?

Thanks
Aug. 29, 2008
Dbax
Men's 60
1265 posts
Idaho, I work in Phoenix, so I really can't comment. Sorry.
Aug. 29, 2008
Joncon
289 posts
Residence Inn @ Baseline and Preist is a safe location. Traffic is a nightmare on weekday rush hours though.
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