A Natural and Historic Landmark
There are attractions the world over that are carefully crafted by architects and designers, plotted and planned to the last inch to provide hours of entertainment, education, and wonder to any who visit. It’s not hard to admire these places, but there is something special about a location that is just as attractive all on its own, simply by the merit of how it grew and formed naturally. With a room or suite at any one of the hotels near Papago Park in Phoenix, you will be taking an extraordinary stay at a quality hotel and turning it into a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Papago Park covers almost 1,5000 acres of landscape, most on the Phoenix side with 300 acres in the Tempe area, and is made up of beautiful red sandstone formations that are home to amazing local flora and fauna. Originally a reservation for the Maricopa and Pima Native Americans, it was briefly a national monument until 1930 when it was deemed unsuitable for the title. During World War II, it became the site of a POW camp that was famous for having the largest mass escape in the U.S. during the war when 25 detainees fled into the desert.
After a run as a VA hospital and then an Army Reserve facility, it was sold to the city of Phoenix and became the landmark it is today. In one visit, one tour of its grounds, you can stop at the Phoenix Zoo, the Desert Botanical Garden, miles of trails and acres of parks, the Rolling Hills Golf Club, a firefighter museum, and the historic Hunt’s Tomb, a fenced-in pyramid that can be see from anywhere in the park.
Explore It All in Comfort
There’s little doubt that you are going to want to spend a good amount of time exploring the area, and the hotels near Papago Park in Phoenix are the perfect place to unwind and are great for every day of adventure you have planned. If you’re looking for a hotel that will provide you as unique a stay as the park you are planning to visit, book with the Hospitality Suites Resort and get access to three heated pools, tennis and basketball courts, and an owner that still walks the grounds to ensure you have the best of everything.
Perhaps, given that the city has even more to offer above and beyond the wonders at Papago, you are looking to extend your stay as long as possible. If that’s the case, the suites – either the Baymont Inn and Suites or the Suburban Extended Stay – are ideal for giving you that home-away-from-home feeling for as long as you need it. Or, you could choose to let the world’s largest independent hotel group take care of you at the Magnuson Hotel Papago Inn and get the bonus of free parking, Internet, and daily breakfast.
No matter which one of the hotels near Papago Park in Phoenix you decide is right for your trip, you are going to love the combination of a quality stay with the convenience to an amazing local landmark.