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Spring Training Hotels: Where to Stay in Arizona

With 10 stadiums, 15 visiting teams and 200 games to be played, it’s no surprise that the Phoenix metro area boasts the greatest concentration of pro baseball facilities of anywhere in the U.S. Which means for baseball fans in the spring, the Valley is the ultimate destination. In fact, 6 out of 10 fans attending Cactus League games have traveled from out of town — so where to stay?

Since Phoenix is home to some of the nation’s best escapes, we rounded up the top resorts closest to each Cactus League stadium to make it even easier to choose where to book a room.

So find your team, pick your resort and let the games begin.

 

Glendale

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The Wigwam

Camelback Ranch
Home of: Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers
Where to Stay: The Wigwam (10 min)
Get a taste of true Arizona history at The Wigwam, a historic hotel that originally served as a gathering place for Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Execs. Today, its adobe and timber family-friendly resort is the perfect way to experience luxury — Arizona style.

 

Goodyear

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The Wigwam

Goodyear Ballpark
Home of: Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians
Where to Stay: The Wigwam (15 min)
Just like White Sox and Dodger fans, those traveling from Ohio can also get a taste of true Arizona history at The Wigwam, a historic hotel that originally served as a gathering place for Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Execs. Today, its adobe and timber family-friendly resort is the perfect way to experience luxury — Arizona style.

 

Mesa

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Moxy

Sloan Park
Home of: Chicago Cubs
Where to Stay: Moxy (10 min), Graduate Tempe (10 min), Arizona Grand Resort & Spa (14 min)
Just minutes from Tempe and the hub-bub of Arizona State University’s college town, Cubs fans don’t have to travel far to find unique stays. For a family-friendly getaway, opt for the Arizona Grand Resort & Spa, complete with an Oasis Water Park and recently renovated rooms. For a hip, younger vibe, the Moxy and Graduate Tempe are both conveniently located just steps from Mill Ave., home to bars, restaurants and college life.

Hohokam Stadium
Home of: Oakland Athletics
Where to Stay: Moxy (13 min), Graduate Tempe (16 min), Arizona Grand Resort & Spa (19 min)
Like the Cubs’s Sloan Park, Hohokam Stadium is also not too far from the hub-bub of Arizona State University’s college town. For a family-friendly getaway, opt for the Arizona Grand Resort & Spa, complete with an Oasis Water Park and recently renovated rooms. For a hip, younger vibe, the Moxy and Graduate Tempe are both conveniently located just steps from Mill Ave., home to bars, restaurants and college life.

 

Peoria

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JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa

Peoria Sports Complex
Home of: San Diego Padres, Seattle Mariners
Where to Stay: Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs (21 min), JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa (22 min)
Peoria may seem a little ways from all the action but that doesn’t mean there’s a lack of options. For a stunning cliffside side stay opt for the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs who’s also known for Different Pointe of View, a romantic restaurant with iconic panoramic views. Another option is JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge, a luxury resort with everything you could need for a perfect stay.

 

Phoenix

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FOUND:RE Phoenix

Maryvale Stadium
Home of: Milwaukee Brewers
Where to Stay: Found: RE Phoenix (17 min), Hotel Palomar Phoenix (20 min)
Brewers fans have the luxury of being conveniently located near Downtown Phoenix where Hotel Palomar Phoenix is located. A sleek boutique hotel, the Palomar is next to all the urban fun including the Talking Stick Resort Arena, Chase Stadium and CityScape, home to shopping and dining. Not to mention, the hotel is home to LUSTRE, a rooftop bar with a pool and stunning views. For a more artsy, urban choice, book a room at FOUND:RE Phoenix.

 

Scottsdale

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The Phoenician

Salt River Fields
Home of: Arizona Diamondbacks, Colorado Rockies
Where to Stay: Talking Stick Resort & Spa (8 min), The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch (9 min), Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch (10 min), The Scottsdale Plaza Resort (10 min), Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa (10 min), Fairmont Scottsdale Princess (17 min), Westin Kierland Resort & Spa (19 min)
While the most obvious choice may be to post up at entertainment-focused Talking Stick Resort & Spa (try your luck at the casino!), other nearby options are just as enticing. The Scottsdale Resort, Hyatt Regency and The Scottsdale Plaza are all a short 10-minute drive away while the Westin Kierland is located just a bit further but in the center of some major shopping and dining fun at Kierland Commons and the Scottsdale Quarter. For the ultimate family-friendly option, book a stay at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, where six pools, two water slides and a 9,000-sq.-ft. sand beach keep days cool.

Scottsdale Stadium
Home of: San Francisco Giants
Where to Stay: The Saguaro Scottsdale (10 min walk), W Scottsdale (5 min), The Scott Resort & Spa (7 min), Hotel Adeline (8 min), Hotel Valley Ho (8 min), Royal Palms Resort & Spa (11 min), The Phoenician (11 min), Sanctuary Camelback Mountain (13 min), JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn (15 min), Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia (15 min), Mountain Shadows Resort (16 min), Hermosa Inn (17 min)
If you’re a Giants fan, then you’re in luck as the stadium is easily in the most vibrant area of all the stadiums, surrounded by countless resorts, dining options, clubs, bars, shopping and more. If walking distance is an attractive lure, The Saguaro Scottsdale is a 10-minute walk from the stadium and is a vibrantly chic desert stay. Other nearby options include W Scottsdale, which sits in the center of Old Town Scottsdale’s Entertainment District (read: you can walk to the bars), historic Hotel Valley Ho, or Hotel Adeline, a brand new boutique resort. Other upscale options are sprinkled throughout nearby Paradise Valley and include JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn, Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia, Royal Palms Resort & Spa, Sanctuary Camelback Mountain, The Phoenician, Hermosa Inn, Mountain Shadows Resort and The Scott Resort & Spa (formerly Firesky).

 

Surprise

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The Wigwam

Surprise Stadium
Home of: Kansas City Royals, Texas Rangers
Where to Stay: The Wigwam (20 min)
Get a taste of true Arizona history at The Wigwam, a historic hotel that originally served as a gathering place for Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Execs. Today, its adobe and timber family-friendly resort is the perfect way to experience luxury — Arizona style.

 

Tempe

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Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak

Tempe Diablo Stadium
Home of: Los Angeles Angels
Where to Stay: Phoenix Marriott Tempe at the Buttes (7 min walk), The Camby (18 min), Arizona Biltmore, a Waldorf Astoria Resort (22 min), Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak (23 min)
The closest option, Phoenix Marriott Tempe at the Buttes, is just a 7-minute stroll away but other sweet stays include The Camby and the Arizona Bitlmore, both located in the Biltmore area with upscale shopping and plenty of dining options, including nearby Arcadia area which boasts many local spots to hole up for a night of classy drinks. For a cool stay, opt for the Pointe Hilton at Squaw Peak, home to its own River Ranch Water Park.

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