This hotel is situated among other hotels and local businesses in Encanto Village. Offering suites with full kitchens and on-site laundry facilities, this property is well suited for guests in need of extended stay accommodations.
Both smoking and non-smoking accommodations are available. All suites include free Wi-Fi, full kitchens with full-sized appliances (including a fridge and freezer, stovetop, microwave and coffeemaker), a flat screen TV, a work desk, free local calls and individual climate control. Irons and ironing boards are available on request at no additional fee. Suites are furnished with one queen bed, two double beds and a sofabed, or one king bed and a sofabed.
Free parking is available on site and pets are permitted in select rooms for an additional fee of $25 per night, up to $150 total, per pet. There is a limit of two pets per room.
Daily housekeeping is not provided. However, full housekeeping service is available once per week during extended stays and additional full-service cleaning may be purchased for an additional $10. A refresh service, which includes emptying the trash and replacing linens and toiletries, is available for an additional fee of $5. Fresh towels and linens are available at the front desk as often as needed.
A free grab-and-go breakfast is served daily from 6:30 am to 9:30 am.
Other on-site amenities include guest laundry facilities, a fitness centre, an outdoor pool, a printing station and guest copy and fax services at the front desk.
There is a light rail public transit station within a 3-minute walk of this hotel. The Phoenix Country Club is 5 minutes away by car, while the Encanto 9 Hole Executive Course is a 5- to 7-minute drive away.
The Enchanted Island Amusement Park is 6 minutes away by car, while the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum, an arena and event centre, is a 7-minute drive away. Chase Field, which is home to MLB's Arizona Diamondbacks, is 12 minutes away by car, while the Desert Botanical Garden is a 17-minute drive away. The Phoenix Zoo is a 20-minute drive away.
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) is about 14 minutes away by car. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified by a front desk agent on May 30, 2013: Free parking is available on site and the free breakfast is served daily from 6:30 am to 9:30 am.
While reviews for this property were somewhat mixed, many guests found the location central for accessing destinations within the Phoenix area. Reviewers found a light rail station, restaurants, shopping and a hospital all within walking distance.
Several guests thought that the room rates were reasonable. A couple of reviewers found their beds comfortable, while a couple of other reviewers said that their kitchens were well equipped. Several reviewers described their rooms as clean and generally comfortable. However, some other guests expressed concerns about the condition of their rooms (see below for more details).
A couple of reviewers complimented the staff for their friendly service.
Among the reviews sourced for this editorial, many guests were disappointed by the condition of their rooms. Reviewers thought that their rooms, and the hotel in general, appeared dated and poorly maintained. One guest described dated and uncomfortable furniture, while another reviewer noted that the carpeting was stained. A few guests thought that their rooms did not appear clean.
A couple of guests said that their in-room climate-control units were not working properly and that it was difficult to maintain a consistent in-room temperature. A couple of reviewers complained that this property still had designated smoking rooms.
A few reviewers thought that the selection at the free breakfast was poor.
Although the hotel's official website clearly states its once-per-week housekeeping policy, a few guests complained about it.
gave this hotel an average score of 3.2 out of 5, with 75% of 194 guests recommending the property.
ranked this hotel #137 out of 176 hotels in Phoenix, with an average score of 2.5 out of 5, from 42 reviews.
The author called the hotel on May 30, 2013 to verify some information.