My cousin decided to throw a surprise birthday party for my uncle (her dad) late last month. So some of our family traveled to Phoenix to enjoy the birthday bash festivities.
We had stayed at a Homewood Suites in Clovis, California last year and liked it very much. This made our decision easy and we decided to stay again at the Homewood Suites near Peoria, Arizona, which is a suburb of Phoenix.
My suite was pretty much perfect! Upon entering, I had a small, but well-appointed and efficient little kitchen. A full-sized fridge, small electric stove, along with dishes and cutlery in the cupboards completed the kitchen. A compact kitchen table with two chairs to accompany if you choose to eat your meals here.
Adjacent to the kitchen is the "suite" featuring a comfy couch, coffee table and large flat screen TV. There is also a desk where I sat for awhile checking my email and Epinion alerts on the free wi-fi with my laptop. This room also has it's own window. What makes this so nice is that it feels practically like home because there are pictures on the wall, and even some decorative silk plants. It is not sparse in the least. The couch is also a hide-a-bed. This is a terrific solution when parents are traveling with young children. The kids would love sleeping on the hide-a-bed and the parents will appreciate having their own room as well. There are also DVD players in both rooms.
In the next room is the bedroom. This is a spacious room too with it's own window. I felt completely spoiled with a king sized bed and four pillows. There is another flat screen television in the bedroom on top of the dresser. Homewood Suites has their own mascot" and this is a duck. They have a pillow with this embroidered duck endearingly named "Lewis" (as I learned from the lady at the front desk; they even give coloring/activity books featuring "Lewis the Duck" to children).
I had a little bit of trouble figuring out how the heating/air conditioning worked. The thermostat on the wall worked in the bedroom room, but the thermostat in the living room did not. So in one room I used the wall thermostat and in the other room I used the temperature controls under the window.
The dressing area and bath are adjacent to the bedroom. This is also a generous-sized area. This whole place is like a small apartment. (I believe I've have lived in smaller places than this hotel suite.)
The basin and mirrored closet are right off the bedroom and the toilet and shower are in a separate room with door. Needless to say, all of the creature comforts have been thought of here too.
Parking was terrific and we were able to park close to the elevator, which was good for my Dad since it's tough for him to walk long distances.
Initially finding this hotel was slightly tricky. I thought I had it figured out when I looked at a local map. We actually went past the hotel which we could see from the I-17 freeway and then wrapped around and doubled back to get there.
Our breakfast for the next two mornings was extra nice. Homewood Suites has a large area which is essentially an extension of the lobby for comfortable seating during breakfast. There is a large flat screen television you can choose to watch or not. The breakfast choices include things you would find at a buffet, including scrambled eggs, hashed browns, biscuits and gravy, sausage and bacon, as well as toast, waffles, fruit, tea, coffee, and all of the trimmings. There are two staff members on hand to help if something runs out or you need assistance.
(Homewood Suites also offers mini dinners and has a menu posted on the fridge in each guestroom. A couple of their Monday through Thursday menus are: "Super Spud" which is 'oven baked potato with chili and broccoli cheese sauce'. Another is their "Lobby Loafer" which is 'meatloaf with smashed potato casserole and roasted corn on the cob'.)
It goes without saying that Homewood Suites has a sparkling pool and hot tub, an exercise room and basketball court and meeting facilities. They offer a pool table, business center and even a library. This particular Homewood Suites is just three years old and has 134 guest suites. Our family enjoys the option of having a little more space when staying overnight which is one of the reasons we chose Homewood Suites. We will definitely stay with them again.
Our room rate was approximately $125 per night.
BONUS: When I opened up the window in the morning, I was surprised to see several colorful hot air balloons flying above, which I was told they do daily!
Homewood Suites North Phoenix
2470 West Charlotte Drive
United States, 85085
Homewood Suites is part of HHonors and Hilton Worldwide.
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