Hohokam Stadium in Mesa, Arizona, is the spring training home to the Chicago Cubs, and also hosts the Arizona Fall League Mesa Solar Sox. The 12,500 seat stadium, largest in the Cactus League, is known for bringing a little bit of Wrigley Field to the Arizona desert, with a live organist, vendors selling cans of Old Style beer, and Chicago-style hot dogs topped with mustard, onions, relish, dill pickle spears, tomatoes, sport peppers and celery salt. Parking at Hohokam is inexpensive--$5 per day, as of April 2010--and a wide range of accommodations are available within a few miles of the stadium.
Phoenix Marriott Mesa
The Phoenix Marriott, located less than a mile and a half from the stadium, is a 12-story high-rise hotel with 265 rooms and 10 suites. All rooms offer writing desks and free wired Internet, and the concierge-level rooms and suites come with access to the Concierge Lounge, which features complimentary breakfast, snacks, desserts and non-alcoholic beverages, with cocktails available for an additional charge. The hotel offers a 24-hour fitness center with cardio equipment and free weights, a heated outdoor pool, and a whirlpool. On-site restaurants include the Mediterranean-themed Cafe Azul, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, and a coffee bar/cocktail lounge in the lobby. Hotel parking is free.
Best Western Mezona Inn
The Best Western Mezona is located in Mesa's historic downtown district, just over a mile and a half from Hohokam Stadium. The hotel is smoke-free, but does allow pets. Rooms feature refrigerators, microwaves, a free newspaper delivered daily and free local calls. Parking is free, and the hotel has an outdoor pool and whirlpool. A daily hot breakfast buffet includes waffles, French toast, biscuits and gravy, bacon, sausage, eggs, hot and cold cereals, assorted breads and pastries and fresh fruit. One special touch this hotel provides is fresh baked cookies, available every day.
Comfort Inn and Suites Downtown Mesa
The Comfort Inn and Suites is about two miles from the stadium, right on East Main Street just two blocks east of the Mormon Temple. All rooms come with mini-fridges and microwaves, and handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request. Certain rooms even feature sofa beds for additional sleeping capacity. Hotel amenities include free wired and wireless Internet, a business center with a fax and copier, and a heated outdoor pool. The breakfast buffet features cook-your-own waffles along with assorted breads, cereals and fruit. Coffee and tea are available round-the-clock in the lobby, in addition to the in-room coffee makers.
Hyatt Place Phoenix Mesa
The Hyatt Place Phoenix Mesa is in the Mesa Riverview Shopping Center about two miles from Hohokam Stadium. This location allows hotel guests convenient access to shopping, a fitness center, a bank, a dental clinic and a wide range of fast food and fast casual dining options. Hotel rooms are smoke-free and feature free wireless Internet, 42-inch flat-panel HDTVs, sofa beds, cordless phones and mini refrigerators. Hotel amenities include an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, free parking, free newspapers and a free continental breakfast buffet. Room service is available round-the-clock. A lobby cafe/lounge serves Starbucks coffees, assorted pastries, beer and wine, and a refrigerated case features a selection of muffins, salads, sandwiches and bottled beverages for sale.