Hotels Near Luke AFB in Arizona

by James Rada, Jr.

Luke Air Force Base is located west of Phoenix, Arizona. The base employs 6,400 military and civilian personnel in support of the 56th Fighter Wing of the U.S. Air Force. F-16 fighter pilots and maintenance crews are trained at the base. Accommodation options within about five miles of the base include resorts and hotels.

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The Wigwam Golf Resort and Spa

Located 2.8 miles from Luke Air Force Base the Wigwam Golf Resort and Spa is a full-service hotel. Not only does the resort have a AAA Four Diamond Award, but so do the two restaurants on site – The Arizona Kitchen and Red’s Steakhouse. Guests stay in casitas made from adobe and can enjoy walks through gardens filled with 8,000 rose bushes and citrus trees. Golfers enjoy the three championship golf courses on site. You can play tennis on plexi-paved, artificial clay or plexi-cushioned courts. After a day of activity, you can unwind in the Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa.

Residence Inn by Marriott Phoenix Goodyear

Located 4.6 miles from Luke Air Force Base, the Residence Inn Phoenix Goodyear is adjacent to the Palm Valley Golf Course. The hotel has easy access to I-10 and is within a mile of plenty of shopping, restaurants and movies. If you want to pamper yourself a bit, select a suite with a fireplace, whirlpool jet bathtub and view of the golf course. The Penthouse Suite has two bedrooms, balcony, living room, fireplace and plasma TV. If you enjoy sports, there is basketball, volleyball, pool and a fitness center on site. Rooms have fully-equipped kitchens with refrigerators, stoves and microwaves.

Holiday Inn Express Phoenix-I-10 West/Goodyear

Located 5.1 miles from Luke Air Base, the Holiday Inn Express is an affordable stay for business travelers. The hotel has a staffed business center that offers copying, Internet access, faxing and printing. Vacationers like the Holiday Inn Express because it is only three miles from NASCAR racing at the Phoenix International Raceway and the hotel is pet friendly. Though there are plenty of restaurant choices nearby, you can enjoy a complimentary hot breakfast each morning in the hotel lobby where you can get bacon, eggs and omelets.

Welsch’s Rose Acres

Just two miles from Luke Air Force Base, Welsch’s Rose Acres has themed suites for something different than a standard hotel room. Rooms have either a golf, cowboy or rose theme with their decor. Walk the grounds and pick flowers or practice your chipping and putting on the greens. You can also enjoy the 2,400-square-foot lagoon pool with two islands, lawn games or the miniature horse races. Enjoy a full, hot breakfast consisting of fresh fruit and unique recipes.

About the Author

James Rada, Jr. was a newspaper reporter for eight years and earned 23 awards from the Maryland Delaware D.C. Press Association, Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists, Maryland State Teachers’ Association and CNHI. He also worked for 12 years as a marketing communications writer, earning a Print Copywriter of the Year Award from the Utah Ad Federation. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications.