Hotels Near the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona

by Laura Barten
From Arizona Cardinals' fans to Fiesta Bowl ticket holders, Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, attracts its share of football fans.

From Arizona Cardinals' fans to Fiesta Bowl ticket holders, Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, attracts its share of football fans.

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Thanks to Phoenix Stadium -- home to the NFL's Arizona Cardinals and site of the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl -- Glendale, Arizona, is a popular destination. The stadium is a draw in and of itself. It boasts one of the nation's only retractable roofs. A multipurpose facility, Phoenix Stadium also hosts a variety of entertainment events that draw locals and tourists alike. With so much action, area hotels are in high demand, so be sure to make reservations early.

Renaissance Glendale Hotel & Spa

The Renaissance Glendale Hotel & Spa is ideally suited to luxury-lovers looking for a property within walking distance of Phoenix Stadium. One of the area's only AAA Four Diamond properties, the Renaissance offers an on-site, full-service spa with outdoor treatment rooms, a fitness center with an indoor lap pool, a well-maintained outdoor pool area, and an on-site lounge with outdoor seating surrounded by tasteful fire and water features. Football packages are often available. Check with the hotel for details.

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Phoenix-Glendale Sports & Entertainment Complex

Football fans who appreciate the extra space suite accommodations provide can stay in comfort and walk to the game from the SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Glendale. Located across from the Westgate City Center shopping mall and near the Districts at Aznjero shopping and dining development, entertainment is plentiful. Other perks include complimentary parking, free wireless access, a heated outdoor pool and free buffet breakfast daily. An affordable shuttle to and from Phoenix Stadium games is often available. Check with the hotel directly for schedule and pricing.

Residence Inn by Marriott Phoenix-Glendale

If leaving Fido or Boots behind seems unthinkable, consider Glendale's Residence Inn by Marriott. A pet-friendly property, the Residence Inn allows small dogs and cats for an additional, non-refundable sanitation fee of $100, as of 2010. The property also caters to its human friends with an evening reception complete with beer and wine and free buffet breakfasts. Built with long stays in mind, Residence Inn suites feature full kitchens and other home-like touches. Check with the hotel directly for current room and pet sanitation rates.

Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Phoenix-Glendale

With good-sized rooms and a heated outdoor pool and whirlpool, the Holiday Inn Express in Glendale is another option for travelers who want to be near Phoenix Stadium. The property is within walking distance of the stadium and other local attractions, including the Westgate City Center shopping area. A hot "Smart Start" breakfast is offered daily, and a well-appointed business center is located on-site. Free wireless access is provided.

About the Author

Since 1990, Laura Barten has been writing about health care, marketing, finance, work life, travel and the arts for industry-leading companies, nonprofits, newspapers and websites, including USAToday.com and Chron.com. As president of a marketing consulting firm, she's developed business/marketing plans, books, magazines, press kits and more. Barten holds a BA in journalism and an MBA in marketing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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