Hotel at a Glance: Hampton Inn Phoenix Midtown - Downtown Area
Set in the city's center, the Hampton Inn Phoenix Midtown - Downtown Area is a comfortable place to stay while exploring the area's attractions. This spacious hotel features amenities tired travelers look for, from breakfast to free warm cookies upon arrival. It's two blocks from a light-rail stop, so you'll be able to hop on and be in downtown Phoenix in minutes.
- Complimentary hot breakfast includes waffles, pastries, eggs, meat, and cereal.
- Splash in to the outdoor pool or relax in the whirlpool.
- Work up a sweat in the onsite fitness center.
- Updated guest rooms feature mini fridges, microwaves, and free WiFi.
Phoenix, Arizona: Bustling Metropolis and Native American Culture Surrounded by Desert
Phoenix enjoys about 300 days of sunshine a year, which has helped it to balloon into the sixth-largest city by population in the United States. It's also 1 of only 12 US cities with at least four major sports teams: the Arizona Cardinals (NFL), the Phoenix Suns (NBA), the Arizona Diamondbacks (MLB), and the Phoenix Coyotes (NHL).
Though the topography of the Phoenix area is all desert, it's by no means desolate. Camelback Mountain is a designated city park area with scenic trails that wind past boulders and red-sandstone formations; climb to the very top for a view of the entire city. Or hit the themed trails at the Desert Botanical Garden filled with southwestern flora such as huge sonoran cacti and other moisture-hoarding succulents. Either way, plan hikes in the early morning or twilight hours to catch the most stunning sunlit views and stay cool.
For an in-depth look at the cultures of Arizona’s indigenous population, browse the 12 exhibition galleries and sculpture garden at the Heard Museum. The collection’s nearly 40,000 pieces of art range from 500 Hopi katsina dolls to a full-size Pueblo oven. In nearby Scottsdale, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West was the renowned prairie-style architect’s winter home as well as a campus for his architecture school.