Going on a vacation means going to a city in a different state or country with fantastic amenities you don’t get at home. And while exploring a town in a different state or country can be an amazing experience for the whole family, you can also vacation in your own hometown and explore the activities in the neighborhoods you know and love. Plus, the novelty of staying in a hotel for a few nights still gives that sense of newness and adventure that makes vacationing away from home so fun.
Here are the top five hotels and vacation rentals in the Goodyear area that are perfect for family staycations, plus the amenities they offer and the family-friendly activities that are nearby.
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If you’re looking for a private rental for your family staycation, consider the Sunland Villa, an enormous vacation rental home packed with luxury amenities and close to must-visit local destinations. This house has four bedrooms, so it sleeps up to eight people comfortably, three bathrooms, a private pool with hot tub, and cozy outdoor living spaces with furniture, barbecue, and beautiful landscaping. You’ll also find a billiard table and a fully stocked entertainment system complete with TV, DVD player, and video game consoles as well as a small library of children’s books for all ages.
In addition to enjoying the amenities at the house itself, you can also take advantage of the neighborhood water park and tennis courts. Venture off the property to the many Goodyear destinations and activities that are within a short drive away. Goodyear Ballpark is less than a 15-minute drive from Sunland Villa, so you can watch the Cleveland Guardians (formerly known as the Indians) and the Cincinnati Reds during the off-season. There are multiple golf courses nearby, parks for hiking, biking, rock climbing, and horse riding, as well as many shopping centers and a mall.
Residence Inn Phoenix West/Avondale
This hotel features an outdoor swimming pool, an on-site fitness center so you can get in your regular workout, multiple room options to fit your family, and free Wi-Fi in all public areas and in the guest rooms. The Residence Inn Phoenix West/Avondale is known for providing clean and comfortable guest rooms and a delicious breakfast buffet.
You can enjoy a baseball game all year round since Camelback Ranch (spring training hub for the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Chicago White Sox) is less than 4 miles away and both Goodyear Ballpark and State Farm Stadium (home of the Arizona Cardinals) are just over 5 miles away. If your family loves NASCAR, you can catch a thrilling race live at Phoenix International Raceway that’s within a short drive from the hotel.
And if you’d like to spend your staycation out in nature, head to Skyline Regional Park in nearby Glendale. Here you can enjoy the 8,700-acre preserve in the White Tank Mountains by hiking or mountain biking the trails or going on a guided nature walk to learn about local wildlife.
Red Lion Inn & Suites Goodyear-Phoenix
Another fantastic staycation destination is the Red Lion Inn & Suites in Goodyear, which offers standard guest rooms, suites, and connected rooms for larger families. Families planning to spend their time at the hotel sleeping would do well with king or queen rooms. But you can also book a suite with a king bed, a kitchenette, and a small living room with a sofa bed for families who want to feel a bit more at home during their stay. You can also ask for a crib or infant bed for the littlest in your family.
Grab a complimentary breakfast with coffee and tea, read a free newspaper, enjoy the outdoor pool, or soak in the hot tub during your relaxing stay, too.
Red Lion Inn & Suites is so close to the best family-friendly activities Goodyear has to offer. It’s only a 15-minute drive to Corral West Horse Adventures, which has horseback riding through mountainous and desert landscapes, dinner by the campfire cowboy-style, and old-timey wagon rides. In addition, you also have access to this destination’s surrounding area, Estrella Mountain Regional Park, where you can scout for wildlife, mountain bike, go on a fitness hike, and view desert creatures at the on-site nature center.
My Place Hotel in Avondale
My Place Hotel in nearby Avondale is super kid-friendly, with children’s channels and family-friendly media available on room TVs and no extra occupancy fees for kids staying. Plus, this hotel offers a wide variety of room options for short and long staycations. Book a standard room with just beds and basic amenities, or consider an extended-stay room to get a kitchenette to cook a meal or two with the family.
This hotel is just a short drive from some of Goodyear’s best family-friendly activities. Spend the day at the Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park, where you’ll find the state’s largest population of exotic and endangered animals, a petting zoo, and a few thrill rides (head to the log flume to beat the Arizona heat!). In nearby Glendale, you can head to Sahuaro Ranch Park, which is less than 20 minutes away from My Place Hotel. This park features multiple playgrounds, fields for softball and soccer, a stunning garden and orchard, live peacocks, and historic buildings.
Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix/Avondale
At the Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix/Avondale, you can book a family room or suite to fit everyone (including the dog!), enjoy the outdoor pool and hot tub, eat breakfast at the buffet, order room service, and have fun with the children’s activities on-site.
Not only is this hotel within 20 to 30 minutes of other destinations and activities mentioned above, it’s also very close to Enchanted Island amusement park in Phoenix. This family fun park has a wide variety of rides for younger children of all ages. Kids 48 inches and shorter can enjoy the C.P. Huntington train that tours the island, the carousel, Bumper Boats, and much more. Kids who are 48 inches and taller can go on rides like the super-spinning Rock-n-Roll, the high-flying Red Barron plane ride, and others. Parents will love riding all of these with their kids and climbing the on-site rock wall, too.So there you have it, the best places to stay and activities to do with your family in and around Goodyear during a staycation. Have we missed any of your favorite staycation destinations? Contact Crème de la Crème of Goodyear to let us know, and we’ll be sure to add it to our list!