It’s not in the center of things, but it is just a block off Ariz. 51, which puts you on the Camelback Corridor in 3 minutes and downtown in 10. The Dreamy Draw Recreation Area, Piestewa Peak, and the Phoenix Mountain preserves are all basically next door, too. Rooms are modern, attractively furnished, and have plush, pillowtop beds—and I give this hotel props, too, for taking out the “Biltmore” it used to have in its name. (It’s a long way from the Biltmore.) With its breakfast buffet, evening snacks, and large rooms, this is a fairly economical place to stay with the kids.