Peace and quiet
I only have a few things that I require of accommodation: a good night's sleep, a clean room, and a shower with good water pressure that does not turn cold before I'm done. Bill and Lynn's lovely room fulfilled all 3 criteria beautifully. Additionally, they were enjoyable to talk with and very accommodating with extra requests. The only downside was the time to get anywhere but that is a function of how spread out Phoenix is. I don't think it would matter where one stays; if you are in the center of town then all the hiking trails are far away. Luckily traffic moves along quickly and the roads are excellent so driving is stress free.
Luxurious Arizona Suite with mountain views