Downtown Area: Motel 6 (630 W. Main St., 480/969-8111, 800/466-8356, $30-40 s, $36-46 d) has a pool.
Downtown Area: Mesa Downtown Motel (22 S. Country Club Dr., 480/964-5694, $60 d) offers a pool. Quality Inn Royal-Mesa (951 W. Main St., 480/833-1231 or 800/333-5501, $60-90 d) offers a pool, sauna, hot tub, and exercise room.
East of Downtown: Days Inn East Mesa (5531 E. Main St., 480/981-8111 or 800/329-7466, $50-80 s, $60-90 d) includes a pool and hot tub. Windemere Hotel (5750 E. Main St., 480/985-3600 or 800/888-3561, $79-109 d) has a restaurant, pool, and hot tub. Super 8 (6733 E. Main St., 480/981-6181 or 800/800-8000, $59 s, $65 d) also has a pool and hot tub.
$100 and up
Downtown Area: Phoenix Marriott Mesa (200 N. Centennial Way, off Main between Center and Mesa, 480/898-8300, call for rates) has a restaurant, business center, pool, hot tub, and an exercise room.
East of Downtown: Country Inn & Suites by Carlson (6650 E. Superstition Springs Blvd., 480/641-8000 or 800/456-4000, $139 d room, $149 d suite) offers a pool, hot tub, and exercise room.
West of Downtown: Hilton Phoenix East/Mesa (1011 W. Holmes Ave. 480/833-5555 or 800/544-5866, $129-159 d room or $159-189 d suite) has a restaurant, business center, pool, hot tub, and fitness center; it's in the southwestern part of town, near the Alma School Road Exit from Superstition Freeway.
South of Downtown: Hampton Inn Mesa (1563 S. Gilbert Rd., 480/926-3600 or 800/426-7866, $109-119 d) offers a pool and hot tub. Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites (1600 S. Country Club Rd., 480/964-7000 or 800/465-4329, $119-129 d room, $139-149 d suite) features a restaurant, pool, hot tub, and fitness room.
The rustic Saguaro Lake Ranch Resort (13020 Bush Hwy., 480/984-2194, www.saguarolakeranch.com) is in a beautiful setting overlooking the Salt River below Saguaro Lake. Guests enjoy dining in the main lodge, a swimming pool, and hiking and riding trails. Staff can arrange horseback riding in winter, kayaking and tubing the Salt River in summer, and mountain biking and jeep tours year-round. Bed and breakfast rates are $95 s, $125 d Dec. 15-May 31, and $80 s, $100 d the rest of the year. The American Plan with room and three meals runs $160 s, $270 d, but isn't offered in summer.
Arizona Golf Resort (425 S. Power Rd., 480/832-3202 or 800/528-8282, www.azgolfresort.com, $129-159 d rooms, $169-189 d suites, $298-368 two-bedroom suites) features an 18-hole golf course, conference center, fitness center, large pool, hot tubs, and outdoor barbecues. The central location is north from the Superstition Freeway's Power Road exit.
Best Western Dobson Ranch Inn (1666 S. Dobson Rd., 480/831-7000 or 800/528-1356, www.dobsonranchinn.com, $125 d rooms, $140-185 d suites) offers a continental restaurant, buffet breakfast, large pool, hot tubs, and a fitness center on ten acres, centrally located just south from the Superstition Freeway's Dobson Road exit.
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