Along Interstate 10, West Chandler makes an ideal base for those who want to explore Chandler, Arizona and beyond. Whether you are here for a business trip or looking for an Arizona vacation, West Chandler offers excellent access to award-winning hotels, diverse dining, regional attractions and major sports venues. If you are coming for business, be sure to extend your business trip and bring the family for a mini getaway the whole family will enjoy.
West Chandler Hotels
Whether you intend to stay in the area or visit some of the best attractions in metropolitan Phoenix, you’ll have your choice of excellent properties in West Chandler. For a good night’s sleep (on a plush Serta Posturepedic bed, mind you), book a stay at Sonesta Select Phoenix Chandler. Or get cozy at the DoubleTree by Hilton Phoenix Chandler, where you’ll receive a warm chocolate chip cookie at check-in.
Hampton Inn & Suites Phoenix Chandler-Fashion Center combines the convenience of being close to the second-largest mall in the Phoenix metropolitan area, with the comfort of full suites. Similarly, Homewood Suites by Hilton Phoenix Chandler Fashion Center is also a stone’s throw from the mall and has a complimentary social hour in the evenings. Staybridge Suites Phoenix-Chandler features all this and more, plus laundry facilities.
Other West Chandler options are available, too, but make your reservations early during the high season in the winter and especially in March, which is peak travel season.
Restaurants in West Chandler
You don’t have to leave West Chandler for a mouthwatering meal. Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar makes any night special with its dry-aged beef, fresh seafood and vegetarian options. Pair your entrée with premium wines by the glass as you dine inside or on the patio.
Looking for something different? Ocean Blue Caribbean features flavorful Jamaican dishes like jerk chicken, curry goat and saltfish, but it also serves more familiar fare like burgers. Don’t miss the craft cocktails made with fresh juices for a taste of the islands without leaving Chandler.
To experience even more exotic dishes, head to Bap and Chicken, Korean fried chicken and bibimbap, rice topped with any combination of kimchi, tofu, bok choy and similar Asian ingredients.
Access to Sports
A hotel stay in West Chandler, keeps you close to all the sports, from NHRA National races at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park to cheering on the local soccer team, at USL’s Phoenix Rising FC stadium. Both are located a few minutes south of West Chandler. Within a short drive, sports fans will find easy access to all four major professional leagues: The NFL’s Arizona Cardinals, MLB’s Arizona Diamondbacks, NBA’s Phoenix Suns and NHL’s Arizona Coyotes.
Family fun in West Chandler
West Chandler delivers, especially when it comes to family fun. At the Ice Den Chandler, lace up rented ice skates and take a spin around the rink on designated public skate days (advanced reservations required.) Or climb, bounce, jump and test your balance at Gravity Extreme Zone. Kids will have a blast at Makutu’s Island, an indoor play area with towering trees, climbing nets and dark caves. There’s even a bungee jump and a 35-foot slide.
Take advantage of Chandler’s beautiful weather while you have the chance and spend a day at Desert Breeze Park. In addition to a playground and splash pads, the park features a one-third-scale locomotive that loops around the park. After a ride in one of its open-top cars, ride a 1950s-era carousel, stroll around the lake, enjoy a picnic or a reflective moment in the Hummingbird Habitat.
Enjoy an afternoon of shopping at one of Chandler’s largest outdoor shopping malls. The Shoppes at Casa Paloma hosts local fashion and home décor boutiques, national favorites, and number of eateries in an upscale center along the western side of I-10 at Ray Road.
Fans of western art will want to pay a visit to the The Eddie Basha Collection. This corporate art gallery in Chandler, is one of the largest, privately owned collections of contemporary Western American and American Indian Art in the world. Located in south Chandler, the gallery is generally open weekdays during corporate operating hours and is a real gem, offering a great selection of masterpieces from renowned Cowboy Artists Joe Beeler, John Clymer, John Coleman, and many others. On occasion, the gallery will close for special events or changing of exhibit pieces, so please call before your arrival to verify opening hours.
Plan a visit to the breathtaking Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix. Whether you are looking for a stroller-friendly day with the family, or a place to enjoy the outdoors – the garden, located in Phoenix, is a short drive from West Chandler and home to thousands of species of cactus and flora from around the world.
Located by the garden, is another great outdoor attraction not to be missed, The Phoenix Zoo, the nation’s largest, privately owned non-profit zoo. The zoo offers fun activities year-round including animal encounters and experiences and seasonal events including their beloved ZooLights which brings millions of twinkling lights, animal lanterns and music for a memorable holiday event from November to early January.