Desert Diamond Arena, formerly Gila River Arena, is in a Glendale entertainment complex north west of Phoenix. Stopping off in Glendale? Well, there’s plenty to see and do in “Arizona’s Antique Capital”! An area with a diverse history, and many cultural and heritage attractions within the city, you’ll never be bored in Glendale: from the Challenger Space Center to the Desert Botanical Garden, there’s no end of exciting places to explore!

Not to mention Historic Downtown Glendale, which has been named by USA Today & Sunset Magazine as one of the country’s ten best places for shopping.

Hotels Nearby

You’ll be going to the Westgate Entertainment District, where these are the closest hotels to the Arena.

Renaissance Hotel & Spa, Glendale

This highly rated, upscale 4-star hotel is just 0.1 miles from Desert Diamond Arena.
It offers a full-service spa, along with an indoor lap pool, a heated outdoor swimming pool and 24-hour exercise room. The 320 non-smoking rooms are on 11 floors, with two restaurants, a lounge and room service. The hotel is wheelchair accessible and pet-friendly, but you’ll pay extra for parking and breakfast. Current rates start at $114.

Tru by Hilton Hotel, Glendale

At 0.2 miles from Desert Diamond Arena is this well regarded, accessible 2-star hotel, offering 114 smoke-free rooms on 4 floors. It has an exercise room and year-round outdoor swimming pool, but doesn’t allow pets. On the upside, you’ll get free parking, WiFi and a hot breakfast buffet. Current rates start at $120.

Home2 Suites by Hilton, Westgate, Glendale

Just over 0.2 miles from Desert Diamond Arena, this 3-star, accessible extended-stay hotel is very highly rated. It offers 127 one-bedroom and studio suites on 4 smoke-free floors, with free breakfast, WiFi and parking. You’ll have a year-round outdoor swimming pool and 24-hour exercise room, and you can bring your pets.
Current rates are from $161.

Hampton Inn & Suites, Phoenix-Glendale

Just off the 101 Loop, 0.4 miles from Desert Diamond Arena, is this very highly regarded, accessible 3-star hotel in Westgate City Center. It offers 149 smoke-free rooms on 4 floors, with an exercise room and all-year outdoor swimming pool. You’ll get a free hot breakfast buffet, free parking and WiFi, but no pets are allowed. Current rates start at $121.

Restaurants near Desert Diamond Arena

You’ll find lots of appetizing food at the Desert Diamond Arena, and good eateries around the Westgate Entertainment District. There’s a wide range of choices in the mall area, from pizza, burgers, ribs and wings to microbreweries and pub grub. Also available there is Korean barbecue, Cajun-Creole seafood, a Greek cafe, Mexican, and Japanese food with sushi.

Just off of W. Entertainment Blvd., Ray’s Bar Soleil Restaurant is a busy American restaurant in the lobby of the Renaissance Hotel. You can sit in or out, have drinks from the bar and a selection of sandwiches, wraps and salads. Breakfast here is recommended by visitors.

Local Attractions near Desert Diamond Arena

The Westgate Entertainment District provides a host of indoor and outdoor attractions. You can visit the Desert Diamond Casino, the Tanger Outlet mall or Dave & Buster’s.

You might want to catch an Arizona Cardinals game at the nearby State Farm Stadium, or go down to the New River trailhead for a hike.

You could also take a scenic day trip to the Grand Canyon, or visit one of the many golf courses.