The Best Western Dobson Ranch Inn and Resort is not actually a resort. The amenities are limited to a small pool area, a fitness room that consists of a couple treadmills and an elliptical (of course, when one is in AZ nature is your fitness room!), and two hot tubs. The rooms are old and in need of renovation, and the toilet and shower area are very small. However, the rooms are large and spacious, and the vanity area of the bathroom is large enough for four women to get ready at the same time!
Although we never ate dinner at the property, the breakfast buffet was more than adequate, with veggie quiche, make your own waffles, and the standard cereal, fruit and bagels . . . not bad for a free extra!
Advertised as the spring training home of the Chicago Cubs, we did meet a few players who were trying to make the team (if you're looking for Derrek Lee or Michael Barrett, you won't find them here!), and most of the guests were decked out in Cubs gear. The hotel has a shuttle to HoHoKam, and a few guests has placed notes at the front desk advertising tickets for sale.
All in all, the Best Western Dobson Ranch Inn and Resort is an affordable place to stay (especially for families), and you might meet an up-and-coming player. However, it falls short on the "resort" list and does need to work on its service--we ran out of toilet paper one day, facial tissue another day, and housekeeping did not come in until after noon--although the staff is friendly.
If you're coming for spring training, it is close enough to several ballparks, and that might be worth the stay. Otherwise, for luxury and amenities, you might want to try elsewhere.
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- Also Known As:
- Dobson Ranch Hotel Mesa
- Best Western Dobson Hotel
- Best Western Mesa
- Mesa Best Western
- Ramada Mesa Phoenix East Area Arizona