Written & Edited by Nadine C & Rhonda Gilreath
Nestled in beautiful Mesa, AZ, just outside of Phoenix (about 30 miles away from downtown Phoenix), you’ll find a cozy villa-styled hotel that feels like home. Westgate Painted Mountain Golf Resort is centered in the magnificent Sonoran Desert; needless to say, the views are spectacular. The overall feel is down home comfort meets luxury. Westgate Painted Mountain is a wonderful resort that offers open spaces and exceptional amenities.
The people behind the design of the villas made brilliant choices with the spaces. Everything you’d expect from a standard hotel room is here plus more.
The cozy studio room is 300 sq. ft. with one king size bed and cable TV. It features a kitchenette equipped with a microwave, mini refrigerator, coffee maker, toaster and a table and chair to dine at. All the comforts of home will keep you feeling snug. There’s AC/heating and a ceiling fan, phone, and alarm clock. The bathroom comes equipped with a double sink, makeup mirror, and blow dryer. That’s not all, it has a jetted bathtub (that make you feel like you’re at a spa). The iron and ironing board are kept In the closet. The closet has enough space to place your luggage and hang your clothes. If you don’t want to stay indoors you can lounge right outside your door in the furnished patio. The studio room is perfect for one or two guests.
The one bedroom villa offers 750 sq. ft. of space, which is great for up to four guests. This room has all the offerings available in the studio villa but more. It comes with a king size bed and a queen size sleeper sofa (which doubles as a bed by night and a sofa by day) in the living area. The living area has a coffee table and television, too. There’s an extra television in the bedroom. The fully functional kitchen is equipped with eating utensils, dishes, pots and pans, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, full size stove and refrigerator. There’s a dining table, as well. The bathroom has a jetted tub and a shower, along with a double sink, blow dryer, etc. The one bedroom villa features a balcony or patio.
The two bedroom villa is 1,050 sq. ft. The two bedrooms have two king size beds and their own televisions. There is an additional queen size bed with the sofa, in the living area, plus a coffee table, comfy chair and TV. The full size kitchen includes everything that the one bedroom villa has to offer. In addition, the kitchen has a dining area with a table and chairs. There are two bathrooms, each with a jetted tub, double sink, shower and blow dryer, etc. The two bedroom villa is perfect for six guests.
An added perk: a washer/dryer is in the one bedroom and the two bedroom villas.
The Westgate Painted Mountain Resort offers many amenities. The outdoor pool has a rock cascade waterfall feature decorated with beautiful green plants and flowers. The pool is heated during the colder months. There are plenty of patio tables and chairs available for lounging around poolside. The pool area is fenced off for safety, however this doesn’t take away from the surrounding view.
Barbeque grills are available for guests to enjoy in the picnic area. A full size basketball court, shuffleboard court, and sandy volleyball court are on the property for added fun. In addition, there’s a playground and horseshoe area. There are two hot tubs, as well. The world-famous John Jacob’s Golf School is adjacent to the country club and offers an 18-hole course.
The clubhouse houses the front desk, a waiting area, a foosball table and more. The 24 hour fitness center is on the 1st floor of the lobby building and has all the equipmentyou’d find at any major health club, such as treadmills, cycles, steppers and weights.
Westgate Painted Mountain Country Club offers spa services, such as massages, and a full laundry room for guests. The resort offers other amenities, including high-speed WiFi, a steam room and an activity schedule that offers fun and exciting activities for the family.
24 hour security is provided on the property. For your convenience, trash cans are placed at the ends of each building so that you can take out your trash when the in-room trash bags are full. Make sure you find out your check-in/out times and arrange for any late check-outs in advance, as it is based on availability and a fee does apply. The friendly staff at the front desk will go over any reminders with you to make sure your stay is smooth.
There isn’t any room service but no worries, you can enjoy fine dining, entertainment and golf (on an 18 hole golf course) within walking distance. Painted Mountain Golf Resort Restaurant, home of the Grandview Steak House, is very close to the villas. The restaurant/lounge/patio is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu features American cuisine, such as steaks, burgers, chicken, seafood and pastas and, also, serves beer, wine and specialty cocktails. The prices range from about twenty to forty dollars, on average. Depending on when you visit, you can catch special Steak & Golf deals for Westgate guests. There are seasonal events including Karaoke nights – the restaurant was voted the Best Karaoke Bar in the East Valley by The Phoenix New Times – a weekly Arizona newspaper.
I’m very particular when it comes to hotels, mainly in the area of cleanliness, and I was very satisfied with Westgate Painted Mountains Golf Resort! I didn’t get a chance to enjoy steak and golf because I arrived at the restaurant when it was already dark outside but this gives me an excuse to visit again. When I walked into the restaurant, there was an older crowd enjoying karaoke and having a blast! Good times had by all!
When considering visiting Arizona’s well known vacation spots like Phoenix, Sedona, and Scottsdale; don’t overlook Mesa. Mesa, Arizona has its own airport, the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, and plenty of restaurants, shopping, and recreation. Broaden your horizons in the “Valley of the Sun”.