My husband did extensive research on the entire Parker area, and found the Havasu Springs Resort website--he's a fussy customer, and, to him, this place looked the most appealing. He called them and booked a 2 night stay.
We were not disappointed when we arrived-- the property is well-kept and expansive. It is like it's own self-contained community, with several motels, an RV park, a fishing pier, golf course, a marina, restaurant and two bars. The staff is extremely friendly and down to earth, and everyone we met and talked to was very helpful and welcoming-- the women in the office, the restaurant staff, etc.
The resort sits on its own peninsula on Lake Havasu and there is a nice beachside area on the lake. There also seems to be an abundance of waterfowl and blue herons in the area-- a rocky outcropping was a great place to watch the sunset and see an interesting rookery of birds.
When we were there it was quiet-- I imagine the resort is packed during Spring Break season.
They allowed us to bring our 2 small dogs, and the nightly rates seemed amazingly low, though perhaps because it was still considered "off season". For only $38 a night we had a large room, with new beds, in the marina motel, above the restaurant. It was incredible, really. $38.
The restaurant is good, inexpensive, and on Friday nights there is a live singer who is quite good. She did requests from little songbooks placed on each table. The "Outer Harbor" bar, out at the edge of the marina has a gameroom full of vintage video games that we enjoyed quite a bit.
Our only complaint-- There was a little bit of "funny smell" in the area-- either it was propane off-gassing (there is a tank-filling station behind the restaurant), or sewer gasses (perhaps they need to check the plumbing in the rooms, and replace the P-traps, so sez hubby). Or, maybe it was the grease dumpsters near the parking lot, or rotting vegetation along the shore? Dunno what the smell was, but after a short while we didn't even notice it. Maybe they've since corrected this problem.
We enjoyed our stay so much that we ended up extending it by one day.
One suggestion-- it would be nice if they had a boat rental there. We had to head up the highway to rent a little fishing boat from an RV Park up the road. So, it would be nice if they rented canoes/kayaks at Havasu Springs. Thet seem to have all of the other bases covered.
Very nice folks-- highly recommended.
- Also Known As:
- Havasu Springs Hotel Parker