Hello! A friend and I are driving from Los Angeles to Phoenix in a few weeks. We're taking the 10 there and the 8 back, and our only sure place we know we want to stay is a hotel in Yuma. We've made reservations there, but for the other four nights we don't have any yet. The thing is, we're thinking of not making reservations as it's becoming too complicated to coordinate. We know we don't want to stay inside Phoenix because it'll be too expensive. We may reserve one night in Scottsdale, since that's our main destination. If we hit the road in the next few weeks and plan to stop at motels in Wickenburg and Florence (or surrounding areas), will we be okay in finding a place? It doesn't have to be four star or anything like that, but I would like us to be safe. I do have AAA.
My friend and I are trying to be spontaneous! And also, is there anything you can recommend we stop and see along the way? I think the desert is just beautiful, so I know the scenery will be amazing.
Thank you in advance!