Known as “the West’s most Western town,” Scottsdale, Arizona offers a unique mix of a traditional Western and modern attributes. The serene combination of the valley backed by the contrast of the desert makes Scottsdale stand out from other cities in Arizona. Today, Scottsdale is an oasis for many of the rich who use Scottsdale as a place to unwind and relax. This is reflected in the city’s hotels, many of which are vast resorts that are almost little cities in themselves. If Scottsdale is on your travel list, here’s your guide to the best hotels to stay at.
Although a relatively new hotel, The W Scottsdale has already made its mark on the Scottsdale vacation list with its modern and trendy decor. The rooftop pool is a huge attraction, even to Scottsdale locals, and is at its prime at night. The lobby of the hotel features an excellent sushi bar. In addition to sushi, W Scottsdale offers several other dining options in the area and is situated near the nightlife of the city, with many of the city’s night clubs lining the side of the hotel.
One of the most well-known hotels in Phoenix, The Phoenician was one of the first resorts to grace the Scottsdale area. The location of The Phoenician allows guests access to anything in the area, including the favorite Camelback hiking trails. There is a vast art collection onsite as well as a massive golf course for guests to use. In addition, there is a huge pool and full spa available. Best of all, The Phoenician has one of the best restaurants in the area, great for every meal of the day. Scottsdale is very near, but The Phoenician provides everything necessary to make it the ultimate destination to relax.
Village Grove Bed and Breakfast is one of the best bed and breakfasts in the area. The owner, Deirdre, lives onsite and treats guests as if they were staying in her own home. Village Grove is located in a quiet neighborhood off of Old Town Scottsdale that is secluded from the main area of Scottsdale, but close enough that downtown can be reached by foot. There are two bedrooms provided, both fitted with king beds and full bathrooms. A private pool and deck are available for guests as well. Of course, the much anticipated breakfast is never disappointing. The food is exceptional and provides enough fuel to battle the hot sun and explore Scottsdale to its full extent.
The Saguaro is located in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale. Though the amenities are slightly outdated, the decor and style of the hotel are bright, warm, and welcoming. The rooms are spacious and the hotel has everything that could be needed including a pool and fully equipped spa. Best of all, it is next door to all of the best restaurants and activities Scottsdale has to offer. Perhaps, above everything else, what is truly exceptional about the Saguaro is the staff. Despite being a large commercial hotel, the staff work tirelessly to help guests feel as though they are staying in a home rather than a hotel. The location and the staff make the Saguaro one of the best options for accommodation whilst staying in Scottsdale.
Somewhere in between a bed & breakfast and a luxury hotel, The Bespoke Inn, Cafe & Bicycles offers the best of both worlds. Small, but welcoming and cozy, Bespoke Inn is an arm’s reach away from all of Scottsdale’s main attractions right in the middle of the art district. With an award-winning chef, the food at the Bespoke Inn echoes Mediterranean cuisine. What’s notable about the boutique hotel is the complimentary collection of British Pashley bicycles, which are part of a larger assortment of artisan bikes available for rental from the Bespoke Cycle shop. Visitors can explore Scottsdale in a unique way and come back to a home away from home.
Located away from the the main Scottsdale attractions, the Talking Stick Resort is so ample in amenities and activities that it’s almost easy to forget there’s an entire city to see and explore. Talking Stick comes with a Las-Vegas-style casino which provides adults a great chance to unwind and have some fun. There are also two golf courses onsite for all of the golf enthusiasts, not to mention, the standard pool and spa that is available for all guests to take advantage of. The rooms are large and beautiful, decorated minimally in a relatively contemporary manner. Though the casino implies an older age group, there are also plenty for families to experience whilst staying at the Talking Stick. The food within the hotel is superbly prepared, but restaurants and the rest of downtown Scottsdale are minutes away and easily accessible if wanted.
WorldMark Scottsdale is a resort attached to a sports club. This is the best possible arrangement for people who are into sports as the club has tennis courts, pools, workout rooms with every imaginable fitness classes and sessions offered for purchase. The fitness club is surrounded by many hiking trails to appease the nature lovers and fitness enthusiasts.
Build in the 1960s, the Smoke Tree Resort has been recently remodeled. There is a nice pool surrounded by quiet clean bungalows and rooms. Smoke Tree has a large staff all of whom are attentive and considerate to every single guest’s needs. Best of all, Smoke Tree manages to maintain a quiet atmosphere while being a quick walk from the shops and restaurants nearby.