Hotel at a Glance: Embassy Suites Phoenix - Scottsdale
At the Embassy Suites Phoenix - Scottsdale, every guest unit is a suite, and every suite has a balcony looking out on the Camelback Mountains or Stonecreek Golf Club. The heart of Scottsdale is just a 20-minute drive away.
- Start the day right with a complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast.
- Evening reception: Socialize with other guests over free drinks and snacks.
- Take a dip in the large outdoor pool.
- Tatum's Restaurant: American cuisine and cocktails served amid views of the fairway
- Break a sweat in the onsite fitness center.
Scottsdale, Arizona: Stucco Mansions amid Rocky Desert Landscape
Located just northeast of Phoenix in the Sonoran Desert, Scottsdale once served as ranch land where farmers grew oranges and lemons and cowboys kicked up dust in the fierce, dry heat. That era earned Scottsdale the nickname of “The West's Most Western Town.” Today, it's an affluent city landscaped with lush green grass and lined with stucco mansions. For a glimpse of the city's Old West roots, head to Old Town Scottsdale, where wooden boardwalks and hitching posts sit in front of a retro ice-cream parlor and rustic specialty shops.
Upon arriving in Scottsdale, you know you're in the desert—cacti and tumbleweeds dot the landscape, and dry shrubs and gnarled trees cover the McDowell Mountains in the distance. To get a closer look at southwestern flora, head to the Desert Botanical Garden. Themed trails wind past huge cacti and other moisture-hoarding succulents, best seen in the cooler early morning or twilight hours.