Zona Hotel & Suites makes it easy for guests to enjoy Scottsdale's more than 300 days of sunshine each year. The pueblo-style property boasts four outdoor pools ringed by hot tubs, seating areas, and palm trees. Two of the pools even have sparkling waterfalls. The hotel also offers discounts and preferred tee times at more than 50 golf courses in the area, several of which are within range of the free area shuttle.
In-room amenities include flat-screen TVs and furnished balconies; suites also have full kitchens and separate living rooms.
Order a juicy steak at Graze Desert Grille, a casual Southwestern eatery on the premises.
Cozy up by the fire at any of the hotel's outdoor fire pits or in the lobby.
Extras: This Getaway covers the $15 daily hotel fee, which includes Internet, fitness-center access, and shuttle service within a 5-mile radius.
Highlights of Scottsdale, Arizona
Nickname: “The West's Most Western Town.” 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.
Old Town Scottsdale Head to this neighborhood to see the city's Old West roots. Here, wooden boardwalks and hitching posts sit in front of a retro ice-cream parlor and rustic specialty shops.
The setting: Cacti and tumbleweeds dot the landscape, and dry shrubs and gnarled trees cover the McDowell Mountains in the distance.
Must-see attraction: The Desert Botanical Garden, where themed trails wind past huge cacti and other moisture-hoarding succulents, best seen in the cooler early morning or twilight hours.
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