Hotels in Scottsdale

Scottsdale Guide

Scottsdale was once a ranch town in the Sonoran Desert where farmers grew citrus and cowboys kicked up dust in the fierce, dry heat. That era earned Scottsdale the nickname of “The West's Most Western Town.” Today, though, you’d hardly recognize it—where lemon and orange groves once spread out endlessly, there are stucco mansions; where dry cotton fields were, you’ll find high-end shopping centers complete with landscaped green grass and trickling fountains. The New York Times has called downtown Scottsdale "a desert version of Miami's South Beach,” a fitting name for this stylish oasis in the Valley of the Sun.

Scottsdale 101: The Basics

  • Old Town Scottsdale: Lively bars, restaurants, lounges, and kitschy clubs fill this densely packed area. Look for the hidden entrance to Kazimierz World Wine Bar to kick back with a chilled glass of white as the locals do.
  • Shop till you drop: When it’s hot outside, head indoors for some air-conditioning and retail therapy. The upscale Biltmore Fashion Park is popular; there’s also Scottsdale Fashion Square, one of the largest malls in the country.
  • Tee off at one of the nearly 200 golf courses in the area. Some 330 days of sunshine a year and dramatic mountain scenery equates to one of the best places in the country to play—more than 40 PGA and LPGA Tour golfers call Scottsdale home for a reason.

In-Depth Scottsdale

  • Taliesin West: Architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s former winter home and school is open to the public, with guided tours of the house and grounds. It’s a very popular attraction, so buy tickets in advance online.
  • Scottsdale canals: In a city hundreds of miles from any major body of water, miles of canals designed to hold torrential rain overflow serve as a car-free place to take a walk or bike. No swimming allowed, though—not only are the banks steep, but swimming is totally illegal.
  • North Scottsdale: Take a leisurely drive through North Scottsdale, where the average home price is well above a half-million dollars. When admiring the majestic royal palm trees in the landscaped yards, take note: royal palm trees are not native to Arizona, and each one was imported and re-planted at great expense.
  • Talking Stick Resort Casino: Slot machines and blackjack, roulette, and poker tables rule at this mega-sized gaming center. The theater within hosts big-ticket music and comedy performances.

Where to Stay

  • Hotel Valley Ho: An iconic midcentury hotel steps from shopping and restaurants in downtown Scottsdale. Retro-chic rooms have oversize bathtubs and views of Camelback Mountain; there’s also a swank cocktail lounge and pool.
  • The Gainey Suites Hotel: A newly renovated hotel with an expansive outdoor lounging area, close to high-end shopping.
  • Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia is at the base of Camelback Mountain; from the pool, you can take in views of the rocks and cliffs that surround the resort.
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Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas
Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas
Scottsdale, Arizona

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Hilton Scottsdale Resort is a business friendly Scottsdale resort in the suburbs and close to Scottsdale Fashion Square, Camelback Mountain, and Scottsdale Waterfront. Additional points of interest include Salt River Fields at Talking Stick and Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.

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Valley Hotel
Valley Hotel
Scottsdale, Arizona

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With a stay at Hotel Valley Ho, you'll be centrally located in Scottsdale, convenient to Scottsdale Waterfront and Camelback Mountain. This 4-star resort is within close proximity of Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center.

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Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
Scottsdale, Arizona

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Located in Scottsdale, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is in the desert and convenient to Tournament Players Club and Scottsdale Quarter. This 5-star resort is within close proximity of Kierland Commons and Westworld of Scottsdale.

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Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center
Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center
Scottsdale, Arizona

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When you stay at The Scottsdale Resort in Scottsdale, you'll be next to a golf course and convenient to Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. This 4-star resort is within the vicinity of Scottsdale Waterfront and Camelback Mountain.

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Best Western Plus Sundial Resort
Best Western Plus Sundial Resort
Scottsdale, Arizona

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Boutique Year Built 2008 Year Remodeled 2008 Additional Property Description LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION AAA Three Diamond, The BEST WESTERN PLUS Sundial is located approximately seven miles from Sky Harbor International Airport 20 minutes via car, taxi or shuttle. Located in historic and vibrant Downtown Scottsdale. Featuring the Valleys finest shopping, dining and entertainment. Experience a relaxed, laid back tone reflecting the cool, sophisticated style of todays Downtown Scottsdale. The BEST WESTERN PLUS Sundial has a host of accommodations from the very popular Sky Suites to Zodiac Guestrooms featuring whirlpool tubs. Executive Kings with wet bars for the businessman including free Wi Fi and business services. Standard Guestrooms with two queens can be used for business, leisure or family visits. Enjoy our complimentary full breakfast featuring Starbucks coffee. There is something for everyone and activities abound in and around The BEST WESTERN PLUS Sundial. Make a splash in the pool or reflect in the shade of the constellation deck. Guests of all ages find themselves exploring Camelback Mountain, discovering Scottsdale Fashion Square, Fifth Avenue Shops, Old Town Scottsdale and the Arts and Entertainment Districts. Baseball fans appreciate being close to both the San Francisco Giants and Chicago Cubs training facilities. The BEST WESTERN PLUS Sundial offers easy access to the Desert Botanical Garden, The Phoenix Zoo, and Taliesin West. Pets are accepted with some exceptions. Book a stay at The BEST WESTERN PLUS Sundial for the urban relaxation you crave.

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Courtyard Scottsdale North
Courtyard Scottsdale North
Scottsdale, Arizona

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Located in Scottsdale, Courtyard by Marriott Scottsdale North is in the desert and convenient to Tournament Players Club and Scottsdale Quarter. This hotel is within close proximity of Kierland Commons and Westworld of Scottsdale.

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Residence Inn by Marriott
Residence Inn by Marriott
Scottsdale, Arizona

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With a stay at Residence Inn by Marriott North Scottsdale in Scottsdale, you'll be convenient to Tournament Players Club and Scottsdale Quarter. This hotel is within close proximity of Kierland Commons and Westworld of Scottsdale.

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W Scottsdale
W Scottsdale
Scottsdale, Arizona

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Relaxing at a spa doesn't always have to be a noiseless, clinical affair. It can also be fun. This fact is key at every bliss Spa, and it's immediately palpable upon walking into bliss Scottsdale's hideaway on the ground floor of the W Hotel. Fluffy clouds seem to float along the walls of the lobby, where guests can tap their toes to R&B melodies as they dig in to the spa's legendary brownie bar.

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Courtyard Salt River Marriott
Courtyard Salt River Marriott
Scottsdale, Arizona

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With a stay at Courtyard Scottsdale Salt River in Scottsdale, you'll be close to Scottsdale Waterfront and Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. This eco-friendly hotel is within close proximity of Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and Scottsdale Fashion Square.

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Days Inn and Suites Scottsdale North
Days Inn and Suites Scottsdale North
Scottsdale, Arizona

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The Pima Inn & Suites is located directly across from Salt River Fields, the spring training camp of the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks.

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The Westin Kierland Resort and Spa
The Westin Kierland Resort and Spa
Scottsdale, Arizona

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Taking its name from the Spanish word for <em>desire</em>, deseo presents a modern, upscale interpretation of New World cooking. The menu combines traditional Latin and South American flavors with contemporary sensibilities, leading to creations such as lobster ceviche with chives and garlic chips, beef tenderloin with a horseradish-tinged chimichurri sauce, and feta-stuffed empanadas with a butternut and apple coulis. deseo accompanies these meals with South American wines from a list that earned an <a href="http://gr.pn/1mT7HGd">Award of Excellence</a> from <em>Wine Spectator</em>.

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Scottsdale Thunderbird Suites
Scottsdale Thunderbird Suites
Scottsdale, Arizona

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The city of Scottsdale is situated slightly northwest of Phoenix in the Sonoran Desert. Though it was once a vast tract of ranch land lined with citrus farms and cowboy settlements, Scottsdale today is a lush desert oasis studded with glittering outdoor fountains, a vast manmade lake, emerald-green golf courses, and an active nightlife scene. Many of the city's neighborhoods are flooded with construction workers, putting the finishing touches on red-tile-roofed mansions.For many vacationers, "sightseeing" in Scottsdale translates to "window-shopping." A few steps from the hotel, you can wander past palm trees to find designer stores such as Cartier and Anthropologie. A few minutes away is the charmingly quaint Old Town Scottsdale, its winding streets dotted with art galleries, a mammoth used bookstore, and public sculptures on nearly every corner. Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

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The Buttes, a Marriott Resort
The Buttes, a Marriott Resort
Tempe, Arizona

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With a stay at Phoenix Marriott Tempe at The Buttes in Tempe, you'll be near the airport and minutes from Diablo Stadium and close to Grady Gammage Memorial Auditorium. This spa resort is within close proximity of Grady Gammage Memorial Auditorium and Arizona State University.

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Sheraton Phoenix Airport Hotel Tempe
Sheraton Phoenix Airport Hotel Tempe
Tempe, Arizona

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Fire & Spice Grill features a full menu of regionally inspired cuisine, adding modern twists to traditional Native American artisan recipes, peppered with the robust flavors of Spain and Mexico. Countdown to the entree launch with a round of small plates to share, such as the Don Julio ravioli (tri-colored ravioli stuffed with queso fresco in a garlic white-wine cream sauce, $10) or the gambas al fuego (seared tiger prawns tossed with habanero butter and spicy southwest herbs, $11). For dinner, sink your teeth into an AZ spicy chicken sandwich (pan-seared chicken breast in a spicy red-chili sauce and sautéed celery, $10) or the Baron's burger with your choice of cheese ($11), or you can apply your chompers more cautiously to a succulent rack of Valley of the Sun Ribs (ancho-rubbed, hickory-barbecue-smothered ribs, slow roasted and finished on the grill, $24). Avoid accidentally poking your eye out with a piece of meat by poking your eye out with one of multiple vegetarian options such as the portobello enchiladas (zucchini, yellow squash, mushrooms, green onion, and poblano peppers, topped with asadero cheese and ancho sauce, $17).

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Embassy Suites Hotel - Hotels
Embassy Suites Hotel - Hotels
Tempe, Arizona

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Tempe is largely defined by the expansive campus of Arizona State University—one of the largest universities in the nation in terms of enrollment. ASU students infuse the town with a youthful energy, and this is especially evident in the Mill Avenue District, which runs along the campus’ western edge. It’s lined with restaurants, bars, and buildings that date back to the town’s founding in the late 19th century, and the area is easy to walk through. Bordering Mill Avenue you can also find the ASU Art Museum, home to a nationally renowned collection of contemporary art.Across the canal just north of the ASU campus is Papago Park, a hilly preserve laced with walking trails and red rock formations that are typically found throughout the Sonoran Desert landscape and the front lawns of billionaire cowboys. Here you can find the lush Desert Botanical Garden, where docents lead daily tours of the 145 arid acres.Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

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Hilton Phoenix East/Mesa
Hilton Phoenix East/Mesa
Mesa, Arizona

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When you stay at Hilton Phoenix/Mesa in Mesa, you'll be near the airport and convenient to Golfland Sunsplash and Golfland SunSplash. This hotel is within close proximity of Mesa Arts Center and Arizona Museum of Natural History.

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Dobson Ranch Inn & Suites
Dobson Ranch Inn & Suites
Mesa, Arizona

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Located in Mesa, Dobson Ranch Inn and Suites is in the suburbs and close to Golfland Sunsplash and Golfland SunSplash. This hotel is within the vicinity of Mesa Arts Center and Arizona Museum of Natural History.

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Arizona Golf Resort PRO Shop
Arizona Golf Resort PRO Shop
Mesa, Arizona

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Arizona Golf Resort offers the total package?an elegant hotel, a mountainside golf course with a 70.8 rating?set among the beauty of carefully manicured eucalyptus and cottonwood trees. The par 71 golf course?characterized by sapphire water hazards, rust-red bunkers, and impossibly green fairways?presents a difficult but not infuriating challenge. Golfer can enlist the help of a team of PGA Professionals and instructors to improve their game on the sun-drenched links. For folks on golfing pilgrimages, the resort is perfectly situated with multiple courses located less than 30 minutes away. Add in the two first-class restaurants on site, and you've got one of the best getaways for golfers and their families.

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Hyatt Place Phoenix/Mesa
Hyatt Place Phoenix/Mesa
Mesa, Arizona

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The succinct yet diverse menu at the Hyatt Place's all day eatery touts a lineup of breakfast, soups, salads, pizzas, sandwiches, and other traditional American cuisine. Fire up stomach engines with a selection of appetizers, including the melty-chicken quesadilla ($8) or write love notes on a napkin in creamy hot spinach-and-artichoke dip ($5). Pizza cravings are personalized with 8-inch versions strewn with pepperoni ($8.50) and the Broadway basil-tomato-bisque soup ($4.50) inspires diners to make jazz hands after they finish their meals.

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Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel
Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel
Phoenix, Arizona

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With a stay at Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel, you'll be centrally located in Phoenix, steps from Arizona Center and Herberger Theater Center. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Phoenix Convention Center and Venues and Saint Mary's Basilica.

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Doubletree Guest Suites Phoenix Airport
Doubletree Guest Suites Phoenix Airport
Phoenix, Arizona

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When you stay at DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Phoenix in Phoenix, you'll be in the business district and close to Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park and Phoenix Zoo. This hotel is within close proximity of Celebrity Theater and Phoenix Municipal Stadium.

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InnPlace Hotel Phoenix
InnPlace Hotel Phoenix
Phoenix, Arizona

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With a stay at InnPlace Hotel Phoenix North in Phoenix (North Mountain), you'll be close to Castle N' Coasters and Cave Creek Golf Course. This hotel is within the vicinity of Arizona State University-West Campus and North Mountain Park.

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Embassy Suites Phoenix Airport at 24th Street
Embassy Suites Phoenix Airport at 24th Street
Phoenix, Arizona

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Centrally located in Phoenix, Embassy Suites Phoenix - Airport at 24th Street is convenient to Town and Country Shopping Center and Biltmore Fashion Park. This hotel is within close proximity of Celebrity Theater and Heard Museum.

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Hotel Palomar
Hotel Palomar
Phoenix, Arizona

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With a stay at Palomar Phoenix CityScape, a Kimpton Hotel in Phoenix (Downtown Phoenix), you'll be minutes from US Airways Center and Chase Field. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Phoenix Symphony Hall and Orpheum Theater.

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Phoenix Airport Marriott
Phoenix Airport Marriott
Phoenix, Arizona

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With a stay at Marriott Phoenix Airport in Phoenix (Camelback East), you'll be close to El Zaribah Shriners Auditorium and Phoenix Zoo. This hotel is within close proximity of Celebrity Theater and Phoenix Municipal Stadium.

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Courtyard Phoenix North
Courtyard Phoenix North
Phoenix, Arizona

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With a stay at Courtyard Phoenix North by Marriott in Phoenix (North Mountain), you'll be minutes from Castle N' Coasters and close to North Mountain Park. This eco-friendly hotel is within the vicinity of Cave Creek Golf Course and Arizona State University-West Campus.

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Hilton Suites Phoenix
Hilton Suites Phoenix
Phoenix, Arizona

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With a stay at Hilton Phoenix Suites in Phoenix (Encanto), you'll be close to Heard Museum and US Airways Center. This hotel is within close proximity of Sunnyslope Mountain and Encanto Park.

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Hilton Phoenix Airport
Hilton Phoenix Airport
Phoenix, Arizona

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When you stay at Hilton Phoenix Airport in Phoenix, you'll be near the airport and close to Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park and Grady Gammage Memorial Auditorium. This hotel is within close proximity of Hall of Flame and Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting.

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The Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix
The Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix
Phoenix, Arizona

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With a stay at The Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix in Phoenix (Camelback East), you'll be minutes from Biltmore Fashion Park and close to Town and Country Shopping Center. This 4.5-star hotel is within close proximity of Arizona Biltmore Country Club and Wrigley Mansion.

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Hotel San Carlos
Hotel San Carlos
Phoenix, Arizona

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Hotel San Carlos - Downtown Convention Center is in the heart of Phoenix, walking distance from Orpheum Theater and Patriots Square Park. This historic hotel is within close proximity of Herberger Theater Center and Phoenix Symphony Hall.

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