Hotel at a Glance: Hospitality Suite Resort
The spacious accommodations at Hospitality Suite Resort give couples and families plenty of room. Each suite features a living room, a separate bedroom, and a kitchen. The hotel’s convenient location is just 1 mile from Evelyn Hallman Park and 4 miles from the Phoenix Zoo.
- Shoot some hoops at the onsite basketball court.
- Practice you backhand on one of the resort’s tennis courts.
- Fully equipped kitchens with stovetops, microwaves, refrigerators, coffeemakers, dishes, utensils, and other cooking supplies
- Take a dip in two heated swimming pools and one hot tub.
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 is 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. There, themed trails wind past huge cacti and other moisture-hoarding succulents, best seen in the cooler early morning or twilight hours.