Hotel at a Glance: Howard Johnson Old Town Scottsdale
This hotel is a short walk from the restaurants, art galleries, and Old West boardwalks and hitching posts of Old Town Scottsdale. The lobby has a bit of an old-timey feel itself, with exposed brick walls and a wood-burning fireplace. Guest rooms, on the other hand, are modern, with granite bathrooms and contemporary artwork.
Free continental breakfast includes a variety of cereals, baked goods, juices, and coffee.
In-room amenities: 37-inch HDTV, microwave, mini refrigerator, and free WiFi
Go swimming in the heated outdoor pool and hot tub.
Native flora: The hotel’s grounds feature scrubby desert plants.
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.
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What You Get
Stay for two in a king room or two-double room
Up to two kids 17 or younger stay free in the two-double room
Dates into December
Policies and Fees
* Reservations: Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased.
* Cancellation policy: 48-hour cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is nonrefundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable
* Rates may vary by date and are subject to availability.
No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate; no refunds, rescheduling, or rebooking allowed. Read the Fine Print for important info on offer details and other restrictions.