Radisson Fort McDowell Resort - Scottsdale, AZ

One-Night Stay at Radisson Fort McDowell Resort in Scottsdale, AZ

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AAA Four-Diamond Resort Outside of Downtown Scottsdale

About a dozen miles northeast of downtown Scottsdale, private homes gradually diminish from the landscape and are replaced by thousands of saguaro cacti that from above look like knobby outstretched fingers. It’s in this secluded area that you’ll find Radisson Fort McDowell Resort—a sprawling modern-day oasis set against the backdrop of one of North America's largest deserts.

From the fifth-floor king rooms, you can get a view of the McDowell Mountains and the resort's two outdoor pools, one of which is fed by four stone fountains. Stop by a pool and feel free to kick back in a lounge chair; if you want to get pampered, there’s the Amethyst Spa & Health Club, which offers stone massages and hydrating facials.

Next door to the hotel building is the 24-hour Fort McDowell Casino, where hundreds of slot machines mix with poker tables, keno, and bingo. Here, five eateries serve everything from burgers and shakes to traditional sushi. For a more upscale dining experience, there’s the Ahnala Mesquite Room, which has a fireplace and views of the mountains.

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 official 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.

In the winter of 1937, renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright began construction on a Scottsdale winter home and architecture campus he dubbed Taliesin West. Guided tours lead you through the grounds and instill an appreciation of how Wright's design resembles the natural surroundings, with sloped roofs mirroring the nearby McDowell Mountains and a southwestern color palette of oranges, reds, and browns.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

  • $129 for a one-night stay for two in a standard room (up to a $219 value)

Book by: 4/5/13
Travel by: 4/30/13

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.


  • Two outdoor pools and a hot tub
  • 24-hour casino
  • Full-service spa
  • Simmons luxury beds in guest rooms

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 4/5/13 or promo value expires
  • Must complete travel by 4/30/13
  • Not valid 2/6-2/8, 2/26-2/28, 3/1-3/2, 3/5-3/7, 3/9, 4/3, 4/8-4/9, 4/12-4/17, or 4/24-4/25
  • Limit 2 per person
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Reservation required; subject to availability
  • 72hr cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 21 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Not valid for existing or group reservations
  • Not valid with reward points
  • $15 resort fee per day and 12.75% tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details

Standard Room

  • One king bed or two queen beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: $10 per night for each additional adult; kids stay free
  • Oversize bathrooms
  • 37 in. flat-screen LCD high-def TVs

Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 4 p.m.
  • Check out: noon
  • Resort fee includes: daily newspaper, valet parking, WiFi, one shoe shine, business-center and fitness-center access, and bottled water
  • Parking: included in resort fee
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets may be added for an additional $150 deposit, $100 of which is refundable.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • By plane: 27 miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)
  • By cab: about $60 from PHX
  • By car: about 32 miles northeast of Phoenix
  • By shuttle: $31+ per person for a SuperShuttle ride from PHX

Customer Reviews

894 Ratings

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Terry D. · 1 reviews
Reviewed November 7, 2013
Great staff, very friendly! Overall a very clean facility.


Patricia V. · 2 reviews
Reviewed April 21, 2013
Quiet, pretty and clean


Robaire P. · 11 reviews TOP REVIEWER
Reviewed April 14, 2013
The rooms were nice and the beds were comfortable and staff eas friendly!!!
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