Radisson Fort McDowell Resort

1-Night Stay for Two with Slot and Breakfast Credits at Radisson Fort McDowell Resort in Greater Scottsdale, AZ

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AAA Four Diamond Resort near Downtown Scottsdale

About a dozen miles northeast of downtown Scottsdale, private homes gradually give way to thousands of saguaro cacti. It’s in this secluded area that you’ll find the Radisson Fort McDowell Resort—a sprawling, modern-day oasis set against the backdrop of one of North America's largest deserts.

Depending on which side of the building they’re on, the hotel’s standard rooms look out on the McDowell Mountains, the resort's two outdoor pools, or a championship golf course. Stop by one of the pools for a dip or to kick back in a lounge chair, or head to the Amethyst Spa & Health Club for a stone massage or a hydrating facial.

You can use this deal's $10 slot credit next door to the hotel at the 24-hour Fort McDowell Casino, where hundreds of slot machines mix with poker tables, keno, and bingo. Five onsite 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. You can use your $20 breakfast credit toward signature dishes such as cage-free eggs with smoked tenderloin, hash browns, and hollandaise sauce.

For guests bringing children, there are a number of options for the younger ones to take advantage of as well. The kids can enjoy movies by the pool on Friday and Saturday nights, a poolside DJ on Saturday, and a jumbo inflatable slide and free hot dogs for children younger than 12 on Saturday and Sunday.

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’s an affluent city filled with lush green spaces and stucco mansions. For a glimpse of the city's roots, head to Old Town Scottsdale, where wooden boardwalks and hitching posts sit in front of rustic specialty shops and a retro ice-cream parlor.

Further out, cacti and tumbleweeds dot the landscape, and dry shrubs cover the McDowell Mountains. To get a closer look at southwestern flora, head to the Desert Botanical Garden. Themed trails wind past huge cacti and other moisture-hoarding succulents, best seen in the cool early morning or twilight hours.

About 12 miles from the hotel is Taliesin West, the winter home and architecture campus of renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Take a guided tour of the grounds to see how Wright's design echoes the landscape, with gently sloped roofs that recall the mountains and a southwestern color palette of oranges, reds, and browns.

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What You Get

  • $85 for a one-night stay in a standard room with a $20 breakfast credit and a $10 slot-play credit (up to a $160 value)

Policies and Fees

Book by: 11/29/13
Travel by: 12/30/13

  • Blackout dates: No blackout dates
  • Cancellation policy & fees: 48-hour cancellation notice required or fee up to the Groupon price applies
  • Taxes: 12.75% tax not included
  • Additional fees: $15 daily resort fee not included

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 11/29/13 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 12/30/13
  • Limit 3 per person
  • Limit 3 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • 48-hour cancellation notice required or fee up to the Groupon price applies
  • Must be 21+ to check in and gamble
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Must use promotional value in 1 visit
  • Not valid with reward points
  • 12.75% tax and $15 daily resort fee 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 guest 18 and older; kids 17 and younger stay free
  • Oversize bathrooms
  • 37 in. flat-screen LCD high-def TV

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: please contact the property for handicap-accessibility requests or options.
  • 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

Facilities are very modern, sleek and clean. The views are spectacular.
Kim C. · December 2, 2013
The whole resort was beautiful!
Sandra P. · November 25, 2013
Beautiful views and location
Griselda N. · November 23, 2013
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