A few blocks from Old Town Scottsdale, this family-friendly resort has something for everybody. Kids can swim in the outdoor pool, while parents can grab a bite to eat at the poolside bar. There’s a host of other leisure activities as well, including bocce ball tournaments, daily movies, and tai chi lessons. And when it’s time to relax, you can schedule a desert-themed massage at the onsite spa.
Furnished digs: Each Monterey studio includes a kitchenette, whirlpool tub, wood-burning fireplace, second-floor loft, and private balcony. You can also log on to the free WiFi.
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 four in a Monterey studio.
* Option 1: $135 for 1 night (up to a $196 value)
* Option 2: $262 for 2 nights (up to a $392 value)
* Option 3: $349 for 3 nights (up to a $588 value)
Policies and Fees
Book by: 10/24/14
Travel by: 11/30/14
Cancellation policy & fees: 7-day cancellation notice required or fee of applicable 1 night’s stay up to Groupon price applies.