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My husband and I are 30yrs old and we're looking for a quiet, relaxing resort in the Pheonix/Scottsdale area. We don't want to spend too much more than $200 per night but we definitely want the resort feel with the pools, a few resaurants to choose from, and maybe some other activites. I've been looking at a few, but I'd like some opinions/advice...some of the ones I've found are:

The Buttes Marriott in Tempe

Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliff Resort in Pheonix

alking Stick Resort in Scottsdale

Pointe Hilton Squaw Pheonix

Does anybody strongly reccomend any of these or have any other suggestions?? Thanks in advance for all your help!!

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1. Re: Resort

What time of year will you be here? That makes a huge difference in prices and resort recommendations.

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We're looking at April 6th - 12th

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I've stayed at The Buttes in 2010 & 11 when my company held events there, have seen the Presidential Suite and recently stayed at Talking Stick. The pool area at The Buttes Rocks. Although nicely appointed, the king room is small and the bathrooms are dated. Even the presidential suite had a tiny bathroom. The Buttes has limited restaurants. However, the property is gorgeous.

Talking Stick is new, has several restaurants, a shuttle that goes to Fashion Square and the W Hotel in the evenings. The king deluxe room was large and comfortable. When you walk in, the bathroom is on one side and sleeping area on the other. The bathroom has a separate soaking tub and shower and top quality toiletries. The bed was one of the most comfortable I've ever slept in. Plus, my room had a refrigerator and keurig (sp) coffee maker. The room was very elegant yet very comfortable. The hotel staff was also friendly and accommodating.

Talking Stick's pool area is large, think Vegas, and was very quiet on a Monday. I liked that there was a second elevator at the end of the hall that one could use to go to/from the pool. The spa is upstairs on the 14th floor and the view is incredible. If you stay there, I recommend watching the sunset from the lounge at Orange Sky. There are several small gardens and water features throughout the property, something I didn't realize until I stayed there.

I've seen the rooms at the Point Hilton Squaw Peak but haven't stayed there. The one I saw was a small suite, living area and sleeping area. The lazy river is popular with families. There are a handful of restaurants close by that one can walk to. There's also a Bank of America on the corner right before you get to the hotel.

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Be advised that April is when baseball spring training happens in Phoenix, and resorts and hotels are generally jammed. Rates are also high.

Talking Stick is part of a complex that includes the spring training facilities for the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies. So it may already be booked up. The Buttes is also close to spring training facilities.

The Pointe Hiltons - Squaw Peak and Tapatio Cliff - are not near facilities and might be your best bet.

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Cactus League, spring training, is in March. The regular season begins in April. Also, there's a tennis tournament held during April in Surprise.

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You're right, Lisa. Good catch. Don't know what I was thinking.

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Thanks for the advice Lisa! I was a little nervous that Talking Sticks wouldn't be very resort-like, but it sounds like it is.

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8. Re: Resort

Jewel, you're welcome. Have a wonderful time.

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Jewel, come back once you have stayed there and give us a review. I think most folks end up going there for the casino and gaming and it does not sound like that is your focus, so i would be curious to hear your feedback as a visitor. Have a great time!

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I'm not 100% sure we're going to go with Talking Stick...I am a little concerned that it's not as relaxing as what we're looking for, but I do like the idea of the casino being right there for a visit or 2 and I like that they have 6 restaurants

I keep going back and forth...right now it's between Talking Stick, The Buttes, and Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliff , but it changes day to day! LOL

I've read a few reviews about the highway being very noisey in some of the rooms at The Buttes so that makes me nervous and I get the feeling that Tapatio Cliff might have a lot of kids so each resort has it's pros and cons.

Any other advice is definitely appreciated!

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