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First time in area...looking for resort to stay at.

Hi there...we are a couple (50's). Going to visit Son who recently moved to Phoenix from midwest. We will be going beginning of Feb for 4 to 5 nights. Got confused looking at resorts as there are so many to choose from. Many seem very family friendly with water parks and kids stay free. We like kids but would like something more quiet, near shopping and restaurants and maybe golfing.

Thank-you for any suggestions.

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1. Re: First time in area...looking for resort to stay at.

What's your budget? Early Feb is in the middle of the busy season, so rates will be at their highest. If you don't have a tight budget, I'd say look at the Royal Palms Resort, which isn't too far from Old Town Scottsdale. RP is more oriented for adults; rooms are beautiful and service is excellent. Also, perhaps the Hermosa Inn, near Scottsdale; it's a smaller, boutique style inn. They recently remodeled, and their larger rooms are gorgeous. (I don't think they've remodeled the 'Rancho' rooms yet.) Look online for deals. We've been there many times, and I've yet to see kids staying there. They have a restaurant called Lon's that's excellent.

There's also the Talking Stick Resort and Casino, if you enjoy gambling. They have a nice golf course on site, and a beautiful spa. I've seen very few children there, as it's obviously more adult oriented. It's not too far from shopping and restaurants. Oh, and if you like seafood, do have dinner at their Ocean Trail restaurant. The chilled seafood platter is delicious!

Beyond that, if you let us know a budget, we can make more recommendations. Also, keep in mind where your son lives, vs. where your resort is located. You can easily spend more than an hour driving across Metro Phoenix.

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2. Re: First time in area...looking for resort to stay at.

All of Hummingbird's suggestions are excellent, but where in Phx is your son? It is a spread out valley and there are resorts in all corners. If he is in the west valley, look at the Wigwam Resort, it is a traditional southwestern place, newly renovated and the nicest place on that side of town.

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3. Re: First time in area...looking for resort to stay at.

He is actually in the process of getting an apartment...will have to find out in what area. Thanks for the suggestions...the Royal Palms sounds good. I would say that our budget would be up to about 200 per night.

Another one that looked nice online was the Firesky...any thoughts on that resort.

Thanks in advance.

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4. Re: First time in area...looking for resort to stay at.

Firesky is a good resort, it is located on the north end of downtown Scottsdale and within walking distance of the many dining and shopping options there, Fashion Square and Old Town areas. Not that families don't stay there, but it does not market itself that way so you would get more adult guests i imagine.

Royal Palms is one of the loveliest resorts in the valley, you won't go wrong staying there but i don't think you will find a rate of $200 night, give them a call they do run some specials for multiple nights, but as Hummingbird said it is our busiest tourist time during your visit.

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5. Re: First time in area...looking for resort to stay at.

Agreeed. With a budget of $200 per night, you might have a hard time even getting a room at Firesky - which is a nice place, although it isn't as "upscale" as some of the other resorts in town, such as Royal Palms. Can't beat the location, though! Whatever resort or hotel you choose, book as soon as you can; rates tend to go up as you get closer to your visit, not down.

As mentioned, look for deals online, or try Priceline. There's also all kinds of "Groupon" and other coupon websites that offer travel deals; they usually offer a stay at one of the nicer resorts in town.

You really can't go wrong with any of the resorts around Metro Phoenix, and most places (even if they cater to kids) have an adult pool or a quieter pool somewhere. At this point, it may come down to budget and location when making your choice.

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6. Re: First time in area...looking for resort to stay at.

Thanks Humminbird and AZfan...will let you know which one we pick : )

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