We booked a room using a discount site. We got a great deal. Really - for Scottsdale.
When we checked in, I heard the clerk ask what kind of room we should get and the other clerk told her the category... which I am assuming is the least desireable. So, not really surprised.
We drove right past the laundry facility to our parking space... and found out the room was upstairs, no elevator. We had to go back and get someone to help us carry our bags up the stairs. I guess I should have known to ask... my partner can not carry heavy bags. The bellman was very nice.
The room was HUGE but a little dated. The bathroom was HUGE. The beds were comfortable enough.
Everything was spotless.
Wifi and cell phone reception was very spotty.
Our view was of the parking lot and a large hedge.
There is a shopping center across the street with plenty of restaurants, a salon or two... so you can walk to lots of dining options.
I have a pet peeve with "resort fees" [$24+ per night at this resort] for free local calls [who does that?] and wifi... with all the smart phones - who needs it? It's required. You get a list online of all the amenities, the room rate - and then more $$$ are added to your bill. Why not just raise the rate?
I guess the only problem was the air conditioner which was a window unit. It went on and off constantly and was as loud as a jet plane. At the point when we realized it would be that loud...we were too tired to change rooms. So it's on me that I didn't complain or ask for another room.
SInce we pre-paid, we didn't need to do much to check out, but I dropped the keys at the front desk since they gave us a key to the mini-bar. The desk clerk didn't even look up to acknowlege me.
We didn't eat at the resort, but check out Remington's for the amazing artistry - faux finishes were so gorgeous. I found out the name of the local artist is Rebecca Rush Profeta.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Where the Old West Meets the New Guests arriving at The Scottsdale Plaza Resort find an oasis of tranquility that evokes a sense of home while capturing the essence of Arizona. Graceful Spanish Mediterranean architecture and décor create a cozy, private estancia-style feel. Warm desert breezes and views of Camelback Mountain in the distance settle the pulse. Nearby Cave Creek offers a glimpse into the life of the old west while James Beard award winning Chefs are crafting new specialties in Scottsdale and Phoenix. A Room for Every Lifestyle The Scottsdale Plaza's five distinctive room, suite and lodge options are arranged in intimate clusters that allow for quiet and privacy. Options ranging from larger-than-standard, deluxe guest rooms to beautifully appointed, residence-style lodges and suites and an extraordinary Presidential Suite, we have the perfect room for family vacations, romantic getaways and corporate groups. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Scottsdale Plaza Hotel Paradise Valley
- Scottsdale Plaza Resort Arizona