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“Good, clean Hotel. Excellent pool and wonderful breakfast”

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Gainey Suites Hotel
Ranked #5 of 75 Hotels in Scottsdale
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Princeton, New Jersey
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“Good, clean Hotel. Excellent pool and wonderful breakfast”
Reviewed 25 March 2011

We stayed at Gainey Suites for 4 days. The staff was very curtious and helpful. The pool was large, warm and you could always find a chair. The breakfast was fresh and convenient. We didn't use the spa or the work out facility, but heard good things about them. The room was very clean and quiet. The only criticism was that the internet slowed down in the evenings. The bandwidth needs to be improved.

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Reviewed 24 March 2011

My husband and I stayed here for 10nts. We booked a two bedroom suite with balcony. The accommadation was excellent. I was especially pleased with the facilities provided including the large fridge/freezer. What was very unusual for an american hotel was the complimentary breakfast and evening food. My husband and I thought there was a good choice both morning and evening including complimentary drinks which included wine, beer and soft drinks. The hotel is in a lovely location adjacent to the Gainey shops. There is a Paradise Bakery perfect for coffee, pastries, cakes,soups, salads and sandwiches. I can definetly recommend the cookies. I would have to say that the hotel is very well laid out and has a lovely friendly feel almost like being in your own home. The staff were always helpful and friendly. A special mention must go to the manager Rich Newman. Rich was one of the most friendly people my husband and I have ever met on our travels. It was because of Rich, his staff and the ambience of the hotel that made our stay so perfect.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 March 2011

Gainey Suites - Yes? No? Yes? No?Yes? No? ...

It was late February, the weather was lovely ,the pool was warm and as I moved my lounger for the fifth time that hour to catch the sun yet again I reflected on Gainey suites’ no. 1 ranking on Trip Adviser for Scottsdale. My thoughts were interrupted by , ”he’d only just retired when he walked to the bottom of his drive and was run over ....” and “her grand daughter was b...... feeding...”. The voices were drifting over from the annually returning ‘experienced’ holiday guests sitting round a patio table. At times it did feel like I imagine a care home might be, but they were lovely people and meeting up once again. Did I necessarily want to spend a holiday like this? But the room was quite large and well resourced , well cleaned and there was breakfast included!

I moved the sun lounger again, if only the shadows would stop interfering.
Ah breakfast, we’d stayed before at the Four Seasons and the Montelucia and the reviews for Gainey all said the breakfasts were excellent - did I dream that or do they really say that? Breakfast was basic but strangely OK but it did convince us to miss the evening wines and 'sloppy joes’.

Just got the sunbed right when aliens appeared, a group of 12 , 30ish yr. olds camped by, in, and on the poolside with sound box blaring and cans open. Confrontation potential , but the manager appeared and quite superbly handled the situation in everybodies best interests.

The sun went down and at the end of out stay we’d actually had a good time in a bizarre unlikely way.
Is Gainey the best in Scottsdale - absolutely not by some distance, but it does have a good position and a strange charm. It all depends on what your expectations are and what you want. Did we expect this or want it? No. But .................................

  • Stayed February 2011
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Hudson, NY
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Reviewed 22 March 2011

We've stayed here several times for biz and also for the ease of flying in and out of Sky Harbor. Our rooms are clean and fairly consistent over these past few years. Would absolutely stay again. Staff is generally pleasant / helpful and we love the option of a mini kitchen if we're too tired or have work deadlines and can't go out. Enjoy the fresh fruit at breakfast as well as a welcome break at the evening socials.
All in all a very good value.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 18 March 2011

Unless of course you are looking for a huge, valet park, super high end resort that charges big $$$$ for food and beverage. My husband and I have stayed at quite a few resorts in Scottsdale. We just returned from our second stay at Gainey Suites and it is still our favorite. It is not "luxurious," but if you are looking for immaculate, well appointed rooms with a complete kitchnette that has all the comforts of home,all the little bath amentities, nice fluffy towels and beautiful grounds that include a wonderful pool area and gorgeous patio, then you certainly will like Gainey Suites. I must also mention a very nice daily breakfast, Starbucks coffee and an evening reception that serves well enough to be a complete meal. The staff is outstanding;hardworking, friendly and very helpful.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 17 March 2011

TripAdvisor, you've done it again! We booked this hotel based on the reviews we read on here and were, once again, very happy with the choice.

Gainey Suites Hotel was a great hotel, complete with all those little extras that make your experience special. Traveling with our 13 month old son, the grounds and pool area were very baby-friendly. The pool was nice and warm and the grassy area was perfect for him to practice walking. On top of that, the included breakfast buffet and evening snacks/drinks were just what we needed - working around his naps would have made it hard for us to go out to eat. The two-bedroom suites were very nice and both bedrooms had king sized beds. Again, perfect for a family, each bedroom had it's own bathroom and one of them had a bathtub. We also didn't need to bring our own highchair, as they had highchairs available. Another added bonus was that they provided a crib, as opposed to a playpen. Finally, the hotel has coin operated washers and dryers for those unpredictable 'messes' babies can make. The evening ambiance was gorgeous with the firepits in the middle of the tables and the tiki torches all lit.

Gainey Suites was the perfect place us and for families with young kids. Plus, the location was great - a short drive to fantastic shopping! Be sure to check out the Nordstrom Rack for some incredible deals (and there's a Carter's right there too!).

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with family
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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 16 March 2011

Although they call it a suite, the rooms are divided out and very small. The bedroom was barely big enough to walk around the bed. The living room had a couch, coffee table and a stand with a tv that was much to close to the couch to comfortably watch tv. There was wasted space in the kitchen and some of that space should have been taken for the rest of the "suite". Although the ad said it had been renovated a couple of years ago, the colors were very blah and not cheery at all. In addition, the air conditioner unit was so noisy it was difficult to watch tv with it on. The room overlooked the parking lot. When I asked about a room that would overlook the garden or pool area, I was told there was no vacancy. We come to the Scottsdale area every Feb-March and have always been pleasantly happy with our accomodations. The information on the internet may be true for the interior rooms, but not for the rooms on the outer premises. To get into the hotel, if you did not want to walk through the lobby each time, we passed some old beat up dipsy dumpsters which made the entrance very unappealing. From our past experience in Scottsdale, the price was much too high for the accomodations. Would never stay there again nor would never recommend it.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Gainey Suites Hotel
Address: 7300 East Gainey Suites Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85258-2061
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Region: United States > Arizona > Central Arizona > Scottsdale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Scottsdale
#3 Family Hotel in Scottsdale
#3 Business Hotel in Scottsdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Gainey Suites Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 162
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dear Guests,In the heart of all that makes Scottsdale, AZ "a world class destination" and perfectly located in the exclusive oasis-like Scottsdale neighborhood of Gainey Ranch where you can walk, run, or bike on winding paths past golf courses, parks, and greenbelts; and next door to the Shops & Restaurants at Gainey Village. And just around the corner you can work out at the Gainey Village Health Club or pamper yourself at "The Spa" (enjoy special rates for our hotel guests) The Gainey Suites Hotel is a unique, upscale boutique-style retreat that offers a more intimate, inclusive, and relaxing alternative to the hassles, higher rates and additional fees of the larger chain resorts in Scottsdale, AZ.We are pleased to announce that our $1.5 million renovation of our guest suites and public areas is complete. In our guest suites you'll find all new contemporary wood cabinetry and stainless steel kitchen appliance ensembles, living areas with custom crafted trestle style desks, desktop power and charging stations, FREE Wi-Fi, and HDTV, faux leather task chairs, sleek new cordless telephones, and distinctive porcelain desk lamps, along with granite tops on the night stands. You'll also see new carpet throughout the hotel corridors and public areas as well as elegantly re-designed function space.The stunning new Travertine stone pool deck and spa/Jacuzzi with spectacular new furniture, upper deck fire pit and poolside cabanas is now completed.Our new lobby and beautifully crafted guest services reception and Gift Shop is complete featuring an interactive Scottsdale Experience center with adventure & activities videos and the amazing e-Monscierge with a free ap you can even download that will tell you what is locally all around you...all to make your Scottsdale Experience simply FANTASTIC!Our new Terrace Patio Bar is now open! It is a classy and cozy Wine & Barista Bar inside and on the outside patio, a full-service al fresco "Santa Barbara Style" bar done in rich teak woods with a vibrant mosaic tile back wall, and colorful accent awnings that adds a wonderful new dimension to the Gainey guest experience.We so greatly appreciate your business and are very excited to share all these wonderful property enhancements with you. We are at your service!Sincerely,The Gainey Suites Hotel Family ... more   less 
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