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Gainey Suites Hotel
Ranked #5 of 76 Hotels in Scottsdale
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 7 April 2014

Gazing upward I see palms silhouetted against a cobalt blue sky, deep as a well, clear as water. It is twilight in the Sonoran desert and I am at The Gainey Suites in Scottsdale, Arizona. I am looking for the first stars of the evening.

Flickering yellow light from tiki torches and open fire pits illuminate the palm trunks from below. The warmth from the fires feels good as the evening turns cooler. There are small candles too on the tables which rim the hotel’s central courtyard. It is that heavenly time of evening when all is well, the day’s efforts are done.

Children dash from the shadows among the tables where the grownups talk over the vestiges of the hotel’s buffet dinner, sipping a last glass of wine. The kids play on the grass, tumble and spin and laugh, then dash off again to their family’s table for a bit of dessert. Unseen a bit further down is a swimming pool. Add swimming pool sounds to the mix.

There is a boy peering down from a second floor window. He too is silhouetted, a shadow against the yellowish dim light of a bedside lamp.

The parents and grandparents outside feel benevolent. Their conversation is gentle. There is no scolding. Their children play in that safe haven only children know, surrounded by parents, safe from school and responsibilities and worries, looking forward to their dreams and tomorrows. Some people never truly know unbridled joy like this ever again. Dads and moms look on, enjoying their kids’ evening play, remembering a courtyard and an evening wen they were children.

This is how I remember my stay at this hotel. There were moments of pure heaven. Add decent breakfast and dinner buffets, an exercise room, a swimming pool, and a laundry room, and it’s a great place for a family to meet for a few days in Scottsdale. Rent a car either at the airport or from the nearby Enterprise (they’ll pick you up). It’s just 15 minutes to old Scottsdale, the Mayo Clinic, and several shopping areas. Trails are not far away either. The staff was fine. No complaints. At $169 per night (Mayo rate during our stay), it was a bargain compared to some of the fancy resorts in this town.

Ask for a room on the second floor, facing away from the courtyard for quiet, or towards the courtyard for that view should you prefer it.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the second floor facing away from the courtyard for quiet. Also, ask for a foam p...
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 7 April 2014

I don't understand why this hotel has such rave reviews. I was very disappointed on arrival. In truth, I feel that the photos are misleading and the hotel is more in the style of a Comfort Inn. That would be fine but we paid a premium rate and expected more. The bedroom was dated, the kitchen took up too much space, and the hotel felt generally quite scruffy. I was glad to leave and move onto our next location.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Holidays814
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Reviewed 3 April 2014 via mobile

My whole family has been staying at the Gainey Suites for many years and we always love it! I've always believed that exceptional service starts at the top and Rich Newman who has been the only general manager I have known is consistently passionate about taking care of all his guests. You can always find him setting the right example by helping his staff clear plates and move furniture around to best accommodate guests. His focus on going that extra mile is exemplary! He truly touched our hearts during the final hour of our stay, when he brought my 4 year old's misplaced Spider-Man kickboard out to us right before we departed. Most importantly, Rich is a good person. We miss him already and look forward to seeing him next year!! The Gainey Suites Hotel is the very best hotel to choose in Scottsdale. The best value, comfort and care around! Most especially the included breakfast and happy hour experience. You can't go wrong!!

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  • Stayed: March 2014
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Reviewed 2 April 2014

This was our second stay at the Gainey Suites. Fabulous location (very near a Paradise Bakery, which is a favorite place of ours to hang out), and the staff -- especially the breakfast staff -- is very attentive. We appreciated how clean they kept the dining room and continually refilled the food. The variety of breakfast offerings is quite impressive. We will definitely stay here again!

Room Tip: The room was quiet -- we always ask for one away from elevators and ice machines. And the A/C is a c...
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Reviewed 30 March 2014 via mobile

We stayed here with our two kids. The hotel is nice but similar to a nicer residence inn. From trip advisors rating I was expecting much more. The rooms were very small although there was a sep bedroom which was great and little drawer space. It's been redone but not top to bottom. Pool is nice but small and not as fun as other resorts in the area that have slides, etc. it was really really warm which was nice. It was very economical with happy hour and breakfast but food was fine but we weren't expecting much. It's a good value if you are going to eat at hotel. If you are used to higher end hotels this is not for you!

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Reviewed 30 March 2014

We stayed fat Gainey Suites for two nights on a "get-away" from the sofa bed of some favorite Phoenix relatives. It was perfect for relaxing and being centrally located to Scottsdale attractions. We had a first-floor room with a lovely patio on the courtyard, so could walk a few steps to the superb Happy Hour, with so much food we didn't even need to venture out to dinner. The suite had a large flat-screen TV that swiveled from the bed to the kitchen to the living area, perfect for catching a bit of the winter Olympics during our stay. At first we thought it was expensive, but with the breakfast included and an almost-dinner free happy hour, it was a good value plus being a gorgeous resort-style hotel.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank JulieBWilmingtonNC
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Reviewed 29 March 2014

Our family of five spent three nights in a two bedroom suite. There was ample room for all of us. The complimentary breakfast and happy hour added to the value. The staff was friendly, courteous, and helpful. There are several restaurants within walking distance and many more a shirt drive away. The pool chairs did fill up quickly during the busy spring break week. The staff did a nice job of keeping towels stocked.

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Additional Information about 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 Business Hotel in Scottsdale
#3 Family Hotel in Scottsdale
Price Range: £94 - £529 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Gainey Suites Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 162
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in exclusive Gainey Ranch in the heart of all that makes Scottsdale a world class destination, the hotel offers a more intimate and relaxed upscale alternative to the large resorts. Well-appointed suites feature the new Gainey Suite Dreams bed with hypo-allergenic "Touch of Down" pillows, 300 thread-count linens, elegant marble baths & vanities, comfortable living areas with free Wi-Fi, HDTV with Chromecast technology, and fully equipped residential style kitchens. Guests also enjoy a full hot breakfast buffet and evening reception with hot and cold hors d'oeuvres, beer & wine daily, served in our Hearth Room & Patio. Relax in our lush oasis-like pool and Jacuzzi, or kick back at the Terrace Bar overlooking the beautiful courtyard and desert gardens. Next door, explore the Shops-Gainey Village and a collection of great restaurants. Pamper yourself at The Spa-Gainey Village or tee it up nearby at some of the best courses in the "Valley of the Sun". We hope to see you soon! ... more   less 
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