Scottsdale Hotels and Accommodation
(Scottsdale, Arizona - AZ, USA)
Much of the accommodation scene in Scottsdale is rather dominated by the big names in the hotel industry, with chain motels and cheap lodging a plenty. Therefore, if you prefer to stay in independent hotels, you will soon realise that Scottsdale has a fairly limited choice.
Particularly close to Scottsdale, you may also like to consider the wealth of accommodation that presents itself within the neighboring Arizona towns and cities of Gilbert, Mesa
, Paradise Valley and Tempe. At little more than a 20-minute drive away, the hotels of Phoenix
really are within very easy reach and well connected by public transport.
Of note, visitors to the Scottsdale area will generally find that rates for hotels drop significantly during the summer months, along with demand.
Where to Stay
Budget hotels are particularly concentrated around North Scottsdale Road, 5th Avenue and North 89th Place. Located on 5th Avenue, the Ramada Inn is a reliable bet and just a short stroll away from the Fashion Square. Close by is the downtown Days Inn, which stands on North Scottsdale Road and really is very convenient for sightseeing in the city center, being close to the historic Old Town and the plentiful shops along 5th Avenue.
Also situated on North Scottsdale Road is the surprisingly inexpensive Extended Stay America, which comes with both basic rooms and large studio suites featuring a separate kitchen area. Standing on the East Indian School Road and ranking as a two-star option, the Hilton Garden Inn Old Town Hotel is a little more pricey, although well-placed for access to the Indian Bend Wash Greenbelt, the Center for the Arts and also the Scottsdale Stadium baseball field, which can accommodate some 12,000 spectators and was revamped in 2006 at the cost of more than $23 million.
Many visitors looking for reasonable mid-range accommodation do tend to favor the North Scottsdale Road, where you will find the likes of familiar hotels and chains such as the three-star Courtyard by Marriott, Holiday Inn Express, Millennium Resort, and Residence Inn by Marriott, as well as the acclaimed Scottsdale Cottonwoods Resort, which overlooks the magnificent Camelback Mountain. Also known for its mountain views is the Camelback Resort on the East Camelback Road, which is actually nestled at the very base of the mountain and comes with superb onsite sports facilities, including a nine-hole golf course.
Next to El Dorado Park, the 3 Palms Resort Oasis on East McDowell Road is a boutique-style hotel, while on the North Drinkwater Boulevard, the Hyatt Summerfield Suites is relatively close to the action of downtown.
Those looking for luxury accommodation in Scottsdale really will find a surprising number of opportunities. Hard to beat is the five-star Camelback Inn (JW Marriott Resort) on East Lincoln Drive, which markets itself as being nothing short of a 'desert oasis'. Known for its mountainous backdrop and upmarket lodging is the pricey Phoenician Scottsdale on East Camelback Road, while even more expensive and situated on East Princess Drive is the Mexican-style Fairmont Princess Hotel, where you will discover no less than four pools, three restaurants (award-winning) and views of the McDowell Mountains.