We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 79 Scottsdale hotels

The Saguaro, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   4000 N. Drinkwater Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Hotel website
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added The Saguaro, a Joie de Vivre Hotel to your Saves list
The Saguaro, a Joie de Vivre Hotel
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
You must enter dates to see the best prices.
77%
Ranked #39 of 79 hotels in Scottsdale
Certificate of Excellence 2013
A recent review
5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
tigtige2000 New York City
Write a Review

387 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    175
    125
    50
    26
    11
See reviews for
56
128
23
72
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (139)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
New York City
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First off we did not experience any of the loud late night pool partying that other guests prior had experienced. Thank God!! I was very concerned about that. The hotel is colorful and quirky. Every staff member we encountered was nothing but pleasant. Our room was spacious and the bed was very comfortable. We had a Calma pool view room... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
52 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were only there for a night and the hotel was in a great location for a one night stay. Walking distance to Old Town. The rooms were a little small and the bathroom door is VERY heavy. Other than that, we didn't have any complaints. I wouldn't stay here for an extended stay, but for a short trip, the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Edmonton, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had shopping bags missing out of our hotel room after housekeeping came (the first time in 3 nights) during our recent stay. We contacted the front desk, and was told that a manager would contact me as soon as possible. I had to contact the manager myself, as he didn't think updating me on the issue was warranted. I... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fair Lawn, New Jersey
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We booked 4 rooms and when we got together for breakfast the next morning, we were all raving about the comfortable beds! I've traveled so many places in the U.S. and around the world but I have never slept in a better bed in any hotel, not even the most expensive ones. The location of the hotel is fantastic, a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed here for four days and three nights. My husband and his buddies played golf all over Scottsdale while I enjoyed the use of the spa. We all used the pool which was lovely. Our rooms faced the Calma pool which was beautiful and on the quiter side which we appreciated. The restuarant was good with very attentive staff.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tucson, Arizona
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just spent a weekend at the Saguaro. We had a blast. We took advantage of the bikes, restaurant, pool and the amazing location in the middle of old town. Bell staff is amazing and will do anything for anyone. While sitting by the pool, I was already looking at dates to rebook. I thought this hotel would not be a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed here to celebrate our anniversary. We chose this hotel because of the atmosphere and location. The culinary festival was literally out the back door of the hotel, which was super convenient. It's also right in the heart of old town and within walking distance to shops and bars. The valet/bell hops are so helpful when you arrive. The... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mesa, Arizona
Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
25 hotel reviews
195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed for one night on a mini staycation. The bed was extremely comfortable, which is important. The staff was super friendly. The hotel itself is so hip and adorably well re-done from it's original incarnation. The pool area looked like a lot of fun. The room was quirky and functional, although you can definitely see some... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My fiance and I came here for a long weekend to escape the cold and had a great time. NOTE: I created an account on Tripadvisor JUST to write this review. The hotel was exactly as pictured. It has a very trendy open air feeling. We stayed in a pool view room in building 5. Yes there were some trees... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Oregon
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
11 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I wasn't expecting this hotel to be fancy. Here for a girls weekend. Was looking forward to girl time and time at the pool, both of which were great. That said, while the hotel looks great at first glance, especially the lobby, the cool swanky decor isn't matched with the level of service you'd expect. There were several weddings and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Morgan K, Manager at The Saguaro, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Travllover521, We appreciate you writing a review about your stay with us. With feedback we hope we can exceed guests’ experiences. With that said, I do apologize that it took a while to finish up at the spa; I do hope this was a technical issue if any. But, I am happy to hear you enjoyed some of our... More

Been to The Saguaro, a Joie de Vivre Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Saguaro, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Address: 4000 N. Drinkwater Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Phone Number:
Location: United States > Arizona > Central Arizona > Scottsdale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #39 of 79 hotels in Scottsdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Saguaro, a Joie de Vivre Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Scottsdale is the place to go for art, shopping and nightlife in the Valley of the Sun. Now there’s a hotel creating even more desire around the desert experience. The Saguaro has arrived, bringing with it a new look to where Old Town, the Arts district and Civic Center Mall meet. Bright, lush and vibrant, it’s a fresh face amid Scottsdale’s buzzing downtown scene.Guestrooms & Suites. The Saguaro experience begins, fittingly enough, outside amid the arid weather and brilliant sunlight of the Sonoran Desert. Each room exterior is accented by the color of a native desert flower, creating a visual spectrum throughout the resort grounds. Inside, your room’s primary color is joined by contemporary and natural furnishings in wood and leather, including hand-crafted pieces imported from Mexico. Services & Amenities: A stay here is about relaxation, nature and yes, our two famous pools. Both are easy walks from every room, heated and ringed by cabanas. The Saguaro Spa welcomes you to de-stress you even further. When it’s time to recharge, the comprehensive fitness center will get you looking your best for around the poolside bar. Guestroom Amenities• All rooms renovated October 2011• Flat screen, wall mounted 42" HDTVs• Authentic, traditional Mexican furniture • Views of Old Town and Civic Center park (select rooms)• Outdoor patios or step out balconies • Soaking tubs and separate shower (suites)• Work desks• Wireless Internet• Stereo with iPod docking station• On-demand movies and music. Meetings: It’s the weather. The golf courses. The deals closed over cocktails by the pool. Whatever the reason, Scottsdale is a top choice for corporate gatherings. The Saguaro provides over 10,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space, indoors and out. We’re ready to make your event a strategic success. Scottsdale’s business climate is dynamic. Companies headquartered in Scottsdale include APL, Dial, Fender, Go Daddy, Kahala Corp, Kona Grill, Medicis, P.F. Chang’s, Rural Metro, iCrossing and Taser, to name a few. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Travelocity, Priceline, Expedia, Booking.com, Cheap Tickets, BookIt.com, Hotels.com, Tingo, Agoda, Amex, MrandMrsSmith, getaroom.com, HotelsClick, Venere and Otel so you can book your The Saguaro, a Joie de Vivre Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage The Saguaro, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.