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The Saguaro, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

4.0 of 5 4000 N. Drinkwater Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
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  • 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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel is great fun to stay at - bright coloured, lots of tequila flowing, fire pits by the pool and free bicycles. The staff are super helpful, especially the valet team - who were always on hand to help. The main part of the hotel (reception / bar / restaurant) is great and well done; the rooms however are... More

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I travel to the Phoenix/Scottsdale area several times a year for business and always stay at The Saguaro. The vibe is cool and funky but what makes this place stand out is the staff -they seem to go out of their way to make your stay the best it can be. While the rooms are on the small side they... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lovely hotel with a lot of character. The rooms are very nice, comfy bed, with limited closet and dresser space. In fact, there is no dresser, but an odd little self. We stayed on the 1st floor of building 1 with a "city view", which really was a view of the main part of the hotel and a wall. Lovely... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I must say the staff were very eager to listen to all my concerns. That's why the hotel gets a 3 rating. It's a quirky hotel that seems to appeal to young hipsters and business travelers. My room was not shielded from outside noise. On Friday evening and late into Saturday morning, people were yelling and running down the hall.... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I tried so hard to like this place. I can appreciate charm and uniqueness, and traveling for work constantly, I am always staying in your typical high end chain hotel so I thought I would try something different. The staff and valet were amazing... The accommodations were not. Although this hotel appears to be remodeled, it's only halfway there. Outside... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We utilized this location for a small {25 person} Business group meeting/hotel rooms. Overall, we were very pleased with the location, cleanliness, hotel rooms, and meeting space. The staff were very accommodating and eager to help. They all really went out of their way to make us feel comfortable from the waiters to the valet and management. We had every... More

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Sussex, England
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24 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved the colourful rooms and the touches like the old cameras and books around the room. The swimming pool was lovely, the coffee place friendly and the staff were incredibly helpful. I wasn't keen on the sliding bathroom doors, which would have left little to the imagination if I'd been sharing as they didn't fit. And a great night's... More

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Lake Tahoe (California), California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had planned on staying two nights. We checked out after the first night. Check in time is 4PM. Our room was not ready yet so we had to wait. When we got to our room there was dog hair all over our bed, dog poop all over in our courtyard and water damage in the bathroom. We thought we... More

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

Dear Amanda B, Thank you for comments in regard to your recent stay. Please accept our sincerest apologies for the service issues you encountered. This is not of the norm and we hope we can rekindle our relationship. I would appreciate the opportunity to discuss personally with you. My email is mkunse@jdvhotels.com and I look forward to hearing from you.... More

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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is absolutely not a 4 star category hotel. It is a 2 star motel at best but with one difference a staff that is friendly, accommodating and eager to help. The feeling you get when you walk through the resort and the rooms is the same as a motel. The Saguaro is a very very old property which was... More

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

Dear Expat-in-Schweiz, Thank you for reviewing your stay with us. I apologize about your recent experience here; it is very upsetting to read that you did not enjoy our property. This is not a normal occurrence. We had many renovations done in late 2011, this including pillow top mattresses and there is talk of more in the near future. We... More

Red Deer, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
10 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed one night. Disliked it so much, the next day we drove 5 hours to Page. The room was so old beyond dated. Huge chips in the walls and doors. Very dirty outdoor hall ways and by ways. Never Again!

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

Dear ccmr4, Thank you for your feedback from your recent visit with us. I was dissapointed to learn that you did not enjoy your stay. We have done many renovations in late 2011. During this we added many great touches to our guest rooms, including 100% cotton 400 thread count sheets, pillow top mattresses, iHome docking stations for your ipad... More

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Address: 4000 N. Drinkwater Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
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Location: United States > Arizona > Central Arizona > Scottsdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Saguaro, a Joie de Vivre Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 194
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