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The Saguaro, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   4000 N. Drinkwater Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Great small hotel with excellent restaurant backing up to old-town Scottsdale's greenbelt. Walk to restaurants, shops, bars and close to baseball, golf and other attractions. This was one of the old, original Scottsdale "motels" from the 50's/60's which has been redecorated and updated. Nice pool/bar area plus extra smaller pool area.

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AKleinGM, General Manager at The Saguaro, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mark F, Thanks for taking the time to review us after your recent stay. You are correct,t we were originally built as one of the first Doubletree Hotels that opened in the late 1970's. We have since been renovated and re-opened in November of 2011. Our location can't be beat and we are glad you were able to take... More

Santa Clarita, California, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

My year to select where we would be headed for our annual anniversary trip. I chose Scottsdale, AZ! Why so many people asked me??? it's hot!!! But it was a perfect choice! I selected Scottsdale as we were also attending a comedy concert event at the Talking Stick Resort & Casino. We could have stayed at the casino but wanted... More

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AKleinGM, General Manager at The Saguaro, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Vivian G, Thanks for sharing your Anniversary trip with us. We were glad to hear that you enjoyed every moment, and that our service was "Top Notch". We would love to have you back again for the next special occasion, there lots to do here at the Saguaro and in Old Town Scottsdale. Thanks again for staying with us.... More

San Pedro - CA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

Beautiful hotel with breath taking sceneries and water features. Very close to shopping strips and old town. Pools are magnificent. The customer service and food service was very good. Nice and affordable hotel overall. Worth the money.

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AKleinGM, General Manager at The Saguaro, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Caleb S, It was really nice to read your review of our hotel after your recent visit. Our staff works very hard at providing friendly and genuine service, and they will be happy to know how they succeeded during your stay with us. So glad you were also able to enjoy the pools, grounds and our great location in... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Just finished an enjoyable four day stay at Saguaro Scottsdale. If you have "W" taste with Holiday Inn budget... this might be the place for you. PROS: Location... steps to old town shops, gallaries, pubs and restaurants. Beautiful landscaped grounds with creative and dramatic water features. Two pools, one party central, one on the quiet side. Great Pool food. Excellent... More

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AKleinGM, General Manager at The Saguaro, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mallengm, Thanks for taking the time to write an extensive review about our hotel and your recent visit with us. It was great to hear that you had an enjoyable 4 day stay with us and that you were able to enjoy the pools, the beautiful grounds and our comfortable beds. It was also nice to hear that you... More

Calgary
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3 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Came to do a golf trip, and loved it. It is a colorful hotel in a perfect location in Old Town Scottsdale. Can walk to local restaurants and bars, or take a $5 golf cart ride. Service was great, the pool was a scene, but not over the top Cancun style. Very cool and relaxed. Great hotel all round, and... More

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AKleinGM, General Manager at The Saguaro, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jruit718, Sounds like you had a great golf trip here in Scottsdale, and I was glad to hear that we were your home base while visiting. Thanks for sharing your great feedback from your stay with us, I'll be sure to pass on your comments to the rest of the team!! With so many places to "tee it up"... More

Sacto
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

I stayed 4 nights April 1 through 5, 2013. I go to Phoenix/Scottsdale at least once a year from California looking for sunshine, warmth, and a good pool to read a book by. There are two excellent pools at The Saguaro, one with poolside service (where I spent most of my time) and another smaller pool with a waterfall, so... More

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AKleinGM, General Manager at The Saguaro, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Ottbian, Thanks for taking the time to review us after your recent stay. I was troubled by your comment of having to go to the hospital while you were here and hope that you are feeling better. It was great to hear that you enjoyed both of our pools while you were here, and that you liked the atmosphere... More

WINNIPEG
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

We were not sure what to expect when we drove up but we were quickly reassured with the friendly desk staff.The rooms were spacious and very clean. Modern interesting decor and very comfortable beds.The bathrooms were spotless.We asked for a restaurant recommendation and were told about the hotel restaurant.I'm usually reticent to go to hotel restaurants but we were tired... More

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AKleinGM, General Manager at The Saguaro, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Israel K, Thanks for the Top Notch review about our hotel. It was great to hear how you liked our decor and that your room was clean and spacious. So glad that you gave Distrito a try, not once but twice....so many things to choose from and from an Iron Chef no less! Next time we hope you'll have... More

Gilbert, Arizona
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

I wanted to surprise my wife for our Anniversary with a staycation in Old Town Scottsdale. From the first phone call to Kelsi in reservations the customer service was outstanding! She helped me to find the best room options and location and really cared to help make things perfect! Josh at the spa went over and above to help make... More

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AKleinGM, General Manager at The Saguaro, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Matthew T, First let me start by thanking you for staying with us during your special day. We really try to make things special when we know someone is celebrating an occasion, and I'm glad Devin and Johnny were able to make it just right. We hope you will celebrate many more happy years together, and that the Saguaro... More

Houston, Texas
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

Two night stay April 24 & 25, 2013. Overall poor rating because some unusual issues impacted a pleasant appearing facility. Most surprised to find unadvertised, unexpected and unconventional charges of $10:00 for porters and $3.00 daily for housekeeper gratuity. Second, the third floor room was difficult to find and the lack of convenient elevator locations led to unnecessary use of... More

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AKleinGM, General Manager at The Saguaro, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Dear RG J, Thanks for your feedback from your recent visit with us during your conference. We appreciate you taking the time to share with us that the room had some inconveniences, as we strive to ensure that guests have a clean and confortable environment during their stay. I'm sorry that during your stay, that was not the case. I... More

Redmond, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

I have been staying at the Saguaro for the past year for business. I almost hate writing a review about the Saguaro, because it is such a great place, and when people finally stay there, they will go back again and again as I have. The employees at the Saguaro are professional yet friendly. The property opens up in to... More

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AKleinGM, General Manager at The Saguaro, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Keirene, We are so glad that you have chosen us repeatedly on your trips to Scottsdale, and that you decided to share what a great and unique place we have here in Old Town. We continue to tell people that this is the place you want to stay while here - the location can't be beat. Add to that... 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*
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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 Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#13 Luxury Hotel in Scottsdale #13 Spa Hotel in Scottsdale #26 Business Hotel in Scottsdale #39 Family Hotel in Scottsdale
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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 
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