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SmokeTree Resort & Bungalows

3.0 of 5
7101 E Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85253
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Ranked #43 of 78 Hotels in Scottsdale
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Vintage (not old or musty) charm. Clean, comfortable bungalows. Fire pit adjacent to lovely pool. Staff is INCREDIBLE. Grand vistas abound. Great market right next door. Great breakfast, drinking and dining spots within walking distance.

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Santa Cruz, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We stayed here on a whim and loved it. Had the large suite 2bd 1 ba large living room nice kitchen, pool was warm and relaxing. Very close to stores and places to eat, great for spring training trips and we will return, the front is deceiving as it could look run down but the inside is well kept and... More 

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

The Smoke Tree is where I go whenever I'm on the lam or in witness protection. I love the place. If you're looking for corporate perfection, go to one of the hundreds of places in the Scottsdale area devoid of soul and character. If you the want quietude of an oasis, take the Smoke Tree. It should be on the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

From the street totally unimpressive, looks almost abandoned but the small apartments are clean and quiet, on tranquil grounds, and include comfy beds, comfortable seating areas, mini-kitchen, more than adequate for a stay in Scottsdale that doesn't depend on staying put all day. Office staff very nice and accomodating.

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Edina, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

My sisters and I have been regular visitors since our parents became ill, died, and the family home was sold. At least a dozen visits over more than 2 years. It is not luxurious by any stretch, but it is comfortable and serene. Lovely grounds, good staff, decent rooms. Not like your standard hotel, which is why we like it.... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

What a disappointment! It was described on a website as a "serene desert oasis" with photos that are indescribably misleading and obviously taken years or decades ago. I love charm and character but this place is so past being worthy of accepting customers it is ridiculous. What a dump......The grounds are not maintained, the sidewalk was broken and a tripping... More 

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Sedona, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Had another visit to the Smoke Tree over Superbowl weekend. The usual good value was a little overshadowed by the crowds from Boston and Seattle. We got a nice bottle of wine and some free BBQ on arrival. John and Kathy at the front desk helped us and the place was lovely as ever. Our favorite room (#29) got a... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I've been travelling to the greater Phoenix Valley for many years and I can honestly say I hesitated to share my secret hideaway in the dessert with the world. But sometimes, things are just too good to keep quiet and as time influences progress I fear this hidden gem of a resort won't be there to enjoy for the next... More 

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Okotoks, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

From the front you would never know what awaits you behind the front office! It has been a while since I have been here but think of this place often. There are private bungalows, and rooms joined to each other but all have lots of privacy. It was so nice to wake up in the morning and go sit outside... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I stayed at the SmokeTree on my way through AZ after visiting CA for the holidays. After the busy rush of the holidays I needed some rejuvenation. Checking in was easy, the room was great, and the resort layout made for a great start to the new year. I stayed in unit 6, which I though was actually much larger... More 

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