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Where to stay in Scottsdale

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Toronto, Canada
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Where to stay in Scottsdale

My husband and I are planning a trip to Scottsdale the middle of April

and don't know where to stay. This will be our first trip to Scottsdale and would like to stay in a luxury hotel close to downtown and close to shopping and restaurants. Hopefully, the hotel will have a spa that we can use during our stay. We are planning to rent a car during our stay and would love suggestions as to must-sees and must-dos during our stay. We were thinking perhaps staying at the Phoenician but not sure if it's close to downtown or if there are any other luxury hotels that can be recommended. Would appreciate any suggestions.



Sedona, AZ
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1. Re: Where to stay in Scottsdale

Try the Camelback Resort. Not sure of what you expect of down town Scottsdale. The old town district is a popular area that covers just a few blocks of shops, eateries and bars. Most other attractions for shopping, dining and nightlife are at destinations beyond "downtown". You'll be using your car whenever you go off site from any luxury resort that you choose. Don't expect to see a down town like you have in Toronto.

Scottsdale, Arizona
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2. Re: Where to stay in Scottsdale


the phoenician is very close to old town scottsdale, as well as the royal palms which may interest you.

Toronto, Canada
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3. Re: Where to stay in Scottsdale

Thanks for the info. Much appreciate it.


Toronto, Canada
posts: 17
4. Re: Where to stay in Scottsdale

Thanks, I'll look into it

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5. Re: Where to stay in Scottsdale

In the Scottsdale area you will find plenty of luxury hotels within a 5-10 min drive of downtown and the Scottsdale Quarter/Kierland Commons area, which is where you will find the majority of our dining and shopping and entertainment options.

In downtown, look at Phoenician, Camelback Inn/Spa, Montelucia, Royal Palms, Hermosa Inn (RP & HI are both small boutique resorts) - if you are into the nightclub scene, look at The W and Hotel Valley Ho, which are both right in downtown. Up in the central part of Scottsdale look at the Westin Kierland and Fairmont Princess resorts, also Hyatt Gainey Ranch.

(my favorite resort spa is at Camelback Inn by far and Princess is second.)

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