Our family of 5 is thinking of heading out to the desert in early April and are trying to choose between these 2 hotels. My kids are 12-14 years old. The Miramonte is cheaper and the room also has a nice patio, but the Esmeralda has a nicer pool, more eating choices and seems to have more of a resort feel. The room is also a little bigger, but no patio. From some reviews it seems that the Esmeralda's rooms may be in better shape.
Anyone have any additional info. that would make the decision easier?