An unexpected need to stay overnight in Phoenix brought us to the Residence Inn at Mayo. We have stayed at other RI's and were pleased to see this property has all indoor hallway room access, more like a regular Marriott. Check-in was smooth and staff asked if there was anything at all they could do to help us get settled or answer any questions about the area. We asked about finding a nice bottle of wine to bring back to the room and they guided us to Total Wine at the Desert Ridge Mall not five minutes away! Desert Ridge has a multitude of great stores and restaurants for every budget (http://www.shopdesertridge.com ) .
Our room was a one bedroom suite with a fully equipped and full size stainless steel kitchen (range top, fridge, microwave and dishwasher). Closet space is more than adequate, even for a long stay. The bedroom is separated from the living area by doors and the shower/toilet is separated from the vanity sink area, so privacy is possible. The door to toilet/shower is a little tight when closing, so those in a wheelchair may find it a little challenging (though other fully ADA rooms are available in the hotel). Bed was very comfy and the living room furniture included a recliner.
Breakfast had something for everyone...from a simple continental format to hot bacon and eggs. the dining area overlooked a nice size pool (no hot tub by the way). Near the pool are BarBQ's for guest use...a nice touch if staying more than a few days. There is also the usual Sundry store near the front lobby. We were humbled at breakfast to realize how many people dining near us were being treated at Mayo, their families at their sides.
The hotel is located next door to Mayo clinic and is not walking distance to any "sights or attractions". As mentioned earlier, Desert Ridge is five minutes away on HWY 101 for shopping and golf and North Scottsdale is about a ten minute drive.
We would not hesitate to stay here again.