Although I realise they are in the process of upgrading the property, I would NEVER visit there again. The buildings were lovely, spacious rooms but the renovations had been done "on the cheap" - eg: cheap MDF cupboard doors and interiors that are hard for housekeeping to keep clean, mismatched crockery and bent cutlery, a waste disposal that didn't work and most of all, when we went to use the oven (which was all stained and marked on the top - so obviously had not been replaced) it was absolutely filthy inside. The location of the property was terrible (in the middle of offices and places of work). There were very little evening activities and if one was interested in something such as dreamcatcher making - or the like - you had to sign up for it 48 hours in advance. On vacation, I don't always know what I'm doing or where I'm going to be 48 hours in advance. So, even although Aristar is changing it's name and "upgrading" to Mountainview, it hasn't upgraded it's accommodations as expected. Very disappointing!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- It is nearly impossible for anyone who is in any way sensitive to the beauty and grandeur of nature to stand in this special place and not feel the power that the Pimas refer to as the strong medicine of the South Mountain Preserve. Here, we have rediscovered a special place to share with our owners and guests. This is truly a place of deep relaxation and natural beauty. A place gently cradled in the largest regional wilderness park preserve in the country which covers over 50 square miles of pristine Sonoran desert. Surrounded by unspoiled panoramas and teeming with a stunning variety of wildlife that belongs to this desert community, it is seemingly a remote retreat, minutes from downtown Phoenix. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Desert Arroyo Hotel Phoenix
- Canyonview Hotel Phoenix
- Canyonview Hotel South Mountain Preserve