I booked this hotel in March of 2013 via Priceline and at first was a little taken back by the reviews especially because I still paid nearly $200 per night, and some of them weren’t so great. When I arrived, I actually asked to upgrade my room from a standard one to a room in one of the newer section of the hotel and was very happy with my accommodations overall.
As people said, the facilities themselves are very nice and the resort itself is very huge, I think there are 6 pools all together. The section where I stayed reminded me more of a condo than a hotel, with it’s own separate parking lot and I basically had a pool and hot tub to myself the whole time I was there right out my back door as it was not a busy time of year there.
I did not eat at the fancier restaurant at the resort but did have a meal and a few beers at the pub connected to the main part of the hotel. It was nice to have a place to get a drink on-site, but the food was not great to be honest. Overall there service here and the staff of the whole resort were very pleasant. At the main pool area there is also a cabana where you can get lunch and drinks while you hand out poolside.
The resort is on the main strip in Scottsdale, but on the edge of what I’d call the main downtown area. You couldn’t walk from there to the bars and restaurants (unless you REALLY wanted to) but the cab ride is under 10 minutes and cheap. I was actually waiting for a cab one night outside the lobby and one of the hotel employees gave me a lift in their courtesy van instead for free.
Finally, the room I got was very nice but remember I upgraded from a standard and people seem to have had an issue with those. My room had a huge living area with couch/flat screen/fireplace, little eating nook, and a patio outback that was right next to the hot tub and pool. Again, this room reminded more of a condo. One issue were the beds, as they were VERY basic and may be the worst I’ve had in a hotel.
Overall, this isn’t a 4-star resort, but 3.5 more like it. I would stay here again, but would also pursue other options with a little more luxury, which is what I had expected when booking a 4-start resort in Scottsdale on Priceline at nearly $200/night. My recommendation is to not stay in a standard room, but try and upgrade if you can, I think it cost me $20 more a night.
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