We stayed at the Saguaro from December 6-8, 2012.
This is my 4th visit to Scottsdale and have never had an opportunity to stay in Old Town. Saguaro was definitely a delight and would highly recommend
Good: the pools are unbelievable. Our party was there when it wasn't so busy so we had the pools all to ourselves. It was a bit cooler during the time of our visit but no matter, the pools are heated and the sheltered cabanas were available.
The whole resort is a jumble and a whole mess of color !!! I loved it (my hubby no so much) The walls were awash in orange and yellow and lime green and the comp bikes also matched the paint. There were a lot of kitschy decorations like old cameras and guidebooks in the rooms so those were really cool to look at.
The toiletries and the robe were also top of the line
Location was also 5 star and if you are feeling energetic, you can borrow one of the orange bikes to tour around the property and the city.
Oh and before I forget, the coffee served at the restaurant in the morning is actual espresso, served in a Bodum
Not so good
The trees hanging over the patios on the rooms on the 2nd floor facing the Picante Pool were a bit overgrown that you couldn't really spend a lot of time on the patio without fearing a gecko dropping by unexpectedly. Very minor...we fixed this problem by hanging at the pool instead.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Scottsdale is the place to go for art, shopping and nightlife in the Valley of the Sun. Now there’s a hotel creating even more desire around the desert experience. The Saguaro has arrived, bringing with it a new look to where Old Town, the Arts district and Civic Center Mall meet. Bright, lush and vibrant, it’s a fresh face amid Scottsdale’s buzzing downtown scene.Guestrooms & Suites. The Saguaro experience begins, fittingly enough, outside amid the arid weather and brilliant sunlight of the Sonoran Desert. Each room exterior is accented by the color of a native desert flower, creating a visual spectrum throughout the resort grounds. Inside, your room’s primary color is joined by contemporary and natural furnishings in wood and leather, including hand-crafted pieces imported from Mexico. Services & Amenities: A stay here is about relaxation, nature and yes, our two famous pools. Both are easy walks from every room, heated and ringed by cabanas. The Saguaro Spa welcomes you to de-stress you even further. When it’s time to recharge, the comprehensive fitness center will get you looking your best for around the poolside bar. Guestroom Amenities• All rooms renovated October 2011• Flat screen, wall mounted 42" HDTVs• Authentic, traditional Mexican furniture • Views of Old Town and Civic Center park (select rooms)• Outdoor patios or step out balconies • Soaking tubs and separate shower (suites)• Work desks• Wireless Internet• Stereo with iPod docking station• On-demand movies and music. Meetings: It’s the weather. The golf courses. The deals closed over cocktails by the pool. Whatever the reason, Scottsdale is a top choice for corporate gatherings. The Saguaro provides over 10,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space, indoors and out. We’re ready to make your event a strategic success. Scottsdale’s business climate is dynamic. Companies headquartered in Scottsdale include APL, Dial, Fender, Go Daddy, Kahala Corp, Kona Grill, Medicis, P.F. Chang’s, Rural Metro, iCrossing and Taser, to name a few. ... more less
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