A must stay if your traveling to PHX or just need a staycation. I was born and raised in the Scottsdale area but moved away almost 11 years ago. However, I have been coming back frequently to visit my parents. I have traveled the world and I feel it's safe to say that I am a spa and boutique hotel junky. I initially stayed at the Saguaro when my dad became terminally ill and was placed in a facility close by. Over the next few months, while facilitating my dads care, I would stay at the Saguaro frequently. It became my home away from home. The bright colors and imported mexican furniture had a familiarity of my childhood. Each time I came back I was greeted by the bell men with a warm smile and a sincere welcome back. The front desk, especially Devon and Aurora, made sure I was taken care of. What truly stood out though, was on the day that my father passed, the front desk arranged for not only flowers to be sent up to my room but also a signed card. This card was not the "run of the mill birthday office" card with just names. The staff wrote messages of sympathy. This incredible gesture of kindness was so encouraging at a time of such sadness. Seriously, what hotel does that? If you want all the amenities of a Scottsdale boutique hotel without the snobbery - this is your place. You can get amazing comfort food and drinks at Old Town Whiskey ( great moscow mules and taters. yes, taters) and authentic tuna ceviche, fish tacos and margaritas at Distrito. Hands down one of the best hotels in downtown that captures the soul of Scottsdale and actually has a heart. BTW The John Wayne suite is also an inspiring way to roll. My only complaint is that the spa walls should be thicker.
- 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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