I arrived in Arizona on June 19th in the middle of 117* weather...the best feeling ever! When I walked outside to catch my SUPERSHUTTLE to SAGUARO...I thought..."this is definitely where I belong." The shuttle was prompt ...driver was incredibly friendly and sexy (very Johnny Depp-esqe..but the hotel/motel was what really drew my attention! Caveat: I was not initially intending on going to Arizona...my destination was NEW MEXICO, but "landed" in ARIZONA!!!
The pictures on TRIPADVISOR are completely true and accurate in showing the overall appearance of The SAGUARO! My room was 604 w/ a double...and a patio! With the view from my patio, you have a clear oversite of several museums, eateries and the DISTRIO (main restaurant). I highly recommend going to the orange table...great breakfast and drinks! For ice cream/gelato go to the little shop next door...the gentleman that runs the place is from southern Italy and is really nice...and generous! However, if you are looking for a little adventure go to the scottsdale gelato/creamery...more of a selection! But back to the hotel...it is a hotel/motel!
The facilities are great...the rooms are spacious and very vibrant in color! If you browse through the pics on TRIPADVISOR the bathrooms are exactly how they are pictured. The decoration in each room is very southwest and native in culture...some will even have you "thinking"! I did not use any of the water bar as it was too expensive...went to the local CVS down the street and around the corner. The shower has great water pressure...and an incredible soothing feeling...nothing like at my house or state! But better yet, housekeeping was available if you needed anything extra...like my favorite...coffee...there is a KUERIG in every room!
Last, but not least the hotel is surrounded my tons and tons of restaurants. Since you are also in Old Town Scottsdale, you will see alot of tourist and bargain shops...be weary of the ones you go to! The fashion district is only 15mins by walk or 3mins by trolley (free of charge).
Thank you Greg D. and the wonderful staff of The SAGUARO for making my trip a worthwhile adventure...I do plan on revisiting sometime next year...same time, same place! Thank you!
- 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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