This resort has essentially the same floorplans as the Ridge in Sedona. It's a good design overall for the one bedroom units and they are reasonably spacious. Unlike our experience at the Ridge, Villa Mirage is clean and, although initially there were problems with an internet connection, they were right on top of it and had it solved quickly. The Ridge had been terrible with that and even after days wasn't able to resolve a lost connection. Alas, Diamond Resorts has the policy of charging for internet service except in the case of its best owners groups. That's simply wrong and incredibly out of date. Free internet access has increasingly become the norm in the industry and Diamond is way, way behind on this. While it can be argued that only some people use the internet and that they should pay for access, that argument gets blown out of the water when they don't charge for other amenities which only some people use (the pool or the tennis courts) and they also don't charge their owners with quite large numbers of points for the service. Tacky, tacky, tacky!
Like many timeshares, cable access is considerably more limited than most people are used to at this point.
One very important caution on room selection: there are a number of second floor units and, we understand, even some third floor units. However, there are no elevators, so you may well end up lugging your bags up a number of flights of stairs. You can, of course, request a first floor room and hope that you'll get one, but this is a significant design flaw.
Do follow the directions the resort gives to get to it. Mapquest's directions were way off base.
As best we could tell, there really weren't good, scenic views either at the resort or immediately nearby (although there is nice scenery in the Scottsdale/Phoenix area.
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- Also Known As:
- Scottsdale Villa Mirage Hotel Scottsdale
- Scottsdale Hotel Mirage
- Scottsdale Resort Mirage