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Scottsdale Villa Mirage
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   7887 East Princess Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85255   |  
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Ranked #46 of 79 hotels in Scottsdale
LaCrosse, WA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

This resort is absolutely beautiful. The rooms were large: kitchen, livingroom, bathroom and bedroom. I love having two doors into the bathroom, one from the living area and one from the
bathroom. You can't beat having a washer and dryer in the unit. The swimming pool and additional hot tub and children's pool were great. Didn't use the spa but ordered from the small
restaurant. The only trouble we had was finding the resort in the dark for a late arrival.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

My family and I took a much needed weekend get away and stayed at the Villa Mirage and overall had a wonderful experience! My kids really enjoyed the play ground, the pool, and the local wildlife. It was also nice to take a moment for myself in the Sauna while the kids were entertained in the activities room. The room was clean with fresh linens as to be expected. We did have one small problem with the ceiling fan being a bit squeaky but we spoke to Dawn she was very helpful and attentive to our needs and she immediately sent maintenance to our room. Generally, Villa Mirage was a great find and a diamond in the rough! Thank you!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

We had several day exchange. Very satisfied with our 1 bedroom unit. Roomy kitchen fully and nicely appointed. Comfortable sofa. Great most comfortable bed and bedding. The type of topper where the other person can't feel you move. Pool area was classy and people hung out reasonably. Too hot during our stay to play tennis but courts looked beautiful, would have been good for evening tennis but was still 97 degrees those days!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Naperville, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

The resort is located just east of Scottsdale road, south of 101 loop. Once you have located the property, and that takes a bit of dectective work, its convenient to many local restaurants and attractions. The accomodations are comfortable and spacious if a bit dated. The pool is refreshing on a hot day but a bit underwhelming in appearance. If there is a downside to the resort, its the continuing pressure to listen to a sales pitch for buying in to Diamond Resorts properties.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Marana, Arizona
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139 reviews 139 reviews
34 hotel reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

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.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Munich, Germany
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37 reviews 37 reviews
31 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

We stayed at this Diamond resort in December 2012 to visit Phoenix and the surrounding areas. We booked a studio which was clean and well maintained. However our unit was facing to the north without a view or anything. This is caused by the poor layout of the buildings where a 1 bedroom unit and a Studio are connected with each other by a lock-off. If you book a studio there make sure it is not one of the units we had or simply upgrade to a 1 bedroom unit.
The resort itself is properly maintained and the swimming pool area is like all the other property beautifully designed.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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diamondresorts, Manager at Scottsdale Villa Mirage, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry that you did not fully enjoy your accommodations. At Scottsdale Villa Mirage, we recognize that every guest has needs that are unique to them.
While the resorts positioning prevents us from being able to offer scenic views to every guest of the resort we are happy to take into consideration any special unit requests, when notified ahead of time. Due to high occupancy rates, we cannot guarantee that requests of this type will be fulfilled at check in. Please know that whenever possible our management and front desk team members will do everything within their power to reassign your guestroom, without having to move another guest. We truly apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you and we hope this has not marred your stay with us. We hope you are willing to give us a second chance and stay at our resort again. Your business with us is sincerely appreciated and we wish you the best on all your future travels.
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Stockton california
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

We just completed a family vacation in Scottsdale with rooms both at the Villa Mirage and the Sheraton Desert Oasis. At the last minute I decided it would be best if our youngest adult son had his own room, and since the Sheraton was booked, we decided to try out the Villa Mirage which is separated from the Sheraton by only a gate. First of all, this room was a fabulous value!!! My son had a one bedroom unit -- far more room than he really needed -- and we paid less for it than any of the rooms that we had rented at the Sheraton. The Villa Mirage is an older looking resort; its decor is definitely dated. Still, it's certainly acceptable. Best of all, though, the room was very spacious with tons of space. My son had a full kitchen, with a full size oven and fridge and lots of counter space. We even prepared one of our meals in his room simply because he had the more spacious kitchen. The pool is lovely, and while ours at the Sheraton was actually being heated (!), the pool at the Mirage was refreshingly cool. Best of all, the service at the Villa Mirage was wonderful; everyone was kind, thoughtful, and extremely helpful!!! We would definitely stay here again! And if anyone staying at the Sheraton -- like us -- happens to need a room at the last minute, the Villa Mirage is very convenient, a very short walk through the gate. My son found no difficulty at all in moving back and forth between resorts. Finally, at no time were we bothered about attending a time share demonstration. This was especially nice. In short, this is a great place to stay, particularly if you are traveling on a budget!

Room Tip: Don't settle for the studio; go for the one bedroom unit.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
Scottsdale Villa Mirage Hotel Scottsdale
Scottsdale Villa Mirage Hotel
Scottsdale Hotel Mirage
Scottsdale Resort Mirage
Address: 7887 East Princess Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Location: United States > Arizona > Central Arizona > Scottsdale
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#17 Top resorts Hotel in Scottsdale
#46 Business Hotel in Scottsdale
#49 Family Hotel in Scottsdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Scottsdale Villa Mirage 3*
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