This is the first time I am giving an excellent review to a "chain type hotel", that is not the Ritz, St. Regis, or Four Seasons. I usually reserve an excellent rating only for a stay that is an absolute delight in everyway, including being unique.
This "chain" hotel "fits the bill" for being wonderful. It is new and in a great location. We arrived in Phoenix two weeks ago, late afternoon, and were not picking up our rental car until the next day. The Courtyard arranged for a Limo Service to meet us at the airport, at a cost less than a taxi would have been. We were promptly picked up, and had a delightful ride to the hotel
Check-in was quick and efficient. Our room was large, clean, and modern. It had every amenity you could ask for-microwave, mini-fridge, safe, ironing board, WIFI hook-up, large desk, comfy couch and bed, soft sheets, and efficient AC.The AC did cycle on & off, but we were so tired we only woke up a few times, and our room was nice and cool. Even though this hotel is "right on" a major highway, we did not hear any traffic while sleeping. We had a nice view of a nearby mountain, and the hotel courtyard with swimming pool below.
After unpacking we went to the lobby area and were "wowed"! There were large sitting areas with couches of different shapes and sizes in several sections, which was great for visiting with friends or groups on business. Two computers/printers were located on a large desk area which faced one side of the lobby. They also had two large printers for boarding passes, etc.. There were tables and chairs, couches, and "U-shaped" booths next to the large front windows. Each booth had a flat screen TV mounted on a dividing wall. On the far side of the lobby was a small deli style restaurant, and a full bar. How great to be able to get a Martini in the evening, and a Starbucks coffee in the morning, without leaving the property! On the wall next to the front desks was an interactive map of the area. The entire space was beautifully decorated, and had terrazzo flooring that started at the front door and continued out to the pool. It looked like a river flowing throughout the property, and was representavie of two Indian tribes coming together.
Since we didn't have a rental car, we thought we'd have to take a taxi to a restaurant, but "lo and behold" this hotel has a large van, which takes guests anywhere they need to go within a 3 mile radius. Yea! We chose to go to Old Town. Even though we did not eat at the Mexican restaurat the front desk clerk recommended(too loud and basic), we enjoyed walking around, under a full moon, and found a small Italian restaurant for dinner. Then, we called the number on a card we were given, and within 10 minutes the hotel van was there to pick us up! This was an unexpected plus to our stay.
The courtyard/pool area was very pretty, with fountains, sitting areas, and outdoor heaters. The conference room opened out to this patio area, with a covered seating area.Lovely!
Unless you are specifically going to the Scottsdale area to play golf, go to a spa, or attend a conference, you should definitely stay at this Courtyard Marriott! It's a mini-luxury hotel, WITHOUT the luxury prices of the 5 star resorts. We loved our stay here, and I am very picky!
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