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Westin Kierland Resort and Spa
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   6902 East Greenway Parkway, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 (Paradise Valley)   |  
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“One of Westin's best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

Spent a couple of fabulous days at this Westin, where the food and staff were wonderful.All members of the staff went out of their way to be helpful. Would highly recommend a visit when you are in the area or even a little out of your way.

Room Tip: Ask for a golf course view.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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Sharon, Massachusetts
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51 hotel reviews
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89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

I can't imagine a better large conference resort, generally.
Great layout with lots of meeting space (for 1200+) and other small meeting rooms. Good outdoor space to schmooze as well.
Pool & lazy river looked great, though I never made it there. Golf course is supposed to be great, though pricey.
Rooms are large & clean, with soft 'heavenly' beds & tons of pillows. I slept very well. Wifi is not free in rooms but was in the areas for the conference.
Bathrooms are big with soaking tubs and showers with 2 nozzles, which rocked.
Breakfast buffet was good though $22.
There's also a lovely outdoor shopping mall w/ good restaurants across the street.
Not sure its my prime destination outside of a conference, but for a conference hotel, its hard to beat.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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WestinKierland, Guest Relations Manager at Westin Kierland Resort and Spa, responded to this review, November 20, 2012
Thank you for sharing your recent experience with us. As a top contributer with over 137 reviews, you have a lot of hotels and resorts to compare us to. We are delighted to hear that you had such a great stay during your conference, and that you rated us so highly in so many categories. We strive to provide the best service and accommodations for our guests, whether on vacation or here for business. It sounds as though we suited your group well, and we thank you for taking the time to share some of your highlights with us. We hope that you will return to The Westin Kierland so that you have the opportunity to enjoy more of what the resort has to offer, including our pools and lazy river or a game of golf. Thank you for being a valued guest.
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012 via mobile

I recently stayed at The Westin Kierland as part of a 3 day conference that was at the hotel. It was a lovely place to stay - friendly staff, spacious room, beautiful view of the golf course and overall a great experience. I decided not to get my room serviced and they gave me a $5 voucher for f&b - which I used on having a coffee at their cute little cafe, unexpected and very nice. Also the hotel was very close to the shops in Scotsdale so good for some post-conference retail therapy.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

I really enjoyed this resort. The beds are comfortable and the layout of the hotel is compact in a way that it's easy to get around. The balcony in my room was fantastic. The pool area is gorgeous and includes a water slide, lazy river and flow rider. Golf is just a few steps away and if your lucky enough (or you pay for it), you'll get a room with a view of the course. The food at the hotel was very good, although there weren't a lot of options on the menu. I really enjoyed the outside seating area.

The only downside of this hotel is that I didn't feel like I was in Arizona. The resort could be located anywhere. I don't think I saw one Saguaro cactus, but there were plenty of palm trees. You need to be on one of the upper levels to even see a view of the mountains.

Room Tip: Try to get a room with a view of the golf course.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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WestinKierland, Guest Relations Manager at Westin Kierland Resort and Spa, responded to this review, November 20, 2012
Thank you for sharing your feedback from your recent stay. We appreciate hearing about your Kierland experience. We hope that you had the opportunity to enjoy the pools, lazy river and our brand new FlowRider, even though you were traveling on business. We are disappointed to hear that you felt our resort lacked an "Arizona" feeling, as we pride ourselves in treasuring the essence of arizona with the materials used to build the resort, the art that is displayed throughout the hallways that tells the story, and the significance of every name given to our meeting spaces and dining venues. We are sorry to hear that you missed out on learning some of the Arizona history shared through our property. However, we are delighted to hear of your satisfaction with our amenities, property layout, and views. Thank you again for taking the time to share your review, and we hope to welcome you back in the future.
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Alameda, California, United States
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

We had a nice, clean room with a flat screen, a tub and a shower, refrigerator and a great view overlooking the bar/outdoor dining/fire pit/golf course/lake. The resort has a bagpiper who plays every night @ 5-great if you like bagpipes. They had multiple sitting areas with fireplaces, fire pots and the major fire pit which were perfect for the cool nights. Maybe it was the wind direction when we were there, but if we opened the sliding door to go out onto the balcony in the evening, the smell /smoke of the fire pit came into the room. Not so great-we keep the sliding door closed and did not sit out on the balcony in the evenings. If you play golf, the course was right outside. Typical of resort courses, the fairways sloped towards the center to keep the duffer's balls on the fairway and out of the rough. The pool area was very nice with great poolside service and there was a separate kiddies pool. Perfect if you are trying to escape your our and don't want to spoil your adult time with kids. The spa and work out facilities were first class.
One big gripe. When paying $270+$35 (tax) a night, why do I have to pay another $20/day for internet? Every motel for under $100/night has it for free.

Room Tip: best views are of the golf course and lake not of the parking lot
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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WestinKierland, Guest Relations Manager at Westin Kierland Resort and Spa, responded to this review, November 20, 2012
Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We appreciate hearing your detailed feedback. It is great to know that you enjoyed your overall experience, including the resort surroundings and our Bagpipes at Sunset series. We are sorry to hear that the direction of the wind impaired you from enjoying your balcony in the evenings, but it sounds as though you took advantage of our Dreamweaver's Canyon fire pit instead set to the backdrop of the golf course. Thank you for sharing your photos of your guest room views. We will be sure to share all of your feedback with our management teams so that we may work to correct the challenges you experienced for our future guests, and hopefully you as well on a return visit to The Westin Kierland. Thank you again for taking the time to share your review.
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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Attended a conference here in October, third time I've stayed at this resort now. Rooms are spacious and I was given a room overlooking the outdoor eating / drinking area. I was worried that noise would be an issue but it was no problem.
WiFi is great in general areas and rooms and is included in the resort charge. WiFi in conference areas no so good. Didn't work on the room authentication! This is V poor in my opinion, I paide for resort wide wifi!

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012 via mobile

We stayed at this property for a conference. The grounds were beautiful and service fantastic. Our transitions from event to event were seamless. The room was nice. We didn't get to enjoy many amenities but will in the future. The only negative is location. Resort is rather far away from other attractions. Super comfy bed!

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 6902 East Greenway Parkway, Scottsdale, AZ 85254
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Location: United States > Arizona > Central Arizona > Scottsdale > Paradise Valley
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Business Hotel in Scottsdale
#8 Spa Hotel in Scottsdale
#10 Luxury Hotel in Scottsdale
#10 Top resorts Hotel in Scottsdale
#21 Family Hotel in Scottsdale
#24 Romantic Hotel in Scottsdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Westin Kierland Resort and Spa 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the 730-acre North Scottdale Kierland Community, among the McDowell Mountains and Sonoran Desert, The Westin Kierland Resort and Spa proudly champions Arizona's colorful history and culture ... more   less 
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