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Hotel Valley Ho
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   6850 East Main Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85251   |  
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Helena, Montana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful Stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

Our first room had a little bit of a musty smell, when we let them know they moved us to a new room without question. It was a wonderful room with a pool view. The staff was very friendly, the fitness room was very clean with nice equipment. The entire hotel was clean. The pool area was very nice and the bar staff very accommodating. Our flight left at 5:30 PM so we asked for a late check out and they let us stay until 2:00. Great place, great location, with friendly staff. We were there for business and pleasure and we would definitely return.

Room Tip: Higher floors have better views. Building 5 was a little close to the road so I could hear road noi...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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Kristin_Heggli, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Valley Ho, responded to this review, December 10, 2012
I apologize for the musty room smell - our housekeeping team is very diligent and works to ensure all guest rooms are spotless and smelling fresh. Thank you for your review, and come see us again!
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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81 reviews 81 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

Traveled to Scottsdale on business for a conference at the Hotel Valley Ho. Very cool place! 1960's decor and very well maintained. Pool area is great, as is the hotel bar and outdoor fire pit area. Staff was friendly, courteous, and attentive. Also very close to Old Town Scottsdale and a variety of restaurants, bars, and shopping. We did not eat in the restaurant, but did have some snacks outside by the firepit. The onion straws were excellent! Good place to stay if you're tired of the chain hotels.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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Kristin_Heggli, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Valley Ho, responded to this review, December 12, 2012
I definitely recommend a meal in ZuZu if you see us again (and we hope you do). Happy holidays!
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Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

Vally Ho has great service, very hip style in a great location. Walking distance from the Artwalk, shops and great restaurants. The pool is heated to 81 degrees and the bed is super soft! We enjoyed breakfast at ZuZu which also serves lunch and dinner. The lounge is chill and offers a nighty happy hour.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kristin_Heggli, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Valley Ho, responded to this review, December 12, 2012
Thanks for your review! It sounds like you had a fun time in Scottsdale. Come and see us again soon.
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Chicago, Illinois
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111 reviews 111 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Retro decor hotel with a really fun atmosphere. Spacious room, decorated with vintage toys...slinky, etch a sketch and Jenga. Brought back great memories of years gone by. Excellent staff from the time you arrive from the valet on... A memorable stay. Must have been a large party on Friday night. Noisy group coming and going from 2:30 a.m. til after 3:00. Other nights, very quiet.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kristin_Heggli, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Valley Ho, responded to this review, December 10, 2012
I'm glad you had a fun stay at the hotel! We appreciate your comments.
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Cadillac, MI
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13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

This is the second time I have stayed at this hotel. I booked a good deal through Orbitz and had a wonderful stay while I was in AZ on business. I absolutely love the Frank Sinatra meets the Jetson's decor of this hotel. The rooms are very comfy and really blow you back to the 60's. The food at the restaurant there was also very good. The staff was really friendly and made sure you had everything you needed. I went out to the pool area to read while my room was being made up and the bartender at the pool brought me a nice big glass of water without me even asking for it. Would highly recommend this hotel for a unique get away experience. I went and got a body massage in the spa and it was one of the best I have ever had, they were running a sale and it cost $75.00 which I thought was a very good price for a 60 minute. If you look really close at the hotel exterior you will see that it has been around for awhile but I really feel like they have taken good care of it since it was built in the 50's and have gone to great lengths to ensure that the interior is up to date and clean.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kristin_Heggli, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Valley Ho, responded to this review, December 10, 2012
Thank you for your review! I'm glad you were able to experience our spa. The massage therapists there are definitely great! We hope you will visit us again soon.
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Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

This is one of the greatest hotels I have discovered. Love the mid century design. The food was excellent, vallete guys were great, room service was fast and fresh and the pool staff were fun and friendly. The only complaint I would have was the bar staff seemed a little unfriendly even at slow times. I did read some of the bad reviews on trip adviser and can't understand why it was so awfull for these people, but my experiance was one of the best.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Kristin_Heggli, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Valley Ho, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
We appreciate your review! I'd love some additional information about your experience at the bar so we can review any issues with our restaurant team. We hope to see you again.
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Milford, Connecticut
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

We stayed here overnight before flying back home at the end of a long vacation. I had read about the hotel's party atmosphere and wondered whether it would be a good place for our 2 young kids but liked the retro look of it and thought it would be a different place to stay after our trek around the state. We stayed in a Tower room and I was glad to be up high. The kids loved the balcony and we all loved the look of the room. The shower was great -- nice water pressure which was a change from some of the other Arizona locations where we had been. The bar and restaurant were a bit loud -- there was some kind of Absolut vodka promotion happening and the music was thumping -- but our room was high enough that we didn't hear it. My husband and I did stop down for a drink after putting the kids to bed and got prompt and pleasant service from the bartender. The valet guys were also helpful and pleasant.
So 4 stars instead of 5 for what? Well, the pool, which is always a huge priority for our kids, was left dark rather than lit up when we went out there in the evening and so the kids stumbled around when they tried to swim after we had inquired whether it was open and lit for swimming. Our son ended up with a huge bruise on his leg when he fell trying to get out. Also, the beds and pillows weren't great. And the walls are really thin. We were awakened in the middle of the night by some loud "activity" in another room.
But, all in all, we had a good experience there. it is well situated near numerous restaurants and galleries, and it is a fun place to stay. They really do the retro thing well.

Room Tip: Higher floors are away from the noise of the bar and have good views.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kristin_Heggli, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Valley Ho, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Thank you for your review! We do occasionally have events in our lounge, which are listed on our website. Regarding the lighting at the pool, there are lights underwater, by the cabanas, and by the palm trees. Our underwater lights weren't working one evening this month; I'm not sure if that is when you visited the pool. Our engineering team has fixed the problem. Our beds are made locally by Simmons and our pillows are I'm sorry to hear about your evening noise issue! The rooms in The Tower are situated as a suite connected to a smaller room (which can also be a two-bedroom suite). The walls between the two-bedroom units are very thick concrete. We hope to see you again!
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Address: 6850 East Main Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
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Location: United States > Arizona > Central Arizona > Scottsdale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Scottsdale
#4 Luxury Hotel in Scottsdale
#6 Romantic Hotel in Scottsdale
#7 Business Hotel in Scottsdale
#8 Green Hotel in Scottsdale
#20 Family Hotel in Scottsdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Valley Ho 4*
Number of rooms: 194
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