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“Hidden treasure. We LOVED it!” 5 of 5 stars
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SmokeTree Resort & Bungalows
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   7101 E Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85253   |  
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Ranked #43 of 78 Hotels in Scottsdale
Tucson AZ
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Hidden treasure. We LOVED it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Raves for the Smoke Tree! Everything about it shines. We didn't feel like customers, we felt like guests. Simple luxury: huge old trees, a sparkling pool, attentive staff, immaculate rooms and grounds. The desk guy who welcomed us took the time to show us to our room, and pointed out the pair of owls that roost in the big trees on the property; he is quite knowledgeable about local birds and plants. There are bird feeders all around the grounds and lots of native birds.
There is a fabulous grocery store (AJs) a 3 minute walk away that supplied us with breakfast and hot dinner that we enjoyed on our patio. We didn't use the bikes available, but they looked like they are well maintained and there are helmets. We enjoyed the pool and the bocce court.
The property is mid-century classic, lovingly maintained. Peaceful, private, beautiful, friendly, convenient, fun, comfortable. A sweet place. Thank you Smoke Tree!

  • Stayed November 2012, 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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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Germany
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

We stayed at this wonderful hotel for one night during a tour throughout the western states. As we had some problems with the rented car and needed to change it, I called the Smoketree Resort to let them know that we were running late. They were so friendly and when we arrived, they even asked how everything worked out. The bungalow that we got was super clean, very nice and comfy appointed. We had a living room with kitchen area, a separated bedroom, a walk-in closet and a bathroom - just so much room for the both of us. The a7c worked fine and the windows kept every noise from outside away. It had a bit of a 50s charme to it, but in a good way.
Our bungalow also had not only a private parking lot right next to the front door, but also a private patio and backyard, which we relly enjoyed. We also saw a BBQ outside, but as for the rainy weather we did not use it.

The TV was not working and so the guy that showed us our room also fixed it right away - even though it was after 8pm. He also recommended some good restaurants and a supermarket nearby, which was very helpfull.

We would definately stay in the Smoketree Resort again, it is a great Hotel and so much more cozy than all the big Hotels in Scottsdale.

  • Stayed September 2012, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

We came in town for a wedding and stayed 1 nt. very quiet location in the mikddle of town, nice bed, soft pillows. walked to coffee and bagels and hung out by pool. night manager was very helpful with our late check in.

Room Tip: we had a king bungalow, good size.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012 via mobile

The room looked great on arrival. Quite homely and comfortable. The man on reception was pleasant and friendly.
It wasn't until I had a shower that I realised how utterly disgusting a repulsive this place was (see my pics)
The shower smelt like it hadn't been cleaned in a long time. There was plenty orange and brown scum around the taps and drain as well as the head off the last guests razor!
The tap nozzle in the bathroom sink was caked with mould and fungus and probably hepatitis, I uploaded a lovely pic of this for u to see.
Used plastic cutlery covered in food from previous guests left on kitchen bench which leads me to believe that they.only made our bed after last guests departed.
Bathroom walls covered in what looked like dry urine or bodily fluids. DO NOT STAY HERE... I FEEL DIRTY JUST THINKING ABOUT IT

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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STmanager, Manager at SmokeTree Resort & Bungalows, responded to this review, October 12, 2012
Perfect daily housekeeping and guest room cleanliness is a top priority here at the SmokeTree. With a highly trained staff of only three room attendants, each having worked here for over four years, we are very good and consistent at this. The overwhelming number of reviews shown below all enforce this standard. Further, each room is double checked by the Manager on Duty before every arrival and so we dispute this review. We challenge it’s validity and consider it to be deceptive. Our website shows detailed pictures of the rooms and they will look just like that when you start your enjoyable visit to Scottsdale and the SmokeTree.
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Brussels, Belgium
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

At first, you think the place is closed and run-down, but behind the dark entrance, you find a little treasure.
This place was the best thing to end our big trip of the south west: calm, nice rooms (suites), beautifull grounds...relax and enjoy!

  • Stayed July 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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Glendale, Arizona, United States
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

Smoking Tree really exceeded my expectations. Once you get the past the entrance with the closed restaurant (it give it the abandoned feeling) the grounds are beautiful. We checked in on Saturday about 4pm.. .Eric (I think his name) was very friendly and informative. The grounds were VERY clean and so was our bungalow. The place was quiet, clean and everyone was helpful. We had been informed that it was less then half full and you could see we had the place pretty much to ourselves.
Sunday, however ... call to the desk to see if we could get a third coffee mug (as there were 3 of us) hmmm.... woman was not so friendly. (Not mean but soooo should not be in customer service.) We also asked about some activities in the area.. a farmers market that is every Sunday in Scottsdale .. we wanted to know the location (she knew nothing about it). We also asked if we could get a later check out ... there were no other guest there really and we wanted to use the pool as it had rained the day before. she said she could spare us 45 min.
With the exception of her .. our overnight stay was very nice.

Room Tip: Bungalows are roomy, with large closet, microwave and small fridge, as well as a patio.
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  • Stayed July 2012, 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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88 reviews 88 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

We loved our king bungalow, and this place is close to everything in Scottsdale, with plenty of restaurants nearby, and a nice boutique grocery next door. The front desk staff was extremely friendly and helpful.

If you want a laid-back stress-free place to stay, that is also a great bargain and alternative to the national chains, this place is for you.

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about SmokeTree Resort & Bungalows

Address: 7101 E Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85253
Location: United States > Arizona > Central Arizona > Scottsdale
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 Top resorts Hotel in Scottsdale
#37 Romantic Hotel in Scottsdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — SmokeTree Resort & Bungalows 3*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Smoke Tree Resort & Bungalows is a true desert oasis. Five lush acres are home to 26 recently remodeled suites and bungalows. These individual private retreats offer luxury accommodations with all the modern amenities. Enjoy a workout or relax poolside in the manicured gardens. The expert staff arrange everything from golf and tennis to hiking or massage. World-class shopping and dining is just steps away. Life is too short to sleep in chain hotels! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Smoketree Resort & Bungalows Hotel Scottsdale
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Smoke Tree Hotel
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