This hotel has the stellar feature of being not more that 10 minutes drive from the airport,
but with no hint of noise from either takeoff or landing. Despite being surrounded by airport
runways and freeways, this resort has the feel of being remote from the city, carved from
the rocks that lend it their name.
We needed a room for a night before moving to a timeshare, and this was the ideal solution as
no time was wasted in transit to lodging after our long flight from Canada.
We were concerned that we might have to live in our car for several hours before we could check in, but were delighted to find a room available immediately on our arrival. We were greeted by a cheery parking lot attendant who was happy to look after our car while we checked in.
The check in process was absolutely seamless...we found the waterfall feature behind the check in desk quite soothing....no problem hearing because of the noise!!!!!
We arrived in Phoenix on a day when the TV commentators were sporting down parkas...unfortunately we left ours at home. This would be the first of a period of three days that were the coldest in Phoenix in 30 years and this is a hotel that is best enjoyed in very warm weather. On a previous visit we lounged by one of the several pools and soaked up the heat, ate our meals outdoors, and enjoyed exploring the area around the hotel.
This time we shivered in the dining room, where we enjoyed an excellent meal, great wine, served by staff who must have been frozen, but were nevertheless upbeat and cheerful.
The breakfast buffet was outstanding, particularly the omelets, and the server and the cook
provided outstanding service.
Our room, thank heavens, had central heat, so we retreated there to warm up.
Rooms and bathrooms were large and beautifully appointed, spotlessly clean.
Despite the weather we enjoyed our stay immensely (it did warm up a bit the following day),
and will definitely return if we are ever visiting Phoenix.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Impressive Mountaintop Conference Resort with view of Phoenix & Valley of the Sun located in center of historic Twin Buttes area. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Buttes, a Marriott Hotel Tempe
- Marriott Hotel Tempe
- Marriott Hotel Buttes
- Marriott Tempe
- Tempe Marriott