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4000 N Drinkwater Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
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#59 of 92 hotels in Scottsdale
Location
4.7
Cleanliness
4.0
Service
4.1
Value
3.8
Step onto Old Town Scottsdale in 60 seconds. The Monarch features beautiful yellow and orange accents like its butterfly namesake. The peaceful Calma Pool is at the center of our six-building property, complete with a Hammock Haven. Across the courtyard is the larger, more lively pool. Splash parties, a hot tub, walk-up bar, yard games, cabanas, and weekend DJ-style music. Book a massage with our partner, Todd Miller's Spa and Wellness. Or lift weights in the fitness center, which overlooks the main pool through floor-to-ceiling windows. Plus, La Flora is our onsite restaurant and cafe, offering delicious dining options. Enjoy breakfast or a quick coffee and pastry from the cafe, or settle in for dinner at the restaurant. Inside your modern room, you'll find a mini-fridge, drip coffee, and a Roku for streaming. Outside your door, there are endless Southwestern food and entertainment options. Catch a baseball game at Scottsdale Stadium, a five-minute walk away. Browse cactus-inspired trinkets along Scottsdale Road. And The Mission is a converted church serving Latin cuisine and hand-crafted margaritas. Spice up your getaway with a stay at The Monarch.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Center with Internet Access
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Sauna
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Poolside bar
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
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Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Rachel wrote a review Feb 5
Boston, Massachusetts4 contributions2 helpful votes
Sonder The Monarch has appeared to undergo a change of ownership that was not reflected on Priceline where I completed my booking. We reached out to Priceline and a representative was able to secure a cancellation with front desk staff at Sonder The Monarch, who said they would read out within 24-48 hours but they never did. We never checked into the hotel and did not receive our refund for $350 across four evenings. This is completely unacceptable.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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EllenM0rgan wrote a review Jul 2022
Birmingham, Alabama86 contributions25 helpful votes
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I unfortunately did not have a chance to stay here but I did book a cabana for the day via resort pass. I looked at quite a few different hotels who offered cabana and day bed rentals and felt The Saguaro was the best deal and still agree with that! There was a food & beverage minimum with the cabana rental (I did know this ahead of time but it was ‘fine print.’) Luckily the wonderful staff (especially Liz!) keep the pitchers coming and the food was delicious…meting the minimum was no problem. My only complaint is that the water was somewhat cloudy, but not concerning. I also completely understand that I was visiting the day after their 4th of July pool party and was satisfied that I could smell pool chemicals/chlorine. Bonus Points: Free Parking, close by Old Town Scottsdale, get the taco trio.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Kristy L, Guest Services / Front Office at Sonder The Monarch
Responded Jul 16, 2022
Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent visit to experience our Picante Pool. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your day and Liz's great hospitality. We hope you will choose to join us again.
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Cecilia Y wrote a review Feb 3
St. George's, Grenada19 contributions5 helpful votes
This was my first experience staying at this hotel. Nice location. The exterior of the hotel looks decent, it looks like the pictures. There was an upfront parking fee, but after arriving it is unclear why there is a fee. It is self parking and no parking permits distributed to identify which cars paid. The room was basic no frills. The room was not the cleanest. There were tufts of hair on the floor. The TV has Roku and other streaming services, but you have to use your own accounts to be able to watch anything. We had a connecting door to the next room. We could hear the TV and conversation from the next room. Traveling with my daughter I felt uneasy there.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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MChods wrote a review Jan 2023
Gallup, New Mexico82 contributions7 helpful votes
I was really excited to be staying in Old Town Scottsdale. I have been traveling around the US for work and have a few friends in the Phoenix area. So I figured I’d stay a few extra days in the area to spend time with friends. When I first pulled up, I had to drive around the entire complex to find my building. Because of how much luggage I am traveling with for work, I had to find a spot as close to the elevator as possible because there was no luggage cart. It took me 5 trips up and down to get everything inside. Although the place was relatively clean, there was hair in the bathtub and sink that I wish I didn’t haven’t to clean myself. Also, I had a few meetings Friday morning and there was not desk or even chair to sit in. I had to get a camping chair from my car and set it up in front of the dresser. In many ways, this felt more like a dorm room than a hotel stay. Also, there is plenty of parking, yet they charge $15 a night. Why not just build it into the cost of the stay? That being said, the bed was comfy, the property was great with the pool, hot tub, and gym and the location was fantastic as I was able to walk into Old Town Scottsdale within moments. What I paid was reasonable for what I got. There was a big storm heading through northern Arizona that I had to beat out in order to get to my next destination in Gallup, NM, so I vacated the property a day early - the basics of the place made it an easy decision to do without asking for or worrying about a refund. Would recommend this for visitors on a budget. If you are looking for something a little more upscale, look elsewhere.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Room Tip: If you have lots of luggage - stay on the first floor!
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Paul M wrote a review Jan 2023
Revelstoke, Canada2 contributions2 helpful votes
By far one of the worst Experiences I have ever had. We were booked there for an event. Stayed two nights, rooms were cheap and dirty. Digital lock code given to us did not work, tried phoning front desk , just got call center. Wifi didn’t work, couldn’t call front desk as there were no phones in room. Bathroom light and very loud fan came on at same time. Bedside lights were like 5 w bulbs. On the afternoon of our first day a new guest was assigned to our room and entered while we were inside. On our departure day we asked for a late checkout to 12:00. Cleaning staff showed up at 11:00 and asked us to vacate. This is neither a VRBO or a hotel.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Jennifer S wrote a review Jan 2023
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This was a motel with no housekeeping service unless you wanted to pay extra. Everything is original, and the furnishings are from IKEA. It reminded me of my daughter's first place in college with a mini fridge and no microwave. No water pressure at all in the shower. Popcorn ceilings, tiny bathroom with a plastic door that wouldn't close and left a 2" gap so I had no privacy. Since there is no housekeeping, people were leaving bags of garbage outside of their room in the hallways. You could hear every single sound around you. Here's what I liked: the heating and cooling in the room worked fast. The proximity to Old Town Scottsdale can't be beat. The comforter was soft and so were the pillows.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Do not be fooled by their star rating. This is a very old MOTEL.
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Doc L wrote a review Jan 2023
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Ridiculous non-functioning "check-in" process. Will never go back to any Sonders. Completely annoyed at your useless system, lack of phone numbers, and attempt to provide no service. Horrible process with more information than a hotel needs.....and it doesn't even work.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from Sonder Team, Owner at Sonder The Monarch
Responded 1 week ago
Hi, your honest feedback is appreciated. We’re sad to hear about your experience with our check-in process. Our app has all the contact options you need during your stay. You can use the app, call, text, or email us 24/7. We’d like to learn more about your stay to help us identify how we can improve for the future. Please reach out to our support team at any time.
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Audrey wrote a review Jan 2023
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I booked a reservation through Priceline, upon check-in, I found out the rooms only have streaming services (i.e. Netflix). There are two NFL games on Saturday as well as games on Sunday. It's not possible to watch the NFL or any other games. I contacted Priceline to cancel, they contacted the hotel and the hotel refused to let me cancel my reservation. I had to pay for the room and book another hotel.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Response from Sonder Team, Owner at Sonder The Monarch
Responded 1 week ago
Your feedback is important to us. We're sorry to hear you were disappointed with the cancellation policy. We provide a disclaimer on our listing regarding the lack of cable at this property, and we apologize if anything was unclear. For the best booking experience, we recommend booking directly on our site. We hope you'll allow us to host you in the future.
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Pyow wrote a review Jan 2023
Detroit, Michigan124 contributions64 helpful votes
Positives: - Great property overall with beautiful lobby area - Beautiful pools - Our bed was SOOOO comfortable - Priced right - LOCATION - walk out the property and you are in Old Town Scottsdale - No key cards. Everything done by email/cell phone. Things that were challenging for us: - The bathroom door was a sliding closet door that didn’t close all the way. Not a great design - our room had an adjoining door to the room next to us and we could hear EVERYTHING through that door. I would consider staying here again.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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wshaw7 wrote a review Dec 2022
Dallas, Texas1 contribution1 helpful vote
Do not stay here. You cannot speak with anyone at the front desk. Sonder refused to allow us to modify our reservation despite canceling it outside the three day policy. Stuck talking with people isn’t he Philippines that are inept. AVOID AT ALL COSTS!!!
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
$129 - $345 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Saguaro Scottsdale
LOCATION
United StatesArizonaCentral ArizonaScottsdaleDowntown Scottsdale
NUMBER OF ROOMS
194
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sonder The Monarch
Which popular attractions are close to Sonder The Monarch?
Nearby attractions include Scottsdale Center for the Arts (0.1 miles), Old Town Scottsdale (0.2 miles), and See's Candies (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Sonder The Monarch?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Sonder The Monarch?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Sonder The Monarch?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Sonder The Monarch?
Yes, paid private parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sonder The Monarch?
Conveniently located restaurants include Rehab Burger Therapy, Sugar Bowl Ice Cream Parlor, and Daily Dose.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sonder The Monarch?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Is Sonder The Monarch located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Scottsdale.
Are any cleaning services offered at Sonder The Monarch?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Sonder The Monarch?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Sonder The Monarch offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.