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The Saguaro Scottsdale

4000 North Drinkwater Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 06/23/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#57 of 84 hotels in Scottsdale
Scottsdale is the place to go for art, shopping and nightlife in the Valley of the Sun. Now there's a hotel creating even more desire around the desert experience. The Saguaro has arrived, bringing with it a new look to where Old Town, the Arts district and Civic Center Mall meet. Bright, lush and vibrant, it's a fresh face amid Scottsdale's buzzing downtown scene. Guestrooms & Suites: The Saguaro experience begins, fittingly enough, outside amid the arid weather and brilliant sunlight of the Sonoran Desert. Each room exterior is accented by the color of a native desert flower, creating a visual spectrum throughout the resort grounds. Inside, your room's primary color is joined by contemporary and natural furnishings in wood and leather, including hand-crafted pieces imported from Mexico. Services & Amenities: A stay here is about relaxation, nature and yes, our two famous pools. Both are easy walks from every room, heated and ringed by cabanas. The Saguaro Spa welcomes you to de-stress even further. When it's time to recharge, the comprehensive fitness center will get you looking your best for around the poolside bar. Guestroom Amenities• All rooms renovated October 2016• Flat screen, wall mounted 42" HDTVs• Authentic, traditional Mexican furniture • Views of Old Town and Civic Center park (select rooms)• Outdoor patios or step out balconies • Soaking tubs and separate shower (suites)• Work desks• Wireless Internet• Stereo with iPod docking station• On-demand movies and music. Meetings: It's the weather. The golf courses: The deals closed over cocktails by the pool. Whatever the reason, Scottsdale is a top choice for corporate gatherings. The Saguaro provides over 15,000 square feet of flexible indoor and outdoor meeting and event space, with wraparound patios, fireplaces, and a fire pit. We're ready to make your event a strategic success. Scottsdale's business climate is dynamic. Companies headquartered in Scottsdale include APL, Dial, Fender, Go Daddy, Kahala Corp, Kona Grill, Medicis, P.F. Chang's, Rural Metro, iCrossing and Taser, to name a few.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Center with Internet Access
Valet parking
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Coffee shop
Poolside bar
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Cedric T wrote a review Jan 8
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Stayed for a quick weekend getaway, Maya at the front counter was an amazing help making my adjusting my accommodations last minute and making my stay all the better! Will definitely stay here again in the future!
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
Jessica MD wrote a review Nov 2020
Portland, Oregon12 contributions10 helpful votes
Pros: Great location just across from the old town area. The pool area was large and well kept with poolside food and drink service. Friendly staff throughout. Cons: This very large property feels like it was formerly a run down place that was "fixed up" on a budget. The beds were full sized, not queen even though there was enough space for queen rooms. The decor was strange. There was a sheer curtain on one wall that blocked access to the outlets. Popcorn ceilings. The first time we tried to shower the shower was broken and a maintenance person had to come fix it. He was nice and it was fixed in about 20 minutes, but still. The bathroom was small with minimal counter space. The bathroom door was barn style and did not close all the way. The balconies are strange. They are very small, too small for any furniture. There is barely enough space to stand out there. I stayed with two girlfriends and the overall consensus was that the location and pool made up for any shortcomings. I would stay there again, although the rooms could benefit from some changes.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Response from , Owner at The Saguaro Scottsdale
Responded Dec 11, 2020
Hi Jessica, We appreciate your feedback very much! I am happy that you enjoyed the local area and our popular pool! I am sorry to hear you had some difficulties with the shower and glad we were able to respond quickly. I have made notes of your room concerns and they will be considered in future planning. We look forward to seeing you in future visits to Scottsdale!
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Peter wrote a review Nov 2020
Phoenix, Arizona1 contribution1 helpful vote
My Wife and I have stayed here multiple times however this will most likely be the last. I spent the days leading up to the stay arranging room upgrades and the like. Upon my Wife checking in, we were provided the wrong room promised and charged the upgrade fee. Day one of our stay resulted in multiple groups of people drinking and fighting resulting in one group of guys threatening other groups trying to enjoy the pool. He was ultimately arrested. Hey hotel staff, learn when to cut off someone who is drinking that much. Ok so Sunday day two. Left the room to go eat and requested house keeping to visit the room. Needed towels, etc. and a simple cleaning. Put the sign out requesting house keeping and called and spoke to front desk. Returned four hours later to the same messy room. Ok so whatever lets go to the pool. Called again for house keeping. Now mind you I specifically asked about the pool. Yes sir it is heated. No it is not! It was freezing. Secondly the hot tub was hot, however the jets were not operational. Go back to the room to get ready to go out. Guess what, still a mess. Ok so now its Monday. Leaving to go the fashion square mall. Called front desk. Begged for service to the room. At this point we were using wet dirty towels and pool towels. Also no toilet paper left, had to use tissues. Was assured that they would send house keeping. Returned three hours later to the disaster we left. Upon check out on Tuesday morning, the gentlemen had no issues running through the list of fees and charges. He asked me what card I wanted to pay with. I said, you probably should ask me how my stay was. So he did and I told him how poor this visit was. He decided to remove the resort fee. Wow, not very aggressive of a comp considering I paid $550 to stay 15 minutes from home to try and enjoy a staycation. Just an absolutely horrible weekend. Just asked for housekeeping multiple times to no avail. So to recap: all three days dirty room, no house keeping, no toilet paper, no coffee refills, and the ice machine next to us was non functional.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Response from , Owner at The Saguaro Scottsdale
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hello PZPtravelers, I am very disappointed to read about your stay. Please feel free to contact me directly if you would like to discuss, and let us have a chance to bring you back sometime on us! Clint Sparks
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Alfredo A wrote a review Nov 2020
Lake Havasu City, Arizona34 contributions2 helpful votes
Here’s the thing about traveling during a Global Pandemic. It’s different. The Saguaro you knew and loved is in a state of pause, as much of our lives are. The rowdy pool parties, the amazing weddings and the spring training fun are on hold. What’s not on hold are friendly staff like Brennan and Jenny at the Front Desk. As many hotels did not fare well during their closure times, the Saguaro is open, the bright colors still give me a boost of energy, the bougainvilleas are still blooming and the rooms are super clean. They even use this electrostatic germ killer that zaps viruses on surfaces. Services are limited as the hotel adjusts to the needs of a different type of business. (No Breakfast on weekdays but there are places in town for that.) If you need a Four Seasons Experience, don’t come here for that but you’re also not paying Four Seasons prices so get over yourself. P.S. Still Pet Friendly so splurge on a ground floor room with a patio for your pups and don’t forget to pick up after them.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from , Owner at The Saguaro Scottsdale
Responded 3 weeks ago
Alfredo we appreciate your review, and we are so happy you and your pup enjoyed our unique property in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale!
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Shannon wrote a review Nov 2020
4 contributions1 helpful vote
We had nothing but great experiences while here. EVERY single staff we encountered was really friendly and accommodating, and went out of their way to make sure our experience was memorable. This was some of the best treatment we have ever had at a hotel. The hotel has so much character and it's made to foster a great vacation. The pool atmosphere is on point and you couldn't get any closer walking distance to all of Old Town. The hotel itself is a little run down, but the price of the room fairly reflects that. We plan to come back and suggest it others headed to Phoenix Old Town area. Well Done Saquaro!
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Date of stay: October 2020
Room Tip: The 'Pool View' room was worth the upgrade. It's so beautiful & colorful. The...
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Response from , Owner at The Saguaro Scottsdale
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi Shanon, Thank you so much for the great feedback! We are so happy you enjoyed your time with us and cant wait to have you again!
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$84 - $361 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
The Saguaro, a Joie de Vivre Hotel
United StatesArizonaCentral ArizonaScottsdaleDowntown Scottsdale
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Saguaro Scottsdale
Which popular attractions are close to The Saguaro Scottsdale?
Nearby attractions include Scottsdale Center for the Arts (0.2 miles), Old Town Scottsdale (0.2 miles), and Old Adobe Mission (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Saguaro Scottsdale?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Saguaro Scottsdale?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Saguaro Scottsdale?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at The Saguaro Scottsdale?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Saguaro Scottsdale?
Conveniently located restaurants include Rehab Burger Therapy, Sugar Bowl Ice Cream Parlor, and Daily Dose.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Saguaro Scottsdale?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Is The Saguaro Scottsdale located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Scottsdale.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Saguaro Scottsdale?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Saguaro Scottsdale?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Saguaro Scottsdale offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.