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Hotels in Scottsdale?

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Hotels in Scottsdale?

Hi everyone. This site is amazing. I need some really good advice for our first trip to Arizona and I believe this is the best place to get it - so here goes!

We are three ladies from UK (Grandma, Mum and adult daughter). Our trip starts in Las Vegas, then we will hire a car for the next seven days - two nights at Yavapai Lodge in Grand Canyon, two nights in Sedona, three nights in Scottsdale. I have booked Sedona (Best Western Arroyo Roble) but I am really struggling to know the best choice for Scottsdale. We will be there at the end of the first week in May, and would like a nice pool, clean rooms and helpful staff. We have to stay with moderate prices cos other parts of the trip are quite pricey (Las Vegas and 5 nights at a guest ranch) - so- which would be best hotel in Scottsdale - Holiday Inn Express, Best Western Papago Inn, Chapparal Suites or Waterfront Ivy?? We would like to be close to shopping and restaurants, and we are all pretty fit so don't mind some walking as long as the area is safe. Any guidance would be great. Many thanks.

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1. Re: Hotels in Scottsdale?

scottsdale is as varied as you'll find. however, most things are expensive. any hotel along/around scottsdale road will be close to everything - food, shopping, you name it. hampton inn has a few locations, as does HI express and marriott courtyards. comfort inn is also decent.

have fun!

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My advice for value and price is to recommend you stay at the Best Western Papago Inn. Just a 1/2 mile West of Scottsdale Road and easy access (drive) 1/5 miles to the large indoor Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall and many good restaurants in the Old Town section of Scottsdale (1 mile). Papago Inn has nice sized outdoor pool, clean and well appointed rooms and very friendly and knowledgeable staff. IMO, it has moderate price, but reliable accommodations and a decent, on site, restaurant too.

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My prior response should have said 1.5 miles to the Fashion Square shopping Mall.

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Thanks guys.

Your help is much appreciated. I have been researching on the forums on this site before I did any bookings, and I must say that there is a mass of fantastic information that ordinarily a "newtouristintown" wouldn't find out!! LOL. I've booked the Papago Inn and will write a report on the whole trip when we return to UK in mid May. Just counting the days before we leave on our adventure!!

Thanks again

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Another local (Scottsdale) suggestion is try, if you like a cold one, after shopping, hiking or doing tourist type things, is stop at the Papago Brewing Company thas is literally right next door to the Papago Innat 7107 East McDowell Road. The have well over 35 beers on tap and hundreds more available (ales too). Tasty appetizers, many great sandwhiches (I recommend their T-Rex); as well as top notch Pizza varities. Don't miss this nearby gem and you can easily stroll back to your Hotel afterwards. :+)

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Thanks Dave

We're not big drinkers, but I guess the whole idea of this trip is to savour the flavour of all the places we visit, so we'll definitely give it a try, and at least we won't have far to stagger back to the Papago Inn if the beer is too strong!!!

Cheers :)

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You don't need to even try their beer(s); as all the food on their menu is outstanding and you won't even have to walk a 1/4 of a mile. Several nearby Casinos within 4-5 miles (Casino Arizona) and some nice restaurants in the Old Town section of Scottsdale that's just over a mile away. *Enjoy*

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8. Re: Hotels in Scottsdale?

I recommend you take a look at what you can get on Priceline.com. Look for Vegas also; you'll be surprised. For 5* hotels in Vegas, Priceline uses the Venetial and Bellagio. Both go for as low as $100.00 a night. Naturally, 4* hotels go for considerably less. The Hyatt resort in Scotsdale is going for $125.00 per night.

Do your research first on http://www.biddingfortravel.com

Read 1) the list of hotels Priceline uses in each of the cities you want to go to (they will be grouped by area of the city and *level of accomodation, and you'll find the *levels to be accurate). 2. the bidding advice for how to get the most hotel for the least money 3. the forum (rather like this one) where people"report back" on what hotels they have gotten for what money.

Bidding you won't know EXACTLY which hotel you'll get, but you will know it will be one of 3-8 hotels, and you'll know what *level it is; you really can't go wrong-----and you'll save an incredible amount of money. You'll save at least half, and maybe considerably more.

Do yourselves a financial favor and at least look at the site:

http://www.biddingfortravel.com

Pat

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9. Re: Hotels in Scottsdale?

Thanks for advice Pat. I will take a look at the sites but I'm a bit old fashioned in that I need to know exactly where we will be staying, plus I have to consider that we are three generations travelling together.

We have already booked Vegas through a contact of my mother's, and I have checked all the rest of our hotels on Tripadvisor before I made our reservations. My only current potential problem is with the Tanque Verde ranch booking because I have found a very worrying user review about their horses. Anyway hopefully I will be able to resolve that problem and we can really enjoy our trip.

Thanks again

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