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“Staying in Peace”
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ZenYard Uptown Inn
Ranked #1 of 14 Phoenix B&B and Inns
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Reviewed March 13, 2014

I stayed 2 times here.
I felt comfortable and enjoy talking with people staying here.
Always i met nice people there.
Good vibration where is different from other area.
I appreciate all staff there.

Thanks Eddie, Dale and Sherri !!

Room Tip: If you want Friendly, Open, Peace for staying, Do choose this B & B.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

We are just leaving ZenYard after two great days! We originally came to Surprise, AZ. for Ranger's Spring Training games and we stayed in Surprise, moving to ZenYard for a few sightseeing days in Phoenix.
Next year, we will stay with Dale and Eddie at their wonderful B&B the whole week.

ZenYard was a haven set in a busy neighborhood. Our room, Jerome, with private patio and bath was perfect. The smell of the grapefruit trees was everywhere! The common area and breakfast room were relaxing and overlooked the saltwater pool. Cooked breakfasts were to individual requests and their fruit, scones, breads, yogurts were yummy!

We are sorry to leave this wonderful welcoming place. We feel we are leaving new friends behind! We will be back!! Thanks for sharing your home with us!

Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
1  Thank Peggy K
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Reviewed March 9, 2014

This was my third stay at the lovely Zen Yard. It will hopefully be one of many many more. Every time I have been here I have felt welcome and surrounded by caring efficient people and nourishing rejuvenating surroundings. I have always had a reason that brought me to Phoenix, but I can well imagine that one day I will come just to stay at Zen Yard. It is truly a fantastic retreat!

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 7, 2014

Eddie was charming, Sheri was friendly and a great omelet cook, the bed was comfy and the rooms very clean. However, while the decor was cute, the very old, stained bathtub was not. Using pliers to turn on the air is rather inconvenient. They did provide an extension cord for the hairdryer since there are no outlets in the bathroom. And the roof leaks. We told Sheri about it but she seemed to think it perfectly normal to place buckets around on the floor. At least it didn't leak over the bed.

I do understand that it rarely rains there, but rain it did and with no gutters it was impossible to walk between the buildings without the water pouring on our heads.

Great parking. The pool looked lovely.

Room Tip: If it's raining, stay in the house, not the cowboy shack.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank Julie L
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zenyard, Owner at ZenYard Uptown Inn, responded to this reviewResponded March 22, 2014

Thanks for staying with us!

You are definitely right about not raining much here... every hard rain usually reveals a new spot that can be cracked and dried out from the sun especially on our flat roofs like the Cowboy Casita. When it rains in the desert it pours and comes down hard, bound to be wet in places we didn't expect. We have resurfaced the roof so hopefully the next blast doesn't find its way inside ;-)

Glad everything was clean and you were able to sleep well and had a great breakfast with us. We are getting new knobs for the AC unit from someone taking them off and not sure why that would happen.. lol The casita was built in the 60's so I think the bathroom is a place where no one ever imagined having an outlet in there, we are having a GFI put in to help accommodate some of the appliances necessary when traveling.

Hope you can come back and see the changes in the future!

;-)

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Reviewed March 5, 2014

I stayed at the ZenYard Guest House for four nights in late February and early March because I had come to Phoenix to watch spring training baseball. It's a charming, casual place to stay with the best hosts. Rooms are tastefully done and beds are quite comfortable. The property is quiet and, well, zen. It's a great place to come back and relax after a busy day of baseball and sightseeing. A full homemade breakfast is offered, which is a great way to start the day. I stayed in the Sedona room for three nights which offers a private patio and the Tucson room for one night. Eddie was great at offering suggestions for nearby restaurants, and he's friendly conversationalist. All in all, I would return to ZenYard again and again and again.

Room Tip: If you don't mind a shared bath, the Sedona Room offers a nice private patio
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 20, 2014

ZenYard is a great stay! The location is in a safe area for you and your car, close to the main drag for going into downtown or leaving the city for other adventures. We had the Sedona room, which has a small deck area attached to the room-it was perfect for enjoying the cool evenings with a glass of wine! The hosts are great people and the atmosphere is peaceful and relaxing. We will definitely use this as our spot when returning to the Phoenix area.

  • Stayed: February 2014
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Reviewed February 15, 2014

My husband and I stayed here for three nights while visiting his family who lives in Phoenix. We booked the Flagstaff room. This room a bit smaller than some of the others and is in the same building in the back in which the Jerome room is. It was very quiet and comfortable there. The attached bathroom was big and has a very large step in shower, but no fan. We just kept the bathroom window open which also kept the air circulating throughout the room.
Zenyard has total of four rooms and one "Cowboy Casita" which has a kitchenette and separate sleeping and living areas. The cowboy casita is the only room which has a TV. The other rooms do not have TV to keep an ambience of rest and peace. The two rooms in the main house (the Tucson and Sedona rooms) have a shared bathroom.
There is a small pool and a hot tub in the front yard. Pool towels and sunscreen are provided.
Breakfast is from 0730 to 0900am. There are cereal, OJ, baked goods, jam, yogurt and hard boiled eggs as well as coffee. When Sherri is working (she is off on Tuesdays), she will also make you eggs, waffles, bacon or sausage for breakfast. Breakfast is around one communal table.
Our room had a small fridge in it which is great for keeping snacks and beverages. In the communal area in the main house, where breakfast is served, there is also an area where you can buy beverages including wine.
Zenyard is in a central location, close to SR 51, and has its own off street parking. Look for the rainbow flag in front of the driveway; its right across Madison National Academy (a school).
After you make your reservation, and a few days before you arrive, check your e-mail for the code you will need to get into the building and into your room. My e-mail ended up in my "junk" inbox so be sure you check there, too.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about ZenYard Uptown Inn

Address: 830 E Maryland Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85014-1570
Location: United States > Arizona > Central Arizona > Phoenix
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Phoenix
Price Range: $75 - $122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — ZenYard Uptown Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An urban co-op lodging home with individual guest rooms and suites. It's a perfect location for leisure and business getaways for nightly and weekly travelers. We have a solar heated salt water pool and a hot tub on the property. Honor bar includes self help options for drinks, sodas, beer, wine, premix alcohol, snacks, cereal, pastries, milk, juice and more for individual purchase and add to your bill. ... more   less 
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