We stayed here for a weekend wedding in early November that was going to be at the Hotel Valley Ho. We chose this hotel over the wedding one because it was $75 less expensive, new/modern, had comfortable beds and the great reviews on Tripadvisor.
We also rented a car so we could drive to downtown Scottsdale (10-15 min drive) and visit other sites like the Frank Llyod Wright's home the Taliesin West (10-15 min drive) . The hotel is easy access to the main highway, but not really in walking distance to any "tourist" sites.
Our room was on the 3rd floor away from the elevator.
The room had everything I needed. It had an iron/ironing board, hair dryer, microwave, small fridge (enough for left overs from a night at a restaurant and a couple water bottles), soft bed, fluffy pillows, HDTV, couch, coffee table, free wifi. There was also nice closet to hang clothes. The A/C was already on when we arrived to our room. It worked quickly that I actually turned it off because I was a little cold.
I called for toothpaste, and someone from the front desk came right up (within minutes) with 3 small packets of colgate.
The hotel was pretty calm and quiet during our stay and each night had a great night's sleep.
The noise I can hear, would be the doors of other guest rooms opening and closing, or some light footsteps or toilet flushing from above or from an adjacent room, but nothing that bothered me. The door locks are actually pretty sturdy, but we did notice one day when our door closed, it didn't entirely lock shut. So make sure you check that your door locks fully by pulling it shut towards you when you leave your room.
Other amenities include the ice machine by the elevator, office computers and printers in the main lobby, huge TVs with comfortable seating, TVs displaying the time and weather forecasts.
They also had a small snack center section where you can buy refrigerated tv dinners, ice cream, candy and everyday toiletries. The bistro was not busy, but we did try a basket of fries and enjoyed it.
In the morning we used the Fitness Center on the 1st floor by the elevator. You just need the room key for access. It has 4 Life Fitness treadmills with TVs, a few elliptical machines, and free weights. They provide fresh towels and complimentary disposable headphones for you to keep (nice touch), if you wanted to watch TV from your treadmill.
The hotel is not walking distance to much, but there is a Walmart across the street if you need to grab any essentials or snacks (lower priced items than what the hotel sells).
Overall, had a wonderful stay. Service was great, rooms were clean, and had everything I needed.
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