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Hotel Valley Ho
Ranked #6 of 75 Hotels in Scottsdale
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Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“Coolest vibe ever. My deck was amazing.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2014 via mobile

Flashback to the 60's, with a cool and updted feel. Found this little gem by accident, my only regret was only having one night there. The restaurant was amazing, the room was awesome and the decor, too cool for words. Loved it there and hope to stay there again.

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 3RMB
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Kristin_Heggli, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Valley Ho, responded to this review, April 2, 2014
We appreciate your review! Hopefully next time you can stay a bit longer and see more of Downtown Scottsdale.
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  • Rooms
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Pewaukee, WIsconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2014

This was my second time visiting the Hotel Valley Ho in downtown Scottsdale in the middle of March. The purpose of the trip was to get out of the cold weather and to enjoy a couple spring training baseball games. This is a really cool hotel located in a great area. We were in a tower room with a balcony overlooking the pool area...room 303 to be exact. The room is nicely laid out with retro furniture, a modern funky bathroom and a nice balcony overlooking the pool and the morning sun. The balcony was a great place to sit in the sun, drink a coffee and real the newspaper.

The pool area is awesome. Great people watching spot. Food and drink service was excellent. The waitresses even keep you supplied with ice water even if you aren't buying anything. Plenty of chaise lounges. Only negative is that the sun ducks behind the building pretty early this time of year and things cool off a bit.

There is a big long bar with a restaurant that includes an outside patio area. Nice food and service. Again, the outside area is a nice place to have a bite to eat for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

The maid service, valet parking guys and the concierge service are all top notch. We used the concierge service extensively with great success. She would print out maps and made great dinner recommendations. We had massages and facials in the spa which were great. The spa also loans out bicycles which we took advantage of.

The location of this hotel on the edge of downtown Scottsdale/Arts district are fantastic if you like to walk. There are many bars, restaurants and shops to walk that are less than a mile away. Location is outstanding. You don't need to take out the rental car or call a cab if you are willing to walk a bit.

I would highly recommend the Segway Tour which is run by Scottsdale Segway Tours. We had a private tour with Todd of the downtown area of Scottsdale. He gave an amazing tour of the area. He was very knowledgeable and safely oriented. Scottsdale has many neat areas to see on this tour. The tour company will send you a bunch of pictures of yourself while on the tour. Can't say enough about this company!!

Room Tip: I really like the tower rooms over looking the pool which have early morning sun. The elevator goes...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Wisconsintom
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Kristin_Heggli, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Valley Ho, responded to this review, April 2, 2014
Wow, thank you for your review! We hope to see you again next spring.
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Rosemary Beach, Florida, USA
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20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2014

I really love this hotel. I have stayed here many times, and each time it is a relaxing treat! The landscaping and grassy expanses make it feel like a true resort but not as wildly oversized as some can be. The rooms are large, unusually fun and very clean. We ordered breakfast most every day and ate on the lovely patio outside our room. Last year, I had the pleasure of staying in a Terrace Suite - if you can swing it, go for it. It is spacious and breezy with such an amazing deck that you may not want to leave the hotel.

Room Tip: If you prefer a quieter experience, ask to stay away from the pool and probably not in the tower.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ann C
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Kristin_Heggli, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Valley Ho, responded to this review, March 28, 2014
Thank you for the feedback! We hope to see you again soon.
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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275 reviews
107 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 446 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2014

I stayed at the Valley Ho for a business meeting, and enjoyed nearly every aspect of it. I’m a true road warrior, and this hotel was a welcomed change from the cookie-cutter corporate hotels – a real throwback to the ‘60s down to the hanging lamps, tile floors, chrome fixtures, and period color schemes. The furnishings and ambiance are everything I barely remember from that decade!

My first-floor room in the 4 building was huge, with a correspondingly huge bathtub right in the middle of the room. The platform bed was low, but comfortable, with great pillows. The HDTV, a/c, and high-speed internet (included in room rate) all worked perfectly. There’s a mini-bar in the room, in-room coffee maker, and lots of counter space. A good-sized shower stall and ample sink and counter filled one corner of the room. The patio featured a lounge chair, chair, and small table, overlooking a nicely manicured lawn.

The grounds are meticulously maintained, with flowers and plants everywhere. The staff are also a highlight – attentive, friendly, and helpful.

For amenities, there’s a good-sized exercise room, small business center, free newspapers each morning. The restaurant is good, and there are a handful of unique, non-chain restaurants right outside the front of the hotel.

It’s not the Ritz, but it will give you a fun and memorable stay. Try it!

Room Tip: Request a first floor poolside room - great patio, super views.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Louis59
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Kristin_Heggli, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Valley Ho, responded to this review, March 28, 2014
Thank you for your review! I hope you had some time to enjoy Downtown Scottsdale while you were here.
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Midland, Texas
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2014

I truly depend on reviews I read from Trip Advisor but to be honest don't take the time to write one as often as I should. That being said, this time I had to. This Hotel was so great that anyone staying in Scottsdale should just be sure and stay here as often as possible . Loved every aspect of it but was particularly fascinated by how adaptable it is to various ages, groups, etc. whether you find yourself here for medical, sports, business , or simply a fun getaway. . It seemed to attract every age, interest and scenario. The food was outstanding . The entire Hotel was so classy and fun. We stayed in a Tower Suite and it was simply great. Loved our balcony !!!! We are older so we have stayed many places around the world. Stay here, eat here, and come back often. We plan to!!!!!

Room Tip: Tower Suite 503, very quiet
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Texgrandma
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Kristin_Heggli, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Valley Ho, responded to this review, March 28, 2014
Wow, we appreciate your feedback! Thank you for the kind words.
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Phoenix, Arizona
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12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2014

I don't get it. The place is old. The hallways throughout the buildings are filthy. Stained carpet. Grounds are very nice. Food is average. Rooms are bizarre. Tub in the middle of the room. Shower with glass door facing bed. Just odd.

Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
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Kristin_Heggli, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Valley Ho, responded to this review, March 26, 2014
I’m sorry you did not like the hotel. It was built in 1956 and fully restored for $80 million in 2005, with many updates since then. We constantly update paint, carpet, and furnishings, so please let us know what areas may need attention. The room you stayed in is our Studio Guest Room; we have 21 of these. It’s an open, unique floor plan. All of our other rooms have more traditional-style bathrooms that may be more to your liking.
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Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2014

My husband and I and our 2 Westhighland Terriers recently stayed at Valley Ho and had a great time. We had a nice room with a patio which led to a grassy area for the dogs to play on. The hotel delivered water and food bowls for each dog and their own bag of biscuits and pooh bags :) We also requested a microwave and fridge for our room, which were delivered as promised and in good working order. Everyone from the reservation agent, front desk associate to housekeeping were friendly, responsive and seemed to genuinely care about the hotel guests. We are also Vegan and the onsite restaurant, ZUZU had some good options for us, Kale salad, a tofu dish and a type of squash - really delicious - it was so good in fact we had dinner again there the second night even though there are so many good restaurants within walking distance. That is the other great thing about Valley Ho - we left our car parked and walked everywhere. There were a few doggie daycare places close by so the dogs got to play there while we enjoyed a few baseball games during the day. We will definitely try for a repeat next year. Thank you Valley Ho!

Room Tip: Building 3 was great for us with the dogs - close to the parking lot and an ample grassy area for th...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Hope C
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Kristin_Heggli, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Valley Ho, responded to this review, March 24, 2014
I'm glad that you and your dogs enjoyed your stay! If you return next year, you can also check out the free trolley that stops right in front of the hotel.
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Property: Hotel Valley Ho
Address: 6850 E Main St, Scottsdale, AZ 85251-4399
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Location: United States > Arizona > Central Arizona > Scottsdale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Scottsdale
#4 Luxury Hotel in Scottsdale
#4 Romantic Hotel in Scottsdale
#10 Green Hotel in Scottsdale
#12 Business Hotel in Scottsdale
#12 Family Hotel in Scottsdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Valley Ho 4*
Number of rooms: 239
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Valley Ho is a true icon in Downtown Scottsdale. Originally opened in 1956 and restored to its former splendor, this urban retreat blends mid-century-modern style with contemporary amenities. Every room has a private patio or balcony and floor-to-ceiling glass, perfect for enjoying Arizona's sunshine. Dine at ZuZu, relax at VH Spa for Vitality + Health, and take a dip in two cool pools. Self-parking and basic internet are complimentary, and you'll never pay a resort fee. Call the hotel directly to get the best deal. ... more   less 
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