We stayed for 5 nights in one of their studio guest rooms. Although not facing the pool, our room overlooked a small grassy courtyard. Upon arriving, I was a bit disappointed. Although the grounds were well kept, the set up was more like a motel. However the room itself was beautiful and modern. It looked exactly like the picture, with a separate tub from which you can soak and watch the plazma TV. And the bed was amazing...so comfortable.
As for the rest of the hotel, it seems to cater to a young local crowd rather than their guests. Lots of people in their mid 20-30s dressed to impress. Impress who? I don't know, but they seemed to hang out by the lobby a lot. I'm in my 20s myself, but couldn't see what the draw was. The hotel seemed to hold a lot of parties during the weekends though, limiting pool access for guests. We were actually grateful that our room didn't face the pool since the parties were quite noisy at night.
Our room was very well kept, but rarely cleaned before 3 or 4pm. We like having coffee, but the creamer was never replaced. We ended up going to a local mini-mart instead. Another issue we had was when I requested a late check-out (my flight wasn't until 4pm that day). They offered to let us check out at 1pm...so only one extra hour later than their usual check-out time. However, I had several people knocking on my door after 12. Considering they don't clean the room until after 3 most days, I saw no reason for this. It wasn't all bad however...we had a problem opening the room safe one night, and the security people were there very quickly to help us.
Location: Above Average
There's lots of places within walking distance. We were there in October so the weather was beautiful. The Fashion Square Mall is about a mile away. And the art district is nearby. Lots of restaurants to choose from if you don't want to pay the crazy prices for room service. We didn't bother trying the hotel restaurants. We have a Trader Vics in Chicago so the one in Scottsdale didn't excite us..
Considering the price we paid for our room, I can't believe they don't provide parking for guests (unless you want to pay for nightly valet). We like to have our car easily accessible, so that we can go in and out as we please. We ended up parking on the street, rather than waiting for the valet.
- 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. Call the hotel directly to get the best deal. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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