We just returned from our stay here. The hotel is located in a business park setting, golf course and some apartment homes, but it is a very pretty property and quiet. The rooms are very spacious, as we traveled with 2 children. We had a room on the ground floor in the West Wing that had a patio facing some of the golf course and apartment homes bordering that. There was a refrigerator in our room, so stashing breakfast groceries was easy.
The service was great all around, no complaints. The concierge desk was able to direct us to two hiking trailheads and were easily able to get there and hike both Pinnacle Peak and McDowell Mountain Preserve trails with younger children.
The only downside of the hotel is that planes fly right over the golf course on the South side of the property. I took a walk in the South Wing and can say that our room did not get a lot of the airplane noise that the South Wing did, so keep that in mind. Overall, the property was quiet and we only heard a bit of door closing noise and the lawnmowers at the golf course about 7:30 am.
There is a great heated pool, small but well maintained fitness room and restaurant/bar on the property. I read that you can get an in room massage, but anything else they would have to direct you to the nearest spa.
The restaurant was good, but not great and a little pricey. We had fish tacos and hamburgers for 4 and spent over $70.
We were able to drive about 2 miles in any direction to eat at many local and chain restaurants such as Wildflower Bread, Paradise Bakery and Cafe, Habaneros and The Mission and had great and amazing food.
Overall, we would stay here again, easy access to any store needed but the great outdoors as well. Wonderful setting as well.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Attractive desert resort on palm-studded grounds, with scenic views of mountains and the Sonoran Desert. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Scottsdale Marriott At Mcdowell Mountains Hotel Scottsdale
- Marriott Mcdowell Mountains
- Marriott Scottsdale