Seven million people come to Scottsdale each year. Some are just passing through of course, but lots stay, sometimes for whole seasons at a time. Frank Lloyd Wright used to stay all winter for more than 20 years.
So where do these visitors stay?
The three-story Extended Stay America Hotel Phoenix with 120 rooms on North Scottsdale Road has rates for everything from one night to a month. The property is right in the center of things And even staying as long as a month wouldn’t be long enough if you wanted to try out each golf course and restaurant in the area.
If you prefer a resort complex, try the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. This is a desert area property that has two water slides. One is nearly 200 feet long! When it’s warm outside, you might be able to catch a movie outside, while relaxing near the pool.
Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Beach sprawls over 560 acres. The complex has restaurants and a spa, plus pools, waterfalls, a beach, and a gondola ride.
Westin Kierland Resort and Spa is used primarily as a conference center in the cooler winter months. Families take over in the hotter months. Moms and dads have quick access to 27 golf holes and a lazy river ride, while the kids can partake in activities designed just for them. Teens can enjoy cooking classes and star gazing, or just hanging out in the teen club.
The JW Marriot Desert Ridge has golf, plus other activities as well: desert tours, a kids club, spa, and an extensive pool complex that is designed to keep everyone in the family entertained.
More central is the Mondrian Scottsdale, which calls itself an urban resort. The exotic Bedouin pool side tents are an unexpected surprise.
The Hotel Valley Ho is a nice choice when you want to feel close to Bing Crosby, Bogart, and Marilyn Monroe—all of whom have passed through the doors of this property.
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