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Fun-Luxury hotels-California, Arizona, Utah & Colorado!

Old Jul 13th, 2005, 06:53 AM
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Fun-Luxury hotels-California, Arizona, Utah & Colorado!

I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for "fun", but luxury hotels for Mom & teenage son?

**July-August trip**
Santa Cruz-Monterey/Carmel-San Francisco
Phoenix-Salt Lake City-Denver
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Old Jul 19th, 2005, 12:04 PM
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Does anyone PLEASE have an idea? Prefer 4-5-star resorts that are not outdated and that have plenty going on, but yet in more of the high end quality places. We stay alot at Hilton, but some of their properties seemed dated-sorry... Also like Marriots, Hyatts, Westin, Starwood & Four Seasons. Keep running into road blocks-hotels wanting 3+nights etc.Thank in advance for any help!
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In the Phoenix/Scottsdale area I would suggest Sanctuary on Camelback -- one of my favorite places and very hip.

Can't really help out with the other locations tho.

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Old Jul 19th, 2005, 12:35 PM
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The best hotel in Salt Lake is the Grand America. The Stein Erickson Lodge in Park City is suppose to be wonderful. There is a new Marriott on Main or State Street in downtown Salt Lake that is suppose to be very nice as well.
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Old Jul 19th, 2005, 12:40 PM
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In downtown Denver, the Hotel Monaco is a nice, upscale, 'boutique' hotel. It's classy and fun in an art nouveau style. Or there's the classic Brown Palace (not in their annex, though). Or the historic Oxford Hotel, too, which has a nice spa attached.
 
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Thanks for everyone's help. Still need Salt Lake, Denver & Atlanta suggestions.
I finally finalized:
Santa Cruz:Hilton Scotts Valley
Monterey: Monterey Plaza & Spa
San Francisco:Four Seasons or Mandanin Oriental
Phoenix: Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch
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Old Jul 19th, 2005, 04:43 PM
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Your second post says you want a resort, and I suggested nice hotels. I don't know if you'll find a 'resort' per se within Denver. They are in the mountains for the most part. The new St. Julien Hotel and Spa in Boulder is getting good reviews, but you didn't ask for Boulder. Maybe someone else has an idea for Denver.
 
Old Jul 19th, 2005, 06:13 PM
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Sorry, guess I shouldn't say "resort" across the board. Anyway just 4-5-star hotels that are kept up to date or new. We are going to Red Rocks Amphitheatre & only going to be in Denver for one night. I guess really leat important , because no time.
I do still need Salt Lake City/maybe Park City(?) for three days so it is sorta important there where we stay. Thanks to all who have taken the time to answer.
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Old Jul 20th, 2005, 08:25 AM
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In that case, the Marriott Denver West off I-70 & Denver West Parkway near Golden might be a good choice for you, as it's about as close as any to Red Rocks. It has an indoor and outdoor pool, fitness center, restaurant, bar, only about 15-20 minutes to Red Rocks, and about the same to downtown Denver.

What concert are you going to? Red Rocks is a wonderful venue. Most performing musicians list it as one of their favorite places to perform. That's why you see such big names there: Dave Mathews, Santana, etc.

 
Old Jul 20th, 2005, 08:32 AM
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We're staying at the Denver Marriott West for a Sept. Red Rock's concert. The newest and best Marriott in Denver, though, is the JW Marriott in Cherry Creek. A friend of mine stayed there recently and she absolutely raved about it. Very close to good shopping and restaurants.

I've also heard the St. Julien in Boulder is amazing. We love the Omni Interlocken resort between Denver and Boulder. It really is more of a resort, with a golf course, walking trails, pool and spa. Our teens love staying there.
 
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Don't know why you didn't like my first suggestion. Marriott Mountainside in Park City is in a great location with tons to do around.
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In Phoenix the Pointe at South Mountain fits the "fun" category for sure!
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Old Jul 20th, 2005, 04:56 PM
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Santa Cruz-Hiton Scottsdale(conf.before I knew of Seascape!)

Monterey-Monterey Plaza Resort & Spa

San Francisco-Four Seasons or
Mandanin Oriental

Phoenix-Hyatt Regency Scottsdale
Gainey Ranch (CamelbackMarriott
s/o; Four Seasons-too far)

Denver-Mariott West
I have reservations now at the
in Denver, but might check out
that new J.W. there.

Salt Lake City/Park City/Sundance-???
I will also check out the
Marriott Mountainside in Park
City-just starting to look into
Salt Lake part of our trip-4
states + 1 state couple weeks
later!
Thank you so much for such great advice-really helps!


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Old Jul 20th, 2005, 05:03 PM
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Maureen B.-Almost forgot, sorry!
We are going to the
"311" concert. Great band!
I HAD to listen to music in car everyday, because of son & now I LOVE their music also! Maybe I'm not as old as I thought!
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Old Jul 21st, 2005, 07:30 AM
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Houmom, if you've never been to Red Rocks, you will be amazed at its natural beauty. Have fun!
 
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I think that the W Hotel in San Francisco would be more 'fun' than either the Four Seasons or the Mandarin... I mean, I love the Four Seasons hotels; the level of service they provide is usually impeccable, but your son may find it more interesting at the W...
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Old Jul 21st, 2005, 10:11 PM
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I've been thinking that about both hotels in SF-been looking into others, but time running out!
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