4 Best Hotels in Scottsdale, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe

Holiday Inn Express Scottsdale North

$$ | 7350 E. Gold Dust Rd., Scottsdale, AZ, 85258, USA

This hotel has a great location along the Scottsdale Road corridor, with trendy restaurants and shopping opportunities within easy walking distance, making it a comfortable, affordable, and family-friendly option. The three-story glass entryway is bright and welcoming. Rooms are utilitarian but moderately updated, clean, and include free parking and Wi-Fi.

Pros

  • Free shuttle
  • Excellent for the price in this area
  • Free breakfast, parking, and Wi-Fi

Cons

  • These affordable rooms can't meet the high-scale standards of nearby hotels and resorts
  • While the hotel is quiet, the surrounding area is not
  • Caters more to business travelers
7350 E. Gold Dust Rd., Scottsdale, AZ, 85258, USA
480-596–6559
hotel Details
122 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast, Credit cards accepted

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Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch

$$$$ | 7500 E. Doubletree Ranch Rd., Scottsdale, AZ, 85258, USA Fodor's Choice

While staying here, it's easy to imagine that you're relaxing at an oceanside resort instead of in the desert; shaded by towering palms and with manicured gardens and paths, the property has water everywhere—a large pool area has a beach, three-story waterslide, waterfalls, and a lagoon. The two-story lobby opens to outdoor conversation areas where fires burn in stone fireplaces on cool nights. Large rooms have balconies or patios. Three golf courses at nearby Gainey Ranch Golf Club will suit any duffer's fancy. Spa Avania soothes the soul, while kids get their kicks at Camp Hyatt.

Pros

  • Gondola rides at night
  • Oasis atmosphere
  • Live entertainment in the lobby bar

Cons

  • If you're early to bed, avoid a room near the lobby
  • It's enormous
  • Frustrating parking lot logistics
7500 E. Doubletree Ranch Rd., Scottsdale, AZ, 85258, USA
480-444–1234
hotel Details
493 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals, Credit cards accepted

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Sonesta Suites Scottsdale Gainey Ranch

$$$ | 7300 E. Gainey Suites Dr., Scottsdale, AZ, 85258, USA

Directly adjacent to the Gainey Village development, with boutique shopping, upscale dining, and a spa, this hotel is a rare find for both amenities and price. Floor plans vary from studios to two-bedroom suites that sleep eight, all with fully equipped kitchens and flat-panel wide-screen TVs. Cozy conversation areas in the lobby and an evening hors-d'oeuvres reception create a warm atmosphere.

Pros

  • Ideal for large family or group travel
  • Convenient location next to much higher-priced resorts
  • Breakfast buffet and evening hors d'oeuvres included in price

Cons

  • Comfortable but fairly generic decor
  • Must leave property to enjoy recreation amenities (except pool)
  • Has more of extended-stay apartment vibe than a vacation resort
7300 E. Gainey Suites Dr., Scottsdale, AZ, 85258, USA
480-922–6969
hotel Details
162 suites
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast, Credit cards accepted

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The Scott Resort & Spa

$$$$ | 4925 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ, 85251, USA
Popular with the Spring Training and bachelor/bachelorette party crowd, the Scott---both trendy and eco-friendly---is a place built for fun. Dip your toes in the sand-bottom pool, toss back a drink or two, and relax. Rooms are done in pleasing contemporary decor and have crisp linens, cozy bathrobes, and brand-name bath amenities.

Pros

  • The lavish pool and lounge area are considered among the area's nicest
  • Special rooms for tall people
  • It can be a 24-hour party

Cons

  • No elevator
  • Interior hallways can be noisy
  • It can be a 24-hour party
4925 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ, 85251, USA
480-945–7666
hotel Details
204 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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