Hotels & Motels in Scottsdale, Arizona

by Cicely A. Richard

Scottsdale lives up to its nickname, “The West’s Most Western Town,” by showcasing the historic structures in its Old Town section. This Arizona city contains hotels and motels to fit any visitor’s budget. From almost every area of the city, hotel guests experience views of the mountains surrounding Scottsdale.


Motel 6 is in Old Town Scottsdale, next to Scottsdale Fashion Square – Arizona’s biggest mall. It has a strict pet policy: there's a daily fee, and all animals must be registered when guests check in. Guests must restrain their pets in public areas and take the animals with them when sightseeing. Those who leave their pets alone in the rooms or bring unregistered animals will be asked to leave. Motel 6 has a laundry facility and outdoor pool. Guest rooms offer basic amenities like cable. Comfort Inn is in north Scottsdale, one block south of Shea Boulevard and its medical facilities, such as the Mayo Clinic. The hotel has a selection of pet-friendly rooms and pet owners must pay nightly fees. On-site amenities include free breakfast, shuttle service, an outdoor pool and an exercise room. Guest rooms have refrigerators, televisions and Internet access.

AAA Four Diamond

Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center features a rolling landscaped property with courtyard and relaxing outdoor seating areas, including a fire pit. As guest drive up to the entrance, a stone fountain welcomes them. The three hotel restaurants boast mountain or golf course views. The resort also has a full-service spa/salon and a fitness center. The concierge arranges golf tee times to area golf courses. Rooms include marble bathrooms, 37-inch flat-screen high-definition televisions with movies, refreshment centers and wireless Internet access. Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas is in downtown Scottsdale and offers panoramic views of Camelback Mountain. Hotel amenities include a 40,000-square-foot flexible meeting space, convenience store, room service, car rental/concierge desks and four restaurants. Accommodations feature blackout curtains. Select rooms have fireplaces and living rooms.

Chain Hotels

Best Western Sundial is a boutique-style hotel in Old Town Scottsdale and is within walking distance of the Scottsdale Waterfront and Entertainment District. The district contains walking and jogging paths, restaurants and shopping centers. At night, adults converge on the district's nightclubs. The hotel offers basic amenities like a heated outdoor pool, complimentary continental breakfast, 24-hour front desk and multilingual staff. All 54 guest rooms have cable television, work desks and Internet access. Hampton Inn Phoenix/Scottsdale at Shea Boulevard boasts views of Pinnacle Peak, a 150-acre public area is used by hikers, rock climbers and horseback riders. Hotel amenities include laundry facilities, baggage storage and sightseeing tour assistance. Guest rooms have LCD flat-panel televisions with video games and movies, blackout curtains and lap desks.

Golf Resorts

The Phoenician Scottsdale, a AAA Five-Diamond resort, boasts views of the Camelback Mountains and three nine-hole golf courses. The Oasis Course is primarily flat while the Canyon Course meanders through the mountains. The Desert Course features desert terrain on seven holes. On-site recreation includes 11 lighted tennis courts and a pool with a waterslide. Select accommodations have fireplaces, bidets and sitting areas. The Boulders Resort sits on a 1,300-acre property offering views of 12-million-year-old boulders. The resort features two 18-hole golf courses. The North Course is on the foothills of Black Mountains and has desert fairways. The South Course has a greener course with the rock formation providing shade. On-site recreation includes five tennis courts and four pools. Select accommodations have full kitchens, fireplaces, living rooms and garages.

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