The Desert Ridge Marketplace in Scottsdale features stores, movie theaters, restaurants and a Dave and Buster’s amusement center, and nearby hotels also are close to the city’s shopping mall, contemporary art museum, performing arts center and nature conservatory. Many of the hotels near the marketplace have heated outdoor swimming pools that are open throughout the year because the city usually sees temperatures above 60 degrees F, and most feature upscale amenities such as spas, fine-dining restaurants and concierge service.
Xona Resort Suites
Xona Resort Suites is 5.4 miles from Desert Ridge Marketplace, and offers a choice of four outdoor pools for sunbathing or swimming. The hotel has a service through which you can order groceries to be delivered during your stay, but also an on-site steak and seafood grill restaurant with a lounge and an outdoor patio. The facility offers packages that include access for two people to a breakfast buffet or rounds of golf at nearby courses. Many suites have furnished balconies, and some suites come with washers and dryers.
Sheraton Desert Oasis Villas
Sheraton Desert Oasis Villas hotel sits 5.5 miles from the marketplace, offering one- and two-bedroom villas with glass dining room tables. The villas are equipped with entertainment centers with CD players, and some villas come with balconies with views of the Sonoran Desert or with hot tubs. At the hotel, children can play around in a swimming pool that features waterfalls or on two on-site playscapes. The facility’s gym is open 24 hours. The hotel’s grill restaurant, which sits by the pool, offers sandwiches, smoothies and wine.
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is 6.5 miles from the marketplace and is known for its on-site spa, which has a rooftop swimming pool and a fitness center with Pilates and yoga classes. At the spa’s tennis courts, you can take private lessons or attend clinics. The hotel hosts a daily children’s camp that includes arts and crafts activities, poolside movie nights, dodge ball games and photography lessons. The hotel features a fine-dining Mexican restaurant with a tequila lounge, a steakhouse, a seafood grill restaurant with golf course views and a bistro with movies and games for children. Some suites have living rooms with gas fireplaces and marble dining room tables. Guests with young children or babies can request items for their rooms, such as infant bathtubs nightlights and cribs.
Westin Kierland Resort and Spa
Located in the McDowell Mountains, the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa sits 6.8 miles from the marketplace. At the four-diamond hotel, you have a choice of an American-style bar and grill with a patio area and a fireplace, a coffeehouse with Starbucks coffee, a Latin American restaurant, a Mediterranean-style cafe with a courtyard or a Western-style saloon with pool tables and shuffleboard courts. The facility’s water park has a lazy river and slides. The hotel regularly has child-friendly activities, such as poolside movie nights, live musical acts, soccer or tennis games and scavenger hunts. It also offers a playground. Guests with pets can request items such as litter boxes, dog beds and food and water dishes for their rooms. The spa features manicure, pedicure and skin treatments for adults and teens, and lessons are offered on three nine-hole golf courses. Some suites have two or three bathrooms, others come with sunken bathtubs and dining room tables with space for eight, and others have living rooms with fireplaces and kitchens with bar areas.
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