Scottsdale Hotels and Motels

by Lee Grayson Google
Scottsdale, Arizona, offers a number of motels and hotels close to state and national parks.

Scottsdale, Arizona, offers a number of motels and hotels close to state and national parks.

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Scottsdale, Arizona, situated between Phoenix on the west, Carefree on the north, Tempe to the south and Fountain Hills to the east, offers travelers a temperate winter climate with temperatures in the upper 60s and lower 70s, and an opportunity for outdoor sports and activities throughout the year. Scottsdale lodging runs the gamut from historic hotels to budget-priced motel accommodations.

Old Town Scottsdale Hotels

Lodging in the Old Town area of Scottsdale includes the Hotel Theodore and the Marriott Suites Old Town. The Hotel Theodore celebrates the life of U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt and offers a choice of 194 rooms, suites and apartments with access to two outdoor heated swimming pools and views of the local mountains. The Hotel Theodore features a fitness center, 24-hour room service and on-site dining at Cielo Restaurant and TR's Lounge. Teddy's Nightclub offers music and libations for guests who enjoy late-night activities. Walk to downtown attractions, including shopping and local restaurants, from the accommodations. The AAA three-diamond Marriott Suites Old Town, a modern multistore hotel on East Third Street, features 243 suites. Amenities include an on-site laundry, concierge desk and a full-service business center. Walk to the Old Town restaurants, museums and shopping from the hotel.

Resort Hotels

The Firesky Resort and Spa, part of the Kimpton Hotel chain, allows guests easy access to Old Town museums and local golf courses. The 204 boutique-style rooms and suites feature access to a full-service spa, two pools, hot tub, and an on-site restaurant, Taggia, for a coastal Italian menu. The Chaparral Suites Resort features 311 rooms with access for recreational vehicles. A cooked-to-order breakfast is part of the accommodation fees and guests have access to dual outdoor heated pools, whirlpools, fitness center and tennis courts. Dining also includes an evening reception and menu service at the on-site 4th Floor Grille.


The Motel 6 on East Camelback Road in Scottsdale on Loop 101 and the Sleep Inn at North Scottsdale Road offer budget accommodations with easy access to major city transportation routes. The Motel 6, less than two miles from the Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall and within a short drive from the 5th Avenue Shops and Scottsdale Stadium, includes an outdoor pool, free accommodations for an unlimited number of children and one pet staying with an adult guest. The Sleep Inn, close to the Mayo Clinic Hospital and Casino Arizona, offers guests complimentary shuttle service within five miles of the hotel and includes a free complimentary breakfast, access to the hotel's fitness center and outdoor heated swimming pool. Restaurants, within walking distance of both locations, include popular chain eateries.

Suite Hotels

The Comfort Suites Scottsdale on North Drinkwater Boulevard, walking distance to Old Town and less than 10 miles from the Sky Harbor International Airport, features a complimentary hot breakfast, indoor heated swimming pool, outdoor hot tub and sun deck, and fitness and business centers. Room amenities include access to free high-speed Internet and room microwave and refrigerator. The Cottonwoods Resort and Suites, a luxury retreat on 25 acres just over 10 miles from the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, offers views of Camelback Mountain, dual swimming pools, fitness center, putting greens, tennis court, and nature walking trail. Room amenities include full kitchens, wood-burning fireplaces and rooms adjacent to the resort swimming pools. On-site dining at the Moriah Restaurant features gourmet dining for all meals.

About the Author

*I have written chapters and articles for Oxford and Harvard University Presses, ABC-CLIO, and others. Arcadia Press published two of my local history texts and I have also written for numerous "article sites," including Pagewise in 2002. My "How to become a...real estate agent" is available as an online text from a Canadian publisher. *I taught writing courses at a branch campus of Indiana University. *I held a California real estate license and have remodeled four of my own homes and advised others on financing homes, repairing credit to qualify for loans, and managing construction (including meeting local, state, and federal regulations for restoration and development grants). *I served as an AmeriCorps*VISTA volunteer and wrote nearly $75,000 in small education grants (under $1,000). *My travels include frequent road trips in Canada, Mexico, U.S., and Europe. I attended school at Cambridge University and used this as a base to explore the UK and Europe.

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