Scottsdale Stadium Hotels

by Maria Scinto

Scottsdale Stadium, home to the San Francisco Giants spring training, is also the official field of the Arizona Fall League Scottsdale Scorpions. The facility also hosts year-round games and tournaments for local Little League, Men's Senior Baseball League, Arizona Amateur Baseball League and Arizona Collegiate Wood Bat League teams. Since the stadium lies right in the midst of Scottsdale's historic district, it is just a few blocks away from a variety of different hotels.

Comfort Suites Old Town

The Comfort Suites Old Town is located just about two blocks, or about a third of a mile, from Scottsdale Stadium. Parking is free, so you can leave your car at the hotel and just walk to the game. All rooms include microwaves and mini-fridges, and a free copy of USA Today is provided to each guest Monday through Friday. The hotel has an indoor pool and hot tub as well as an outdoor sundeck and hot tub. A free hot breakfast is served daily, and although the hotel does not have an on-site restaurant, it is within one block of Olive Garden, Red Lobster and Denny's.

Courtyard Scottsdale Old Town

The Courtyard Scottsdale Old Town is also within walking distance of the stadium, just about three blocks, or about a half-mile away. Parking is also free, and the free neighborhood trolley stops just outside. This smoke-free hotel offers free wireless Internet and an ergonomic work space in each room. A pullout sofa is available in the two-room suites and the executive rooms, allowing for additional sleeping space. An outdoor pool and whirlpool are open year-round. The Courtyard Scottsdale Old Town has two restaurants: the Courtyard Cafe, which is open for breakfast and lunch, and the Lobby Lounge, which offers cocktails, snacks and dinner.

Holiday Inn Express Scottsdale

The Holiday Inn Express Scottsdale is half a mile, or about four blocks, from the stadium, but if you don't feel the need of a walk you can always hop on the free area shuttle provided by the hotel. You can get your workout in by using the hotel's fitness center or outdoor pool or relax in the whirlpool. All guest rooms are suites, each one featuring a refrigerator, microwave, sleeper sofa and free wireless Internet access. Videos and video games are available for in-room use. The hotel provides not only a free buffet breakfast with fresh-baked cinnamon rolls, bacon, eggs and fresh fruit, but also complimentary beverages and even a free cocktail hour.

Hotel Theodore

The Hotel Theodore, which is about six blocks, or three-quarters of a mile, from Scottsdale Stadium, is a boutique hotel noted for its sleek black-and-white decor. Many of the rooms have private balconies, and each room features pillowtop mattresses, six pillows per bed, a mini bar and a 42" plasma TV. Room service is available round-the-clock, and the hotel restaurant, Cielo, offers a small selection of breakfast entrees and an extensive Italian dinner menu as well as drinks, desserts and coffee. The hotel also features a cocktail lounge decorated in dramatic shades of red, as well as a nightclub open Friday and Saturday evenings. The main hotel pool has its own poolside bar and grill and offers cabanas, lounging chairs and beds. A smaller, more secluded pool lies in the midst of tall trees and flowers and features a small waterfall and a hammock for those guests who prefer relaxing to partying.

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