Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa, a concept by Hyatt
What We Love
- The hotel’s minimalist take on southwestern style, seen in carefully chosen details like patterned ottomans and veined-wood furnishings
- Inspired pieces of art created at the nearby Cattle Track artists colony
- Getting a remarkably rejuvenating deep-tissue massage at the spa, which uses indigenous oils, herbs and tinctures
- Blue corn pancakes with rye whiskey syrup at the excellent restaurant, Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen
What To Know
- The hotel offers complimentary trolley rides to local attractions during high season, and yearround chauffeured Tesla rides within a five-mile radius
- With more than 46,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event facilities, the hotel is ideal for conferences and weddings
- Pets under 50 pounds are allowed for a one-time fee per stay
- Guests have run of the on-site fitness center, nearby hiking trails, and preferred access to local golf courses
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
In the early to mid 1900s, Scottsdale attracted architects and designers like Frank Lloyd Wright and Alexander Girard, who moved there for the alluring light and space. Eschewing the usual Southwestern design stereotypes—tan adobe walls, clay-tiled roofs—the design team behind Arizona’s first Andaz drew inspiration from its heritage as well as mid-century aesthetics. The result: a minimalist yep uplifting desert atelier, with 201 bungalow-style guest rooms kitted out by artists-in-residence. In the open-plan lobby and restaurant, large floor tiles resembling slate serve as an austere backdrop for eye-catching elements like a screen made of colorful felt balls and a wall covered in basket-weave-patterned wood. On-site boutique Textiles & Objects sells gifts like framed prints and fabric dolls that call to mind Alexander Girard’s famous versions. Common areas include three pools, one of which is inside the gorgeously understated Palo Verde Spa & Apothecary, which offers treatments based on desert botanicals. It was reported that $1 million was spent on landscaping, and the investment paid off: the resort’s towering cacti, cottonwood, and pine trees are the perfect setting from which to take in views of Camelback Mountain.
In the Area
The hotel is in Paradise Valley, a residential area only minutes away from downtown Scottsdale. Head into town to visit Old Town, the small and funky historic district where boutiques and saloons have a distinct a Southwestern flair. After working up an appetite, explore the city’s burgeoning food scene at spots like The Mission, a stylish Latin American restaurant, Olive & Ivy, which serves Mediterranean fare in a sophisticated setting (grab a table at the tree-shaded patio if you can), and FnB, praised by nearly every U.S. food magazine for its modern approach to local cuisine. Shoppers can get lost at the Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall, home to a vast array of upscale brands. And everyone should check out the local cultural scene. Standout destinations for art include the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and the Cattle Track Arts Compound, where painters, dancers, photographers, and even blacksmiths set up working studios that can be toured for free Monday through Saturday.
How to Get There
The Andaz Scottsdale exceeds. Perfect location with great walkability. New facilities with Casita-style rooms. Extraordinary customer service. The food could be improved.
The location is central Scottsdale and it is a short walk to some great restaurants, shopping and grocery choices. If you are only there for a couple of days you would not even need a car since the Andaz also provides a house car to take patrons up to 5 miles away.
The Andaz is a new hotel. Rooms are casita style and all rooms have either a great view from the front or back. All rooms have front and back doors so it feels more like apartment living that a hotel room. All rooms newly appointed and stylish. Bathrooms are up to date.
The customer service here is where they exceed. Think Ritz Carlton or Four Seasons. EVERY employee greets guests with a smile EVERY single time and everyone is always asking how they can help. The staff have exceptional training and it shows.
The only place where the Andaz can improve is the hotel restaurant. The food is just average and to have exceptional dining experiences we took short walks to local establishments.
The Andaz is our choice to stay in Scottsdale because it checks all of the boxes for us!
In Scottsdale for my daughter’s soccer tournament and since she had to stay with the team, my best friend and I stayed at the Andaz for some R&R. The location of this hotel is behind a bar and a next to a strip mall with Trader Joe’s, and an apt complex, very unassuming. The property itself is very interesting, it’s not a hotel, but casitas scattered around the main pool that is behind the lobby. Pros:Valet is free at this property, but we didn’t use it, since the casitas are so spread out and there’s minimal parking, but we were always able to find one closer to our room. Weft and Warp, the property’s only restaurant was phenomenal. We had breakfast/brunch there and their purple corn pancakes, eggs Benedict, and avocado toast were to die for. The pool surprisingly actually had people swimming in the regular pool and the hot tub given the freezing weather!
Cons:We were given the Eames 2 bedroom queen and it was pretty disappointing, considering I’m an Explorist and using points, and I could tell most of the rooms were empty and it was a very slow time for them given it was 30-40 degree weather. The room itself was very very small, and there is absolutely no room for more than one suitcase, in my case, not even space for one, bc the area to put your suitcase on didn’t fit the length of my bag or my friends. Unable to use the Netflix service on tv for the duration of our stay, although they really did make a concerted effort to get it solved when we were there, they compensated with a free movie, which was nice. For the price, I expected a higher level of luxury, however we did not get to take advantage of their artists who come to do activities for the guests. The security, front desk agents, valet were all very attentive and professional, service was great!
The staff was amazing, our check in girl didn't seem to understand too well but she was very sweet. The layout of the property was great, loved the self parking and no charge. We enjoyed the pool, hot tub and restaurant.
This resort offered us a wonderful escape for our 4 day getaway. With lush surrounding, lovely rooms, exceptional service and dining and easy access to shopping, hiking, and dining - we will stay here again.
The hotel was beautiful, tasteful and trendy. We had an amazing stay, the room was gorgeous, maybe the nicest room I have ever stayed in. The double shower was incredible. We didn’t have great weather so spending time at the pool wasn’t a option, it looked beautiful. The staff was friendly and nice.