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
We were here two nights to finish our week vacation in Arizona. It was off-season, so there were no crowds, which was nice, as my daughter could do her gymnastics in the pool without bothering anyone. The resort is stunning. The grounds are immaculate, and the staff is incredibly friendly. We spent most of the week driving, hiking, and on the go, so these last two days were badly needed, and the Andaz delivered. I have already recommended it to friends, and will look to re-book on our next trip out here. I understand it was off-season, so I don't know if our deal is valid year-round, but we got a breakfast credit each morning, and a $ 100 credit to use anywhere we wanted (we chose drinks by the pool, ha!) I'm sure in-season rates are higher, but I was very satisfied with what I got for my money at the time I was there.
Huge property spread over 23 acres, casitas are spaced so there is lots of room for privacy. The sleek, mid-century modern vibe is carried throughout the property, not just your room. Beautiful SPA and spacious pool with cabanas. The open kitchen concept delivers great food at Weft & Warp. If you want to chill in Mad Men style, this is the place for you! Centrally located to shopping, sightseeing, eateries.
and alot of creativity. Used to stay here when it was the funky Cottonwoods- beautiful grounds in a great location. AND THEN...Hyatt came in and did their Mid-Century magic. So appreciated to Learn Andaz doesn't stand for AND AZ. As in Arizona. It is Hindi for Personal Style. Holding up to the name- they take an interest in supporting local artists. Look forward to going back and taking them up on the Tesla lift to Cattle Track Compound where the Artist work and do a little supporting of the artists myself.
Oh, and BTW, service, food, and accommodations were exemplary.
We are very partial to this brand as we stayed numerous times at the Andaz Ottawa Canada while building a cabin in nearby Quebec Canada. The Scottsdale property offers a unique experience due to architecture, design, a large beautifully landscaped site and individual bungalow-style guest rooms! The air handling units were of particular interest as they are silent in the room and outside - great job since we experienced very high temperatures!!
The hotel is tucked away in a great area in Scottsdale so you're close to old town and all of the new areas popping up. In addition, the hotel offers free rides in a fleet of Teslas within 5 miles. Not a bad way to vacation!
Each room is a bungalow style room with it's own small patio in the front and back of your room. The beds are comfortable and best yet the bathrooms are HUGE!! It's almost like having spa accommodations in your own room. Mini bar and snacks are completely complimentary as well.
The gym is a little small and the pool can get crowded when it's busy but overall this is a great stay.
One warning, there's no coffee cart (Starbucks or otherwise) on site so you'll need to walk 5 ish minutes to get your morning fix.