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
My recent visit to Andaz Scottsdale was scheduled for a girlfriend's getaway. I was pleasantly surprised at how much we enjoyed the property, the activities, the amenities, the service, the food, the people - it was all top-notch. We enjoyed relaxing by the pool and the fire pits, the breakfast and snacks were tasty, they brought in local artisans and musicians for activities and entertainment and were always ready to help with any request. I can't wait for a return trip.
My host Jennifer was so caring from the start of my trip to the end. Intern Jose was very patients suggested locations for the pictures. Jennifer took care of booking to Desert botanical garden and Hot air balloon ride. The staff were very friendly and suggested good options for food and entertainment. I would love to visit Andaz again.
I enjoyed property, bungalows, staff and service. Everyone there tried to make our groups meeting successful and worry free. Really nice place and outstanding people. I would recommend this place without reservations.
This was my first time staying at an Andaz Hotel Resort ( Scottsdale, Az ) and it will not be my last. The staff is not robotic, the use of art by local artists throughout Andaz was extremely thoughtful. The landscape design, interior design and architecture is contemporary and creative.
I visited for a wedding onsite and my husband and I made it an extended vacation, and we are so glad we did. I mentioned to him our last night that this was by far the best resort I have ever stayed at. The staff has thought of everything when it comes to detail. You are greeted by a welcome drink, and oh by the way on our way out, we were thanked with a good bye drink. The rooms are huge, comfortable and have all the amenities. It was nice enough to spend by the pool and complimentary sunscreen, aloe, flavored water, and ice are all at your full disposal. Didn't bring flip flops, they have them waiting for you in the room!
Don't want to book a spa service..you can get a relatively inexpensive day pass to use the amenities. Private pool and Jacuzzi; check!
Beyond the amenities and actual resort being fantastic, the staff is the friendlies and most accommodating around!
For the first time I actually took notes of the different staff members we came across because of their above and beyond treatment.
Some of the Favorites:
Val & Christine @ the Pool Bar - every day we were greeted with the warmest welcome while they waited on us hand and foot and made us feel so welcome and accommodated. We had quite a large group and they didn't let us down!
Michelle @ Weft + Warp - what a friendly amazing person! We were helped by her several times and always so friendly, provided suggestions and what floored me the most...we had let her know we were taking the Red Eye so we were hanging out around the hotel for a bit longer later in the evening. As we were making our exit off the property she came out from the restaurant and stopped us to provide us with water so we could stay hydrated for our late night flight....the most kind gesture!
Our checkout experience with Andrew was top notch and we very much appreciated a good bye beverage to really round out how friendly and exceptional the staff is.
If you can't already tell, I cannot wait to go back!