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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
I travel to the Andaz in Scottsdale quite regularly. Having worked in the hotel business for the first 25 years of my career, I can be a bit critical at times. Now on the other side as a frequent traveler, I can't tell you how awesome it feels to be welcomed by your name. The rooms are spacious and always clean. I love the food and often choose to eat at the Weft/Warp or In room dining rather than eating out. A month ago I left my hair dryer in the room and they found it, held onto it and placed it in my room PRIOR to my checking in with a lovely note from Maria in Housekeeping. AK on the front drive and Elise at the front desk make me feel welcome which is the best feeling when you are traveling so often. Thanks for everything, Nicole
I returned to Andaz for some solo R and R after loving the unique style of the resort on a previous trip with my family. Its great for family but perfect for a solo trip. My room was quiet with multiple nooks around the resort to read and relax. My spa experience, with Joey and Briana, was fantastic. Honestly, every person I encountered from the valet to the pool to the spa was friendly, calm, and excellent at their job. I’m a discerning traveler and I would go back every year for the very same solo retreat.
We stayed 4 nights with our two girls 8 & 10 over Spring Break. This is not really a kid hotel, but it felt very welcoming to kids and great for adults. Love the bungalow style rooms, all with outdoor space, so we really felt like we spent great outdoor time from morning to night. Wonderful service, beautiful rooms (stay a bit further from the pool for privacy and quiet - we loved 12 E), cute lobby area, lots of places to relax outside, fun pool area and friendly staff. Location was great too, so many restaurants near buy and close to Old town Scottsdale.
One of the smaller hotels but very clean and nice. The bungalows were a welcomes difference from regular hotels.
At the bar our sever Corey was great. Very attentive and informative. Smiled with all the guests.
The live band was also great
Definitely recommend the resort.
1) Service - top notch. From the time we checked in, the staff was fantastic. Made sure we were well taken care off and super responsive. Obviously the fact that we got upgraded to the Cattle Track Suite (courtesy Amex) helped. But, in general, every single staff member was just amazing. Special call out to April at Weft and Warp.
2) Property and amenities - Truly luxurious. Really well maintained. Great grounds overall and enough to do for everyone. Pool was great (doesn't look like the one at the Fairmont or W, but good enough to relax). Mimosa cart, Yoga, cooking class - all available as part of your booking. This is great. We loved the experience (kids included)
3) Rooms - Incredibly comfortable, spacious, tastefully done. Loved the patio to sit and read or grab a drink/coffee at night or in the AM.
4) Location - While not overlooking Camelback mountain, this is centrally located with some good views and a ton of restaurants in the vicinity
Would love to go back.