Hotel Valley Ho
What We Love
- Poolside restaurant and bar has a live D.J. on weekends
- Full-service spa; request in-room massages for more privacy
- State-of-the art fitness center
What To Know
- For an extra fee, Tower Suite guests can have the room pre-stocked with their favorite foods and drinks
- Request a west-facing room for a quieter stay
- WiFi costs $9.99 per day; Valet $14
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Hotel Valley Ho was originally designed by a student of Frank Lloyd Wright’s, and though there’s still a distinct nod to the 1950’s, many areas have since been renovated to accommodate the now 193 rooms. Mid-century modern furnishings give way to bright, contemporary décor and floor-to-ceiling glass windows that open out onto private patios or balconies. A popular destination for bachelor/-ette parties, the Tower portion of the hotel houses the suites, giving it a hard-partying atmosphere. And on the weekends, the party continues poolside, where you’ll find a live D.J. spinning to cabanas full of twenty-somethings.
In the Area
A visit to Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter home and school of architecture, Taliesin, is a must-do for architecture buffs. Guests visit the studios where Wright crafted many of his masterworks and even see a small theater where his students performed. If botany’s your bag, head to Desert Botanical Garden, which features special exhibits from artists like Dale Chihuly and year-round events set among dazzling desert botanicals. And you can’t come to cowboy country and not mount a horse. Talk to the front desk about arranging an early morning or late afternoon horseback ride (it’s the desert, so skip times when the sun is high). Check out one of the many world-class championship golf courses in Phoenix and Scottsdale (the hotel concierge can arrange your tee time, or head to Biltmore Fashion Park along the chic stretch of East Camelback Road for world-class shopping.
How to Get There
This place has a good vibe. As a business traveler I enjoyed the friendly staff, aesthetics of the grounds and the location to Old Scottsdale. I can feel the stress level dropping as soon as I arrive.
We were staying here for a conference and probably would not have selected it but I am glad we stayed there. It is a remodeled 50's style resort hotel and the service was amazing. Everywhere we turned someone was trying to be helpful We were staying in a lower end room but it had all the conveniences. One interesting aspect is the open floor plan, only the toilet is separated from the rest of the room. We even had a nice big soaking tub in the room. There are curtains you can pull around the bathroom area for privacy. The pools were beautiful and they have a nice bar/cafe by the main pool. They also have a quiet pool for those who want to avoid the party at the main pool. Pretty good restaurant in the hotel but there are also many great options in waking distance. One of my friends has a suite and it was amazing. Full kitchen, large sitting area, balcony
We stayed at the Valley Ho this past weekend for a birthday staycation. A group of friends were staying at another local hotel, but we prefer the spacious rooms, cleanliness, and decor at the Valley Ho.
Even though the hotel was busy, the service was not sacrificed. Particularly, even though the driveway was packed, the valet and bell staff were still really helpful with getting our bags taken care of, getting us checked in, being attentive to our needs our entire stay, and were all very friendly. The front desk was quick, helpful, and accommodated a late check out as well!
Overall- great stay. Our favorite hotel in Old Town hands down!
Highly recomend this one of kind Hotel, with great rooms, top shelf food and drinks. The pool area was awesome! The wait staff were over the top freindly. Zuzu had the best food and drink options. Cant' wait to stay again. Walking distance to OLD Town Scottsdale.
This is an unexpected little gem in the middle of old town Scottsdale. We opted to pay a little more to stay in a little bigger room with a great outdoor balcony in the tower. The unit was on the 6 floor with a great view of the valley and mountains. The place came with a big kitchen with all of the cooking and serving utensils that you could possibly use. There was also a dishwasher, full refrigerator plus a washer and dryer in the unit which was very handy during our 6 night stay. The rooms are beautiful and well appointed but have a little too much selling going on per room...a yoga mat and water for sale, liquor out on the counter for sale, food for sale in the drawers, and a piece of wood with brochures for trips/activities on it next to the TV.
The staff is very friendly and efficient from house keeping, front desk, pool service, restaurant service to the management team. The manager, Ronan (i think that was his first name) made us feel like we were regular returning customers even though this was our first visit. The food at the restaurant was very good too but not inexpensive. My favorite was the bloody mary bar and fluffy pancakes. The coffee is really great and they served free tasty breakfast scones with your room service order on weekends. The pool is nice but can be a little crowded and noisy with a DJ on weekends. Go early or late in the afternoon to avoid crowds..or visit during the week. The spa and gym were really nice even though we never had a spa service. The hotel is also an easy walk to many good restaurants and shopping too. All in all this is a special little hotel that is worth a visit. We will be back soon!