What We Love
- Innovative cocktails in the hip Living Room lounge
- Fresh sushi at sceney Sushi Roku
- Close to Old Town and some of Scottsdale’s best shopping
What To Know
- The hotel cultivates a sexy scene that might not be ideal for families
- WET pool deck is open 24/7
- Pet friendly
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
A riot of color in the Sonoran Desert, W Scottsdale is all about “Whatever / Whenever” – that is, whatever guests want, when they want it. And there’s a lot here to have. Sceney Sushi Roku serves up some of the town’s best rolls, while the Living Room lounge pours creative cocktails. Perched above the hotel’s entrance, WET pool is open 24/7, while Bliss Spa is a 4,000-square-foot oasis where you can relax with a massage or get your hair done for a night on the town. All 230 guestrooms and 33 specialty suites keep the hip vibe with jewel tones, the latest tech stone bathrooms with shoji doors and a separate shower with crushed glass flooring.
In the Area
Explore novelty shops, Navajo jewelry stores and art galleries along East Main Street in Old Town Scottsdale, a short drive from the resort. (Start by drooling over Rita’s turquoise vault at Razzle-Dazzle Bead & Jewelry.) For real-deal cowboy boots and buckles, hit up Saba’s. A 27-hole championship golf course designed by Ted Robinson, The Phoenician pairs a challenging experience with the breathtaking scenery of the Sonoran Desert for a golf experience that’s peerless. Scottsdale is also a baseball town, so be sure to enjoy a ball game at nearby Chase Field (in Phoenix), home of MLB’s Arizona Diamondbacks.
How to Get There
We didn’t plan on staying at the W Scottsdale and so happy we did. Great hotel and very hip. The pool parties are off the hook. Plan on being packed on the weekends. Great place to party.
Room service and Sushi Roku are excellent. Definitely will be back. Thank you W for a perfect stay.
Stayed here with a group of 5 guys to celebrate a friends bday and go to a football game. We had a blast, definitely the spot to be on the weekend and lots going on. Pool party on Saturday was great, had an amazing meal at Sushi Roku, and the staff was very friendly and professional. Extra special thanks to Liz at the front desk for fixing my booking error right away! Lauren was also very helpful too sorting us out at check out time.
Upon arrival to check in I was immediately greeted by Lucero who turned out to be the most helpful and kind associate I have ever had the pleasure of dealing with. I had a pending reservation for a mid level suite and asked about any possible upgrades that were available for the weekend. Lucero checked with Jordyn who was equally amazing and asked me a series of questions to help decide what room would work best for me. We all agreed on the MEGA suite. This turned out to be the best decision ever! 1540sqft room with a huge living room and balcony looking over the pool. If you are looking to entertain (which I was) this is the best room on the property. The Hotels room service was extremely efficient and the service was second to none (OSCAR you are the man!). I did not pass the front desk once without being asked how my stay was and if I needed anything. I rarely write reviews however the quality of the service demanded it. I highly recommend this property if you are looking to unwind and have a good time. Thank you again Lucero,Jordyn and Oscar for making my stay so enjoyable.
This hotel is right there in middle of Old Town. LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION. During hotter months I would reccomend a car or using UBER. That being said you can easily walk. We did both.
There were always plenty of people in valet. The front desk is and everyone at the concierge desk was as friendly as a person can possibly be. The shopping here is unique in Old Town. There is also your traditional upscale shopping near by also. You do not have to stay at a resort to play golf at a great place in this town. I played several and was blown away by the design and condition of the turf. My favorite was Troon North. Breathtaking is the only way to describe it.
Be sure to talk with the front desk about what exactly are your priorities (ie near the action or in a more quite area). Some properties won't respond or discuss the type of or placement until you arrive. I had several very productive emails with the hotel before we arrived and I must say again how friendly they were through all.
The building itself is very very modern with so many details that perfectly fit the atmosphere they are aiming to produce.
There are other hotels in the area that are very conventional but don't have nearly the FLARE you get with being at the W. Rachael and Rio and many others are there to help you have the stay you want. The team had free cocktails at the base of the elevators one evening and were there to help each guest with ideas or where they might want to go and when to be there.
My room was not huge but sexy like the rest of the property. It was a Spectacular room. Ours was on the 3rd floor over looking the pool WET Deck on the second floor. The bed was an island in the middle of the room. The shower had thick green glass, green glass floor and the back walls were like an oversized white subway tile. Separate door to the toilet and a huge sliding door system that moved with ease if you wanted more privacy in the sink area. JUST SO MANY DETAILS to accommodate each persons needs.
The pool area was fantastic.
After reading several reviews that seemed be less than stellar I have to admit I was skeptical but wanted to give them a shot. My calculation is, if you come to have a good time you will be blown away. If you come to have a bad time, I guess you will. If you come to Scottsdale, this is a great town and the W is an awesome property to stay and play. FUN FUN FUN. That being said, I would not bring my kids. They are set up largely for adult entertainment. My wife and I have kids, we love our kids but enjoy being at a property that does not have a bunch of kids running around. The environment is high tech, slick, sexy and even racy. A place where PARTY IS NOT A DIRTY WORD. If you are looking for a quite place with free breakfast go to the Hyatt Place or Hyatt House.
And to the team there, thanks and look forward to returning.
I've been staying at this hotel weekly for business (Mon-Thur) so I haven't been at the hotel on the weekends (yet) to experience the real scene, but even on the weekdays it seems like I'm in mini-Vegas. Hip Hop DJs in the Lobby bar on Mondays for Industry Night, Live bands on Wednesdays, etc.
The vibe is very cool/hip.
Service and staff have all been incredible. Anything I've needed they sent up right away. Only one mishap here one time when my breakfast order was never placed (had been messaging one of their team members through the SPG app, who confirmed a delivery time, but in the morning I called 15 mins after the delivery time and they told me there was no order placed).
-Internet is so slow it's near useless for people needing it for business. For whatever reason, it doesn't have a captive portal like most hotels, it just allows your devices straight on without authentication. If they had a higher tier (faster) which was included for members with status, or those on corporate discounts, I think it'd make it much more feasible for business travelers (which I'm fully aware, is not their target clientele, but someone does have to stay here on the weekdays).
-TVs are old/outdated. No easy way to connect HDMI/USB (I travel with an amazon fire stick that requires USB and HDMI)
-Rooms don't seem to have power or USB connections in places that make sense (next to the bed for example).
-The blackout shades don't fully close on the corners of the rooms, so light always comes in pretty early in the morning
-There isn't any sort of free coffee available in the lobby in the mornings. I've come to expect this at hotels and plan to use/drink that instead of the in-room coffee makers.
Either way, I'll continue to stay here until the prices go up too much (during prime season) where I can no longer bill this to my work.