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
Parking on site
Disclaimer: This content was accurate at the time the hotel was reviewed. Please check our partner sites when booking to verify that details are still correct.
Modern oasis with an updated take on southwestern style, featuring two swimming pools and a spa backed by mountains
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.