The Scott Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona is the most photogenic hotel I have ever stayed in. As soon as I walked into the lobby before ever checking in, I took out my camera and started shooting every angle I possibly could: think Anthropologie catalog. While the design is modern and almost minimalist it still exudes an upscale vibe that you would expect from a luxury hotel.
I recently checked in for two nights and had a wonderful stay. The staff is extremely gracious, the rooms and property are gorgeous, the food was incredible, and the location is central to the Greater Phoenix area.
I want to note that checking in at The Scott Resort & Spa is a feast for the eyes. The check in desk behind it has built in shelves with painted portraits of people (no clue who they are) but I could not take my eyes off of it. It is like nothing I have ever seen before. Beyond that – once you are all checked in, you don’t just get a key for your room, you get a pink billfold with a key, hotel history, activity schedule, two travel logs, and a log with your room number and phone number for the hotel.
The most beautiful part of the hotel in my opinion! The Scott Resort & Spa took their time placing each piece of furniture whether it be rattan, leather or even a comfy sofa. The design elements almost make you feel like you are in a showroom for outdoor living. There is no shortage of greenery, modern white decor, wood elements, and pops of color throughout. Some of my favorite pieces in the lobby included: bar carts, backgammon game boards, pineapple lamps, and the Canal Club.
Beyond the lobby is 2 outdoor pools with plenty of chairs and cabanas as well as outdoor seating and a fire pit.
During my stay I checked into a Pool King Guest Room. The best part of the room was the spacious balcony overlooking the pool and the Nespresso coffee bar. The overall room offered very generous space, separate bathroom and sink, pillow top bed, in-room safe, mini bar, plush bathrobes, and spa inspired bath amenities.
I really liked that the hotel is smaller and not crowded. Since each of the buildings only offered two floors, you did not have to walk far to reach anywhere on the resort and I could walk right down the stairs and into the pool or the lobby.
I had the opportunity to eat at the Canal Club during my stay and the food was incredible. The paella on the dinner menu stood out so I ordered it – and surely enough it was cooked perfectly. If the paella is the only dish you get here, it will be the best!
The Canal Club also has a bar in the lobby that you can get incredible drinks from. I highly recommend the Helen & Maude – its a take on the Cuban Mojito. The bartenders are extremely friendly and personable – and above that, they craft cocktails in a way that is memorable.
The Scott Resort & Spa is not an overly big property, as there are only 2 floors in each building of rooms – but within the grounds there are 2 pools, one with sand entry, fire bowl, a plethora of seating options, and a fireplace (for cooler evenings).
You can get yourself a drink and enjoy the seating options or lounge poolside. I opted for the Aperol Spritz!
- Address: 4925 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
- Phone: (800) 528-7867
- Distance from Phoenix Sky Harbor: 14.8 miles ~ 20 minutes
- Parking: on site, you can park right outside your building
- Uber is widely available
- Reservations are encouraged for The Canal Club
- Wifi for a fee
- Spa on site – has 6 treatment rooms
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Disclaimer: I was a guest of the Visit Phoenix Tourism Board, but as always, opinions are entirely my own.