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Best Locations to Stay in Scottsdale

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Best Locations to Stay in Scottsdale

Travel Tips | January 18, 2022 | SWSS Staff

If you’re planning to visit Scottsdale soon, you’re likely looking for the perfect place to stay that will give you quick access to all the city’s most popular attractions.

However, choosing where to base your trip to Scottsdale isn’t always easy. In fact, the best place to stay in Scottsdale depends on the type of things you want to do during your vacation.

Fortunately, there are plenty of accommodation options across the city that will allow you to explore Scottsdale to the fullest. Use this guide to determine the best place to stay in Scottsdale during your upcoming trip!

Old Town Scottsdale

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If you’re visiting Scottsdale for the first time and want to be close to all the action, Old Town Scottsdale, also known as Downtown Scottsdale, is the perfect place to stay during your trip. 

There are tons of things to do in Downtown Scottsdale. You can visit many of the city’s most popular museums, like the Scottsdale Historical Museum, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art or Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West, to become acquainted with the city’s culture. You can shop from luxury retailers and popular stores at Scottsdale Fashion Square—the largest indoor mall in Arizona. You can also walk the Scottsdale Wine Trail to sample local wines at tasting rooms throughout the area or explore the art galleries in the Scottsdale Arts District

However, the best part of staying in Old Town Scottsdale is being within walking distance of great restaurants and dining options. Downtown Scottsdale is home to some of the best places to find tasty food in Scottsdale, including Citizen Public House and The Mission Old Town. You can visit local bars and pubs, like Old Town Tavern, to grab a drink, or head to the Entertainment District in Downtown Scottsdale to experience the area’s vibrant nightlife.

Where to Stay 

Hotel Valley Ho—This luxurious hotel boasts stylish mid-century features and decades of history and is located just west of Old Town. 

The Scott Resort—Stylish boutique hotel with an outdoor swimming pool, poolside bar, and Cuban-inspired restaurant, The Canal Club, located just steps away from Fashion Square and the vibrant city.

McCormick Ranch

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McCormick Ranch is the perfect neighborhood in Central Scottsdale to base your trip if you’re traveling as a family with young kids to the city. 

Since McCormick Ranch is in a central location, you’ll be just a short drive from the activities in Old Town and minutes away from North Scottsdale, too. Here, you’ll find yourself surrounded by tons of family-friendly activities, like the McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, Topgolf Scottsdale, OdySea Aquarium, and Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament. If you’re visiting in March, you can also watch a spring training game at the Salt River Fields at Talking Stick

If you’re traveling without kids, don’t miss the chance to visit the nearby Talking Stick Resort Casino, play a round of holes at the McCormick Ranch Golf Club, or the Talking Stick Golf Club during your stay in Scottsdale.

Where to Stay

Sanctuary Camelback Mountain—Perhaps the best luxury hotel in Scottsdale, this luxury resort offers scenic views of Camelback Mountain, spa services, valet parking, an infinity swimming pool, and more upscale amenities. 

Great Wolf Lodge—This family-friendly resort is one of the best hotels in Scottsdale for families, equipped with a water park, a mini-golf course, bowling, and more kid-friendly activities. 

Del Lago—This spacious vacation rental can comfortably sleep eight guests and offers a private pool, air-conditioned rooms, lakefront living, and more luxurious amenities for your stay in Scottsdale.

Kierland

Kierland
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Kierland is an excellent location to stay in Scottsdale, with easy access to shopping, entertainment, and dining options in a newer, master-planned community. 

Kierland is home to two outdoor shopping malls, Scottsdale Quarter and Kierland Commons, filled with luxury retailers, local restaurants, and live music venues. This is also a great place to stay for close access to one of the best golf courses in Scottsdale, the TPC Scottsdale Champions Course, where the Waste Management Open is played each year. Kierland is also minutes from WestWorld of Scottsdale, where the Barrett-Jackson Car Auction and Arabian Horse Show occur each year.

Where to Stay

WineDown—This three-bedroom luxury vacation rental is located within walking distance of Kierland Commons. It offers a private outdoor pool, resort-style backyard, and a temperature-controlled wine cellar stocked with over 300 bottles.

Paradise—This five-bedroom vacation home is also within walking distance from Kierland Commons. It is equipped with tons of fun amenities, like a pool table, foosball, spacious rooms, an outdoor pool, barbecue grills, free WiFi, and more.

North Scottsdale

Suppose you want to escape the hustle-and-bustle of the city and truly immerse yourself in the Arizona desert and the area’s natural beauty. In that case, North Scottsdale may be the perfect location for your stay in Scottsdale.

North Scottsdale offers close access to tons of outdoor activities, including trails for hiking, biking, rock climbing, and more in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve and McDowell Mountain Regional Park. You’ll also enjoy close access to many of the area’s popular golf courses, like The Country Club at DC Ranch and the Grayhawk Golf Club, as well as popular cultural activities like Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West

Despite the peaceful environment, you’ll still have access to great food and restaurants, like The Living Room Wine Café & Lounge, at Market Street at DC Ranch.

Where to Stay

Four Seasons Scottsdale Resort—Perhaps the best luxury hotel in the area, this Scottsdale resort offers stunning views of the Sonoran Desert, an outdoor pool, beautiful spa, golf course, restaurants, and more.

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One thing is for sure—regardless of where you choose to stay in Scottsdale, you’re bound to have a memorable time exploring the city!

If you haven’t already, browse our selection of spacious, luxurious vacation homes located in Central Scottsdale to provide yourself the perfect launching point for everything that Scottsdale has to offer—from vibrant nightlife to peaceful nature!

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