Searching for the best places to stay in Scottsdale, AZ? Read all about Andaz Scottsdale resort and discover what makes this hotel so special!
For those that have been following along on the blog or Instagram, it will come as no surprise that Jake and I visit Scottsdale, AZ multiple times a year. We consider it our secret little getaway. One of the reasons we gravitate towards Scottsdale is that it offers the perfect mix of nature and city.
With 300 plus sunny days a year, an incredible restaurant, bar, and coffee shop scene, gorgeous luxury resorts, and scenic desert hikes…we just can’t seem to get enough.
After multiple stays at Andaz Scottsdale, I figured it’s high time I finally dedicate a blog post to one of our favorite resorts in Arizona. I am not one to return to the same hotel over and over again as I love to change things up, but Andaz is the exception.
If you’re planning a trip to Scottsdale, I highly recommend booking Andaz Scottsdale resort. I’ve been pointing my family and friends to this Scottsdale hotel for years…and now I want to share this special place with you!
Hotel Stats and Features
Before we get into the details, here is a quick look at Andaz Scottsdale resort, the property, and key features.
185 bungalow-style rooms and suites
10,000 square feet of indoor space
36,000 square feet of outdoor space
24-hour indoor/outdoor fitness center
Three outdoor pools (one is adults only)
Complimentary car service within a 3-mile radius
Complimentary GoPro rentals
Cabanas for rent
Electric car charging stations
Andaz Scottsdale is conveniently located minutes from Old Town Scottsdale, Fashion Square, the Arts District, and some of my favorite restaurants, boutiques, and coffee shops. I especially appreciated that I was a five-minute drive from Schmooze and Berdena’s (two of my favorite Scottsdale coffee shops) as well as Nekter Juice Bar and Kaleidoscope for afternoon juices and smoothies.
Piestewa Peak and Camelback Mountain, my two favorite challenging hikes, are fifteen to twenty minutes away by car. There are also two jogging routes you can take from the hotel. Be sure to ask for the handy map that shows where to go.
The ideal location is one of the many reasons this is one of the best places to stay in Scottsdale.
One of the most unique aspects of this Scottsdale resort is the fact that the rooms are little bungalows. The entire property is made up of individual, one-story buildings. It’s quite a massive footprint at 36,000 square feet of outdoor space. The sprawling grounds are always immaculate.
This was a big selling point for our most recent stay given the current situation with COVID. We didn’t have to worry about using elevators, crowded hotel lobbies, or passing other guests in narrow hallways. This is a place where you have plenty of space to spread out. You won’t be lacking fresh air and outdoor space here.
The bungalows are spacious and designed with a “minimalist luxury” concept. Everything in the room serves a purpose and is quality. The bathroom is spacious with plenty of counter space and ideal lighting. The attached little patio is a nice plus. Jake and I would often get smoothies or coffees to-go and enjoy them on our patio in the early mornings.
Dining at Andaz Scottsdale Resort
Andaz Scottsdale has a delicious restaurant on property called Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen. The menu is inspired by the flavors of Arizona with locally sourced ingredients. The indoor space is a living room style environment. I prefer the patio as the view of Camelback Mountain is stunning. This is the perfect place for sunset cocktails. Hit up their happy hour for discounted cocktails, beer, and wine 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm!
The breakfast at Weft & Warp is particularly good. I highly recommend the chilaquiles, chorizo and egg burrito, and the blue corn pancakes.
The Turquoise Pool Bar offers a menu of fun cocktails, beer, and wine, alongside snackable items like tacos, ceviche, carne asada fries, and shrimp quesadillas. If you have a group, go for a pina colada, margarita, or frose pitcher! Happy hour is 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm and includes my favorite drink, the Valley Girl Spritz (similar to an Aperol spritz).
Common Spaces: Pool, Fitness, Grounds
The fitness center has everything you need and more. It’s an indoor/outdoor design with garage door styled windows that can be opened all the way. The view is quite nice as you look out onto the spa pool and Camelback Mountain.
I also loved that fitness classes were offered. A barre, yoga, and boot camp class was offered during the five days I was there.
There are three outdoor pools for guests to use. The spa pool is for adults only. I prefer the main pool because it’s the largest and has more of a lively vibe. The pool temperature was always perfect. It’s heated in the evening and morning and refreshingly cool (but not too cold) during the hot afternoons.
The grounds are pristine and make you feel like you’re in a mini desert oasis. Chairs and hammocks are scattered throughout the property. There are also a couple of fire pits which I love to enjoy in the evening.
Pet Friendly Hotel in Scottsdale, AZ
This resort is easily one of the best pet friendly hotels in Scottsdale AZ. This last trip we brought Bailey, our ten-pound rescue dog, and she loved it. She went everywhere with us.
She would sit under our chair at the pool and accompany us to brunch or dinner on the patio of Weft & Warp. The staff was beyond friendly with her which made me feel comfortable bringing her along. We aren’t usually ones to take her on trips and are always so worried we won’t be welcome by non-animal lovers. That was far from the case at Andaz Scottsdale.
It’s usually a $150 pet fee per stay for up to two dogs (50 pounds for one dog or 75 pounds combined for two dogs). Lucky for us, Andaz was running a promotion where they waived the pet fees. This promo is running for the rest of 2020 and was started because the hotel knew a lot of people were doing longer road trips because of COVID and would want their pets with them. I love a thoughtful hotel!
Andaz Scottsdale Resort Rates and current offers
Peak season (September – May) starting rates $419
Low season (June – August) rates starting at $299
Current offers include:
- waived pet fees (for the rest of 2020 and all of 2021)
- stay three nights or more and save 15%
- stay four nights and get $100 resort credit
Click here to book your room with the above offers.
This was our fourth stay at Andaz Scottsdale resort. I find myself falling more in love with this hotel and the Andaz brand after every visit. If you’re looking for a place to relax, soak in some sun, enjoy patio cocktails during sunset, and take in the beauty of a desert landscape with gorgeous mountain views, Andaz Scottsdale will not disappoint.
Add in the welcoming service, the fact that it's one of the most pet-friendly hotels in Scottsdale AZ, top-notch fitness center, and delicious restaurant…well...let's just say I'm confident it will become a favorite of yours too.
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Thank you Andaz Scottsdale resort for welcoming me back to Scottsdale! All opinions and photos of my stay are my own.