The Saguaro Scottsdale

The Saguaro Scottsdale

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Named for the cactus that produces Arizona’s state wildflower, The Saguaro Scottsdale hotel is a desert mirage of bright colours and hip art. With two palm-fringed pools, a Nueva Latin spa and a sizzling Mexican restaurant, this bold and beautiful Arizona resort is inspired by Hockney and Matisse.

Highlights:

  • Ideal stop-off en route to the Grand Canyon

  • Fabulous Mexican food from Jose Garces

  • Two splash-worthy pools

Smith extra

Chef Jose Garces's pickled cactus paddles, and two Mexican beers

In the know

Also need to know:

The hotel welcomes pets, and will dish out free pet bowls, beds and treats on request.Visit the three-room Saguaro Spa for facials and massages using desert ingredients, including sage, juniper, prickly pear and aloe. The beautiful lounge area is decorated with traditional Mexican folk art and serapes. Early risers can join the open-air yoga class by Calma Pool each Saturday at 7am.

Packing tips:

No bland earth tones here: bring your brightest colours to match the pop-art walls. Pack plenty of reading material for your pool time.

Dress code:

Dapper desert wear. Lunch is quite casual.

Mr and Mrs Smith reviews

Every hotel is visited personally by members of our team and given the Smith seal of approval prior to review. As soon as our anonymous reviewers have returned from this boutique hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona and unpacked their cactus flowers and cowboy boots, a full account of their desert escape will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside the Saguaro Scottsdale…

Bold and beautiful, the Saguaro Scottsdale hotel is a pop-art paradise that feels a bit like like climbing inside one of Matisse’s brightest numbers with a detour to the California-cool lan

Accommodation details

Address:

4000 North Drinkwater Boulevard, Scottsdale, Arizona AZ 85251, United States
Phoenix/Scottsdale
USA

Location:

10.5 mi / 17.0 km from city centre

General facilities

  • Valet parking
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Complimentary in-room coffee or tea
  • Aerobics instruction
  • Exercise gym
  • Internet services
  • Room service
  • Lounges/bars
  • On-Site parking
  • Onsite laundry
  • Restaurant

Dining information

Restaurant:

Superstar and Iron Chef competitor Jose Garces tackles Mexico City street food at Distrito, the buzzy house restaurant. A special ‘patio kitchen’ includes a smoke pit where the chefs slow-roast spiced brisket, chicken and racks of lamb. The menu also includes tacos, sangria and Mexican beer.

Top table:

There’s plenty of beautiful patio seating, though tables get misted with water during the hottest days. Inside, grab a seat closest to the tall windows for the most light.

Last orders:

In high season (mid-September to mid-May), breakfast is served at Distrito. In the off-season, Old Town Whiskey serves a free breakfast buffet on weekdays. Dinner is served at Distrito from 5pm until 10pm. Old Town Whiskey is open from 3pm until 10pm.

Room service:

Full breakfast, lunch and dinner, including tacos, burgers and salads can be brought to your room from 6:30am until 10pm.

Hotel bar:

Old Town Whiskey is a lively bar with prohibition-era cocktails and a full menu of bar snacks, burgers and shakes. The Western-themed bar pours more than 100 whiskies and bourbons, and has outdoor seating with a fireplace.

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