Can you recommend a nice place to stay in or not far from the Scottsdale area? Any suggestions as to restaurants or things to see? I have looked at the various ratings but looking for more personal advice. I have been there before. Any suggestions as to car rentals. the airport rentals are very high due to taxes. Saw one review for an off site company that was awful.
- Holiday Inn Phoenix-Midtown4321 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ, United Statesrecommended Holiday Inn Phoenix-MidtownThe got the best buffet I ever had in my life
- Westin Kierland Resort and Spa6902 East Greenway Parkway, Scottsdale, AZ 85254recommended Westin Kierland Resort and SpaThe Kierland is a nice, if not amazing, hotel. The rooms are spacious and comfortable, the lobby area is nice, and the restaurants are very good. The big downside for me was that the internet was slow ... read moreto the point of being unusable half of the time - not acceptable if you are here for work, not for play. If you are here for play, though, there is a very nice golf course and pool area, and you can walk to lots of shops and restaurants.recommended Westin Kierland Resort and SpaThe Westin Kierland Resort and Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona is a place to relax, recharge, and rejuvenate – especially if you come from the East Coast during winter time. If you play golf – step outside ... read morethe hotel and do all the golfing you want. If you don’t play golf – you can still enjoy the golf course, looking at the striking green landscape from your window, with beautiful mountains in the background. You can go to the spa and let them take care of your stressed body and dehydrated skin. I really enjoyed the spa services but my two favorite things were floating on the lazy river during the day and sitting around the fire pit at night with a glass of wine, wrapped in a blanket. I also like the option of not only dining at the hotel but walking a few minutes to an upscale outdoor shopping area with several great restaurants.
- Taliesin West12621 North Frank Lloyd Wright Blv, Scottsdale, AZrecommended Taliesin WestI'm a huge fan of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture and had been looking forward to visiting Taliesin West, his winter architecture camp in the Arizona desert near Scottsdale, for a long time. Visiting ... read moreOak Park in Illinois and Spring Green in Wisconsin only explains part of Wright's development as an iconic architect - touring Taliesin West will give you a better idea of how he incorporated natural shapes and colors into his indoor / outdoor building and home designs.Sara Benson
Priceline often has especially good deals on Scottsdale resorts, if you don't mind not knowing exactly where you'll be staying before you bid. I've had better luck with Priceline in Scottsdale than most other places. If you don't rent a car at the airport, you'll probably end up spending about the same amount of money overall with a taxi ride to/from Scottsdale, then renting a car somewhere around Scottsdale.
- Desert Botanical Gardens1201 N Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85008-3437