Review: Hilton Scottsdale Resort and Villas, Arizona
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If anywhere in Arizona should be recognized as the state’s luxury hotel capital, it’s Scottsdale. With boutique and chain resorts spread throughout Phoenix’s ritzy neighbour-city—Scottsdale boasts a plethora of luxe lodgings, and one that earns a top spot on our list is the Hilton Scottsdale Resort and Villas. The pet-friendly property, complete with hotel rooms, suites and private villas, offers breathtaking views of Camelback Mountain. Whether staying for a short visit or looking to spend some serious time in Scottsdale, this Hilton property may just be the perfect home base for both leisure and business travellers.

The Hotel

Checking in to the Hilton Scottsdale Resort and Villas, one cannot deny the immediate sense of feeling at home. Walking in through the tall glass doors, the open lobby welcomes guests with picturesque views of the palm-filled property and sun-soaked patio. A long hallway lures visitors towards the convention and dining spaces, while the sunshine invites them outside to dine al fresco on the patio, lounge underneath a towering palm or simply swim around the pool, enjoying the warm southwestern weather. Located just under 20 minutes from Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix, even the most discerning of travellers will be delighted by the supreme service at Hilton Scottsdale.

Editor’s Note: Jet-lagged upon arrival? Head to the spa and wellness centre!

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The Food

With three on-site restaurants serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, guests need not worry about leaving the resort on an empty stomach. At Bluefire Grille, southwestern eats are served up all day long, while Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse offers a dinner like no other. For those not in a sit-down mood, the Oasis Bar & Grille serves up cold bevvies and easy eats outside by the pool. In-room dining is also available, so be sure to complete your Breakfast-in-Bed card before catching some shut-eye. Just don’t forget about all of the culinary treasures down in Old Town—it would be a shame to not taste tour Scottsdale’s budding culinary scene.

hiltonscottsdale-suiteThe Room

Hilton Scottsdale Resort and Villas has a variety of rooming options available to guests—and each, no matter the size, is just as lovely as the next. Their suites (some, deservingly called villas) are expansive and tasteful, ranging from 1,500-1,800 square feet and offering one- or two-bedroom options. Guests staying in the villas enjoy private terraces and access to an exclusive villas pool area.

The Area

Located just up North Scottsdale Road from Old Town, Hilton Scottsdale Resort and Villas is a great home base for visitors looking to explore. Hop in an Uber for a short (and cheap) drive to most major attractions in the Greater Phoenix Area. To the south is bustling Old Town Scottsdale, home to the bulk of the city’s bars, clubs and restaurants. The perfect example of an old western town transformed by urban sprawl, Old Town is where the action is. Take in the Museum of the West, pose with the iconic wooden cowboy sign at the corner of Main and North Scottsdale, ride the historic (and free) Scottsdale Trolley or sit on a patio and enjoy some of the best food that the Phoenix region has to offer.

Rates:

Starting at $200 (USD) for a basic room, Hilton Scottsdale has lodgings suitable for budgets big and small.

For more information, please visit www.hilton.com.

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