Phoenix Arizona Travel Diary | Where to Stay

Happy Friday everyone! As promised from my last post, I wanted to break up my Phoenix trip into two posts: this post on where to stay and second post on what to do and where to eat. Once those posts are live, I will come back to update this post with the link. In meantime, let’s talk about where to stay. Many thanks to VisitPhoenix for arranging our stay with the first two nights at Hotel Valley Ho and the last night at the Scott Resort and Spa hotel. We also toured the Mountain Shadows resort as part of the sister hotels of Hotel Valley Ho. I love that my blogger besties, Kimberly and Diana, and I were able to share a suite room with adjourning bedrooms at Hotel Valley Ho. We also had adjourning rooms at the Scott Resort as well, which made things so much easier to coordinate and also gave us plenty of space for our many luggages. Both hotels provided us with plenty of amenities for the room and when we needed extras, all we needed to do was ask.

Hotel Valley Ho

This hotel was situated within walking distance to old Scottsdale, which made it so convenient to explore the area. The decor within the hotel was so modern and contemporary that made the place feel so inviting. As you’d enter the hotel, the reception desk was to the left and Cafe Zuzu straight ahead with the pool door entrance to the right leading to the luscious garden surrounding the pool. You can see some of the garden area in my last outfit post. This hotel screamed luxury as soon as I entered into the suite room with mix of modern and contemporary furniture pieces equipped with a kitchen. I wish we could’ve stayed longer to make use of that beautiful kitchen! Not to mention, the light sky blue tiles of the bathroom with full walk-in closet made taking a simple shower much more spa-like. Believe me when I say that we did not want to leave this place.

Mountain Shadows

Later that night, we were whisked away to Mountain Shadows situated right in the town of Paradise Valley to dine at Hearth ’61, but not before we got to tour the resort. We could not help but go straight to the back lounge area where you could take in the breathtaking view of the Camelback Mountains. We walked around the premise through the lounge area to check out one of the newly renovated guest bedrooms before heading to the pool area. As you could see from the left of the pool, additional guest bedrooms were quickly being built to accommodate the growing number of visitors returning to Phoenix every year. This location was a bit different with the units, because they were a mix of owned and leased. I found that pretty interesting, because by owning a unite, you could still have access to the resort’s many features available for guests. I started to see why many people visit Phoenix and never leave. Mental note: need to look into a vacation home here some time in the future.

the Scott Resort & Spa

Saving the best for last was the Scott Resort & Spa only a few miles from Hotel Valley Ho and as if we weren’t spoiled enough from the last one, walking through this resort felt pretty grand and inviting as well. To think that there will be renovations throughout the resort in the next coming years, I cannot wait to see what the resort looks like after the update. As you walk in, the check-in reception was to the right and we were greeted with fresh drinks made daily at the counter as well as a little drinking area set up for your furry friends. I love that the hotel was so pet-friendly. Then you walk through the lobby decked with plenty of comfy seating areas, where you can freely lounge around, before coming up to the bar. Past the sliding doors though was the crème de la crème, which revealed yet another luscious greens and luxurious lagoon surrounding the pool. I felt as if I was transported somewhere tropical and forgot that I was in desert Phoenix. Our rooms were right behind the lagoon with sliding doors straight to the pool area. Can we please stay here forever?

Next up, I’ll be talking about what to do in the greater Phoenix, so be sure to come back for my next travel post. Also my Phoenix travel diary vlog is now live, so check that out when you get a chance. Thank you so much for reading and have a great weekend!


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