The Saguaro, Scottsdale

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love This Hotel

  • This retro-style hotel charms with bright, loud colours and mod furnishings
  • Two pools, offering either a party atmosphere or a calm retreat
  • The shops, restaurants and galleries of Old Town are only a few blocks away
  • The vibrant restaurant serves up American fare and a spa takes inspiration from the desert

Enjoyed This
"Loved the n o pet fee policy."
Dec 26, 2019 - Phoenix, AZ, USA
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It’s “colour blocking gone wild” (Conde Nast Traveller) at the Saguaro in Scottsdale, where retro style was pulled into the modern age with a 2011 renovation. This town was a celebrity haven in the 1950s and '60s, and the hotel offers a heaping spoonful of that poolside-beneath-the-palm-trees languorous glamour.

Vibrant primary colours spill over accent walls, across furniture and into the weave of handcrafted Mexican textiles in guest rooms, which have vintage issues of Arizona Highways magazine and sliding glass doors leading to a balcony or patio facing the city or pools. The mod rooms are decked out with flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations and organic bath products. Hallways here are open-air walkways.

The hotel’s restaurant offers an American bistro concept, serving locally sourced seasonal dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu offers salads, flatbreads and entrees, as well as an extensive tequila list, a variety of wines and handcrafted cocktails. A small coffee kiosk serves up specialty coffees and pastries in the mornings. 

In the courtyard are two pools. Upbeat music pulses around the main one, which has lounge chairs, day beds and more of a festive atmosphere. Things get calmer at the second pool, which is tucked to one side in a grove of palm trees, where the splashing of a concrete waterfall is a perfect soundtrack for frittering away an afternoon beneath the sunshine. This is definitely the place for the trendy 20- to 30-something set who want a pool party scene rather than a family-focused affair.

Spa treatments take inspiration -- and ingredients -- from the Southwest desert. Prickly pear sugar scrubs feet, margarita salt exfoliates hands, chilies and Mexican chocolate envelope the skin and chaparral and yucca detoxify the body.



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Bike rental
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station

Internet Resort fee inclusion.

  • Internet access (fees apply)


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub (in some rooms)
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Parking (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Accessible spa
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.
Minimum age required to check in: 21.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children 16 and under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
Crib/Pack 'n Play available upon request: free of charge.
Extra beds are not available.
Extra guest charges will apply as follows:
US$20 plus tax per night for older children and adults.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request: free of charge.

A charge of $250 will apply for any damage. 
A Pet Registration form is required to be completed at check-in. 

Fees: A resort/facility fee of US$29 plus tax, per night will be added to the total price of your stay upon check out.

The Daily Resort Fee includes:

  • 24 hour state-of-the-art fitness center
  • Use of Saguaro desert cruiser bikes
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking
  • In-room coffee
  • Daily newspaper offered in the hotel lobby
  • Local telephone calls.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(40 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Saguaro, Scottsdale (AZ) over the past 15 months.
4.0 Ambiance
4.8 Location
3.6 Rooms
4.4 Quality of Service
4.1 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Loved the n o pet fee policy.
Other Comments
Nice breakfast
Hallie Dec 26, 2019 Phoenix, AZ, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location is great.
Other Comments
Although I had presented a prepaid TravelZoo voucher upon check in, the amount of $325.48 was charged to my credit card upon check out. Only the dining overage and resort fees should have been charged. The property is a little dated and dingy.
Janet Dec 08, 2019 Rhinebeck, NY, USA
Enjoyed Most
The staff was very friendly, a very relaxed atmosphere, It was a perfect location to walk to restaurants and shops. We enjoyed sitting by the pool. The food was good. The room was quiet and clean. We had a great time.
Elaine Nov 13, 2019 Pelham, NH, USA
Enjoyed Most
Staff was extremely friendly and helpful
Other Comments
Ordered food and appetizers and all were delicious.
Crystal Nov 03, 2019 Lebanon, PA, USA
Enjoyed Most
No, the room ruined the rest of the experience for me.
Other Comments
The room was old, falling apart, and dirty. A motel 6 would have been better!
Jessica Oct 31, 2019 Stow, MA, USA
Other Comments
The hallways/grounds could have been a lot cleaner. It would have been nice if the towel boxes by the pools had had some clean towels in them.
John Oct 25, 2019 Peterborough, NH, USA
Enjoyed Most
Extremely welcoming staff, amazing location right in the middle of Old Town Scottsdale, and upbeat ambiance with people of all ages. During our time there though we saw a wedding, and two groups of bachelorette parties.
Amir Oct 23, 2019 Manchester, CT, USA
Enjoyed Most
The hotel was cute, it was sufficient however the rooms were clearly a little older and tried to decorate to make it look more modern. No complaints, it’s just not the nicest hotel I have been in.
Kylie Oct 22, 2019 Raleigh, NC, USA
Enjoyed Most
Enjoyed the unique feel of the hotel! Very colorful and full of character! Convenient location, walking distance to old town Scottsdale. They had bikes available for guests to use, we took them for a spin around the radius of the hotel and had a great time!
Other Comments
Front desk staff was attentive and wonderful hosts!
Carmen Oct 08, 2019 Modesto, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
senora food excellent breakfast
JOSEPH Sep 15, 2019 Tempe, AZ, USA

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