Scottsdale, AZ

The Saguaro, Scottsdale

Meghan Callaghan
Deal Expert

Why We Love It

  • This retro-style hotel charms with bright, loud colors and mod furnishings
  • Two pools cool the heat, offering either a party atmosphere or 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

"The vibe is friendly, indoors and out" -- The New York Times

77% (39 Member Ratings)

"Great location, check-in was easy, staff was friendly and accommodating."
Oct 20, 2016
Los Angeles, CA, United States


Map & Directions

The hotel is about 15 minutes by car from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

Rooms & Rates

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It’s “color blocking gone wild” at the Saguaro in Scottsdale (Conde Nast Traveler), where retro style was pulled into the modern age with a 2011 cheeky-sleek 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 colors spill over accent walls, across furniture and into the weave of handcrafted Mexican textiles in each room, 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 for those who are more familiar with an enclosed hotel style.

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 and there's also an extensive tequila list, a variety of wines and handcrafted cocktails. There's outdoor dining and a vibrant social scene. 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 extracts detoxify the body. 

A $22 nightly resort (plus tax) covers the gym, use of desert cruiser bikes, Wi-Fi, parking and local calls. 

From the press:
  • “The genius of this redesign is in its interpretation of the Scottsdale building code ... [it's] the colors of desert wildflowers—a dozen eye-popping hues dominated by oranges, pinks, yellows, and purples” -- Conde Nast Traveler
  • “An urban resort in the suburban desert with a pool-party scene, boutique spa and destination restaurant makes a convivial base for anyone who doesn’t want the isolation of the large local resorts. The vibe is friendly, indoors and out” -- The New York Times



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa
  • Extra beds (fees apply)
  • 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.

  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
  • Internet access


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


  • Parking (fees apply)
  • Valet service (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

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


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

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children 16 and under stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding on request. Crib available free of charge.
Extra person charge is $20 plus tax per person per night.
Extra beds are not available.
Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged $250 for any damage.  A Pet Registration form is required to be completed at check-in. There is a $250 charge for any damage incurred.

Fees: The Daily Resort Fee of $25.06 (inclusive of tax) 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 and 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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Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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39 Member Reviews
(77% Positive)
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Enjoyed Most: Great location, check-in was easy, staff was friendly and accommodating.
Laura Oct 20, 2016 Los Angeles, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most: good location. friendly staff (front desk). nice gym/pool.
Other Comments: Rooms needed some touch up paint. Restauarant staff (breakfast) - very scattered - needed to step it up a notch.
Robert Oct 20, 2016 West Hollywood, CA, United States
Travelzoo Deal Expert
Enjoyed Most: The employees were all friendly and accommodating. Liked having a little patio. Colors and decor is bright and cheery. Nice pools - one big and one quiet. Great location-walking distance to everything.
Other Comments: Would visit again.
Roger Sep 30, 2016 Sierra Vista, AZ, United States
Enjoyed Most: Staff and pool
John Sep 26, 2016 Norwood, MA, United States
Enjoyed Most: We were given a suite, I didn't pay for one, so that was nice. Overall we enjoyed our stay, the hotel was practically empty so we had a private dining experience and had the pool all to ourselves. Everything about the hotel was old and rundown, but I'm sure it'll look a lot nicer after the remodel.
Other Comments: The hotel is currently remodeling, which I don't remember reading in any fine print. I wasnt exactly thrilled to be woken up by workers banging on pipes before 8am.
Shauna Sep 23, 2016 Sedona, AZ, United States
Enjoyed Most: Just a cute little summer resort in the heart of Old Town.
Other Comments: Great summer rate. Awesome build your own taco bar is complementary at checkout. Resort fee waived. Good wifi. Convenience to Old Town. Happy friendly place. From front desk to valet to bartender to spa. Just a funky little runaway. Rooms are outdated. Beds a nightmare. Pool was dirty but we had just had a sandstorm, all in all a fun runaway.
Virginia Aug 11, 2016 Phoenix, AZ, United States
Enjoyed Most: It was a convenient location for our event.
Other Comments: It was overpriced even with the discount. The I have stayed at much nicer hotels for less money.
Rebecca Aug 09, 2016 Flagstaff, AZ, United States
Enjoyed Most: The friendly staff and cute rooms.
Toni Jul 30, 2016 Youngtown, AZ, United States
Enjoyed Most: The pool
Other Comments: Great deal nice area and enjoyed the area
Sheree Jul 12, 2016 Phoenix, AZ, United States
Enjoyed Most: Very Good
Carmela Jul 04, 2016 Arvada, CO, United States

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